The Boston police department’s drug units are focusing on violent drug dealers in an attempt to cut down violence between them. Criminals with a history of violence or firearms are being focused on, the police are concerned with violence between rival drug gangs.
The drug units use undercover officers who rely on numerous street informants to get information on who’s dealing drugs. The idea is that if the most dangerous criminals can be taken off the street it will reduce violence against the community and other rival dealers. Some detectives believe the economy has led people who have never dealt drugs before into the business.
In Dorchester the drug unit police the streets in undercover vehicles looking for street-level sellers and buyers. The decriminalization of marijuana has also been blamed for more people getting involved in the purchase of drugs and given reason for drug dealers to ramp up their sale of marijuana.
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