>> Crews in Annapolis Maryland taking down a statue of a former Supreme Court Justice in the early hours of Friday morning. It's the latest image of a pro-slavery icon to come down in the wake of violent racial clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia. Maryland's Republican governor saying, while we cannot hide from our history, nor should we, the time has come to make a difference between properly acknowledging our past and glorifying the darkest chapters of our history.
Justice Roger B. Taney authored the infamous 1857 Dred Scott decision which denied American citizenship to anyone of African descent. The statue stood at Maryland's State House for nearly 150 years and comes a day after President Donald Trump defended the images of the Confederacy that dot American cities. Writing, Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments.
Earlier this week Protestors in Durham, North Carolina pulled down a monument to Confederate soldiers. Four people have since been arrested on felony and misdemeanor charges. On Thursday demonstrators rallied to their cause outside the courthouse.