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Thursday, December 20, 2007

United States Flag Stolen

Last night, Officer Reardon was sent to a Sunset Avenue residence for a report of a stolen United States flag. The homeowner reported that sometime since Wednesday morning the flag was stolen from outside her home and a note was left behind in its place. The note was left by someone who claimed to be from the “American Patriotic Liberation Front.” According to the note, the flag had been stolen with the intention of burning it.
We have had no other reports of flags being stolen in town or in surrounding communities. Additionally, an Internet search of this alleged group produced no leads. If you’re not on Google, do you really exist? Any citizens with information relative to this incident can either call 413-259-3000 or email the Amherst Police Department. For information on proper flag etiquette, click here.


LarryK4 said...

So burning an American flag is patriotic? Well, I suppose, if it were worn and tattered then that is fine; but if the colors are still “gallantly streaming” torching it is an outrageous act!

Let’s hope individuals that desperate for attention issue a press release relating the time and place of this despicable act. I would LOVE to be there.

Mary E.Carey said...

Fascinating post -- and love the slide show, especially what looks like stop-action of the bike going down the stairs!