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AG Sessions Tells Prosecutors to Seek Death Penalty in Drug Cases

HeadlineMar 22, 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions instructed federal prosecutors on Wednesday to seek the death penalty in drug-related cases, saying executions should be used as a deterrent to combat the opioid epidemic. The announcement came amid a push by President Trump to apply capital punishment to drug dealers—citing favorably the policies of Chinese President Xi Jinping and Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, who has boasted of killing drug dealers himself.

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