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Sunday, September 03, 2006

St. Phillips Boys' drug case

By Victor Inge
The Selma Times-Journal

MOBILE - The number of defendants labeled as the "St. Phillips Boys" by federal prosecutors has risen to 15, and all of them have been named in a "superseding indictment" charging they operated as a street gang.

The indictment will allow prosecutors to seek a minimum mandatory sentence of 10 years to life in prison if the defendants are convicted in federal court. The indictment revealed why more than 150 agents from Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, the ABI, Selma Police Department, Dallas County Sheriffs Department and the Fourth Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force used the show of force they did to serve indictments and search warrants.

In a scene unfamiliar to Selma, helicopters provided air support as officers on the ground closed in using percussion grenades and flash bombs to hit four homes simultaneously during the early morning raid. Since then, a federal magistrate has ruled each defendants be held without bond.

04 Mar 2006

This Alabama Black Mayors conference was held in Selma in conjunction with the annual bridge-crossing reenactment.

This video of the conference features Don Siegleman, Loretta Nall, some other people, and then Lucy Baxley at the end.


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