Navy Reservist Who Protested National Anthem Could Face Jail
A U.S. Navy reservist who protested the National Anthem could face jail time. Intelligence Specialist 2nd Class Janaye Ervin chose to remain seated during the daily Colors Ceremony in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Ervin recorded her protest and posted it to Facebook shortly after it occurred.
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While Ervin may have thought it was her “right” to protest like others have done, she couldn’t be further from the truth. According to U.S. Navy regulation 1205 all naval service personnel are required to stand at attention and face the flag if not in formation.
The Navy is now threatening to to jail her for violating Navy regulations. She is in direct violation of Article 92, which states troops can be punished for failing to obey a lawful general order.
An investigation has been launched ans since she recorded her protest, we may know soon her fate.