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Violent Alt-Left Group a No Show as Protesters Guard Confederate Monument, One Protester Arrested

BROOKSVILLE – Thanks to a strong show of force by local law enforcement and maybe a little help with the gloomy weather, counter protesters who threatened to remove a Confederate Monument by force this evening stayed away from downtown Brooksville.

There were about 50 protestors who showed up in support of keeping he monument on the Courthouse grounds and no acts of violence have been reported.

One protester was arrested for violating a public order crime, after he refused to comply with a Police Officer’s order to remove a mask that covered his face. 39-year-old Ryan William Hawks was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Hernando County Jail for wearing a mask in public.

One man was questioned after he arrived at the rally wearing a military style flak jacket but he was not detained.

The subject of a previous RNRF report and supporter of the monument’s removal, Akindeji Hill, agreed to an interview during the rally. The interview drew about a dozen onlookers who listened as Hill answered several controversial questions. During our interview, Hill suggested that some of the protesters in attendance were members of the KKK. Hill’s comment sparked outrage by many who vehemently denied being a part of any white supremacy group. Law enforcement stepped in as a precaution to prevent potential violence until our interview was complete. The entire interview with Akindeji Hill will be released in the coming days.

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  • If no violence occurred how come this article’s headline proclaims the “VIOLENT LEFT”. This so called news outlet is a piece of crappy opinions and not about journalistic content. FAKE NEWS as your idol would proclaim.

    Monday, 21 August 2017, 8:53 am
  • The alt left isn’t a thing that exists. Also, good job calling a non existent group that didn’t appear (because they don’t exist) violent. You conservatives are all about fear mongering. Scared of everything and dumb as rats.

    Monday, 21 August 2017, 3:21 am
  • Omfg…. Enough is enough all the comments about this is crazy. All the time WE are wasting on this subject a subject that can NEVER change because its in the past. Leave things alone. What happen to the slaves is written in EVERY SINGLE history book so what are you gonna try next??? Stop teaching history?

    Sunday, 20 August 2017, 8:10 am
  • My kin came to this country over 200 years ago and farmed the land without slave labor. They fought at the battle of Gettysburg and wore the blue wool uniform. When I see the Confederate flag or a Johnny Reb statue the first word that comes to my mind is LOSER. I can’t understand how people want to glorify losers.
    Brooksville is named for Preston Brooks, a pro-slavery crazy man who isn’t even from Florida. His claim to fame is beating a fellow Congressman near to death because he gave an abolitionist speech. The fact that Brooksville is named for this non-native wack job indicates how deep the racist roots are in this town. Brooksville needs to bend over backwards to prove this is no longer the case.
    I noticed in photos from the protest in Charlottesville that the guy holding the Confederate flag is standing between two guys sporting Nazi flags. Recently, in Germany, tourists were arrested for posing for photos while rendering the Nazi salute.
    United We Stand, Divided We Fall

