LIVINGSTON-It was only T’Challa Washington’s second offense. He was convicted of a crime and sent back to prison for the second time in his life. The crime he was convicted of committing was a drug charge involving less than four grams of cocaine. For this offense he was sentenced to 78 years in prison. Yes, a 78-year prison sentence for a crime where no one was murdered, no terrorist attack took place and not a drop of blood was spilled. This may sound bizarre to the average American, but it’s just a day in the life for Black people trapped in the small town of Livingston, Texas.
Ask Christine Hansen, who was pregnant and lost her unborn child because she says she was refused medical treatment while in custody. If you can’t reach her, then call Arthur Dirden, who says he was railroaded into a Statutory rape conviction with no prosecutorial evidence, no forensic evidence and not even a formal investigation. Dirden, a former law enforcement officer, is currently appealing his case.