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Highway Robbery In Tenaha Texas, By The Highway Patrol

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posted on Mar, 17 2009 @ 09:16 AM
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You can drive into this dusty fleck of a town near the Texas-Louisiana border if you're African-American, but you might not be able to drive out of it—at least not with your car, your cash, your jewelry or other valuables.

That's because the police here allegedly have found a way to strip motorists, many of them black, of their property without ever charging them with a crime. Instead they offer out-of-towners a grim choice: voluntarily sign over your belongings to the town, or face felony charges of money laundering or other serious crimes.

More than 140 people reluctantly accepted that deal from June 2006 to June 2008, according to court records. Among them were a black grandmother from Akron, who surrendered $4,000 in cash after Tenaha police pulled her over, and an interracial couple from Houston, who gave up more than $6,000 after police threatened to seize their children and put them into foster care, the court documents show. Neither the grandmother nor the couple were charged with any crime.

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posted on Mar, 17 2009 @ 11:02 AM
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I would have them haul me to jail. You want to take my belongings and money or send me to jail? Send me to jail then, when it gets to court I will make sure that officer is at least striped of his uniform and at most put in jail themselves.

You can accuse me of anything you want, fine by me. You have to prove it though. If you don't, be prepared for lawsuit after lawsuit until you are literally an indentured servant to me.



 
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