by Michael Krieger, Liberty Blitzkrieg:
Russell, who moonlighted locally as a country singer, told Henderson and Boatright that they had two options. They could face felony charges for “money laundering” and “child endangerment,” in which case they would go to jail and their children would be handed over to foster care. Or they could sign over their cash to the city of Tenaha, and get back on the road.
“Where are we?” Boatright remembers thinking. “Is this some kind of foreign country, where they’re selling people’s kids off?” Holding her sixteen-month-old on her hip, she broke down in tears.
He says that a Tenaha officer told him, “Don’t even bother getting a lawyer. The money always stays here.”
– From Sarah’s Stillman’s New Yorker article “Taken”
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