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North Carolina mayor requests state of emergency declared over “domestic terror threats” after Confederate monument removed
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North Carolina mayor requests state of emergency declared over “domestic terror threats” after Confederate monument removed

The mayor of a North Carolina town — and residents — have reportedly been targeted with death threats and racial slurs after a confederate monument was removed during a livestream. Mayor Mondale Robinson of Enfield held a news conference on Tuesday and requested Gov. Roy Cooper declare a state of emergency and send more law enforcement to the town. He also pushed for the state Attorney General to investigate the threats he has received. After the removal of the confederate monument, the police chief, district attorney, and State Bureau of Investigation began a probe into the mayor, reported WTVD-TV. The police chief has since resigned, reported WTVD-TV. Robinson and community members said the monument was destroyed because it represented hate. The mayor said he belie...
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Fairfax, VA officials to vote on renaming 14 streets with Confederacy ties

The city council in Fairfax, Virginia will vote on a proposal to rename more than a dozen streets that were once tied to slavery and the Confederacy. The city council was scheduled to vote on the agenda item last week but it was postponed due to a council member’s absence. The vote will resume next month. The proposal to rename the streets was introduced to the city council last year. A county supervisor has also announced plans to introduce a bill to change the district name to Franconia. This comes after the a name with Confederate ties was removed from Route 1 in Arlington and Alexandria in 2019. The city council is also reportedly expected to vote next Tuesday on redesigning the city seal which depicts a Confederate soldier. More about the street renaming proposals in Fairfax can...