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Fox & Friends pundit supporting death penalty for drug dealers says they should be executed ‘at a young age’

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A Fox News pundit on Monday said that President Donald Trump was right to consider the death penalty for drug offenses because it is the “only answer” for stopping drug dealers.

On the Fox & Friends First program, host Heather Childers asked trial attorney Randy Zelin about Trump’s recent suggestion that drug dealers should be put to death.

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Zelin argued that offenders in drug cases should be put to death even if they understood what they did was wrong and promised to never do it again.

“What about the next Randy Zelin who did this?” Zelin asked. “How do we stop it? And it seems to me that perhaps the ultimate penalty, the ultimate deterrence is the only answer to getting our arms around what is happening in this country with drugs.”

Childers speculated that Trump’s death penalty idea would only apply to dealers who spiked their product with deadly substances. But Zelin disagreed, saying that it should apply to all drug dealers.

“It’s the slippery slope argument,” he opined. “And it becomes where is the dividing line. It’s all about deterrence. It’s all about letting someone know — perhaps even at a young age — that if you do this, it’s not going to get you the Mercedes and the Rolex and the house and all of the fun stuff. It’s going to get a needle in your arm.”

“It’s that message that needs to be sent, that perhaps may be the only way not to make it so cool to be a drug dealer,” he concluded. “Go ask someone in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, in Vietnam, where you’re automatically getting it.”

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Large fires in Philadelphia — as police scramble to save City Hall

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Protests in the City of Brotherly Love resulted in multiple police cares being lit on fire as windows were broken in the town's iconic City Hall.

Anti-police violence protests have erupted across America following the killing of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis.

Here are some of the scenes from the Philadelphia protests:

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Trump Tower is ‘under siege’ as Chicago Police make arrests to defend the president’s building

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Protesters marched on Trump Tower in Chicago on Saturday, as Chicago police in riot gear and on horses defend the president's building.

State police were deployed to the scene to back up local police, who are reportedly arresting protesters.

On video showed protesters taking a knee in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick.

Actor John Cusack was among those documenting the protest.

Here are some of the images from the scene:

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George Floyd’s brother tears up discussing condolence phone call from Trump: ‘It hurt me’

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The brother of George Floyd described the condolence phone call he received from President Donald Trump during a Saturday interview on MSNBC.

Philonise Floyd was interviewed by the Rev. Al Sharpton on "Politics Nation."

While Derek Chauvin has been arrested and charged with third degree murder, the other three officers involved in the killing remain free.

"They all need to be convicted of first degree murder and given the death penalty," Floyd said.

"What was the conversation with President Trump like?" Sharpton asked.

"It was so fast," Floyd replied.

"He didn't give me an opportunity to even speak. It was hard, I was trying to talk to him, but he just kept like pushing me off, like 'I don't want to hear what you're talking about.' And I just told him I want justice. I said that I couldn't believe they committed a modern-day lynching in broad daylight."

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