Trump wants the death penalty for drug dealers. Good idea or not?
- Anonymous2 years ago
Careful what you wish for. Will that "law" also include pharmaceutical companies that knowingly promote habit-forming and addictive medications onto the public, or the school teacher that lets a child take an aspirin on school premises or a poor and uninsured parent/guardian that gives a child his/her prescribed med for relief of pain? What about ordinary people who are encouraged by undercover police officers engaged in entrapment? What about the many who are falsely arrested by dishonest cops that are allowed to lie by our courts (they lie on police reports and often perjure themselves while under oat in courts of law to ruin the lives on innocent people... because arrests translate to pay raises and promotions)? And what about the many who are falsely arrested by dishonest cops that plant drugs on their innocent victims?
A more practical, pragmatic, realistic approach and solution is to get to the source of the drugs... those that cultivate and/or manufacture drugs knowingly for illegal distribution, and those who smuggle the drugs into the intended countries and the big-time distributors... not by going after small-time street hustlers who are often addicted and selling for the purpose of supporting their drug problem.
- JosephLv 62 years ago
Heroin, yes, cocaine , maybe, marijuana NO.
- JeancommunicatesLv 72 years ago
Okay and don't forget all the CEOs and Presidents of Big Pharma that push opiates and benzos to harm.
- lonewolfLv 72 years ago
A very good idea for those of us that truly want an end this drug epidemic !
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- Gerry GLv 72 years ago
Only if it is according to the law.
- gibbsmbLv 42 years ago
Bad idea: 1. What is a drug dealer? The CEO of Purdue Pharma? The homeless guy trying to find a way to survive? Grandma who gave a couple of pills to her un-insured grandson when he was hurting? The Doc who reluctantly or maybe carelessly prescribed opiods for his patients.. 2. We are not Afghanistan or the Philippines..The death penalty doesn't work very well here. It's not allowed in many states & the states that do allow get bogged down in legal procedures.
If he really wants to help..He needs to fund treatment & rehab. Then require treatment for all who are busted. Then provide adequate law enforcement to aggressively go after addicts. & illicit sellers.
Donald doesn't have a clue how to deal w/ this issue that is totally alien to his world. (not many addicts on the golf course or in the business board rooms) He's just recycling Nancy Reagan's failed policy & trying to match Duterte's machismo.
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- Full Circle 33Lv 72 years ago
- daniel gLv 72 years ago
Within reason,I would support it.
I am biased though, a cousin was fatally shot in a drug deal gone bad, and a friend classmate ODed
on illicit drugs he bought from a schoolyard pusher.
I mean, look at several other countries that put to death drug dealers, nothing of the drug problem we have.
- BillLv 72 years ago