14 Burst results for "David Mcgruder"

"david mcgruder" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:57 min | 2 years ago

"david mcgruder" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"They've been in school together since junior high she says when she and her classmates heard the news about Keefe. what do you do that not why would he sell drugs Kerry says that was actually pretty common at their school but the bigger question for Kerry and a lot of kids at the time was why would he sell drugs in front of the White House in downtown Washington DC fancy and for the most part white DC miles away from where any of them live that was the location and we would like you idiot like come one dude like. what and why because that's not where normal transactions will take place Blake. and I and I wasn't as a drug dealer by any stretch of the imagination but I'm like I don't think I knew anyone who would. do that in that location. the Spingarn student body was almost entirely black most kids lived in neighborhoods where the poverty rate was a double or triple the national average these were places unlike the blocks around the White House where crack really did seem to leave no one out of harm's way in one way or another my mother at the time was on drugs which is why Cary lived with her grandmother one of Carey's uncles struggled with drugs to one of my favorite uncles he head from when I was told smoked so much crack he passed away behind the wheel of the car. we were surrounded by just the usage the selling. you saw it pretty consistently here's David McGruder again keeps friend who played on the Spingarn basketball team you would see someone wanting to do. crazy intense flavor for minuscule payment and you know what it was they just want to hear you know and some very. fallacious things would take place that were are mind boggling to us is Kate very very are rated hard core our readers stuff but I mean he he thought sexual things you you heard of sexual propositions. at the time a lot of people believed crack was causing the case in neighborhoods like the one David and Keith lived in the bush administration released a policy brief the same day he gave his speech that said quote crack is responsible for the fact that vast patches of the American urban landscape are rapidly deteriorating but historian Donna Murch says the drugs were getting the blame for economic problems that were already there the nineteen eighties as a period when you have serious recessions that are suffered in the cities on social welfare programs are being cut and you simultaneously had the loss of manufacturing jobs it was just a really really.

Keefe. Kerry White House Washington DC Blake. Cary Carey David McGruder Kate Donna Murch Spingarn Keith
"david mcgruder" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:05 min | 2 years ago

"david mcgruder" Discussed on KQED Radio

"On drugs policies had only recently been put in place you could just start to see the shape of things to come at that time they were just following. a million of these things three the federal court. you weren't hearing about these cases in terms of. here's somebody who got caught with a little bitty bag of crack you know something the size of your left molar they went to prison for ten years and if we keep this up we're gonna put a generation of young black men in person. keep Jackson was released from prison in nineteen ninety eight I spent months trying to reach them to see what's happened since I tried old numbers I sent him letters eventually I did talk to some of his family found out he has a job in an office but that was about it and then keep called me one night to say he didn't want to be interviewed he wants to move on with his life understandable but there are so many Keith Jackson's out there or I should say in there so many young men of color charged with low level drug sales and put behind bars for a very long time. you guys just by a gracious and merciful lord we thank you for this day for this gathering for this many reunion of spring on family and friends log now we ask that you bless this food at the mini reunion of students and teachers of Spingarn high school where Keith Jackson went people bowed their heads and said grace before they dug into the pot luck everyone I talked to over the Turkey burgers and deviled eggs had a story about how zero tolerance drug policies and mandatory minimum sentences had affected them one form it takes even the people that are missing from their reunions and many reunions keep Jackson and lots of others it was difficult to see someone. in our neighborhood and then the next week you're lying Hey what happened such and such. but David McGruder again.

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"david mcgruder" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:04 min | 2 years ago

