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Eyewitnesses Say 'No!'
' By Isaiah Singletary
Duke Public Safety of-
ficer Lt. Edward Godley
gunned Danny Winstead
down last Thursday mor-
- this case are undisputed.
The real question is
;was Winstead's . death,
Several eyewitnesses toi
ning on a street corner ;the incident told The
near Duke Hospital. Carolina times that' in
Winstead, of Rox-:4their view the shooting
boro, a Vietnam, veteran was definitely not self
who had been under defense,
treatment at the Veterans ' 'Someone ran into my
Administration Hospital''! place and asked me to
for some mental 'pro-HI call the police because
blems, was wielding a someone was smashing
four foot long 2x4, and j car windows in the park
minutes earlier had bat-) ing lot," . said Henry
tered the hoods and winr Bryant, manager of the
dows of several passing ' Dutch Village Motel
cars. " restaurant, 2306 Elder
The essential facts of- fSt. "I called the police
and went outside to see
what was happening. I
saw the polioe drive up,
five of them, and heard
them tell the man to drop
the wood. He swung at
one of the officers, and
the officer threw up his
arm to block the blow.
And then the cop shot
the man who was
holding the piece of
According to Bryant,
who said he heard four
shots fired, Winstead
turned to run, and the
officer, later identified
as Lt. Godley, fired
Young Black Man
Killed Jn
unites i worses
"I saw the man fall in
the parking lot over
there," Bryant said,
pointing diagonally
across the street. "I'm
pretty sure" one of the
shots hit the man in the
Mrs. Lilly Poole's
description of the
shooting basically fits
what Bryant said he saw.
Mrs. Poole, who lives
near the corner of Elder
and Elf Streets, said she
heard the first shot from
inside her house, and
stepped out onjier porch
- to see what was' wrong.
"I saw .the boy they
. were shooting over there
by the mailbox, trying to
run 'round behind a
"car," she said. "I heard
three more shots. The se1
cond and third ones must
have" caught him while he
was turning away from
them, but that last shot
must have nit him in the
DEATH SPOT "Sister T' Williams, who operates a retail store at 2501
Fayetteville Street, points to the bloody spot near the door of her establish
ment where Sam Winston died last Saturday. Winston, according to police,
was shot behind the store and managed to struggle into the building before col
lapsing and dying on the floor. Phot.by8llMVnld
District Rscgs
' By Joseph E. Green
For several months
now, . Tee and ' Ralph
Williams have been com
plaining to Durham City
police that drug pushers
and users operated
behind their store
located on Fayetteville
Street and for , months
now, the Durham City
police have chosen to do
little about their com-
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By Milton Jordan
Executive Editor
Next Tuesday's 2nd
District Congressional ;
election poses several
portant questions and
could have5, both short
term and long range im
plications ; for
Democrats, Republicans
and blacks. .
The major question is
Will a significant
number of black voters
across the 10-county
district write-in H.M.
"Mickey" Michaux's
name for the hotly con
tested congressional
seat? '
The implications of a'
"yes" or a "no" answer
to that question are con
siderably more complex.
For example, if 15,000
to 25,000 black voters do
take the write-in route,
then the district could
have a Republican con
gressman to go with the
state's two Republican
North Carolina
Democrats could feel an
empty spot in their back
pocket where black
voters once rested com
fortably, and the
Republican' Party in the
state could find itself
struggling to adjust to a
new constituency.
On the other hand, if
black voters, convinced
of Destiny
that the write-in is a
waste of time, and . has
the potential to backfire
in their faces, stick with
the Democrats in the 2nd
district, then business
would be practically
back to usual.
Arid now the long
shot, the possibility that
no one wants to talk
about publicly. What if
30,000-to 35,000 black
voters take their pencils
into the booths and
write-in Michaux? He
could win!
Politics in North,
Carolina would never be
'the same.
Democrats would hud
dle to figure out how to
deal with this rank insur
rection. Reoublicans
continued on Page 13)
, afternoon, as the bitter
' October winds -"swept
through the streets, the
inevitable happened, ac
cording to the two black
business operators. They
contend that a drug deal
behind their place of
business at 2501 Fayet
teville street went sour
she described watching
the yong man die.
