Steve Marshall Focus On Electronic Bingo While 87 People Violently Killed In BirminghamRickey Stokes
Posted by: cannon
Date: Jul 10 2019 12:36 PM
Who killed them? 32 of this year’s Birmingham area slayings still unsolved
The headlines in a news article on AL.com, today. And this really, well just to be honest, it males me really pissed off. And here is why.
On or about April 1, 2019 Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall gets into a public argument and debate with Jefferson County Sheriff Pettway over electronic bingo enforcement. Attorney General Steve Marshall is critical of the Sheriff for not raiding the electronic bingo facilities but Sheriff Marshall, who took office mid January, said his priority is on drugs and violent crimes.
Then on April 9, 2019 Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall, headlines were
"State agents raid gaming halls in Jefferson County".
"State agents raided four electronic gaming halls in Jefferson County Tuesday monring. It all started early Tuesday morning. Agents with ALEA showed up at two locations in Brighton. The crackdown spread quickly to Graysville as big trucks showed up to haul off the gaming machines.
APRIL 1, 2019:
Agee said Sheriff Pettway is putting a priority on drugs and violent crimes. Meanwhile electronic bingo halls are opening. The latest is in Graysville.
Attorney General Steve Marshall has told WBRC he asked Sheriff Pettway to shut them down.
APRIL 9, 2019:
Attorney General Steve Marshall continues to say electronic bingo is illegal in Alabama.
“The law in Alabama is clear. Slot machines are illegal. There is no basis for somebody to operate that business and we believe anyone who wants to attend those businesses that is not the place for them to be,” Marshall said.
Sheriff Pettway is putting a priority on drugs and violent crimes.
All the while Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall, with 87 people being violently killed in the first six months of 2019 in Birmingham, has his focus on electronic bingo. But is critical of the Jefferson County Sheriff for having his focus on drugs and violent crime.
Either I am extremely stupid or Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall has his focus in the wrong place.
JEFFERSON COUNTY ( BIRMINGHAM ) AL:
In the first six months of 2019, across Birmingham and Jefferson County, 87 people died in acts of violence.
Halfway into the year, the friends and families of 32 of those homicide victims are still waiting for someone to face justice for those deaths.
In Birmingham alone, where 58 people were killed from Jan. 1 through June 30, there are still 20 unsolved homicides from the first half of the year.
Unsolved homicides add to the pain of grieving family members and frustration for investigators who search for justice that may never come.
Here are the victims of those 32 still unsolved homicides.
If you have information about these deaths, authorities ask you to call Crime Stoppers at 205-254-7777 or the investigating agency. Birmingham homicide detectives can be reached at 205-254-1764.
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