9 Alerts From the ALABAMA Tag


How Policing for Profit can lead to a Debtors’ Prisons: NMA E-Newsletter #429

Alexander City, Alabama has agreed to give $680,000 to nearly 200 people who were jailed because they were too poor to pay their court fines. The suit filed in September 2015 by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) claimed that the town ran “a modern-day debtors prison.” Indigent debtors served time in the municipal jail […]

Transportation Shakeout from the 2016 Election: NMA E-Newsletter #409

The entire country shared a sigh of relief when the election in-fighting finally ended this week. Before the election, President-elect Donald Trump released his ideas on rebuilding America’s infrastructure. He said he wants to put a trillion dollars into rebuilding infrastructure over the next 10 years without raising taxes. He plans to do this through […]

DHS Delays Travel Restrictions, But Real ID Still Stirs Controversy: NMA E-Newsletter #366

In last week’s e-newsletter (DHS Moves to Restrict Travel: NMA E-Newsletter #365) we updated you on Real ID and the possibility of domestic air travel restrictions for passengers who couldn’t produce an acceptable ID. The good news is that the Department of Homeland Security just announced it will hold off on enforcing any restrictions for […]

NMA Alert: Your Speed Trap Stories Needed

Do you have a colorful story about a first-hand experience with a speed trap?  Perhaps something that harkens back to the classic speed trap era of days gone by?  Then, we know someone who would like to speak with you. Tom Zoellner is a well-known author of non-fiction books, and he’s currently working on a […]

NMA E-Newsletter #255: Dangerous Business

By John Bowman, NMA Communications Director “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings (Part 1: The Fellowship of the Ring) I love this quote, and […]