Interracial dating and racism
The National Registry of Exonerations reports that the family home was raided by police in 2001 who confiscated 72 grams of cocaine and a gun, both belonging to the soon-to-be husband of a Colomb’s daughter, Timothy Price.
It should have been an open and shut case, but federal authorities stepped in, claiming they had evidence the Colomb family had bought million in drugs with a street value of more than million.
“You don’t know what it’s like to get a phone call in the middle of the night from somebody, saying if my boy Edward don’t stop dating white girls, I’m going to find him hanging from a tree.” Reporter Radley Balko writes that Brandy Hanks, a White woman who dated Danny Davis, was frequently pulled over and questioned about her relationship.
The Huffington Post reports that the harassment began in the early 1990s when the Colomb sons began dating White women, including the daughter of a local deputy.According to authorities, an undercover informant wearing a wire had purchased cocaine the from Colombs, although no recording was ever produced during the trial.The prosecution also produced 15 informants who said that they frequently purchased narcotics from the family.At the time, Coleman was dating Randy Colomb, Ann’s fourth son.Months later, former Ku Klux Klan leader and White supremacist David Duke took part in the town’s White Mardi Gras parade.