On September 15, 1963 Johnny Robinson, age 16, was shot in the back by Birmingham police officer Jack Parker firing from a squad car. Others in the car said the driver going over a bump or hitting his brakes could have caused Parker to fire. Other witnesses heard two shots. Robinson's family never talked about his death, and his brother and sister went to school the next day. Another youth, Virgil Ware, 13, was also killed in the aftermath of the church bombing. #TodayInBlackHistory

On September 15, 1963 Johnny Robinson, age 16, was shot in the back by Birmingham police officer Jack Parker firing from a squad car. Others in the car said the driver going over a bump or hitting his brakes could have caused Parker to fire. Other witnesses heard two shots. Robinson's family never talked about his death, and his brother and sister went to school the next day. Another youth, Virgil Ware, 13, was also killed in the aftermath of the church bombing. #TodayInBlackHistory

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14 Birmingham Police officers are in Washington, D.C., to assist with inaugural security (photo source Birmingham Police Dept.)

14 Birmingham Police officers are in Washington, D.C., to assist with inaugural security (photo source Birmingham Police Dept.)

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote his "Letter from Birmingham Jail" after being arrested and booked on April 12, 1963. King's heartfelt letter is considered the preeminent document of the civil rights movement, appearing in hundreds of anthologies and designated as required reading for many students worldwide. It has been translated into 40 languages. (Birmingham Police Department Photo)

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote his "Letter from Birmingham Jail" after being arrested and booked on April 12, 1963. King's heartfelt letter is considered the preeminent document of the civil rights movement, appearing in hundreds of anthologies and designated as required reading for many students worldwide. It has been translated into 40 languages. (Birmingham Police Department Photo)

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Lift the Stigma - Birmingham Police Chief Roper | KNOW DOPE

Lift the Stigma - Birmingham Police Chief Roper | KNOW DOPE

Former Birmingham police officer convicted over using force intelligence to help friends

Former Birmingham police officer convicted over using force intelligence to help friends

Gunplay leads to life-threatening injury in east Birmingham, police say
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The condition of the child wasn't immediately known, but Birmingham police officials called it "a serious situation."

The condition of the child wasn't immediately known, but Birmingham police officials called it "a serious situation."

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