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June 11, 2019  
President Trump and his administration keep pushing people to the brink and even beyond it with harebrained policies and a level of pervasive irrationality not seen before in government. Yet, for all the barking at it, there is remarkable restraint. Or, is an uprising inevitable?
 
Frank Lucas and Nicky Barnes, the undisputed kingpins of the drug trade in black and brown America, are both dead now, as are hundreds of communities and tens of thousands of lives obliterated by their "trade." Popular folklore accords them movie-star status, but it should never be forgotten that they and others they grandfathered into the "business" were agents of genocide.
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