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The Stand-Off at the Schoolhouse Door took place at Foster Auditorium at the University of Alabama on June 11, 1963.
George Wallace, the Governor of Alabama, in a symbolic attempt to keep his inaugural promise of "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever" and stop the desegregation of schools, along with a large group of fellow segregationists, blocked the door of the auditorium as if to block the entry of two African American students: Vivian Malone and James Hood.

In response, President John F. Kennedy issued Executive Order 11111, which federalized the Alabama National Guard, and Guard General Henry V. Graham then commanded Wallace to step aside. In response, part of the group (whom as it would be revealed later on, were members of the Alabama police force) pulled out concealed weapons and pointed them at General Graham. This then resulted in a stand-off which lasted up to 4 hours, which ended when President Kennedy threatened to send fully armed troops to break it up. The group then stated as they dispersed, that they were to repeat this until "The N*****'s give up or die." These began the events that would The Segregation of Alabama from America. //ITTL
 
Pulling weapons on federal troops in the performance of their duty is a federal crime, so no Alabama Injustice System to mess up the trial. Also, if it keeps up, there's a state of insurrection--the governor is supporting it, so there's no doubt. String him up from the nearest statue of Lee or Jackson or Forest.
 
The National Guardsmen pulled weapons on a general?

That's not going to be ignored. I think Alabama will soon be without a governor.
 
Federal troops roll within hours. Wallace is brought in by U.S. Marshals or dies.

In the midst of Cold War America, a blatant insurrection such as this would find no tolerance.
 
Pulling weapons on federal troops in the performance of their duty is a federal crime, so no Alabama Injustice System to mess up the trial. Also, if it keeps up, there's a state of insurrection--the governor is supporting it, so there's no doubt. String him up from the nearest statue of Lee or Jackson or Forest.
Still an Alabama jury, though.
 
Still an Alabama jury, though.
Well, pulling weapons on federal troops in a direct attempt to prevent thejm from doing their duty--he might just qualify to face military justice. Courts Martial jury selection is done in a very different manner.
Meanwhile, every base in Alabama is either very secure, or having sensitive stuff pulled out, if it looks like an insurrection is coming. War Plan White/Garden Plot are probably being reviewed already.
 
Well, pulling weapons on federal troops in a direct attempt to prevent thejm from doing their duty--he might just qualify to face military justice. Courts Martial jury selection is done in a very different manner.
Meanwhile, every base in Alabama is either very secure, or having sensitive stuff pulled out, if it looks like an insurrection is coming. War Plan White/Garden Plot are probably being reviewed already.
Was the US government still using the color-coded war plans in the 1960s? All I have to go on is that Rainbow 5 was what they ended up using in WWII, and Rainbow 6 ended up being a Tom Clancy novel.

Also, Alabama against the United States doesn’t bode well for Alabama. If Kennedy and Johnson and Co. were willing to send hundreds of thousands of young men to war half a world away to defend South Fucking Vietnam, you bet your ass they’ll unleash holy hell on Alabama and give a thousand-yard stare to any other state Governor or sheriff who dares fuck with them. I could even see some states becoming borderline police states if this happens the way I think it will.
 
Was the US government still using the color-coded war plans in the 1960s? All I have to go on is that Rainbow 5 was what they ended up using in WWII, and Rainbow 6 ended up being a Tom Clancy novel.
Garden Plot was the newer plan for insurrection, replacing Plan White. Being anchored to earlier times, I tend to think of older plans, and was too lazy to look up when it was changed.
If Wallace and company don't back down, and resist with force, they are "Making war against the United States," which is one of the constitutional grounds for a treason trial.
If the boys go south, I'll sponsor "Sherman's Lucifers," and provide the US Army with marshmallows, graham crackers, and Hersey bars.
 
the National Guardsmen who pulled weapons on the general would have been court-martialed, and NOT within the State of Alabama. You're looking at several charges including mutiny...HARD time with a Dishonorable Discharge at Leavenworth and perhaps even hanging a couple of them!!!!
 
the National Guardsmen who pulled weapons on the general would have been court-martialed, and NOT within the State of Alabama. You're looking at several charges including mutiny...HARD time with a Dishonorable Discharge at Leavenworth and perhaps even hanging a couple of them!!!!


I read the OP as saying the guns were pulled by the mob who Wallace brought with him, some of whom were “off duty” Alabama State cops.
 
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Keep in mind also that Kennedy had already ordered the 101st Airborne into Mississippi the year before,,,,Wallace knew damn well what would happen
 
Still an Alabama jury, though.

No, it wouldn't necessarily be. They committed what amounts to mutiny, and would likely face military tribunals.

Innocent until proven guilty? Try the exact literal opposite, and no guarantee the judge heading your hearing is from your own state.
 
I read the OP as saying the guns were pulled by the mob who Wallace brought with him, some of whom were “off duty” Alabama State cops.
Members of the segregational group had the weapons, if they gave Wallace a gun he would have shot Malone and Hood on the spot, claiming that they "would have dirtied the state." This was an asshole who said "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever." He was not nice to black people at all. Hell was there any evidence to say that he planned the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr?
 
The Stand-Off at the Schoolhouse Door took place at Foster Auditorium at the University of Alabama on June 11, 1963.
George Wallace, the Governor of Alabama, in a symbolic attempt to keep his inaugural promise of "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever" and stop the desegregation of schools, along with a large group of fellow segregationists, blocked the door of the auditorium as if to block the entry of two African American students: Vivian Malone and James Hood.

In response, President John F. Kennedy issued Executive Order 11111, which federalized the Alabama National Guard, and Guard General Henry V. Graham then commanded Wallace to step aside. In response, part of the group (whom as it would be revealed later on, were members of the Alabama police force) pulled out concealed weapons and pointed them at General Graham. This then resulted in a stand-off which lasted up to 4 hours, which ended when President Kennedy threatened to send fully armed troops to break it up. The group then stated as they dispersed, that they were to repeat this until "The N*****'s give up or die." These began the events that would The Segregation of Alabama from America. //ITTL

Not even meming, but this is literally "It's Treason then." The men who pull their weapons on the general each swiftly receive exactly one (1) jail cell in a federal prison as they are taken into custody by guardsmen, hope it was worth 20 years to life. And they won't be getting let off the hook in local courts, their trials will be in the North, and they WILL each be made examples of. Meanwhile, local bases will go to maximum alert, so no possibility of seizing equipment or anything. And the 101st will start deploying, along with the already federalized ANG. Wallace loses within 48 hours at most, is swiftly arrested, if not **AT THIS SCENE** once the other traitors are taken care of, and gets to explain his actions in person to Kennedy if Kennedy is so interested, before being cellmates with one of his former scum sucking fellow traitors. Even if everything goes right and Alabama somehow pulls off a full Succession... then what? She's surrounded on all sides, none of her fellow states will join in, and there can be a dozen divisions occupying her within the week. Sure, the KKK and whatever part of the rebel police escape the crackdown can try to sustain a rebellion for a while, but this isn't Vietnam, they won't have the Soviet Union or say... Cuba shipping millions of tons of high tech gear to them and eventually, they lose.

(Edit: I see now that it's members of the CROWD, not the NG force. In that case the general simply steps behind the nearest guardsman, and calls upon the crowd to surrender. A dozen good old boys with concealed handguns aren't winning against a NG force with long rifles.)
 
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