• The Lubbock DA, LPD, DEA, LSO and the Task Force in 1988 framed me and falsely arrested me 3 times, destroyed my family and business and tried to hold me on a one million dollar bond. I have suffered much as Mr. Cole and there has been no effort on their part to correct the wrong done to me. They only covered it up and destroyed the records I need to prove their criminality. The District Attorneys office refuses to return to me the property that they stole, including the evidence that I had in my possession that would prove that they made a practice of persecuting the innocent; in fact Matt Powell has done nothing to clear my name or help me in any way.  Lubbock, fire your District Attorney!    THAT OFFICE TRIED TO DO TO ME WHAT THEY DID TO MR. COLE.

  • Like the Rolling Stones "I Can’t Get No Satisfaction".

  • Gandalf

  • AUSTIN – A district judge Friday declared the record of a man wrongfully convicted in Lubbock more than 20 years ago clean and cleared, delivering legal salve to a family long-tormented by their eldest son’s sentence and later death in prison.

  • But questions remained just hours after the ruling on how the order marking the state’s first posthumous exoneration could stand.

    News 8 Austin

    Texas House, Senate will honor memory of DNA exoneree
    Axis of Logic, MA – 10 hours ago
    Robert Duncan (R-Lubbock) in the Texas Senate have proposed resolutions for consideration this morning that "pay special tribute" to Tim Cole and expressing
    Cole cleared of ’85 rape
    Witness points to police slip-ups Austin American-Statesman
    Family Of Man Cleared By DNA Still Seeks Justice NPR
    Houston Chronicle –
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    After Cole cleared, family fights on, TX – 18 hours ago
    His children laid flowers at the grave of their uncle, Tim Cole, whom they never met. Cole died in prison in 1999 serving a 25-year sentence for a Lubbock
    Tim Cole, convicted of rape of Texas Tech student in 1985, died in
    Houston Chronicle, United States – Feb 1, 2009
    By BETSY BLANEY AP LUBBOCK — For Tim Cole’s family, a return to a courtroom this week renews hope they’ve clung to since he was convicted of rape more than
    Hearing Could Exonerate Dead Texas Inmate KWTX
    Seeking justice for convict who died in prison Austin American-Statesman
    all 241 news articles »
    Judge expected to rule in first-of-its-kind DNA hearing
    Texas Cable News, TX – Feb 6, 2009
    Now, DNA evidence and a confession from Johnson indicate Cole was innocent. A Lubbock County judge refused to reopen the case, so the Innocence Project,
    Even in death, Cole deserves justice
    Austin American-Statesman, TX – Feb 3, 2009
    Even the victim who testified that it was Cole who raped her now believes he was innocent of the crime. None of the other victims in a string of Lubbock

    Texan who died in prison cleared of rape conviction –  A Texas district court judge Friday reversed the conviction of a man who died in prison nearly a decade ago, almost two decades into a prison sentence for a … pages

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