Man Says His Mississippi State Flag With The Confederate Emblem Was Burned
“Blacks rule”, really?????
Police are investigating a disturbing discovery in front of a home in Pascagoula, a burnt Mississippi state flag lying next to racial graffiti.
Bob Comans has lived in his home on Jackson Avenue for nine years, and said he always flies the Mississippi state flag next to the American flag. While police are investigating it as a case of vandalism, Comans said it’s a crime that’s connected to hate.
“I looked and just went into really a shock by seeing the flag like that being burned,” said Comans.
“I’m tore up. It just really disturbed me. That’s the worst thing that could happen to a flag, get burned. I wouldn’t want anybody to even walk on it,” said Comans.
Comans said around 5:30 a.m. Monday, his daughter discovered the burnt banner and the words “Blacks Rule” spray painted in the driveway of their home on Jackson Avenue.
While some people view the state flag, with its controversial Confederate battle emblem, as a symbol of racism, Comans said it represents family heritage. His great-grandfather served in the 12th Mississippi Cavalry during the Civil War.
Comans himself served in the Army during the Korean War, and said he fought for freedoms, like the right to fly the flag. He calls himself an old patriotic American.
“I’m 85 years of age. I’m a 100-percent disabled veteran. I don’t know why they want to burn my flag,” he said.
While his flag has been destroyed, Comans said its days are not over yet.
Comans said he believes two teenage boys in the neighborhood are behind the vandalism. Police say they are following some leads, and those responsible will be charged with malicious mischief.
So these mysterious kids wrote “blacks rule” on his property??? Who even says that????
This sounds like a prank.