A Rage in Sanford

A Rage in Sanford

A Rage in Sanford

Weigel
Reporting on Politics and Policy.
April 5 2012 4:52 PM

A Rage in Sanford

SANFORD, Fla. -- My latest dispatch from this city (I'm planning on one or two more) takes you to the century-old black neighborhood south of downtown, the once-independent town taken over by segregationist neighbors, the place where the new police station was built.

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It's a dangerous neighborhood, literally on the other side of some railroad tracks. In the piece I don't even mention the old public housing complex in the center of Goldsboro. It's now a full four blocks of unoccupied, boarded up houses, marked by "NO TRESPASSING" signs, because the city saw no other way to curb the drug trade.

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I should also mention that City Councilwoman Velma Williams, who represents the area, has her own parking spot at the AME church.

David Weigel is a reporter for the Washington Post.