    Saturday, 19 August 2017, 8:55 pm
    • I just finished reading all of the comments on this story. I don’t understand one thing….why is everyone so “up in arms about these statues”? Does anyone read the stories about the serious problems that we have in this Country “NOW”, “TODAY”, AND OUR “NEAR FUTURE”? All of this bullsh*t is happening NOW but we really need to concentrate on what is really happening NOW! Here area a few examples which need much more attention than they are getting NOW. Those children that were born in the late 40’s and 50’s are now Senior Citizens…..what does this Country do for all these people? Are we coming up with ways to help them, i.e. Housing, Food, Clothing and everything else that Seniors either cannot afford or these services which are not available? What are we doing about the deaths that occur in the hundreds or maybe thousands every day due to drug overdoses? How many deaths are taking place because people in their own families are suffering with all type of abuse? Shouldn’t people that have serious pain issues be treated with respect and not like drug addicts who are just seeking to get high or are making a killing from selling their drugs? What are we doing to see to it that the proper care is given to all of those who are in Long Term Care Facilities? Who doesn’t wake up every morning and wonder/worry about what has happened during the night while we were sleeping? Were bombs being dropped on innocent victims from those that are in charge of this Country, regardless of their Political affiliation? What are we doing to stop all of the poor children that are being born and then their lives are quickly sniffed out due to the fact that large numbers of people are suffering with severe Mental Diseases? What are we doing about the hundreds and thousands of domesticated animals that are being thrown from moving vehicles, those that have their mouths taped up and those that are hung in trees just because people, just don’t want them anymore? “Yes, human beings are doing this”. What is being done about people that are in charge of children that are being left in hot cars and suffocate to death? I could go on and on and on about all of the wrongs that are going on in this Country now and they have NOTHING AT ALL to do with which statues are standing where they were placed many, many years ago! Does anyone who has children that are growing up in these days and times ever think about “what are we leaving for our children today so when they are older there is “something” left for our children even if they are just lessons that we learned when we were adults. What about our Grand Children, what are we leaving them? Nothing, nothing but anger, hate, murder and a drug filled population that they will probably become victims to our current society. People need to start concentrating on the HERE AND NOW…leave the History books the way they are, leave the statues where ever they are and let’s get down to the real issues that are affecting all Humans regardless of their age, gender, religious beliefs or the color of their skin and LET’S MOVE ON to create a better place for those that will be following us….because right now it saddens me to think and know that our children are learning how to hate and because of that, do you think for one minute that this World will be a better place to raise the generations that will follow us? I THINK NOT!!!

      Sunday, 20 August 2017, 7:30 am
      • THIS IS NOT ABOUT TALIKNG DOWN STATUES !!!!!! It is about taking down our country !

        Monday, 21 August 2017, 6:49 pm
    • Great post Yankee

      Monday, 21 August 2017, 7:22 am
  • Green beans

    Saturday, 19 August 2017, 8:34 pm
  • I think the loser statue should stay up. Fly the surrender flag high above it.

    The victory statues should only go up in northern states

    Saturday, 19 August 2017, 7:50 pm
    • What a great idea. What would the loser flag look like? Might be a way to protest without saying a word.

      Monday, 21 August 2017, 8:37 am

    Saturday, 19 August 2017, 6:20 pm
  • So, how much did that cost the City/County for all the extra time and effort of our LEO’s and putting up the barricades?

    Saturday, 19 August 2017, 12:28 pm
    • That’s what they are there for….to “protect and serve”. They just don’t give out traffic tickets. Good job, officers!

      Saturday, 19 August 2017, 2:59 pm
  • History is History, and you can’t change the facts of what happened, no matter who gets offended. Some people need to Grow up, back off, and let our next generation learn from the mistakes of the past. And yes, I think a monument of Martin Luther King standing next to this monument just might speak volumes as to how far we have come on the subject.

    Saturday, 19 August 2017, 12:26 pm
    • Perhaps a statue of the slaves who suffered here, were wrongfully lynched, or the union troops, or the first fl calvary (union) or the southern abolitionist movement.

      But no, we only get one piece, the pro slavery side.

      Not racist at all.

      Most of those dolts don’t know their own history.

      Saturday, 19 August 2017, 1:06 pm
      • The descendants of slaves should be thankful that Whites are not still enslaving them ,after all blacks didn’t free themselves. And be happy they are not starving in their homelands.Since White taxpayers have been keeping black children fed.Since 75 % of black fathers dont.

        Saturday, 19 August 2017, 1:44 pm
      • Then by that same exact logic you must support the dismantle of the entire democratic party, after all if you do know, you are just a dolt who doesn’t know his own history.

        Saturday, 19 August 2017, 2:38 pm
        • Lol, again you price your ignorance.

          Teddy was the trust buster, the southern democrats left for the racist gop the 60s due to civil rights legislation

          But history and facts are too much for the feeble minded.

          I apologize for assuming you’d actually know history.

          As far as the Democratic party dismantling, that would be great. They suck.

          However, they are much better than the far right extremists in today’s top. Heck, even crazies like Rubio and Cruz are speaking out against trump.

          Mr “voodoo” econ, hw Bush didn’t even vote for the moron.

