Category Archives: Alabama

Two Alabama Police Officers Accused of Being Members of a White Supremacist Hate Group Put on Administrative Leave

By Elaine Magliaro The city of Anniston, Alabama, has placed two of its police officers on administrative leave while it investigates accusations that the men are members of a hate group. On Wednesday, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) posted … Continue reading

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Municipal Violations, Debtors’ Prisons, For-Profit Probation Companies…and a John Oliver Video

By Elaine Magliaro Two years ago, I wrote a column for Res Ipsa Loquitor on the subject of debtors’ prisons in the United States. In that posting, I told about a 2010 report published by the America Civil Liberties Union … Continue reading

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“One Day When the Glory Comes”: The March from Selma Continues (VIDEO)

By Elaine Magliaro Fifty years ago today, Alabama State Troopers attacked voting-rights demonstrators on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. In commemoration of that historic event, I’m posting a video of the Academy-Award-Winning song Glory from the movie Selma. … Continue reading

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LYNCHING IN AMERICA: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror—A Report from the Equal Justice Initiative

By Elaine Magliaro Earlier today, the Equal justice Initiative (EJI) released a report of a multi-year investigation titled Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror. EJI discovered that lynchings in this country were more extensive than had been … Continue reading

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Troy University Chancellor Sends Out Anti-Atheist Message to Students and Staff at End of Year

By Elaine Magliaro David Ferguson of Raw Story reported earlier this week that the group American Atheists had blasted “an Alabama university official for sending out a fear-mongering anti-atheist video to students” at the end of the year. On December 30th, Troy University … Continue reading

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Dumb Home Alabama

By Gene Howington There were many initiatives on various state ballots this mid-term election that were followed by the media such as marajuana, minimum wage, and abortion rights to name a few. One that didn’t catch the notice of the … Continue reading

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