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Thu Nov 22, 2012, 09:32 AM Nov 2012

DEA Agent Says He Was Told Not To Enforce Drug Laws In White Areas [View all]

DEA Agent Says He Was Told Not To Enforce Drug Laws In White Areas

Meet Matthew Fogg, a former U.S. Marshal whose exploits led him to be nicknamed “Batman.” When he noticed that all of his team’s drug raids were in black areas, he suggested doing the same in the suburbs.

“If we were locking up everybody, white and black, for doing the same drugs they would’ve done the same thing with prohibition, they would’ve outlawed it,” Fogg says in the video produced by Brave New Films. “If it were an equal enforcement opportunity we wouldn’t be sitting here anyway.”

Video at link
http://colorlines.com/archives/2012/11/dea_agent_says_he_was_told_not_to_enforce_drug_laws_in_white_areas.html

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"I'm shocked, shocked I tell you" hobbit709 Nov 2012 #1
Who's surprised? Not me, certainly. Scuba Nov 2012 #2
I believe it. I've witnessed it. Romulox Nov 2012 #3
K&R think Nov 2012 #4
Americas' four worlds! Black vs. White. And Haves vs. Have-nots. Often worlds apart for about RKP5637 Nov 2012 #5
I'd say three. I've found that race is largely irrelevant among the haves. Black, white, asian, Egalitarian Thug Nov 2012 #35
That's a very good point! "... race is largely irrelevant among the haves." I think we see that RKP5637 Nov 2012 #36
The War on Drugs is the modern Jim Crow. Why are so few talking about it? nt Romulox Nov 2012 #6
Because freedom is nothing more than a slogan on a t-shirt Major Nikon Nov 2012 #8
As Patrick Mcgoohan said: "Freedom is a myth". stlsaxman Nov 2012 #10
Yes - this needs to be talked about ----- northoftheborder Nov 2012 #7
Hence why i've always been drug free... willhe Nov 2012 #9
There are several things that I would do to the Constitution tomorrow if I had the opportunity 47of74 Nov 2012 #23
I'd like to tell all kids, black, white or otherwise, that media culture is designed to HiPointDem Nov 2012 #30
re:DEA Agent Says He Was Told Not To Enforce Drug Laws In White Areas allan01 Nov 2012 #11
I've know many, many, white people to be arrested and harrassed for drugs or the suspicion bloomington-lib Nov 2012 #12
That's not really suburban level then...if these people are at poverty level. vaberella Nov 2012 #15
A suburb is the hinterland of a city. They're not necessarily upscale. HiPointDem Nov 2012 #31
But with poverty stricken area? vaberella Nov 2012 #33
the nyt says a little different. HiPointDem Nov 2012 #34
I don't think the laws have been applied evenly... AlbertCat Nov 2012 #16
I used to call it "DWP" -- driving while poor Patiod Nov 2012 #17
Racial Profiling kartski Nov 2012 #24
Quelle Surprise !!! marmar Nov 2012 #13
Prohibition NOLALady Nov 2012 #14
It DID work the first time, and it's working now. Jackpine Radical Nov 2012 #19
+1000 Arctic Dave Nov 2012 #26
+1. HiPointDem Nov 2012 #32
Everyone knows white people don't commit crime. AllyCat Nov 2012 #18
PROSPEROUS white people con't commit crime. Jackpine Radical Nov 2012 #21
K&R nt ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #20
I Thought Racial Profiling Didn't Exist Dirty Socialist Nov 2012 #22
If true, all drug convictions against black people should be vacated with prejudice. Festivito Nov 2012 #25
Blame 'Drug-Free School ZONE' laws. They are the mechanism generating most of the racial disparity ProgressiveEconomist Nov 2012 #27
I wonder if this is the same "Batman" I almost went to jail for, for blowing his cover in Homestead, Ghost in the Machine Nov 2012 #28
Rec. progressoid Nov 2012 #29
K&R.. butterfly77 Nov 2012 #37
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