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Jeff Sessions Really Believes These D.A.R.E. Videos Kept Kids off Drugs

Sessions gave the 1980s anti-drug campaign an enthusiastic salute at a training conference in Dallas on Tuesday.
July 12, 2017, 4:50pm

When most people think of D.A.R.E., they think of Nancy Reagan, DAREN the Lion, and ironic 90s T-shirts. But to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, D.A.R.E. is as relevant today as it was when it was using cartoons to encourage elementary school kids to say no to crack.

Sessions spoke to D.A.R.E.'s 30th annual training conference in Dallas, Texas, Tuesday, and gave the 1980s anti-drug campaign an enthusiastic salute. "We need you. We need D.A.R.E. to prevent them from finding new victims," Sessions said referring to prowling drug dealers. "I am proud of your work. It has played a key role in saving thousands of lives and futures." Continue reading on VICE News.