"david mcgruder" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Drugs White House Kerry bridges was in the same grade as Keith it's been garden they've been in school together since junior high she says when she and her classmates heard the news about Keefe really. not why would he sell drugs Kerry says that was actually pretty common at their school but the bigger question for Kerry and a lot of kids at the time was why would he sell drugs in front of the White House in downtown Washington DC fancy and for the most part white DC miles away from where any of them live that was the location and we would like you idiot like come one dude like. what and why because that's not where normal transactions will take place Blake. in the end and I was in a drug dealer by any stretch of the imagination but I'm like I don't think I knew anyone who would. do that in that location. the Spingarn student body was almost entirely black most kids lived in neighborhoods where the poverty rate was a double or triple the national average these were places unlike the blocks around the White House where crack really did seem to leave no one out of harm's way in one way or another my mother at the time was on drugs which is why Cary lived with her grandmother one of Carey's uncles struggled with drugs to one of my favorite uncles he had it from when I was told smoked so much crack he passed away behind the wheel of the car. we were surrounded by just the usage the selling. you saw it pretty consistently here's David McGruder again keeps friend who played on the Spingarn basketball team you would see someone morning to do. crazy intense labor for minuscule payment and you knew what it was they just want to hit you know and some very. salacious things would take place that were mind boggling to us is Kate very very are rated hard core are reduced stuff but I mean you you saw sexual things you you heard of sexual propositions. at the time a lot of people believed crack was causing the K. in neighborhoods like the one David and Keith lived in the bush administration released a policy brief the same day he gave his speech that said quote crack is responsible for the fact that vast patches of the American urban landscape are rapidly deteriorating but historian Donna Murch says the drugs were getting the blame for economic problems that were already there the nineteen eighties as a period when you have serious recessions ever suffered in the cities on social welfare programs are being cut and you simultaneously had the loss of manufacturing jobs it was just a really really devastating.

Keith Kerry White House Washington DC Blake. Cary Carey David McGruder Kate Donna Murch Keefe Spingarn
"david mcgruder" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:07 min | 2 years ago

"david mcgruder" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Keith Jackson's trial when these even tougher on drugs policies had only recently been put in place you can just start to see the shape of things to come at that time they were just funneling. a million of these things three the federal court. you weren't hearing about these cases in terms of. here's somebody who got caught with a little bitty bag of crack you know something the size of your left molar they went to prison for ten years and if we keep this up we're gonna put a generation of young black men in prison. keep Jackson was released from prison in nineteen ninety eight I spent months trying to reach him to see what's happened since I tried old numbers I sent him letters eventually I did talk to some of his family found out he has a job in an office but that was about it and then keep called me one night to say he didn't want to be interviewed he wants to move on with his life understandable but there are so many Keith Jackson's out there or I should say in there so many young men of color charged with low level drug sales and put behind bars for a very long time. you guys will have to suffice gracious and merciful lord we thank you for this day for this gathering for this mini reunion of spring on family and friends log now we ask that you bless this food at the mini reunion of students and teachers of Spingarn high school where Keith Jackson went people bow their heads and said grace before they dug into the pot luck everyone I talked to over the Turkey burgers and deviled eggs have a story about how zero tolerance drug policies and mandatory minimum sentences had affected them one form it takes even the people that are missing from their reunions and many reunions keep Jackson and lots of others it was difficult to see someone. in our neighborhood and then the next week you're lying Hey what happened such and such. but David McGruder again keep.

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"david mcgruder" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:57 min | 2 years ago

"david mcgruder" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The been in school together since junior high she says when she and her classmates heard the news about Keefe. what do you do that not why would he sell drugs Kerry says that was actually pretty common at their school but the bigger question for Kerry and a lot of kids at the time was why would he sell drugs in front of the White House in downtown Washington DC fancy and for the most part white DC miles away from where any of them live that was the location and we would like you idiot like come one dude like. what and why because that's not where normal transactions what they play you flake. and I and I wasn't as a drug dealer by any stretch of the imagination but I'm like I don't think I knew anyone who would. do that in that location. the Spingarn student body was almost entirely black most kids lived in neighborhoods where the poverty rate was a double or triple the national average these were places unlike the blocks around the White House where crack really did seem to leave no one out of harm's way in one way or another my mother at the time was on drugs which is why Cary lived with her grandmother one of Carey's uncles struggled with drugs to one of my favorite uncles he had it from when I was told smoked so much crack. the way behind the wheel of a car. we were surrounded by just the usage the selling. you saw it pretty consistently here's David McGruder again keeps friend who played on the Spingarn basketball team you would see someone wanting to do. crazy intense flavor for minuscule payment and you know what it was they just want to hear you know and some very. salacious things would take place. that were are mind boggling to us is kids very very are rated hard core are reduced stuff but I mean you saw sexual things you you heard of sexual propositions. at the time a lot of people believed crack was causing the K. in neighborhoods like the one David and Keith lived in the bush administration released a policy brief the same day he gave his speech that said quote crack is responsible for the fact that vast patches of the American urban landscape are rapidly deteriorating but historian Donna Murch says the drugs were getting the blame for economic problems that were already there the nineteen eighties as a period when you have serious recessions that are suffered in the cities on social welfare programs are being cut and you simultaneously had the loss of manufacturing jobs it was just a really really.

