The War on Drugs, and Militarized Police Departments' Targeting of Black Citizens: the Prequel
Check out this statement from one of Richard Nixon's most infamous enforcers, the late and unlamented John Ehrlichman:
“The Nixon Campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar Left, and Black people. You understand what I'm saying? We knew we couldn't make it illegal to be either against the war or Black. But by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and Blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.”
Let's hope this Nazi scumbag twisted slowly in the wind before he finally died.