Darcy Spears Pitches A No-Hitter

Yes, it’s one, two, three strikes you’re out…..

And for a third time, Darcy Spears of KTNV TV has gone to the Southern Highlands Country Club area and learned it’s a community of frightened homeowners with a leadership of gangster-minded bullies. Maybe that just comes naturally for people who move to Las Vegas: Find out how to join the Mob! In her latest HOA Hall of Shame report she tries to locate the skunks who are trying to chase a black man out of the neighborhood.

Even though Louis Washington is one of the original residents of Southern Highlands, the HOA is demanding that he plant a couple of trees in his yard. Never mind that the country club just behind Washington’s house, has a few trees that clearly look like they’re dying, this monstrous HOA tyrant wants the homeowner to plant a tree right in front of his picture window, or they’ll fine him out of existence.

Darcy says this is the third time Southern Highlands has been on her Hall of Shame report, Readers of my book, Neighbors At War already know about Southern Highlands for the way it treats black families. Just go back and re-read chapter eight where I document the shameful history of Homeowners Associations and minorities. Southern Highlands is featured. In 2006, Troy McMullen, a reporter for The Wall Street Journal Online did an investigative story on how blacks are treated at Southern Highlands. It was called “Trouble in Paradise: Minorities Report Bias in Vacation areas.”

Some people just have no shame.

They’re too ignorant to have shame.


 One footnote: the management company which runs Southern Highlands brags that it sends out a thousand violation notices per month. Am I wrong, or does that sound a little fascist to you?


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Ward Lucas is a longtime investigative journalist and television news anchor. He has won more than 70 national and regional awards for Excellence in Journalism, Creative Writing and community involvement. His new book, "Neighbors At War: the Creepy Case Against Your Homeowners Association," is now available for purchase. In it, he discusses the American homeowners association movement, from its racist origins, to its transformation into a lucrative money machine for the nation's legal industry. From scams to outright violence to foreclosures and neighborhood collapses across the country, the reader will find this book enormously compelling and a necessary read for every homeowner. Knowledge is self-defense. No homeowner contemplating life in an HOA should neglect reading this book. No HOA board officer should overlook this examination of the pitfalls in HOA management. And no lawyer representing either side in an HOA dispute should gloss over what homeowners are saying or believing about the lawsuit industry.

2 thoughts on “Darcy Spears Pitches A No-Hitter

  1. Dave Russell

    Correct me if I’m wrong here, the statute of limitations for most crimes expires after 7 years. Now some 11 years later, they finally discover this man has not planted the required trees?

    This type of ridiculous behavior is exactly what generates discord between homeowners and their associations. Hats off to Darcy Spears, for exposing this story. In time and thanks to the media, maybe other HOA’s will finally realize that if they continue their stupidity, a camera may appear to shame them over and over again.

    1. Ward Lucas Post author

      Hi Dave. Depending on the crime, the statute of limitations can be anywhere from two years, to seven, to never in cases of homicide or income tax evasion. But as private non-profit corporations, HOAs can just ignore such irritations as state law and the U.S. Constitution’s Bill of Rights. The only thing HOA victims have going for them is that HOA board members can occasionally be publicly shamed. Sadly, most HOA board members don’t seem impacted by a public lashing. But you’re right: Hats off to Darcy Spears. She’s a brave lady.


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