Birmingham Jail Case Study

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On May3 the Birmingham jail was filling rapidly and Commissioner Connor, made changes to police tactics to keep protesters businesses downtown. While children were marching and singing Connor ordered that Birmingham’s firefighters uses hoses, set at a very high level to be turned on the children marching. The power of the hoses ripped young boy’s shirts off, and pushed young women on top of cars. The blast of the water rolled children down the streets nd sidewalks. As children were being hosed upon bystanders began to throw rocks and bottles at law enforcement. Connor ordered the police to use German shepherd dogs to disperse them and keep the children in line. After the protest was over protesters went home and the police removed the barricades

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