Monday, May 30, 2011

Square Grouper

This is a totally fascinating documentary about dope smuggling in the late seventies and eighties in Florida. The term "Square grouper" refers to bails of marijuna that are dumped overboard by fleeing smugglers and later picked up by fishermen. It's made up of three stories. The first involves the Ethopian Zion Coptic church and their beliefs about smoking pot to get closer to God and their practice of smuggling it to everyone. The second story is about some kids who made it good in the business till the feds got them. The final story is about Everglade Town which for a brief while turned from fishing as an industry to dope smuggling. Very thought provoking and amusing it is a definite must see for folks who are interested in our laws and law enforcement.

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