21 December 2017
In the dark of night on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, the City of Memphis, Tennessee, in violation of State law, removed the statue of General Nathan Bedford Forrest and President Jefferson Davis. This was done in a backdoor manner wherein the City, which has lost every court case, hearing, and legal appeal to remove the Statues themselves, conveniently sold the properties to a “private” entity under the belief that this entity could legally remove the statues.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans has been engaged in an ongoing lawsuit with the City for the better part of five years. As stated, the City has lost on every front and they’ve lost every appeal. This latest action is a blatant and underhanded attempt at legal wrangling that we believe, once again, violates multiple State laws.
Tennessee Division Commander James Patterson moved on this situation as soon as he was notified and the Tennessee Division is in the process of seeking further actions against the City. I assure you, the Tennessee Division WILL have the full backing of the National General Executive Council in this matter and we will fight until the last breath.
We are absolutely outraged at the …
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