Isaac Woodard was arrested by Batesburg police chief Lynwood Shull. While in custody Woodard was beaten so badly he was blinded.
Isaac Woodard was arrested by Batesburg police chief Lynwood Shull. While in custody Woodard was beaten so badly he was blinded. J. DeBisse, Library of Congress
Isaac Woodard was arrested by Batesburg police chief Lynwood Shull. While in custody Woodard was beaten so badly he was blinded. J. DeBisse, Library of Congress

John Monk has covered courts, crime, politics, public corruption, the environment and other issues in the Carolinas for more than 40 years. A U.S. Army veteran who covered the 1989 American invasion of Panama, Monk is a former Washington correspondent for The Charlotte Observer. He backpacks, swims and plays piano - but not at the same time.