Politicians must stand up against the drug traffickers ruining our youth

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Last month there was another series of funerals on Long Island New York for teenagers who have become the victim of the quiet gang violence gripping this nation under the radar of the most of mainstream news media obsessed instead with the latest political party rhetoric. The New York Daily News reports in one small town there is now up to 10 victims of this wave of terror at the hands of the international drug gangs.

A few weeks later, one would be hard pressed to find more than a few references to these murders in the “mainstream” national media. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports, “Heroin-related overdose deaths have more than quadrupled since 2010. From 2014 to 2015, heroin overdose death rates increased by 20.6 [percent], with nearly 13,000 people dying in 2015.” The report further states, “In particular, heroin use has more than doubled in the past decade among young adults aged 18 to 25 years.”

In a previous column in The Hill, I asked if U.S. drug policy had continued to ignore the illicit drug traffic, provide tacit approval to the drug trafficker, and fester the continued brutality of the illegal drug gangs that threaten our youth.
In a recent Fox News report “A firsthand look at how MS-13 terrorizes Suffolk County,” which gained the attention of EBL News, a police officer said, “Now with the new administration, with Trump supporting us and the Attorney General Sessions supporting us, now we have the opportunity, it seems to take these guys into custody and get them out.”

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