Sleight of Hand: The Virginia Flaggers try to distract from their failure to file a lawsuit in Charlottesville...
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File this under #FakeNews. Via the Virginia Flaggers:
"We have received numerous inquiries for updates on the legal proceedings and other plans for Charlottesville after the vote to attempt to remove the RE Lee statue and rename LEE Park. We have some new information to share with you…
From a legal aspect, we promised Charlottesville that there would be a heavy price to pay and we intend to deliver on that promise. Our friends at “Friends of C’Ville Monuments” have been busy preparing the first lawsuits, and we expect that they will be filed in the next few days. In the meantime, our attorney sent a letter to the City Attorney and City Council outlining our plans to follow up with more litigation over the next two months.
On his advice, we will be setting up a separate fund that will be used not only to fund whatever legal action we deem necessary over the next few months, but will be a general fund which can be used to fight any and all future attempts to remove monuments in the Commonwealth…and to erect new ones to add to the landscape. Stay tuned for more information on how you can help."
This is all hooey. The Flaggers promised that lawsuits were ready, and were going to be filed following any attempt to remove the statues. So where are they? They appear to be letting the Friends of C'ville Monuments do all of the heavy lifting while they sit back and watch. I thought the Flaggers were leading the charge? Guess I was wrong. In reality, they're just bringing up the rear.
Restoring the honor!