Milwaukee PD Officers Pay Their Respects to the American Flag After #BlackLivesMatter Burn it Outside GOP Debate
For those that do not understand, the American flag is far more than simply a cloth which adorns three colors, it is a iconic symbol of this great nation and the promise she offers. It is a symbol of our freedom and reminder of those that have given their all to defend it, however sadly, there are those that walk among us that could absolutely careless.
Tuesday evening outside of the forth GOP debate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Black Lives Matter protesters felt it necessary to desecrate and burn the flag which represents their freedom to do so.
The disheartening incident was captured by both State Sen. Lena Taylor (D) and the Milwaukee Police Department. Despite the fact that there were those at the event seeking to destroy this token of liberty in a cheap effort to make a political statement, better men stepped forward to pay their respects.
Democratic State Sen. Lena Taylor posted several photos of protesters outside the Milwaukee Theatre where the Republican presidential debate was taking place last night, including one of a protester standing on an American flag and pointing at it.
Taylor posted several photos from what she called the circus in town.
While the image captured by Taylor is truly sickening, the actions taken on the part of Milwaukee Police Department following the incident are far more noteworthy.
After the flag was desecrated, Officers Joel Rossman, Jedidiah Thompson and Jutiki X stepped forward to pay their respects.
Via MPD Facebook
This evening brought thousands to downtown Milwaukee for the theater, basketball game and the debate. During one demonstration, a protester set an American Flag on fire.
Milwaukee Police Officers, seeing the burning flag in the crowd, immediately grabbed a fire extinguisher to put out the flames. The plume from the fire extinguisher prompted reports of tear gas being used. These reports were false.
The flag was taken to be inventoried for possible charges against the protester.
Milwaukee police officers later conducted a small, dignified ceremony to properly fold the flag before placing it on inventory.