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October 6, 2020
BONUS Episode: Can We Stop the Sale of Drugs On the Internet? –Dr. Tre Pennie

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Bonus Episode: Can We Stop the Sale of Drugs On the Internet? –Dr. Tre Pennie

Drugs are easily accessible into today’s world.  In a world where phones and electronic devices are attached to our hands and eyes for many hours during the day, we need to be aware of what our young people are searching for and buying.  It doesn’t take long for a young person to find anabolic steroids, HGH and other illicit substances for sale on Google, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube. 

You might be asking yourself how is this possible and why aren’t these companies being held accountable for this.  Well we’re going to spend some time in this podcast discussion the Communications Decency Act, specifically Section 230.  While this is a topic we’ve talked about in previous episodes, today we’re going to be interviewing Dr. Tre Pennie.

Pennie is a Texas native who grew up in inner city Houston.  During the time he was growing up it happened to be the height of “America’s War on Drugs”.  At a young age he was exposed to violence and drug abuse, and even witnessed the fatal shooting of his cousin the day before she was set to get married.   Pennie loved to read and shortly after he graduated high school when he was 17 years old he enlisted in the US Army where he served for a number of years.  Following his military days, he was hired on by one of the top police departments in the U.S., the Dallas Police Department. While serving on the Department, Tre earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Midwestern State University and a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Prairie View A&M University.

At the time of the recording of this podcast Dr. Tre Pennie was running for the U.S. House in Texas Congressional District 30, so that if elected he could try and make some changed to stop the violence and the sale of drugs on the internet.   You will hear him discuss some of the steps that the government needs to take to try and update CDA Section 230 as well as some of the issues that will arise should it be removed. 

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