Judge Ron Chapman: "Tom Coleman is
simply not a credible witness under oath."
They started jury selection for Tom Coleman's perjury trial in a Lubbock
Coleman was the undercover officer in the infamous Tulia drug stings, upon whose uncorroborated word 16% of the black population in that small West Texas town was incarcerated. All the defendants were pardoned by the Governor after Judge Ron Chapman halted testimony and declared that "Tom Coleman is simply not a credible witness under oath."
It's gonna be a big deal. Seventeen state and national media outlets have requested credentials from the court so far.
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