Tulia Case Fuels Capitol Check on Drug Task Forces

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http://www.msnbc.com/news/912041.asp?0dm=-14DK House Judiciary Committee Chairman James Sensenbrenner will hold hearings on the workings of a Justice Department fund that funnels money to local drug task forces around the country, Newsweek reports. The case that brought the program to light is in Tulia, Texas, where a lone undercover cop’s alleged falsified testimony swept up 38 mostly black young people in an early-morning raid. The cop was indicted for perjury, and a lower court has recommended overturning all 38 . . .

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