That’s Why They Gave Ricky Ross All The Crack

nearly half of America’s largest cities is one-quarter black
That’s why they gave Ricky Ross all the crack
Sixteen ounces to a pound, twenty more to a ki
A five minute sentence hearing and you no longer free
-Mos Def

“What I’ve attempted to demonstrate in my book was how the collapse of a brutal, pro-American dictatorship in Latin America, combined with a decision by corrupt CIA agents to raise money for a resistance movement by any means necessary, led to he formation of the nation’s first major crack market in South Central Los Angeles, which led to the arming and the empowerment of LA’s street gangs, which led to the spread of crack to black neighborhoods across the country, and to the passage of racially discriminatory sentencing laws that are locking up thousands of young black men today behind bars for most of their lives.”-Gary Webb


Years ago an article had been released concerning the CIA’s involvement with the crack epidemic and their alleged use of Ricky Ross, Los Angeles drug dealer, as a scapegoat for spread of crack cocaine and gang violence in CA. In fear of being called a terrorist and being ransacked from my home I am not going to state whether or not I believe this is true because I am so not a terrorist! Damn “defense” laws.However, if this were true..how fucked up would that be. I mean that’s bigger than forget us after Katrina, stop us on the highway, police brutality shit. Honestly its comparable to slavery big. I really would like to know who came up with it. Like who sat in their basement with some coke thinking why don’t I just cook this up with some baking soda and see what happens..2 days later..crack is born..I mean it’s liek when someone asks how did they come up with the idea for the internet or recorded music. We look at it as if we always had it but someone had to invent it.

So according to Gary Webb, among others, during the Cold War, and for the non historians..it ended in the 1980s so its pretty reccent..America was all anti-communist and was willing to support any country that shared their beliefs, in fear that the USSR might take over and spread communism to that country if the US didn’t take them on their team first. So to fund the anticommunist crew in Latin America they sold crack to Americans in Los Angeles..or so they say…to Ricky Ross who then distributed it across LA gangs which later spread to other cities and states..and hence the birth of the crack epidemic and gang violence across the nation. Now Webb make sit clear that the CIA did not distribute the crack but instead practiced “gross negligence” and a blind eye to the anticommunist groups transporting it here in the states. It has even been reported that there were kilos of coke on US army planes…or so they say. Now I can’t say that the CIA did allow them to start this whole drug war whateva whateva but I can say this…the crack epidemic is still in full effect and the coke gotta be coming from somewhere and it obviously it ain’t all made in the states so….how is it crossing over to American soil unnoticed? We are constantly penalizing small time drug offenders while molesters and rapists run loose on the streets because thats our “thing”..’War on Drugs’..but wouldn’t it make more sense to sanction the main distributors overseas if you were trying to end the drug phenomenon? Well thats if..emphasizing IF one wanted to end the spread…so if the US wants to end the spread…why do they let drugs in?…are they trying and the drug dealers are just that good?

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~ by neorealist on April 28, 2006.

One Response to “That’s Why They Gave Ricky Ross All The Crack”

  1. With our borders, you can get anything in without trying. And people have. Not only the CIA, but all of the alphabet soup of government agencies, is guilty of gross negligence. And the Republicrats are all in favor of it.

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