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  • City hopes fencing stops disrobing of Confederate statues

    09/21/2017 5:34:52 AM PDT · by Captain Jack Aubrey · 26 replies
    The Daily Progress (Charlottesville, VA) ^ | Sep 19, 2017 | BY LAUREN BERG
    In a bid to stop people from removing the tarps over Charlottesville’s Confederate statues, city officials placed plastic fencing around the monuments, forbidding anyone from crossing the barriers. The black tarps covering the statues of Gens. Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson have been ripped down from the statues six times since they were installed on Aug. 23. The coverings were put up in a gesture of mourning for Heather Heyer, who was killed in the car attack on Fourth Street on Aug. 12, the day of the Unite the Right rally.
  • D’Souza: The Left Isn’t Just Tearing Down History, They’re Rewriting It

    09/17/2017 5:28:47 AM PDT · by davikkm · 23 replies
    breitbart ^ | DAN RIEHL
    Bestselling author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza spoke with Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Raheem Kassam regarding the left’s assault on monuments, including protesters who recently shrouded a statue of Thomas Jefferson at the University of Virginia in black. D’Souza said it’s important for conservatives to realize that it isn’t merely about taking down history, as some have claimed. “That’s actually not what they’re up to,” he said. “They’re not merely taking down history. They’re trying to promote their own very selective reading of history,” he went on. Said D’Souza, “What the left is doing is targeting the types of monuments...
  • Statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee removed from Dallas park

    09/15/2017 12:32:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 92 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 14, 2017 10:17 PM EDT
    Crews arranged by Dallas officials removed a statue of Robert E. Lee from a pedestal Thursday and carted it away from a park named for the Confederate general. In an unannounced move, a large crane was brought through the city by a police escort to Lee Park, where it lifted the large statue from its pedestal late Thursday afternoon. City officials said in a statement that an art conservator monitored the proper handling of the statue, and police tactical officers with automatic rifles provided security. The statue was lowered onto a flatbed trailer for transport to an abandoned naval air...
  • Vandalism strikes Roanoke's (VA) Robert E. Lee monument

    09/14/2017 7:14:51 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 3 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | September 14, 2017 | Luanne Rife and Matt Chittum
    To remove the vandalism, city crews power-washed the Robert E. Lee monument in downtown Roanoke. The Robert E. Lee monument across from the Roanoke municipal building was vandalized overnight with the message “Rest in power Heather Heyer” scrawled across the face of the obelisk in red paint, according to a Roanoke official. Citing a police report, Assistant Roanoke City Manager Sherman Stovall said an employee of WSLS (Channel 10) noticed the vandalism and reported to police at 4:46 a.m. Thursday. Police arrived minutes later and contacted city maintenance workers. By 9 a.m., city crews had power-washed the monument and...
  • Richmond (VA) police plan weapons ban at pro-Confederate protest Saturday on Monument Avenue

    09/14/2017 7:41:39 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | September 13, 2017 | Ned Oliver
    A small, Tennessee-based group is planning to rally on Monument Avenue on Saturday around the statue of Robert E. Lee. Authorities are planning to cordon off a “weapons-free assembly zone” around the statue of Robert E. Lee on Monument Avenue in an effort to head off any potential violence at a rally to support preserving Confederate monuments planned for Saturday. “We do not want what happened in Charlottesville to happen in Richmond,” said Richmond Police Chief Alfred Durham in a letter distributed to residents this week. While authorities acknowledge they’re preparing for the worst, so far they’ve downplayed the parallels...
  • Flames consume Robert E. Lee Elementary in Tampa Heights

    09/14/2017 6:31:51 AM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 97 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 9/12/17 | Marlee Sokol, Ben Montgomery and Dan Sullivan
    Robert E. Lee Elementary School is no more. The oldest magnet school in Hillsborough County, which some school board members were trying to rename as part of a nationwide movement to remove Confederate symbols, burned down on Tuesday night as hundreds of residents watched and children cried.
  • Will Attacks on Monuments Include Grant, Sherman, and Sheridan?

