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Why Is Toforest Johnson Still on Alabama’s Death Row?

By Drayton Nabers Jr. (This is an opinion column)  As a former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, I believe in our state’s criminal justice...

Non-Profit Named to Run County-Wide Violence Intervention Program

By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times Offender Alumni Association (OAA) will run a county-wide violence intervention program for victims of gun violence, the Jefferson County Department...

Local Non-Profit to Get $1M to Fight Gun Violence as Homicides...

By Amy Yurkanin | ayurkanin@al.com Officials with the Jefferson County Department of Health have secured more than $1 million for a program designed to help victims...

Mayor Woodfin Visits Middle School After 13-Year-Old Shot to Death

By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times Following the shooting death of a 13-year-old over the weekend, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin on Tuesday, recounted his visit to...

13-Year-Old Dies After Double Shooting in Birmingham, Sixth Teen Homicide This...

The Birmingham Times A double shooting in east Birmingham on Saturday claimed the life of a 13-year-old boy. The victim has been identified as Jaylon...

Five Teens Killed Over Past Six Weeks in Birmingham, Mayor Woodfin...

The Birmingham Times Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin released a statement Monday afternoon following the shooting deaths of two 16-year-old boys in Ensley. Todd Johnson Jr., of...

With Homicides Up, Birmingham Residents Have Advice for Acting Police Chief

By Ryan Michaels The Birmingham Times Birmingham residents say Captain Scott Thurmond, appointed acting police chief last week to replace Patrick Smith who resigned, is the...

Brookside’s traffic ticketing scandal leads to police chief’s resignation

By Erik Ortiz www.msn.com Brookside, a former mining community of about 1,250 near Birmingham, with a median household income less than $40,000, has no traffic lights...

Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith Resigns; Interim Named

The Birmingham Times Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith has resigned to focus on personal matters, according to the city. On Friday, Mayor Randall L. Woodfin...

Best way for Blacks to honor Dr. King: Stop killing each...

By Roy S. Johnson | rjohnson@al.com This is an opinion column I don’t want to see another balloon rise toward the clouds to honor a dead child....

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