7. Warrant issued for Lauderdale corrections officer
- Lauderdale County assistant director of corrections Vicky White has had a felony arrest warrant issued for her part in helping accused murderer Casey Cole White escape from jail. Neither has been seen since Friday morning.
- Sheriff Rick Singleton said about the escape, “Nobody saw this coming” and explained that there were policies in place that require two deputies to transport inmates. He added, “This leads us, again, to believe it was orchestrated because we had two vans of inmates leave just minutes before Director White has Casey White brought up front.” After leaving the jail, Vicky White and Casey White went to the Florence Square shopping center where they changed vehicles.
6. D.C. elementary school wants students to out racist family members
- In Washington, D.C., Janney Elementary School has students as young as 4-years-old participate in “Anti-Racism Fight Club” presentation from speaker Doyin Richards, according to a letter from Principal Danielle Singh, which included the students being given “a fist book to help continue the dialogue at school and home.”
- The “Anti-Racism Fight Club Fistbook for Kids” states that “white people are a part of a society that benefits them in almost every instance…it’s as if white people walk around with an invisible force field because they hold all of the power in America.” The book also calls on children to ask, “Where do you see racism in yourself?” It goes on to say, “[J]ust because someone is older than you doesn’t mean that they’re right all of the time…Who in your family has racist beliefs? Do you think you can change their ways? What is your strategy for dealing with them?”
5. ALGOP chair: Don’t let Democrats use minorities as a tool
- Chairman of the Alabama Republican Party (ALGOP) John Wahl has defended the party’s recent effort to keep new congressional maps as they’ve been drawn by the legislature, but these maps are currently being challenged in the court system.
- The party has filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court to support the current districts. Wahl advised, “History is clear, it was the Democrat Party that suppressed minority voting rights, and we are not going to sit by and watch the Democrat Party use minorities as a tool to increase their political power. They forget that minority voters are both Republican and Democrat, and that minority Republicans deserve a voice too.”
4. Ivey is still one of the most popular governors
- A new national survey shows that Governor Kay Ivey is one of the most popular governors in the country with a 62% approval rating in Alabama. Overall, Ivey was the eighth-most popular governor in the country.
- Ivey is currently running for reelection, and recent polls show that she may be able to avoid a runoff. With the new poll showing her popularity compared to other governors, her campaign declared, “Governor Ivey is a fighter for Alabama values, and that’s why she consistently polls so high with Alabama voters.”
3. Republican group has endorsed Brooks
- U.S. Representative Mo Brooks’ (R-Huntsville) candidacy for U.S. Senate has been endorsed by the conservative group Alabama Republican Assembly. The Assembly claims to be the “Republican wing of the Republican Party.”
- In a vote among the group, Brooks won 96% of the votes for endorsement, when only 65% was needed. Alabama Republican Assembly president Don Wallace said that Brooks is “the only true and consistent conservative” candidate.
2. January 6 committee requests Brooks’ assistance
- The House Committee that has been investigating the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, has now asked for U.S. Representatives Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville), Ronny Jackson (R-Texas) and Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) to speak with the committee.
- Brooks was specifically requested to further discuss the comments he’s made about former President Donald Trump asking for him to help remove President Joe Biden from office. This request from Trump was made public just over a month ago, and at the time, Brooks stated that he informed Trump that removing Biden from office was not permitted by law under current circumstances.
1. Roe v. Wade appears to be on its last legs
- In an astonishing leak, a violation of lauded norms, a potential Supreme Court ruling appears ready to take down the precedent that allowed abortion to be legal in some form across the entire United States. The leak shows that the judges are prepared to strike that down in response to a challenge to a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
- While the response to this will be presented as a cataclysmic moment for abortion, women, the country, the court, justice, democracy, freedom, little girls and puppy dogs, all this ruling does is let states make their own rules on abortion. Alabama will ban abortion, and California will continue to worship it. This will be a 2022 issue because liberals will demand the court be packed because women are under attack. They will argue that this leak is good because it shows how dangerous this court is.