After the story reported by Liberty Unyielding this week: Memphis City Council Votes To Dig Up Remains Of Confederate General, and wife we did a little researching and discovered that what the Memphis City Council just voted on is against multiple code and laws.
The Memphis City Council seems bent on creating a firestorm over the removal of all traces of General Nathan B. Forrest, CSA. They do this in the face of opposition from his descendants. The Forrest family has made clear that they are “solidly opposed to digging up the graves and moving them any place.” They are opposed to moving the statue as well. The council will also be in opposition with at least two applicable State laws.
One law deals with the functions of disinterment, requiring justifications and a judge’s approval:
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