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The Crux is a story about the civil rights struggle and America at the edge of revolution told through a captivating whodunit. Like Serial, Making a Murderer or The People vs OJ Simpson, The Crux is a murder mystery: Who really killed Martin Luther King? Was it the government conspiracy that Coretta Scott King, the King children, and everyone in King's inner circle say it was? Or was it who the FBI named, a petty criminal named James Earl Ray?
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Season 2, episode 5
Reagan is forced back in front of the American people to confess yet more after the first, partial Iran-Contra investigation releases its findings in early 1987. But quietly, another Senate investigation, led by a young John Kerry, is amassing evidence of widespread cocaine trafficking by Reagan's Contras.
Meanwhile, Reagan is revving up his War on Drugs by targeting black users of a new drug, crack cocaine. The drug "war" sets the United States on its course to become the most incarcerated nation on earth.
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