The war on drugs! From the flyer: "... the elite team of Max Force and Hit Man are on a mission to destroy the K.R.A.K. criminal syndicate and protect the innocent. Junkies, punks, thieves, psychos and murderers must all face the elite team's special brand of justice."
Ronald Reagan signed the Anti-Drug Abuse Act in 1986 after a speech about the 'drug epidemic' and especially crack cocaine. Possession of 5 grams of crack yielded a prison sentence of a minimum of 5 years.