“Tulia” by Nate Blakeslee is a book that introduces us to a true event that occured from 1999-2003 in a small town in Swisher County

“Tulia” by Nate Blakeslee is a book that introduces us to a true event that occured from 1999-2003 in a small town in Swisher County, Texas with a population of over 3,000. As the police officers, sheriffs, texas rangers, and the narcotics task force incarcerated 46 people, of the 46 people, 39 of them were African Americans, they charged all 46 with distribution of drugs. The book starts off with the four men at their hearings, on March 20th, 2003. The book is informing us about who was arrested what the people did for a living, it also tells how they were arrested and it breifly describes the quietness around the town after all the arrest. Some of the chapters in the book focus on only one person while other chapters tell about how life was years before when the town was just starting out. I partly agree with the police force to try and get rid of the drugs, however I do not agree with how all of the people were charged and prosecuted the reason I don’t agree with this is because when they were going over the claims from the undervover agent his claims didn’t match what they were convicting the people for.
“Tulia” is a book that is wrote on a true story, this book was about a drug bust of 46 people in a town in Texas called Tulia. The book jumps from one perspective to another, for most of the readers point of view is in the seats of the jury who prosecuted the people of Tulia. In this book it talks about how the town was like on a day-to-day basis; the author touches on how it was just a normal small town everybody a hard working person trying to make ends meet, it talks about the fact that there was still racism, and that people didn’t start complaining about drugs until they there were in the white neighborhoods. Some of the perspectives in the book are from the people who were being prosecuted, the police force, the fathers, mothers, and other people of the town.