3 Men Shot Execution-Style In Birmingham, Alabama

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Korde Lorodius Turner

Three men shot execution-style in a house in Birmingham, Alabama have now been identified.

The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office has identified the victims as Willie Cornelius Washington, 35, Johnny Kordara Griffin, 24 and Korde Lorodius Turner, 24. All were identified by family members, said Chief Deputy Coroner Bill Yates.

The bodies were found inside the home at 457 3rd Street North at 12:05 p.m. Monday. They were officially pronounced dead at 12:58 p.m., according to al.com.

al.com writes that Washington was found dead on the floor just inside the front door where it appears he had been sleeping prior to his death. He was lying on a pillow with a blanket on top of him. Griffin and Turner were found lying on couches. Police recovered all three bullets underneath each of the victims, writes al.com.

In 2013, Turner was acquitted for the 2009 murder of another man.  On April 10, 2009, Leroy “Little Fred” Yarbrough was shot in the chest while in the 300 block of Fourth Terrace North in Smithfield.  Turner admitted to shooting Yarbrough in self-defense, and that was his only arrest, according to al.com.

No arrests have been made in the killings, said Birmingham police spokesman Lt. Sean Edwards. Police are looking into several tips.


Alabama Republican Lawmaker Pushes Repeal Of Law Named After His Dead Patient

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An Alabama doctor-turned-lawmaker, Larry Stutts, is seeking to overturn a state law called “Rose’s law.” Rose’s law requires health insurance companies to pay for minimum post-pregnancy hospital stays.

The law is named for a woman who died 16 years ago from a heart attack soon after she had a child, reportedly because she did not get adequate post-pregnancy care.

The law has nothing to do with Obamacare, according to AL.com, though State Senator Stutts is trying to present it that way.

Oddly, Stutts was that woman’s doctor at the time.

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Which School Signed The Better Defensive Ends In 2015? Alabama vs. Auburn

Alabama and Auburn signed important defensive ends.  Which school signed the better ones?

Auburn pulled off a huge move when it reeled in Byron Cowart and Edgewood Academy four-star Prince Tega Wanogho Jr.

Alabama had no late dramatics with defensive ends, but still signed two four-star prospects.

Which school got the better group?

Alabama signed Mekhi Brown and Anfernee Jennings.

247Composite ratings: Two 4-stars

Alabama added two defensive ends with good potential in Mekhi Brown and Anfernee Jennings, but both are likely years away from making a major impact. Brown has a good frame at 6-foot-4, 222-pounds, but he’s going to need to put on weight and get stronger to earn playing time at Alabama. Jennings has shown flashes of brilliance, but played against weak competition in high school so there are still question marks about him. He has a quick first step, but relies mostly on athleticism on this point and will need time to become more refined. Both are good candidates to redshirt next season.

Auburn signed Byron Cowart and Prince Tega Wanogho Jr.

247Composite ratings: One 5-star, One 4-star

It doesn’t get much better than signing the nation’s top defensive end. To put it simply, Cowart is a beast. He’s got a “high motor,” he’s athletic and he’s plenty strong enough.

At the Under Armour All-America Game, he was unstoppable. Even with Auburn returning multiple defensive linemen, it’s inconceivable to imagine Cowart not making an impact assuming he stays healthy. He has first-round NFL kind of talent. Wanogho Jr. is very talented too, though he’s likely two years away from making a real impact. He’s only played football for a single season since arriving from Nigeria, but he’s ridiculously athletic and strong. He’ll need to redshirt after suffering a serious injury during a basketball game, but he’s the ideal low-risk/high-reward type player. He has no bad habits yet and can be molded into whatever defensive coordinator Will Muschamp and defensive line coach Rodney Garner want.

AL.com states that the winner would be Auburn. “This one is about as much of a slam dunk as it gets. Auburn did a terrific job with its defensive end group, headlined by Cowart, who some analysts consider to be the top player in the country. Wanogho Jr. is a mystery, but there isn’t a player with a higher ceiling in Alabama this year. Jennings and Brown are two talented players and good gets for Alabama, but Auburn is the clear winner at this spot.”

