“Never forget: “The Truth About Selma: What Happened When the Cameras Left and the Marching Stopped” tells the story documenting exactly why white people long ago worked ‘to secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity’… and not for disenfranchised blacks.
Once the franchise was extended to blacks in Selma, it was only inevitable the 52nd anniversary of the march across the bridge in Selma (a now 80 percent black city) would come down to this. …”
The George Washington Carver homes are the projects out of which the mob poured onto the Edmund Pettus Bridge on Bloody Sunday:
“Selma Police Chief Spencer Collier said the department was still maxed out over the weekend. On Saturday night, there were two shootings in Selma.
One occurred downtown at Club Entourage on Alabama Avenue, located only a block from the police department’s headquarters. The chief said two brothers were shot as a result of a fight in the club. Both were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police are asking for the public’s help identifying the shooter.
Officers were also nearby at George Washington Carver homes in reference to another shooting. Collier said there’s been a rash of shootings in the city in which the shooter or shooters fired into occupied dwellings.
On Saturday night, someone fired into one of the buildings in the housing complex and a patrol officer spotted the suspects. It sparked a car chase and the suspects ended up crossing the center line before hitting another car head on.
Both of the suspects were taken to the hospital. One is listed in critical condition.
The innocent people in the car they struck were also injured and transported to the hospital.
Once the suspects are released from the hospital, they will face multiple felony charges, including assault, attempting to elude, and shooting into an occupied dwelling, as well as several traffic violations.
The chief said they may be the suspects in the string of other recent cases whereby occupied dwellings were shot up. …”
Every year the same people march across the Magic Bridge.
It is really all they do there. Every year Selma declines a little further and becomes less of a place anyone would want to live. After 52 years of marching, Selma doesn’t have much of an economy.
Note: I’ve been going to Selma for years to document the decline. It is a pet project of mine.