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    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Days after protesters toppled a statue of Christopher Columbus in Baltimore’s Little Italy neighborhood, historians are weighing in on how communities should move forward with other statues involving controversial figures. On Friday, the Canton Community Association announced it will review whether the statue of founder John O’Donnell should stay or go. O’Donnell owned slaves, and present-day Canton sits on land that was once a plantation. In Columbus, Ohio, crews removed a statue of Columbus with a crane...
    (CNN)Theres only a stump where a statue of famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass once stood. The monument to Douglass, one of several in Rochester, New York, was found ripped from its base and disposed in a gorge over the weekend. Countless statues have fallen in recent weeks, but unlike Douglasss, they were all of men on the opposite side of history. The incident occurred either late July 4 or early July 5, according to Rochesters Communications Director Justin Roj. Apart from...
    Republican Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan sent a letter Monday to Acting U.S. Park Police Chief Gregory Monahan calling on the federal government to protect historic landmarks and memorials as statues across the U.S. have been destroyed. “In recent weeks, Americans have exercised their First Amendment rights to peacefully protest in the wake of the murder of George Floyd in the custody of the Minneapolis Police Department. Anarchists and left-wing violent extremists, however, have used lawful protests as cover to incite...
    Rep. Jared Golden (D-ME) said on Sunday that he is “confident” that Republicans and Democrats could override President Donald Trump’s potential veto of a defense bill that would rename military bases named after Confederate generals. The House and Senate Armed Services Committees both approved versions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would rename military bases named after Confederate generals. President Donald Trump promised last week to veto the NDAA if it contains a provision to rename America’s military...
    A new spending bill for legislative branch operations unveiled by House Democrats on Monday would order the removal of statues that depict people who served in the Confederacy or otherwise worked to uphold slavery from the Capitol. The legislation marks the latest effort by House Democrats to remove the statues that have drawn renewed scrutiny since George Floyds death in police custody sparked nationwide protests against racial injustice. The House Appropriations Committee is expected to advance the bill on Tuesday for...
    (CNN)The House Appropriations Committee is making moves to potentially remove the Confederate statues in the US Capitol.Tucked into the House Appropriations Committee legislative branch funding bill for next year, which funds House operations, is a directive for the Architect of the Capitol to remove statues or busts in the US Capitol that represent figures who participated in the Confederate Army or government.It also goes beyond just those with links to the confederacy, directing that the statues and busts of individuals...
    Long-held views on the discrimination against Black people and on memorials to the Confederacy are changing in Texas in the wake of George Floyd’s killing in Minneapolis police custody and the protests that followed, according to polling by the Texas Politics Project at the University of Texas. Texas registered voters’ opinions are split on the protests that followed Floyd’s death: 43% approve and 44% disapprove. Most voters younger than 29 (68%) approve of the protests, a view shared by 50%...
    President Donald Trump’s policy of putting “America first” has been extended past the nation’s borders and the water’s edge. A series of dozens of advertisements over the Independence Day weekend which the Trump re-election campaign placed on Facebook and Instagram promises to “protect” the iconic Christian statue known as “Christ the Redeemer,” or, “Cristo Redentor.” “The President wants to know who stood with him against the Radical Left,” the ads, run on pages for President Trump and Vice President Mike...
    (CNN)As cities across the US remove statues and memorials dedicated to figures in American history that some view as divisive, one Ohio city has offered to house eight of them.In a declaration of independence of sorts, Newton Falls City Manager David Lynch on July 4th proclaimed the city a Statuary Sanctuary City, giving amnesty to unwanted statues from across the country.In a letter, Lynch decreed that the city, 56 miles east of Cleveland, take in statues of George Washington, Abraham...
    Newton Falls, a small town in northeast Ohio, has declared itself a sanctuary city — but not for illegal immigrants. Instead, city manager David Lynch proclaimed Saturday that the town will be a Statuary Sanctuary City where monuments and statues being targeted for destruction across America will be given amnesty, WFMJ-TV reported. The city will welcome statues of the following people to make Newton Falls their new home: George Washington Abraham Lincoln Thomas Jefferson Ulysses S. Grant Patrick...
    House Democrats are pushing forward with their efforts to remove artwork and monuments honoring Confederate figures from the Capitol. Nearly one month after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called on lawmakers to introduce legislation that would allow for Congress to remove the pieces, two bills have been proposed that appear headed toward floor votes. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) plans to bring a bill he originally introduced in March to the floor, The Hill reports. The bill directs the...
    President Donald Trump’s determination to preserve iconic statues and monuments is so profound and all consuming that he’s apparently extending his policy abroad.  In a round of new digital ads, the Trump reelect asks people to support the president as he stands up to the angry mobs trying to tear down iconic memorials. In one specific ad, the endangered statue that the campaign spotlights happens to be the famous Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. “The President...
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said on Monday that President Trump’s speech at Mount Rushmore was the most “important speech since Ronald Reagan addressed the British Parliament in 1982. “He really began to tell the truth and lay it out in a way that is going to make the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the major media very uncomfortable,” Gingrich told “Fox & Friends, comparing it to when Reagan said at Westminster that Communism would be left on...
