Alice Martin qualifies for Alabama attorney general race

February 8, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, former U.S. Attorney Alice Martin formally qualified as a Republican for the office of Alabama attorney general.

“Earlier today I filed paperwork officially adding my name to the ballot!,” Martin announced in a statement. “It’s important that as many Alabamians as possible see this news and hear our winning message.”

President George W. Bush appointed Martin as a U.S. Attorney.  In her time as U.S. Attorney the U.S. Attorney’s office made a special effort to prosecute the rampant political corruption in Alabama.

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Alabama Human Trafficking Summit planned for Friday

February 7, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force will host the 4th Annual Alabama Human Trafficking Summit on Friday at the Embassy Suites in Montgomery.

The Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force was created by Joint House Resolution 270 passed by the Alabama Legislature in April of 2014. The Task Force was charged with developing a plan to fight the growing specter of human trafficking, particularly of women, in and through Alabama.

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Anthony Ray Hinton has been exonerated, deserves compensation

February 2, 2018

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

Make no mistake about it, Alabama Legislature, you can’t fix what happened to Anthony Ray Hinton.

Not even with $1.5 million.

Not with all of the public apologies in the world.

You can’t take 30 years of a man’s freedom, charging him with a crime he didn’t commit, and then fix that wrong with some money and a few resolutions.

But it’s a damn fine start.

A proposal from Sen. Paul Bussman to make three payments totaling $1.5 million to Hinton is the absolute least we can do. It should really be a no-brainer, despite the ignorant pleas of an Attorney General, a finance department lawyer and a deputy AG who all seem unfamiliar with America’s system of innocent-until-proven-guilty justice.

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Voyeurism law gets favorable report by Senate Judiciary Committee

February 1, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee gave a favorable report to make the taking of a video or photo depicting intimate areas of a person without that person’s consent a crime.  The voyeurism bill, Senate Bill 57, is sponsored by Sen. Clyde Chambliss, R-Prattville.

Chambliss told the committee that the need for the bill was demonstrated after two situations in his district.  In both, a man came up behind a woman and then held his camera phone under the her skirt and took photos without the consent of the women.  The police arrested both men and charged them, but the judge threw both cases out saying that the law does not specifically say that this is illegal in Alabama.

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Moore asks Jones why he still supports DACA and opposes border wall

December 5, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

The Roy Moore Campaign asked Jones why, “In light of the tragic not-guilty verdict for Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, the illegal immigrant who murdered Kate Steinle, why do you oppose securing the border and support DACA and other amnesty measures that will attract more illegal immigrants?”

The Moore campaign accused Jones of being silent following the jury verdict freeing Zarate for the murder of young Kate Steinle.

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An inconvenient reality

October 16, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

It’s time for a lesson in reality.

Actually, that’s not accurate. This is a lesson in how reality becomes distorted. Usually, purposefully distorted in order to feed a convenient narrative.

Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange tried a little distorted reality last week, when he started criticizing everyone – and by ‘everyone,’ I mean the not-us-but-them sort of everyones – for crime issues in the city.

(While I will use Strange’s words, make no mistake, these comments and attitudes are not limited to him. They can be found in most every city in this country, especially around the South, and they are directly responsible for the rise in stupidity and hate and the reduction of decency.)

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Sessions announces plan to fight violent crime

October 11, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions (R) announced several Department of Justice actions to reduce the rising tide of violent crime in America. Foremost of those actions is the reinvigoration of “Project Safe Neighborhoods.”

“According to the FBI, the violent crime rate has risen by nearly seven percent over the past two years, and the homicide rate has risen by more than 20 percent. We cannot be complacent or hope that this is just an anomaly: we have a duty to take action,” Attorney General Sessions said in a statement.

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Sandy Stimpson wins second term as Mayor

August 23, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, August 22, 2017, residents of Mobile went to the polls and overwhelmingly voted to elect Sandy Stimpson to a second term.

Stimpson said at his victory celebration, ”I’m blessed beyond measure to be your Mayor.”

Stimpson said, “Obviously, for those in this room, it’s a happy day.  Honestly, everyone in this room voted for Sandy Stimpson, which I’m tremendously gracious and appreciative of. But I wanted to tell all Mobilians, even those who didn’t vote for me, I promise that we’ll work as hard for you as those in this room. We’ll work to earn your trust because we can and we will unite this city.’
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Mobile to hold mayoral, city council elections Tuesday

August 22, 2017

By Brandon Moseley 
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, August 22, 2017, residents of Mobile go to the polls to elect their mayor and city council.

In the Mobile Mayoral race, incumbent Sandy Stimpson is seeking a second term as Mayor.  Former Mobile Mayor Sam Jones, who was unseated by Stimpson in 2013 is running to make a political comeback. Donaveta Ely and Anthony Thompson also are on the ballot seeking to be Mobile’s next mayor.

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Birmingham holds city council, mayor, school board elections Tuesday

August 22, 2017

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, August 22, 2017, residents of Birmingham go to the polls today to elect their Mayor, City Council, and school board members.  Unlike the state, county, or judicial elections, municipal elections are nonpartisan.

Longtime incumbent William Bell (D) is seeking a third term as Mayor.  Bell was a member of the Birmingham City Council for several terms and was the Mayor Pro Tem in 1999.  He then assumed the role of Mayor when longtime incumbent Richard Arrington retired.  Bell, however, was defeated by City Councilman Bernard Kincaid.  Bell returned to the City Council and was, elected Mayor in 2011 and re-elected in 2013.

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