Reckoning of the Pirates of Brookside: Free the Kraken!
This is an opinion cartoon.
Karma has to pay a special visit to Brookside. The crime-ridden police department has turned this small Alabama town into a pirate-infested nightmare.
John Archibald’s jaw-dropping stories of a city that sucks motorists into a legal “black hole” had an immediate impact. It’s high time to reform the police and take stock of Brookside. There should be hell to pay. Unleash the Karma Kraken!
Related: Drivers tell horror stories in Brookside; call for restitution, dissolution – al.com
Related: Policing for profit: Pirate-infested town of Brookside
Related: Police in this small Alabama town suck drivers into a legal ‘black hole’
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JD Crowe is the cartoonist for Alabama Media Group and AL.com. He won the RFK Human Rights Award for Editorial Cartoons in 2020. In 2018, he received the Rex Babin Memorial Award for local and state cartoons by the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. Follow JD on Facebook, Twitter @Crowejam and Instagram @JDCrowepix.