After spray-painting US flag, man settles civil rights lawsuit

A man, who was once arrested for painting the letters AIM on an upside down American flag, has settled his civil rights lawsuit against Allegheny Township.

Joshuaa Brubaker will be paid $55,000 from the an insurance company in Blair County of Allegheny Township, according to The Altoona Mirror.

Brubaker is part Native American and says “AIM” stands for the American Indian Movement. He says he flew the flag on his porch in May 2014 to protest plans to route the proposed Keystone Pipeline through the site of the Wounded Knee confrontation in South Dakota.

Brubaker was initially arrested for doing this, but charges were then dismissed. Police were concerned his actions were anti-American and a potential terrorist threat at the time.




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