GOD IS LOVE: Iowa man sentenced to 16 years in prison for setting LGBTQ flag on fire
20 Dec 2019 — #GroupThink
16 years! An Iowa man was sentenced to 16 years in prison for setting an LGBTQ flag on fire. Adolfo Martinez, 30, stole a rainbow-colored pride banner that was hanging from the side of a church and lit it on fire in June of this year. The County Attorney said “hate crimes” were added to …
The case should set off red flags for a federal investigation into the judge in this case for abuses. Activist judges using the justice system for political purposes should be disbarred at the very least.— Chris Tomlinson (@TomlinsonCJ) December 19, 2019
One year less if you kill your grandmother by setting her on fire. https://t.co/BVeGKdLDbR— Chris Tomlinson (@TomlinsonCJ) December 19, 2019
16 years.— Joel Kurtinitis (@Joel_Kurtinitis) December 19, 2019
This guy just got 16 years in prison for burning the flag of a state-protected group.
For context, the average sentence for rape is under ten years.
Hate crime laws are out of control.https://t.co/q1tWWndCXH
“Last month, Adolfo Martinez, 30, was convicted of a hate crime, third-degree harassment and reckless use of fire, the Des Moines Register reports.— Mark Harrison (@Markhars) December 19, 2019
In June, Martinez stole a Pride flag that was hanging outside of Ames United Church of Christ and lit it on fire.”
16 years??? https://t.co/7L3McvEeDe