Update on Confederate Monument Defacing in Montgomery
This is an update on the three white teens who were arrested for defacing a Confederate statue in Montgomery, Alabama back in November 2007. The teens painted "N.T. 11 11 31" in black
paint on the monument’s base, an apparent reference to
the date rebellious slave Nat Turner was hanged in 1831. According to Attorney Richard Keith:
They learned this stuff in school. Folks are wondering what was going on, what the
message was and it was a statement against slavery. They should have used pens and paper instead of cans of
spray paint, but otherwise they weren’t making
antagonistic gestures. I don’t
think anyone condones slavery, at least not these days anyway.
Read the story here.