If you weren't involved in the "civil rights" protests, you probably weren't negatively impacted by "Bull" Connor.
But there is real ample evidence on film that peaceful protesters with some legitimate grievances were brutally assaulted and set upon by vicious dogs handled by the Birmingham police. Their civil liberties, specifically the right to peaceful assembly to ask for redress of grievances, were violated.
As I said, try walking in downtown Birmingham even just after nightfall today. The city is truly a City of Fear today.
Don't compare the "civil rights" protesters of yesteryear with today's (predominantly black, I presume) street criminals. Today's conditions are largely the sad result of L.B. Johnson's "Great Society," the negative impact it has had on black family structure for close to fifty years, and the consequent complete lack of civility among many of the residents of the inner city.
I think you can say with a great deal of confidence that I have not been involved with civil rights protests. Not my problem, you see.
Of course, being an Alabamian, I am aware of Brother Connor’s transgressions in 1963, and I suppose, other times. Again, not my problem.
I see that you, as so many other bleeding hearts, blame LBJ’s Great Society for the situation today. Sure is nice to be able to put the blame on others than those who are the problem.
Maybe one of these days you will be the recipient of the tenderness meted out by one of these feral black mobs or street criminals and you just might think that just maybe—I mean, maybe—the fault lies with them, not “society.”
But you’re so nice. And you’re morally superior to us Neanderthals. I can tell. I don’t know how you can stand walking among us.