David Bohmfalk was cited for burning a flag–a Mexican flag–in front of the Alamo.
Authorities say his actions left some of the Mexican nationals in the Alamo crowd feeling burned. However, Bohmfalk’s attorney, Jason Jakob, says, freedom of speech is Bohmfalk’s constitutional right.
“My client felt so strongly, and exercised protest, by burning that flag,” Jakob said.
Bohmfalk says while he was detained by police, he was harassed, his life was threatened, and he was even assaulted by some tourists who spit on him. Ironically, all these offenses are punishable by law. Jakob says flag burning is not.
“In America, every day we see people burning the American flag and it’s become desensitized,” Jakob said. “If we can allow that, we can certainly say that the Mexican flag can be burned.”
As a former Texas police chief and military veteran, Bohmfalk says he knows his rights, and is fighting for them.
“Why should a foreign flag get any better protection than the American flag?” he said.
Hat tip: Kesher Talk.