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Posted on 08/26/2018 7:49:58 AM PDT by yesthatjallen
A board member at the University of North Carolina is calling for a Confederate statue to be promptly reinstalled on the Chapel Hill campus after it was toppled by protesters earlier this month.
Citing state law on monuments and memorials, UNC Board of Governors member Thom Goolsby said in a YouTube video that the well-known Silent Sam monument will be placed back on campus within 90 days.
A statue was torn down by a violent mob and the police stood by and did nothing as that happened, Goolsby said of the Aug. 20 incident.
He said that the universitys board is investigating and working with school officials to ensure that the perpetrators are punished, that judgement is sought for their felonious criminal acts.
Masked protestors calling for a world without white supremacy previously brought the statue down and buried the statues head in the dirt. Police later created a barrier around the empty pedestal and three arrest warrants have been issued, according to the local WRAL. The university said it is investigating the incident.
The statute that Goolsby referenced says that objects of remembrance must be placed back in their original location after 90 days if they are removed temporarily for a project. The law bars the removal of monuments located on public property.
We will make sure that the laws of our state are enforced, Goolsby said. We will not allow anarchy to reign on our campuses.
The Silent Sam toppling is one of a number of incidents of vandalism or protest on Confederate monuments in North Carolina. The fate of the statues has been a hot topic in the state in the year since the violent Unite the Right rally in nearby Charlottesville, Va.
A North Carolina Historical Commission voted last week to keep three Confederate monuments on the grounds of the state Capitol building, but voted to add context about slavery and civil rights, and called for an additional monument to be built honoring African-Americans contributions to the state.
Good for him. He is right!
I hope they fired all of the cops that stood by——and I like cops.
Socialists who today HATE the USA, also hate the rebels of 1861 who wanted to separate from the then USA.
Admittedly, I haven’t been paying close attention to the goings on at UNC-Ch for the past 45 years, but this may well be the first public push back against the liberalism that has pervaded this institution since I attended.
‘73, Morehead Scholar
Good for Thom Goolsby! I’d like to see it restored to a more prominent location on campus.
Even if you believe these statues should be removed we should never allow vandals and lynch mobs to decide what is acceptable in the public square.
The history of 'owning slaves' ended in 1865....is not a viable reason to remove the history of this country. Those that participated in that vandalism, students and antifa types from off campus, are part and parcel of the great uneducated in America which will in another decade will destroy this nation. Parents...if a child of yours had any part in this charade....bring tham home and put them to work....they are too immature to be in college.
Police forget that eventually they will face a real armed Americans that will wipe these criminals out.
Put a metal fence around it with barbed wire on the inside.
The statue appears to be seriously damaged in the pictures I have seen, yet the board seems confident it can be back in place within 90 days. Do you suppose they have the ability to recast it? If it goes back up showing obvious damage or repairs, the mob will have won.
Why can’t photographs of perps be used to prosecute the miscreants?
The same thing happened in Durham, NC. There were several vandals identified, but charges were not pressed. Why not?
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