Street drugs, alochol, oxycontin

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    STREET DRUGS, ALCOHOL AND OXYCONTIN.
    O’Reilly believes if drug dealers sell drugs to a drug addict and he overdoses and die the drug dealer should go to prison. The drug dealer does whatever he has to do to survive since there no other jobs for him. The liquor store owner sells alcohol and the doctor pushes Oxycontin and get a pay off by the pharmaceuticals. Drunk drivers kills. Oxycontin kills. Rush's drug of choice. So should the liquor store and doctor who sold and wrote the prescription go to prison if the drunk driver and the Oxycontin user kills someone or dies? Legal drugs and drunk drivers kill more people than illegal drugs.
     
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    If liquor and oxycontin are illegal substances sold illegally, yes they should be prosecuted.

    The drug dealer has no choice but to sell drugs in order to survive. Right? Is this a correct statement?

    The armed robber has no choice but to commit armed robberies to survive. A prostitute with AIDS might have no choice but to spread disease in order to survive. There is no choice but to commit criminal acts. None. All other avenues are closed.

    Then they are predators and like any other predator should be put down. The bear or mountain lion might eat your children because he or she is just trying to survive. Once they do, they are hunted down and shot.
     
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    OxyContin is a chemical cousin of heroin...
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    How OxyContin Became Widely Abused Drug
    May 16, 2016 - The drugmaker Purdue Pharma launched OxyContin two decades ago with a bold marketing claim: One dose relieves pain for 12 hours, more than twice as long as generic medications.
     
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    Doctors are people held in esteem in our community and hold a duty of care above and beyond a liquor store owner or the guy you bummed a cigarette from. This thread is stupid.
     
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    Everett, Wash. is suing Purdue Pharma, maker of the opioid pain medication OxyContin...
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    US City Alleges Drugmaker Let OxyContin Flood Black Market
    March 17, 2017 — As deaths from painkillers and heroin abuse spiked and street crimes increased, the mayor of Everett took major steps to tackle the opioid epidemic devastating this working-class city north of Seattle.
     
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    Lemme see if I have this right: A "drug dealer" sells "drugs" to a person s/he knows to be an addict. The person over-doses and dies. For the purpose of discussion, we will assume that the "drug dealer" is not a licensed pharmacist, but the "drugs" are otherwise-legal pharmaceuticals (it doesn't really matter, if they are "street drugs" the result is the same).

    I believe the "felony-murder" doctrine would likely apply (depending on the state), as follows: If a person committing a felony causes a death, then the homicide is treated as a first-degree murder - an intentional, premeditated killing. Presumably, the drug dealer is committing a felony in the sale of these drugs.

    I'm not sure what "O'Reilly" said about this, but the drug dealer should be indicted and tried for first-degree murder.

    No rational person would ever say that, "The drug dealer does whatever he has to do to survive since there no other jobs for him." It is ridiculous on its face. What about all the other people in the drug dealer's circumstances who are NOT felons, and are working real jobs?

    Fucking ridiculous.
     
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    An armed robber is taking something that doesn't belong to him,
    A street dealer is selling what someone wants to buy...

    More people die annually from smoking, drinking,
    and prescribed drugs, then from illegal drugs, Aids,
    car accidents, murder and suicide combined.

    The top 2 causes of death annually,
    (not considered preventive, go figure)
    heart disease and cancer, can be directly
    attributed to smoking, drinking and prescription drugs.

    The government has decided what can and can not,
    legally attribute to death, disease and addiction.

    This is a "pill for every ill" society
    One that instills and engrains our children
    to cope and solve everything with drugs.

    You can't focus... take a pill
    You can't sit still... take a pill
    You're depressed... take a pill
    You're overweight... take a pill
    You can't sleep... take a pill
    You're hungry all the time... take a pill

    The jails are full of drug dealers,
    yet, the government has allowed
    the most addictive and lethal substances
    to be freely bought and sold on the open market

    More people die from legalized products
    yet people are sitting in jail for selling illegal substances....
    It's only ok for the government and crooked politicians
    to make money from death and addiction...
     
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