In July, a pro-Confederate flag group raided a black child’s birthday party by driving huge trucks, flying the Confederate flag, and yelling racist slurs at the birthday party. A grand jury in Douglas County, Georgia indicted 15 members of the group for violating terrorism and gang laws.

Douglas County District Attorney Brian Fortner announced the indictments Monday. The 15 members belong to a group called Respect the Flag. Prosecutors say the members violated the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act when they decorated their trucks with the Confederate flag and terrorized a black neighborhood.

One guest captured some of the harassment on film and posted the video online. It’s refreshing to know that this brand of racism is being addressed and punished.

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Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced