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

Author: Nate Blakeslee
Publisher: New York : Public Affairs, 2006.
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A devastating critique of Texas' judicial system and the nation's drug laws, and a riveting legal thriller about the inspirational men and women in and around the town of Tulia, Texas, who refused to let injustice stand.
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Named Person: Thomas Roland Coleman
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nate Blakeslee
ISBN: 1586484540 9781586484545 158648219X 9781586482190
OCLC Number: 191102812
Notes: Originally published: New York : Public Affairs, 2005.
Includes index.
Description: viii, 456 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Prologue, March 20, 2003: --
Busted --
The richest land and the finest people --
Bootie's empire --
The mayor of Vigo --
"Deep cover" --
Officer of the year --
Donnie Smith --
Freddie Brookins Jr. --
One riot, one ranger --
Black cards and white cards --
The jump out boys --
Sin and redemption --
East meets West --
Doing time --
The tide turns --
The "Dream Team" --
The hearing --
Negotiation --
Out the front door --
Epilogue, Summer 2005.
Responsibility: Nate Blakeslee.

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"Reading this gripping account of the appalling Tulia case brought to mind Bill Gillespie, the police-chief played so convincingly by Rod Steiger in the film The Heat of the Night. Being real life, Read more...

 
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