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August 18th, 2009
05:04 AM ET

Pardons For Jim Crow Fines

They braved police dogs and water spurting from fire hoses at such velocity it left many standing naked and yet, the protests went on. Now, 46 years after the fact, Birmingham's mayor is offering non-violent demonstrators of the 1960s civil rights movement a blanket pardon.
Our T.J. Holmes spoke with Birmingham's mayor Larry Langford and Gwendolyn Webb-Appling.

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  1. Wayne Taylor

    You asked for questions concerning the health care reform bill?

    How is it going to be paid for?
    If I have health insurance thru the company I work for why should I have to pay more money to pay for this reform?
    Why does the bill state that the Health Choices Commissioner will choose what care I get? Page 42
    Why is the government trying to control the health care industry? Page 72 lines 8-14
    We are free country to make whatever we can for our families! Why then does this bill put a figure of what doctors can make? Page 127 lines 1-16
    I'm a registered Democrat in Alabama but this bill goes way too far in controlling our lifes. This is not about health reform but total control! I know the news companies are in bed with Obama but this is wrong no manner who you are. I don't have a problem with people getting help when they need it but they should be citizens of this country and be willing to work if physically able. Our counrty wasn't set up to care for the world. We need to take care of our own first. If the leaders of this bill thinks this is right for America, then why did aren't they going to be a part of it? If it good enough for the people it ought to be good enough for them?

    August 18, 2009 at 9:23 am |
  2. michael armstrong sr.

    Its crazy that there chasing this thing after so many years and for little misdamenor crimes on top of that now heres a clear cut case of police abuse to the people of this country we need to exercise a statute of limitations to the criminal justice system for low level crimes and stop this judicial abuse .

    August 18, 2009 at 9:53 am |
  3. Ken

    I agree with the people carrying weapons at President Obama's rally. It is their right. I also want the Secret Service to have snipers on all of them! If they make the slightest of moves that appear to threaten my president then I want the Secret Service to do what they do and remove the threat permanently. I want my president protected at all times!!!

    August 18, 2009 at 10:16 am |