They don't settle for giving African Americans tickets in the tiny Texas town of Tenaha. In this town, you risk losing your car, your cash, your jewelry or other valuables.
That's because the police here found a way to strip motorists, many of them Black, of their property without ever charging them with a crime. Instead they offer out-of-towners a grim choice: voluntarily sign over your belongings to the town, or face felony charges of money laundering or other serious crimes. No wonder the town offers its own special driving lessons!
More than 140 people reluctantly accepted that deal from June 2006 to June 2008. Among them were a Black grandmother from Akron, who surrendered $4,000 in cash after Tenaha police pulled her over, and an interracial couple from Houston, who gave up more than $6,000 after police threatened to seize their children and put them into foster care, the court documents show. Neither the grandmother nor the couple were charged with any crime. [SOURCE]
Last month we talked about Paris TX being the most racist city in America. Now we have these criminal cops from Tenaha TX. Can someone tell me what's up with small towns in Texas?