A new committee in Gadsden will look into social issues dealing with diversity and other matters, in the wake of America’s social reckoning follow the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.
The announcement comes two days after council member Thomas Worthy, a retired police officer who says it's a matter of public safety, called for the ordinance. At the news conference he reiterated how much he wanted to see the council vote on the matter.
“There is no doubt in my mind we are seeing the after effects of Memorial Day parties, weekends at the lake or beach, and visits to some downtown venues,” said the medical director for the Auburn University Medical Clinic.
The school’s acting president, Dr. Don Killingsworth, announced a student task force has been organized to look into the possibility of renaming some buildings on campus whose current names may have racist origins.