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Baltimore Removes Four Confederate Statues Under Cover of Night

August 16, 2017

Warner Todd Huston

8/16/2017

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In a stealth purging of history, the city of Baltimore removed four Confederate statues from city property under cover of night early Tuesday morning.

City crews began the destruction of the monuments just before midnight and finished by 5:30 a.m., the Hill reported.

The city council quietly approved the removal late on Monday in a unanimous vote.

“It’s done,” Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh told the Baltimore Sun. “They needed to come down. My concern is for the safety and security of our people. We moved as quickly as we could.”

“I did not want to endanger people in my own city,” the African American mayor said. “I had begun discussions with contractors and so forth about how long it would take to remove them. I am a responsible person, so we moved as quickly as we could. ”

The statues removed included a memorial to Supreme Court Justice Roger B. Taney as well as Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson.

Also eliminated in the middle of the night were monuments to Confederate soldiers and sailors and the Confederate Women’s monument.

Baltimore is far from the only city looking to whitewash its Confederate history in the face of violent Antifa protests. Cities in Virginia and Kentucky are also in the throes of decisions on removing Confederate monuments and statues, and several months ago, New Orleans removed four statues.

 

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. August 16, 2017 2:54 pm

    I would hope and expect my city council, mayor, congressman, representative, or sheriff, one or all to say “Whoa! Whoa!”, let’s check with the taxpaying citizens first. God Bless!

  2. August 16, 2017 2:49 pm

    For some reason, I never see any rebuttals to posts like this. Like, any official, anybody, that protest such an act. Myself, they would never get away with this vandalism in my yard, town, city, or state. As long as I last, they will really find out what protest can be like.

  3. August 16, 2017 2:40 pm

    I truly don’t understand this. Do you mean a few elected dolts can demand what is done to a huge community? The citizens own the heritage. Was law enforcement disbanded, or forbidden? Heaven please help us. If I had a statue of a military hero, or of Jesus Christ, the county officials can freely remove destroy these and the sheriff looks the other way. The only thing I know about the socialist/communist rule is the minimum learned in formal education. Even in the 40’s and 50’s. Me thinks I better do some studying!!

  4. LC in Texas permalink
    August 16, 2017 2:35 pm

    “The city council quietly approved the removal late on Monday in a unanimous vote”, sounds like a bunch of wimps or illegals – definitely not American!

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