Thursday, October 15, 2009

American Violet DVD released

Pete at Drug War Rant informs us of the DVD release of the feature film American Violet, which is based on a prominent drug-war scandal out of Hearne, in Central Texas near Bryan:
American Violet is an important and compelling film based on the real-life incident in Hearne, Texas where a large segment of the African-American population was busted on false drug charges in a massive operation. One young single mother, with the help of the ACLU, brought the house of cards down.

The film is available today on DVD and Blu-Ray. Get it now at Amazon or it’s also available through Netflix.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

"One young single mother, with the help of the ACLU, brought the house of cards down."

Sadly, or horrifically, or both, there are people in this state that want to rebuild that "House of cards".

halides1 said...

Scott,

Can you provide some sense of how this case ties into the goings on at Tulia, Texas. The two sound similar.

Chris

Anonymous said...

Halides1.

Check the "Labels" below the article and click on "Drug Task Forces".

You'll find a wealth of information there.

Anonymous said...

In the movie they changed the name of Hearne to Melody.

Considering that Hearne is the heart of Booger County, they should have called the movie, "Booger County".

That likely would have made more people pay attention, probably.

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txrober2/BoogerCounty.htm