Alabama Hires Former UAB Assistant Coach Jody Wright To Direct Player Personnel

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Alabama has hired former UAB running backs coach Jody Wright as its director of player personnel.

Wright coached running backs and was the assistant head coach at UAB for one season under Bill Clark before the program was dropped by president Ray Watts, according to AL.com.

More On The Alabama Racist Billboards

A billboard displaying a message tied to a segregationist “mantra” popular with white supremacists has cropped up outside of Birmingham, Alabama, a city that has seen several racially charged, separatist signs posted in recent years.

A billboard with the hashtag “#whitegenocide” was posted in Alabama recently. But what does that mean?

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Alabama Billboard Complains Of ‘White Genocide’

AL.com reported Sunday that a billboard reading “Diversity means chasing down the last white person #whitegenocide” was posted on I-59 in St. Clair County.


Did A School In Alabama Hire An Ex-FBI Agent To Spy On Students?

Huntsville City Schools in Huntville, Alabama, seemed to be so concerned about what students were posting on their social media accounts that they paid a former Fed $157,190 a year (or $110 an hour) to spy on the students’ Instagram and Twitter accounts.

According to Alabama.com, the Huntsville City Schools paid the former agent, Chris McRae, to monitor its students over the past year through a program called SAFe, Students Against Fear. Six hundred of those students were flagged by students and teachers. McRae then examined their online accounts for “for images of guns or gang signs.” They also looked for evidence of drug use and mentions of sex. This led to the expulsion of 14 students.

Beyond a blatant attack on student privacy, critics are also saying that there was a racially motivated undercurrent to the expulsions through the spy program and throughout the system.

According to Huntsville City Schools records, the school expelled 305 students last year, 238 of whom were Black. So 78 percent of all expulsions involved Black children in a school system where they make up just 40 percent of students. And the of the 14 expulsions related to social media, 86 percent involved Black students.

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Was Alabama In Danger Of Sharia Law?

Yesterday, Alabama voters were asked to cast their ballots on Amendment 1, a measure that would prohibit “the application of foreign law” in the state’s courts. Sources claim the ballot initiative is ultimately seeking to ban Muslim Sharia law. The law passed.

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The Birmingham Church Bombing And Its Bizarre Convictions

On Sept. 15, 1963, there was a bombing at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.  It was one of the most bizarre crimes of the civil rights movement. 

The men convicted of the crime did not go to jail until decades later.

The Baptist church was a center for civil rights meetings, and just a few days earlier, courts had ordered the desegregation of Birmingham’s schools.

Four young girls attending Sunday school—Denise McNair, Cynthia Wesley, Carol Robertson, and Addie Mae Collins, aged 11 to 14—were killed when a bomb exploded at the church. Twenty others were injured. 

Bobby Frank Cherry, a demolitions expert, and three other white supremacists—Robert Chambliss, Thomas Blanton, and Herman Cash—were under investigation within days of the bombing.

However, two years later, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover declined to pursue the case, saying the chances for conviction were “remote.” In 1968, federal authorities shut down the investigation.

In the 1970s, after a U.S. Justice Department investigation revealed that Hoover had blocked evidence, Jefferson County, Ala., prosecutors reopened the case.

More than a decade-and-a-half after the crime, the ringleader, Robert Chambliss, was convicted of one count of murder in the death of Denise McNair in 1977. He died in prison in 1985 without ever publicly admitting a role in the bombing.  Herman Cash died in 1994 and was never tried.

The remaining two suspects in the case, Thomas Blanton and Bobby Frank Cherry, were finally indicted in 2000—more than two decades after Chambliss’s conviction—when an FBI agent in Birmingham obtained more than 9,000 FBI documents and surveillance tapes that had been kept from the original prosecutors.

Blanton was convicted of murder in 2001 and sentenced to life in prison. In Cherry’s trial, several of his relatives came forward to testify against him. Cherry had bragged to a number of them over the years about the bombing. In 2002, he was convicted of four counts of murder and sentenced to life in prison, where he died in 2004.