It doesn’t matter who is buried, digging up the dead body of anyone laid to rest (besides forensic investigators cracking a cold case) is extremely disrespectful.
Richmond, Virginia Democrat Mayor LeVar Stoney ordered a grounds crew to dig up the decomposed body of Confederate General AP Hill.
The move by Stoney comes a day after General AP Hill’s statue was taken down and due to his statue being used as a tombstone, his body was removed the very next day.
Distant relatives attempted to stop Hill’s remains from being dug up but Richmond Circuit Court judge ruled in favor of the skeletal remains to be removed.
In times past Mayor LeVar Stoney has received backlash from residents of Richmond for publicly supporting the BLM movement and even going as far as publicly claiming BLM rioters who vandalized different areas of Richmond were actually white supremacists in disguise.
After several hours of hand shoveling, workers unearthed the remains of slain Confederate general Ambrose Powell Hill Jr. from his tomb Tuesday, as Richmond continues its work to remove the https://t.co/W5QGe0lSka
— Herald Courier (@heraldcourier) December 14, 2022
Over two years ago, Richmond was home to more confederate statues than any city in the United States. Collectively, we have closed that chapter.
We now continue the work of being a more inclusive and welcoming place where ALL belong. pic.twitter.com/3DHUSUg2Ea
— Mayor Levar M. Stoney (@LevarStoney) December 12, 2022
John Hill who is a descendent of General Hill was at the unburial but was heckled by several protestors.
One person in particular threatened Hill by saying “I’ll beat you like your daddy should’ve”.
John Hill, descendant of AP Hill, is retrieving the remains. Now he is engaging with onlookers who have been arguing behind the caution tape. People on both sides of the controversy yelling at one another. @NBC12 pic.twitter.com/cXAzbTy26u
— Riley Wyant (@rileywyantTV) December 13, 2022
The Gateway Pundit previously. reported back in 2021 about Mayor Stoney’s plan to take down the statue but it took over a year for the statue and the body to be dug up due to court challenges.
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