"Blood, ; was rushing
from his mouth and hjs
body jerked several times
before he died. I can't
erase it. from my
Both Mrs. ' Williams
and her husband, Ralph,
said that the young
man's life probably '
could haye been saved if
had taken,;
chants Association.
Recently, that group ap
peared before the city
council and appealed to
the department of public
safety, asking for
assistance in cleaning up
the drug traffic on Fayet
teville Street that is
negatively affecting their
Asked if she heard the
officers fire any warning
shots before shooting
Winstead, Mrs. Poole's
answer was emphatic.
"That's a lie" she
said. "All the shots they
fired were into that
But there is at least
one eyewitness who said
she heard three warning
and the drug pushers and
users turned" sour on
each other. ; ;v
The sound of bullets
interrupted ' the silence
and one young man
Sam Winston was
mortally wounded. .
Winston, 25, managed to
run from' behind the
Williams' store, struggle
through their door,
plead for assistance, and
then die on their cement
"It is something that I
will never forget" said
Mrs. Tee Williams, as
previou MJomplaints drugs w $re,. ,being,,openly
about his behavior- "bought and sold on
seriously. 1
"He had been iden
tified as a known drug
Sarticipant," Ralph
illiams said. "People
who came into our store
had,, previously com
plained that he tried to
sell them drugs and we
t0!lP! Sear h'owe deter"-
gnu we uiy wuiitii nine
and time again that
mined which of the five
shots she says she heard
were warningrshots. -v'
if. t r i
Fayetteville Street and CYje ,u"
fv,n oua who said she,' saw the
to get hurt," Ralph snoo,tinI . Irom ' n5 55
told the police about it.
The police said that there
was nothing that they
could do about it. Now,
he is dead; Just another
dead nigger."
Police will not .discuss
the case beyond saying
that their investigation is
: "The police don't care
about us," Ralph
Williams said. "If they
did, this would have
never happened."
Both Ralph and Tee
Williams are members of
the Durham Black. Mer-
Williams said. "They
thought we were crazy.
Now that this has hap
pened, I wonder what
they will think."
"The police don't
allow young men to
stand around and behind
buildings at Northgate or
South Square," Mrs.
Williams said. "They
know that people sell
and buy drugs around
here, but they choose to
do nothing about it
because we are black.
Some of the police ap
pear to feel that it is
alright .if black people
kill each other off."
Both of the Willi amses
said that the police who
arrived on the scene ap-
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Durham Business & Professional Chain
Revived With New Contract
cond floor apartment
window, said the Duke
public safety officer was
justified in shooting
But Gilbert Ragland,
who also lives in the
area, also denied the self
defense angle.
"When I came out on
the porch, he (Winstead)
was in the middie of the
street," Ragland said.
"They (the police) chas
ed him a little ways and
when he reached the
parking lot, that's where
they ate him up."
According to official
reports filed by the
Durham Public - Safety
Department, Winstead,
31, was shot three times
twice in the abdomen
and once in the chest.
The report says the
shooting took place at
the corner of Elder and
Elf streets near Duke
Hospital. Winstead was
found sprawled in a
parking lot on the cor
ner. Both Duke Public
Safety Chief Paul
Dumas and detective
D.L. Rigsbee of the
Durham Public Safety -Department,
who is
handling the investiga
tion of the incident,
refused to discuss the '
However, a former
Duke Public Safety of
ficer who asked not to be
identified, explained that
duke's officers are train
, ed not fo fire warning
. shots once they unholster
their weapons, and that
they are also trained to
(Continued on Page 10)
Hooks Blasts
Approach To
Job Crisis
sharp response to the
President's economic ad
dress recently, NAACP
executive director Ben
jamin I . Hooks charged
that once more Reagan
was offering the nation
glib platitudes instead of
sound policies to remedy
the dismal economic'
condition into which his
administration has
plunged the nation. Not
only- was theEresident's
analysis faulty, Hooks
said, but it was also
dangerously mi sleading !
Hooks warned that
placing politics with the
national tragedy could
result in a throwback to
the castrophe America
experienced under
Hoover in 1929. In fact,
Hooks said, the present
level of unemployment,
with nearly 12 million
people looking for work,
is clear evidence that
America is in a depres
sion.. Furthermore, he said,
not since the Crash has
the nation experienced a
level of bankruptcies and
foreclosures as high as
that which is now occurr
ing as a result of the pre
sent administration's
policies in Washington.
