AP Gov Summer Assignment .docx - Morgan Scot Part 1 Current Events Bureaucracy Article FBI Records Could Have Solved A Civil Rights Cold Case Now It\u2019s

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Morgan Scot Part 1. Current Events Bureaucracy Article FBI Records Could Have Solved A Civil Rights Cold Case. Now It’s Too Late. Cat Schuknecht July 9, 2019 htps://- a-civil-rights-cold-case-now-its-too-late Rev. James Reeb was killed in 1965 by 4 perpetrators during the 1965 Voting Rights Campaign in Selma, AL. 3 of the 4 were charged and acquited of the murder. The FBI failed to solve this case two times, in 1965 and 2008. If the FBI had shared their case files with the Alabama officials, the perpetrator would have been prosecuted years before. However, this is only an assumption, and they could never have known. So, An act has been passed on releasing some case files, so this does not occur again. From this article, we can draw many conclusions. For Example, we can infer that Reeb's case was significant to the community as they wanted to solve it. We can draw that the FBI is very protective over their work. They also like to keep everything as private as possible. We can also conclude that if the FBI had released records, William Portwood would have been prosecuted, therefore solving the case. In this article, I personally believe that the FBI should have released the files to the Alabama Authorities. I think this because Reeb's case deserved to be solved. This makes sense to release the case file so that the case could be setled. If the FBI had not been so secretive Portwood would have been
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