• Public hearing held on where confederate statue will be moved
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    Public hearing held on where confederate statue will be moved

    GOOD AFTERNOON. I AM COLIN MAYFIELD. AT LEAST ONE SUPPORTER OF A CONTROVERSIAL CONFEDERATE MONUMENT IS VOWING TO KEEP FIGHTING ITS RELOCATION. THE MONUMENT’S NEW HOME WAS THE TOPIC OF A PUBLIC HEARING THIS MORNING. WLKY’S MARK VANDERHOFF IS DOWNTOWN, JUST OUTSIDE OF WHERE THE HEARING IS BEING HELD. MARK, I THOUGHT THIS MATTER WAS SETTLED IN COURT? MARK WELL, ACCORDING TO THE : JEFFERSON COUNTY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE, IT HAS BEEN. THIS MORNING’S HEARING WAS ALL ABOUT WHERE TO MOVE THE MONUMENT, AND IT BROUGHT OUT A LOT OF EMOTION FOR AND AGAINST THE MONUMENT. LOUISVILLE MAYOR GREG FISCHER ANNOUNCED IN APRIL THE CITY WAS MOVING THE CONFEDERATE MONUMENT. ON…

  • 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…

  • School Principal Caught Wearing Nazi Jewelry At Confederate Monument
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    School Principal Caught Wearing Nazi Jewelry At Confederate Monument

    A PRINCIPAL IN NEW ORLEANS HAS BEEN FIRED AFTER HE WAS SPOTTED WEARING NAZI JEWELRY AT A PROTEST ON THE REMOVAL OF CONFEDERATE MEMORIALS. SO, NEW ORLEANS DECIDED TO GET RID OF CONFEDERATE MEMORIALS WAS OF COURSE A HUGE STORY. HE WENT TO ONE OF THE PROTESTS AGAINST LAWMAKER DECISIONS TO REMOVE THOSE MEMORIALS, AND WHEN HE WENT THERE HE WAS WEARING SOME QUESTIONABLE NOT TO JEWELRY. NICHOLAS DEAN IS HIS NAME, HE LOST HIS JOB AT CRESCENT LEADERSHIP ACADEMY AFTER HE WAS PHOTOGRAPHED WEARING AND I ACROSS ñ AN IRON CROSS RING, SKULL RING, PLASTIC HELMET AND HOMEMADE SHIELD WHILE ATTENDING A PROTEST OF THE REMOVAL OF CONFEDERATE MEMORIALS…

  • Group protests removal of Confederate Monument
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    Group protests removal of Confederate Monument

    EPORTS>>BECAUSE IT NEEDS TO BE SEEN. IF YOU MOVE IT, YOU HIDE IT.>>IT’S BEEN THE FOR OVER A HUNDRED YEARS, IT IS NOT IN THE WAY. MAYBE IS OFFENSIVE TO SOME PEOPLE, I DO NOT KNOW WHO. EMILY: ABOUT A DOZEN SUPPORTERS STOOD IN FREEDOM SQUARE SUNDAY, LOUISVILLE METRO POLICE STOOD BY JUST IN CASE.>>IPASS THE STATUE, IT IS MY FAVORITE LANDMARK IN LOUISVILLE. EMILY: THEY DO NOT WANT TO SEE THE — SEE THE CONFEDERATE MONUMENT MOVED. I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY THEY WOULD WANT TO MOVE IT, IT WILL NOT PROVE ANYTHING. EMILY: THE MONUMENT OF SEVERAL CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS HAS BEEN STANDING AT THE JUNCTION OF SECOND AND THIRD…

  • A Kentucky Mayor Has Fought For Years To Remove Confederate Statues (HBO)
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    A Kentucky Mayor Has Fought For Years To Remove Confederate Statues (HBO)

    President Trump made his own views on confederate monuments abundantly clear today, posting a series of three tweets complaining that America’s history and culture are being ripped apart. But the President may already be behind the curve, as communities take action on their own— cities like Lexington, Kentucky, where this evening, the City Council is slated to vote on removing two of its confederate monuments. The measure is likely to pass, but that doesn’t mean the decision was quick, or easy. — For two years, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray has moderated a debate over the city’s two confederate statues. But Charlottesville inspired him to accelerate efforts to move them. —…

  • Civil War Confederate Statue Debate
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    Civil War Confederate Statue Debate

    IT COULD HAVE BEEN MUCH WORSE BUT THE BAG CONTAINING CANISTERS AND NAILS FAILEDTO FULLY DETONATE.>>>THIS MORNING THIS CONFEDERATE CIVIL WAR MEMORIAL IN HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY WILL BE A HIGHLY CONTROVERSIAL TOPIC. LAUREN SAINT JERMAINE JOINS US FROM THE OLD COUNTY COURTHOUSE WITH WHAT PEOPLE ARE FIGHTING FOR THIS MORNING. LAUREN.>>Reporter: GOOD MORNING, LINDSEY. IT’S A HOT TOPIC, A LOT OF PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT IT. THE FIGHT IS WHETHER TO RELOCATE IT OR TO KEEP IRIGHT HERE. IT’S ON THE COMMISSION AGENDA THIS MORNING AND THIS IS THE STATUE THAT YOU SEE RIGHT BEHIND ME. COMMISSION CHAIRMAN WHITE IS PUSHING FOR MEASURES TO PROTECT ALL VETERAN MONUMENTS AND MEMORIALS, INCLUDING THIS…