It’s illegal to carry ice cream in your back pocket while walking in Alabama. In the past, people would do this to attract horses to themselves so they couldn’t be accused of stealing them.
There were two types of slavery in the post-Civil War USA south:
1) Convict leasing, where the States generated much revenue and where business owners got very cheap labor (even cheaper than having slaves)
2) Peonage, which meant being in debt and paying off that debt.
Peonage was far more criminal than convict leasing. Law-abiding citizens were arrested on fake charges, then told they had to pay a ‘fine’. They could not afford to pay that fine.
Then someone would step in (this was all set up) and pay that fine. And in order to pay back that money, they had to work for free for a very long time … how long? Nobody said.
The constitution of Alabama is the longest and the most amended constitution in the world. It has more than 900 amendments and consists of about 310,000 words. The constitution of India, the second longest one in the world, is about 145,000 words.
Yoga and other forms of meditation have been banned in Alabama public schools since 1993.