Recy Taylor Gets a Personal Sorry But No Apology from State of Alabama

Ben Greenberg got it right: personal apologies, but nothing official for Recy Taylor from Alabama.

An official apology is the least Alabama could do: the armed perpetrators confessed to intercourse with Taylor, but falsely claimed she was a prostitute. One acknowledged forcing her at gunpoint. Several people witnessed her brutal kidnapping. The local solicitor acknowledged the crime “was committed as alleged by the victim” but the sheriff refused to arrest the rapists, the solicitor would not let state investigators interview them, and grand juries refused to indict.