          Saturday, 19 August 2017, 4:04 pm
          • Actually, you stepped right into justifying my political theory that there is no such thing as a smart and knowledgeable leftist. You are certainly not smart, and you are barely knowledgeable. So let me hand walk you through the history that ironically you yourself are too ignorant of.

            African Americans were freed by a Republican.
            The KKK was created by the Democratic party.
            The KKK originally assassinated Republicans.
            At least 10 times Republicans had tried to pass Civil Rights but were shot down by Democrats.
            Woodrow Wilson is the one who segregated Blacks, a Democrat.
            Planned Parenthood was created by a Racist for the purposing of Culling African Americans.
            Eisenhower, a Republican, pushed for Civil Rights in the 50s, it was shot down by the senate majority leader, a Democrat named Lyndon B. Johnson.
            When Civil Rights eventually passed in the 60s, more Republicans voted in favor of it then Democrats despite Democrats having more representation in congress.
            And to top it off for fun, Hitler was a Socialist.

            These are historical fact. Any possible argument you can sit here and make to justify the dismantlement of these monuments then by that logic, you have to dismantle the democratic party and its history. Not only that but by that same logic you have would to support the destruction of the Pyramids in Egypt since they were built by slaves. You would have to support the destruction of the Coliseum in Rome for the barbaric atrocities that happened there. You would have to denounce Socialism for what Hitler did. You would have to denounce Marxism in general for the hundreds of millions who died under that ideology.

            But for some strange reason I can’t explain, I’d imagine you would instead cherry pick what you would want done away with, regardless of logic. Cause that is what it means to be a leftist fundamentally, nothing matters but the agenda. Everyone who disagrees must be a bigot, fool, racist, etc.

            I’d love for you to prove me right further.

            Saturday, 19 August 2017, 4:47 pm
            • Lol, you’re so gullible and and informed. Hitler persecuted socialists. Hitler was a right winger. I know long words are hard for You.

              You cherry pick your silly little factoids.

              Right now the gop is supported by the kkk.
              Most of your silly drivel doesn’t even warrant a response.

              It’s obvious you’ve never studied much at all.

              You prove that you don’t understand history, congrats!

              Saturday, 19 August 2017, 5:56 pm
              • Thank you for proving me right again. Do you know what “Nazi” even means? No you don’t so I’ll tell you, “National SOCIALIST party of Germany”. There’s nothing cherry picked, you should just come more prepared to engage me if you don’t know the basics. That’s why you say “your silly drivel doesn’t even warrant a response”. Because you have no response, I just listed the historical basis that proves which side is the party of racism and you can’t bring anything relevant to counter it except to deny it. I don’t know history? Then what of what I said was wrong? Oh yea you can’t say it because you don’t know yourself, your just in denial. Move along you fool, being ignorant of historical fact that contradicts everything you say doesn’t give you ground to deny it.

                Saturday, 19 August 2017, 6:57 pm
            • As for the rest of your nonsense you “learned” from rush, I own 2 businesses here. When I go to Canada, Europe, it’s obvious liberal policies work better.

              Most Americans would make more, after taxes, in a regulated capitalistic society.

              You weirdos like being poor.

              You reject things that would help you.

              Very strange, why do you hate America and your fellow citizens?

              Saturday, 19 August 2017, 6:10 pm
              • Yes yes, dismiss fact as nonsense, like I said fact doesn’t matter to you people unless it fits your narrative. It’s just so comical how I can predict your own nonsense before you say it.

                Saturday, 19 August 2017, 7:09 pm
            • If Democrats are the racists that the right likes to make them out to be, then why do the overwhelming majority of the alt-right, created by Richard Spencer a self admitted white nationalist, vote and support Donald Trump.

              I can go to 4chan right now, and see thousands upon thousands of racist, sexist, homophobic, anti semitic, memes right along with self admitted alt righters.

              I don’t see many Democrats out there, trying to take away the civil rights of minorities now, I don’t see them trying to take civil liberties from the lgbt, I don’t see them waving KKK flags, and taking delight with Trump at this particular day. I hardly see them protesting against taking down confederate statues, while screaming “Blood and Soil” “Jews will not replace us”.

