Bull Connor, Democrat

Michael Zak
On this day in 1963, police in Birmingham, Alabama -- under the command of the Democrat sheriff, Eugene "Bull" Connor -- attacked several thousand African-American schoolchildren who were demonstrating peacefully for their civil rights.  Connor's men used high-pressure hoses, clubs and police dogs in their assault, and then jailed nearly a thousand children. More here from the Grand old Partisan blog.
On this day in 1963, police in Birmingham, Alabama -- under the command of the Democrat sheriff, Eugene "Bull" Connor -- attacked several thousand African-American schoolchildren who were demonstrating peacefully for their civil rights.  Connor's men used high-pressure hoses, clubs and police dogs in their assault, and then jailed nearly a thousand children. More here from the Grand old Partisan blog.