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Gary Working Accused of Setting American Flag on Fire


Tuesday, February 5, 2013
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Criminal proceedings against Gary Working, accused of setting fire to a United States flag at the Bankruptcy Court on State Street in December, have been suspended, according to the prosecutor in the case. Working will be sent to a state hospital until he is restored to competency to stand trial.

According to police, Working cut down a flag at the bankruptcy building and set it on fire by burning it with a lighter. Working, who said he was homeless, allegedly told officers he burned the flag because he was upset at the Oval Office for not being more active in helping war veterans.

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He'll be busy knitting imaginary flags until he can face the real ones.

Draxor (anonymous profile)
February 6, 2013 at 9:01 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Wait, what is the CRIME he was accused of?

Destruction of property? Sure.

Burning the US flag? 1st amendment.

loonpt (anonymous profile)
February 6, 2013 at 11:55 a.m. (Suggest removal)

False Imprisonment.

Byrd (anonymous profile)
February 8, 2013 at 12:48 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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