Reverend Earl Allen at Houston MLK Memorial (1968)
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    The Reverend Earl Allen describes Houston as a "police state"
    Allen's comments about grand juries most likely refer to the trial of the TSU Five. The TSU Five were a small group of Texas Southern University students charged with assault and murder following the violent confrontation between police officers and students in May 1967. A judge ultimately dismissed the case due to insufficient evidence.