Donald Trump called on some drug dealers on Monday to obtain the death penalty in the new opiate policy in New Hampshire, a state heavily affected by the national crisis. We are wasting our time if we can not confront the drug traffickers, and this strength includes the death penalty, “Trump said in a typical fighting style.
Later he added: “The death penalty should be the biggest punishment, maybe our country is not ready for this, maybe it’s possible.” Trump said “personally, that I can not understand”, about those who oppose such drastic measures.
Some states already accuse drug traffickers of murder if clients suffer an overdose. In Florida, people who provide cocaine, heroin or opiate fentanyl, a powerful man who is dying from the use of this drug can be charged with first-degree murder and sentenced to life imprisonment or death.
Drug legislation that emerged in the 1980s is most often used due to the opioid crisis, according to the November 2017 Alliance Against Drugs report. However, there is no evidence that such laws reduce consumption of drugs.
On Monday, Trump will be sent to prosecutors in the prosecution of stronger relationships with drug traffickers, who deal with drugs such as heroin and painkillers on the black market, such as OxyContin, and different versions of the powerful fentanyl narcotic. But he specifically did not ask for legislation to expand the use of the death penalty for federal drug crimes.
The Department of Justice stated that the federal death penalty is now available for limited drug-related crimes, including violations of the provisions of the federal drug law.
Attorney General Jeff Session attended the event on Monday and sat next to Melania Trump. Later, the DoJ issued a statement saying: “At the Ministry of Justice, we have made the fight against the drug epidemic a priority, we will continue to aggressively pursue drug traffickers, and we will use federal law to seek punishment. of death if necessary. ”
Doug Berman, a law professor at Ohio State University, said it is unclear what federal death sentences for drug traffickers, even those whose product causes multiple deaths, will be constitutional. Berman said that this issue will be widely discussed and must ultimately be resolved by the highest court.
New Hampshire has suffered a lot because of the opiate crisis, a fact that Trump acknowledged last August when he said: “We have drug lords in Mexico who are kicking the hell out of our country.” They send drugs to Chicago, Los Angeles and New York: In New Hampshire, I won in New Hampshire, because New Hampshire is a day infested with drugs, it comes from the southern border. ”
The comment caused a crime in the state, and Senator Maggie Hassan said: “Instead of offending people in the grip of addiction, [Trump] must run along the lines of the party, to really stop the wave of this crisis ”
Despite the fact that Trump visits the lobby for more severe punishments for crimes related to opioids, New Hampshire is one of many states that are now promoting criminal justice reform.
On Monday, the state court system announced that it would consider bail policy after national-level criticism of the courts that serve as de facto debtors for people who are too poor to pay bail.
In 2012, disorders related to substance use, such as opiate dependence, cost New Hampshire $ 284 million. In connection with criminal justice. According to the New Futures lawyer group report, more than half of the costs of incarceration and imprisonment in the state are attributed to drug abuse. According to reports, 76% of inmates are believed to have substance use disorders, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
Trump, who seeks to be cruel in crime, repeatedly emphasized his preference for “maximum punishment” for drug traffickers.
At a rally in Pennsylvania this month, Trump told sponsoring countries, like Singapore, fewer problems with drug addiction because they brutally punish traffickers. He argued that a person in the US UU You can get a death sentence or life imprisonment for shooting a person, but a drug dealer who potentially kills thousands of people can spend little time or not in prison.
“The only way to solve the problem with drugs is strength,” Trump said in his comments, which he repeated on Monday.
Trump also wants Congress to pass a law that will reduce the amount of drugs