Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Some people can never let go of the past...

Mrs. Rosa Parks (RIP)

I ran upon this article about a "Rosa Parks" bill. Thought I'd post it here. It seems that in Montgomery, Alabama, some people can never let go of the past.

Read the entire article below, courtesy of The Montgomery Advertiser in Alabama.

Here's the original link to the story: http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060417/NEWS/60417008


Senate passes Rosa Parks pardon bill
By John Davis
Montgomery Advertiser

Sen. Larry Dixon, R-Montgomery, was one of three senators to show late opposition to the Rosa Parks Act. “We’ve just given carte blanche for people that committed crimes at the time,” he said, after the Senate passed the bill to compel state and local governments to pardon people convicted of breaking segregation laws.

No votes from Dixon, Minority Leader Jabo Waggoner, R-Birmingham, and Sen. Del Marsh, R-Anniston, are the only ones on the bill so far. “I know it’s going to be interpreted as a racial thing,” said Dixon, who is white.

The Montgomery senator said he supports wiping records clean for people who got arrested fighting for civil rights, but worries that the Rosa Parks Act is too broad, with little room to deny a pardon.The bill now needs House agreement to Senate changes before it can go to Gov. Bob Riley.

Under the measure, people who want pardons will have to apply for them to the municipality that arrested them. In cases where family members want a pardon for a dead activist, someone recognized as a legal representative can apply for the pardon.


Thanks for fighting for me, Rosa Parks...


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