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- To Curb Gun Violence in Gulf States, Activists Are Taking a Closer Look at Policing Alternatives
Over Memorial Day weekend, at least 26 shootings were reported in major cities across Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama. At least 10 people were killed and 17 others were injured. It was the latest example of rising homicides and gun violence across the Gulf states this year. Read more. The post To Curb Gun Violence in Gulf States, Activists Are Taking a Closer Look at Policing Alternatives appeared first on BirminghamWatch.
- Alabama GOP Policymakers Seek to Keep Critical Race Theory Out of Classrooms
Alabama GOP leaders are following a national trend to block the teaching in public schools of what they call divisive concepts related to race. The Alabama State Board of Education on Thursday discussed proposed resolutions against instruction of “critical race theory,” and at least one state lawmaker wants to see a prohibition made into law. One of the resolutions given to the board originated with the help of Gov. Kay Ivey’s office, state Superintendent Eric Mackey said. A spokeswoman for Ivey, who is the head of the state school board, told Alabama Daily News that critical race theory is not in Alabama’s current curriculum. Read more. The post Alabama GOP Policymakers Seek to Keep Critical Race Theory Out of Classrooms appeared first on BirminghamWatch.
- Vaccinations Needed to Guard Against Possible Resurgence of COVID, UAB Professor Says
A professor from the UAB School of Public Health urged people who are on the fence when it comes to getting the COVID-19 vaccine to “jump off (and) give it a try.” “We've got millions of people that have been vaccinated with very few side effects,” Dr. Suzanne Judd said Thursday during a Zoom question-and-answer session with the media. “The most important thing is this pandemic could turn again in the fall, and you want to be on the side of being vaccinated if that virus starts circulating rapidly again.” She said the state may have dodged a bullet in terms of a COVID surge following Memorial Day, but there could be trouble ahead when Labor Day comes around if more people don't get vaccinated. Read more. The post Vaccinations Needed to Guard Against Possible Resurgence of COVID, UAB Professor Says appeared first on BirminghamWatch.
- Brooks Isn’t Backing Down from Claim that Trump Won the Election
WASHINGTON — Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, isn’t giving up on his claim that Donald Trump was elected president last year. “Somewhere in the neighborhood of 900,000 to 1.7 million non-citizens voted in the 2020 presidential election, overwhelmingly for Joe Biden,” Brooks told the Washington Examiner this week. He said former President Trump won "if only lawful votes cast by eligible American citizens were counted." The Examiner noted that Brooks didn’t provide any backing information for his claims, which have been rejected by the departments of Justice and Homeland Security, the FBI and numerous courts and elected officials. Read more. The post Brooks Isn’t Backing Down from Claim that Trump Won the Election appeared first on BirminghamWatch.