"Racist" military monuments will not be removed in Virginia
Charlotteville Circuit Court Judge Richard Moore, ruled that the monuments Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and Gen. Stonewall Jackson will not be moved or destroyed in accordance with the law.
The lawsuit began in 2017, when the public suddenly realized that the statues are the personification of discrimination and racism. A vote was taken, the results of which was the destruction of offensive monuments.
According to the law, all military monuments are protected by law prohibiting the movement or destruction of them. This law ignores the will of the public, it simply follows the letter of the law.
In its lawsuit, the city referred to a violation of the Fourteenth Amendment of the US Constitution, but the court explained that it was impossible to find out with what intentions these monuments were erected, respectively, monuments cannot be identified as discriminatory or offensive.
According to official information, people who advocated the preservation of historical monuments filed a claim for damages for the fact that the statues were covered with black cloth for some time and, according to them, this caused them moral harm. Each of the plaintiffs claims 500 dollars in compensation.