Confederate Monuments

Did Police Handle Charlottesville's Unrest Well?

Aug 14, 2017

There’s been a good deal of discussion about police conduct during Saturday’s unrest in Charlottesville, but complaints of inaction are coming from both sides.

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The events in Charlottesville are prompting a renewed interest in Confederate statues and memorials across Virginia, as elected leaders across Virginia hear a new round of calls to remove them. 

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What place should monuments to the Confederacy have in today’s cities? It’s a question that touches on deep nerves for many communities across the U.S. Now Richmond, the former capital of the Confederacy, is trying to handle that conversation with civility. But in the first of a series of public forums on the issue, tensions ran high.

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Across Virginia, communities are grappling with how to handle Confederate monuments in their midsts. In Richmond, the city is preparing to tackle not just one monument, but an entire avenue of them.

Richmond Mayor Calls for 'Context' to Confederate Monuments

Jun 22, 2017
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The mayor of Virginia's capital city is weighing in on how to deal with Confederate monuments. Richmond mayor Levar Stoney announced Thursday he'd like to revamp Monument Avenue. The broad tree-lined boulevard in Richmond features memorials to several Confederate generals.

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