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The police are there in our community not to promote our welfare or for our security and our safety but they are there to contain us, to brutalize, to murder us. Huey Newton, Oakland Black Panthers
Monday morning, Oakland, California: At the local morg it’s the busiest day of the week ... The drug trade is the cause of most of them. In this city the drug dealers run wild and the death toll is spiralling out of control while the bodies pile up. Drugs Inc s5e2: Cokeland, National Geographic 2014
The drug market in west Oakland has become a free-for-all. ibid.
Even making Belushis [heroin & cocaine] can be dangerous. ibid.
In Oakland, California, ambitious dealers have started robbing each other to make more money ... Last year there was 131 homicides in the city. Drugs Inc Compilation: Bad Boys
1986, Oakland: notorious drug dealer Felix Mitchell junior is laid to rest in a lavish and legendary funeral. American Gangster s2e6: Felix Mitchell junior and the Oakland Drug Wars, BET 2007
Felix ‘the Cat’ Mitchell was Oakland’s first major drug don. And in the ’70s and ’80s its undisputed kingpin. ibid.
Felix dropped out of high school and began selling drugs. ibid.
Oakland’s other legendary big cat – Huey Newton of the Black Panthers. ibid.
The one-time Black Panther leader became addicted to the drugs he once crusaded against. ibid.
It’s a very difficult time in this country to be a police officer. The Force, rozzer, 2017
A major metropolitan police department facing a prostitution scandal’ … ‘allegations of evidence tampering and brutality … ibid. news clips
In 2003 the Oakland police department was placed under federal oversight for police misconduct and civil rights abuses. ibid. caption
No justice. No peace. No racist police. ibid. protesters
So much of what we do here is affected by our relationship with the community. ibid. rozzer chief to rozzers
In Oakland, California, a drug war is raging. Sheriffs and dealers are locked in a daily struggle. The reason … cocaine. Dope s2e1: America’s Cup of Coffee, Netflix 2018
The city’s downtown is on the up. Dot.com companies are moving in, bringing workers with expensive tastes. New bars and clubs are opening in the centre. ibid.
Cocaine use in the US is at a 10-year high. ibid.