What Does The Fourth Of July Mean To John Robert Hayes?

Today all throughout our nation folks will be celebrating our nation’s independence. Fireworks and cookouts are the order of the day. But what does the Fourth of July mean to John Robert Hayes?

If you don’t know who John Robert Hayes is, read the Winston-Salem Journal’s Michael Hewlett. John Robert Hayes, 45 is currently serving two life sentences in connection with a double-homicide that occurred on July 25, 1993. Someone shot 3 men, killing two of  them at the … Read the rest

After Five Years It’s Clear, Warren Buffett Isn’t Going To Save The Winston-Salem Journal

Back in May 2012, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway bought the Winston-Salem Journal and a host of other small and medium-sized papers from Media General. Five years ago there was optimism that Warren Buffett would reinvigorate the Journal. Sadly, five years later, we now know better. Buffett hasn’t invested in our local paper, it’s just another asset to him.

Sunday’s Winston-Salem Journal had an excellent cover story on Kalvin Michael Smith. The print edition displayed a powerful close-up picture of Kalvin … Read the rest

High Profile NYC Wrongful Conviction Case Has Parallels With John Robert Hayes’ Case

“Under the rules of ethics, prosecutors only have one mission, which is to do justice. They represent the people of the state of New York. The people of the state of New York win when the right man is convicted, and they win when the wrong man is released or acquitted.”

                – Jonathan Edelstein, Steven Odiase’s attorney, Democracy Now, 4/19/2017

 

Monday, Steven Odiase was released from jail after serving six years for a crime that he didn’t commit. He … Read the rest