The Dallas City Council seems to agree that it's high time to take down Confederate statues near City Hall and at Robert E. Lee Park. But the council is a house divided over how to go about removing the longstanding monuments. The battle over timing and process is illustrative of an ongoing power struggle on the council. The competing council members have held dueling press conferences and released conflicting plans over the best way to get to the same goal, possibly around the same time.
Kingston declined comment for this story. Abtahi said Kingston's criticisms are false, but added he doesn't think much about his old rival. "If he wants to throw punches, I'll throw them right back," Abtahi said. "But to me, he's largely irrelevant." But the two lawyers -- who first squared off in a 2013 council race -- have been and are likely to remain linked in the years ahead as both promise to remain fixtures in city politics.
Confederate monuments on public land "must be and will be removed," Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway said Friday. And the city's three other black City Council members vehemently agree. But in a show of unity at a joint press conference Friday, Caraway, Tennell Atkins, Casey Thomas and Kevin Felder said that unlike some of their white council counterparts who have been pushing for the statues' removal, they do not believe there is a need to take them down immediately.
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