Violent Mob Destroys Confederate Memorial in North Carolina
NC August 14, 2017. A violent mob of protestors marched through the
streets of Durham after tearing down and destroying the top of the
Confederate monument at the courthouse. Police and county officials on
the scene stood back and videoed the crimes, but did nothing to stop the
vandalism and destruction.
I see the photo above, I immediately think about that mother, who sent
her brave, young son off to war and went to her grave NEVER knowing his
final resting place. I think of this monument, in his home town that may
very well be the only grave marker he ever had...and I see this pond
scum tearing down and desecrating what is, essentially, his grave, and I
am driven to rage.
After a firestorm of emails, phone calls and
complaints from angry residents, Durham County Sheriff Mike Andrews
announced this morning that they are reviewing video and "working to
identify those responsible".
Please call the Durham County Sheriff's office at (919) 560-0897 and ask
why they did not stop this crime when it was in progress and demand
that the criminals be brought to justice.
Photos this morning showed the damaged and twisted statue of the soldier
had been removed from the courthouse lawn. Concerned it had been
stolen, we contacted Durham County officials who confirmed that the
statue was in their possession and informed us that they would be
holding a 1:00 pm press conference to share more information.
We ask that you also contact the Durham County Clerk (919) 560-0025 and
the County Commissioner (919) 569-0000 and ask what they are going to do
about assisting with the prosecuting the criminals and repairing and
replacing the monument as soon as possible.
Folks, if this kind of mob rule is allowed to stand, we will see it
repeated across this country. It's time WE make some noise and let
officials know that we will not sit back and watch this illegal and
immoral destruction of our sacred memorials.
We heard from many of you who have formed informal monument guards and
are checking in on the monuments in your area. We encourage you to
check with your local officials and inquire about additional security
and protection during this time of unrest and violence directed at our
monuments and memorials.