It is well for the Presi
dent to blame the
Democrats for the pre
sent economic disaster as
he did in his statement,
Hooks said. As leader of
his party, he can hardly
be faulted for being
political even in times of
horrendous distress.
Hooks said, "For the
(Continued on Page 8)
By Donald Alderman
For about a month
now, the Durham
Business and ; Profes
sional Chain has been
operating with a loaded,
double-barrel shotgun.
One chamber is loaded
with an extended ; city
contract and the other
side carries a new and
enlarged federal con-?
tract. Both give the
Chain over a quarter of a
million dollars in
shooting power.
The . two represent a
planned resurrection of
the agency that died
about a year and a half
ago. First came the city
contract, opening the
Chain's tomb and ad
ministering mouth-to-mouth
After that successful ef
fort, the federal contract
delivered a year's supply
of oxygen;
Chain officials have
been working ever since.
For the past six mon
ths, the Chain's efforts
have centered mostly on
helping eight black
business owners, victims
of urban renewal, at
tempting to carve out a
survival strategy for the
businesses. ,
'The contract was ex
tended beyond its Oc
tober 15 expiration date
so that the Chain could '
continue to work with
the businesses.
Just recently, the ;
Chain was awarded a
$170,000 federal con
tract from the U.S.
Commerce Department's
Minority Business
Development Agency
(MBDA). The Chain was
designated one of 100
Business Development
Centers (BDQ around
the country.
In a recent interview,
Chain director Ervin
Allen, Jr., said the city ;
contract helped the agen
cy get the federal one
and now, with newly ex
tended life, it is easier to
finish the city work.
"Hayti has revitalized !
us, too," he said, adding ;
that "there arr some
things we haven't com-
Dieted, things we can do;
it's only fair." - i
Allen said about
$7,000 was unspent from
the city contract. Using
that, he said, the remain
, ing work on that con
tract should be finished
in December.
"We -e exploring
with (the ; business
relocatees) options on
building sites, availabili
ty and cost of those
The businesses are
part of old Hayti, razed
during the urban renewal
campaigns of the 60s. ; r
Only eight businesses
remain there, today and
the city wants to relocate
them to speed up efforts
to rebuild the 54-acre
tract of land once the
home of over ; 100, black
businesses and more
than 600 homes. ; , v
Workina with the citv
on the project also is the
Hayti Development Cor
poration, formed earlier .
this year to spearhead
the effort.
Under the federal
government contract, or
"cooperati v e
agreement" as the feds
prefer, the Chain's task
is to simply promote the
development of minority
businesses. Minority is
defined as all ethnic
groups except white.
That includes helping
businesses with paper
work necessary for loan
applications and other
technical assistance. The
Chain, has a $170,000
budget with which to do
that, $103,252 of which
is for salaries. Of that
amount, the Chain is re
quired to come up with
: $19,222 through I fees and
other assessments.
In addition to that, the
Chain has a $45,240
budget for three special
'projects called "in
itiatives'. ; '
' The "initiatives" are
called advocacy, private
sector and specialized
consultant services. :
ine advocacy in
itiative," according to
the contract, "is intend
ed to identify and reduce
the burdens that govern
mental policy and ad
ministration procedures
impose on minority.
To do that, the Chain
is expected to conduct
conferences on concerns
of minority businesses,
identify legislative
restrictions and make
recommendations to
The private sector in
itiative is designed to get
the business community
i to support the BDC's ob
' jective of starting and ex
panding black
And the specialized
consulting . service
, represents an effort to
expand the Chain's
workload and work area,
i allowing the Chain to
Hire other companies to
do - work beyond the
chain's capacity.
Along with the BDCs
came new regulations in
the MBDA programs
Among the irjpst im
mediate is .fees for ser
vices. For , businesses
with gross sales under
$500,000, the Chain will
charge $2.50 per hour
and businesses with gross
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NEW STAFF Now that the Durham Business and Professional Chain has
a new federal grant, they have enlarged their staff. Seated (left to right) are:
Sharon Bodrick, administrative assistant) Kathy Peek; secretary; and Janet
DeCreny, finance officer. Standing Oct to right) are: Henry Bordeaux, con
tract officer; Erwin Allen, director; and Chris Cotant, hosiness development
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