Mississippi Supreme Court Flags Itself
Can’t make this stuff up:
The job of raising and lowering the flags belongs to the Mississippi State Capitol Police, where a Lieutenant Hamilton said they had taken the Confederate flag down as soon as they were alerted. “We got on it in a hurry, as fast as we could,” he said. But where did the Confederate flag come from in the first place? Kym Wiggins, with the state department of finance and administration, says the Mississippi flag they’d been flying over the court had gotten tattered. They ordered a new pair of flags, with one to fly and one to keep in reserve. Wiggins says the Confederate flags were shipped to them, by mistake, in boxes that were mislabeled “Mississippi flag.” Sometime around 2 P.M., workers opened a box and hoisted what they believed was the real state flag.
The approximately 10 x 15-foot flag was up for a couple of hours before anyone noticed. Because, you know, Mississippi.
______________Original image via Cottonmouthblog.