Should displaying the American flag in the “wrong place” be a criminal act worthy of prison time?
74-year-old U.S. Army veteran Bob Rosebrock is facing the possibility of six months in prison for the “crime” of hanging a six-inch American flag on a fence outside the Greater Los Angeles Veterans Affairs facility.
Rosebrock hung the flag last Memorial Day to protest the treatment of homeless veterans, but the VA is choosing to prosecute him for it on the grounds that he did so without permission.
On Saturday, Fox & Friends had Rosebrock, his attorney Robert Sticht, and military veteran Pete Hegseth on the show to discuss the case.
“This is really amazing cause all we’re doing is displaying the American flag,” Rosebrock said, adding that the case could very well involve a degree of “retaliation because we did win a federal judgement against the VA.”
The heart of the dispute involves how exactly to use the land surrounding the facility. Rosebrock has the gall to think VA land should actually be used to help veterans, while facility administrators apparently have other plans.
The watchdog organization Judicial Watch has appealed to Attorney General Jeff Sessions in an effort to help the veteran, who served in the military from 1965-67.
The pair are hoping for a Trump administration stand against the VA’s policy.
“This should be an outrage to not only all Americans but to our president,” Sticht said. “I’m not sure how all this got started, but how in the world can you prosecute and attempt to jail someone for hanging the American flag?”
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