He was being taken to answer for his role in starting a war with the Triads, but along the way he managed to overpower the men he was with, knocking out the front teeth and cracking an eye socket of one of them. He got loose and left Empire Bay, eventually ending up in Chicago where he turned to some guys he knew for help.
The earliest references to the practice of injecting amphetamines (particularlymethamphetamine) occurred during the 1950s, but the practice did not spreaduntil the 1960s(1). In 1962 a crackdown on SanFrancisco pharmacies which sold injectable amphetamines drew national attentionto the problem of amphetamine "mainlining." and led to the emergence ofunderground production facilities referred to as "speed labs"(2). While many of these labs, primarily located on the WestCoast, were small "Mom and Pop" operations, the amphetamine trade washistorically dominated by outlaw motorcycle groups(3). Amphetamine use began to decline in the 1970s, due toincreased public awareness of its dangers, as well as FDA scheduling ofthe drug(4).
In 1914, the Harrison Narcotic Act outlawed cocaine in the United States andusage declined throughout the 1940s through the 1960s(12). In the 1970s cocaine regained popularity as arecreational drug and was glamorized in the U.S. popular media.Articles from the time proclaimed cocaine as non-addictive. The drug was viewedas harmless until the 1985 emergence of crack.
Crack cocaine is a free-based form of cocaine made by cooking cocaine powder,water, and baking soda until it forms a solid that can be broken down and soldin individual "rocks." Crack cocaine first appeared in large cities such as LA,Miami, and NY around 1985. Where cocaine was expensive to purchase, crack couldbe bought at affordable prices and became prevalent in working class and poorerneighborhoods. Crack cocaine was highlighted by the media in the controversysurrounding the 1985 death of college basketball star Len Bias, who at the timewas thought to have died from an overdose of crack cocaine (although later itwas discovered that Bias had in fact overdosed on powder cocaine).
In 1986 and 1988, as the public furor surrounding crack increased, Congressimposed mandatory sentencing laws which dramatically increased the penaltiesfor possessing or trafficking in crack, which was perceived to be a much moreserious problem than powder cocaine. The ratio between sentences for crack andpowder cocaine offenses was set at 100 to 1. As a result, a low level crackdealer may be subject to harsher penalties than a higher level powder cocainedealer.
In 1994 the United States Sentencing Commission began studying the effects ofthese differing penalties, and found that the harsher sentences for crackcocaine were imposed primarily on black citizens. A study revealed that whilealmost 2/3 of crack users in the US were white or Hispanic, 84.5% of thoseconvicted for crack possession were black, while 10.3% were white and 5.2%were Hispanic. Similarly, of those convicted for crack trafficking in 1994,88.3% were black, while 4.1% were white and 7.1% were Hispanic. The statisticsfor those convicted of powder cocaine offenses were much more racially mixed.The Sentencing Commission concluded that the dramatic difference in penalties,combined with the racial disparity in enforcement, resulted in black men andwomen serving longer prison sentences than those of other ethnicities. In 1995the US Sentencing Commission recommended eliminating this disparity in a reportto Congress; however both Congress and the Clinton administration rejected therecommendation.
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These are uncharted waters for Formula One after having spent decades trying and failing to crack the American market. This U.S. Grand Prix felt different from any that has come before, in Texas or at any other venue. It felt as much like an Indy 500 as it did a Formula One race. It wasn't just the buzz of a record crowd or the return to a popular venue after the pandemic forced the cancellation of last year's edition; this one felt different. It felt so much bigger.
If the automobiles of the decade weren't universally great, they were at least often interesting, as the industry discovered how to make emissions-friendly power, experimented heavily with turbocharging, and began serious work on the all-wheel-drive systems we take for granted today. If the sad-sack 1970s marked the end of the postwar performance boom, the '80s signaled a fresh wave of original thinking. So, cue up some New Wave, crack open a Bartles & Jaymes, and scroll through this gathering of 1980s metal, compiled by the Car and Driver editorial staff and hashed out via cage matches held in our office garage.
In 2003, David Chang created a national uproar with his game, Ghettopoly. Unlike Monopoly, the popular family game, Ghettopoly debases and belittles racial minorities, especially blacks. Ghettopoly has seven game pieces: Pimp, Hoe, 40 oz, Machine Gun, Marijuana Leaf, Basketball, and Crack. One of the game's cards reads, "You got yo whole neighborhood addicted to crack. Collect $50 from each playa." Monopoly has houses and hotels; Ghettopoly has crack houses and projects. The distributors advertise Ghettopoly this way: "Buying stolen properties, pimpin hoes, building crack houses and projects, paying protection fees and getting car jacked are some of the elements of the game. Not dope enough? If you don't have the money that you owe to the loan shark you might just land yourself in da Emergency Room." The game's cards depict blacks in physically caricatured ways. Hasbro, the owner of the copyright for Monopoly, has sued David Chang to make him stop distributing Ghettopoly.
