ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 16, 2003
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(Tulia: Mike von Fremd) The freeing of 12 prisoners convicted in the July 23, 1999, case in Tulia, Texas, in which 43 blacks were arrested & convicted for selling cocaine based on the testimony of one undercover agent, Tom Coleman††, who offered no evidence, reviewed; scenes shown from the inside & outside the courtroom in Tulia, Texas. [Released prisoners Joe MOORE††, Dennis MITCHELL - react.] [Attorney Jeff BLACKBURN††‡- says there was zero, zip, nada, corroborating evidence.] [Released prisoner Freddie Brookins'†† GRANDMOTHER - reacts to her grandson's release.]
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