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Oct 16 - NYPD order cops to do nothing as drug addicts shoot up
 

 
NYPD order cops to do nothing as drug addicts shoot up

New York City’s war on drugs is over. The junkies won.

The New York Police Department waved the white flag last week — upon orders to surrender from Albany — directing officers to let drug addicts freely shoot up on city streets, and even let them share needles.

“Effective immediately, members of the service should not take any enforcement action against any individual who possesses a hypodermic needle, even when it contains residue of a controlled substance,” states a directive to NYPD commanders issued last Friday and obtained by The Post.

Senate Bill 2523, cited in the order to street cops, decriminalizes the possession or sale of hypodermic needles and syringes, commonly used by addicts to inject drugs such as heroin.

“This law says stick a needle in your arm, pump your body with poison and lose your life,” said state Sen. Andrew Lanza (R-Staten Island), one of the few NYC lawmakers who opposed the legislation. “This law says to people suffering addiction that New York has given up on you, that New York doesn’t care about you.”

The measure, effective Oct. 7, originated in New York City, sponsored by state Sen. Gustavo Rivera (D-Bronx), and was signed into law by Gov. Hochul last week in Manhattan.

This is outrageous,” railed real estate executive William Abramson, who represents residential and commercial clients around the city, many of whom have complained to him about addicts found whacked out in their stoops and doorways.

“Once again, quality of life in New York City continues to deteriorate because of laws that do not consider the residents and businesses of the city. We all agree that something needs to be done to help addicts. But letting them shoot up on the streets does not help anyone. This is bad for everyone.”

Drug deaths across the city are skyrocketing. The Centers for Disease Control reports 2,243 people died from drug overdoses in New York City for the 12-month period that ended March 31 — a staggering 36 percent increase in OD deaths from the year before.

The NYPD decree also tells cops that “it is no longer a violation of law for an individual to possess a hypodermic needle, even when it did not come from a pharmacy or a needle exchange program.”

In other words: junkies are free to score needles on the black market, or to share them with other addicts, a risky behavior which creates added dangers for both the user and the wider community.

The potential for needle sharing “contravenes any logical and reasonable science based upon public health standards,” said Lanza.

This bill “was passed under the guise of compassion, but it’s one of the least compassionate bills I’ve seen come across the legislature in a long time,” he added. “There is nothing compassionate about telling people to keep doing something that is going to k*ll them.”

Sharing needles increases the risk of communicable diseases, most notably HIV.

The city runs 14 storefront and 33 mobile needle exchanges that distributed 4.5 million syringes in 2018, the last year for which data is available, according to the Department of Health, adding that these exchanges have helped stop the spread of HIV.

“This law is a monument to how far we’ve deteriorated as a society in our relationship to the misuse of drugs,” said Luke Nasta, the CEO of Camelot Counseling, a longtime substance abuse treatment center on Staten Island. “The more permissive we get as a society the harder it is for people struggling to rehabilitate.”

The new legislation comes at a time when New York City streets, parks and public spaces are overrun by junkies.

The Post in recent months has chronicled addicts with needles, syringes, crack pipes and other paraphernalia, injecting or smoking drugs in broad daylight across the city, often with cops nearby. High-profile locations such as Washington Square Park and the streets of Midtown Manhattan, normally packed with tourists, have been inundated with addicts fearless of law enforcement.

Barbara Blair, President of the Garment District Alliance, which is battling a wave of heroin use in front of member businesses, is outraged.

The new law is preposterous,” she said. “Mentally and emotionally ill individuals should be removed from the streets, involuntarily if necessary. They should be placed in high-quality settings, institutional settings if necessary, where they get the shelter, food and care they need. Having drug addicts, a frightful condition, freely injecting drugs and passing out in public is not tenable.”

New York lawmakers apparently see no problem, voting to let addicts freely use heroin and other injected drugs in public without threat of arrest.

“I hear the valid concerns that certain New Yorkers have regarding the increased presence of substance use on our streets and its impact on our communities,” said Rivera, the bill sponsor. “That is why it is critical that we move swiftly to open overdose prevention centers, a proven tool in preventing overdose deaths, stopping the spread of disease, providing a safe non-public space for those using drugs and a pathway to recovery.”

The decriminalization of hard-drug paraphernalia represents a sharp pivot to the left by Democrat Gov. Hochul, who hails from a traditionally Republican upstate district, said State Conservative Party Chairman Gerard Kassar.

“This is not even a standard Democratic view. This is a progressive Democratic view and that’s what she’s signing on to here,” he said. “It all seems to be very oriented toward keeping the socialist progressive movement happy and she is working to protect herself against (likely NYC-based primary opponents) Tish James or Jumaane Williams.”

Before the new law, a cop might have arrested an addict after watching him or her shoot up in public, with only the residue of the drug left in the syringe. But under the new law, that residue is no longer a cause for arrest.

Possessing hypodermic needles has been an arrestable but non-bailable offense, based upon the state’s latest bail-reform laws. Addicts arrested for shooting up or even selling small amounts of heroin were typically back out walking the streets the same day.

Those bail-reform laws, coupled with threat of injury or infection to cops posed by needle-wielding junkies, and the lack of qualified immunity that makes officers personally liable if an arrest goes bad, invited cops to look the other way when faced with addicts on the street.

The new law, and the directive to officers, codifies this informal hands-off policy.

The results will be predictably bad for all New Yorkers, including the addicts, said Joseph Giacalone, a professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

“Six months from now, New York politicians will be scratching their heads wondering why syringes are everywhere, drug use is up, overdoses are up, and why open-air drug markets are flourishing,” he said.

“It makes you shake your head.”

