Moore's Ford News Posts: 2017 - Present
By Joseph J. Bell, Esq. | July 2, 2019
By Joseph J. Bell, Esq. | June 4, 2019
With a second court victory, Joe Bell brings justice closer for victims of a mass lynching on July 25, 1946.
The New York Times | By Matt Stevens, February 12, 2019
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | By Brad Schrade, February 11, 2019
Appeals Court Orders Grand Jury Testimony Unsealed in the 1946 Case of the ‘Last Mass Lynching in America’
The Washington Post | By DeNeen L. Brown, February 12, 2019
CBS News | February 12, 2019
by Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN | February 12, 2019
by Kate Brumbach, US News & World Report, AP | February 11, 2019
NJ Law Journal, by Jonathan Ringel | February 12, 2019
With second court victory, Morris lawyer Joe Bell brings justice closer for victims of mass lynching
MorristownGreen.com, by Kevin Coughlin | February 12, 2019
NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, by Noah Cohen | February 11, 2019
By The New York Times Editorial Board, Monday, October 8, 2018
By Brad Schrade - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Posted: 1:01 p.m. Tuesday, October 02, 2018
More Media Coverage of October 3 Oral Arguments Before Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
(Joe Bell On Behalf of Anthony Pitch)
10/8/2018 | By The New York Times Editorial Board
A federal appeals court should release records of a grand jury that held no one responsible for a 1946 Georgia horror.
“The best people in town won’t talk,” a Georgia state trooper said after the white citizens of Walton County, embracing the Jim Crow code, pleaded ignorance about the mob that murdered two African-American couples in 1946, shooting them numerous times at point-blank range.
President Harry Truman ordered an extensive F.B.I. investigation of this horror, known as the Moore’s Ford Bridge lynching, America’s last mass lynching. More than 100 people were summoned to a grand jury that failed to indict anyone in the deaths of George W. Dorsey, his wife, Mae Murray Dorsey, and Roger and Dorothy Malcom (sometimes spelled Malcolm). The murders, like virtually all lynchings, remain unsolved.
10/6/2018 | By Kate Brumback, The Philadelphia Tribune
10/3/2018 | The New York Times
ATLANTA — Seven decades ago, a federal grand jury in Georgia heard 16 days of testimony but declared itself unable identify or indict anyone involved in the brazen lynching of two young black couples on a country road. Now a historian is fighting to find out what happened in that grand jury room. READ MORE >>
10/3/2018 | By Brad Schrade, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta, GA
10/3/2018 | By Kate Brumback, Online Athens, Athens, GA
10/3/2018 | By The Associated Press, News4Jax.com, Jacksonville, FL
10/2/2018 | By Brad Schrade - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Attorney Joseph J. Bell Appears Before Eleventh Circuit Court in Atlanta, 10/3/2018
The 1946 Moore’s Ford lynching remains one of Georgia’s most notorious acts of racial terror. But an enduring question in the case is this: What happened inside a closed grand jury room to justify no one in the white mob getting charged?
Now, nearly 72 years after the federal grand jury met in Athens to consider the evidence collected in a massive FBI investigation, part of that mystery may be closer to a resolution.
Transcripts from the grand jury proceedings — long purported to be lost or destroyed — have surfaced. The legal battle to determine if they will be publicly released comes to Atlanta on Wednesday. ... READ MORE >>
10/2/2018 | By Kate Brumback, The Tribune of San Luis Obispo, CA
9/15/2018 | By Chip Hartman
1/20/2018 | By Chip Hartman
1/3/2018 | By Chip Hartman