Narconews: Day Two of Gary Webb's "Dark Alliance"
Day Two of Gary Webb's "Dark Alliance"
June 28, 2005
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Today, Narco News publishes part II of Gary Webb's "Dark Alliance" series. The series returns this week to the Internet in its original, groundbreaking format after years offline.
In reports filed for the August 19 edition of the San Jose Mercury News, Gary Webb looks back to the origins of crack cocaine use in Los Angeles. Just as the invention of crack was bringing cocaine out of the parlors and clubs of the elite and into poor urban neighborhoods, a young Ricky Ross used his connections to the Crips organization in L.A. on the one hand, and to Nicaraguan suppliers with unbelievably low-priced cocaine on the other to become the king of the crack business. A former L.A. narcotics officer tells Webb of Ross that "…there's no telling how many tens of thousands of people he touched. He's responsible for a major cancer that still hasn't stopped spreading." Through Ross, the Contras and their North American allies were able to pour tons of cocaine into the streets of L.A. to fund their war.
Read all three full reports, plus Day One of the "Dark Alliance" series, in The Narco News Bulletin:
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