Friday, August 18, 2017

Roger Taney statue removed from Maryland State House grounds overnight

Via Nancy

Taney monument in Annapolis

Under the cover of night, a work crew removed the statue of former Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, taking down the author of the infamous Dred Scott decision from his 145-year prominent perch in Annapolis.

Cheers erupted from a few dozen onlookers as the hulking bronze statute of Taney was lifted from its pedestal on the State House front lawn just before 2 a.m., clipping tree branches on its path to a waiting truck bed. It’s the latest monument linked to the Confederate era to be removed from a public square since white nationalists rallied in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend.

State officials have been under mounting pressure to take down the Taney statue. Republican Gov. Larry Hogan reversed his stance on the matter this week. His shift provided enough votes for the four-member State House Trust on Wednesday to approve removing the monument.

More with video @ The Baltimore Sun


  1. It was Chief Justice Roger Taney who wrote the majority opinion that kept black people as non-persons and thus, slaves, lest "they be able to speak out publically and GO ARMED EVERYWHERE THEY WENT". Down through history, free persons could go armed and slaves were always disarmed. Now we know who still supports slavery! It's ALL the political and intelligencia elites who support gun control and disarming us!!! They are FOR SLAVERY NOW!!! --Ron W

  2. The removal of Forrest's resting body was attempted a couple yrs.
    ago if I remember correctly. They are back at it again.
    This is sacrilegious. They have no shame; they have no
    morals or respect for the dead.
    Why aren't the blacks targeting the Jews who contrived the slave practice or their own tribe
    in Africa who enjoyed the profits of selling them.
    This whole scenario is ridiculous.

    1. Money and power are all that matters to the commies.