Birmingham NAACP Leader Suspended

posted by Jim Faherty - 

The longtime leader of the NAACP's Birmingham branch is suspended.    Hezekiah Jackson was sidelined amid allegations stemming from the scandal that brought down former state Rep. Oliver Robinson (D-Birmingham).    Robinson pleaded guilty to taking bribes from a Drummond coal executive and others as part of a scheme to drum-up public opposition to an EPA clean-up in north Birmingham.   At the trial,  Robinson testified that he paid Jackson $4,000 in cash to advise residents not to have their property tested for potentially deadly toxins.    Jackson has denied any wrongdoing.


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