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  • The Southern Baptist Ban on Confederate Flags

    06/15/2016 12:52:03 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 52 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 6/15/16 | MATT VASILOGAMBROS
    Southern Baptist churches in the United States will no longer display the Confederate battle flag.
  • New Orleans delays bid process for Confederate monument removal

    05/24/2016 3:13:23 PM PDT · by BBell · 21 replies
    NEW ORLEANS (WWL-TV) The city of New Orleans has cancelled the start of the monument relocation bid process that was scheduled Monday as the matter continues to be stayed by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. The decision to remove four monuments that celebrate Confederate era figures or events and the bid process to have them removed has been marked by controversy and court hearings. The city council voted late last year to have the Robert E. Lee statue at Lee Circle, The P.G.T. Beauregard statue near City Park, the Jefferson Davis Memorial on Jefferson Davis Parkway and the...
  • H.R.2822 Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016

    05/20/2016 5:04:47 AM PDT · by philman_36 · 9 replies
    http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d114:HR02822: ^ | 5-20-16 | U.S. House of Representatives
    A BILL Making appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the Department of the Interior, environment, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, and for other purposes, namely: Amendments... H.AMDT.592 (A062) Amends: H.R.2822 Sponsor: Rep Huffman, Jared [CA-2] (offered 7/7/2015) AMENDMENT DESCRIPTION: Amendment inserted...
  • Tx School Board Ignores Arabic Connection to Slavery-Renames Other Schools

    05/09/2016 3:44:57 PM PDT · by magna carta · 11 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | May 9,2016 | Lana Shadwick
    Houston-The protest organizer at an Arabic Immersion Magnet School says it is ironic that the seventh largest school district in the U.S. is ignoring the Arabic cultures long and ongoing culture of enslavement while stripping names off of schools of anyone connected with the Confederacy or slavery (and spending millions to do so). The leader of Stop the Magnet, Liz Theiss, also said she does not understand why the school would reroute school buses and parent pick-up routes where protesters were playing the Islamic Call To Prayer.
  • The Stubborn Persistence of Confederate Monuments

    04/26/2016 8:41:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | April 25, 2016 | David A. Graham
    For most Americans, today is the second day of work this week. But state employees in Alabama, Mississippi, and Georgia are just kicking off the work week: They had Monday off for Confederate Memorial Day. Last July, it seemed like the momentum against the Confederacy had turned definitively, the biggest reversal since July of 1863. After the massacre at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina lowered the Confederate battle flag from the capitol grounds. Alabama Governor Robert Bentley ordered it removed in Montgomery, the former capital of the Confederacy, too. Cities and states began tearing down or quietly removing...
  • Confederate emblem 'anti-American,' judge in flag case says

    04/13/2016 3:57:16 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 63 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 4/13/16 | Emily Wagster Pettus
    A federal judge said Tuesday that the Confederate emblem on the Mississippi flag is "anti-American" because it represents those who fought to leave the United States. But U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves is not yet saying whether he will fully consider a lawsuit that seeks to eliminate the flag as a state symbol. Reeves heard more than three hours of arguments about motions in the lawsuit that Carlos Moore, an African-American attorney from Grenada, Mississippi, filed against the state. Moore is asking Reeves to declare the flag an unconstitutional relic of slavery.
  • Bill to block removal of Confederate monuments rejected (Louisiana)

    04/06/2016 11:59:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 6, 2016 1:59 PM EDT | Megan Trimble
    A proposal to stop the teardown of Louisianas Confederate monuments and step into an ongoing fight in New Orleans has failed to win support in the state Senate, blocked by Democratic lawmakers. Sen. Beth Mizell, a Republican who lives 70 miles north of New Orleans, sought to create a state commission to sign off on monument removals. She told senators: History is bigger than a single community or the mood of a moment. The argument failed to sway Democrats on the committee, all of whom are black.
  • Removal of Confederate symbols turns nasty in New Orleans

