What If America Executed Drug Dealers?

What If America Executed Drug Dealers?

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

Online Sales Tax, Executing Drug Dealers, Jaws: The Epidemic Right Under Our Noses

Episode: Online Sales Tax, Executing Drug Dealers, Jaws: The Epidemic Right Under Our Noses

  • Apr 18, 2018 11:00 pm
  • 17:21 mins

Guest: Angelica Duran-Martinez, PhD, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Massachusetts Lowell Every day in the US, more than 100 people die of an opioid overdose. As part of his plan to address the epidemic, President Trump wants a crackdown on drug dealers – what he calls, “the big pushers.” The President’s plan also includes making more treatment options available to people with opioid addiction and an awareness campaign to reduce the amount of opioids prescribed by doctors. But his call to execute drug dealers is getting the most attention.  Angelica Duran-Martinez has studied how well these tough laws work in addressing drug problems on a national scale.

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