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Alabama Attorney General Sues Birmingham For Covering Confederate Monument

The Alabama Attorney General’s office filed a lawsuit against the city of Birmingham for hiding a Confederate monument in Linn Park on Wednesday, according to USA Today. A crew erected plywood walls around the 52-foot-tall obelisk that honors Confederate sailors and soldiers, after a violent white supremacist rally defending a Confederate monument in Charlottesville, VA turned deadly over the weekend. Concealing the monument violated a state law that aims to preserve historic monuments, and the AG’s office intends to get to the bottom of the controversy. “My office has determined that by affixing tarps and placing plywood around the Linn… Keep Reading

Politics

Baltimore Removes Confederate Statues In The Dead Of Night

Crews removed Confederate statues from city parks and public squares across Baltimore shortly after midnight on Wednesday, according to the New York Times. The City Council unanimously passed a resolution to tear down several monuments after a white nationalist rally to defend similar statues turned deadly in Charlottesville, VA over the weekend. Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh told the Baltimore Sun that she was acting in the “best interest of [her] city” to remove the statues without announcement and under the cover of darkness, citing public safety fears as her reason for doing so. “The mayor has the right to protect… Keep Reading

News

President Trump Clears The Air On “Unite The Right” During Contentious Press Conference

While mainstream media reporters have been foaming at the mouth attempting to get President Trump to repeat their biased talking points all week, he went in the opposite direction at today’s press conference. While deriding Nazis and white supremacists, Trump also bashed what he calls the “alt-left” as well as offering a defense for “Unite the Right” protesters who merely wanted to preserve historical statues. “What about the alt-left that came charging at the, as you say, the alt-right. Do they have any semblance of guilt?” Trump asked reporters after getting grilled over his response to this weekend’s madness in… Keep Reading

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