    03/25/2016 7:06:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 65 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 25, 2016 9:47 AM EDT | Cain Burdeau
    Backlash against a plan to remove prominent Confederate monuments in New Orleans has been tinged by death threats, intimidation and even what may have been the intentional torching of a contractors Lamborghini. For now, at least, things have gotten so nasty the city hasnt found a contractor willing to bear the risk of tearing down the monuments. The city doesnt have its own equipment to move them and is now in talks to find a company, even discussing doing the work at night to avoid further tumult.Initially, it appeared the monuments would be removed quickly after the majority black City...
  • Trump to Confederate flag: You're fired! (2015)

    02/22/2016 4:59:44 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 64 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/23/15 | Adam B. Lerner
    When asked whether he supported South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s decision to call for the Confederate battle flag to be taken down from out front of the State Capitol building, Trump said he did. “I would take it down, yes,” the billionaire real estate mogul said. “I think they should put it in a museum and respect whatever it is you have to respect.”Then, when asked what woman he would like to see on the new $10 bill, he responded — to laughter — “My mother.”The questions came after Trump spoke outside his Trump National Golf Club in Virginia. There,...
  • Pro-Ted Cruz robocall blasting Trump and Gov. Haley on Confederate flag

    02/19/2016 1:12:51 PM PST · by springwater13 · 70 replies
    A pro-Ted Cruz robo-telephone call is blasting Donald Trump for butting his nose into support of the Confederate flag coming down. The recorded message, coming late in the campaign, also takes a jab at Gov. Nikki Haley. “Put it in a museum, let it go,” the recording says, quoting Trump and his view on removing the flag. An announcer then picks up by saying “That’s Donald Trump supporting Nikki Haley removing the battle flag from the Confederate memorial in Columbia.” It adds “people like Donald Trump are always butting their noses into other people’s business,” and that “Trump talks about...
  • Federal judge allows New Orleans to proceed with Confederate monument removal

    A federal court ruling issued Tuesday (Jan. 26) has killed an attempt by supporters of four Confederate monuments in New Orleans to prevent Mayor Mitch Landrieu from taking them down. The lawsuit from the Monumental Task Committee, Louisiana Landmarks Society, Foundation for Historical Louisiana and Beauregard Camp No. 130 challenged whether the city had the legal standing to remove the monuments, among other points. The City Council voted 6-1 last month, at the mayor's request, to declare as public nuisances monuments to Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, P.G.T. Beauregard and the Battle of Liberty Place, allowing the city to remove...
  • Federal Judge shoots down injunction to prevent removal of New Orleans Confederate Monuments

    01/26/2016 2:33:34 PM PST · by Rebeleye · 29 replies
    New Orleans Advocate ^ | 26 January 2016 | Ramon Antonio Vargas
    A federal judge in New Orleans on Tuesday denied a request for an injunction to stop the city from removing four monuments related to the Confederacy. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier ruled that the New Orleans City Council's 6-1 vote in December to take down monuments to Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, P.G.T Beauregard and a white militia group that led a rebellion against the state's integrated, Reconstruction-era government did not break the law or violate the plaintiffs’ constitutional rights.
  • Contractor Hired To Remove Louisiana Confederate Monuments Finds His Lambo Burned To The Ground

    01/21/2016 1:45:12 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 111 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 01/19/2016 | Jason Torchinsky
    Just a few days ago, David Mahler had his contracting company quit the agreements with the state of Louisiana to remove Confederate monuments, citing death threats and threatening calls to his home. It seems like quitting wasn’t enough for some disturbed people, as his Lamborghini was found burned to the ground this morning.TV station WDSU reports there’s almost nothing left of the $200,000 Lamborghini Huracan, just four, tire-less wheels surrounding a pile of ash and some surprisingly durable seat frames.Someone who saw the streamers-in-the-wind liveried Huracan at a Baton Rouge Cars and Coffee recently posted this before-and-after image:Yikes. While there...
  • Mayor supports removing Confederate Monument from Forest Park

    12/24/2015 9:12:24 AM PST · by Darth Gill · 17 replies
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | Steve Giegerich
    ST. LOUIS - Mayor Francis Slay is calling for the removal of a monument to Confederate soldiers from Forest Park. The mayor took the position after a special committee recommended earlier this month that the monument be either donated to the Missouri Civil War Museum or placed into storage. Either option would cost the city $129,280 to dismantle the monument, according to the report by the St. Louis Confederate Monument Reappraisal Committee.
  • St. Paul's Episcopal Church to remove images of Confederate flags

