White man arrested for vandalizing Nathan Bedford Forrest monument in Memphis, Tennessee, despite overwhelming disdain by Southerners who think African Americans are solely responsible
|"Leo Awgowhat" aka Jason Wells arrested for allegedly vandalizing|
a Confederate Memorial. (Image courtesy of The Commercial
According to The Commercial Appeal Memphis, there has been an arrest in the vandalism of a Nathan Bedford Forrest monument in Memphis, Tennessee:
"Longshot Memphis mayoral candidate Leo Awgowhat was arrested Friday in connection with the vandalism of the Nathan Bedford Forrest statue in Health Sciences Park.
Awgowhat, 43, was charged with desecration of a venerated object and trespass or injury to a cemetery property, said Memphis police spokesman Louis Brownlee.
Overnight Thursday, the words “Aw Go What” were painted on both sides of the statue’s base.
An affidavit said Awgowhat told investigators one of his "multiple personalities" named "Awgo" came up with the idea. He denied "direct participation." He said he believed one of four people was responsible, the affidavit said."
"He was booked into Shelby County Jail Friday afternoon and is scheduled to appear in court at 8:30 a.m. Monday, according to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office website.
The incident occurred two days after the City Council voted to remove the politically charged monument to the Confederate officer from Health Sciences Park and 10 days after someone painted “Black Lives Matter’’ on the front of the statue’s base. Statue admirers had quickly scrubbed clean the monument after the earlier act of vandalism.
According to a Memphis Police incident report, an officer spotted the vandalism at 1:34 a.m. Friday during his directed patrol of the park on Union at Manassas. Campus police told Memphis officers they spotted the vandalism after their shift started at 11:30 p.m. Thursday.
Formerly known as Jason Wells, Awgowhat has been charged with minor crimes or infractions at least seven times in Shelby County since 2002. He pleaded guilty in 2010 to misdemeanor possession of marijuana following his arrest at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center where he allegedly chest-bumped a security guard who had asked him to leave.
Awgowhat currently is under indictment for possession of marijuana following an incident last year in which officers allegedly found him in a car smoking a marijuana cigarette.
Despite Tuesday’s 11-1 vote by the City Council, the statue’s future in unclear. Removing it from the city park may require permission from the Tennessee Historical Commission, which next meets in October."
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Makes you wonder why there is so much hostility towards African Americans by the Confederate Heritage crowd and White Supremacists when White people have been found repeatedly to be the culprit? Cuckfederates think this a Blacks only problem and are quick to call these "hate crimes" before they even know the facts. Fact is, this is a White man. How's that for a "hate crime"?
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A Virginia Tech Professor named Kurt Luther is tracking all of these Confederate Monument vandalisms on a new web page here. To date, there have been 34 vandalisms in 10 States.
|Scott "Rooster" Hamby of Jackson, Mississippi. (Image courtesy of Facebook)|
"Heritage Not Hate"
|Scott "Rooster" Hamby, a White man with an apparent reading impediment, denigrates African|
Americans for a Confederate Monument vandalism despite a White man being arrested for the
crime. (Image courtesy of Facebook)
Additionally, we would like to go on the record as saying that we at this blog believe in the rule of law in the United States. We think that these vandalisms are unnecessary and unfortunate. We denounce any and all perpetrators of these criminal acts of vandalism. Regardless of what Race or color the perpetrators of these crimes are found to be, we denounce any and all calls for violence as a form of retaliation, especially so, in cases where it is still being investigated and no perpetrator has been found.
Restoring the honor!