December 07, 2004
Your tax dollars at work

Apply for federal money to pay for an undercover narcotics task force, then when the officer you've hired to rid your county of drugs turns out to be dirty and blows a hole in your budget with the mess he's created, apply for more of the same money to prosecute him for his sins. That's what's going on in Swisher County, home of Tom Coleman and the Tulia drug bust. Scott has the details.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on December 07, 2004 to Crime and Punishment | TrackBack

Thanks, chief! Now y'all just need to figure out how to get rid of your task force in Harris County.

Posted by: Scott on December 7, 2004 5:09 PM

speaking of prisons..

I just checked out an interesting preview for a film called "Holler to the Hood" that exposes abuse in American prisons. The site also offers some interesting audio clips about incarcerated people and the communities surrounding the prisons. Red state meets blue state and Hip-hop meets Bluegrass! Audio and video clips are at They are doing radio broadcast for prisoner family members, maybe it is a sign of the times.

Posted by: Nick on December 8, 2004 7:42 PM