Posts Tagged ‘Alabama’

November 17th, 2018 - 12:19 am § in Misc.

Justice delayed, very delayed

Seventy-seven-year-old James Bonard Fowler pled guilty to one count of second-degree manslaughter two weeks before he was set to go to trial. He had been charged with two counts of murder in the 1965 shooting of 26-year-old Jimmie Lee Jackson during a melee in a restaurant in Marion, Alabama. Fowler[...]

June 17th, 2016 - 11:35 am § in Politics

Alabama county refuses to honor Orlando victims

“Alabama county officials refused to lower flags to half-staff to honor the victims of the Orlando mass shooting this week even after President Barack Obama and Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley ordered flags to be lowered.” Read story here. The best way to deal with this is by avoiding Baldw[...]

June 2nd, 2016 - 1:41 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Alabama teacher fired for racist test

Even in Alabama, this test will get a teacher fired. The content apparently came from a 20-year-old email typical of what rightwingers circulate as “humor.” Read story here and here.  [...]

November 2nd, 2015 - 3:55 pm § in Politics, Schools & Colleges

Red state education

Alabama’s GOP governor filled a seat on the state board that oversees public schools by appointing a 28-year-old conservative activist who has never attended a public school, whose children don’t attend public schools, and who made his mark in politics by campaigning against public schoo[...]

October 14th, 2015 - 9:31 am § in Uncategorized

Jogging while black


March 4th, 2015 - 8:39 pm § in Uncategorized

Tasered and arrested for owning a home in Alabama while black

“The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the forces of the Crown. It may be frail — its roof may shake — the wind may blow through it — the storm may enter — the rain may enter — but the King of England cannot enter — all his force dares […][...]