    President Donald Trump ripped the “anarchists” who tore down a statue of Frederick Douglass over the weekend. “This shows that these anarchists have no bounds!” Trump tweeted Monday morning. Trump shared a Breitbart article that reported a statue of the abolitionist was removed from its base in a Rochester, N.Y. park. Police reported the statue was moved 50 feet from its pedestal. It was missing a finger and was damaged. Douglass was born into slavery and escaped to the North....
    A statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass has been toppled and destroyed in upstate New York — on the 168th anniversary of his most famous anti-slavery speech. Rochester police said the statue of the former slave was taken on Sunday from Maplewood Park, a site along the Underground Railroad where Douglass and Harriet Tubman helped shuttle slaves to freedom. It was found at the brink of the Genesee River gorge about 50 feet away, and the damage to the base and...
    On Sunday, Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), one of the women being discussed as a potential running mate for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, signaled that she was open to the idea of taking down monuments to the Founding Fathers. “[T]here are leaders like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson who were slave owners, and some people are demanding that their monuments come down, too,” CNN’s Dana Bash said to the senator. “So, in your view, where does it end? Should statues, for...
    With four months left to salvage his re-election campaign against presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, President Donald Trump has decided to pivot heavily to culture war bluster and hard-right posturing. A major part of that pivot appears to be turning his anger on people who don’t like the same statues he does and comparing those enemies to Nazi “fascists.” Shockingly, there are some in Trump’s political orbit who aren’t convinced this tactic will move voters as much as the president...
    The statue of Spanish missionary Fray Junípero Serra in downtown Sacramento was demolished by protesters. The monument, located in the Capitol Park of this California city, was demolished on Saturday during a protest for the rights and historical struggle of indigenous peoples, the Sacramento Bee newspaper reported. The eighteenth-century Catholic priest founded nine of the 21 Spanish missions in California and forced indigenous people to remain on those missions after they had converted to the faith, or otherwise faced brutal...
    Protesters beheaded a Christopher Columbus statue in Connecticut, tossed another into Baltimore’s harbor and set fire to a “pioneer family” sculpture in Portland, Oregon, over the Fourth of July weekend as clashes over controversial monuments continued to rage across the country. “While we welcome peaceful protests and constructive dialogue on whether and how to put certain monuments in context or move them to museums through a legal process, lawlessness, vandalism and destruction of public property is completely unacceptable,” Maryland...
    It shouldn’t have to get to this point, but here it goes: We need a written pledge to protect our statues and monuments. That is, a written document for politicians to sign, if they wish, pledging to protect public order and the dignity of our society. Yes, of course, desecration and destruction are already illegal, but as we know, many elected officials have chosen to turn a blind eye — or, in some cases, have actively supported — vandalism of statues...
    Protesters beheaded a Christopher Columbus statue in Connecticut, tossed one other into Baltimore’s harbor and set fireplace to a “pioneer household” sculpture in Portland, Oregon, over the Fourth of July weekend as clashes over controversial monuments continued to rage throughout the nation. “Whereas we welcome peaceable protests and constructive dialogue on whether or not and how you can put sure monuments in context or transfer them to museums by way of a authorized course of, lawlessness, vandalism and destruction...
    Protesters beheaded a Christopher Columbus statue in Connecticut, tossed another into Baltimore’s harbor and set fire to a “pioneer family” sculpture in Portland, Oregon, over the Fourth of July weekend as clashes over controversial monuments continued to rage across the country. “While we welcome peaceful protests and constructive dialogue on whether and how to put certain monuments in context or move them to museums through a legal process, lawlessness, vandalism and destruction of public property is completely unacceptable,” Maryland Gov....
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — A statue of Spanish missionary Father Junipero Serra in downtown Sacramento, California was been toppled by demonstrators on Saturday. The statue, which was erected in Capitol Park in 1965, was brought down amid a protest focusing on the rights and historical struggle of indigenous people. The 18th century Roman Catholic priest founded nine of California’s 21 Spanish missions and forced Native Americans to stay at those missions after they were converted or face brutal punishment. Serra...
    What kinds of political vultures sit around bobbing their nasty little heads in search of rotten carrion after a human catastrophe? Well, Democrats, of course! (Joe Biden is the first vulture in history to get hair implants on his pale, beady little head. Which only makes him look even more unfit for civilized company.) Emerging from the worst economic collapse in U.S. history, the country last month posted the largest job expansion in U.S. history. But that was nothing according to...
    Maine second congressional Republican candidate Adrienne Bennett decried the left’s move to “erase our history” and tear down America’s statues on Breitbart News Saturday. Bennett hopes to unseat freshman swing district Democrat Rep. Jared Golden (D-ME) in Maine’s second congressional district. Golden represents one of the 30 congressional districts that President Donald Trump won during the 2016 presidential election that House Democrats managed to flip during the 208 midterm elections. Republicans only need to retake a net 17 seats to regain...