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it's about time. I thought the sentences harsh but the I understood the assault with guns...
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It was a threatening confrontation having doodly squat to do with a Confederate flag, for the benefit of the tender snowflakes out there. You don't go around menacing people with or without a weapon. Dumbasses deserve a chance to protest in Saudi Arabia, or Iran, or better yet, North Korea.
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Good. There is a price to pay for stupidity.

As the judge mentioned, if it had just been the flags, it would have been bad enough, but saying and doing what they did, showed their true intent.

Freedom of speech, yes, but there is also responsibility for what one says....
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As the judge mentioned, if it had just been the flags, it would have been bad enough, but saying and doing what they did, showed their true intent.
Just like burning the American flag. That is bad enough.
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Just like burning the American flag. That is bad enough.
It's disrespectful in the extreme, but unfortunately, legal.
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It was wrong and illegal.
But am I the only one that feels this sentencing was such overkill that it distracts from the crime itself? There are people who commit murder who get much less time than this.
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I am of two minds about this:

(1) To my way of thinking, these two people are scum of the worst variety. Their intention, clearly, was to infuriate and intimidate.

(2) The sentence, however, does seem overly harsh. (It was probably intended more to "send a message" than to address the crime itself; and I do not especially care for that tactic.)

(3) It represents an utter debasement of the Confederate flag--which should stand for honor and a desire for independence, and not for overt racism.
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obviously this was not about the flag but the obvious hate crimes committed just a few weeks after the SC church shooting.

The rioters knew emotions were frazzled and they brazenly poked the bear.

No excuses for such hate Put 'em in jail
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obviously this was not about the flag but the obvious hate crimes committed just a few weeks after the SC church shooting.

The rioters knew emotions were frazzled and they brazenly poked the bear.

No excuses for such hate Put 'em in jail
Agreed that there's no excuses for what they did, but this is an issue of the amount of sentencing.
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