Racism

Mississippi Drug War Blues: The Case of Cory Maye

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Earlier today, Radley Balko wrote about the latest developments in the case of Cory Maye, a man unjustly accused of murder in a drug war case redolent with racial issues. Balko has been tracking this case for years and his journalism was instrumental in getting Maye off Death Row in Mississippi and getting him a new trial.

In May 2008, Reason.tv released a documentary on the case. Produced by Paul Feine with Roger Richards as director of photography and Drew Carey as host, Mississippi Drug War Blues garnered a prize at the Tupelo Film Festival. Watch it below and go here for downloadable versions of this troubling take on American justice.