The story in a nutshell: Guy in Rocky Mount NC (whence my paternal lineage hails) hoisted many Battle Flags in the wake of Columbia.
Now he is behind bars, on some sort of probation violation.
1) Do not make it easy for them to justify their actions. If you are on paper, and you act out, do not give them an 'easy' violation for which they can tag you.
2) Whether or not this guy actually 'gave them an easy violation' is far from certain.
My personal 2 cents: If it were possible to know every conversation surrounding this issue, I'd bet my balls that someone, somewhere, said something to the effect "He's a rabblerouser - find a reason to lock him up."
I can't prove it. But I'd bet.
So if you are going to rabblerouse in this iteration of America - be ready to defend yourself from political incarceration. I learned this the hard way. Don't make the same mistake.
I won't make it twice...