Burning the flag is frowned upon, but what could be more American than using Old Glory to assault an immigrant? Nassau police say an ex-NYPD officer used an American flag and flagpole to hit a Turkish immigrant in Levittown on election night. Ex-cop Richard Vitale allegedly "whacked" gas station manager Yavuz Erdogan—who became a citizen in March—with the flag, and later yelled, "Aliens, get out of my country!" The Post confusingly reports that "hate-crime charges were not filed because the anti-immigrant comments were made after the attack." Click over to the article for a great photo of Erdogan demonstrating how he used the flagpole to fend off his assailants—this guy's as American as apple pie.
New U.S. Citizen Beaten with Flag on Long Island
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