RARA-AVIS: Has Dope (as in drugs) changed noir and PI?

From: Bludis Jack ( buildsnburns@yahoo.com)
Date: 06 Apr 2007

I think so. Organized crime, semi-organized crime, disorganized crime, and drug dealing has made the PI as we knew him or her, almost obsolete on the mean streets.

In today's drug plagued cities, nobody gets a warning such as the one Sam Spade got and the ones that Phillip Marlowe got on a regular basis. They just kill the snoop--not to mention the witnesses and sometimes the cops who are getting to close to pinning something on the local fief ruler.

The semi-misleading subject "Has Dope Changed Noir," inspired this post.


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