Keefe. Kerry White House Washington DC Cary Carey David McGruder Donna Murch Spingarn Keith
"david mcgruder" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

03:00 min | 2 years ago

"david mcgruder" Discussed on KCRW

"Been garden they've been in school together since junior high she says when she and her classmates heard the news about Keefe relate what do you do that not why would he sell drugs Kerry says that was actually pretty common at their school but the bigger question for Kerry and a lot of kids at the time was why would he sell drugs in front of the White House in downtown Washington DC fancy and for the most part white DC miles away from where any of them live that was the location and we would like you idiot like come one dude like. what and why because that's not where normal transactions will take place Blake. at the end and I and I wasn't as a drug dealer by any stretch of the imagination but I'm like I don't think I knew anyone who would. do that in that location. the Spingarn student body was almost entirely black most kids lived in neighborhoods where the poverty rate was a double or triple the national average these were places unlike the blocks around the White House where crack really did seem to leave no one out of harm's way in one way or another my mother at the time was on drugs which is why Cary lived with her grandmother one of Carey's uncles struggled with drugs to one of my favorite uncles he head from when I was told smoked so much crack he passed away behind the wheel of the car. we were surrounded by just the usage the selling. you saw it pretty consistently here's David McGruder again Keith friend who played on the Spingarn basketball team you would feed someone wanting to do. crazy intense labor for minuscule payment and you know what it was they just want to hit you know and some very. salacious things would take place that were are mind boggling to us is kids very very are rated hard core are reduced stuff but I mean you you saw factual things you you heard of sexual propositions. at the time a lot of people believed crack was causing the K. in neighborhoods like the one David and Keith lived in the bush administration released a policy brief the same day he gave his speech that said quote crack is responsible for the fact that vast patches of the American urban landscape are rapidly deteriorating but historian Donna Murch says the drugs were getting the blame for economic problems that were already there the nineteen eighties as a period when you have serious recessions that are suffered in the cities on social welfare programs are being cut and you simultaneously had the loss of manufacturing jobs it was just a really really devastating.

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"david mcgruder" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

03:04 min | 2 years ago

"david mcgruder" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Drugs why house Kerry bridges was in the same grade as Keith it's been guard they've been in school together since junior high she says when she and her classmates heard the news about Keefe like. what do you do that not why would he sell drugs Kerry says that was actually pretty common at their school but the bigger question for Kerry and a lot of kids at the time was why would he sell drugs in front of the White House in downtown Washington DC fancy and for the most part white DC miles away from where any of them live that was the location and we would like you idiot like come one dude like. what and why because that's not where normal transactions what they play you flake. in the end I wasn't as a drug dealer by any stretch of the imagination but I'm like I don't think I knew anyone who would. do that in that location. the Spingarn student body was almost entirely black most kids lived in neighborhoods where the poverty rate was a double or triple the national average these were places unlike the blocks around the White House where crack really did seem to leave no one out of harm's way in one way or another my mother at the time was on drugs which is why Cary lived with her grandmother one of Carey's uncles struggled with drugs to one of my favorite uncles he had from when I was told smoked so much crack he passed away behind the wheel of the car. we were surrounded by just the usage the selling. you saw it pretty consistently here's David McGruder again keeps friend who played on the Spingarn basketball team you would see someone wanting to do. crazy intense labor for minuscule payment and you know what it was they just want to hit you know and some very. fallacious things would take place that were mind boggling to us is key very very are rated hard core are reduced stuff but I mean he he thought sexual things you you heard of sexual propositions. at the time a lot of people believed crack was causing the K. in neighborhoods like the one David and Keith lived in the bush administration released a policy brief the same day he gave his speech that said quote crack is responsible for the fact that vast patches of the American urban landscape are rapidly deteriorating but historian Donna Murch says the drugs were getting the blame for economic problems that were already there the nineteen eighties as a period when you have serious recessions that are suffered in the cities on social welfare programs are being cut and you simultaneously had the loss of manufacturing jobs it was just a really really devastating.

