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Man Charged After Reportedly Removing Woman's Confederate Flag

Tajaun Boatner of Racine, Wisconsin, allegedly got into an argument with a woman about the Confederate flag hanging in her window, which led to him pushing her after she used a racial slur on him, The Journal Times reported.

Now, Boatner has been charged with criminal trespassing, misdemeanor battery, disorderly conduct, misdemeanor theft and obstructing an officer.

According to a criminal complaint, Boatner had “politely” asked the woman to remove the flag from her kitchen window, so she moved it to her bathroom window. They began yelling at each other, which is when the woman used a racial slur against Boatner, who is black. Boatner then walked onto her porch, pushed her, walked into the home, removed the Confederate flag and left with it. 

Though its unclear where Boatner was apprehended by Racine police officers, he allegedly struggled against police officers who were handcuffing him and wouldn’t spread his feet for a weapons check. He reportedly kicked his feet against the police car door to prevent it from closing, Racine County Eye reported.

Boatner is expected in court in Sept. 10.

Sources: The Journal Times, Racine County Eye / Photo credit: Donald Lee Pardue/Wikimedia Commons


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