I said, "Look, we got all of our drug and gun interdiction task forces in all the urban areas. Miami, Seattle, Washington. But they were all urban areas we were focusing on." I said, "Don't they use drugs in Potomac, Maryland? Don't they use them in Silver Spring or other maybe more affluent locations?" He said, "Yes Fogg. As a matter of fact, they use them probably more. They got the better stuff. But if we go out there and start to lock those folks up, throw flash bangs [grenades] in their homes, run through their houses, do all of the things we do in our enforcement operations do you know what will happen? We will get a phone call and they will shut our operations down. And there goes your overtime... Let's just go to the weakest link and get our numbers up."—Matthew Fogg
|Former DEA agent, Matthew Fogg.|
Meet Matthew Fogg, whose exploits led him to be nicknamed "Batman." When he noticed that all of his team's drug raids were in black areas, he suggested doing the same in the suburbs. His boss didn't take kindly to the idea.
Matthew Fogg On Unequal Policing
Matthew Fogg: I was told not to enforce drug laws in white areas.