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Sessions: No end to the Drug War, crackdown on gun use

At a recent event before mostly local, state and federal law enforcement officers, newly appointed U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions sent a clear message to those who believe the War on Drugs has created America’s racist incarceration crisis. He does not plan to scale back that so-called war. According to the Courthouse News Service, Sessions seems to hold the false belief that violent crime is on the rise in the U.S. and that drug distribution is the reason. Moreover, Sessions blames the recent increase in opioid-related heroin addiction in America on "Mexican drug cartels…producing new, low-cost heroin" — a novel understanding of that issue. In fact, most scholars point to evidence that violent crime is at an historic low across... Read More »