The execution of Troy Davis and a history lesson

On September 21, 2011, Troy Anthony Davis died by lethal injection at 11:08 p.m. for the murder of a Savannah policeman despite widespread doubts about his guilt. If there is a silver lining to all this, it’s that the state’s steadfast refusal to budge on a case that ended up being far from certain has raised doubts in more people’s…

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Brambleman giveaway at Goodreads

I’ve set up book giveaways at Goodreads for both Chain Gang Elementary (10 copies) and Brambleman (5 copies).  Read the latest review of just-published Brambleman. And here’s the review page for Chain Gang Elementary, which was named “Book of the Month” at Indie Books List. If you’re a Goodreads member, sign up to win a copy today. If not, then become a…

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The everchanging nature of Zimmerman’s tale

Update: New video evidence shows marks on the back of Zimmerman’s head, suggesting there was a scuffle … but no indication of a busted nose or blood on his clothes. I don’t know how it went down between George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin that night, but I really want to, along with a billion other people. Unfortunately, the police didn’t find…

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Story about a homeless writer makes Forsyth County’s Polo Club webpage

This is as close as Brambleman gets to Forsyth County’s Polo Golf and Country Club. The webpage posted the Yahoo! News article about Brambleman, the Forsyth County saga. The house listings run from $200,000 to $800,000, but I’m sure there are some pricier ones up there, as well. Or, you could search the foreclosures section, things being tough all over,…

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The curious case of the man in the doorway

Update: The firefighters in the this case have been disciplined (verbal reprimand) for failing to file the proper paperwork in the case. Read more. Forsyth County Sheriff Ted Paxton is running for re-election, so this is not a good thing for him. The incident took place January 13, and I first saw the story in the Gainesville Times, but it’s…

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