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LA Fines Businessman For Flying Flag, While Ignoring Nearby Homeless Camp

A Los Angeles business owner says he was fined by city officials for flying an American flag outside of his shop. Click here to join Todd’s private Facebook group for conservatives!

Arik Air, the owner of Motostyles, told Fox News he’s not only been fined for flying Old Glory, but he’s also been cited for putting a foldable sign outside of his motorcycle and hobby store.

“The guy called them ‘flag banners,’ and I said, ‘This is not a banner. This is the American flag.’ And, you know, we got a ticket for those in the past. And it was $461,” he said.

But what’s really been frustrating is the city’s outrage over a foldable sign he placed on the sidewalk outside his shop.

“I’m kind of pissed off because it’s an ongoing battle with them for kind of forever,” Air told Ainsley Earhardt on Fox & Friends. “They keep changing the inspectors and actually to justify their work, they come and give you a ticket for something.”

Meanwhile, homeless people have literally set up camp on sidewalks near his shop. Instead of cracking down on the illegal encampments, they accused Mr. Air’s sign of obstructing the sidewalk.

“They never care. They can get to my shop the same day in a couple of minutes, but they cannot go and actually deal with something else down the street,” he told Fox.

Mr. Air says he’s so frustrated that he’s considering moving his business to North Carolina.

Should business owners be penalized for flying Old Glory outside their stores?

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