Talk:Scratch Ankle

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Dens of crime

In its December 12, 1888 edition, the Weekly Age-Herald published a purported proposed bill to be introduced the following day before the Alabama State Legislature, under the headline "Probably A Joke". It included this language: "Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That to aid in suppression of crime, all that portion of the county of Jefferson commonly known as Birmingham, Pratt Mines, Coalburg, Buzzard's Roost, Lakeview, Scratch Ankle, East Lake, South Highlands, Murder Flat, Pigeon Roost, Burnt Stump, Mule's Ear and Forty Room House be, and are hereby declared to be included within the police jurisdiction of of the city of Montgomery, and subject to all the criminal ordinances applicable to said city of Montgomery." (link) --Dystopos (talk) 09:06, 27 June 2018 (PDT)