Tulia Defendants Collect Settlement

by TChris

There's joy in Tulia, where the government's attempt to railroad a community of African-Americans resulted in undeserved convictions, 35 pardons, and an eventual settlement (all chronicled in these TalkLeft posts). Checks began to arrive on Friday. Four million dollars will be distributed among 45 defendants. This is a well-deserved, albeit small, measure of justice for the Tulia defendants.

Ted Killory, an attorney for one of the defendants, said he was pleased that the wrongly accused got at least some compensation, but ''no amount of money is going to make up for losing four years of life in prison.''

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