Sunday, January 23, 2005

Judge Chapman tells Tulia tales

Judge Ron Chapman told his side of the Tulia saga this week to the Kiwanis Club of Cedar Creek Lake. Chapman was the visiting judge who declared that Tom Coleman was "simply not a credible witness under oath," and ordered new trials for the Tulia defendants.

"Are we winning the war on drugs? Hell, no," Chapman said. A bigger problem even than bad cops, he said, is the lack of funds for drug treatment programs, especially in rural counties, and an overreliance on incarceration. Here's the coverage from the Cedar Creek Monitor.

See Grits coverage of Tom Coleman's perjury trial.

1 comment:

John said...

Glad to see you're still doing the good work. I'm still alive! Just loaded with work.