In the wake of Charlottesville, there have been a number of stunning visuals making the rounds of Confederate monuments being toppled over by activists.
While it’s being spun by the press as being noble in nature, the fact remains that it’s vandalism of public property.
Conservative Tribune passes along what happened to one of the lead perpetrators of one of the incidents.
North Carolina Central University student and Workers World Party member Takiya Thompson, 22, has specifically been charged with “disorderly conduct by injury to a statue,” “damage to real property,” “participation in a riot with property damage in excess of $1,500” and “inciting others to riot where there is property damage in excess of $1,500,” as reported by local station WNCN.
— Adam Owens (@AdamOwensTV) August 15, 2017
Thompson was asked for some thoughts on her actions, and she feels she’s completely in the right.
“The people decided to take matters into our own hands and remove the statue,” she told reporters, according to the New York Post. “We are tired of waiting on politicians who could have voted to remove the white supremacist statues years ago, but they failed to act. So we acted.”
Durham County Sheriff Michael D. Andrews sees things differently.
“As the Sheriff, I am not blind to the offensive conduct of some demonstrators nor will I ignore their criminal conduct,” he said in a statement, adding that perpetrators would face felony charges. “With the help of video captured at the scene, my investigators are working to identify those responsible for the removal and vandalism of the statue.”
“No one is getting away with this,” he added. “We can all agree yesterday went too far.”
Those that want to see the monuments removed will not agree with the sheriff’s stance, but he’s right on the money.
Disagreeing with a statue or its symbolism does not afford anyone with the right to go out and destroy it just because they feel like it.
That shouldn’t be all that hard to recognize, as there are laws on the books to prevent such behavior from becoming a problem.
Absent those laws, we would have even greater problems out there on a daily basis.
Does anybody really want to see what lawlessness would look like on a large scale?
We think not, and it’s up to everyone out there to use their best judgement to make sure we don’t get there.
Source: Conservative Tribune