(And for crying out loud, hasn’t Birmingham been through enough embarrassment already?)
But, in times like these, when so many politically connected operators seem to be doing whatever they please without even being brushed back by the fastball of justice, it’s heartening to see somebody take one right off the melon.
Often, when the powerful are accused of wrongdoing, their defense is, “Dragging this allegation into the open would be bad for the people.” This is, of course, complete, self-serving nonsense.
It is good for the people–good for the republic, good for democracy–to see proof that there is such a thing as justice and no one is beyond its reach.
Now, Birmingham has a big, big mess to clean up, but now there’s at least a chance that the cleaning will be done by someone who is a little bit less of a crook.