We cannot deny the role gangs played in the uprising. The systematic nature of the rioting is directly linked to their participation and most importantly to the truce on internal fighting they called before the uprising. Gang members often took the lead which the rest of the proletariat followed. The militancy of the gangs - their hatred of the police - flows from the unprecedented repression the youth of South Central have experienced: a level of state repression on a par with that dished out to rebellious natives by colonial forces such as that suffered by Palestinians in the Occupied Territories. Under the guise of gang-busting and dealing with the "crack menace", the LAPD have launched massive "swamp" operations; they have formed files on much of the youth of South Central and murdered lots of proletarians.
As Mike Davis put it in 1988, "the contemporary Gang scare has become an imaginary class relationship, a terrain of pseudo-knowledge and fantasy projection, a talisman." The "gang threat" has been used as an excuse to criminalise the youth of South Central L.A. We should not deny the existence of the problems of crack use and inter-gang violence, but we need to see that, what has actually been a massive case of working class on working class violence, a sorry example of internalised aggression resulting from a position of frustrated needs, has been interpreted as a "lawless threat" to justify more of the repression and oppression that created the situation in the first place. To understand recent gang warfare and the role of gangs in the rebellion we must look at the history of the gang phenomenon.
As even the L.A. Times admitted, the recrudescence of gangs in L.A. in the early 70s was a direct consequence of the decimation of the more political expressions of black frustration. A new aspect of this phenomena was the prodigious spread of Crip sets which caused the other gangs to federate as the Bloods. As Davis puts it, "this was not merely a gang revival, but a radical permutation of black gang culture. The Crips, however perversely, inherited the Panther aura of fearlessness and transmitted the ideology of armed vanguardism (shorn of its program). But too often Crippin' came to represent an escalation of intra-ghetto violence to Clockwork Orange levels (murder as a status symbol, and so on)...[the Crips] achieved a "managerial revolution" in gang organisation. If they began as a teenage substitute for the fallen Panthers, they evolved through the 1970s into a hybrid of teen cult and proto-mafia".
That gangs, even in their murderous mutation as "proto-mafia" Crips and Bloods, have been an expression of the need for political organisation is indicated in a few instances where they have made political interventions. In two major situations, the Monrovia riots in 1972 and the L.A. schools busing crisis of 1977-79, the Crips intervened in support of the black community. These gangs, as an expression of the proletariat, are not in the grips of a false consciousness that makes them think all there is to life is gold chains and violence. Whenever they have been given a chance to speak, for instance in December 1972 at the beginning of the transformation of the gangs into the ultra-violent Crips and Bloods, they have come out with clear political demands. Every time they have been given a chance to express themselves, similar demands have been voiced. The LAPD does everything in its power to stop the gangs being given a voice so as to maintain its war against them.
Still, if the gangs wanted to appeal to people's sympathies, they have done themselves no favors by dealing in crack. However, if we look closely at this we find that the mass move into this trade is pushed on them by capital. Young blacks moved into the alternative economy of drugs when traditional occupations were destroyed. We are dealing with material pressures.
For a member of South Central's youth proletariat, the only rational economic choice is to sell drugs. While the internationalization of the Los Angeles economy has meant a loss for working class blacks, what the Crips and Bloods have managed to do is insert themselves back into the circuit of international trade. While the international trade in legal commodities decided that the Los Angeles blacks were expendable another branch found them eminently useful. Southern California has taken over from Florida as the main route of entry of cocaine into the United States. When in the early 80s the cocaine business found the market for its product saturated, its price falling and profits threatened, it, like any other multinational, diversified and developed new products, the chief one being crack - "the poor man's cocaine". Young proletarians participate in this business because it is the work on offer. It is not them but capital that reduces life to survival/work. We can see, then, that selling crack is in a sense just another undesirable activity like making weapons or cigarettes that proletarians are forced to engage in. But there is a significant difference. Within most occupations proletarians can organize directly within and against capital; but the drug dealing gangs do not confront capital as labor. Gangs do not confront the capital of the enterprise, they confront the repressive arm of capital-in-general: the State. In fact, to the extent that the gangs engage in the cocaine trade and fit firmly into the circuit of international capital, they are the capitalist enterprise. This is a problem. The drive-by shootings and lethal turf wars of the black gangs is the proletariat killing itself for capital. 2b1af7f3a8