Two weeks ago, DRCNet has
reported on the shocking situation of Tulia, Texas, where 17% of the small
town's black community were indicted for drug offenses, convicted and sentenced
to lengthy prison terms based on testimony of a police officer known for
Last week, we reported that the local branch of the NAACP, in nearby Amarillo,
is filing a lawsuit, and interviewed the branch's president (http://www.drcnet.org/wol/155.html#amarillo).
This week we are letting
you know that the Friends of Justice have set up a relief fund for children
and their caregivers who have been economically impacted by the Tulia drug
sting. Many children are being passed from relative to relative as
everyone tries to make the best of a bad situation. Funds will provide
winter coats, clothing, food, utilities and other needs on a priority basis.
If you would like to help, make your check payable to "Friends of Justice"
and write "relief fund" in the memo section. The address is:
Friends of Justice, 507 N. Donley Ave., Tulia, TX 79088.
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Issue #156, 10/20/00
Drug Czar Resigns, McCaffrey to Step Down January 6th | Slouching Toward Putumayo: Plan Colombia Gears Up, Battle Front Heats Up, Europeans Throw Their Hands Up, Rights Group Issues Heads Up | Drug War Toll from Police Shootings Continues to Rise -- How Many Dead? Nobody Knows Because Congress Doesn't Care | West Coast Forward, East Cost Back: San Diego Needle Exchange One Step Closer, Defeat in Prince George's County, Maryland | Follow That Story: Tulia Relief Fund Issues Appeal | Barney Frank Makes Drug War an Issue, Again | Europeans Release 2000 Drug Report | The Reformer's Calendar | Editorial: Saying Goodbye (and Good Riddance) to a Drug Czar
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