Category ‘Harm City: How Baltimore Lost The War on Drugs

‘Harm City: How Baltimore Lost The War on Drugs” (1993), Chapter Three

                     CHAPTER THREE: ZONE ONE — NO PLACE TO BE STRAIGHT Baltimore city health officials say there are at least 50,000 addicts of all kinds in the city.  Heroin addicts, 20,000 to 25,000 of those, need doses of their favorite drug several times a day, seven days a week.   Cocaine users, the hard-core addicts and […]

‘Harm City: How Baltimore Lost The War on Drugs (1993), Chapter Two

                                                 CHAPTER TWO: THE DOSSIER      It’s 8:30 p.m. on another steaming June night in East Baltimore. Inside the Eastern Police District’s second-floor squad room, the Zone Rangers put on their Kevlar vests and check the clips on their 9-mm Glock semi-automatics as they get ready to execute Search and Seizure Warrant 171 — a […]

‘Harm City: How Baltimore Lost The War on Drugs” (1993), Chapter One

‘Harm City: How The Drug War Is Being Fought And Lost in Baltimore Copyright April 1993 By S. M. Khalid and Garland L. Thompson PROLOGUE: A HERO COP DIES AN UGLY DEATH It took just 8.2 seconds for Marcellus Ward, a hero cop, to die at the hands of a drug dealer wielding a .357 […]