Friday, February 24, 2012

Equal Treatment in Drug Bust; Doesn't Look Likely

by Alan Bean, 
A routine drug bust in Fort Worth, Texas ... has sparked a firestorm of media interest.Seventeen people have been arrested, almost all of them charged with selling small amounts of marijuana to an undercover agent.
Fifteen of the defendants are students at Texas Christian University and four are football players.  Without the sports connection, no one would give much attention to a routine drug roundup, but in Fort Worth the Horned Frogs are the biggest thing going.
Reading through the stories in the Star-Telegram, I couldn’t help thinking about the big Tulia drug bust in 1999.  But there is a difference.  Media response to the Tulia bust was universally positive.  Seldom was heard a discouraging word . . . until Friends of Justice got involved. Continue reading.


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