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WEARING A FLAG IN COURT LEAST OF THE PROBLEM

Dear Source,
Having worked in law enforcement, both in the mainland and in the United States Virgin Islands, I have had the opportunity to spend many hours in court.
In the mainland everyone who enters the courtroom better be wearing proper attire for court, or they will be disciplined by the judge, the marshall's deputies or the sheriff's deputies.
In the United States Virgin Islands defendants stand in court with whatever they feel like and wear dark shades and headgear in front of the judges – in court.
As a proud American, Virgin Islander, and Crucian I am embarrassed and appalled to hear that someone has been admonished for expressing his patriotism, while others continue to disrespect the American judicial system.
Edwin Torres
St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands

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Dear Source,
Having worked in law enforcement, both in the mainland and in the United States Virgin Islands, I have had the opportunity to spend many hours in court.
In the mainland everyone who enters the courtroom better be wearing proper attire for court, or they will be disciplined by the judge, the marshall's deputies or the sheriff's deputies.
In the United States Virgin Islands defendants stand in court with whatever they feel like and wear dark shades and headgear in front of the judges – in court.
As a proud American, Virgin Islander, and Crucian I am embarrassed and appalled to hear that someone has been admonished for expressing his patriotism, while others continue to disrespect the American judicial system.
Edwin Torres
St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands