Protection for Confederate Statues

Proposal in Alabama to up Protection for Confederate Statues

 (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – A proposal to fine cities $10,000 a day for taking down Confederate and other longstanding monuments drew heated debate in an Alabama legislative committee. On Wednesday, the House Government Committee held a public hearing on the bill by Rep. Mike Holmes that would dramatically increase fines for violating the Memorial Preservation Act. Current…