Charlottesville okays removal of second Confederate statue

Charlottesville okays removal of second Confederate statue

A federal judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked the removal soon after the work began. At the end of 2016, when the commission finalized its report to the council, he said the Lee statue should remain in the city but that he was content with leaving the Jackson statue in place. Lee from a public park, a day after a federal judge halted the removal at the last minute.

Barbara Lee introduced two versions of a bill Thursday into the Senate and House, respectively, that would mandate the removal of 12 statues featuring Confederate leaders from the National Statuary Hall Collection in the Capitol.

A task force was appointed last month to decide on the future of Confederate symbols in Dallas.

Duke University President Vincent Price said in a letter to the campus community: "I took this course of action to protect Duke Chapel, to ensure the vital safety of students and community members who worship there, and above all to express the deep and abiding values of our university". According to an interview by the Dallas Morning News, the 25-year Dallas resident had driven passed the monument before but only recently actually went to Oak Lawn Park to visit the statue.

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Under Lee and Booker's legislation, states could reclaim the statues if they pay the shipping costs and are welcome to send a replacement. A Davis descendant told The Associated Press he supports moving the monuments to appropriate settings, such as museums, while a relative of Lee said that "if taking down the statues helps us not have days like Charlottesville, then we're all for it". Leftist Reverend Jeff Hood said: "Racism is not right for God is not white". November 28, 2016, the commission voted 7-2 to move the Lee statue to McIntire Park, 5-4 to transform Emancipation Park while keeping the statue there, and 8-1 to keep the Jackson statue in Justice Park.

"As much as I disagree with the neo-Nazis, the white supremacists, the people who are wanting to destroy America or those wanting to have communism in this country, everyone has the right to believe what they want to believe", said Armentrout.

Boyd said protests and threats fueled the police presence, but he's asking legal counsel if the state should be held responsible.

He offered his name on behalf of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, of which he's a proud member. As Americans, we share common values. "Finally, we do applaud the Council's commitment to make this decision a healing cornerstone and a positive for our collective future".

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