Hulu’s Freaknik Doc Wrote Me Out of History

My Fifteen Minutes of Fame Never Happen

Today is April 19, 2024, twenty-nine years ago; at about the same time as when I sat down to write this essay, I was sitting in the Walker County Courthouse waiting for the sentencing hearing for a client in a rape case I had tried in February 1995.

While I believed my client, a Black man who used extra-large condoms (a crucial fact in the case), had had a consensual sexual relationship with a White woman he met at a local laundromat in Lafayette, Georgia, at 2:00 a.m. in 1994, her grandfather, a retired State Legislator from the area testified on behalf of his granddaughter, all but sealing the fate of my client. read more

Judge Glanville Lacks Emotional Maturity for High-Profile Case

“Young Thug” Trial Getting the Best of Veteran Judge

On January 10, 2024, with my tongue firmly tucked in my right cheek, I opined in these pages that Fulton County Superior Court Judge Ural Glanville deployed “Colored People Time” in his approach to managing the RICO prosecution of millionaire rapper Jeffery “Young Thug” Williams. read more