The Feds are coming to town! Birmingham among 12 cities to receive crime reduction assistance

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The BPD can expect some help from the federal government – via wideblueline.com

Former Alabama Senator and current US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced an initiative to reduce crime in twelve cities today.  Urban areas are consistently more dangerous, even accounting for population, than suburban and rural areas, and this new program aims to reduce violent crime in these high-risk areas, especially gun crime. Continue reading “The Feds are coming to town! Birmingham among 12 cities to receive crime reduction assistance”

Alabama’s Jeff Sessions, the Senator turned Attorney General, turned media bad boy

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Alright, Mr. Sessions, I hope you’re ready for your closeup, because you’ve been shining in the public spotlight since your February Senate confirmation.

This week has been a long one, particularly, from that Russian contacts controversy that the Washington Post first disclosed last Wednesday, to a starring snub in Saturday Night Live’s most-recent opening skit.

You know, the one that combined “Forrest Gump”, that infamous pie scene from “The Help” and you, all rolled up onto one park bench.

Octavia Spencer and Kate McKinnon on SNL, spoofing AG Jeff Sessions. Image via NBC.

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Steve Marshall has been appointed as Alabama’s Attorney General; the Internet explodes with controversy

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Well, that was quick. The District Attorney for Marshall County, Steve Marshall, has been appointed as Alabama’s new Attorney General.

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall
Alabama’s new Attorney General, Steve Marshall. Photo via WHNT.

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Local Civil Rights Groups Oppose Jeff Sessions for US Attorney General

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Monday morning, several Birmingham civil rights groups assembled downtown at the Federal Courthouse for a press conference, voicing opposition to President -Elect Donald Trump’s choice Of Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions for the position of U.S. Attorney General.

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