              Why are the alt right constantly complaining about the left, when it comes to issues of immigration, affirmative action, social programs to help out minorities, etc? You think this overwhelmingly pro civil liberty group of alt right would be delighted by diversity, they would be voting for Democrats left and right.

              But no, the alt right are white nationalists.

              Could it be, that at one time the Democrat party held the majority of southern voters? Nah, that is outrageous, it is clear that today’s Democrats are racists, and the Republicans are bending over backwards for minorities.

              This narrative being pushed by the right is outrageous, everything and I mean everything is the evil *liberals* fault.

              Saturday, 19 August 2017, 6:19 pm
              • So despite the historical fact I listed. Your argument is that because some racist morons claim to back Trump must mean Trump is a racist? These aren’t mutually exclusive things. If a racist buys a Ford truck does that mean Ford is racist? Can you give me what the so called racist right wing policies are? Not to mention there’s nothing right wing about Nazism, white nationalism, etc. By the way just until a few years ago the democrats had a member of congress who was a KKK Kleagle.

                Saturday, 19 August 2017, 7:06 pm
                • My argument, is that it is completely foolish to claim democrats are the same party now, that they were then.

                  It is foolish to make wild claims about democrats being the racist ones, filled with KKK members, and comparing them to Hitler, when most Democrats are the ones who are absolutely disgusted with white nationalism, white supremacy, and the modern Nazis of America.

                  You just can’t win though, now can you. One day we are too liberal, and gonna destroy America because we are too accommodating, the next we are all with the KKK.

                  Meanwhile, the Alt Right is shaping up the Republicans to fill their agenda.

                  And Trump, will be whatever he has to be to maintain whatever form of power he can hold. He is defending racists one day, the next he is condemning them.

                  Saturday, 19 August 2017, 7:30 pm
      • In my opinion no part of history needs to be erased. But since your on the slavery justification for doing so then remove all monuments relating to the Christian bible. After all God clearly endorsed slavery and gave specific directions in regards to it. And before you play the Jesus card claiming slavery was Old Testament and Jesus changed all that he himself addresses slaves telling them to be loyal to their masters

        Saturday, 19 August 2017, 7:29 pm
      • Great comment. My Tennessee father taught this Yankee girl to understand how embedded their Southern culture is in the hate genes they carry. I moved from Southeast Florida to Hernando a few years ago and I still am adjusting to the ignorance and hate. Wish I could move but too old to resettle again. I’ll make the best of it and try to educate these crackers.

        Monday, 21 August 2017, 8:41 am
    • Also, since the sc secession document was published throughout the South, it’s very unlikely the soldiers didn’t know they were fighting for slavery.

      The pro union southern units would often put this on their recruitment posters in addition to calling the csa soldiers traitors.

      So a monument to the histograms of the southern abolitionist would be more appropriate, as those were some seriously brave dudes. And ladies.

      Saturday, 19 August 2017, 1:34 pm
    • Amen!

      Sunday, 20 August 2017, 9:17 am
    • Of course there is no moral reason to support the va, tn battle flags.

      These racists doubt even fly the csa flag or their division flag. The fly the flag adopted by the klan and similar hate groups.

      We don’t celebrate the trail of tears, dresden, yet we remember them. Celebrating these amoral csa people pathetic

      Saturday, 19 August 2017, 4:08 pm
    Of the first five presidents, four owned slaves. All four of these owned slaves while they were president.

    Of the next five presidents (#6-10), four owned slaves. Only two of them owned slaves while they were president.

    Of the next five presidents (#11-15), two owned slaves. Both of these two owned slaves while they were president.

    Of the next three presidents (#16-18) two owned slaves. neither of them owned slaves while serving as president.

    The last president to own slaves while in office was the twelfth president, Zachary Taylor (1849-1850).

    The last president to own slaves at all was the eighteenth president, Ulysses S. Grant (1869-1877).

    So twelve of our presidents owned slaves and eight of them owned slaves while serving as president

    Saturday, 19 August 2017, 11:07 am
    • Nice. Doesn’t excuse the clear fact that the csa was created to presence and expand slavery.

      That’s not my opinion. It’s the words of their leaders, their official documents, their constitution.

