Colo. Springs Activist Suspects Intimidation In Flag Burning Arrest

July 27, 2015
Patricia Cameron burned a Confederate flag on the Fourth of July in Manitou Springs. Her protest didn't draw much of a crowd, but  it drew the attention of police, and an officer knocked on her door late last Wednesday night.
The Daily Beast has a story on Cameron's arrest. She's an outspoken Black Lives Matter activist in the Colorado Springs area. What's of note isn't just the content of that arrest summons, but the timing. Police officers came calling after 11 p.m., after she and her son had gone to sleep.
"I definitely think they were trying to intimidate me,” she told the online news magazine.
Mantiou Springs police spokeswoman Edette Saglimbeni said the arrest "had nothing to do with whatever [Cameron] was trying to get across." Rather, she explained Cameron earned a charge of fourth-degree arson for endangering people and public property.
As to the timing of the summons, Saglimbeni said that is just when an officer was able to get to it.  

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