The Crooks Get Cash While the Poor Get Screwed by Chris Hedges

by Chris Hedges
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Dandelion Salad
Truthdig
July 6, 2009

Tearyan Brown became a father when he was 16. He did what a lot of inner-city kids desperate to make money do. He sold drugs. He was arrested and sent to jail three years later for dealing marijuana and PCP on the streets of Trenton, N.J., mostly to white kids driving in from the suburbs. It was a job which saw him robbed at gunpoint and stabbed in the chest. But it made him about $1,400 a week.

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