South Carolina’s scandal-ravaged criminal justice system took it on the chin again this week as an outgoing judge demonstrated why he continues to be the “poster robe” when it comes to doling out excessive leniency for violent offenders.
Stay tuned for much more on all of that in the weeks to come …
In other news, our research director Jenn Wood updated us on the latest developments in “Death on the Tracks” – the unsolved 2018 murder of Daniel Reed “DJ” Smith. This is just one of several stories we are following as part of our ‘Unsolved Carolinas‘ series.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR …
Will Folks is the founding editor of the news outlet you are currently reading. Prior to founding FITSNews, he served as press secretary to the governor of South Carolina and before that he was a bass guitarist and dive bar bouncer. He lives in the Midlands region of the state with his wife and seven (soon to be eight) children.
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