Confederate Flag Wavers Face Terrorism Charges
Are they whistling Dixie now? Fifteen supporters of the “Southern Cross” banner face terror charges, accused of making threats and violating an anti-street gang ordinance near Atlanta. In a July incident, captured on cellphone video, the white men in flag-covered pickups allegedly harassed a group of African-Americans at an outdoor party. The indictments, which landed the same day that hundreds marched in favor of replacing the Confederate battle emblem on Mississippi’s flag, could see the men jailed for up to 15 years on the gang charges alone.