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 2 months ago '21        #2
BeastModeBoy 
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True story BX. I had 4 beautiful female cousins that used to fu*k with that sh*t and share needles together. One bought a House In Virginia and moved the other 3 in. Now only one of them is still alive and it's only a matter of time for her. This was in NY in the 90s. sh*t cray!
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 2 months ago '15        #3
OMarksDaSpot 
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Smh this gotta be the stupidest thing NY law makers have passed since “bail reform”
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 2 months ago '18        #4
TheLuminousOne  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x6
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They want the addicts and homeless eradicated
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 2 months ago '08        #5
get_ate 
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 OMarksDaSpot said
Smh this gotta be the stupidest thing NY law makers have passed since “bail reform”
Word.

The official start date for the War on Drugs is 1971. That's 50 years of unbridled success down the toilet, as the War on Drugs has been nothing but effective at tamping down drug use in this country, which is borne out by the fact that drug abuse is a nearly extinct concept because barely anyone uses illegal narcotics in this society anymore.

Word, electing to go a different route from what's been clearly working is stupid!
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 2 months ago '20        #6
blackpillblack 
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 TheLuminousOne said
They want the addicts and homeless eradicated
Actually, just they don’t want white people getting locked up like black people did for drug crimes.
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 2 months ago '11        #7
SomeOnesoN  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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If they're going to decriminalize drug use, might as well open a building that gives a place to shoot up, w/ filters, water, free needle exchange, counselors, and program references for rehab and the help they need if they wanted to quit. They have something like this in Amsterdam, and it seems to work.
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Top 10 most slapped recently  2 months ago '16        #8
foshoVoodoo  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x54
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legalize all drugs and defund the police
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 2 months ago '07        #9
yola  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x63
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“This law says stick a needle in your arm, pump your body with poison and lose your life,” said state Sen. Andrew Lanza (R-Staten Island), one of the few NYC lawmakers who opposed the legislation. “This law says to people suffering addiction that New York has given up on you, that New York doesn’t care about you.”
i think the less fortunate figured that out decades ago

cuz ya know, nothing says "we care about you" like some racist stooge kicking the sh*t out of you and screaming at you because you were abused and traumatized as a child and can't deal with the pain and the cold harshness of this world
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 2 months ago '15        #10
gemini8686  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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Can they do something about the dirt bikes though? I swear 80% of the n*ggas in Harlem have one and all they do is ride up and down the block all day. I literally hate them
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 2 months ago '06        #11
mrep3 
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 blackpillblack said
Actually, just they don’t want white people getting locked up like black people did for drug crimes.


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 2 months ago '20        #12
LordGimmeASign 
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 gemini8686 said
Can they do something about the dirt bikes though? I swear 80% of the n*ggas in Harlem have one and all they do is ride up and down the block all day. I literally hate them
I think it's like this throughout the city, not just Harlem (I don't recall really seeing these in Staten Island.)

Those, the 4 wheelers and the electric bikes and scooters plus the Slingshots.

I think the Slingshots look cool though lol but do you need a motorcycle license for those?
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 2 months ago '21        #13
SHAMPOOO 
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Ahh...Just in Time for the new Fentanyl Shipment!
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 2 months ago '15        #14
The South 
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If that bi*ch Nancy Reagan didn’t say just say no. We might actually have drug laws that make sense.
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 2 months ago '14        #15
Totheface 
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Man a crackhead chased a lady in zombietown aka myrtle the other day. She asked me 2 help her like he's chasing me help. I had to help she was yt but the crackhead only wanted 1$. Smh. And no i aint f*ghting no crackhead i wudda gave him the buck
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 2 months ago '16        #16
Stryder 
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Should've known it was a NY Post story I wouldn't even wipe my a*s with this paper

I thought we gave up the drug war isn't it a medical condition since it affects white people more

The needle program will hopefully work with the war on aids
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 2 months ago '11        #17
leem26vtec 
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Natural selection, to many people, too much traffic, let em OD and die.
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 2 months ago '20        #18
Bateman 
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 blackpillblack said
Actually, just they don’t want white people getting locked up like black people did for drug crimes.
Negative

They just want them to die out, if you arrested every junkie in NY you would have filled up prisons in 2 days
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 2 months ago '20        #19
blackpillblack 
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 Bateman said
Negative

They just want them to die out, if you arrested every junkie in NY you would have filled up prisons in 2 days
Thats BULLsh*t

 2 months ago '11        #20
Anti  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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 gemini8686 said
Can they do something about the dirt bikes though? I swear 80% of the n*ggas in Harlem have one and all they do is ride up and down the block all day. I literally hate them
wow didn't know that was a problem out there is it illegal?
would be really annoying.

 2 months ago '20        #21
Bateman 
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 blackpillblack said
Thats BULLsh*t

Drug deaths across the city are skyrocketing. The Centers for Disease Control reports 2,243 people died from drug overdoses in New York City for the 12-month period that ended March 31 — a staggering 36 percent increase in OD deaths from the year before.




If junkies don’t OD you’ll have a homeless population that rivals California

Cops ain’t tryna arrest junkies all day
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 2 months ago '04        #22
erickonasis  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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 blackpillblack said
Actually, just they don’t want white people getting locked up like black people did for drug crimes.
This 100%

What u really think the first step act was about that Trump made of you really read that sh*t they make it look like it was for black people
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 2 months ago '19        #23
zzxxccvvbb 
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My city has been like that forever.

So I live in a suburb with a city police force that hates homeless people.

The homeless people literally start on the median at the border of the next city
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 2 months ago '16        #24
NoLvstName  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x26
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Let people do what they want

If they wanna get high and risk their life

Let them

Don't see an issue with the law
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 2 months ago '15        #25
Minkscobar!  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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HAMSTERDAMN!!!

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