By Vanessa Schipani | FactCheck.org | 4 months 2 weeks ago | Reality Check
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The Trump administration’s initiative to combat the opioid epidemic aims to reduce drug demand, curtail illicit drug supply and expand addiction treatment. But the aspect that garnered headlines was President Trump’s repeated emphasis on seeking the death penalty for drug traffickers.
Could capital punishment be used in drug trafficking cases, and would it deter the crime? We looked at the legal...