You have been deputized

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You turn on the TV in the 1980s and you see a “crack baby”. She’s a shivering, screaming child born “addicted to crack”. She — or other babies like her — play weekly on your nightly news — local and national. She is conflated with the Welfare Queen — another orchestrated lie. But you don’t know that this…