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137,839. Evidence of heavy money and violent drug traffic is all around [Dan Rather, news]. Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy, Stanley Nelson reporting, Netflix 2021
137,840. The reporting played right into all of these stereotypes and this narrative. ibid. Carl Hart, neuroscientist
137,841. A whole generation has been condemned to death. ibid. contemporary news
137,842. The responses were not designed to help the people in trouble. ibid. woman
137,843. One Cuban cigar … You can’t stop these tons of cocaine from coming in? ibid. Hart
137,844. It’s more efficient; the drug is put immediately into the bloodstream. ibid.
137,845. The level of euphoria was just multiplied … The effect is almost simultaneous … From that point on I was addicted. ibid. former users
137,846. There was so many people on the streets buying crack at the time it was just unbelievable. ibid. rozzer
137,847. It robs you of your true self because you become this hardened guy 24/7. ibid. former dealer
137,848. The Just Say No campaign by Nancy Reagan, it was, it felt extraordinarily hypocritical. Because this was happening at a time when the US government was turning a blind eye to cocaine smuggling into the United States. ibid. Brian Bargere, journalist
137,849. The Reagan administration either looked the other way, knew about, or collaborated with drug smugglers. ibid. Kornbluh
137,850. The Crack problem is becoming a Crack crisis and it’s spreading nationwide. ibid. Dan Rather
137,851. Crack Babies: that was the epidemic that was not. ibid. Hart
137,852. It was a concerted effort to criminalise black women. ibid. Asha Bandele
137,853. October 1986 Reagan’s Anti-Drug Abuse Act: The most unjust federal law ever written … Congress thought that Crack was a hundred times more dangerous than Cocaine. ibid. Sterling, journalist
137,854. The majority of Crack users were white, but a lot of the people involved in the economy were people of colour. ibid. Dr Donna Murch
137,855. They were coming after the hood with a vengeance. ibid. Styles, ex-dealer
137,856. About 1994 people started becoming concerned that the people who were being arrested for Crack were almost exclusively black. ibid. Hart
137,857. Two-third of Crack users were white. But between the passage of the Anti-Drug Abuse Act in 1988 and 1994, the passage of Clinton’s crime bill, not as single white person was convicted of a Crack offence in Los Angeles. ibid. Murch
18,556. Gangs explored ever greater money-making opportunities with the rise of crack cocaine. Kids who grew up in poverty were selling thousands of dollars’ worth of drugs a day. (Gangs US: Los Angeles & Los Angeles & Crack Cocaine) Gangland s1e5: Race War, History 2007
17,723. A new drug came to the streets of Humboldt Park – crack cocaine. (Gangs US: Chicago & Chicago & Crack Cocaine) Gangland s2e1: Maniacal, History 2008
18,577. A new drug appeared on the streets and gang life would never be the same again ... Gangs were the engine that drove the crack epidemic. (Gangs US: Los Angeles & Los Angeles & Crack Cocaine) Gangland s2e12: From Girl to Gangsta
18,572. Between 1984 and 1989 at the height of the crack epidemic the homicide rate for black teenage males in Los Angeles more than doubled ... The drug that had made the Crips rich was also destroying them. (Gangs US: Los Angeles & Los Angeles & Crack Cocaine) Gangland s2e5: Crip or Die
18,588. Bloods bought cocaine and turned it into Crack ... Crack was cheap and the profit margin was high. It was also very addictive which created a guaranteed client base. (Gangs US: Los Angeles & Los Angeles & Crack Cocaine) Gangland s2e10: One Blood
17,766. Los Solidas’ biggest money-maker though was the sale of cocaine and crack. (Gangs US: Connecticut & Connecticut & Cocaine & Crack Cocaine) Gangland s3e4: Blood in the Streets
18,596. In the 1990s Crack hit the streets. (Gangs US: Los Angeles & Los Angeles & Crack Cocaine) Gangland s4e1: Highway to Hell
17,791. All over the East Side crack houses began cropping up. (Gangs US: Detroit & Detroit & Crack Cocaine) Gangland s4e4: Kill ’Em All
18,698. The district deteriorated even further in the 80s when crack cocaine arrived. (Gangs US: Tennessee & Tennessee & Crack Cocaine) Gangland s4e5: Kill or Be Killed
18,610. November 1996: A rebel force propped up by the Reagan administration and run by the CIA … ‘Freeway’ Ricky Ross – the Crack king of LA. (Gangs US: Los Angeles & Los Angeles & Crack Cocaine) American Gangster s1e2: Ricky Ross and the Crack Connection, BET 2006
18,611. He claimed he moved over 100 kg a week. (Gangstas: Los Angeles & Los Angeles & Crack Cocaine) ibid.
