Executing Addicts’ Enablers –
March 20, 2018 – (CNN)President Donald Trump on Monday rolled out his three-part plan to tackle the opioid epidemic — including some programs long championed by public health advocates — but it’s the proposal to impose the death penalty on drug traffickers that has raised the most eyebrows. “This isn’t about being nice anymore,” Trump told the crowd at a New Hampshire event. “These are terrible people, and we have to get tough on those people. We can have all the blue-ribbon committees we want. But if we don’t get tough on the drug dealers, we’re wasting our time — just remember that, we’re wasting our time — and that toughness includes the death penalty.