    09/08/2017 11:35:05 AM PDT · by Javeth · 278 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 28 Aug 2017 | Larry Bell
    We are witnessing a growing trend of angry attempts to erase past racial injustices through attacks upon Civil War monuments, those symbolically associated with a tragic era of slavery. Inflamed by violence leading to a death characterized in the media as a "white supremacist rally" protesting removal of a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia hundreds of other statues, markers and other symbols memorializing important Confederate figures and events are now also under siege throughout the nation. If we are to erase evidence and symbols of historical injustices, where does this end? After all, why stop with...
  • Temporary Restraining Order Halts Removal of Dallas' Robert E. Lee Statue

    09/06/2017 6:07:41 PM PDT · by TLI · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 6 2017 | Fox News
    Robert E. Lee statue Published September 06, 2017 Fox News The Dallas City Council voted 13-1 to remove the statue of Robert E. Lee from its namesake park in Oak Lawn The Dallas City Council voted 13-1 to remove the statue of Robert E. Lee from its namesake park in Oak Lawn (Fox 4 News) A temporary restraining order Wednesday spared a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from being taken down — just hours after the Dallas City Council signed off on the removal. Work began an hour later to remove the statue. A crane was moved into...
  • Will Dallas join the 2017 Great Purge of American History?

    09/05/2017 9:20:56 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/05/17 | Lee Cary
    The Mayor of Dallas Texas called Confederate monuments symbols of injustice. So, what will a city task force on monuments say about the city’s namesake? Introduction: Dallas, Texas is among U.S. cities that have removed, or are considering removing, Confederate monuments from public lands. In Dallas, an appointed task force is deciding if that city joins the 2017 Great Purge of American History. The integrity of their deliberations requires they review the history of George Mufflin Dallas, Vice President during the James K. Polk Presidency (March 1845 – March 1849). In a series of 6 postings, a case will be...
  • Predominantly Black Dallas Group Forms To Protect Confederate Monuments

    08/21/2017 7:06:24 AM PDT · by Strac6 · 16 replies
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The debate about Confederate statues in Dallas intensified on Monday as a group made up of predominantly African Americans called for the monuments to remain standing. Several cities across America have now begun to remove or talk about removing Confederate markers shortly after a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville turned deadly. Former city council member Sandra Crenshaw thinks removing the statues won’t help. “I’m not intimidated by Robert E. Lee’s statue. I’m not intimidated by it. It doesn’t scare me,” said Crenshaw. “We don’t want America to think that all African Americans are supportive of this.” Crenshaw,...
  • Washington National Cathedral to remove windows honoring Confederate generals

    09/06/2017 11:31:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 6, 2017 | Ben Wolfgang
    The Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday said it will remove stained glass windows honoring Confederate generals, saying they act as “a barrier to our important work on racial justice and racial reconciliation.” In a statement, Cathedral leaders said they’ve debated for two years whether to remove the windows honoring Gen. Robert E. Lee and Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. That debate concluded Tuesday, and the Cathedral Chapter voted to remove them.
  • Charlottesville Council votes to remove ‘Stonewall’ Jackson statue

    09/06/2017 1:08:39 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 42 replies ^ | 9/6/17 | foxnews
    The city council in Charlottesville, Va., voted unanimously Tuesday to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson from Justice Park. The 5-0 vote came just weeks after last month’s violent protests in the city, sparked in part by city officials’ plans to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Tuesday’s vote also will expedite the relocation of the Lee statue.
  • Liberals in a Tizzy

    09/06/2017 7:19:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | September 6, 2017 | Walter E. Williams
    Many blacks and their white liberal allies demand the removal of statues of Confederate generals and the Confederate battle flag, and they are working up steam to destroy the images of Gens. Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee and President Jefferson Davis from Stone Mountain in Georgia. Allow me to speculate as to the whys of this statue removal craze, which we might call statucide. To understand it, we need a review of the promises black and white liberals have been making for decades. In 1940, the black poverty rate was 87 percent. By 1960, it had fallen to 47...
  • Charlottesville Council Votes to Remove Confederate Statue After Tense Hearing

