by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/16/17, 10:49 am
The city of Baltimore took down four Confederate monuments early Wednesday morning following a violent white nationalist rally in Virginia last weekend protesting the removal of a similar statue. “It’s done,” Mayor Catherine Pugh told The Baltimore Sun. “They needed to come down. My concern is for the safety and security of our people. We moved as quickly as we could.” A commission appointed by the previous mayor had recommended removing a monument to Marylander Roger B. Taney, the Supreme Court justice who wrote the U.S.