    11/28/2015 3:09:39 PM PST · by lqcincinnatus · 18 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | November 23, 2015 | LAURA KEBEDE
    The historic St. Paul’s Episcopal Church known as the “Cathedral of the Confederacy” has begun removing all images of the Confederate flag from within its walls. The measure includes six plaques with various versions of the Confederate flag, the church’s coat of arms with the flag on kneelers at the high altar, and bookplates in some books in the church’s library. The coat of arms will be retired, and the church will start to dig deeper in its history, the role of race and slavery in that history, and how parishioners can engage in conversations about race in the Richmond...
  • University Students Comforted with ‘Counseling’ after Seeing Confederate Flag on Laptop

    11/25/2015 4:14:50 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 62 replies
    University students in Massachusetts who were upset by an image of a Confederate flag sticker on another student’s laptop were offered counseling services at Framingham State University. The offer came after the university’s “chief diversity and inclusion officer,” Sean Huddleston, described the display of the small Confederate flag sticker as a “bias incident.”
  • UW-L discusses 'fear and angst' over Confederate flag (Oh, the Horror!)

    11/19/2015 6:52:18 PM PST · by ThE_RiPpEr. · 12 replies
    La Crosse Tribune ^ | 11/19/2015 | JOURDAN VIAN
    A Confederate flag on University of Wisconsin-La Crosse grounds has stirred up debate between advocates of free speech and proponents of inclusivity after a campus official apologized for the “fear and angst” caused by the banner. The controversy arose after Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Paula Knudson received complaints, both in the form of phone calls and official “hate and bias” reports, about the flag’s presence on the grille cover of a semi-tractor parked on the student center construction site. “It was numerous. Calls started coming, people started coming in, and other offices started calling in,” Knudson said Wednesday. The...
  • Fight over Confederate Flag decal could be investigated as hate crime, police say [Salt Lake City]

    11/04/2015 6:26:22 AM PST · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    fox13now.com ^ | Updated at 10:45am, November 3, 2015 | by Matt McDonald
    SALT LAKE CITY -- A fight outside a Salt Lake City hotel early Sunday morning could possibly be investigated as a hate crime, authorities said Monday. Cell phone video captured a black man throw a punch at a Caucasian man who knocked him out. The fight was over an argument about a Confederate Flag decal on a truck parked at the Red Lion Hotel. The truck belonged to Kelly Leeper’s friend. Leeper was in town for the Garth Brooks concert. On Sunday, he said looked out the window of his room at the Red Lion and saw a group of...
  • A Plan to Honor Martin Luther King at a Southern Civil War Symbol [Already in Trouble]

    10/24/2015 11:48:22 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 24 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 21, 2015 | RICHARD FAUSSET
    The idea is suffused with a simple poetry: A bell would be placed atop Stone Mountain, the massive granite outcropping east of Atlanta invoked by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in his I Have a Dream speech one of the places from which, as Dr. King imagined it, a nation no longer divided by racism might let freedom ring. But this Freedom Bell proposal, unveiled this month by a state government authority as a tribute to the civil rights leader, has become mired in complications and controversy, the latest skirmish over Southern symbols prompted by the racially...
  • Confederate flag supporters indicted under Georgia terrorism law

    10/14/2015 6:49:45 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/13/15
    A Georgia grand jury formally charged 15 members of a group supporting the Confederate flag on terror charges following a July confrontation with a black family who was celebrating a childs birthday, according to an indictment released Monday. Douglas County District Attorney Brian Fortner said members of the Respect the Flag group violated the states Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act and made terroristic threats when their caravan of vehicles bearing the rebel flag drove past a neighborhood party. We do want to say that we respect the rights of all citizens to exercise their First Amendment right, but were...
  • Confederate Flag Supporters Indicted in Clash With Black Partygoers['anti-street gang ordinance']

