Could a New Crackdown on Drugs Increase Crime?

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For Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the only way to reverse rising violent crime rates is to lock up as many drug offenders as possible. “We know that drugs and crime go hand-in-hand,” Sessions said this month. “Drug trafficking is an inherently violent business. If you want to collect a drug debt, you can’t file a lawsuit in court. You collect it by the barrel of a gun.” Drugs do fuel crime, Want to read more? Please subscribe to The Crime Report!