Mobile County Commission Votes to Keep Confederate Flag on Police Vehicles
Despite public pressure Mobile County voted to keep the Confederate flag on vehicles operated by the sheriff’s deputies.
The motion to remove images of the Confederate Battle flag from vehicles operated by sheriff’s deputies failed in committee.
Measures before the Mobile County Commission that would have removed images of the Confederate flag from government property failed to gain enough votes Monday to be made into law.
Two resolutions were put forth my Commissioner Merceria Ludgood. One measure would have removed the third national Confederate flag from the courtyard outside Government Plaza, and the other proposed to remove images of the Confederate Battle flag from vehicles operated by sheriff’s deputies.
Ludgood made motions to pass both resolutions, but each one failed for a lack of a second from either Commissioner Connie Hudson or Commission President Jerry Carl.
A charged issue, removing the Confederate flag from public property has revived discussion across the country about its meaning, persuading some lawmakers to get rid of the blue St. Andrew’s cross with 13 white stars against a red background.