While the nation suffers a opioid addiction crisis fueled by profit-hungry pharmaceutical companies, police in a small Pennsylvania town arrested a woman for taking a widely prescribed treatment for opiate addiction while driving.
In this week’s PAR, Stephen Janis and Taya Graham examine the case of Dawn Williams. We explore what this case reveals about the ongoing war on drugs and how law enforcement continues to criminalize facets of civic life, raising troubling questions about the true imperative of American policing.
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