Looking at the cross currents of historical and contemporary events
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
You go, Bree!
Ending Juneteenth on a positive note, it was a very gratifying moment to see Bree Newsome take matters into her own hands and lower the Confederate flag for South Carolina. Of course, she and her compatriot were subsequently arrested and now face charges for defacing public property. But, as you can see from the video, she didn't drop the flag and her spot man carefully folded it up and handed it over to police. It was a very respectful show of public disobedience, and I imagine charges will eventually be dropped.