Some in the African American community have long claimed that the federal government was responsible for the crack epidemic of the 1980s by letting the potent drug flourish in urban areas. While this accusation has been often dismissed as mere conspiracy theory, there’s new evidence of its truth. The San Jose Mercury News combed recently declassified federal documents and last month published an investigative report drawing connections between crack commerce in Los Angeles and CIA support for the Nicaraguan contras.
CO-HOST: SALIM MUWAKKIL AT WFMT
GUEST: GARY WEBB, AUTHOR