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Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Panel Discussion We'd Like to Attend
BLOGGER COMMENTS: [Reckon] and ProPublica are sponsoring a panel discussion on the unique power of Alabama sheriffs: a power that we in Morgan County are all too familiar with. It's interesting that the two sheriffs attending are both brand new and have assumed command of two of the worse counties (as far as we know) in the state. We've had a lot of fun, and compassion, with our neighboring county and Sheriff Sims and his jail that can only be described, in Trump's words, as a sh*thole, and with the Beach House county. It's also interesting that it's taking place at the Back Forty Beer Company, remembering that our country's Founding Fathers met and organized the Revolution in taverns. If only Gadsden were closer.....
In Alabama, each county has an elected sheriff. The sheriff is the law of the land for those who live or travel through their counties - but the law of the land differs wildly from county to county.
Invited panelists include: John Hammontree, managing producer, Reckon (moderator) Connor Sheets, reporter, Reckon & ProPublica Jonathon Horton, sheriff, Etowah County Phil Sims, sheriff, Marshall County Aaron Litman, staff attorney, Southern Center for Human Rights Jessica Vossburgh, executive director, Adelante Alabama