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It’s America’s final frontier. Home to 160,000,000 acres of unspoiled wilderness. But here there is a force more deadly than nature. The mean streets of Anchorage are the real wild west. Every day Anchorage gets more dangerous, and Crips don’t die – they multiply. Gangland s5e1: Ice Cold Killers, History 2009
The notorious Crips from L A have migrated to the northern tip of America. ibid.
Even the youngest arm themselves. ibid.
What the Hamo tribe lacked in numbers they made up for in brute force. By the winter of 1992 there were about fifty Crips in Anchorage in half a dozen cliques, but there was just one gang everyone wanted to beat: the Hamo tribe. And because of their imposing size there was only one way to do it. ibid.
The Hamo tribe set up a pipeline between California and Alaska. ibid.
Alaskan Crips are known not only for the price of their dope but also for its quality. ibid.
A new super-gang began forming ... the Soulja Crew. ibid.
Alaska is home to the biggest drug problem in America. Its remote location means vast profits for traffickers. On the streets of Anchorage violent gangs fight for control of the drugs trade. But one of the biggest killers in Alaska is illicit alcohol. Drugs Inc s3e2: Alaska Heroin Rush, 2012
Local drug dealers set prices high. ibid.
20,000 people – almost 3% of Alaska’s population – are now addicted to opiates. ibid.
Heroin withdrawal symptoms include muscle cramps, nausea and in extreme cases even death. ibid.
Heroin can be smoked, snorted or injected. ibid.
Heroin wraps the user in a blissful state of relaxation. ibid.
Crack smokers can experience a temporary state of full blown paranoid psychosis. ibid.
Since the late eighties Crack has become a powerful force in Alaska's urban underworld. ibid.
In 2011 Anchorage police identified over 125 criminal street gangs. Their main source of income is narcotics. ibid.
Powerfully addictive with a short and expensive high, Crack is a drug-dealer’s dream. ibid.
Alcohol is ripping native Alaska apart. ibid.
85% of Domestic Violence in Alaska is alcohol related. ibid.
75% of Alaskans have experienced domestic violence. Rape is 2.5 times above national average. ibid.
60% of homeless people end up on the street because of addiction. ibid.