Daily Archives: May 20, 2009

Screw you

Birmingham police beating video: Five officers appeal firings to Jefferson County Personnel Board – Breaking News from The Birmingham News – al.com

Losing your jobs? If you’re lucky, you won’t wind up in jail. You’ll be really popular there.

Great, one of these

Birmingham police beating video: Five officers fired – Breaking News from The Birmingham News – al.com

The good news — if there is ever any good news about public servants beating an unconscious man — is that in contrast to some cities, the mayor and the chief are taking decisive action, and the right action. It’s been delayed, because the officers involved and the mid-level supervisors covered it up, but good work.