Will Politicians and Police Treat Black Opioid Users With Compassion?


Will Politicians and Police Treat Black Opioid Users With Compassion?

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Fentanyl Citrate, a Class II Controlled Substance as classified by the Drug Enforcement Agency in the secure area of a local hospital Friday, July10, 2009. (Photo by Joe Amon/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
Since Rodrigo Duterte became president of the Philippines last year, he’s faced a worldwide backlash for his deadly approach to the drug epidemic in his country. Under his control, the authorities have killed thousands of drug offenders, among them the opioid addicts that are overdosing with frightening frequency in the United States.
In September, Duterte boasted that he’d like to kill many more  …

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