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Crack cocaine

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The American crack epidemic was a surge of crack cocaine use in major cities across the United States between the early 1980s and the early 1990s.
Crack first saw widespread use as a recreational drug in primarily impoverished inner city neighborhoods in New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, Los Angeles, and Miami in late 1984 and 1985; its rapid increase in use and availability is sometimes termed as the "crack epidemic".

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In some major cities, such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Houston and Detroit, one dosage unit of crack could be obtained for as little as $2.50.
Others cite the end of the crack epidemic and demographic changes, including from immigration.

Dark Alliance

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San Jose Mercury News journalist Gary Webb sparked national controversy with his 1996 Dark Alliance series which alleged that the influx of Nicaraguan cocaine started and significantly fueled the 1980s crack epidemic.
The original series claimed that, in order to help raise funds for efforts against the Nicaraguan Sandinista National Liberation Front Sandinista government, the CIA supported cocaine trafficking into the US by top members of Nicaraguan Contra Rebel organizations and allowed the subsequent crack epidemic to spread in Los Angeles.

Cocaine

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In the early 1980s, the majority of cocaine being shipped to the United States was landing in Miami, and originated in the Bahamas and Dominican Republic.
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Gary Webb

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San Jose Mercury News journalist Gary Webb sparked national controversy with his 1996 Dark Alliance series which alleged that the influx of Nicaraguan cocaine started and significantly fueled the 1980s crack epidemic.
3) The series oversimplified how the crack epidemic grew.

New Jack City

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New Jack City (1991)
Wesley Snipes plays Nino Brown, a rising drug-lord in New York City during the crack epidemic.

Streetwise (1998 film)

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Streetwise (1998)
The film is set in the Anacostia neighborhood of Southeast, Washington, D.C. during the crack epidemic of the late-1980s and early-1990s.

Fresh (1994 film)

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Fresh (1994)
An emotional coming of age story, it offers a realistic glimpse of the dangerous life in New York City's projects during the crack epidemic.

Snowfall (TV series)

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Snowfall (2017)
Set in 1983 Los Angeles, Snowfall revolves around the first crack epidemic and its impact on the culture of the city.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

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Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002)
The game's plot is based on multiple real-world people and events in Miami such as Cuban, Haitian, and Biker gangs, the 1980s crack epidemic, the Mafioso drug lords of Miami, and the dominance of glam metal.

Notorious (2009 film)

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Notorious (2009)
Chris, now older, sells drugs at the height of the crack epidemic, hustling with his friends "D-Roc" and Lil' Cease.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004)
The plot is based on multiple real-life events in Los Angeles, including the rivalry between the Bloods, Crips, and Hispanic street gangs, the 1980s crack epidemic, the LAPD Rampart scandal, and the 1992 Los Angeles riots.

The Seven Five

The Seven Five (2014)
In the 1980s, Brooklyn, New York was suffering from a crack epidemic.

Crackheads Gone Wild

Crackheads Gone Wild (2006)
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Cocaine in the United States

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Opioid epidemic

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In the mid-to-late 1980s, the crack epidemic followed widespread cocaine use in American cities.

United States

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The American crack epidemic was a surge of crack cocaine use in major cities across the United States between the early 1980s and the early 1990s.

Inner city

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This resulted in a number of social consequences, such as increasing crime and violence in American inner city neighborhoods, as well as a resulting backlash in the form of tough on crime policies.

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This resulted in a number of social consequences, such as increasing crime and violence in American inner city neighborhoods, as well as a resulting backlash in the form of tough on crime policies.

Miami

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In the early 1980s, the majority of cocaine being shipped to the United States was landing in Miami, and originated in the Bahamas and Dominican Republic.

The Bahamas

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In the early 1980s, the majority of cocaine being shipped to the United States was landing in Miami, and originated in the Bahamas and Dominican Republic.

Dominican Republic

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In the early 1980s, the majority of cocaine being shipped to the United States was landing in Miami, and originated in the Bahamas and Dominican Republic.

Los Angeles

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As early as 1981, reports of crack were appearing in Los Angeles, Oakland, San Diego, Miami, Houston, and in the Caribbean.

San Diego

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As early as 1981, reports of crack were appearing in Los Angeles, Oakland, San Diego, Miami, Houston, and in the Caribbean.

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In some major cities, such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Houston and Detroit, one dosage unit of crack could be obtained for as little as $2.50. As early as 1981, reports of crack were appearing in Los Angeles, Oakland, San Diego, Miami, Houston, and in the Caribbean.