From: Georgia Flagger <cobbslegionscv@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, Nov 17, 2011
Subject:

[FlagFight] MINIMUM 120 Georgia law violations against Confederate Veterans

Everyone is encouraged to call Heard County Sheriff Ross Henry and encourage him to make arrests in this case 706-675-3329
 
On or before October 3rd, 2011, a Georgia Power employee, most likely a black female security guard, did on their own initiative willingly and wrongfully trespass and remove and discard 7 American Veteran memorial grave flags from locations inside Yellow Dirt cemetery. Our reading of applicable laws say multiple violations occured, specifically Ga Code sections
50-3-1 (4), 50-3-9, 16-7-26, 16-8-2, and 16-7-21

On or before October 12th, 2011, a Georgia Power employee, most likely a white male security guard, acting under illegal orders, did in fact willingly and wrongfully trespass and remove and confiscate 7 American Veteran memorial grave flags from locations inside Yellow Dirt Cemetery. Our reading of applicable laws say multiple violations occured, specifically Ga Code sections
50-3-1 (4), 50-3-9, 16-7-26, 16-8-2, and 16-7-21

Section 50-3-1 (4) calls for a civil lawsuit, however the crimes of the 2nd offense date (Oct 12) include aiding and abetting, and obstruction of justice by management and staff of Georgia Power itself. These crimes have been openly admitted to on multiple occaisions in multiple locations.

GEORGIA CODE 50-3-1(4) It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, corporation, or other entity acting without authority to mutilate, deface, defile, abuse contemptuously, relocate, remove, conceal, or obscure any privately owned monument, plaque, marker, or memorial which is dedicated to, honors, or recounts the military service of any past or present military personnel of this state, the United States of America or the several states thereof, or the Confederate States of America or the several states thereof. Any person or entity who suffers injury or damages as a result of a violation of this paragraph may bring an action individually or in a representative capacity against the person or persons committing such violations to seek injunctive relief and to recover general and exemplary damages sustained as a result of such person or persons unlawful actions.

50-3-9. It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to mutilate, deface, defile, or abuse contemptuously the flag of the United States, the flag, coat of arms, or emblem of the State of Georgia, or the flag or emblem of the Confederate States of America by any act whatever.

50-3-10. Nothing in this article shall be construed to prevent the use of the flag of the United States or any flag, standard, color, shield, ensign, or other insignia of the State of Georgia or of the Confederate States of America for decorative or patriotic purposes, either inside or outside of any residence, store, place of business, public building, or school building.

50-3-11. Any person, firm, or corporation who violates any provision of Code Section 50-3-8 or 50-3-9 shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

GEORGIA CODE O.C.G.A. 16-7-26 (2010)
16-7-26. Vandalism to a place of worship

(a) A person commits the offense of vandalism to a place of worship when he maliciously defaces or desecrates a church, synagogue, or other place of public religious worship.

(b) A person convicted of the offense of vandalism to a place of worship shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than five years.

O.C.G.A. 16-8-2 (2010)
16-8-2. Theft by taking

A person commits the offense of theft by taking when he unlawfully takes or, being in lawful possession thereof, unlawfully appropriates any property of another with the intention of depriving him of the property, regardless of the manner in which the property is taken or appropriated.

O.C.G.A. 16-7-21 (2010)
16-7-21. Criminal trespass

(3) (e) A person commits the offense of criminal trespass when he or she intentionally defaces, mutilates, or defiles any grave marker, monument, or memorial to one or more deceased persons who served in the military service of this state, the United States of America or any of the states thereof, or the Confederate States of America or any of the states thereof, or a monument, plaque, marker, or memorial which is dedicated to, honors, or recounts the military service of any past or present military personnel of this state, the United States of America or any of the states thereof, or the Confederate States of America or any of the states thereof if such grave marker, monument, memorial, plaque, or marker is privately owned or located on land which is privately owned.