Monday, March 10, 2014

Newsflash: So is Police Brutality! A.G. Holder says Heroin Overdose a growing "Public Health Concern"...

 "Every 28 hours a black man is murdered by police" according to the Malcolm X Grassroots Coalition, if that statistic doesn't alarm and trigger a "Public Health Concern" than something is wrong. All for nothing, both should be considered. 

 Attorney General Eric Holder promised Monday to address the recent rise in heroin overdoses with enhanced enforcement and treatment initiatives in his weekly video address.
Heroin overdose deaths increased by 45 percent between 2004 and 2010. Holder called the rise an "urgent public health crisis," asserting the Justice Department's commitment to confronting the issue head on.

"Addiction to heroin and other opiates -– including certain prescription painkillers –- is impacting the lives of Americans in every state, in every region, and from every background and walk of life -– and all too often, with deadly results," Holder said.

"Confronting this crisis will require a combination of enforcement and treatment. The Justice Department is committed to both."

Holder pledged improved law enforcement efforts, saying the Drug Enforcement Administration is adopting new tactics to target all levels of the drug supply chain, and plans to review applications for new pharmacies to "prevent storefront drug traffickers from obtaining DEA registrations."

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