We're halfway through this wretched year. Thank the gods.
Richmond, Virginia pulled down a bunch of confederate monuments today. Good on them. I watched a live stream of Stonewall Jackson being taken down. Warmed my heart. Especially loved the part where a pro-confederate protester showed up with a big flag and the crowd stole his flag and lit it on fire.
Richmond's mayor has a lot to answer for–including the fact that people protesting against racist eviction laws were being arrested en masse while Stonewall was coming down–but he got this right. Now he needs to put a chief of police in who won't gas protesters. It's happening nightly there, still, after over a month of protests. Unacceptable.