If ever there were a voice speaking from the grave, Timothy Brian Cole's does.Well said. From Sanders' description of the documentary:
If you're ever looking for a face to epitomize injustice in Texas and the United States, Cole's image will be the one staring back at you.
as a documentary series premiering Tuesday on BET (Black Entertainment Television) shows, Cole is just one of many in this country who have been victims of a terribly flawed criminal "justice" system based on bad policing, over-zealous prosecution and, yes, racism.
Two years ago a crew from the network came to North Central Texas to record the stories of Cole and Joyce Ann Brown of Dallas as part of a "docu-series" about people who have been exonerated after spending way too many years in prison.
Of course, in Texas (which has the largest number of DNA exonerations in the country) a series on this subject could last longer than the popular television primetime soap opera Dallas, starring the late Larry Hagman.
Titled VINDICATED and hosted by acclaimed actor Morris Chestnut, the BET series is 11 compelling episodes which, according to network news releases, "explores the highs and the lows of various men and women as they attempt to rejoin society, rebuild family relationships and regain their trust in the justice system that undeniably failed them." ...
BET kicks off its VINDICATED series with the first of a two-part story on Cole at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. The program will air at 9 p.m. each Tuesday after that through Jan. 22.