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Tulia Race, Cocaine, and Corruption in a Small Texas Town

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ISBN-10: 158648219X

ISBN-13: 9781586482190

Edition: 2005

Authors: Nate Blakeslee

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"Early one morning in the summer of 1999, authorities in the tiny west Texas town of Tulia began a roundup of suspected drug dealers. By the time the sweep was done, over forty people had been arrested and one of every five black adults in town was behind bars, all accused of dealing cocaine to the same undercover officer, Tom Coleman. Coleman, the son of a well-known Texas Ranger, was named Officer of the Year in Texas. Not until after the trials - in which Coleman's uncorroborated testimony secured sentences as long as 361 years - did it become apparent that Tom Coleman was not the man he claimed to be. By then two-dozen people were in prison, and the town of Tulia had become a…    
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 9/26/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 464
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English