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"david mcgruder" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:50 min | 3 years ago

"david mcgruder" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Not. Why would he sell drugs curious that was actually pretty common at their school? But the bigger question for Kerry and a lot of kids at the time was why would he sell drugs in front of the White House in downtown Washington DC fancy and for the most part white DC miles away from where any of them live that was the location. We were like you idiot. Like come on, dude. Like. And why because that's not where normal transactions when please lake at an and I wasn't a drug dealer by any stretch of the imagination. But I'm like, I don't think I knew anyone who would. Do that in that location? The spin garden student body was almost entirely black. Most kids lived in neighborhoods where the poverty rate was double or triple the national average these were places unlike the blocks around the White House, where crack really did seem to leave. No one out of harm's way, in one way, or another my mother at the time was on drugs, which is why carry lived with her grandmother. One of Carey's uncles struggled with drugs to one of my favorite uncles. He had from when I was told smoked so much crack he passed away behind the wheel of the car. We were surrounded by just the usage the selling. You saw it pretty consistently. Here's David mcgruder, again, Keith's friend who played on the spin garden basketball team. You would see someone wanting to do. Crazy intense labor for miniscule payment. And you knew what it was. They just wanna hit you know, and some very. Salacious things would take place. That were mind boggling to us as kids very, very r rated hardcore R rated stuff, but I mean, you saw sexual things you you heard of sexual propositions. At the time. A lot of people believed crack was causing the cave in neighborhoods like the one David and Keith lived in the Bush administration released a policy brief the same day. He gave his speech that said, quote, crack is responsible for the fact that vast patches of the American urban landscape are rapidly deteriorating. But historian, Don emerge says the drugs were getting the blame for economic problems that were already there. The nineteen eighties is a period when you have serious recessions that are suffered in the cities social welfare programs for being cut, and you simultaneously had the loss of manufacturing jobs. It was just a really really.

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"david mcgruder" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:03 min | 3 years ago

"david mcgruder" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The White House carry bridges was in the same grade as kief it's been guard. They've been in school together since junior high. She says when she and her classmates heard the news about kief, we're like how do that not? Why would he sell drugs carry says that was actually pretty common at their school? But the bigger question for Kerry and a lot of kids at the time was why would he sell drugs in front of the White House in downtown Washington DC fancy and for the most part white DC miles away from where any of them live that was the location. We were like you idiot come on do like. And why because that's not where normal transactions take place like, and I wasn't a drug dealer by any stretch of the imagination. But I'm like, I don't think I knew anyone who would. Do that in that location? The spin garden student body was almost entirely black. Most kids lived in neighborhoods where the poverty rate was double or triple the national average these were places unlike the blocks around the White House, where crack really did seem to leave. No one out of harm's way, and one way or another my mother at the time was on drugs, which is why carry lived with her grandmother. One of carries uncles struggled with drugs to one of my favorite uncle, he had from what I was told smoked so much crack he passed away behind the wheel of the car move or some day by just the you said the selling. You saw pretty consistently. Here's David mcgruder, again, Keith's friend who played on the spin garden basketball team. You would see someone wanting to do. Crazy intense labor for miniscule payment. And you knew what it was. They just wanna hit you know, and some very. Salacious things would take place that were mind boggling to us as kids very very r rated hardcore R rated stuff, but I mean, you saw sexual things you you heard of sexual propositions. At the time. A lot of people believed crack with causing decay and neighborhoods like the one David Keith lived in the Bush administration released a policy brief the same day. He gave his speech that said, quote, crack is responsible for the fact that vast patches of the American urban landscape are rapidly deteriorating. But historian, Don emerge says the drugs were getting the blame for economic problems that were already there. The nineteen eighties is a period when you have serious recessions that are suffered in the city's social welfare programs are being cut a new simultaneously had the loss of manufacturing jobs. It was just a really really devastating.

