PITSSBORO – After a judge recently ruled that the United Daughters of the Confederacy did not provide sufficient evidence of why a Confedrate statue they donated in 1907 should stay, defenders of the memorial statue’s placement near the Chatham County court house held a protest Saturday. They weren’t alone; in waiting were a mob of woke warriors looking to enforce their social justice dogma with harassment and eventual violence that resulted in 11 arrests.
Leading the fray, judging by the reported charges, is a familiar face when it comes to inciting social justice mob violence – Maya Little. Little is notorious for smearing the ‘Silent Sam’ Confederate statue in Chapel Hill with her own blood, leading to one of many protest arrests, and serving as a role model for the Left’s intolerant base.
The pugnacious provocateur apparently exercised her leadership skills again, leading harassment of some pro-statue protesters to the point of “Inciting a riot” and “Simple Assault” and even earning a felony charge according to police.
“[…] ABC11 newsgathering partners at the News and Observer says the fight erupted at the statue when protesters against the statue’s removal complained about counter-protesters standing near a protester’s vehicle.
Maya Little, a UNC grad student, who had been previously found guilty of defacing Silent Sam with her blood, was among the 11 charged. She now faces three charges in relation to the Pittsboro brawl — simple affray, inciting a riot and felony malicious conduct by a prisoner.
Lindsay Ayling, 32, of Chapel Hill was arrested and charged with simple assault. She was previously outspoken about Silent Sam’s presence on Chapel Hill’s campus.
Calvin James Megginson, 29, was arrested twice in connection with the brawl. He was arrested for simple assault and released and then arrested a second time for assault on a female and resisting a public officer. Meggison had previously been arrested during a similar altercation on Oct. 26. […]”
(The mugshots provide a good approximation of who’s who in this fray.)
Whatever your take on what should or should not be done with Confederate statues, the Left’s propensity to engage in violence or property destruction in an effort to enforce their warped view is anathema to a civil society. Many of these same protesters have been fixtures at social justice frays around the area, breaking laws and getting away with it, or receiving mere slaps on the wrist when they are arrested.
A felony charge could change that for Little, but don’t expect the rest of the mob to snap out of it for as long as their perverted ideas are normalized and criminal acts brushed off by sympathetic forces in media and politics.
Read more on the arrests and the fate of the statue here.