Memphis City Council voted unanimously to immediately remove Confederate statues of Nathan Bedford Forrest and Jefferson Davis from city-owned properties.
— NBC News (@NBCNews) December 21, 2017
The removal of Confederate statues continues. This time we see statues of Nathan Bedford Forrest and Jefferson Davis getting removed in Memphis.
I’m not surprised to see this happen in a city like Memphis. The city is over run with niggers and crime. The Memphis City Council is probably scared of what the violent monkeys would do if they didn’t remove these statues.
The removal of these statues is actually in violation of state law but apparently they think they’ve found a way around it.
And look at this nigger loving faggot Jim Strickland. He is the current mayor of Memphis.
Grateful for the leadership of Commissioner Walter Bailey and Rev. LaSimba Gray, who have been working on this issue for decades. I'm proud they're getting to see resolution tonight. pic.twitter.com/Hh4elmvutC
— Mayor Jim Strickland (@MayorMemphis) December 21, 2017
The removal of the Forrest monument is especially disturbing since it actually represents a desecration of a grave site.
Lee Millar from Sons of Confederate Veterans was on WMC Action News 5 to talk about the statues being removed.
Millar said his group believes the city is breaking the law by removing the statues.
“I think it’s a disgusting display by the city council and by the mayor to destroy some of Memphis history, especially this sham of a sale. We’re not through fighting,” Millar said.
Millar said he was not at liberty to say what the next move the Sons of Confederate Veterans will take, but said there will be imminent action.
“The city cannot sell land without a hearing, bidding it out and permitting other opportunities for others to do so,” Millar said. “But by selling it to a non-profit or anybody else, that’s a clear violation of the Heritage Protection Law.”
Millar said the actions were a blatant attempt to circumvent the law, violating state cemetery law because the statue is the headstone of the graves of Nathan Bedford Forrest and his wife.
Hopefully the Sons of Confederate Veterans take action against these law breakers responsible for this insanity. The state’s Attorney General also needs to step in and prosecute these criminals. Of course, it is hard to be optimistic that this will happen.
Obviously this is part of a continued push to erase White history across America. I don’t know about all of you, but I’m getting quite fed up with this shit.