    10/12/2015 11:44:09 AM PDT · by Theoria · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 12 Oct 2015 | Richard Fausset
    In an unusual legal maneuver, the district attorney in this suburb of Atlanta has won indictments against 15 supporters of the Confederate battle flag, accusing them of violating the states anti-street gang ordinance during a confrontation with black partygoers in July, the district attorney said on Monday. Prosecutors say that members of the group, which calls itself Respect the Flag, threatened a group of African-Americans participating in an outdoor party on July 25. A cellphone video of part of the episode shows several white men driving away from the party in a convoy of pickup trucks with the Confederate battle...
  • A monument to MLK will crown Stone Mountain

    10/11/2015 10:48:18 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 52 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | October 11, 2015 | Jim Galloway
    On the summit of Stone Mountain, yards away from where Ku Klux Klansmen once burned giant crosses, just above and beyond the behemoth carving of three Confederate heroes, state authorities have agreed to erect a monument to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Specifically, an elevated tower featuring a replica of the Liberty Bell would celebrate the single line in the civil rights martyrs 1963 I Have a Dream speech that makes reference to the 825-foot-tall hunk of granite: Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia. (snip) Gov. Nathan Deal has green-lighted the projects, and a formal...
  • Alachua Florida County Commissioners vote to remove Confederate memorial monument in Gainesville

    09/23/2015 10:32:25 AM PDT · by Rebeleye · 10 replies
    The Gainesville Sun ^ | 22 Sept 2015 | April Warren
    The Alachua County Commission voted late Tuesday night to move the county's Confederate Memorial Soldiers' Monument to the Matheson History Museum.
  • More than 20 Christiansburg High students out of class after wearing Confederate flags on clothing

    09/17/2015 3:18:55 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 37 replies
    WBDJ7.com ^ | September 17, 2015 | Justin Ward
    More than 20 Christiansburg High School students are out of class Thursday morning after wearing Confederate flags on their clothing. According to Montgomery County Public Schools spokesperson Brenda Drake, the students were originally put in in-school suspension. However, the students didnt comply and were told to leave school for the day. This involves 22 or 23 students, according to Drake. Several students were given in-school-suspension and 17 were given out of school suspension for disrupting the school day. The students protested the school's decision across the street Thursday morning. Some students received three days of out-of-school suspension; others received one...
  • Christiansburg High School students suspended for wearing Confederate Flag [southwest Virginia]

    09/17/2015 8:11:37 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 20 replies
    WSLS Television Roanoke Virginia ^ | 17 September 2015 | WSLS Jenna Zibton - Virginia Today Anchor
    from rural southwest Virginia, WSLS television (Roanoke) CHRISTIANSBURG (WSLS 10) About 20 Christiansburg High School students were suspended Thursday after wearing clothing with the Confederate Flag on it. wearing clothing with the Confederate Flag on it. Montgomery County Public Schools spokeswoman Brenda Drake says 22 or 23 students came to school violating the dress code. Drake says they were given the opportunity to comply with the dress code, but refused so they were given one day of in school suspension (ISS). Drake says the students became disruptive in ISS and refused to follow school rules so the majority of...
  • California lawmakers vote to ban Confederate names from public buildings

    The California Legislature on Tuesday sent the governor a measure that would bar the naming of public buildings, including schools, after Confederate leaders from the Civil War. Sen. Steve Glazer (D-Orinda) said the bill "shines the light" on the practice of naming buildings in a way "where we are celebrating traitorous leaders" who "attempted to break our nation in two to continue to enslave black people." His bill would affect two schools named after Gen. Robert E. Lee, one in Long Beach and the other in San Diego. Senate passed the bill, SB 539, by a 31-2 vote, with two...
  • Democratic Party shuts their fair booth over Confederate-flag sales

    08/29/2015 10:23:58 PM PDT · by euram · 61 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | Aug 29, 2015 | wire reports
    The local Democratic Party has closed its booth at a county fair in northeastern Ohio because officials wont ban the sale of Confederate flags at the event.
  • Why a Virginia principal refuses to take down her schools Confederate flags

