Imagine my surprise when I learned after reading Brooks Simpson’s blog that the Virginia Flaggers are reporting a theft at their backwoods location for their Confederate flag off of I-95. No, the flag is still proudly flying, but the excavator that was being used to clear trees is now missing and assumed stolen.
Virginia Flagger spokesman, Grayson Jennings, is already pointing the finger at their opposition.
I wouldn’t do this to anybody. You wouldn’t see any of us going down to downtown Richmond trying to knock the crane over with that American flag.
Let’s be clear. There is absolutely no evidence that any individual or group opposed to this project is responsible. Regardless of the identity of the guilty party, let’s hope they are caught.
At this point, however, I can’t help but share those same concerns that I expressed this past summer when it was reported through various social media channels that Rob Walker – who at the time was documenting the activities of the Flaggers – had foiled an attempt to vandalize the Jefferson Davis Monument in Richmond. We all know how that turned out.
The flag site is on private property and from what I remember the homeowner is fairly close to the pole itself. How exactly did these thieves manage to drive a truck and trailer onto this property, load the excavator and leave without making sufficient noise to be noticed? In this image you can see the trailer home.
Anybody know where Susan Hathaway was at the time of the theft?