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  • U. of Wisconsin-Madison Student Government Votes to Remove ‘Racist’ Abraham Lincoln Statue

    10/29/2020 12:46:08 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 29 2020 | TOM CICCOTTA
    The University of Wisconsin-Madison student government recently approved a resolution that calls for the removal of a statue of Abraham Lincoln on campus. The resolution claims that the statue is a “racist remnant” of “white supremacy.” According to a report by Campus Reform, students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison recently passed a resolution that calls on administrators to remove a statue of Abraham Lincoln. The resolution argues that the statue is a “racist remnant” of “white supremacy.” The resolution, which passed by unanimous consent, was drafted by student Kevin Jacobson. Jacobson argued that the Lincoln statue should be removed because...
  • Controversy Erupts in Paris, Tennessee After Former Resident, Now in Los Angeles, Wants to Remove Confederate Statue

    09/15/2020 10:02:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    The Tennessee Star ^ | September 15, 2020 | Chris Butler
    A group of Paris, Tennessee residents said they had reason to believe that members of ANTIFA or Black Lives Matter wanted to tear down a statue of a Confederate soldier perched at their local courthouse square. According to the U.S. Census numbers, Paris has slightly more than 10,000 people. Local residents said a woman who grew up there, Rachel Allison, who now resides in Los Angeles, encourages people to remove the statue from a distance of 2,000 miles away. The statue, which the locals refer to as The Sentinel, is 120 years old. The statue symbolically faces the north, almost...
  • A monument Trump will WANT to tear down: Gold statue showing the president in a golf buggy riding over the tombstones of soldiers and COVID victims while being pushed by Fox News hosts is unveiled in New York’s Battery Park [barf]

    09/08/2020 5:25:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 17:51 EDT, 8 September 2020 | Rachel Sharp
    A “living statue” of Donald Trump has been unveiled in New York City’s Battery Park showing the gold-clad president riding a golf buggy over tombstones of coronavirus and dead soldiers while being followed by Fox News hosts. The brash installation, dubbed “The Final Push”, was revealed Tuesday morning in Trump’s city of birth, taking pride of place along the Hudson River near Pier A. It was set up by a collective of artists called The Trump Statue Initiative who said they aim to showcase “our 45th President’s most notoriously self-serving, narcissistic and racist moments”. […] Pushing the president’s golf cart...
  • Arrest warrant issued for head of Virginia Senate, 13 others in monument attack that resulted in critical injury

    08/18/2020 3:15:44 PM PDT · by granite · 59 replies
    American Wire ^ | August 18, 2020 | John Ransom
    Virginia State Sen. Louise Lucas (D), who serves as Senate Pro Tempore, has been charged with felony conspiracy and other charges in an incident where she, along with other conspirators, allegedly damaged a Confederate statue in Portsmouth that also resulted in serious injuries to a protester. “Sen. Louise Lucas faces charges of conspiracy to commit a felony and injury to a monument in excess of $1,000, Portsmouth Police Chief Angela Greene said during a news conference,” says Politico. The protester, Chris Green, was critically injured at the scene and is currently under care at a rehabilitation center with permanent injuries....
  • Six BLM protesters are arrested for tearing down and defacing George Washington statue at LA City Hall - as cops recover gas mask, laser pointer, helmet, goggles, arm protectors & change of clothing to conceal identity

    08/17/2020 12:20:53 PM PDT · by libstripper · 40 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | Aug. 17, 2020 | Laure Fruen
    Six protesters have been arrested after a George Washington statue in Los Angeles was defaced and torn down during protests last week. Footage of the incident showed the life-size figure of America's first president with red bands around its neck as a group tried to pull it to the ground. The group are said to have changed clothes in an attempt to avoid detection moments after the statue was toppled in Grand Park on Thursday. * * * Those arrested are Anna Asher, 28 and Barham Lashley, 30, both of North Hollywood; Andrew Johnson, 22, of Glendale; Elizabeth Brookey, 20,...
  • 6 arrested after George Washington statue toppled, vandalized near L.A. City Hall: LAPD [Update from the 14th/Arrestees Identified]

    08/16/2020 3:58:39 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 67 replies
    ktla ^ | 08/19/2020
    After the statue was brought down, those involved hid nearby to change their clothes, but they were then arrested by LAPD officers in the area of Spring and Temple streets, according to the news release. Those arrested are 20-year-old Elizabeth Brookey of Burbank; 28-year-old Anna Asher and 30-year-old Barham Lashley, both of North Hollywood; 22-year-old Andrew Johnson of Glendale; and 23-year-old Emma Juncosa and 33-year-old Christopher Woodard, both of Los Angeles.The department said they found a gas mask, laser pointer, helmet, goggles and arm protectors in the belongings of those arrested. All six were booked on $20,000 bail, according to...
  • As Confederate monuments tumble, die-hards are erecting replacements

