Mayor’s commission releases confederate monument suggestions report
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Mayor’s commission releases confederate monument suggestions report


BALTIMORE POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL BE ON THIS UNIT. THEY EXPECT TO NAME THOSE SOMETIME IN THE FUTURE. LIVE DOWNTOWN, DAKARAI TURNER, ABC2 NEWS. THANKS. PIECES OF THE CONFEDERATE HISTORY IN BALTIMORE WON’T BE GOING ANYWHERE. THE MAYOR SPECIAL COMMISSION RELEASED IT’S REPORT ON THE FUTURE OF FOUR MONUMENTS ON CITY-OWNED PROPERTIES. THE COMMISSION RECOMMENDS RELOCATING THE LEE JACKSON MONUMENT AND REMOVING THE ROGER TANI MONUMENT. IT DIDN’T MAKE A DECISION ON THE OTHER TWO STATUES, THE SOLDIERS AND SAILORS MONUMENT AND THE WOMEN’S MONUMENT. BUT REMOVING AND RELOCATING EACH OF THE MONUMENTS WILL NEED FUNDING. SOMETHING THE MAYOR SAYS HAS TO COME FROM SOMEWHERE. THE CITY DOESN’T HAVE IT AND NO APPLICATIONS HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED. SHE REQUESTS INSTALLING SIGNS EXPLAINING WHAT THESE MONUMENTS MEAN TO THE HISTORY OF BALTIMORE. I DON’T THINK ANY OF THE COMMISSION MEMBERS WERE INTERESTED IN ERASING OR REWRITING HISTORY BUT WE CERTAINLY SHOULD WORK TO INTERPRET IT FOR TODAY’S CONTEXT. THE MAYOR SAYS THE SIGNS WON’T BE THE PERMANENT SOLUTION BUT IT’S A PRACTICAL OPTION TO ADDRESS THE POLARIZING TOPIC

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