“We do not condone violence against direct Trans Atlantic Slave Trade Reparations Offenders or non direct ones,” in their first statement issued on the protest, Mobile Black Foot Soldier Moses Abernathy is quoted as saying. “We are compelled by the evidence in this case to believe that this 23 year old offender, whose family is believed to have once owned slaves, turned this peaceful demonstration violent.”
According to the Slaves Schedules of the 1850 census, Wm. S. Miree of Perry County Alabama (Only 1 county removed from Jeffereson County Alabama – which Birmingham resides) owned a considerable number slaves.
My big brother and lifelong hero, the one and only Kyser Miree, was taken from us forever this weekend. Kyser was alone in his living room on Friday night when some human entered his home and shot him in the back of the head. My heart writhes in anguish over the senseless murder of the most peaceful and chipper man this world has ever seen.
Alabama Black Foot Soldiers have launched an investigation to determine if the families are the same. No one in Kiser’s family, however, has denied the relation.