John Stossel: The Drug War Escalation Is Cruel and Stupid

President Trump's attorney general, Jeff Sessions, ordered federal prosecutors to seek maximum penalties for drug-related crimes.

This is both cruel and stupid. 

It's cruel because Session's 5,000 prosecutors must now push for long jail sentences even for people who pose no violent threat and for some who are utterly innocent. It's stupid because it will cost America a fortune but won't make us safer.  ... MORE