- Associated Press - Thursday, September 1, 2016

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - An Omaha man convicted of burning a gay pride rainbow flag has been given two years of probation.

Online court records say 25-year-old Cameron Mayfield was sentenced Wednesday. He’d been convicted of felony arson as a hate crime.

Prosecutors say Mayfield took the flag from the porch of a lesbian couple who lived near him, set it on fire and waved it in the middle of a street in March 2015. Mayfield’s attorney argued the act was a drunken prank and not a hate crime.

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