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Resource ID: #22704
Subject: Drugs
Source: Chicago Tribune
Date: 07/22/2007



"According to federal data, blacks make up just 13 percent of the nation's illicit drug users, but they are 32 percent of those arrested for drug violations and 53 percent of those incarcerated in state prisons for drug crimes. ... The story explains why such disparities exist by examining the different ways drugs are sold in urban areas compared with suburban areas, and the different ways law enforcement respond to drug crimes in those areas."

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