Friday, November 05, 2004

Palestine case getting attention

The Texas Observer covered the Palestine case this week in their first ever web exclusive, and since then folks like Last One Speaks, Off the Kuff, D'Alliance, Vice Squad, and Drug War Rant have picked up the story in the blogosphere. (Additional attention: DRC Net included the story in their weekly newsletter on Friday.)

Grits' coverage of the 72-person bust by the Dogwood Trails narcotics task force, the same type of task force involved in the Tulia scandal, began here, was continued here, and was updated here and here. Grits also commented on the same task force's anti-meth campaign, and a case where they shot a young man who fled to avoid arrest for a misdemeanor marijuana possession warrant.

Were there 72 crack dealers, all black, in tiny Palestine, Texas? Read Dave Mann's article in the Observer and find out the real story.

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