    08/23/2015 11:17:19 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 22, 2015 | Peter Holley
    As students entered Hurley High School in Hurley, Va., for the first day of classes this week, they passed through a set of bright red doors on which the Confederate battle flag is boldly painted.
  • Civil War Re-Enactment Canceled After Charleston Slayings [South Carolina]

    08/20/2015 8:54:18 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 16 replies
    AP, via ABCNews.com ^ | August 19, 2015 | AP
    A Civil War battle re-enactment at a historic South Carolina planation has been canceled in the wake of the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a Charleston church in June. Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant will not host the re-enactment of the Battle of Secessionville that was scheduled for November, according to local media outlets. Boone Hall marketing director Rick Benthall said the event comes too soon after the slayings at Emanuel AME Church on June 17. Benthall said it was canceled out of respect for the victims' families and to allow the community to heal. "It was...
  • Washington & Lee Denies Sons of Confederate Veterans Access to Lee Chapel on Lee-Jackson Day

    08/19/2015 6:19:52 AM PDT · by Rebeleye · 11 replies
    WBDJ Television ^ | 18 April 2015 | Kirhee Stewart
    Walter Wilmore is a member of the Stonewall Brigade of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Last month, he applied to hold a ceremony on Lee-Jackson Day here at the Lee Chapel at Washington and Lee University. A few weeks later, he received a notice in the mail rejecting the organization's request to use the chapel. Wilmore says the group has been holding the ceremony there for 14 years and he's shocked the request was denied.
  • UT-Austin officials to remove Jefferson Davis Statue

    08/13/2015 10:20:13 AM PDT · by Rebeleye · 19 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | 13 Aug 2015 | Ally Murtick
    UT-Austin President Gregory Fenves announced that the statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis will soon have a new home. UT is relocating the Davis statue to an exhibit in the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.
  • Rebel recall: Virginians told to turn in Confederate-themed license plates

    08/07/2015 7:02:10 PM PDT · by Bobby_Taxpayer · 30 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 7 Aug 2015 | Fox News
    Virginia is targeting 1,691 license plates bearing the Confederate battle flag in a statewide recall that will replace the existing tags with new ones without the controversial image. The Virginian-Pilot reported that its unclear how quickly the flag tags will disappear from state highways now that the plates are being recalled and replaced following a federal judges ruling Thursday lifting a 2001 injunction that allowed the image. Were working as quickly as possible to get this done, Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles spokeswoman Brandy Brubaker told the paper. Vehicle owners with the flag plates will be sent new Sons of...
  • Stand By The Flag Rally

    08/07/2015 9:03:48 AM PDT · by euram · 12 replies
    Facebook ^ | Aug 2, 2015 | Unknown
    D.C. RALLY UPDATE: The permit for the Lincoln Memorial has been APPROVED!! We're all systems GO for ‪#‎StandByTheFlag‬ ‪#‎WashingtonDC‬ ‪#‎September5‬ PLEASE SHARE THIS EVENT FLIER EVERYWHERE!!!
  • Virginia recalling specialty license plates featuring Confederate battle flag

    08/07/2015 8:47:34 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 23 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | August 5, 2015 | Bill Bartel
    Virginia is recalling the 1,691 specialty license plates featuring a Confederate battle flag, state officials said Thursday. But it's unclear how quickly the flag tags will disappear from roadways. The affected motorists will be sent new Sons of Confederate Veterans tags along with a letter telling them they have 30 days before the old plate is invalid, said Department of Motor Vehicles spokeswoman Brandy Brubaker. However, the replacement tag doesn't exist yet. The DMV will work with the heritage group to come up with a new flagless plate design, Brubaker said. Then the plate has to be manufactured and sent...
  • Confederate Flag supporters rally through Myrtle Beach

    08/05/2015 9:16:05 AM PDT · by euram · 4 replies
    WPDE.com ^ | Aug 1 2015 | Erin MacPherson
    About 50 different vehicles, including motorcycles, trucks, and tractor trailers, drove from Coastal Grand Strand Mall through Market Common and up to North Myrtle Beach.
  • Scores attend Confederate flag rally in King

