#TakeoverLAPD Film Screening & Discussion with Freeway Rick Ross Tuesday, 7/14/15

Tuesday, July 14th, 7PM – Take Over LAPD Headquarters, 100 West Spring Street between Spring and Main
Featuring a Discussion with Freeway Rick Ross and a Screening of “Freeway: Crack in the System”

The real Rick Ross is not a rapper. He’s an urban legend in South Central LA, a famous figure whom most people have never seen, but know by name and reputation. He’s “Freeway” Rick Ross, the man who stood at the center of the crack epidemic, and whose name has been inextricably linked to the CIA-Contra-Cocaine connection. His story defies all odds and stereotypes and proves that truth is indeed stranger than fiction. FREEWAY: CRACK IN THE SYSTEM tells the story of broken dreams, drug dealers, dirty cops, and government complicity-more compelling than fiction.  It’s the real story behind America’s longest war. This documentary by award-winning filmmaker Marc Levin (SLAM, Mr. Untouchable, Brick City) exposes how the infiltration of crack cocaine destroyed neighborhoods across the country. At the center of it all is the rise, fall and redemption of Freeway Rick Ross, who became the King of Crack, and journalist Gary Webb, who broke the story of the CIA’s complicity in the drug war. Featuring exclusive interviews with Freeway Rick Ross and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Gary Webb, his source Coral Baca, former Los Angeles Deputy Sheriff Roberto Juarez, drug trafficker Julio Zavala and many more.

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