Date: March 26, 2018
“Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo to federal prosecutors on Wednesday, instructing them to pursue the death penalty in drug-related cases, including dealing in extremely large quantities of drugs, as part of their response to the opioid epidemic. The guidance comes a day after President Donald Trump touted his proposal of executing drug dealers at a speech in New Hampshire with Sessions at his side. If we don’t get tough on the drug dealers, we are wasting our time, Trump saidduring the speech. And that toughness includes the death penalty.