      You people will believe anything to justify what your drunk uncle told you about the war.

      Saturday, 19 August 2017, 1:12 pm
  • A bunch of losers guarding their consolation trophy.

    Starting a war to preserve slavery, Jim crow laws, vs battle flags made popular by the kkk.

    No that isn’t enough, isn’t racist, these idiots need to prove how much they haven’t read.

    In the words of the southern leaders, their documents, the casa documents, the crttenden compromise, the war was all about slavery.

    There war no proposed amendment for states rights. The csa was actually against the rights of the North in their refusing to enforce fugitive slave laws.

    Saturday, 19 August 2017, 9:29 am
    • I mean seriously, these losers can’t find something better about their “heritage” than when they lost their war to preserve slavery?

      Because it’s never been about heritage, it’s always been about racism.

      Saturday, 19 August 2017, 9:55 am
      • Had the confederates won, there would probably still be slaves in parts of our newly formed country. I’ve met more than my fair share of racists in Brooksville, of course they did not think themselves as racist. To them calling all Blacks and Hispanics lazy, and using derogatory names is not at all racist.

        I for one, am not proud of the entirety of my American heritage. I am not proud that our country massacred millions of natives, involved ourselves with slavery, segregation, and all manner of filthy behavior, and you would never see me standing in defense of statues that honor those that fought for for the few that did want to maintain slavery.

        I have to question those that do find pride in it, that wave around their confederate flags, and like to envision a confederate nation. What point does it serve? What is so great about such a tragic heritage? Was it the bloodshed, the slavery, just trying to be edgy?

        I’m not ashamed to be white mind you, just of what our ancestors did, and what we would still be doing if the north did not mop the floor with the south. I would feel the same way if I were any other race, with a lineage of historic monstrosities.

        Saturday, 19 August 2017, 12:58 pm
      • Eric

        Saturday, 19 August 2017, 1:08 pm
    • JIMBO you might want to check out the Morril (sp) ? tariff !!! It is why the war started in the first place !!!!!

      Saturday, 19 August 2017, 11:43 am
      • Really, you know more than jeff Davis then? Or sc or fl? Read the Secession documents, they were certain it wad for slavery.

        Saturday, 19 August 2017, 1:08 pm
      • So in the final days during secession and before war, the crittenden compromise talks were about a torrid and they just didn’t bother to discuss it, they only discussed slavery?

        Makes a lot of sense.

        I guess the Missouri comprise was about water conservation. Or did Bigfoot steal the documentation of your position?

        Saturday, 19 August 2017, 1:22 pm
  • This is not our local people stirring the pot. It’s outsiders. Remember that. I remember when I was young my father being deputised by sherif Lowman because some racial thing was supposed to happen over a weekend. Lowman told them he deputised every man in the county so come on I’m going fishing. Nobody showed up. Seems like maybe those times are returning. Let’s pray not.

    Saturday, 19 August 2017, 9:19 am

    Saturday, 19 August 2017, 8:54 am
  • what people will do to get in the news low lives

    Saturday, 19 August 2017, 8:52 am
  • “Alt-left”??? Steve Bannon created the “Alt” label. Just because those of us on the left disagree with his division ism, his “war” attitude does not make us “Alt” anything. Stop repeating rhetoric, Tom.

    Saturday, 19 August 2017, 8:35 am
    • The gop will believe anything they are told. Corp profits have been ast record highs since 2012, but they still get their minions to believe their nonsense.

      We keep moving to “right”, so much so that this stuff is presented as normal, and common sense is considered far left.

      Tom, like trump for that matter, is smart enough to know better, he’s just pandering to his base to make money.

      Saturday, 19 August 2017, 12:00 pm
      • We keep moving to the right? In what ways are we moving to the right ever? This country has been marching left for over 100 years now. What legislation is moving us to the right? Can you name it?

        Saturday, 19 August 2017, 3:24 pm
        • Tax policy over 30 years. Healthcare. Planned parenthood. Gun “laws”. Employment laws. Corporate welfare.