    07/25/2020 7:05:18 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    The teardowns get all the attention, Walter “Donnie” Kennedy grumbles. Every time a local government votes to remove a century-old Confederate war monument, every time activists swing ropes around statues and yank them to the ground, “our enemies claim victory again,” said Kennedy, the chief of heritage operations for the Sons of Confederate Veterans. “We know America doesn’t agree with us - heck, they fought a war against us - but we’re going to tell our story.” Their membership might be dwindling, and their popular support seems to shrink by the day, but the guardians of America’s 700-plus Confederate monuments...
  • AFRICAN-AMERICAN NAACP PRESIDENT SUES ST. AUGUSTINE TO KEEP CONFEDERATE MONUMENT

    07/24/2020 10:39:06 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 6 replies
    Save Southern Heritage ^ | 7/22/20 | David McCallister
    A lawsuit was filed today in Federal Court, along with a request for a request for an Emergency Temporary Restraining Order that seeks to prevent the City of St. Augustine, Florida from removing the oldest Confederate monument in Florida, in the state’s oldest City. The primary plaintiff on the lawsuit is HK Edgerton, past President of the National Association of Colored People “NAACP” in his home town of Asheville, NC and includes 10 counts including violations of the plaintiff’s Constitution rights under the 1st and 14th Amendments. There are nine other plaintiffs in the case including the Ladies Memorial Association...
  • Walmart donates $100K to replace Arkansas' Confederate-linked statues at the US Capitol (Cankles hardest hit)

    07/23/2020 3:51:28 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    ABC 'News' ^ | 7/07/20 | Catherine Thorbecke
    Walmart has donated $100,000 towards efforts to replace Arkansas' Confederate-linked statues at the U.S. Capitol with new statues of singer Johnny Cash and civil rights activist Daisy Bates. The private sector donation comes as the nation is facing a racial reckoning in the wake of protests over the death of George Floyd in police custody that has led to the toppling of many Civil War-era statues across the country. "We support the effort by the state legislature and Governor Hutchinson to honor two prominent Arkansans, civil rights pioneer Daisy Bates and music legend Johnny Cash, with statues in National Statuary...
  • Another Virgin Mary statue desecrated in Boston, near where one was burned: Catholic group

    07/22/2020 1:06:24 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 21, 2020 | Rick Sobey
    A Virgin Mary statue outside a Dorchester church was desecrated on the same night another one was burned about a mile away, according to the Catholic Action League of Massachusetts’ spokesman, who said churches are being “deliberately targeted.” A statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary was set ablaze outside St. Peter’s Parish overnight July 11. Police responded to the scene and are investigating, officials confirmed at the time.
  • ACTIVISTS FURIOUS AFTER UNAPPROVED ‘BLM REPLACEMENT’ STATUE DUMPED BY LOCALITY [UK]

    07/18/2020 9:21:06 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 19 replies
    mediarightnews ^ | JULY 16, 2020 | IAN MACDONALD
    British ‘Black Lives Matter’ rioters recently tore down a historic statue of Edward Colston, reportedly a 17th-century slave trader. The statue was in Bristol, England. A statue of a protester was secretly installed overnight to replace the slave trader, Colston. Apparently, the locality had not approved this statue though, and it only lasted a little longer than a day before being tossed into what appears to be a mobile dumpster by the local authorities. CNN tweeted about the illicit statue when it was initially raised, with a link to the story. Nothing in the tweet mentioned that it wasn’t approved...
  • California City Will Remove St. Junipero Serra Statue from Public Grounds

    07/18/2020 6:28:57 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    The city council of Ventura, California has voted to remove a statue of St. Junipero Serra from the grounds of city hall, amid riots and protests in other California cities that have resulted in the destruction of several statues of the saint in recent months. The Ventura City Council voted 6-0 Wednesday evening to remove a bronze statue from outside city hall and a wooden replica inside the building, the LA Times reported. The bronze statue of Serra is a 1989 replica of a 1936 concrete piece. Though the council’s resolution did not specify when the removal would take place,...
  • 8 Chicago Police Officers Injured in Leftist Attack on Columbus Statue (throwing fireworks)

