Friday, December 02, 2005
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Find the bombers

According to the Birmingham News, Alabama State Rep. Alvin Holmes (D-Montgomery) has "called for an investigation into 10 bombings in Montgomery in 1956 and 1957, during or shortly after the 381-day [Montgomery bus] boycott that was a key point in the civil rights movement." (More details in the AP report here.)

The courts may not be the proper place to pursue this, given the time that has elapsed, but otherwise, it sounds like a good idea to me. If it is still possible to conduct a thorough and objective investigation, then why not do it? If nothing else, it could help fill in some important historical details of that era.