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Request(AMA REQUEST) EMS or Medical staff for the Jack Ass crew

Aug 23rd 2017 by Radio_077 • 13 Questions • 42 Points

Hey. I’m Carol Robinson, a reporter with The Birmingham News and AL.com. I have worked here since graduating college in 1986 and have been covering crime in Birmingham, Ala. – one of the U.S.’s most violent cities – full time since 1996 with a good amount of it before that as well.

I’ve covered thousands of homicides, a handful of executions, and I have also covered major national stories such as the hunt for Eric Robert Rudolph, (who bombed an abortion clinic in Birmingham) and the disappearance of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway in Aruba.

I’m pretty much on call 24/7 but when I’m not working I am shopping or hanging out with my dogs, Sam and Maggie. I have a 23-year-old daughter who I raised as a single mom (she was an Alabama cheerleader), and she is now a first-grade teacher. Did I mention she moved back home?

Proof: https://twitter.com/RobinsonCarol/status/899658167474434048

Q:

Really hope this one gets done

A:

What did you have for breakfast?

Favorite vacation spot? Why?

What is your opinion on AJ McCarrons chest tatoo?


Q:

Yea, me as well. Based off of all the stories we have at the station, that crew HAS to have some great stuff

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Bacon Egg and Cheese biscuit I love the Caribbean and Seagrove Beach His tat is too big


Q:

What's the weirdest crime you've ever covered? Like a truly strange, tell-all-your-friends-about-the-weird-day-you-had story?

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I knew someone would ask that and I should have thought about it beforehand. There have been so many. In 2009, a guy trying to fake his own death bailed out of a plane in Shelby County. Link coming


Q:

How has the prosecution of crime changed since DNA as evidence has become ubiquitous? I would imagine cases based on coerced confessions are less common now that DNA could quickly exonerate a suspect.

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DNA is a pretty solid tool. Obviously it's leading to more arrests. Hard to argue, thought some still do


Q:

Which story/crime have you covered that made the most lasting impression?

BTW, Hoover resident here. Thanks for doing this!

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Hey! I think the one with the most lasting impression is the ambush/killing of four Birmingham police officers, three of whom died. The scene still haunts me


Q:

With so many Alabama politicians facing or have faced criminal charges which one sticks out the most to you and why?

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Not really my thing - I don't do a lot of "white collar crime"


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Who is the scariest/creepiest suspect you've come across?

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Maybe Eric Robert Rudolph - because he was diabolical


Q:

What is the very best cheese?

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There is no bad cheese. Period.


Q:

What is the most memorable not guilty verdict you've seen in AL?

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I would say the not guilty verdict against Charleston Wells in the Mike Gilotti case just recently, and the not guilty verdict against Shaunasty Lowe


Q:

Do you ever plan to leave the City Desk?

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Nope!


Q:

Did you do much reporting in and around the case of John B. McLemore and the S-Town podcast? Do you have many stories from Bibb County?

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I didn't do any of those stories on the podcast - other reporters here did. I do some stories from Bibb, but it's not my busiest county.


Q:

Why isn't there more follow up on crime stories, especially stories of interest? For example, I would still read about Dewey Green and Justin Ross Harris.

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I literally just said something to my coworker about Dewey Green. We try to do follow up stories when there is fresh news to report, but otherwise we're usually busy covering the day-to-day stuff.


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Can you describe your experience with the Natalee Holloway case? Has there been any recent developments?

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I was sent to Aruba two years ago for the 10th anniversary of her disappearance. It was pretty stressful actually because NO ONE in Aruba wants to talk about her or the case. I ended up finding some really good people to talk to though, and despite everything that has happened in this case, I loved Aruba and hope to go back when I don't have to work. http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2015/05/natalee_holloway_10_years_late.html


Q:

Fellow Alabamian here, I'm curious as to how you feel about the current political climate here.

I'm Independent, but lean left. Given from what I am hearing from people around Huntsville, hearing on talk radio, reading in the comments section of your website, etc, it just feels like things are ready to explode.

What's your take on the current "mood" of the state?

A:

I don't do politics:)