Rocky Mount NC – An intriguing courthouse drama, the Appointment of the D.A.

Jeff it never seems to amaze me how you can write up these stories when it includes certain folks in the community such as Knight and Blackwell. I have been active in the politics of Edgecombe, Nash and Wilson Counties since the 90’s so I am glad I don’t have to rely on this paper. You see my friend you have an upper edge on the black community because you can always say what the white community is saying and feeling and that in itself make it look like the racist white folks are not alive and well. Hell Bobby Gorham bless his soul spent much of his wealthy finances running around Rocky Mount and even got into black churches trying to silence the black city councilpersons by saying he didn’t want their input on the "Coming Together in Rocky Mount." I have had much respect for you although I very rarely agree with you, but I am about to change the way I think of you. I guess the news in the area will always be slanted since we do not have a real black reporter nor a black newspaper. This is why I video all the meetings and record on my blog what really goes on because the papers print it in a fashion many times that educated political black folks should not have a say in who represents us. How ignant. C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher

Note: This is my response to Jeff. I will see if he post it to his blog. He never did print my letter to the editor concerning the appointment however the Wilson Times did. Oh well.

Justice in the Twin Counties took a strange, lumbering step forward last week with the appointment of Robert Evans as new district attorney.

Evans has been a fine District Court judge for the past 10 years and will no doubt serve the Seventh Prosecutorial District equally well in his new position. His replacement has not been named, but insiders for some time have mentioned Rocky Mount City Councilman Lamont Wiggins as a strong candidate for a judgeship. Wiggins, too, would make an excellent juror. (Rocky Mount Telegram)

See related:

Edgecombe County – District Attorney Appointment At A Glance

One thought on “Rocky Mount NC – An intriguing courthouse drama, the Appointment of the D.A.

  1. Jeff Herrin needs to read his own paper before he talks stupid!

    It’s interesting that Jeff Herrin now says that former DA Boney was mostly invisible for the last 20 years. After all, Jeff has only been in Rocky Mount for the last 15 years. But, I’ve never seen an article or a blog post pointing this fact out to the diligent readers of the Rocky Mount Telelie.

    Jeff goes on in his blog to say that: “Note the language there. The NAACP branches didn’t urge Perdue to consider a black candidate. They wanted an African-American district attorney period.” First of all, I don’t know what world Jeff is living in. In fact, I would call on Jeff to read his own damn newspaper once in a while.

    The telegram wrote the following: NOTE THE WORD CONSIDER
    April 21: U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield has echoed the calls of area black leaders in petitioning Gov. Bev Perdue to consider appointing a black attorney to be head prosecutor of the judicial district that covers Nash, Edgecombe and Wilson counties.

    I will tell you what you will not see on the Rocky Mount Telegram: an article about the NAACP press conference. If the Telegram wrote an article, they sure didn’t keep it up long.

    Now, let’s take this issue on step further. Supreme Court Justice David Souter is retiring from the Court. It’s only been a few days, but many women’s organizations have announced they want a woman nominated to the Court because they say Justice O’Conner was replaced by a male. Also, Latino groups have called for a Latino to be appointed.

    But, when the NAACP calls for a qualified Black to be considered for the DA appointment, Jeff calls that into question. I don’t get it!

    Over and over, I’m seeing subtle hints in Herrin’s blog that makes me wonder where he’s coming from. Like you, I have a lot of respect for the man, for what he has to do every day at that paper. But, Jeff’s beginning to wear thin and my benefit of a doubt for him has reached its limits.


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