The confidential informant also told police the two men,, Dewayne Barnes and Jermaine "Lil Jay" Tolbert, now charged with capital murder in the double homicide told her that if they had found the woman's 7-year-old daughter awake they would have killed her too, Birmingham Police homicide detective Phillip Harris said.
Birmingham Police mace adults at a five-year-old's birthday party
On September 15, 1963 Johnny Robinson, age 16, was shot in the back by Birmingham police officer Jack Parker firing from a squad car. Others in the car said the driver going over a bump or hitting his brakes could have caused Parker to fire. Other witnesses heard two shots. Robinson's family never talked about his death, and his brother and sister went to school the next day. Another youth, Virgil Ware, 13, was also killed in the aftermath of the church bombing. #TodayInBlackHistory
In 1961, Birmingham Police Commissioner Eugene "Bull" Connor (1897-1973) used the Klu Klux Klan to coordinate assaults upon the Freedom Riders as they traveled through Alabama. Connor served as Public Safety Commissioner of Birmingham in the 1960s. He gained national media attention for his use of fire hoses and attack dogs on crowds during the civil rights protest in Birmingham in 1963. (Courtesy of Birmingham Public Library Archives)
#OnThisDay in 1963, African Americans in Birmingham were attacked, beaten and hosed by Birmingham police during the Birmingham Campaign. As the attacks continued over nine days, Birmingham business leaders recognized the injustices and sought Dr. King to negotiate a settlement that would desegregate lunch counters and place more African Americans in jobs.
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Birmingham, Alabama Police Department had a large band in 1930. This photograph was taken of the band by Oscar V. Hunt, Birmingham’s first commercial photographers on May 29, 1930. (Birmingham Public Library Oscar V. Hunt holdings). The Birmingham Police Department ... Read More
Private Officer Breaking News: Bombs found during Birmingham police traffic stop (Birmingham AL April 23 2017) BRADLEY PULLEN, 30, and JOSHUA WARD, 27 and the driver and a U.S. Army veteran, are charged with allegedly possessing of an explosive device and violation of the state firearms act. PULLEN, the passenger, is charged with unlawful possession of a controlled subtsance.