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The politics of drug busts

At just before 9 PM last Friday night, the Chicago Police Department sent out an e-mail announcing the “takedown” of a drug market at Ohio and Hamlin in west Humboldt Park. It was an unusual time to announce the successful conclusion of a two-month undercover investigation, though, by an odd coincidence, it was right in the middle of an area I’d profiled in a Reader story published the day before.
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