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    Richmond’s stately Monument Avenue looks slightly different Thursday than it did Wednesday, and will look different in the near future. On the tree-lined street, flanked by mansions, statues memorializing Virginian Confederate generals are in the process of being removed, and the city’s mayor promises all on city-owned land will come down. On Thursday morning, a graffiti-filled base was all that was left in the intersection of Monument Avenue and N. Arthur Ashe Boulevard, after Wednesday’s removal of the equestrian statue...
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Chad Wolf announced on Wednesday that it is deploying Rapid Deployment Teams (RDT) across the country to protect federal monuments from “violent anarchists and rioters” during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. In a statment, DHS said that Wolf had created the DHS Protecting American Communities Task Force (PACT), which is “a special task force to coordinate Departmental law enforcement agency assets in protecting our nation’s historic monuments, memorials, statues, and federal facilities.”...
    Despite the fact Confederate monuments in Virginia’s capital of Richmond have started to come down after Wednesday’s emergency order by Mayor Levar Stoney, Charlottesville’s statues, which in part led to the new law allowing localities to remove Confederate monuments, are still in place. “Here in Charlottesville, we have a monument to Robert E. Lee in Market Street Park, and a monument to Stonewall Jackson in Justice Park, both in the heart of downtown, both still standing,” said reporter Hawes Spencer. Even...
    A DISTRAUGHT man carrying a flag that read “Protect Confederate Monuments” ran into a sea of protesters who gathered to watch the Stonewall Jackson statue be taken down. As city workers were working on removing the Confederate commanders statue from its pedestal in Richmond Virginia, a lone man ran through the crowd to the base of the statue, flag in hand and stood guard. 6 The man running across Stonewall Jacksons statue with the flag on his shoulder The protesters...
    A DISTRAUGHT man carrying a flag that read “Protect Confederate Monuments” ran into a sea of protesters who gathered to watch the Stonewall Jackson statue be taken down. As city workers were working on removing the Confederate commanders statue from its pedestal in Richmond Virginia, a lone man ran through the crowd to the base of the statue, flag in hand and stood guard. 6 The man running across Stonewall Jacksons statue with the flag on his shoulder The crowd...
    Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) said it was not “fair” people had to look at statues and monuments of  Confederate soldiers while discussing an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) offered by her colleague Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) that would change the names of all Army bases named for Confederate generals and require the removal of monuments that commemorate the Confederacy. Mitchell said, “The president also tweeting that he is threatening now to veto the...
    Richmond, Virginia Mayor Levar Stoney ordered the immediate removal of all Confederate statues in the city, in part because of concerns about protesters being injured in trying to forcibly topple them, The Spokesman reported. The Virginia city was, for a period of time, the capitol city of the Confederate States of America, and monuments to that part of the city’s history dot its landscape. In the past few weeks, however, following massive protests resulting from the death of George Floyd,...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal agency that was created to improve the nation’s response to terrorism announced Wednesday that it will be adding the protection of statues and monuments to its mission. Acting U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf says the agency has established a task force to protect historic landmarks against vandalism and destruction from “violent anarchists and rioters around the nation. Wolf said DHS personnel would be deployed over the Fourth of July weekend to protect...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal agency that was created to improve the nation’s response to terrorism announced Wednesday that it will be adding the protection of statues and monuments to its mission. Acting U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf says the agency has established a task force to protect historic landmarks against vandalism and destruction from “violent anarchists and rioters” around the nation. Wolf said DHS personnel would be deployed over the Fourth of July weekend to protect...
    By Denise Lavoie | Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney on Wednesday ordered the immediate removal of all Confederate statues on city land, saying he was using his emergency powers to speed up the healing process for the former capital of the Confederacy amid weeks of protests over police brutality and racial injustice. Work crews began removing a statue of Gen. Stonewall Jackson early Wednesday afternoon. Flatbed trucks and other equipment were also spotted at several other...
    DIRECTOR Spike Lee has compared the Confederate flag to swastikas, and said such monuments need to be taken down. Lee, 63, said during a recent interview on Luminary’s Black List podcast: “F**k that flag.” 5 Spike Lee, 63, recently compared swastikas to the Confederate flagCredit: AP:Associated Press “That flag, to me, [makes me feel] the same way my Jewish brothers and sisters feel about the swastika,” the BlacKkKlansman director said, according to Variety. “And them motherf**king Confederate statues need to...
    Navigating a precarious political instant, Trump proceeds seizing upon widening cultural divisions in a way he believes will appeal to voters concerned about basic safety and purchase — despite polls demonstrating wide disapproval of how he is dealing with race relations. As he distributes wished posters of suspected vandals on his Twitter feed and warns all those who splashed red paint on statues of George Washington to transform themselves in, Trump is also stoking racial tensions applying language and tropes...
    A MAYOR in Virginia has ordered that all Confederate monuments are removed from city land immediately. On Wednesday, Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney ordered the immediate removal of all of the contentious statues in his jurisdiction amid widespread protests and civil unrest. Protesters rally against racial inequality in RichmondCredit: Jay Paul The Richmond mayor declared that all of the monuments would be immediately removedCredit: Jay Paul Work crews began removing a statue of General Stonewall Jackson that afternoon, while flatbed trucks...
    Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney on Wednesday ordered the immediate removal of all Confederate statues on city land, saying he was using his emergency powers to speed up the healing process for the former capital of the Confederacy amid weeks of protests over police brutality and racial injustice. Work crews began removing a statue of Gen. Stonewall Jackson early Wednesday afternoon. Flatbed trucks and other equipment were also spotted at several other Confederate monuments along Richmonds famed Monument Avenue. Another famous...
    The mayor of Richmond, Va., on Wednesday ordered the immediate removal of all Confederate monuments standing on city property, saying that is past time for the statues to come down.  Fellow Richmonders, today I order the immediate removal of Confederate monuments from their pedestals, Mayor Levar Stoney (D) said in an address announcing the order, noting that city officials had already begun the process of removing monuments to former Confederate leaders. Stoney introduced a resolution during a Richmond City Council meeting...
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney on Wednesday ordered the immediate removal of all Confederate statues in the city, saying he was using his emergency powers to speed up the healing process for the former capital of the Confederacy amid weeks of protests over police brutality and racial injustice. Work crews began removing a statue of Gen. Stonewall Jackson early Wednesday afternoon. Flatbed trucks and other equipment were also spotted at several other Confederate monuments along Richmond’s famed...
    A DESCENDANT of Robert E Lee says Confederate monuments must come down if the United States wants peace and equality. Reverend Robert Lee IV, the great-great-great-nephew of Lee, told ABC News that removing monuments and memorials to the Confederacy is a “no brainer.” 7 Reverend Robert Lee IV, the great-great-great-nephew of Lee, says if the US wants equality, Confederate symbols must be taken downCredit: ABC Lee was the general of the Confederate Army who fought to protect slavery as an...
    By Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trumps administration has put special law enforcement teams in place to protect monuments it believes could be vandalized by protesters over the 4th of July holiday weekend, the Department of Homeland Security announced on Wednesday. The announcement did not provide details on the teams sizes or makeup, how much the deployment cost, or how they would respond to any perceived threats. It also did not say exactly which memorials would be guarded...
    A special federal unit will be deployed across the country for the July 4 weekend in order to protect federal monuments and statues from a possible fresh wave of domestic extremist vandalism, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf announced Wednesday. In an interview on Fox & Friends with hosts Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt and Brian Kilmeade, Wolf said that the idea was sparked by the lawlessness in a variety of communities over the past four weeks and President Trumps drive to take strong...
    (CNN)The Department of Homeland Security announced a new task force Wednesday centered on protecting American monuments, memorials and statues. DHS is answering the Presidents call to use our law enforcement personnel across the country to protect our historic landmarks, said Chad Wolf, acting Secretary of Homeland Security, in a news release. The Protecting American Communities Task Force will coordinate the DHS response, which may include assessing any potential unrest or deploying personnel, according to the press release. DHS will also...
    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A statue of a Confederate soldier that stands in a Maryland cemetery was toppled and two other monuments on its grounds were defaced, according to police. Frederick Police Lt. Andrew Alcorn told the Frederick News Post that officers found the Confederate statue destroyed when responding to Mount Olivet Cemetery on Tuesday morning. The statue had been beheaded and could be seen on the ground splattered in red paint. Cemetery Superintendent Ronald Pearcey told the newspaper it...
    Submit your letter to the editor via this form. Read more Letters to the Editor.    Statues aren’t more important than people We create monuments to celebrate what we value. For decades, Mexico has focused on monuments honoring educators, scientists, and artists. Now, finally, the U.S. is recognizing that we have focused on monuments to people who fought for the right to own, torture, and kill their fellow human beings. They could be in a Museum of Shame, but not...
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will be deploying special units nationwide to protect monuments over the July 4 weekend, as the Trump administration continues its hardline stance on protesters. “The upcoming July 4th holiday weekend has the potential for increased disruptive activity at specific locations across the country that could threaten our personnel and the Federal facilities and property they protect,” acting DHS Secretary Chad WolfChad WolfThe Hills Coronavirus Report: Geopolitical adviser Parag Khanna criticizes US, China leadership on...
    Madison Summers July 1, 2020 0 Comments Acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Chad Wolf is sharing the news about a new task force being created to protect monuments, statues, and memorials. In a press release on Wednesday, Wolf announced the creation of DHS’s Protecting American Communities Task Force (PACT), which is “a special task force to coordinate Departmental law enforcement agency assets in protecting our nation’s historic monuments, memorials, statues, and federal facilities.” “DHS is answering the...
    The Department of Homeland Security has created a specialized task force dedicated to protecting national monuments, statues, and memorials. Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, Chad F. Wolf, announced the creation of the DHS Protecting American Communities Task Force on Wednesday morning. The group will coordinate departmental law enforcement agency assets to best defend the monuments. “DHS is answering the President’s call to use our law enforcement personnel across the country to protect our historic landmarks,” Wolf said in a DHS...