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No independent witnesses could corroborate Coleman's claims. With it came more settlers. One suspect had his charges dropped when he was able to prove he had been at work during the times he had supposedly sold Coleman cocaine.

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Another produced bank and phone records indicating she was in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the time of her alleged crime. Many had already served several years in prison before this process gained momentum. Tulia is a center for farming and agribusiness activities. The city is at the junction of U.

In the mids local industrial plants manufactured products such as clothing and farm implements, and there were four large cattle-feeding enterprises nearby. In a post office was established in James A. Coleman claimed to have made over one hundred drug buys in the small town.

The remaining defendants were convicted solely on the basis of Coleman's testimony. He never recorded any of the sales, but claimed to have written painstaking notes on his leg under his shorts and upper arm under his shirt sleeve when nobody was looking. Many of the accused, however, seeing the long sentences dealt by all-white juries in earlier cases, pleaded guilty in return for lighter sentences, despite their proclaimed innocence.

No independent witnesses could corroborate