Iowa: Adolfo Martinez Sentenced 16 years in Prison for Burning Homosexual Rainbow Flag
12-19-19, Iowa (LifeSiteNews) — Adolfo Martinez, 30, of Ames, Iowa was arrested on June 11, 2019 for stealing and burning a church’s LGBT rainbow “pride” homosexual flag. He has been sentenced to prison for 16 years. The court ruled Adolfo committed a “hate crime:” arson plus reckless use of explosives or fire. According to the Des Moines Register, Martinez stole the flag, which had been hanging at Ames United Church of Christ. The “hate crime” charges were added because Martinez “is suspected of criminal mischief against someone’s property because of ‘what it represents as far as sexual orientation.’” Many responding to the news on Twitter thought the punishment was disproportionate to the crime:
“Would stealing an American flag and setting it on fire earn anyone prison time?” ... “Absolutely not.”
The Washington Times - Why does the left cheer when the American flag is burned? No one goes to jail for that, but they do for burning an activist movement's flag? Abomination!
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