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Let Them Come': New Jersey Homeowner Flying Trump Flag Could Face Jail Time


"I'm not taking the flag down."

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WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (TheBlaze/AP) — A New Jersey man is facing a fine or up to 90 days in jail for flying flags that support Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Joseph Hornick thought West Long Branch police were responding to his reports that the flags proclaiming "Trump Make America Great Again" had been vandalized. Instead, he was ticketed for violating an ordinance that restricts the display of political signs.

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Acting borough administrator Lori Cole says the ordinance prohibits the display of political signs until 30 days prior to an election. New Jersey's primary is June 7.

Violators face a minimum fine of $100. The maximum penalty is a fine of $2,000, 90 days in jail or both.

Hornick says he intends to keep flying the flags. His court date is April 20.

"I'm not taking the flag down, and if I do 90 days in jail, I'll do 90 days in jail," Hornick told WNBC-TV.

"Let them come, let them rip those flags down because I have a warehouse on alert, and I'll put up a flag every time they tear one down," Hornick added.

Cole would not comment on Hornick's summons.

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