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Camille Bennett discusses the inscription on the side of the Confederate monument Friday in front of the Lauderdale County Courthouse in Florence. [BERNIE DELINSKI/TIMESDAILY]

FLORENCE — The leader of an effort to move the Confederate monument from the front of the Lauderdale County Courthouse vowed Friday that the movement will continue.

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Patrick stroupe

I've also seen plenty of blacks around here making slurs at chinese and mexicans, so, we really need to get off of this ideology that "racism" is only about whites picking on blacks. Teaching your children that "Chanting" and throwing little fits is how to get their way, wont work so well or last for to long before people as a whole finally start standing up to the protestors and say : "Enough".

Patrick stroupe

I've also seen plenty of blacks around here making slurs at chinese and mexicans, so, we really need to get off of this ideology that "racism" is only about whites picking on blacks. Teaching your children that "Chanting" and throwing little fits is how to get their way, work work so well or last for to long before people as a whole finally start standing up to the protestors and say : "Enough".

Patrick stroupe

Its interesting that the statue has been standing there over a hundred years, and nobody's said a word about it until some nonsense on the news came up. Until those incidents black and white have gotten along rather fine and nobody ever complained about confederate flags or statues. The only reason anyone (especially around here) is wanting to "protest" is because they sit around watching tv and internet news all day, and they want some publicity. George Floyd was murdered by a psychotic loony, but lets not ignore that he still acted up which drew attention to him,he was also a pornographer...a business that glorifies abusing , dehumanizing, and choking out women, incest, and molestation. ...Though I still admit , he was indeed murdered.

Rayshard Brooks, was not murdered, watch the full length video of where he messed up and its quite clear what cost his life. Black Lives didn't Matter to him when he was driving drunk either. He'd have ran over you without noticing, or would've fled even if he did; how do I know that? because he tried to flea after he scuffled with the cops. He was not simply sleeping in a parking lot, he was zonked out in a drive through.

How come we have a Handy statue standing in our park, but there's no Sam Phillips one ?

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