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Crowd cheers after Alabama senator makes racist remark at Trump rally in Nevada
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Crowd cheers after Alabama senator makes racist remark at Trump rally in Nevada

Alabama senator Thomas Tuberville is under scrutiny after making a racist remark during a Trump rally in Nevada on Saturday. The former college football coach told the audience that Democrats are “pro-crime” and support people who feel they are owed “reparations.” Many in attendance cheered after Tuberville, who has a history of racially-charged statements and sentiments, made the comment. Condemnation was swift but virtually absent from the GOP. A clip of the disgusting speech appealing to White Fear can be found below. More about Tuberville’s comments can be found here.
Black pastor files lawsuit after he was arrested while watering neighbor’s flowers in Alabama
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Black pastor files lawsuit after he was arrested while watering neighbor’s flowers in Alabama

A Black pastor in Alabama has reportedly filed a federal lawsuit after he was arrested in May by white police officers while he was watering the flowers of a neighbor who was out of town. In the lawsuit filed on Friday, Michael Jennings, 56, alleged the encounter with police and arrest violated his constitutional rights and caused him emotional distress and anxiety, reported the Associated Press. The lawsuit was filed against three officers and the town of Childersburg. The suit requesting a jury trial and seeking an unspecified amount of money. The arrest happened after police responded to a 9-1-1 call from a white neighbor who reported a "younger Black male" and gold SUV were at a house while the owners were gone, reported the Associated Press. During the encounter with p...
Small police department in Alabama disbanded after racist text messages uncovered
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Small police department in Alabama disbanded after racist text messages uncovered

City officials in the small Alabama town of Vincent voted to disband its police department after it was learned that two officers exchanged racist text messages. A copy of the text messages were shared on social media. In the short exchange, someone named “752” asked: “What do y’all call a pregnant slave?” A person who was not identifiable responded with question marks. "752" then responded: “BOGO Buy one, get one free.” The Vincent city council met about the issue on Tuesday. On Tuesday, the police chief, James Srygley, reportedly said via text message to AL.com: “We have conducted an internal investigation and the appropriate disciplinary action has been taken,” according to AL.com. On Thursday, Srygley was reportedly identified as one of the officers who was terminated. ...
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Two Alabama women arrested after social media post threatening to shoot Black people reported

Two 20-year-old women in Alabama were arrested last week after a video of someone threatening to shoot Black people was posted online. One the women reportedly posted a video and made the threats June 23 on social media. In the video, she used racial slurs and showed a gun. Students at a local college notified the school’s administration who contacted local police. She was charged with disorderly conduct and booked into a local jail. Police later arrested another woman in connection with the video and charged her with disorderly conduct before booking her into jail. Disorderly conduct is a misdemeanor charge. The woman later arrested was released on a $500 bond. It was unclear if or when the other woman would be released from jail. More about the racist social media threat can be ...