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A Closer Look (Drug War Battlefield) Part III) #188438

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 22, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Justice Department report on the arrest of 93 people linked to a Mexican drug cartel noted.

(White House: John Cochran) The push for drug treatment rather than incarceration featured; details given of various proposals; statistics cited on treatment success rates. [RAND Drug Policy Research Center Jonathan CAULKINS - says the prior emphasis has been on enforcement.] [Office of National Drug Control Policy director retired General Barry McCAFFREY - says locking people up solves nothing.] Government public service ads aimed at teens shown. [The Sentencing Project Marc MAUER - criticizes politicians.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) McCaffrey said calling a December meeting of drug experts to work on the problem.

Cochran, John;
Jennings, Peter

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