Philadelphia – Williams earns Democratic nomination for Philadelphia DA, would be city’s 1st black DA

Williams wins DA race, looks ahead to November

In a decisive victory that his supporters heralded as "historic," R. Seth Williams won the Democratic primary for Philadelphia District Attorney last night taking more than 41 percent of the votes in five-man field.

"I’ve been running and walking for district attorney for about five years," Williams said in his victory speech to joyous supporters at a West Philadelphia function hall. "My feet are tired, but my soul, my soul is rested, because together, we will work to make the system better." (Philadelphia Daily News)

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On Tuesday, Pennsylvania’s primary election will mark the first step toward choosing a district attorney, city controller, and 11 judges for Philadelphia, along with judges on three suburban benches and three statewide appeals courts.

Given the city’s decidedly Democratic tilt, winners in that party’s primary will become favorites to win in the fall, while the county and statewide contests will set up the Nov. 3 judicial face-offs. (Philadelphia Enquirer)

Seth Williams hopes to improve on his 05’ D.A. effort

IN A CANDID moment in Mount Airy several weeks ago, Seth Williams flashed some of the self-confidence that has driven his campaign for district attorney for the last six years.

"Having been there [in the D.A.’s office] for 10 1/2 years, I knew, or I thought, that I could do a better job than the boss," Williams told 40 people at the Lutheran Seminary, on Germantown Avenue. (Philadelphia Daily News)

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Rocky Mount NC – DA Robert Evans 1st Black District Attorney East of Raleigh Since Reconstruction Interview On Local Talk Show

DA Robert Evans a former Judge was the guest on Express Yourself Weekly Radio Talk Show FM 92.1 on today. He was interviewed by co-hosts Tony Stephens and Reuben Blackwell.

DA Evans was very impressive and I love the way he expressed himself by giving some very valuable information on what his intentions are as he move forward. If he does what he says he will do I am confident that Edgecombe, Nash and Wilson Counties will see some major changes within the D.A. Office.

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AudioDA Robert Evans Former Judge Recently Appointed By Governor Beverly Perdue As The 1st Black District Attorney In The 7th Judicial District East of Raleigh

Edgecombe County – District Attorney Appointment At A Glance

Tarboro NC – NAACP and ridiculous demands?

5/1/2009

Evans appointment is positive step toward diversity
We the Presidents of the Edgecombe, Rocky Mount and Wilson NAACP Branches support Gov. Bev Perdue’s appointment of Robert Evans, District Court Judge, as the next 7th Judicial District’s District Atto …

5/1/2009

Enough with the ridiculous demands
I have finally had enough. I am sure the vast majority of other whites have had enough, too. If any organization gathered and demanded a white anything, what do you think the national reaction woul …

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Edgecombe County – District Attorney Appointment At A Glance

Tarboro NC – Funny how the Daily Southerner has not commented on the D.A. Appointment

Evans is a good pick for District Attorney is from the Wilson Times. I wonder why no comment from Terry Smith Editor.

The letter to the editor ‘Put the right man in there’ made it however mines did not. My letter “Racial Makeup of the District Attorney’s Office” also didn’t make it in the other local paper the Rocky Mount Telegram. But the Wilson Times printed it.

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Edgecombe County – District Attorney Appointment At A Glance

 

Tarboro NC – Former DA defends handling of James Johnson case

Wilson County’s outgoing district attorney says he believes his office handled the controversial prosecution of James Johnson appropriately, despite allegations of wrongdoing against the assistant district attorney who handled the case. (WRAL TV 5)

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Edgecombe County – District Attorney Appointment At A Glance

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)

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Edgecombe County – District Attorney Appointment At A Glance

Rocky Mount NC – Evans sworn in as new D.A.

More than 100 people filled the Rocky Mount Judicial Center on Friday to congratulate Robert A. Evans as he became the first black district attorney ever sworn into office in Eastern North Carolina.

Evans, a former district court judge appointed this week by Gov. Bev Perdue to replace retiring District Attorney Howard Boney, became the second black lead prosecutor in the state. As head of the Seventh Prosecutorial District, Evans will oversee cases in Nash, Edgecombe and Wilson counties. (Rocky Mount Telegram)