Flag-Burning Illinois Man Has Flag-Desecration Charges Dropped, Free-Speech Advocates Confounded

Bryton Mellott, 22, will not be charged under Illinois’ antiquated flag desecration statute after using a burning American flag and Facebook to engage in free speech. “The State’s Attorney’s Office is declining to file charges against (Bryton) Mellott as the act of burning a flag is protected free speech according to […]