If he thought he hated gay flags, how do you think he will like being a prison punk?
What a jerk. If he had stolen all the other flags, it would have been seen as theft, but since he solely targeted the rainbow flags and he had done so more than once, it is clear he is against the LGBT community. Is this a hate crime? It can be interpret that way according to the law, yet it is up to the defense to convince the judge it is not a hate crime.
This belittles the purpose of hate crime laws.
That's a hate crime but burning the American flag is allowed wow I'm glad that's what has become of America
Never could understand homophobia. Personally, I wish more men were gay, it'd leave more women for me and I love the ladies.
what a stretch as a hate crime
There are a few people who stole Trump/Pence posters worried about hate crimes.
He's the shame of the Witt family...or at least half of them.
Its theft not a hate crime. Its a hate crime to charge him with a hate crime.
OK, he's a goon. We can agree on that but I still don't like hate crimes. It's a crime pure and simple to steal. Leave it at that.
Why would anyone do something like this? If you don't like gays, simply don't go in that church. No one's forcing you.
Was he just being petty? Did he think the church would leave his neighborhood or change its welcoming doctrine? Would his actions have escalated eventually if the flags kept coming back? There's something mentally wrong with this type of person.