SALISBURY – You can bet that this will become an issue again as we near fall elections.
“Police are investigating after a Confederate monument was vandalized in Salisbury, N.C.
Authorities responded to a call early Saturday morning, and found the “Fame” monument covered in white paint, according to local reports.
Volunteers cleaned the monument by Saturday afternoon, WBTV in Charlotte reported. No arrests have been made.
“I regret that the Confederate statue was vandalized,” Salisbury Mayor Al Heggins said in a statement. “Nothing should ever be vandalized. I am very saddened that someone has taken their time to try and instigate issues throughout our community.”
Residents said the vandalism is indicative of rising racial tensions in the area — it occurred just days after residents in a predominately black neighborhood received flyers promoting the KKK, according to WBTV.”
Obviously, if a real Klan flyer was distributed in a black neighborhood purposely, or passed out at all for that matter, then those fools use their few brain cells for something more constructive.
It also would not be unprecedented for warnings of a KKK march or meeting to be entirely fabricated in order to drum up racial and partisan angst that fuels a political narrative.