    08/05/2015 9:07:57 AM PDT · by euram · 10 replies
    Winston-Salem Journal ^ | Aug 2 2015 | Jordan Howse
    A seemingly never-ending line of cars, pickups, SUVs and even a replica Hazzard County sheriffs cruiser drove out of the parking lot of Central Park in King on Saturday to start the Confederate Pride Ride through Stokes County.
  • Confederate flag rally in Danville draws hundreds

    08/05/2015 9:00:08 AM PDT · by euram · 1 replies
    Roanoke Times ^ | Aug 2 2015 | Denice Thibodeau
    DANVILLE More than 300 Confederate flag supporters gathered at the Sutherlin Mansion on Sunday to show their support for keeping the Third National flag of the Confederacy atop a war memorial on the mansions grounds.
  • Thousands expected at Confederate flag rally Saturday in Hillsborough

    08/05/2015 8:55:12 AM PDT · by euram · 18 replies
    Times-News ^ | Aug 5, 2015 | Mark Schultz
    Saturdays rally follows a July 18 rally in nearby Graham where about 1,500 people demonstrated outside the Alamance County Courthouse to support a statue that displays a Confederate soldier. Alamance County Taking Back Alamance County held that rally after another group announced it would ask county leaders to remove the monument because it represented slavery, The Burlington Times-News reported.
  • Montgomery boxes Confederate statue to protect it from vandalism

    08/04/2015 5:07:41 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 08/03/2015 | Bill Turque
    Montgomery County has erected a wooden box around a Confederate monument recently spray-painted with the words Black Lives Matter, in hopes of shielding the statue from further vandalism as officials seek to move it out of downtown Rockville. County workers put up the barrier Friday, about a week after the words appeared across the base of the 102-year-old bronze statue of a Confederate soldier
  • Heres How Many Lives Were Taken in Just 8 Armed Attacks in Gun Free Zones

    08/02/2015 10:03:46 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/02/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Calls for more gun control almost always follow a public crime or terror attack in which the attackeror attackersuse a gun. Yet many of the most infamousattacks take place in gun free zonesplaces where law-abiding citizens disarm themselves to comply with the rules while criminals take advantage of disarmed masses and open fire. What follows are just a few of the many examples of shootings in gun free zones that could be listed. There is not one type of firearm that can be blamedthe weapon used was sometimes a handgun, sometimes a rifle, other times a shotgunnor is there one...
  • Gun used in Garland, Texas attempted terror attack may be from Fast and Furious

    08/02/2015 7:41:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/02/2015 | Taylor Millard
    The gun used during the attempted terror attack on the “Draw Muhammad” event in Texas may have been bought from the Arizona store linked to Fast and Furious. Los Angeles Times broke the news yesterday which also included the nugget that Nadir Soofi’s purchase was known by the federal government (emphasis mine). Soofi’s attempt to buy a gun caught the attention of authorities, who slapped a seven-day hold on the transaction, according to his Feb. 24, 2010, firearms transaction record, which was reviewed by the Los Angeles Times. Then, for reasons that remain unclear, the hold was lifted after...
  • Group takes a shovel to Confederate Generals grave

    07/24/2015 7:58:31 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    News Channel 3 ^ | July 22, 2015 | Eryn Taylor
    Group takes a shovel to Confederate Generals grave Posted 10:18 pm, July 22, 2015, by Eryn Taylor MEMPHIS, Tenn. A group was fed up with waiting, so they got a shovel and dug up a patch of grass next to Nathan Bedford Forrests grave and statue in a public park in the Medical District. The group says they wanted the statue and remains removed for a long time, because he was a Confederate soldier, a KKK leader and a slave trader. If hes gone, some of this racism and race-hate might be gone, said Isaac Richmond with Commission on...
  • Man drives several hours to fix grass next to Nathan Bedford Forrests statue and grave

    07/24/2015 3:45:01 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 24 replies
    WREG.com ^ | July 23, 2015 | JESSICA GERTLER
    Some people are calling a religious group vandals and claim they broke the law when they dug up a patch of grass next to a Confederate generals grave in a Memphis park Wednesday. Thursday, a man drove hundreds of miles to plant new grass. When I saw this last night, my wife couldnt understand why I was shaking so badly, Scott Hudson of Lincoln County, Tennessee, said. He watched WREGs story on a group who dug up a patch of grass next to Nathan Bedford Forrests statue and grave. The group called the move symbolic, and said theyre standing up...
  • Leggett Says Work Underway to Remove Confederate Statue in Rockville [MD]

