City of Jackson raises Pride flag in honor of LGBTQ+ Pride month
JACKSON, MI-- The LGBTQ+ Pride flag is flying in Jackson for the third year to honor Pride month. Last year, Dobies signed a proclamation designating June as Pride month in the city. The flag is flying in Horace Blackman Park, located at the corner of W. Michigan Avenue and S. Jackson Street in downtown Jackson. Pride month has been nationally recognized by the United States since 2011. The flag flies in Jackson to recognize the contributions of LGBTQ+ residents and to welcome visitors, city officials said.mlive.com
Genesee County could fly ‘Thin Blue Line’ flag, but symbol has been banned elsewhere
GENESEE COUNTY, MI -- The county Board of Commissioners is considering a resolution to declare May as Police Appreciation Month, and some members are defending a request to fly the “Thin Blue Line” flag at all county buildings despite the symbol having been banned elsewhere. “I really think it should have been considered in a committee meeting first.”The “Thin Blue Line” flag resembles a U.S. flag but has a blue stripe. In January, the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s police chief banned officers from using “Thin Blue Line” imagery while on duty. “Thin Blue Line” flags were also among those displayed by rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 in an attempt to overturn the election defeat of former President Donald Trump, the AP has reported. Commissioner Debra Newman, D-Swartz Creek, a retired deputy with the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, said the flag is not meant to offend anyone.mlive.com
No charges after klan flag hangs next to Black family’s home in Grosse Pointe Park
GROSSE POINTE PARK, Mich. – A prosecutor declined to file charges Tuesday against a suburban Detroit man who displayed a Ku Klux Klan flag in his window next to the home of a Black family, saying the “horrible conduct” doesn't violate Michigan law. An ethnic intimidation charge would require physical contact, property damage or threats of such activity, said Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy. JeDonna Dinges, 57, of Grosse Pointe Park, said the klan flag was hanging next door in a window directly across from her dining room. “There is absolutely no question that what happened to Ms. Dinges was despicable, traumatizing and completely unacceptable," Worthy said. The average person would not own a klan flag, which is a true symbol of hatred,” Dinges said.
Man seen holding Confederate flag inside U.S. Capitol during riot arrested
Two Delaware men, one of whom was seen in a viral photograph holding a Confederate flag inside the U.S. Capitol during last week's riot, have been arrested on federal charges, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia. Kevin Seefried, whom WDEL reports is the elder Seefried, was photographed a short time later with the Confederate flag, according to the U.S. Attorney's office. According to court documents, Kevin Seefried said he brought the flag from his home in Delaware, where it is usually displayed outside. Mike Theiler / REUTERSWDEL reports Kevin Seefried, of Laurel, is expected to appear at a virtual court appearance Thursday. Federal authorities are investigating more than 170 people — more than 30 of whom now face federal charges — in the January 6 Capitol assault that left five dead.cbsnews.com
Descendant of Robert E. Lee says Confederate flag at the Capitol was "attack on our democracy"
Descendant of Robert E. Lee says Confederate flag at the Capitol was "attack on our democracy" When violent rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol on January 6, many could be seen carrying the Confederate flag. Reverend Robert W. Lee IV, the great-great-great-nephew of Confederate general Robert E. Lee, joins CBSN to discuss the flag's legacy, and condemned those who carried it during the deadly Capitol assault.cbsnews.com
Woman takes down Confederate flag at South Carolina Statehouse
For a short time, the Confederate battle flag didn't fly on the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse after Bree Newsome climbed the flagpole and took it down. She was subsequently arrested. The flag can only be removed by a two-thirds vote in the legislature.cbsnews.com
What does the Confederate flag represent in pop culture?
The Charleston shooting has sparked an intense debate over the Confederate flag, and pop culture is taking note. USC marketing professor Jeetendr Sehdev joins CBSN's Elaine Quijano and Contessa Brewer to talk about the flag's removal from the "General Lee" car from TV's "Dukes of Hazzard."cbsnews.com