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2 Arrested As Dozens Protest Attorney General’s Decision Not To Charge Hoover Officer In E.J. Bradford Case

“What do we want? Justice! When do we want it? Now!” – That was one of the many chants heard at a Wednesday afternoon protest in downtown Montgomery that ended with the arrest of 2 women. Dozens stood alongside the parents of Emantic “EJ” Bradford Jr. with a message meant for Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall, just one day after…

Southern Poverty Law Center Protest in Atlanta

On Super Bowl Sunday, but not over players "taking a knee"

Part of the Confederate Monument at the Alabama Capitol Building. The Confederate flag is one of four around the monument that were taken down by Governor Robert Bentley in 2015.      The Montgomery-based Southern Poverty Law Center it helping organize a protest in Atlanta on Super Bowl Sunday. It will take place in Piedmont Park at Noon.      It is…

Women’s March in Montgomery

Today dozens of people gathered at the fountain on Dexter Avenue to make their voice heard  on women’s rights and gender equality. The march was organized by Montgomery Pride United. MPU fights for women’s and LGBQT rights. They started on Dexter Avenue and marched up to the capitol steps, where they held a rally. The group say this is a…

Man who drove into Charlottesville crowd convicted of first-degree murder

Faces up to life in prison

By DENISE LAVOIE AP Legal Affairs Writer CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – A man who drove his car into a crowd of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia has been convicted of first-degree murder. In delivering its verdict late Friday afternoon, the jury rejected arguments by lawyers for James Alex Fields Jr. that he acted in self-defense. Prosecutors said…

Supporters of man charged with defacing statue gather in Montgomery.

Jon Broadway goes on trial on September 17.

(Photo contributed)   Jon Broadway admits he spread some ketchup on the statue of Dr. James Marion Sims on the Alabama Capitol Building grounds during a protest against Sims, who Broadway says operated on enslaved women without anesthesia during experimental surgery. He was arrested by Montgomery police officers and charged with “criminal tampering”   Broadway met with supporters today, saying…

Prattville Restaurant Owner Opts Not to Show NFL Games or Related Broadcasts

Randy Eckman is the owner of Fox’s Pizza Den in Prattville. He has posted a sign on the door telling customers NFL games will no longer be shown on the TV’s in the restaurant. It’s difficult to miss the sign on the door—-it blasts what it calls disrespect for the flag and the American military. The owner was not available…

Fans Charge “DWTS” Stage in Protest of American Swimmer Ryan Lochte

“Dancing with the Stars” host Tom Bergeron says everyone was shocked when two men rushed the stage to protest Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte after his performance on the ABC reality competition. Bergeron described the incident as “really unnerving” on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Tuesday. “GMA” aired video that wasn’t shown during the live broadcast of one of the men…

Blackout on Capitol Steps

A Blackout protest held on the Capitol steps saw dozens of people coming out to show support for a national movement. After the most recent shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota, some Montgomery citizens didn’t just want to stand by. “A lot of people was reaching out. To me about, saying Jamel we need to do something here in Montgomery. We…

Democrats End 25-hour Protest to Demand House Gun Votes

House Democrats have ended their 25½-hour sit-in on the chamber’s floor that they’ve been staging to demand votes on gun control. With just a few interruptions, Democrats commanded the House floor since 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. The protest was broadcast live to the world over social media. There are no indications that Republicans – who control the House – have met…

More Prisoners Across Alabama Join Prison Strike

Inmates at three Alabama prisons have issued unified demands after initiating a widespread work stoppage on May 1. They are protesting exploitative labor policies and horrific prison conditions caused, in part, by overcrowding; Alabama’s prisons are operating at close to 200 percent over capacity. Prison staff have attempted to suppress the civil disobedience by significantly reducing prisoners’ meal portions, a…