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Group that waved Confederate flags indicted

1911a1-fan1911a1-fan Member Posts: 51,193 ✭✭
edited October 2015 in Politics

Months after a convoy of pickup trucks waving large Confederate flags rumbled past a birthday party in suburban Atlanta, a grand jury has indicted members of the group on terror-related charges.

The indictments charge 15 members of an organization known as Respect the Flag with violating Georgia's Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act and making terroristic threats. If convicted, they could face up to 20 years in prison.

Melissa Alford, who hosted the July birthday party, where many of the attendees were black, said tensions flared when the trucks drove by the home in Douglasville, Georgia. The people holding the flags were also brandishing weapons, she said.

"They used the N-word and said they were going to kill people on my property," Alford told CNN affiliate WSB.

Members of Respect the Flag have described the day's events differently, telling the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that someone at the party threw rocks at them, triggering the altercation.

The group's leader, Levi Bush, who is among the people indicted, declined CNN's request for an interview. Other members of the group could not be reached for comment, and it was not clear whether they had legal representation.

The indictment alleges that Respect the Flag is a "criminal street gang," and that members of the group threatened "to commit a crime of violence" against people at the party, "with the purpose of terrorizing those individuals and in reckless disregard for the risks of causing such terror."

The prosecutor has said he won't discuss details of the case outside court.

"It would be inappropriate for us to get into the facts and details of the case," Douglas County District Attorney Brian Fortner told reporters this week. "I think that's better reserved for the courtroom."

The Southern Poverty Law Center, which is representing some of the people who attended the party, praised the prosecutor for pushing forward with the case.

"These cowards chose unarmed African-Americans enjoying a peaceful birthday party to vent their violent racist hatred," Morris Dees, the organization's chief trial counsel, said in a written statement. "This is reminiscent of the Ku Klux Klan - modern-day night-riders terrorizing African-Americans in the name of Southern heritage."


  • bpostbpost Member Posts: 32,200 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Georgia's Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act and making terroristic threats.

    I hope these type of laws make a cold chill run up your spine. If not, you better do some serious soul searching on who benefits from bullsnarkey laws like these.
  • guntech59guntech59 Member Posts: 23,193 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    But nothing about the blacks that threaten to "Kill all the white people"?

    <crickets> from the media and all branches of the government.
  • kimikimi Member Posts: 44,741 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    A sign that racial tensions are continuing to escalate into more confrontations between whites and blacks, IMO, to absolutely no one's surprise.
    What's next?
  • 1911a1-fan1911a1-fan Member Posts: 51,193 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by kimi
    A sign that racial tensions are continuing to escalate into more confrontations between whites and blacks, IMO, to absolutely no one's surprise.

    more whites are opening their eyes and tired of watching it , however whites fail to unite and blacks are professionals at it, so we are basically unarmed

    if the claims in this case are proven false, that county should be flooded with fed up white America, but it will never happen
  • Dads3040Dads3040 Member Posts: 13,788 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    If Morris Dees is speaking, lies are coming out of his mouth. Period.

    A waste of oxygen.
  • Smitty500magSmitty500mag Member Posts: 13,597 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Obama's plan is working to perfection!
  • MobuckMobuck Member Posts: 12,953 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    IF and that's a big IF, the Rednecks displayed firearms and made threats, that's probably violating some law(s). IF (and this is most likely the case), the blacks "claimed" threats were made even though none were, the Rednecks are being crucified.
    It should be up to the prosecution to prove that a "gang" rather than an organized "special interest group" was involved.
  • RocklobsterRocklobster Member Posts: 7,060
    edited November -1
    "Rednecks?" No, sir. The correct term is "Whitey."
  • Don McManusDon McManus Member Posts: 23,124 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Would love to know the whole story.

    Flag boys driving and are heckled by birthday party group so they stop and play.

    Flag boys driving, see birthday party and stop and say heil.

    Not worth commenting, IMO unless the whole story is known.
    Freedom and a submissive populace cannot co-exist.

    Brad Steele
  • serfserf Member Posts: 9,225 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by Smitty500mag
    Obama's plan is working to perfection!

    Yep and he was just waiting for those dumb whites to fall into his trap of being home grown terrorists which will effect all whites and their freedoms from unwarranted search and seizure. Kiss the second amendment good bye for your first and fourth amendments are already have been encroached upon!

    In other words your firearms with free speech and federal warrants dispose upon whitey is coming.

  • Waco WaltzWaco Waltz Member Posts: 10,824 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Well with SPLC involved we know who is lying there.
  • spasmcreekspasmcreek Member Posts: 38,925
    edited November -1
    we are seeing orwell's book being played out
  • TooBigTooBig Member Posts: 28,561 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I have to wonder how many on this board still support O and Hillary PUKE[:0][:(!]
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