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Trump Signs Executive Order on Police Reform

President Donald Trump signs the coronavirus stimulus relief package, in the Oval Office at the White House, Friday, March 27, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) President Donald Trump has signed an executive order on policing following weeks of national protests after the death of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The order is aimed at encouraging…

U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell Supports Re-Naming Edmund Pettus Bridge

U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Alabama) says she supports renaming the historic Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma. It was named for Pettus, a former U.S. Senator from Alabama who was also a Confederate Army officer and a Ku Klux Klan leader. The bridge was the site of the pivotal Bloody Sunday civil rights struggle of 1965, which has international significance in…

Hundreds Pray on Steps of Alabama Capitol

Hundreds of people took time on Saturday to pray on the steps of the Alabama Capitol. They prayed for 8:46, the amount of time that George Floyd spent under the knee of a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota, before dying on May 25. The prayer event was peaceful. Many of the people there are calling on widespread police reform across…

Selma Community, Cops & Clergy Pray for Racial Healing

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Dozens of people turned out for a Clergy — Cops — and Community prayer vigil Sunday afternoon in Selma. A racially diverse crowd of people came together at Bloch Park — to pray for change and racial healing. Ministers from churches across the community — stepped up to offer prayers for unity — equality —…

Pastors & Police Announce Prayer Vigil in Selma

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Pastors and police in Selma — announce a prayer vigil — amid nationwide protests and riots following the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. The group says the goal of the event is to bring people together to pray for racial healing and reconciliation. “While all of us gathered here and in fact spread across…

Troy University Police Chief Suspended

  Troy university police chief John McCall has been suspended over comments he recently posted on social media regarding the death of George Floyd. University Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins announced McCall’s suspension in a statement on social media. In the statement, Hawkins says: “We firmly reject any suggestion that George Floyd contributed to his own death or that his actions justified…

State Files Suit Against Birmingham for Removal of Confederate Monument

A man poses at the base of the Confederate monument at Linn Park in Birmingham after the majority of the monument was removed. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves) Attorney General Steve Marshall has announced that he has filed a new lawsuit against the City of Birmingham for its removal  of the Confederate monument at Linn Park last night. Marshall says that action…

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed Addresses City about Nationwide Unrest

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed spoke to the city tonight in an address we aired live on Alabama News Network. He spoke about the nationwide protests in the wake of the death of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota a week ago. Reed told residents, “If you can stay at home the next few night, stay at home for the…

Montgomery Co. Sheriff Derrick Cunningham Addresses Protests Across the U.S.

Thousands of people have been arrested, as protests continue around the country in the wake of the death of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Many of the protests have turned violent and destructive.. Alabama News Network spoke with local law enforcement to get their reaction to what’s happening across the nation. Montgomery County Sheriff Derrick Cunningham says officers…

Peaceful Protests Continued Sunday On Capitol Steps

Sunday marked the second day of peaceful protests on the State Capitol steps. More than one hundred protesters were at the rally. They held signs reading “Black Lives Matter” and a few activists gave speeches about the need to educate themselves on laws. Protests across the country are a result of the death death of George Floyd, the man killed…