Many of us were surprised when the Governor of Virginia, after 4 full weeks of daily rioting, violence, and chaos in the streets of Richmond, finally declared a “State of Emergency” in the city yesterday.
Today, we found out why.
Mayor Stoney announced today that he would proceed with the immediate removal of all of the City’s Confederate monuments and that he does not need to follow the law and go through due process because of…you guessed it…the State of Emergency declared by the Governor conveniently one day before the law changed by Democrats now allows removal of memorials.
Earlier today he introduced a resolution during a Richmond City Council meeting to immediately remove the remaining Confederate statues along Monument Avenue.
Many new laws take effect across the commonwealth Wednesday, including one that gives localities the power to remove or keep their monuments.
Previously, it was said that the earliest the statues could come down is in September, but Stoney argues they can come down now under a state of emergency for safety issues and put in storage until the official legal process plays out with the General Assembly.
“Madame President, it is time,” said Stoney during the virtual meeting. “Time to put an end to the lost cause. Replace the racist symbols of oppression and inequality.”
One city councilor says the cranes could move in as early as Wednesday for removal of the Jackson, Maury and Stuart statues.
Currently, the resolution has majority support from Richmond’s city council, however, based on the rules of the meeting, council members are not allowed to vote on the resolution today.
Stoney says the estimated cost for statue removal is $1.8 million. We believe that is not even close to the total cost
In a few short months, this Mayor has managed to set race relations back 50 years in the city, causing chaos, division and animosity where there was once order, unity and mutual respect.
Call to action: contact the Mayor’s office and let him know if he proceeds with his plans that you will not visit or spend a dime in the city.
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