    07/18/2020 1:09:18 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 18 2020 | JOHN NOLTE
    At least 18 Chicago police officers were injured Friday after a crowd of at least 1,000 left-wing rioters sought to topple a statue of Christopher Columbus. The Chicago Tribune reports “At least 1,000 people swarmed the Christopher Columbus statue in Grant Park on Friday evening in an attempt to topple it after a march turned tense and chaotic when some people began throwing fireworks and cans at the police[.]” Videos of the assault, which look like something out of a zombie movie, are everywhere on social media. You can see that the officers, who are not wearing protective riot gear,...
  • Police arrest man in connection to beheading of Waterbury Columbus Statue

    07/18/2020 12:00:58 PM PDT · by Steve1999 · 13 replies
    NT ^ | 07-18-20 | Paul Goldberg
    WTNH reports Police have arrested a man Thursday in connection to the beheading of the Waterbury Christopher Columbus statue outside City Hall on July 4. Brandon Ambrose, 22, of New York, turned himself in to the Waterbury Police on Thursday morning. He was arrested and charged with criminal mischief, desecration of property and larceny.
  • Large protest erupts at Christopher Columbus statue in Grant Park (Chicago)

    07/17/2020 7:04:56 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 74 replies
    CHICAGO – A large protest has erupted at the Christopher Columbus statue in Grant Park on Friday night. WGN has received many reports of officers being hit by fireworks and other items as they guarded the statue. The protest started near Buckingham Fountain and marched south.
  • Man Charged in Federal Court for Attempting to Tear Down Statue of Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Square Amid Protests [DC]

    07/13/2020 4:29:43 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 24 replies
    justice.gov ^ | July 2, 2020 | U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Columbia
    Man also Charged with Destruction of Albert Pike Statue             WASHINGTON – Jason Charter, 25, of Washington, D.C., was arrested and charged by Criminal Complaint today with destruction of federal property, announced Michael R. Sherwin, Acting U.S. Attorney; James A. Dawson, Special Agent in Charge of the Criminal Division of the Washington Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); and Gregory T. Monahan, Acting Chief of the United States Park Police (USPP).            The complaint alleges that on June 20, 2020, Charter, together with other individuals, destroyed the Albert Pike statue in Northwest, Washington, D.C., by pulling it...
  • Way to Go: BLM Idiots Vandalize Statue of a Former Slave Outside Black Church in Indiana

    07/10/2020 7:59:58 AM PDT · by grundle · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 9, 2020 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    Idiotic Black Lives Matter supporters have vandalized a statue of a slave fleeing with her infant daughter outside a black church in New Albany. The faces on the statue were painted red, similar to what we have seen done to statues of Confederate generals and Christopher Columbus, and tagged with “BLM.” Ironically though, the statue at the nearly 170-year-old Second Baptist Church is of former slave Lucy Higgs Nichols, escaping slavery with her baby. The church was known for helping slaves who were fleeing during the civil war. Higgs Nichols went on to become a nurse in the Union Army....
  • Christopher Columbus statue near Little Italy brought down, tossed into Baltimore's Inner Harbor

    07/05/2020 7:08:02 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 94 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 7/4/2020 | Colin Campbell and Emily Opilo
    A crowd of shouting protesters yanked down the Christopher Columbus statue near Little Italy, dragged it to the edge of Baltimore's Inner Harbor and rolled it with a splash into the water as fireworks went off around the city on the night of the Fourth of July. Dedicated in 1984, the statue is the latest monument in the U.S. to fall this year during the national reckoning over racism and police violence that also has toppled statues of Confederate figures and enslavers around the country.....
  • Unhinged: Vandals tear down statue of famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass in New York

    07/07/2020 9:00:28 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 17 replies
    lawenforcementtoday ^ | July 6, 2020
    Over the past month, statues and depictions of prior presidents, Christopher Columbus, and even religious homages have been subjected to forms of vandalism by many unhinged “activists”. So, it is with little surprise that the latest casualty of the attacks on statues was none other than that of famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass in Maplewood Park. According to Rochester Police, the tearing down of the statue of Douglass took place during the Fourth of July weekend. Police stated that the depiction of Douglass was removed from the base where it was erected, and was found approximately 50 feet from its original...
  • House Democrats push bills to remove Confederate statues from Capitol (still silent on Exalted Cyclops Byrd)

    07/06/2020 4:30:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/06/20 | Emily Jacobs
    House Democrats are pushing forward with their efforts to remove artwork and monuments honoring Confederate figures from the Capitol. Nearly one month after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called on lawmakers to introduce legislation that would allow for Congress to remove the pieces, two bills have been proposed that appear headed toward floor votes. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) plans to bring a bill he originally introduced in March to the floor, The Hill reports. **SNIP** Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and House Rules Chair Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) have co-sponsored the legislation. Speaking to reporters last Wednesday,...