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Crack Epidemic

The American crack epidemic refers to the surge of crack cocaine use in major cities across the United States between 1984 and the early 1990s. It contributed to higher murder rates, gang violence, and other crimes, and it greatly changed policing. Crime rates have generally decreased since the US' 1993 peak (while I served).

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13 Wildly Irresponsible Vintage Ads Aimed at Kids

Start the kids on soda early folks! To think they actually thought is was okay to give your baby pop! #unbelievable #vintage #ad

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How The Crack Epidemic Crippled Three Generations Of A Family

Years ago, his grandfather set in motion a cycle of imprisonment that has trapped his family. Now Sheldon Johnson must carry the burden of...

from BuzzFeed

How The Crack Epidemic Crippled Three Generations Of A Family

Years ago, his grandfather set in motion a cycle of imprisonment that has trapped his family. Now Sheldon Johnson must carry the burden of...

The Crack Baby Hysteria of the 1990s Was a Racist Myth The so-called crack epidemic was left behind in the 1990s, but the image of the “crack baby” leaped out of the decade and became a permanent American pop culture emblem — and one that was always used in connection with Black children. But it turns out the phenomenon of these sensory-deprived, drug-addicted newborns was just …

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Here's how the CIA destroyed the man who revealed their damage to black Americans | Kulture Kritic

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Oh my yessss! Mama's "magic powder" lol

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How the CIA Helped Create the Crack Epidemic. Gary Webb, a Caucasian Pullitzer prize winning journalist, exposed CIA drug trafficking operations in a series of books and reports for the San Jose Mercury News. Credible sources close to Webb have stated that he was receiving death threats, being regularly followed, and that he was concerned about strange individuals who were seen on multiple occasions breaking into and leaving his house before his apparent 'suicide' on Friday December 10th…

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How The Crack Epidemic Crippled Three Generations Of A Family

Years ago, his grandfather set in motion a cycle of imprisonment that has…