Michelle Manhart, a former Air Force drill sergeant inset and Playboy model, is wrestled to the ground by four burly police officers as she tenaciously clutches a U. She was hauled in for refusing to give it back. Protests involving the desecration, or even burning, of the stars and stripes is legal because the act is considered a form of free speech.
A former Air Force sergeant who left the military after posing naked with the American flag in Playboy in was arrested on Friday after she attempted to steal the flag of an African-American student group she believed was disrespecting it, the Washington Post's Michael E. Miller reports. In a video recorded by her daughter, Michelle Manhart can be seen holding the flag as she encounters a student who demands she return it.
You may have also heard that she was once in the military but quit after being punished for posing nude in Playboy. What you may not have heard about, though, is her own history of flag desecration. For those who have yet to hear the story, Michelle Manhart, a veteran of the U.
This story was updated April 20,to reflect the fact that she completed her contract and was discharged as a staff sergeant. Is it her? She's cruising slow, windows down, through a flat stretch of Lackland Air Force Base. Steering the black pickup with her left hand, the other tapping cell phone digits with a glossy fingernail.
This is the third year the calendar has been produced. Proceeds from the sale are divided among several military charities, all with a focus on troops injured overseas. Shortly after it hit store shelves, she was discharged for improper use of her uniform — several of the shots featured parts of the standard service dress.
In January she was relieved of duty and placed under investigation for posing nude in Playboy magazine. Manhart was born in Oakland, California. After her parents divorced, Manhart grew up living in Chico and Susanville, California.
The video shows Manhart walking away with an American flag that Valdosta State students were stepping on during a demonstration against racism in the United States. As Manhart tried to leave with the flag, she got into a verbal altercation with one of the students, which was mediated by the police who told her to hand it over. When Manhart refused, officers put her hands behind her back, or tried to.
The February issue of Playboy hits the newsstands this week and inside you'll find pictures of Sergeant Michelle Manhart wearing her dog tags, yelling at recruits and totally naked. There are many pictures in barracks but never before of the drill sergeant. The Air Force says Manhart's actions do not meet its high standards.
TORONTO — Video of an American armed forces veteran, turned Playboy model, being detained by police has gone viral after the woman put herself front and centre of a flag controversy in Georgia. Air Force Staff Sgt. Eventually officers stepped in and were met with resistance from Manhart.