          Nixon wasn’t this right wing
          eisenhower would be left wing today. Even Reagan wasnt as nuts as Bush. W Bush was a far right but. Trump and Congress are even worse than him.

          Do you wonder why we lag the industrialized world in standard of living? We’re 17th.

          The countries ahead of us aren’t conservative at all.

          Our allies are all more liberal than us.

          The gop has an excellent spin machine. Makes purple believe in voodoo econ and all kinds of crazy stuff.

          PS the rich get richer in the rest of the industrialized world too.

          Saturday, 19 August 2017, 4:17 pm
          • Tax’s have increased and have only become more complex. Healthcare is marching towards single payer. Planned parenthood forces people to subsidize something against their beliefs. Gun laws have only increased in regulation outside of Texas and a few others. Employment laws again, more restrictions and regulations. Corporate welfare?

            And like a typical leftist you point to this standard of living garbage. Tell me what are the qualifications to justify this list? You realize that healthcare is judged by number of failed births, most of which aren’t even recorded in most of these countries? Have you ever been to another country outside of the “nice” touristy areas? Even if you say you have can you even name something specific that would make one of them have a better standard of living? You also point out how the rich get richer, you also neglect the FACT that the poor in this country are incredibly more wealthy than poor in just about everywhere else in the world. But its also ironic that the rich got richer under Obama’s tenure, but why mention that when it doesn’t fit your narrative right?

            Every one of those things are LEFT WING completely. If you think otherwise then you literally know nothing of what conservative views actually are, but that would make sense.

            Saturday, 19 August 2017, 4:57 pm
            • Lol, thanks again for providing how little you know.

              Try reading, maybe visit another country.

              The evidence doesn’t support your silly opinions.

              Saturday, 19 August 2017, 5:58 pm
              • It’s funny how you can never point out anything specific. You claimed originally that healthcare has become more rightwing over the past 30 years. In what way? Moving towards single payer is left wing? Right wing would be the opposite way. You are so incoherent with what you say, I destroy your argument and the only things you can do is basically shake your head in denial without any reasoning, and you have the nerve claim you know something about history…

                Saturday, 19 August 2017, 7:15 pm
    • Blacks have a fatal atrraction to white people.we don’t wish them harm we just don’t want to be around them for obvious reasons.Reminds me of the cartoon with the cat always trying to get away from that French skunk lol

      Saturday, 19 August 2017, 1:53 pm
    • And the “Alt” left label was created by liberals trying to paint Nazi’s as apart of the right when Nazism is pure left wing ideology.

      Saturday, 19 August 2017, 2:43 pm
      • Obviously, you have never read a book and you’re extremely gullible.

        Saturday, 19 August 2017, 4:35 pm
        • Yes, because despite there being nothing about “White Nationalism” being right wing, nor because Nazism parallels Socialism. No, you are right, socialism is right wing and because 4chan told you so it must be true. You are such a brilliant historical intellectual if only I knew how to read I could lower myself to match your ingenious opinions.

          Saturday, 19 August 2017, 7:25 pm
  • Tom try why do u keep interviewing this guy?? He seems to be a few sandwiches short of a picnic. KKK in the crowd come on get over yourselves. Again poor me !! So sick of hearing the crying

    Saturday, 19 August 2017, 8:21 am
  • This is such BS Im so sick n tired of hearing ppl cry……..poor me im BLACK poor me Im WHITE Enough is enough these things are ALL part of history good or bad its history. Get over yourselves and deal with life. If ppl spent half the time trying to do something to better there lives then spending all this time protesting crying and plan old BIT*HING maybe there life would be just a little bit better. Oh wait let me guess im the next RACIST because i don’t agree with you. Bet you cant guess what color I am??? Grow up and move on. Life is happening all around you and your missing the real important parts wasting time on something you CANT change.Its HISTORY its in the PAST

    Saturday, 19 August 2017, 8:18 am
    • Well said.

