Man Charged with Hate Crime for Burning Pride Flag in Iowa – While Protester Awarded for Burning US Flag

30-year-old Adolfo Martinez stole a homosexual flag from a church in Ames, Iowa and set it on hearth in entrance of a homosexual bar a couple of blocks away whereas shouting threats. Martinez was initially charged with disorderly conduct and reckless use of fireplace.

But Story County legal professional Jessica Reynolds introduced after reviewing the proof she was charing Martinez with a hate crime. Meanwhile in Cleveland, the city is paying $225,000 to a widely known protester who was arrested for burning a US flag on the 2016 Republican National Convention.