A Burning Issue
When is burning an American flag more than just bad taste. Glenn Reynolds knows: "what makes it a crime is that the flag belonged to someone else -- and was, in fact, attached to that someone else's house at the time..."
The three men, all of foreign origin, were charged with offenses ranging from reckless endangerment to arson and were held in jail Tuesday night after a judge refused to release them without bail.
According to the newspaper, the New Haven police said the men — two freshmen and a senior — first attracted police attention at about 3 a.m. Tuesday when they asked two offcers for directions back to their residence. They were identified as Said Hyder Akbar, 23, Nikolaos Angelopoulos, 19, and Farhad Anklesaria, also 19.
The moral of the story is never ask the police for directions. Or maybe it's something else. Arson, eh.