    09/06/2017 6:52:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 6, 2017 | Alex Johnson and Daniella Silva
    The City Council in Charlottesville, Virginia, voted Tuesday night to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson from a park after a public hearing punctuated by protests and chants of "Let her speak." By voice vote, the council voted after 11 p.m. ET to ask a design firm to redesign Emancipation Park, where the Jackson statue stands — effectively ordering its removal once all court cases are resolved.
  • No, Confederates were not traitors. Their monuments must stand. (Vanity)

    09/05/2017 8:57:12 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 217 replies
    The Confederates did not seek to overturn or conquer the government in Washington DC in 1861. They simply wanted to leave it.
  • Gen. Robert E. Lee descendant leaves pulpit after backlash

    09/05/2017 4:28:13 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 53 replies
    CNN ^ | September 5, 2017 | Eliott C. McLaughlin
    A descendant of Gen. Robert E. Lee has stepped down as pastor of his North Carolina church after facing blowback from parishioners and others for his comments denouncing racism and lauding the Black Lives Matter movement. As a minister and newspaper columnist, Robert W. Lee IV, the fourth great-nephew of the Confederate general, has spoken and written countless words, but the five sentences he uttered during MTV's Video Music Awards last week were just too much for some members of his congregation. ... Lee, who was pastor at Bethany United Church of Christ in Winston-Salem, has long supported removing monuments...
  • Deleting History

    09/02/2017 12:40:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    American ^ | September 2, 2017 | E.M. Cadwaladr
    One of my wittier friends told me today “I’m starting a movement to ban Dixie cups.” If I’d have been less startled by his gallows humor I’d have replied – “Just wait a week. They’ll probably drop the ‘Dixie’ name themselves.” The Charlottesville syndrome is upon us. Recently in Franklin, Ohio, a quiet town a little north of Cincinnati, one of the spineless breed of careerists that run most local municipalities had a miniscule plaque depicting Robert E. Lee removed. The city leaders did their work in the usual courageous bureaucratic way -- which is to say they had a...
  • Panel axes bid to yank Confederate's bust from state Capitol [TN: Nathan Bedford Forrest]

    09/01/2017 8:14:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 1, 2017 3:57 PM EDT | Erik Schelzig
    A bid by Tennessee’s governor to remove a bust of Confederate cavalry general, slave trader and early Ku Klux Klan leader Nathan Bedford Forrest from the state Capitol building was rejected Friday. The State Capitol Commission voted 7-5 against issuing a petition to moving the bust from the Capitol to the new state museum being built nearby. It would have been the first step in a lengthy process laid out by Tennessee’s “Heritage Protection Act” that limits the removal or changing of historical memorials on public property. Republican Gov. Bill Haslam called for the removal after last month’s deadly white...
  • Grant's Tomb and Other 'Hate Symbols'

    09/01/2017 10:16:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    American ^ | September 1 2017 | Steve Postal
    Pandering to the regressive mob, Mayor Bill de Blasio refused to give a straightforward answer on how New York City should treat monuments to President and General Ulysses S. Grant, which include a statue of Grant on horseback in Crown Heights, Brooklyn (standing since 1896), and Grant’s Tomb in Riverside Park, Manhattan (housing Grant’s body since 1897). De Blasio’s dithering comes in the wake of his declaring a 90-day review of “hate symbols” in New York City for ultimate removal. While he was a hero and was integral to the Union’s survival and victory in the U.S. Civil War, Grant...
  • Battle over Robert E. Lee statue enters Charlottesville courtroom Friday

    09/01/2017 10:05:52 AM PDT · by yoe · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 1, 2017 | Paul Duggan
    CHARLOTTESVILLE — A judge is scheduled to hear arguments Friday on whether to dismiss a five-month-old lawsuit that has prevented this city from removing public memorials to two Confederate generals, including a statue of Robert E. Lee that was the focal point of violent clashes last month involving hundreds of white supremacist demonstrators and counterprotesters. The Lee statue, in a city park, and a nearby statue of Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, also on public land, have become the latest epicenter in a national debate over the propriety of civic monuments honoring the Confederacy and how the history of the slaveholding Old...