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Sunday, July 12, 2015

South Carolina Takes Down Confederate Flag at Capitol

Democracy Now says it best, in my humble opinionation.  Now for more Sanity in reporting...

South Carolina Takes Down Confederate Flag at Capitol

The Confederate battle flag that has flown on the South Carolina state House grounds for more than 50 years comes down today. Governor Nikki Haley signed a bill Thursday to permanently remove the flag, after the House and Senate overwhelmingly approved it earlier this week. The flag is scheduled to come down at 10 a.m. today, just over three weeks after the massacre of nine African-American churchgoers by suspect Dylann Roof, who embraced the Confederate flag. We’ll have more on South Carolina with the granddaughter of the late South Carolina senator and segregationist, Strom Thurmond, after headlines.


Protests Force House Republicans to Drop Confederate Flag Measure

As South Carolina lawmakers voted to take down the Confederate flag, Republicans in the U.S. Congress blocked a measure to remove it from the U.S. Capitol, sending the resolution to a committee. House Republicans also introduced a measure to allow Confederate flags in national cemeteries. Republicans eventually withdrew the bid following protests by Democrats, including New York Congressmember Hakeem Jeffries.
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries: "The members of the Republican Conference who support the Confederate battle flag apparently argue that this is about heritage and tradition. What exactly is the tradition the Confederate battle flag is meant to represent? Is it slavery? Rape? Kidnap? Genocide? Treason? Or all of the above?"

Mother of Eric Garner Praises New York’s Appointment of Special Prosecutor to Probe Police Killings

Black Granddaughter of Segregationist Strom Thurmond Praises SC for Removing Confederate Flag

 

 




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