Tulia : : race, cocaine, and corruption in a small Texas town

Title Tulia : : race, cocaine, and corruption in a small Texas town
Book Number DBC17981
Names Blakeslee, Nate.
Medium Digital Books
Title Status Download Only
Length 14 hours, 50 minutes
Annotation In the summer of 1999, in the tiny west Texas town of Tulia, thirty nine people, almost all of them black, were arrested and charged with dealing powdered cocaine. The operation, a federally-funded investigation performed in cooperation with the local authorities, was based on the work of one notoriously unreliable undercover officer. At trial, the prosecution relied almost solely on the uncorroborated, and contradictory, testimony of that officer, Tom Coleman. "Tulia" is the story of this town, the bust, the trials, and the heroic legal battle that ultimately led to the reversal of the convictions in the summer of 2003. Some profanity.
Narrator Lunning, Ev.
LC Subject Drug traffic - Investigation - Texas - Tulia
False imprisonment - Texas - Tulia
Judicial error - Texas - Swisher County
Police corruption - Texas - Tulia
Trials (Narcotic laws) - Texas - Swisher County
Tulia (Tex.) - History
Tulia (Tex.) - Race relations
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Language English
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