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Resource ID: #16037
Subject: Drugs
Source: Detroit News
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Date: Dec. 19-20, 1999

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"The News used computer databases of three years' worth of Detroit crime records to isolate the location (street address) and dates of felony narcotics arrests. The paper identified more than 300 properties that had been the scene of three or more felony arrests during the three-year span. The paper then examined each of the properties to determine: whether drugs still were sold there; who owned the property; what steps police had taken to stem the flow of drugs there; and what role, if any, did Detroit city agencies play in the acquisition, demolition or management of the properties...."

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