Restitution for Some Imprisoned in Tulia Drug Sting |TODAY|
Submitted by dan. on 2007-03-22 00:00.
A new ruling could lead to money for the nine men pardoned in the 1999 Tulia Drug Sting. Forty-six people were arrested in a sting that civil rights leaders say was racially motivated. Governor Rick Perry pardoned 35 of the defendants in 2003.
Monday, the Texas Attorney General's office ruled that defendants whose parole or probation for unrelated convictions was violated because of the Tulia arrests could still receive compensation from the state.
For an excellent account of this notorious case, read Nate Blakeslee's book Tulia: Race, Cocaine, and Corruption in a Small Texas Town
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