Confederate memorial removed to make way for John Lewis statue

Progress in Decatur, Georgia: a Confederate memorial was removed last night, having been ruled a public nuisance, and will be replaced by a statue of late U.S. Rep. John Lewis.

"In short, the Confederate obelisk has become an increasingly frequent target of graffiti and vandalism, a figurative lightning rod for friction among citizens, and a potential catastrophe that could happen at any time if individuals attempt to forcibly remove or destroy it," the judge wrote in his order.