      Saturday, 19 August 2017, 2:01 pm
  • It worked, so that speaks volumes about the other side.
    Though I get the feeling that the violent left would be given a pass if they showed up wearing masks …

    Saturday, 19 August 2017, 8:09 am
  • How do people have time for foolish things like this. Who cares!!!!!!!! Slavery has been abolished from more than 100 years get over it. Get a job and focus on your family and everything tends to work itself out. If half these people were worried about real problems instead of problems from over 100 years ago this world would be a better place. Get over it #keepitmoving

    Saturday, 19 August 2017, 7:32 am
    • Well said

      Saturday, 19 August 2017, 11:15 am

    Saturday, 19 August 2017, 6:49 am
  • What a joke worried about a monument when there are so many problems to fix…. Our past is what made our country the greatest place to live in the world…Like I have heard all my life if you don’t like it where you are for any reason please leave.

    Saturday, 19 August 2017, 6:32 am
  • Hey idiot reporter we the people of this town we are called residents not protesters you need to be more careful with your wording but you don’t care all you want is SOMETHING to get us against each other
    Maybe you didn’t notice the reporter from Fox 13 or bay news 9 you should of to learn how to be respectful

    Saturday, 19 August 2017, 6:23 am
  • I,ll take that kind of protest any day. NO ONE GOT HURT!

    Saturday, 19 August 2017, 6:21 am
  • Im 39 I think I will hang in my beard and act like an idiot. The 8th picture smells like 305’s.

    Saturday, 19 August 2017, 6:05 am
  • Guys it’s Brooksville I’m pretty sure people were more pissed traffic was delayed and they couldn’t get where they were going because of some nonsense than they were over a statute that has been up since before any of us that live here were even alive. Y’all letting media play you. Of course the “violent alt left group” didn’t show and it has nothing to do with the police being there or the weather. It’s because people here have jobs, kids to take care of, and more important things to do than worry about a statute. And if something does happen to the statute my guess is it will be by some dumb teenager that just wants to be “funny”. Yeah this town may have issues and some racism but I have never in my lifetime of being here and alive seen it or crimes of hate committed here so why are we creating race problems that haven’t been a problem for over 20 years here? Let’s be better than that. Honestly can any of you tell me a race related crime that has occurred here recently?

    Saturday, 19 August 2017, 3:47 am
    • C, you are correct!
      I don’t give a damn about a statue.I just happened to be going to Brooksville City Hall and caught a glimpse of the men standing waving flags as I drove by. I had no idea of the travesty, that was unfolding as I drove by the media. My neighbors in my community are of all races, not one of them seem to find it prudent, the issue of whether the statue should stay or be removed. In addition, for all of you who are trying to give a history-lesson (directed to blacks) can continue on with your under-cover racist views. Furthermore, only a secret racist would accredit what is going on in Brooksville to the blacks of Brooksville! Most of us do not care what you people do in this town, whether the issue is a monument or a street name. When I say, “you people”; I am referring to only those who are pointing out their fatuous views and racist remarks.
      God created man in his image! White, black, red, or yellow we all are God’s creations. I am so glad he told me in the good book that; “the rain, rains on the just as well as the unjust”. If not for that most of you would be already dead. If I wanted to bring up an issue it would not be over foolish things, but why am I referred to as African-American. I am not an African-American, just simply a black woman who is an American. Caucasians are not referred to by their heritage Anglo-Saxon American, European American, etc.. Therefore, there are real black issues that we can complain about if we just wanted to. My mother was a RN for over thirty-years and taught me well. I treat people the way I would hope they would treat me. With respect!
      However, I know I can not stop all ignorance and it is certainly clear by the views of some of the authors on the posts. Evil is in all races and colors! All it needs is a temple to dwell in and I see it has plenty of temples. So continue blaming me and other black people for why the world’s monstrosities exist. I am child of the King and he shall strike vengeance against the wrong doers, back-biters, hate-mongrels, and etc..

      Sunday, 20 August 2017, 4:06 pm
      • Great comment! I wish we had more people like you. To some people, color doesn’t matter. The hardest thing that I have to deal with is raising my 7 year old son in this hate filled country. It disgusts me that I have had to have this talk with him. What happened to us??? The thing that once made us the STRONGEST country in the world (our diversity) has now become our demise and downfall… So sad

        Monday, 21 August 2017, 10:12 am

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