The Situationist

The Situation of “Justice” in Tulia Texas

Posted by The Situationist Staff on February 10, 2009

From PBS’s Independent Lens:

A lone undercover cop moves into a small farming town. By the end of the blazing summer of 1999, 46 people are arrested for selling cocaine—nearly all of them African American. It was heralded as one of the biggest drug busts in Texas history, until a team of lawyers set out to uncover the truth.

TULIA, TEXAS premieres Tuesday, February 10 on Independent Lens, a weekly series airing on PBS. Here’s the trailer.


Click here for more information about the documentary.

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From “American Drug War – The Last White Hope,” a film by Kevin Booth – the John O’Neill Project Part 15:


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For a sample of related Situationist posts, see “Jena 6 – Part I,” “Jena 6 – Part II,” “The Situational Demographics of Deadly Force - Abstract,” “The Situation of Capital Punishment - Abstract,” The Situation of Death Row,” “Why We Punish,” and “Black History is Now.”

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2 Responses to “The Situation of “Justice” in Tulia Texas”

  1. re: If I were sitting on a jury and I heard that the photographer didn’t recognize his own photo…

    “hopefully” this is the desired result in one realm. However, the Drives will need some fine tuning.

  2. [...] The Situation of “Justice” in Tulia Texas « The Situationist document.write(''); Share and Enjoy: [...]

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