Thursday, May 24, 2018

Jersey City Katyn Memorial Relocation Controversy

Folks, as you know, if you read my Save Send Delete blog, I have a lot going on right now, and no energy to devote to the Katyn Memorial controversy in Jersey City. 

If you have free time, you should be paying attention to this controversy. Just these few words from Wikipedia should clue you in: 

"In April of 2018, it was announced that there were plans to remove the memorial as Exchange Place was to be made into a park.[7]

Mike DeMarco, chair of the Exchange Place Special Improvement District was quoted by The Jersey Journal as being in favor of the removal calling the statue was "politically incorrect" and "I don't think the statue's appropriate for a major metropolitan area ... [The monument is] a little gruesome ... I can't imagine how many mothers go by and have to explain it to their children."[8]

Following an outcry by Poles, U.S. Veterans, Jewish organizations, numerous diplomats and politicians, this plan has now been rescinded and it has been agreed that the monument will be relocated 200 feet away but will remain on the waterfront in a location that is both dignified and practical.[9] The proposed site is a matter of controversy." 

The above-quoted Mike DeMarco describes himself as a "stone cold killer." See here

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