MANNERS & MORALS: Americana

MANNERS & MORALS

¶ New York City police picked up the youngest dope addict they had ever found, an eight-year-old Bronx boy, who confessed to smoking marijuana cigarettes. His story led police to a dozen other child addicts (heroin as well as marijuana). In the lower Bronx, the dope users are classed by age as "seniors" (16-18 years), "juniors" (13-15), and "midgets" (11-12). They buy from peddlers who refuse to sell to anyone older than 18 lest he turn out to be a detective. ¶ Sweaters have been bursting into flame all over...

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