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Wed Nov 28, 2012, 01:53 AM

3 word response to KKK Grand Dragon from Alabama AG who reopened 16th Street Church bombing case


In 1970, shortly after being elected Attorney General of Alabama, 29-year-old Bill Baxley reopened the 16th Street Church bombing case a racially motivated act of terrorism that resulted in the deaths of four African-American girls in 1963 and a fruitless investigation, and which marked a turning point in the Civil Rights Movement. Baxley's unwavering commitment to the case attracted much hostility, particularly from local Klansmen, and in 1976 he received a threatening letter of protest from white supremacist Edward R. Fields founder of the "National States' Rights Party" and "Grand Dragon" of the New Order Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in which he was accused of reopening the case for tactical reasons.

Bill Baxley's famously succinct reply, which was typed on his official letterhead, can be seen below.

The next year, a member of the United Klans of America named Robert Chambliss was found guilty of the murders. He remained in prison until his death in 1985.
http://www.lettersofnote.com/2012/11/kiss-my-ass.html

Ha!
The long arc of justice.....

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Reply 3 word response to KKK Grand Dragon from Alabama AG who reopened 16th Street Church bombing case (Original post)
Are_grits_groceries Nov 2012 OP
freshwest Nov 2012 #1
Elwood P Dowd Nov 2012 #2
BlueCaliDem Nov 2012 #3
Dudette Nov 2012 #4
Skittles Nov 2012 #5
The Doctor. Nov 2012 #6
Are_grits_groceries Nov 2012 #7
The Doctor. Nov 2012 #10
Are_grits_groceries Nov 2012 #12
The Doctor. Nov 2012 #14
Brigid Nov 2012 #8
myrna minx Nov 2012 #9
kiva Nov 2012 #11
AverageJoe90 Nov 2012 #13

Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:06 AM

1. Baxley's a good man. Please tell me that Robert and Saxby Chambliss are not related...

The death of those little girls in still seared in my mind.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 03:09 AM

3. Perfect response to those "nationalists".

and rec'd!

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 03:33 AM

4. Only the great Della Reese could have topped that response


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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 04:58 AM

5. I love the "Dr" parts too

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 08:36 AM

6. There is great beauty in justice.

 


I can't help but notice how close his name is to 'Bill Bixby'.

"You won't like me when I'm angry..."

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Response to The Doctor. (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:20 PM

7. Don't judge a book by it's cover or

by the state they work for.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 09:38 PM

10. Never do.

 


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Response to The Doctor. (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 02:53 AM

12. Wasn't criticizing you.

Sorry if it seemed like that. I was just making a general comment.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 06:18 AM

14. Good advice.

 

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 03:04 PM

8. Saw this on the History Channel,

in a documentary about the KKK. I've seen that several times, and it still makes me smile. And according to that doc, Baxby had been waiting years for a chance to do something about that bombing.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 09:09 PM

9. K&R. Amazing.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 10:24 PM

11. A great reply -

I was just talking about this in class, must add to my notes.

Also want you to know you will be responsible for my spending too much time at that site in the future

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 06:06 AM

13. Kudos to Bill Baxley!

He sure gave that Fields jackass what for, eh?

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