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There’s simply no reasonable argument one can make for keeping Davis on our maps. That argument would have to be in defense of a man who so firmly believed in slavery that he started a war that took the lives of approximately 750,000 Americans and, a few decades later, wrote this: “It has been said that I should apply to the United States for a pardon. But repentance must precede the right of pardon, and I have not repented. If it were all to do over again, I would again do just as I did in 1861.”

Where do we, as Montanans stand now? Have we slacked off? Has finally coming out of pandemic-induced isolation and the guilty verdict in the murder of George Floyd caused Bozemanites and Montanans to become slack about ever-present injustice and inequities towards BIPOC? To some degree — yes. To this, we say do not let the verdict on the murder of George Floyd let you drop into complacency

The Montana Racial Equity Project and American Civil Liberties Union of Montana announced in an open letter to Helena City Manager Rachel Harlow-Schalk that they are withdrawing from future meetings of the city's recently formed school resource officer working group unless certain changes are made.