    07/23/2015 4:19:10 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 24 replies
    Bethesda Magazine ^ | July 21, 2015 | ANDREW METCALF
    Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett said Tuesday the process is underway to remove the Confederate statue from the Red Brick Courthouse grounds in Rockville. Leggett said in a phone interview with Bethesda Beat that the county is getting estimates from contractors to remove the statue, which he expects to receive by the end of the week. Were in the process of getting it done, Leggett said. The county executive said the county hasnt decided where to relocate the statue once its removed from the courthouse grounds. The removal question is resolved, Leggett said. The only question now is where it...
  • Group takes a shovel to Confederate Generals grave

    07/23/2015 4:08:17 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 58 replies
    WREG.com ^ | July 22, 2015 | ERYN TAYLOR
    A group was fed up with waiting, so they got a shovel and dug up a patch of grass next to Nathan Bedford Forrests grave and statue in a public park in the Medical District. The group says they wanted the statue and remains removed for a long time, because he was a Confederate soldier, a KKK leader and a slave trader. If hes gone, some of this racism and race-hate might be gone, said Isaac Richmond with Commission on Religion and Racism. We got a fresh shovel full, and we hope that everybody else will follow suit and...
  • Family says someone fired shots at truck that flew Confederate flag

    07/22/2015 3:46:22 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 76 replies
    WSOCTV.com ^ | July 21, 2015 | Ken Lemon
    A Gastonia family has removed a Confederate flag from their truck after they said someone fired half a dozen gunshots at them this weekend. The shooting happened Saturday night and bullets narrowly missed a passenger's head. The family showed Eyewitness News reporter Ken Lemon the damage and told him they believe they were targeted. The father of two, who did not want to be identified, took it down and told Lemon it's not worth flying anymore.
  • 10 Dead, 34 Wounded In Weekend Violence

    07/21/2015 8:44:08 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 23 replies
    The Chicago Tribune (via Second City Cop) ^ | 20 July 2015 | Chicago Tribune Staff
    At least 10 people were killed or found dead under suspicious circumstances since 3 p.m. Friday afternoon across Chicago. Among the dead were the decomposing bodies of a mother and her three children found in an East Chatham home with evidence of trauma and a fire that was never reported, and three men dead in a double-murder-suicide in the Mayfair neighborhood Friday afternoon. Thirty-five people were also wounded in shootings as far north as the Albany Park neighborhood and as far south as Roseland. Some of the wounded were in critical condition. No side of the city was without a...
  • Exhuming the bodies in / at <b><i><u>Arlington Cemetery</b></i></u> in Virginia

    07/21/2015 9:28:42 AM PDT · by Stanwood_Dave · 6 replies
    7/21/15 | D.P. Guadalupe, A.K.A., Stanwooddave
    Call their bluff and ask about exhuming the bodies in / at Arlington Cemetery in Virginia
  • NAACP still pushing to sandblast Confederate leaders from Stone Mountain

    07/20/2015 7:21:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 20, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Once the Confederate Battle Flag came down on the grounds of the South Carolina Capitol complex, the Left had won their great victory and everyone could go home and get on with their lives, right? (I’ll pause for a moment so everyone can finish laughing.) Of course not. Nothing is ever truly going to be enough, and the NAACP has been on a push for more than a week with a larger target in mind. A much, much larger target. They would like the 90 by 190 foot sculpture at Stone Mountain Park in Georgia sandblasted from the face of...
  • Hundreds rally to support Confederate flag

    07/20/2015 3:08:44 PM PDT · by euram · 14 replies
    WLBD ^ | July 18 2015 | Catherine Patterson
    Leesburg GA - Hundreds of people in Leesburg came together in support of the Confederate flag today. About 400 people traveled through Lee County and Albany to show their support for the confederate flag.