Tuesday, February 26, 2008

What's wrong with police, in a movie:

Frank Lucas (drug lord)

Frank Lucas (born September 9, 1930 in La Grange, North Carolina) and raised in Goldsboro, North Carolina.[1] is a former heroin dealer, murderer, and organized crime boss in Harlem during the late 1960s and early 1970s. He was particularly known for cutting out middlemen in the drug trade and buying heroin directly from his source in Southeast Asia. Frank Lucas is popularly known for smuggling heroin from Vietnam[2] using the coffins of dead American servicemen, [3] a claim his South Asian supplier, Leslie "Ike" Atkinson denies. [4]

American Gangster Movie Trailer

American Gangster (film)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

American Gangster is an Academy Award nominated 2007 crime film written by Steve Zaillian and directed by Ridley Scott. The movie stars Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe. Washington portrays Frank Lucas, a real-life kingpin from Harlem who smuggled heroin into the US on American service planes returning from the Vietnam War. Crowe portrays Richie Roberts, a detective attempting to bring down Lucas' drug empire.[2] Filming was done on location in New York City. American Gangster was released in the United States and Canada on November 2, 2007.

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3/4 of the narcotics officers that were in place to investigate the drug kingpin portrayed in the movie were on the take.

Police can't police police.

There needs to be civilian oversight of police. Otherwise police will target honest, taxpaying, home owning, parents that speak out to clean up what they see as wrong.



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