SMITH COUNTY JUSTICE
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The non-fiction book Smith County Justice was written as an exposé of
governmental corruption in the East Texas town of Tyler, the county seat of
Smith County. Its publication sent shock waves through the political
machine of the city of Tyler which then devised a plan for damage control.
Shortly after its publication great pressure was brought upon the publisher to
remove the book from circulation.
The guilty authorities in Smith County have never acknowledged the
evil of their ways or expressed remorse for the lives they ruined. Instead,
legal and public relations firms have been engaged to mount a campaign to
watch the used book markets for any used copies that might appear.
Whenever such copies are found they are usually bought at whatever price
is required and destroyed. As a result, used copies today have become rare
and expensive. Eventually, almost all original printed editions can be
expected to disappear.