Recent Crime News
Thursday Mar 26 | via WTVM
Montgomery Police say the victims condition in a stabbing that occurred on East Street Wednesday, has been upgraded to non-life threatening. According to Sergeant Denise Barnes with the Montgomery Police Department, units responded to the 3400 block of East Street at around 5:30 p.m. in reference to a person being Sergeant Barnes says another individual, 35-year-old Robert Bren, was taken into custody by police and charged with assault first degree. Comment?
Wednesday Mar 25 | via WTVM
Goodwill in the Auburn and Opelika area gave a helping hand to those who are looking for work. The non-profit organization held its first ever "Goodwill on the Go" event in Auburn on Wednesday. Comment?
Friday Mar 13 | via Athens Banner-Herald
Zion United Methodist Church in Marion, Ala., was the meeting point for those who marched on the Perry County Jail on Feb. 18, 1965, to protest the arrest of a civil rights worker. The peaceful march turned violent when Alabama State Troopers began beating marchers, killing a young Baptist deacon named Jimmie Lee Jackson. Comment?
Thursday Mar 12 | via Black Voice News
Lyndon B. Johnson has done more to help African Americans and poor people than any modern president. But his defenders are cheapening his legacy by inflating his accomplishments, which is an insult to the people - Black and White - who lost their lives fighting for civil rights. Comment?
Sunday Mar 8 | via Toledo Blade
Thousands of marchers and government officials gathered Sunday for a second day to commemorate the 50th anniversary of a brutal police assault on civil-rights demonstrators that spurred the passage of the Voting Rights Act. Starting from early morning, groups of people - some with locked arms, some in song, some taking to their knees to pray - began to march across Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge, the site of Selma's Bloody Sunday march on March 7, 1965. Comment?
Tuesday Mar 3 | via USA Today
Remembering the martyrs of Bloody Sunday Jimmie Lee Jackson, Viola Liuzzo and James Reeb lost their lives in the civil rights fight. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1BFb2ij The casket bearing the body of Jimmie Lee Jackson is carried into a church in Selma, Alabama for funeral services in this March 3, 1965 file photo. Comment?
Saturday Feb 28 | via The Morning Call
Alabama state troopers swing nightsticks to break up a civil rights voting march in Selma, Ala., March 7, 1965. Fifty years ago the African-American community in Selma, Ala., marched and demanded the right to vote. Comment?
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