My wife is Time’s Person of the Year

December 7, 2017

By Joey Kennedy
Alabama Political Reporter

I was heartened and encouraged by Time magazine’s Person of the Year. It’s one of those years where the person is persons.

One of those persons is my wife.

No, not Taylor Swift. Nor Alyssa Milano. Nor Rose McGowan. Nor Selma Blair.

Veronica Pike Kennedy. My wife. Whom I’m so proud of.

She, too, is a #metoo. She was spanked aggressively by a publisher at one of the newspapers she worked for. Hopefully, the reporters now looking into this string of spanking incidents at this newspaper will publish something soon. And we know Veronica wasn’t the only one.

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The rapid resurgence of neo-Confederate and White Nationalist groups in Alabama

August 19, 2017

By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY — The domestic terror attack in Charlottesville last week is evidence of, if anything, the rapid resurgence and normalization of hate groups in the US. And in Alabama, neo-Confederate groups and the Ku Klux Klan have returned to what could be a level of relevance.

Earlier this year, the Montgomery-based Southern Poverty Law Center released their annual Hate Map and Intelligence Report, which showed that right-wing extremists and hate groups like the Klan and the League of the South, gained unprecedented ground in returning to the political mainstream.

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More Convictions in KKK Cross Burning Investigation

June 16, 2014

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

A Federal Grand Jury investigating a 2009 cross burning in Ozark, Alabama announced another conviction.  The former Secretary of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) Chapter in Ozark, Pamela Morris, pled guilty today to committing perjury during the grand jury’s investigation into the racially motivated cross-burning in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama.

Morris, 46, admitted in plea documents that on Feb. 20, 2013; she lied to a Federal Grand Jury looking into a cross-burning.  On May 8, 2009 her son Steven Joshua Dinkle (the leader of the local KKK chapter) and Thomas Smith (also an Ozark KKK member) burned a six-foot tall cross at the entrance to an African-American neighborhood in Ozark in order to threaten and intimidate the residents.
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