After the George Floyd incident, protests and riots sprang up around the country. And some protesters targeted statues, memorials, and other historical structures.
If the monument in question was deemed racist or offensive in some way, it was fair game for outraged citizens. Apparently, this includes a leading Democrat in the state of Virginia.
Senator Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth) now faces multiple felony charges, and several NAACP leaders are on the hook as well.
It seems Lucas might’ve played a part in a statue “tear-down” that went wrong:
Protesters toppled a Confederate statue in Portsmouth earlier this summer and unfortunately, it landed a local man, leaving him seriously injured.
Now, Portsmouth Police Chief Angela Greene has announced the charges (via the Richmond Times-Dispatch):
State Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth) is facing two felony charges for her alleged role in the toppling of a Confederate statue in Portsmouth at the start of summer.
Lucas and six others, including NAACP leaders and a local school board member, were charged with conspiring to commit a felony, and felony injury to a public monument in excess of $1,000, Greene said Monday.
Demonstrators first removed the heads of the Confederate statues before pulling one down with a tow rope.
A man standing beneath the falling statue was struck on the head and he was then transported to a nearby hospital. His head was cut open and he reportedly lost consciousness.
Unfortunately, this individual – Chris Green – hasn’t fully recovered.
His wife, Tonieh Brisbane-Green, said he’s still trying to reclaim all his walking and talking skills. Though thankfully, he’s “responding to 75% of commands and can drink liquids.”
As for Lucas, she’s one of 8 people now facing “charges of conspiracy to commit a felony and injury to a monument in excess of $1,000.”
Here’s the list:
- State Sen. L Louise Lucas
- James Boyd, Portsmouth NAACP representative
- Louie Gibbs, Portsmouth NAACP representative
- LaKesha Hicks, Portsmouth NAACP representative
- LaKeesha S. “Klu” Atkinson, Portsmouth School Board member
- Kimberly Wimbish
- Dana Worthington
- Amira Bethea
Democrats have often defended protesters and demonstrators in recent months, many claiming that such events have been “peaceful.”
But when people suffer severe injury, authorities are bound to step in.
- Virginia Senator Louise Lucas faces multiple felony charges for her alleged role in topping a Confederate statue.
- The statue fell on a protestor, who suffered a severe head injury.
- 7 other individuals are facing felony charges, including 3 NAACP representatives and a Portsmouth School Board member.
Source: The Daily Wire