''I was elected as a Republican candidate. But once I became governor ... I became the governor of all the people. I intend to live up to that. I am color blind," Bentley said in a short speech given about an hour after he took the oath of office as governor.
While the public was distracted with Non Christian Gate (RedEye roll), Governor Bentley abolished the illegal gambling task force. Bentley also signed an executive order directing state agencies to make a priority out of creating private sector jobs.
Only in Alabama can two Birmingham Police Officers be found not guilty in a video taped beating of an unarmed kid after he was thrown from his car. Only in Alabama would the beating of an unarmed black kid be excused. Only in Alabama may a jury have decided this suspect deserved to get his butt kicked and decided not to convict the officers. only in Alabama is how she felt all that matters. *Big Sigh*
Police dashboard camera video clips widely viewed on television and the In?ternet show Dewitt hitting Warren with a baton and Doran striking Warren with his fists and later his feet.
All the jurors saw all of the police dashboard videotaped chase from the beginning in Birmingham to the end of the chase in Hoover, and the aftermath, said Mary Carlene Walker, one of the jurors. "That made a big, big difference in how we viewed what we saw," she said.
Personally, Walker said, after seeing the whole chase and hearing the testimony of the men themselves, and even after hearing the prosecution, she decided. "I personally felt that what transpired in the ditch, which was 5 to 7 seconds long, I felt that under the circumstances they had done what they are supposed to do and that's how I felt," she said.
I wonder how she would have felt if it were her son, grandson, nephew, brother, cousin, friend, father or grandfather? I wonder how she would have felt if black officers were videotaped beating an unarmed white kid?
Speaking of Alabama InJustice, former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman is headed back to federal court for a reversal of his conviction or at least a fair, I mean new trial. Click HERE for background on how we have arrived at this point. Governor Siegelman remains hopeful and so I that justice will prevail and the rule of law restored.