A bust of former U.S. Chief Justice Roger B. Taney will no longer greet visitors outside Frederick's City Hall.
The bronze likeness of the Maryland native who wrote the watershed Dred Scott decision affirming slavery160 years ago, was gently loosened Saturday morning by a crew of three men and loaded by a small crane into the back of an old Chevy pickup truck.
A small crowd that gathered to watch the removal applauded as the truck pulled away.
"To me, this was an embarrassment," said Frederick Alderman Donna Kuzemchak, a Democrat who has been trying to have Taney's statue removed since she was elected in 1997. The aldermen voted last year to have the statue...