Peter Lynch in court Tuesday

Peter Lynch found quilty of destroying POS Mexican flag flying on U.S. soil

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A man who admitted lowering and tearing up a Mexican flag that was flying by itself on the UNM campus last September has been found guilty by a jury of criminal damage to property.

Peter Lynch received a deferred six-month sentence on supervised probation.  He also must perform 48 hours of community service, attend anger management, replace the flag and pay court and probation fees.

In closing arguments Wednesday morning, the defense argued that Peter Lynch’s action should be protected under the first amendment.

The prosecution noted that the flag was not Lynch’s to damage.  It said the fact that Lynch admitted to taking the flag down and then destroying it required the jury to return a guilty verdict.

On Tuesday, Lieutenant Pat Davis of the UNM Police Department testified that when Lynch saw the Mexican flag flying without an American flag, he first reported it to the office of UNM’s Dean of Students, then to the Officer of Veteran Affairs, but wasn’t satisfied with the response.

Davis says Lynch, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, then began to take the flag down as others gathered nearby.

“At least one person encouraged him by saying, ‘Yeah, brother, go ahead,’ and ‘Thank you,’ and some other things he heard in the background,” Davis says Lynch explained.

Davis says that Lynch told him he then became emotional and “took the flag in his hands and ripped it in half.”

UNM ROTC students admit that they had neglected to lower the Mexican banner when they lowered the U.S. flag at sunset last September because they thought a Mexican student organization would do that.

Davis said that Lynch told officers that the lone Mexican flag flying without an U.S. flag “could be perceived as a sign of war or that the territory had been taken over by another country and he felt it was his obligation to remove the flag and enforce that code.”

Davis says that, in the end, Lynch told police that his emotions got the better of him.

“He knew it was wrong,” Davis testified, “he shouldn’t have done it, but he just got caught up in the emotion of the moment and thought [what he did] was appropriate at the time.”


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Peter Lynch in court Tuesday — 4 Comments

  1. fuck u mexicans come here to have a better life or to help there famliys in mexico. it aint there falt they dont have a good economy. racisam is old and people need to relize that! mexicans are involved in gangs drug and other illegal crimes but just as much as americans so fuck u and ur rasist comments and by the way im a american a white girl so there u go

  2. Ok white trash. You need to learn how to spell first before you post something like that. Now let me set you straight “like we Mexicans always do” not all of the hispanic society is in gangs, drug related crimes, and other illegal crimes. More then 80% of the hispanics are hard workers.I don’t see your people working their asses off. We care

  3. fucken racest basterds man just cuz all ur fucken white trashes arnt as united as we are we work hard to be better off in life and give good fuctures to our children and stuff we care more about family then what u shit ass people like we live and work hard us mexicans r people that have gome out in life like me im geting paid $28 dollors an hour so fuck u white trashes im fucken richer then ur fucken asses so go to hall all u racest white trashes jelious bitches

  4. Ok lets start with spelling-you say about us spelling right you need to go to college first-mainly american college and I am sick and tired of mexicans comeing accross like they are better-sorry about spelling from here out-they come here to american jobs and money-can not speak a lick of english-kids have to talk translate and oh yes-even take our benefits-while here wic, welfare etc., and all along 10 families stay in one house and take our stuff and rob us when we are not home and then dope up our kids and get them into crime-so this is why they need to go back and our family came through ellis island and were admited with papers and vacines-and they want to call us trash well look in the mirror because you are a lot lower then americans., we can here and we are proud to be white., and not liveing off another country while we have people here that can not get medicine or get insurance so you want to say f-u we’ll f-u I’m sick of tired some of the race thing-we’ll like they say you can not change stripes-and by the way-I have dated all kinds of races and you are the worst.

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