AL county refuses to lower flag
“We can’t lower it for every event like this,” said one commissioner.
Baldwin County Commissioner Tucker Dorsey told CNN affiliate WPMI that even though his “heart certainly goes out to the victims and their families,” the massacre “doesn’t meet the test of the reason for the flag to be lowered” based on the U.S. Flag Code.Dorsey noted that the code prescribes lowering the flag only on Memorial Day and when government officials die.
He reiterated these points in a Facebook post this week, noting that the county didn’t lower its flags in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif.
“I realize that the President and Governor may make the order, but I believe and interpret their order inconsistent with the adopted flag code,” he wrote.