Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Texas is a Nightmare

posted by The Vidiot @ 4:36 PM Permalink

Honestly, the few times I've had to drive through it, I've been paranoid as hell. Apparently, I had good reason:
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.

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