DAILYKENN.com -- A frustrated district attorney dropped charges against individuals accused of toppling a Confederate monument in North Carolina.
Durham, North Carolina District Attorney Roger Echols said, "Acts of vandalism, regardless of noble intent, are still violations of law."
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One day after a judge tossed charges against two suspects accused of toppling a Confederate monument last summer and found a third defendant not guilty, Durham County prosecutors on Tuesday announced that they were dropping all charges against the remaining five suspects.
District Attorney Roger Echols did not take questions after a terse statement in which he essentially said it did not make sense to pursue charges against the remaining suspects given that District Court Judge Frederick S. Battaglia Jr. on Monday found one suspect not guilty and dismissed charges against two others. 7
"I do believe the evidence supported the misdemeanor charges, and we proceeded on those charges," Echols said. "Acts of vandalism, regardless of noble intent, are still violations of law."
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