Alderman Raymond Lopez, 15th Ward, posted a picture of the damaged monument on Facebook, calling it a “disgraceful act of vandalism.”
A Chicago alderman wants to know who vandalized a bust of Abraham Lincoln in West Englewood!?
The statue was found burned near 69th Street and Wolcott, authorities said.
The statue of the slave emancipator appears to be burned, reported NBC 5 Chicago, according to The Daily Caller.
“What an absolute disgraceful act of vandalism,” said Raymond Lopez, Chicago’s 15th Ward. “This bust of Abraham Lincoln, erected by Phil Bloomquist on August 31, 1926, was damaged & burned.”
“Near 69th & Wolcott, if anyone has any information regarding this act, please contact the police or my office immediately.”
The burning appears to lend credence to President Donald Trump’s prediction that not only Confederate generals would come under attack, but also other famous American figures. Lincoln, however, did not own slaves and emancipated black people during the Civil War.
The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to the Chicago police department for comment but received none in time for press.
We can blame this on the mainstream media and their hatred for President Trump. Our history, whether good or bad should not be erased! We learn from our mistakes. Those leaders did many great things as well.
If we erase our history, how can we learn from it?
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