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"david mcgruder" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:40 min | 3 years ago

"david mcgruder" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Spin guard right around the time that a student a senior an eighteen year old named Keith Jackson just didn't show up for class one day. David mcgruder was a junior getting ready for basketball practice when he heard something had happened. I could see my teammates huddled around and conversing about something. And I was like. So you heard about Keith Keith Jackson. David was close to Keith's, brother. He'd always liked kief. So is ears. Perked up immediately thought the worst unfortunate where speed his demise. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. So somewhat a pessimist, but his teammates were like, no, no, no. He's he's not dead. He was caught over Lafayette Park. You know, the president this drug sale. Yeah. That drug sale. By all accounts. Keith was a quiet guy. People. I talked to remember him as a fiddler of pencils. A lover of basketball, usually wearing a sweat suit. His mom worked two jobs for office cleaning companies his dad was out of the picture. He lived mostly with his grandparents he was known to be sweet unassuming, low key. And then one day on September twenty six nineteen Eighty-nine Keith Jackson disappeared from school. And he never came back. I was in my government class. Everyone was Keith got arrested drugs..

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"david mcgruder" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:04 min | 3 years ago

"david mcgruder" Discussed on KQED Radio

"So drugs, the White House Kerry bridges was in the same grade as kief it's been guard. They've been in school together since junior high. She says when she and her classmates heard the news about Keith. Holiday do that. Not. Why would he sell drugs? Carey says that was actually pretty common at their school. But the bigger question for Kari and a lot of kids at the time was why would he sell drugs in front of the White House in downtown Washington DC fancy and for the most part white DC miles away from where any of them live that was the location, and we were like you idiot. Like come on, dude. Like. And why because that's not where normal transactions with plays like an and I wasn't a drug dealer by any stretch of the imagination. But I'm like, I don't think I knew anyone who would. Do that in that location? The spin garden student body, it was almost entirely black. Most kids lived in neighborhoods where the poverty rate was double or triple the national average these were places unlike the blocks around the White House, where crack really did seem to leave. No one out of harm's way, in one way, or another my mother at the time was on drugs, which is why carry lived with her grandmother one of carries. Uncle struggled with drugs to one of my favorite uncle 's he had from when I was told smoked so much crack he passed away behind the wheel of the car. We were some rally day by just the you said the selling. You saw pretty consistently. Here's David mcgruder, again, Keith's friend who played on the spin garden basketball team. You would see someone wanting to do. Crazy intense labor for miniscule payment. And you knew what it was. They just wanna hit you know, and some very. Salacious things would take place that were mind boggling to us as kids very, very r rated hardcore are rita's stuff. But I mean, you saw sexual things you you heard of sexual propositions. At the time. A lot of people believed crack was causing decay and neighborhoods like the one David and Keith lived in the Bush administration released a policy brief the same day. He gave his speech that said, quote, crack is responsible for the fact that vast patches of the American urban landscape are rapidly deteriorating. But historian, Don emerge says the drugs, we're getting the blame for economic problems that were already there. The nineteen eighties is a period when you have serious recessions that are suffered in the city's social welfare programs are being cut, and you simultaneously had the loss of manufacturing jobs. It was just a really.

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"david mcgruder" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

01:48 min | 3 years ago

"david mcgruder" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Eighties and early nineties. Most of them were at spin guard right around the time that a student a senior an eighteen year old named Keith Jackson just didn't show up for class one day. David mcgruder was a junior getting ready for basketball practice when he heard something happened. I could see my teammates huddled around and conversing about something. And I was like. You heard about Keith Keith Jackson. David was close to Keith's, brother. He'd always liked kief. So is yours. Perked up immediately thought the worst unfortunate worst being his demise. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. So somewhat pessimists, but his teammates were like, no, no, no. He's not. He's not dead. He was caught over Lafayette Park. You know, the president did this drug sale. Yeah. That drug sale. By all accounts. Keith was a quiet guy. People. I talked to remember him as a fiddler of pencils. A lover of basketball, usually wearing a sweatsuit his mom worked two jobs for office cleaning companies his dad was out of the picture. He lived mostly with his grandparents he was known to be sweet unassuming, low key. And then one day on September twenty six nine hundred eighty nine Keith Jackson disappeared from school, and he never came back. Government class. Everyone was Keith got arrested.

