The text on the bottom reads “I love America more than any other country in this world, and exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually. James A. Baldwin, Notes of a Native Son, 1955.”
The text on the left side reads “U.S. Code 8 – Respect for the flag (a) The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.”
Guardian article detailing the rate of African-American deaths by the police in 2015.