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Lawyer sent to jail for wearing 'Black Lives Matter' pin in court


Andrea Burton wore a "Black Lives Matter" pin in an Ohio court. She didn't take it off, despite a judge's orders. 

That got her five days in jail, according to WKBN.

Youngstown Municipal Court Judge Robert Milich found Burton in contempt of court, calling the pin a political statement. 

But Burton called it a double standard.

"No one wearing an American flag button, no one wearing a crucifix or a Star of David would be removed," she said.

Milich said his opinion on the movement didn't matter, but politically charged clothing or accessories can be banned by judges if they choose. He said a pin of an American flag was not a political statement.

Burton has appealed the ruling and has been released from jail during the appeal. The NAACP is investigating the case. 

Should Burton have been able to wear a 'Black Lives Matter' pin?

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