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"david mcgruder" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

03:00 min | 3 years ago

"david mcgruder" Discussed on KCRW

"Been guard. They'd been in school together since junior high. She says when she and her classmates heard the news about kief. Holiday do that. Not. Why would he sell drugs? Carey says that was actually pretty common at their school. But the bigger question for Kerry and a lot of kids at the time was why would he sell drugs in front of the White House in downtown Washington DC fancy and for the most part white DC miles away from where any of them live that was the location, and we were like you idiot. Like come on, dude. Like. And why because that's not where normal transactions would take place like an and I wasn't a drug dealer by any stretch of the imagination. But I'm like, I don't think I knew anyone who would. Do that in that location? The spin garden student body, it was almost entirely black. Most kids lived in neighborhoods where the poverty rate was double or triple the national average these were places unlike the blocks around the White House, where crack really did seem to leave. No one out of harm's way, in one way, or another my mother at the time was on drugs, which is why carry lived with her grandmother. One of carries uncles struggled with drugs to one of my favorite uncles. He had from when I was told smoked so much crack he passed away behind the wheel of the car. We were surrounded by just the usage the selling. You saw it pretty consistently. Here's David mcgruder, again, Keith's friend who played on the spin garden basketball team. You would see someone wanting to do. Crazy intense labor for miniscule payment. And you knew what it was. They just wanna hit you know, and some very. Salacious things would take place that were a mind boggling to us as kids very, very R. Rated hardcore R rated stuff. But I mean, you saw sexual things you you heard of sexual propositions. At the time. A lot of people believed crack with causing decay and neighborhoods like the one David and Keith lived in the Bush administration released a policy brief the same day. He gave his speech that said, quote, crack is responsible for the fact that vast patches of the American urban landscape are rapidly deteriorating. But historian, Don emerge says the drugs were getting the blame for economic problems that were already there. The nineteen eighties is a period when you have serious recessions that are suffered in the cities social welfare programs are being cut, and you simultaneously had the loss of manufacturing jobs. It was just a really really devastating.

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"david mcgruder" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:59 min | 3 years ago

"david mcgruder" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Guard. They'd been in school together since junior high. She says when she and her classmates heard the news about kief. What do that not? Why would he sell drugs? Carey says that was actually pretty common at their school. But the bigger question for Kerry and a lot of kids at the time was why would he sell drugs in front of the White House in downtown Washington DC fancy and for the most part white DC miles away from where any of them live that was the location. We were like you idiot like coma. One do like. And why because that's not where normal transactions with please like at and I wasn't a drug dealer by any stretch of the imagination. But I'm like, I don't think I knew anyone who would. Do that in that location? The spin garden student body, it was almost entirely black. Most kids lived in neighborhoods where the poverty rate was double or triple the national average these were places unlike the blocks around the White House, where crack really did seem to leave. No one out of harm's way, in one way or another mother at the time was on drugs, which is why carry lived with her grandmother. One of Carey's uncles struggled with drugs to one of my favorite uncle 's he had from when I was told smoked so much crack he passed away behind the wheel of the car. We were surrounded by just the usage the selling. You saw it pretty consistently. Here's David mcgruder, again, Keith's friend who played on the spin garden basketball team. You would see someone wanting to do. Crazy intense labor for miniscule payment. And you knew what it was. They just wanna hit you know, and some very. Fallacious things would take place that were mind boggling to us as kids very very r rated hardcore R rated stuff, but I mean, you saw sexual things you you heard of sexual propositions. At the time. A lot of people believed crack with causing the cave in neighborhoods like the one David and Keith lived in the Bush administration released a policy brief the same day. He gave his speech that said, quote, crack is responsible for the fact that vast patches of the American urban landscape are rapidly deteriorating. But historian, Don emerge says the drugs were getting the blame for economic problems that were already there the nineteen eighties is a period when who have serious recessions that are suffered in the city's social welfare programs are being cut a new simultaneously had the loss of manufacturing jobs. It was just a really really devastating.

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