It seems that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his cronies at the DEA are fully prepared to break federal law if it means having an easier time prosecuting cases involving people who manufacture, traffic and use pharmaceutical substances for recreational purposes.
A recent report from NPR indicates the DEA is looking to hire a legion of special prosecutors to put more drug offenders in prison. The agency said it will employ around 20 new law enforcement hammers with the authority to “represent the United States in criminal and civil proceedings before the courts and apply for various legal orders.”
Although the DEA’s hunt for a special team of prosecutors may not sound like anything to worry about, policy experts say there is actually plenty of reason for concern.
Not only is this the first time the DEA has sought to staff its own group of legal eagles specifically designated to punish drug-related cases, but there is apparently controversy over the manner in which the agency intends to pay for this new justice league.
According to the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA), it is against federal law for DEA to dip into Diversion Control funds for the sake of prosecuting…