Yesterday evening, the shameful and freedom killing police state being perpetrated on all citizens in the Twin Cities extended to elected National Delegates who were Ron Paul supporters after a group picture. The flag was an antique replica of a revolutionary war flag signed by Ron Paul that all Ron Paul delegates intended to sign as a memento of the convention. It was not there for any disruptive purpose - only for a memento.
Kris Broberg (Minnesota Delegation) and Adam Weigold (also Minnesota Delegation) were witnesses:
Here is the man from whom the Flag was stolen, Jeff Austin, a delegate from North Carolina:
Subsequent to this interview, we had discussion about what to do. Steve Rogers, Delegate from Congressional District 5 in Minnesota approached a national committee person he had been dealing with on other issues and conveyed a time deadline for return of the flag or we would go en masse and complain to the press. The response we received was that they may or may not return the flag, but if we went to the press en masse then they would surely destroy the flag. At that point I got frustrated and left other people to argue about it. I don't know if the flag has been returned or not. I am still willing to sue the police and any "Red Hats" involved in this crime and donate my time if folks will help with costs and the man whose flag was stolen is interested in this course of action. There are pictures from the scene that we can use to identify the perpetrators.