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Old 03-09-2009, 08:22 PM
 
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This is horrible and unbelievable in this day and age:

Highway robbery? Texas police seize black motorists' cash, cars -- chicagotribune.com
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Old 03-10-2009, 11:58 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Stupid selfish, racist bastards! I hope they all rot in hell.
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Old 03-10-2009, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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It still goes on today but no one wants to talk about it for fear of revenge from the donut munching members of our society. It's happening right up 59 in New Caney today. Im told Porter and Spendora residents are scared for their lives too.

If any of you were around in the early 80s to remember the San Jacinto's Sheriffs office was shaking down young people, anyone with a rock station bumper sticker, black people and of course out of towners up on 59? The oink oinks were extorting us peons for phony bail money or face jail. The Bail Bondsman was fake (Jim Browder from Browders Marina) and the whole county law enforcement was in on it. They were murdering anyone who mentioned that they might press any charges on them.

The FBI got involved after about 5 years of this. The whole story was broken by an Austin Reporter. A book was written about it called "Terror on 59". It has been a pretty hard book to find for years as it is out of print. Just last month the Coldspring Chamber of Commerce has reproduced the book and sells it at the old Jail Museum.

They are just members of the worlds largest street gang of thugs. And the only thing we can do about it is just not proper to mention in this forum.

I never heard of Tenaha Texas but I sure hate to be associated with where this sort of extortion takes place. 200 stops and 199 were black? That is interesting isn't it.

The Lawyers filing the suits against the piggies can not win. The piggies are completely exempt from the very silly little laws they jamb down our throats.
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Old 03-10-2009, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Metromess
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That is an appalling story. I hope the Chicago Tribune story produces a glare of publicity that causes some changes to be made.
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Old 03-11-2009, 05:49 PM
 
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Tenaha is right on the Louisiana border in deep East Texas. Lots of meth labs and drug traffic in the area.
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Old 03-11-2009, 07:14 PM
 
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I know they had a similar set up like this in Florida. It just amazes me that crap like this can go on for so long. What really pisses me off is the fact that it took a Chicago paper to shed light on it. The Houston papers should have reported this years ago.
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Old 03-11-2009, 08:05 PM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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I know they had a similar set up like this in Florida. It just amazes me that crap like this can go on for so long. What really pisses me off is the fact that it took a Chicago paper to shed light on it. The Houston papers should have reported this years ago.
I don't know about years ago (this apparently occurred between 2006-2008), but the story was reported in the Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio papers last month.
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Old 03-11-2009, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh--Home of the 6 time Super Bowl Champions!
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How horrible. I can't believe stuff still goes on like this today. I hope they rot in jail for extorting all those people.
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Old 03-11-2009, 08:30 PM
 
Location: East Texas, with the Clan of the Cave Bear
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I went through Tenaha a couple of weeks ago. Also Timpson, BoBo, and Blair.

You're right Gayle ... lotsa meth labs and drug traffic ... like the rest of Texas!
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Old 03-11-2009, 08:35 PM
 
Location: East Texas, with the Clan of the Cave Bear
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Tenaha, Timpson, Bobo, and Blair; folklore and folksong.


Bitmunk: Song: Tenaha, Timpson, Bobo, and Blair by John Crawford (http://bitmunk.com/media/6892851 - broken link)
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