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12.1-07-02 (1) Desecration of the flag of the United States

Date of Meeting: November 28, 2016
 
12.1-07-02. Desecration of the flag of the United States.
1. A person is guilty of a class A misdemeanor if he knowingly casts contempt upon any
flag of the United States by publicly mutilating, defacing, defiling, burning, or trampling
upon it.
2. The term "flag of the United States" as used in this section shall include any flag,
standard, colors, or ensign, or any picture or representation of either, or of any part or
parts of either, made of any substance or represented on any substance, of any size
evidently purporting to be either of said flag, standard, colors, or ensign of the United
States of America, or a picture or a representation of either, upon which shall be
shown the colors, the stars and the stripes, in any number of either thereof, or of any
part or parts of either, by which the average person seeing the same without
deliberation may believe the same to represent the flag, standard, colors, or ensign of
the United States of America.