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13-year-old boy injured in shooting Friday afternoon in Dineen Park neighborhood

13-year-old boy injured in shooting Friday afternoon in Dineen Park neighborhoodPolice responded about 2 p.m. to the shooting in the 3400 block of North 67th Street in the Dineen Park neighborhood, according to a news release.       ….. Read More.JOURNAL SENTINEL – General News | United States NewsFri, March 5, 202115 hours ago


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A Riot in Eutaw

A Riot in EutawGranddaddy’s voice was raspy; love laced his hello. His throne, a maroon recliner, filled the corner of the den in his ranch-style home. On a typical summer afternoon—during one of our weeklong sojourns back to Montgomery, Alabama, from wherever the Air Force took my dad—my cousins and I would be sprawled across the floor, keeping up a ruckus.In the evening, Granddaddy would fumble with the remote, his hands worn from years working on the telephone lines for South Central Bell, and turn on the news. He would shush all of us; this was one of his favorite times of the day. Granddaddy always wanted to know what was going on, even if he could already tell you why it was happening. He was full of the wisdom of a man born into the sharecropping South of 1931.People like him—folks from the Black Belt—have a long memory. They…


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What Makes a Murderer?

What Makes a Murderer?Anissa Jordan was born in Oakland, California, in 1968, the last of eight children. For years, her mother’s live-in boyfriend beat and molested her and her half sister Althenia. The girls didn’t tell their mother. “It was our secret,” Jordan told me. When Jordan was in fourth grade, Althenia was murdered. The case was never solved.Jordan was held back in school, started acting out, and was sent to juvenile hall. By 10th grade, she was spending most of her time “partying and having fun and smoking weed and drinking beer.” More stints in juvenile hall followed, then a string of arrests and convictions as an adult, nearly all of them theft-related. She had her first child, Amanda, at 21, followed by two more daughters and a son.In 2005, Jordan was 36. She was on felony probation, unemployed, and addicted to drugs and alcohol. She had moved in…


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1 dead, 2 hurt in triple shooting Saturday morning near Sherman Park

1 dead, 2 hurt in triple shooting Saturday morning near Sherman ParkAll three were transported to a hospital. The 19-year-old victim was pronounced dead at the hospital. The other two are being treated for their injuries.       ….. Read More.JOURNAL SENTINEL – General News | United States NewsSat, March 6, 20213 hours ago


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