The committee has allocated $500,000 to pay for removing the statue, if needed.
That prompted Jackie Nichols, spokesperson for Shreveport Chapter #237 United Daughters of the
Confederacy to issue this statement:
Do not Fund moving the monument in your budget.
NEVER has Shreveport Chapter said that …
Caddo Parish Commission President Stormy Gage-Watts says the legal battle over the Confederate Monument in front of the Caddo Courthouse is nearly over, but she says there are still a couple of legal challenges to wrap up.
The legal community in Caddo Parish will likely take notice of the legal fight going on in South Louisiana. A man in East Feliciana Parish says he can not get a fair trial at a courthouse where a Confederate monument is displayed.
During this afternoon's meeting, Caddo Parish Commission President Steven Jackson paused public comments at one point, and asked those in the audience who were to support taking the monument down to rise from their seats.