April 23, 2013, - 4:47 pm
DebbieSchlussel.com has exclusively learned that a Detroit-area apartment complex demanded a disabled U.S. Army veteran remove an American Flag from the window of his apartment because the American Flag is “racist” and a “Rebel” Flag, which is strange since it is Old Glory a/k/a the Stars and Stripes, NOT the Rebel Flag. The management of Rivercrest Arms Apartments in Clinton Township, Michigan demanded that the flag, drawn by the disabled Army vet apartment resident’s seven-year-old daughter, be taken down or it would be “removed and disgarded [sic].” See the note and “offensive” flag, below.
The apartment complex maintenance manager, Tim Hillquist, is apparently behind this ludicrous harassment, DebbieSchlussel.com has learned, and the demand letter was written by the complex’s manager, Kathy M. Chuhran. Both of them are White, but I’m told that they personally called the resident “racist” for having the American Flag in his window and told him it offends Black people. That’s interesting since Black people are among those who fought and died for that flag. Apparently, some Americans don’t know an American Flag when they see one. The apartment complex is owned by Mario Grillo through a Michigan limited liability company. Mr. Grillo is aware of the harassment of the disabled Army veteran over the American Flag but has done nothing to rectify this absurd situation.
Outrageous and disgusting.
Even if this had really been a Confederate Flag, the resident would have been entirely within his rights to display it. If they try to illegally enter this man’s apartment and remove his American Flag or if they try to illegally evict him over this, I have volunteered to represent him pro bono.
To the management and owner of Rivercrest Arms Apartments, THIS is a Rebel Flag, you morons . . .
Tags: American flag, Clinton Township, Confederate flag, Detroit-area, Kathy Chuhran, Kathy M. Chuhran, Mario Grillo, Michigan, Old glory, phony claims of racism, Racism, Rebel flag, Rivercrest Arms Apartments, Tim Hillquist