The Muad'dib says that it's vandalism.
You can't cherry pick the law. Her cause was noble and I totally agree that the Confederate flag should be removed from government buildings, but she broke the law and should pay the penalty.
The first amendment protects the right to express yourself however you want, what she did is a crime and she should get no special treatment.
Forget the symbol. She tampered with someone else's property, and don't use the excuse "They put me in jail because I'm black". Sorry honey, but the law is the law
More like criminal mischief but ok.
The law is objective. Whether or not you support the policies of the now-extinct C.S.A. is irrelevant. It is, in fact, vandalism.
Whether or not you like the flag is of no consequence. The law is objective.
Yes, if this is a crime she should be charged, no matter what the symbol is.
It would just be disorderly conduct.
She did a brave thing to oppose the bigotry in South Carolina. Good for her.
She's a hero.