17,793. 1988: The family business known simply as the Chambers Brothers came to a quiet end. (Gangs US: Detroit & Detroit & Crack Cocaine) American Gangster s1e5: Chambers Brothers and the Crack Commandment
17,794. Titans of industry in the drug trade: they even instituted a crack-house business code. (Gangs US: Detroit & Detroit & Crack Cocaine) ibid.
17,795. An estimated three hundred crack houses. (Gangs US: Detroit & Detroit & Crack Cocaine) ibid.
19,427. Money laundering, narcotics trafficking and two counts of murder. (Gangs US: New York & New York & Drugs & Crack Cocaine) American Gangster s2e10: Kenneth Supreme McGriff
19,428. A criminal career that began two decades earlier on the streets of Queens when McGriff was the leader of a notorious drug crew known as the Supreme Team. (Gangs US: New York & New York & Drugs & Crack Cocaine) ibid.
19,429. Crack was coming to town. (Gangs US: New York & New York & Drugs & Crack Cocaine) ibid.
19,430. On May 24th 2000 50 Cent was shot nine times ... He survived. (Gangs US: New York & New York & Drugs & Crack Cocaine) ibid.
19,945. By the late ’80s the Crack trade had turned the city [Vallejo] upside down. (Gangs UK: California & Crack Cocaine & Heists: US) American Gangster s3e9: The Romper Room Gang & Mac Dre, BET 2009
20,905. You sounding like this shit is the wheel of something, like it’s gonna change the world. (GBH Films & Crack Cocaine) New Jack City 1991 starring Wesley Snipes & Ice-T & Judd Nelson & Allen Paynes & Chris Rock & Bill Nunn & Russell Wong & Bill Cobbs & Christopher Williams et al, director Mario van Peebles, Nino
20,909. I have a crack baby; he was born blind. (GBH Films & Crack Cocaine) ibid. mother’s confession
20,910. You’re beaming up to Scotty, man ... That’s why they call it the Enterprise. (GBH Films & Crack Cocaine) ibid. Pookie to rozzers
21,553. Crack made money, money made power and power made war. We shot the Colombians and they shot us. (GBH Films & Crack Cocaine & Gangs US: California & Hip-Hop) Get Rich or Die Tryin’ 2005 starring Curtis 50 Cent Jackson & Marc John Jefferies & Terrence Howard & Joy Bryant & Omar Benson Miller & Bill Duke & Viola Davis et al, director Jim Sheridan
22,033. Just ’cause I’m a crackhead; don’t take me for a fool you know. (GBH Films & Crack Cocaine & Fool) Anuvahood 2011 starring Adam Deacon & Femi Oyeniran & Ollie Barbieri & Jazzie Zonzolo & Michael Vu & Richie Campbell & Jaime Winstone & Wil Johnson et al, directors Adam Deacon & Daniel Toland & Najama Dahir, tramp
34,895. For the better part of a decade, a Bay Area drug ring sold tons of cocaine to the Crips and Bloods street gangs of LA and funnelled millions in drug profits to a Latin American guerrilla army run by the CIA. The cocaine that flooded in helped spark a crack explosion in urban America. It is one of the most bizarre alliances in modern history – the union of a US-backed army attempting to overthrow a socialist government and the Uzi-toting gangstas of Los Angeles. (CIA & Gangs US: Los Angeles & Cocaine & Crack Cocaine) Gary Webb
44,218. Cocaine is a powerful stimulant that produces feelings of intense pleasure and well-being. Cocaine is used in two main forms: cocaine powder is snorted ... Crack cocaine is sold in rock form and smoked. (Cocaine & Crack Cocaine & Drugs) Drugs Inc s1e1: Cocaine
44,219. Crack cocaine first emerged in 1984. Up until then cocaine costing $100 a gram was seen as a drug that was the preserve of the rich. Crack revolutionised the cocaine business, offering a cheap yet intensely powerful high for only $5. (Cocaine & Crack Cocaine & Drugs) ibid.
44,256. Smoked or injected the euphoric high enslaves addicts. Users and the communities it infects pay a terrible price. (Crack Cocaine & Drugs) Drugs Inc: Crack s2e1
44,257. When smoked it hits the brain in seconds giving the user an intense high. (Crack Cocaine & Drugs) ibid.
44,258. Crack gets its names from the crackling sound it makes when smoked. (Crack Cocaine & Drugs) ibid.
44,259. The black market in crack cocaine is estimated to be worth at least eighty billion dollars. (Crack Cocaine & Drugs) ibid.