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The governor of Texas has finally pardoned all thirty five (mostly African American… just by "coincidence") Tulia residents who were convicted of drug offenses on the basis of evidence fabricated by a corrupt cop.

Addendum: Reader Don Beeth notes that, under Texas law, the governor couldn't issue a pardon in the absence of a recommendation from the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles. So the above shouldn't be taken to imply that he bears responsiblity for the slow turning of the wheels of justice.

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  1. Now if there is any justice, that cop, the prosecutors, and the judge will end up in jail at least as long, if not longer, than everyone of those men who were wrongly imprisoned. I won’t hold my breath, though……..

  2. Indeed, if there is any justice, the guilty will have to face the penalty for their myriad crimes. But there isn’t, or at least not that much, and at least not for such people, and one of likely countless examples is Ruby Ridge – a few wrist slaps, and maybe a scapegoat or two, and one would be forgiven for thinking even that much is possible only from a direct gift from The Hands of Fortune (uh, the deity, not the magazine).

    I’m always open to being proven terribly wrong, of course, and would naturally welcome it to be so.

  3. Partial justice has been served. The next step is to at least suspend (fire or imprison) the judge and prosecutor and a long incarceration for the bogus cop who started this. Finally, the drug war needs to come to an abrupt end and I feel that drug war tribunals need to be setup. Like any war, there are drug war criminals that need to be dealt with.

  4. Oooo, I kind of like the sound of it, at least – War Crimes Tribunals for The War Of Drugs.

    Might not be a wise policy to propound, but I sure like the idea of it 😀

  5. Well, there’s always the civil suits that are sure to follow. It ain’t like being locked up but having to spend as much time with lawyers as these guys will probably be doing surely is some kind of punishment in itself.

  6. I think the judges were trying to make a personal statement by that action, quick, endict them!!!

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