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White Supremacist rally in Charlottesville

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  • dnyce215dnyce215 Posts: 1,097 ✭✭✭✭
    TheBoyRo wrote: »

    He has classmates that say otherwise. Classic misdirection tatic, or plea.
  • ineedpussyineedpussy long hair dont care but bald head dont give a fuck! Posts: 6,809 ✭✭✭✭✭
    farris2k1 wrote: »
    http://www.kentucky.com/news/local/counties/fayette-county/article166934037.html
    Lexington mayor says Confederate statues at courthouse will be moved

    Jim Gray said Saturday he is taking steps to remove two controversial Confederate-era statues from the lawn of the former Fayette County Courthouse on Main Street.

    Gray’s announcement came the same day as multiple people were killed and injured in Virginia after a vehicle drove into counter-protesters who had clashed with white nationalists around a Confederate-era statue in Charlottesville.

    Gray said in a statement he will ask the Lexington-Fayette County Urban County Council at its Tuesday work session to take the first step — to ask a state military commission for permission to take down the statues of John Hunt Morgan and John C. Breckinridge. Gray said the vote was already in works.

    “We have thoroughly examined this issue, and heard from many of our citizens,” Gray said in a statement. “The tragic events in Charlottesville today have accelerated the announcement I intended to make next week.”


    The Urban County Council will be asked to vote to support a petition to the Kentucky Military Heritage Commission to move the statues to Veterans Park. The commission must approve the removal of the statues. The city has been warned the commission would not green light moving the statues unless it found a new home for Hunt Morgan and Breckinridge.

    Veterans Park off of Tates Creek Road is owned by the city.

    Vice Mayor Steve Kay said late Saturday he has not spoken to all council members but said he expected the 15-member council to support the petition.

    “I think this is a good solution and the right thing to do,” Kay said. “I think moving the statues to Veterans Park will allow the city to still honor history. But we will also be able to add additional signage to give the statues the appropriate context and explain how they came to be and what was going on in Lexington at that time.”

    Morgan was a Confederate general and slave owner. Breckinridge, a former U.S. vice president and congressman, was expelled from the Senate after joining the Confederate Army. He was the last Confederate Secretary of War.

    The Hunt Morgan statue was dedicated in 1911 and paid for in part by the state and by the Kentucky Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. The statue of Breckinridge, erected in 1887, was originally located in the center of what was then Cheapside Park, which is adjacent to the courthouse. Breckinridge was moved closer to Main Street to make room for the Cheapside pavilion in 2010.

    The debate on whether to remove the statues started after John Hunt Morgan’s statue was vandalized in June 2015 with black paint that read “Black Lives Matter.” After the incident, Gray asked the Urban County Arts Review Board, which reviews public memorials and art, to make recommendations on whether the two statues represented “the shared values” of Lexington. The board recommended in November 2015 that the statues of Breckinridge and Hunt Morgan be removed.

    But the statues remained.

    First, city officials said they had received conflicting information on whether removal of the statues would hurt the city’s chances of receiving state and federal historic tax credits that will be used to pay part of the $33 million overhaul of the 1899 courthouse building. To receive tax credits historic elements of 1899 structure must remain. State and federal officials later told the city that removing the statues would not jeopardize the tax credits.

    Then the city was told the military commission must approve the removal. But the city had to find a suitable home.

    Gray would not say in December if he supported moving the statues but said he was looking at several options.

    “I am determined to find a solution that accurately reflects history, and equally determined to find a plan that makes our Courthouse a place that welcomes and represents all citizens.”

    When the courthouse renovation is completed it will house VisitLex, the visitor’s center, a restaurant, event space and office space.

    Besides getting the approval of the military commission, the city would also have to find the money to pay for the two large and very heavy statues to be moved.

    Louisville spent $400,000 moving a 121-year-old Confederate monument that was on the University of Louisville campus. The U of L foundation paid for the move.

    Kay said if the council supports Gray’s petition to move the statues to Veterans Park, he’s confident the co. st won’t keep the statues from being moved.

    “We’ll find the money. This needs to be done.”

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    Seen this on the local news cause i live in ky, cacs going with the " but theyre apart of history!" Bullshit, foh, but in this redneck ass state im not suprised but props to jim gray for saying fuck it

    first off fuck lexington and secondly fuck the niggaZ in the ville that wanted that statue moved. wtf a statue got to do with improving race relations anyway? nothing......i would rather them have kept it there to remind dumb ass niggaZ that racism will live forever until WE do something about it to move OUR people forward.
    Undefeatableghostdog56Copperfarris2k1infamous114Peace_79a.mann
  • CopperCopper The WickPosts: 48,588 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • farris2k1farris2k1 Posts: 1,426 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sounds like "but what about black on black crime" or "but look at Chicago". They use the same deflection tactics in different words

    Yep, and to the shit that happend yesterday its been "but what blm rioting???"
    a.mann
  • skpjr78skpjr78 Posts: 6,960 ✭✭✭✭✭
    rickmogul wrote: »
    U can't flag my heart Muthafuka! This real life bitch fuck a internet. Trump didn't even mention the Whites name. I live in reality where they murder our babies!!! I want theirs dead too. I ain't Gon pay for shit ain't no got dam KARMA. IF SO, HOW CAN HUNKIES CONTINUE TO PROSPER AND FUCK THE WORLD OVER? Ain't no help coming, do it yaself.
    ^^^^^^Fed post
  • a.manna.mann Posts: 19,221 ✭✭✭✭✭
    farris2k1 wrote: »
    Sounds like "but what about black on black crime" or "but look at Chicago". They use the same deflection tactics in different words

    Yep, and to the shit that happend yesterday its been "but what blm rioting???"


    Yeah. All over social media and beyond....that's their line

    Say what you will about them, but these devils know to get on code in unison
  • TrillfateTrillfate "i used to like the Ride more now i like the Race...i used like the Prize more now i like the Chase" Posts: 23,261 ✭✭✭✭✭
    inori wrote: »
    These hate groups march over some sort of PERCEIVED oppression and get to do whatever the fuck they like...

    Black folks march over ACTUAL oppression and are met with tanks, riot gear, national guard and tear gas... smfh

    All of that is systematic oppression. A perpetual cycle
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    inori5onblackhandside
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