Government & Courts

Rutherford Institute head John Whitehead demands that Greene County schools train staff so they don’t have to call police when a 4-year-old is unruly. Photo: Stephen Canty

Rutherford Institute weighs in on handcuffed 4-year-old

Local civil rights organization founder John Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute sent a stern letter to Andrea Whitmarsh, superintendent of Greene County Schools, about policies that allowed an out-of-control 4-year-old to be handcuffed, carted away by a Greene County sheriff’s deputy and shackled at the sheriff’s office October 16 until his mother, who was en […]

Sage Smith. Photos courtesy Charlottesville police

UPDATED: Details in Sage Smith disappearance come to light

This updated and expanded story, which appeared in print Wednesday, January 7, includes reporting from a previous, shorter piece on the Sage Smith investigation that ran online on December 24. To read the original post, scroll down for the next page. More than two years after Dashad Sage Smith* went missing, recently unsealed court documents offer information about […]