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SBI investigating Confederate monument taken down by Enfield’s mayor
(WITN) ENFIELD, N.C. – The State Bureau of Investigation said it is looking into the destruction of a Confederate monument in an Enfield town park.
Mayor Mondale Robinson posted on his Facebook account a video of a frontend loader pushing over the monument that has stood in Randolph Park since 1928.
Last Monday, town commissioners voted to have the monument removed.
The newly-elected mayor said by tearing down the monument Sunday night he was saving the town money in the long run. “Not in my town, not on my watch,” the mayor was heard saying as the marble monument came down.
An SBI spokeswoman told WITN News this afternoon that their investigation began at the request of the police chief and the district attorney.
The 10-foot high monument with a Confederate flag carved in the middle was erected by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, honoring Confederate war dead and those from World War I, according to UNC Chapel Hill. In later years, additions to honor vets of other wars were added, including World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, and the Persian Gulf War…Read the rest