Investigation: Burying the DOJ Drug Report

Burying the DOJ Drug Report

The Department of Justice is supposed to pursue the truth. It may have, but it certainly isn't going to publish it soon. Last December, the DOJ announced with great fanfare that it would finally reveal the results of an investigation into allegations that the U.S. government, and in particular the Central Intelligence Agency, collaborated with drug smugglers to funnel cocaine into inner-city neighborhoods. Many of those claims had been laid out in a three-part series in the San Jose Mercury News in 1996. The most outrageous allegations were later proved wrong, and the reporter who wrote the story, Gary Webb, resigned....

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