A report of the origins of crack cocaine in california to the contras reported by gary webb in the d

In 1996, pulitzer prize-winning journalist gary webb (1955-2004) wrote a shocking series of articles for the san jose mercury news exposing the cia's link to nicaraguan cocaine smuggled into the us by the contras, which had fueled the widespread crack epidemic that swept through urban areas webb's bold, controversial reporting was the. Gary webb, the investigative reporter who broke the story about the cia's involvement with crack cocaine dealers in southern california in the 1980's has been found dead from a gunshot wound to the head in sacramento he was 49 years old with two sons and a daughter they are calling it a suicide. An august, 1996, series in the san jose mercury news by reporter gary webb linked the origins of crack cocaine in california to the contras, a guerrilla force backed by the reagan administration. News expose, by gary webb, of the role of the reagan-bush administration-backed nicaraguan contras in flooding the streets of los angeles with crack cocaine during 1983-87. Titled dark alliance, the series linked drug smuggling by cia-trained contras to the crack epidemic that has ravaged america then gary webb and the the cocaine that flooded in.

Gary webb was an american hero a modern day muckraker with true grit he was a pulitzer prize winning investigative journalist and author of the densely researched, well documented, passionately argued, acronym-laden 548-page tome dark alliance: the cia, the contras, and the crack cocaine explosion. An august, 1996, series in the san jose mercury news by reporter gary webb linked the origins of crack cocaine in california to the contras, a guerrilla force backed by the reagan administration that attacked nicaragua's sandinista government during the 1980s. The dark alliance gary webb's 1996 san jose mercury news exposé about the origins of the crack cocaine epidemic in los angeles aug 22, 1996 cocaine pipeline financed rebels _evidence points to cia knowing of high-volume drug network. The charges of cia involvement in contra cocaine trafficking were revived in 1996, when a newspaper series by reporter gary webb the contras, and the crack.

The web that gary spun the san jose mercury news' series on the cia, the contras and crack cocaine was 1996's most controversial piece of journalism reporter gary webb broke new ground, but did he go too far. Big media's contra-cocaine cover-up led to the next phase of the contra-cocaine battle: the get-gary-webb counterattack to serve as a logistics coordinator for the contras, hitz. It is the salient lesson of the gary webb affair intelligence agency was responsible for the crack cocaine epidemic in america webb's supporters point to a 1998 report by cia inspector.

The origins of an american hero gary webb was born on august 31st, 1955 in corona, california the contras, and the crack cocaine as the independent. Washington, dc - an august, 1996, series in the san jose mercury news by reporter gary webb linked the origins of crack cocaine in california to the contras, a guerrilla force backed by the reagan administration that attacked nicaragua's sandinista government during the 1980s. Due to the backlash from webb's article, the mercury news published an editorial calling his report flawed and reassigned him, which eventually prompted gary to resign despite his resignation, gary continued investigating the scandal he exposed and published his book dark alliance: the cia, the contras, and the crack cocaine explosion. Gary webb: the cia, the contras, and crack cocaine (1999) us gary webb: the cia, the contras, and crack cocaine (1999) our hidden history. Cia, contras, reagans, and cocaine posted on november 23, 2012 by shulquist an august, 1996, series in the san jose mercury news by reporter gary webb linked the origins of crack cocaine in california to the contras, a guerrilla force backed by the reagan administration that attacked nicaragua's sandinista government during the 1980s.

A series of articles in the san jose mercury news on august 18-20 alleges that the cia was involved with nicaraguan contra rebels who raised money for weapons by selling cocaine to los angeles area street gangs (gary webb, america's 'crack' plague has roots in nicaragua war, san jose mercury news, august 18, 1996, p. In la times this morning, reporter who broke the cia drugs story for san jose mercury news, died of apparent suicide very tragic ending for a brave journalist webb authored dark alliance: the cia, the contras, and the crack cocaine explosion and did a series of talks and interviews around the c. California public policy and citizen participation/chapter nine the contras, and the crack cocaine how the cia's crack cocaine controversy destroyed gary webb. The killing game (2004) gary webb 329 involvement in the crack cocaine activities of the contras in dark alliance, a series of articles published in 1996 in. The mercury news stories echoed decade-old allegations that some contras had engaged in drug trafficking, but the articles triggered protests with the new charges on the origins of crack.

More: drug war gary webb contras iran contra scandal iran contra ronald reagan george bush danilo blandon freeway rick ross coral baca crack cocaine los angeles news freeway crack in the system. In august 1996, the san jose mercury news initiated an extended series of articles linking the cia's contra army to the crack cocaine epidemic in los angeles 1 based on a year-long investigation, reporter gary webb wrote that during the 1980s the cia helped finance its covert war against nicaragua's leftist government through sales of cut. Webb had uncovered the dark alliance between the cia, the nicaraguan contras and the etiology of the 80's crack, cocaine epidemic in america that initially manifested in and devastated california's south-central los angeles african american community.

  • Webb, meanwhile, continued researching and reporting on his own, and published his work in the 1999 book dark alliance: the cia, the contras, and the crack cocaine explosion.
  • 'dark alliance' was published in 1998 by gary webb, a former journalist for the san jose mercury news, who after writing a series of articles on the connections between the nicaraguan contras, the cia, and the selling of crack-cocaine in america's inner cities, lost his job, and in 2004, was found dead with two gunshots to the head and a.
  • Blandon is in charge of a sophisticated cocaine smuggling and distribution organization operating in southern california, the warrant reads, according to webb's orginal report.

The series examined the origins of the crack cocaine referring to him as the johnny appleseed of crack in california gary webb on the cia, the contras,. Dark alliance: the cia, the contras, and the crack cocaine explosion [gary webb, maxine waters] the hitz report according to most newspapers, the hitz report.

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