Drugs, Inc. - Wasted in Seattle
When Todd, a representative from one supremacist prison gang, entered Seattle the city was basically prepared for "harvest." He immediately began imposing a street tax on the drug dealers. Not everybody was cheerful about this new arrangement and one dealer caught Todd off guard. However, realizing how comfortably gang members like Todd inaugurate themselves, organized crime syndicates started to penetrate this liberal city. The most effective and authoritative crime group is the Mexican Cartels.
The flow of new criminals is building violent rivalry on the pavement. To stay competent, Seattle dealers have joined together to make their own criminal organizations.
Ozu supplies Gator and other city swindlers with crack. He has to be 100% sure that his product is better than the other ones on the street. As the crack solidifies, Ozu cautiously extracts his priceless commodity, assuring not to waste any of his earnings. $2,000 of cocaine is converted into a crack biscuit with a street price of $4,000. With the crack divided into smaller batches, Ozu rides into the city to distribute his product.
Gator then cracks the crack into street bargains. The most wanted seller on Seattle streets is the $20 batch. Gator sells drugs very openly, even in front of the police. One of the most productive drug markets in the city is Belltown. In Belltown's streets you find all social, economic, and ethnic groups. Dee was a millionaire with several profitable businesses until he found crack. Dee now most of the time is high on crack, marching from dealer to dealer, sometimes not sleeping for days.
Seattle's Police Department has long been fighting the city's transparent drug trade. Being impotent to incarcerate their way out of the situation of constant low-level drug trade that infects Belltown, the city has been compelled to look for other possible solutions. Police are trying out a new program that they hope will eliminate repeat offending. Available only in United States.
Thank-you to Mayor Murray for helping to turn Seattle into junkie town USA. Needles everywhere you walk, broken glass all over the streets from cars being broken into every night. Call the police and if they show up an hour later they do nothing. The last time we called them they wouldn't even get out of their patrol car. Stay away this city is for junkies and drug dealers only, if you have kids get away as fast as you can !
Lol wow. Funny to see Tattoo Todd on this. Not one bit of anything he says is true besides him being locked up witch happen because of his mouth and I really doubt he even went to prison. If I can remember correctly they had to put him in some kind of solitary confinement for his protection "kinda like they do to child molesters "so everyone he rated on wouldn't hurt him. But for his story his some what correct in a way. The city is nothing like all these other small town citys that have gangs running around where they charge people for selling on a block and controlling them. There are gangs but your not gonna see a bunch of gang activity because it's so small. Unless you go down to pierce county over in Tacoma. It's peaceful here and im sure that's how everyone wants it to stay. There ain't no one like Todd up here collecting money from dealers that sell on the street. I dont know if the show put him up to that story or what but it's ridiculous.
I lived in Vancouver for 4 years - drug-ridden, incredibly corrupt police, people shooting up in the street a regular scene. I never visited Seattle though... has anyone lived in both cities, and can provide a comparison? My boyfriend is from Seattle. I won't go there LOL - I'm terrified of a repeat of my 3 months of madness episode in Vancouver. He's moving to Philly <3
Informative film. Well done. The drug scene is an ugly world. I'm glad it's not my scene.
The scum of the earth for all to see and I could not watch it!
The US government has everything to gain by encouraging dope sales from coast to coast. A stoned population is easy to control and most people are stupid and go along with the scam!
I lived in Seattle from the late 80's until the turn of the millennium. Wonderful city.
Arts, museums, great restaurants, good people, nature, fabulous dive bars, night life, very groovy bars & hang outs, decent people, architecture, great coffee, a plethora of delicious microbrews, amazing out door environment (the rain & clouds are a little tiresome in the winter months), beauty, history, out door activities, spectacular scenery, plenty of work, friendly people, music mecca, diverse neighborhoods, fabulous vintage shops, northwest local, mountains, lakes, rivers, ocean, good friends, fantastic fresh seafood, great sailing, kayaking, boating, intelligent people, solid university, groovy futuristic atmosphere, the Space Needle, Bumbershoot, Monorail, useful & functional World's Fair Grounds that still provide a valuable service to the community, (I think the only World's Fair Grounds that still function as such), Pike Place Market (the oldest continuously operating farmers owned market in the U.S.), fashion/clothing design centre (ex-wife was a fashion designer), ground zero for countless successful start-up companies, the home of several friends of mine including the effervescent drummer (Jason Finn) for the iconoclastic band: "The Presidents of the United States of America". Oh, did I mention the good, decent, intelligent, caring, cool people.
It was for me, a great place to live. Yes, I knew several unfortunate individuals who were drug addicts. Many were friends & some of them worked for me. One of my favorite & regular hang outs after work was the "Comet Tavern" up on Capitol Hill. Couple of pool tables, cheep good beer & a wonderful eclectic mix of characters both in front of & behind the bar. It was "Cheers" for the 80's & 90's grunge scene & everyone knew your name & was your friend. The iconic signage & front of this establishment can be seen in a few of the shots in this doc.
Of course things change over time & many for the worse, but my overall impression was that this great city was no more afflicted with crime & drugs than any other major American city. Perhaps even less so. Just like the countless visitors to New York or Chicago who are horrified, (insert your choice of favorite city here) there are just as many who vehemently defend their great city.
Seattle: Great place to visit, even better place to live.
A very interesting picture of the drug situation in Seattle, worth watching and maybe even show to teens so they don't fall in the hard drugs trap. A dealer saying one dose of crack cocaine or heroine gets you hooked for life might bear more credibility than mom and dad saying so.
Seattle is messed up lol :) Interesting documentary anyhow
LOL silly me! I thought this was a story about Todd, the white supremacist gang member. Oh I'm so confused now!
Oh yeah, it was funny seeing the crack dealer drving down the freeway to a deal with his bank robber bandana on @ 7:00. I laughed and laughed!!!!