Police in Rochester were trying to determine Monday who ripped a statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass from its base on the anniversary of one of his most famous speeches, delivered in the upstate New York city in 1852.
The statue of Douglass was taken on Sunday from Maplewood Park, a site along the Underground Railroad where Douglass and Harriet Tubman helped shuttle slaves to freedom. The statue was found at the brink of the Genesee River gorge about 50 feet from its pedestal, police said. There was damage to the base and a finger.
The black Washington resident and tour guide calling himself “Truth Conductor” told the Star Newspaper Group he stepped forward to protect One America News reporter Jack Posobeic at Friday night’s Antifa and Black Lives Matter rally in Washington’s Lincoln Park, because it was the right thing to do. “They…
Dinesh D’Souza, made famous for his books and movies about the Democratic Party and it politicians, visited Canal Winchester on Saturday. D’Souza was speaking at an event for Pastor Bobby Mitchell, a candidate for the soon-to-be-vacant 78th House District seat, currently held by term-limited Rep. Ron Hood (R-Ashville). D’Souza told those gathered that Mitchell reminded him of his personal hero, Frederick Douglass.