Woman arrested after burning US flag in 9/11 memorial on VA overpass

September 04, 2019

Woman arrested after burning US flag in 9/11 memorial on VA overpass

A Virginia lady was captured a week ago after she put a match to an American banner dangling from an Arlington bridge to pay tribute to 9/11 unfortunate casualties.

Kayla Caniff, 22, was accused of obliteration of property after an Arlington cop saw an American banner consuming just before 12 PM, Thursday evening. Caniff is blamed for consuming the banner, which was attached to a fence on the bridge of N. Stafford Street, north of Ballston, as indicated by revealing by NBC Washington.

The banner was one of numerous banners that had been arranged along the bridge, getting ready to respect the individuals who lost their lives on 9/11.

Caniff was captured on one check of decimation of property and discharged without anyone else recognizance.

Following the Thursday occurrence including Caniff, the Arlington County Fire Department included 16 additional banners over the I-66 bridge, out of appreciation for the 9/11 unfortunate casualties, as per Fox News. The local group of fire-fighters likewise set a rambling banner at the Fire Training Academy.

Maria Arif, 39, another Virginia lady was captured in a comparable occasion, on August 26, after a few banners swinging from private living arrangements in Annandale and Falls Church where expelled and harmed.

Arif was accused of burglary, two checks of ruining a U.S. banner, and two tallies of demolition of property.

Arif was blamed for tearing the banners down from the private living arrangements and wrecking them.

"The exploited people began reaching the police after countless banners through the span of a couple of days were being vandalized in the area," Fairfax County Police Department representative Trevor Steranko stated, as indicated by Virginia radio station WMAL's covering the occurrence.

"The area had met up and practically distinguished her and when police were in the area, the network had the option to bring up out," Steranko said.

Arif was later discharged on bond.

Another flag burning incident in Virginia has prompted a capture as of late. On July 4, Mitchell Lee Stauffer, 23, was captured for burning an American banner in the parking area of a Walmart in York County.


Stauffer was gotten on cellphone video as he tossed a banner onto the ground, poured gas on it and set it burning.

Stauffer then fled the scene in his vehicle, however spectators had the option to recover his tag number, prompting his capture.

He was accused of consuming an item in an open spot with the purpose to scare.

York-Poquoson Sheriff J.D. “Danny” Diggs said, “The burning of our great American Flag is very offensive to most people including me. That being said, the courts have ruled that act alone is an expression of free speech and not per se illegal.”

Under the First Amendment, Stauffer is legitimately permitted to consume the banner, in the event that he so picks, however was captured for doing it in an open spot to threaten different people. Whenever sentenced, he could face as long as five years in jail.

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