Something is Rotten in Montgomery

by David T. Beito by David T. Beito


By all indications, property owners under siege in the city that nurtured the modern civil rights movement. Several witnesses, mostly minorities, came forward on Wednesday to tell their horror stories at the meeting the State Advisory Committee (which I chair) of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. The topic of the meeting was “Civil Rights Implications of Eminent Domain Policies and Practices in Alabama.”