Enter racist and Forsyth County into a search engine, and Forsyth County Georgia is what you will find. Back in 1912, white supremacists in Forsyth County, Georgia violently expelled all Black residents from the county. Winston-Salem/Forsyth County doesn’t have anything quite that horrendous in its history. But it has ple… More
Monday I went to court to support a friend who was recently issued a citation for panhandling. It was interesting to see how justice is made in the basement of the Forsyth County Hall of Justice.
Once the courtroom doors opened at 9:00 am, defendants flooded in. The gallery was comprised of average looking joes and janes, disproportion… More
Virginia just executed William Morva. Morva killed a hospital security guard and a Montgomery County deputy in 2006. The facts of Morva’s crimes are not in dispute. But there is extensive evidence that William Morva suffered from delusion disorder. Delusion disorder is a serious psychiatric disorder similar to paranoid sc… More
This article was originally posted on February 9, 2014, on winstonwatchman.org. It’s the story of a petty criminal and a massive, disproportionate mobilization of local police to bring him into custody.
Just before midnight on Sunday, February 2, as the good folks of Northwest North Carolina were in bed asleep in p
Sometimes you find wisdom in an unexpected place, such as The Less Desirables podcast. The Less Desirables normally discusses craft beer and pop culture. But the May 1o, 2017 Less Desirables podcast features an hour-long interview with local legal advocate Kerri Sigler. It’s a must listen. It’s an illuminating oral h… More
On Thursday, the Winston-Salem Journal’s Michael Hewlett reported that Amber Burch pleaded guilty to second-degree murder of Tommy Dean Welch as well as armed robbery and accessory after the fact in the of murder Joshua Fredrick Weltzer. With Burch’s former boyfriend and accomplice Pazuzu Algarad taking his life … More
MTV’s Unlocking the Truth debuted two and a half weeks ago. It’s an hour-long docudrama examining wrongful convictions. But unlike Making a Murderer and the podcast Serial, Unlocking the Truth indicts the entire legal system for allowing wrongful convictions to occur and making them almost impossible to overturn.… More
On March 13, Darryl Hunt’s body was found in a shopping center across from the Lawrence Joel Coliseum. That was a sad day for Winston. Darryl Hunt served nearly 20 years for a rape and murder that he didn’t commit. The Forsyth County D.A.’s Office ignored evidence that would have led them to the real perpetrator, Wi… More
Baseball is an old-fashioned game. It’s a game of numbers. Baseball fans have always been able to follow baseball by filling out a scorecard , charting balls and strikes, hits and errors, runs, etc. But in recent years many baseball fans have been viewing America’s pastime through the lense of advanced metrics. To… More