No one said "Confederate Flag". The words by Walther were "the confederate battle emblem". The Southern Cross or Cross of St. Andrew is well known by all as the symbol or "emblem" of the confederacy and is a part of the flag that was replaced (and displayed at the press conference) with the current flag (after another flag previous to this one if you wish to nit pick more).
The point though still is the officials of this county chose to snub their nose at the laws they are elected or appointed to uphold. It was while holding a press conference regarding the tragic results of another official who also ignored the laws he was sworn to uphold.
See the irony and the tragedy here?
As for others making an issue of this at this time of sorrow for the family, it was these officials who chose to use this time to promote an agenda. If they had not chosen to display it at this time, there would be no controversy at this time.
They got exactly what they wanted and the full responsibility of this controversy is on their shoulders and no one else.
Here we have officials showing contempt for the rule of law by flying a flag that not only was replaced by the Georgia Assembly but confirmed by a vote of the people.
No wonder this county has police officers murdering people and citizens throwing bodies on the woods when paid to dispose of them honorably.
If the government has no respect for law how can you expect the citizens to?
It is just so sad that the solemness of this horrible time for the family has to be detracted from by the actions of those with an agenda.