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This UB40 track, 'Tyler', is about Gary Tyler, a black American youth charged with the murder of Timothy Weber, 13, a white American. He allegedly fired a shot from his school bus as a group of white racists attacked the vehicle.

Tyler was tried as an adult and convicted at trial in 1975 by a Louisiana court. The case was marked by several flaws and alleged lack of experience of his lawyer. The police produced a gun they claimed had… read more

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Appeal to the governor of Louisiana
You may get an answer the process is slow
Federal government too much to help him
It's been nearly five years
And…

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