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Nov 30 - De Blasio opening first legal shooting galleries for drug users in the US
 

 
With just four weeks left in office, Mayor Bill de Blasio is opening the country’s first supervised shooting galleries in Upper Manhattan — amid a spike in overdose deaths and disturbing scenes of junkies shooting up on public sidewalks.

“Overdose Prevention Centers are a safe and effective way to address the opioid crisis. I’m proud to show cities in this country that after decades of failure, a smarter approach is possible,” de Blasio said in a statement Tuesday.

The nonprofit-run centers, in East Harlem and Washington Heights, are expected to open as early as Tuesday.

The locations were chosen based on “health need and depth of program experience,” according to the Health Department. The sites will provide clean needles and social services, but users must bring their own drugs.

Last year, over 2,000 New Yorkers died of drug overdoses, the highest since the city started tracking the figures in 2000. The most common drug involved in the fatalities is opioids. Between January and March this year, another 596 people lost their lives due to addiction. A city Health Department study found that the sites could save up to 130 people a year.

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The mayor tried to push the controversial proposal to open a total of four sites before, but was blocked by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and President Donald Trump, who both opposed the plan.

City Council Minority Leader Joe Borelli (R-Staten Island) was skeptical about the program’s effectiveness.

“British Columbia has led North America in safe injection sites, all while crossing overdose death milestones every month. How anyone can see this as a solution to a serious problem is beyond me, never mind the concerns of the neighbors,” Borelli told The Post Tuesday.

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Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY), whose district includes Staten Island and parts of southern Brooklyn, called on the Department of Justice to block the sites, noting that under former President Trump the DOJ said such sites would violate the federal Controlled Substances Act.

Malliotakis wrote U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland Tuesday urging him to “take swift action to enforce federal law.”

The congresswoman cited a Jan. 2021 Third Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that determined it was a federal crime for a supervised injection site run by a Philadelphia nonprofit to allow consumption of illegal drug use at its location.

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“Instead of focusing on the root cause of the drug epidemic, Mayor de Blasio is enabling drug cartels that continue to break our laws, smuggle illegal drugs over our border, and prey on our children,” Malliotakis said.

“Crime and fentanyl use are at record highs because of open borders, botched bail reform, and anti-police policies that keep releasing criminal drug dealers back onto our streets. Opening taxpayer-funded heroin shooting galleries is not a proper solution. These centers not only encourage drug use but they will further deteriorate our quality of life,” she said.

De Blasio has largely turned a blind eye to daytime drug sprees in major city hubs like the Garment District and the Triangle Plaza Hub in the Bronx.

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 2 months ago '06        #2
Skateboard T  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x6
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Literally dope,

This will lower incarcerations, overdoses for sure. Hard to gauge overall “drug use” numbers because the metrics are hard to compare and don’t tell the full story of the users (typically measured in terms of whether they used in last year or last month but, that doesn’t really tell us if addicts are getting help when the numbers go down or if recreational use by non addicts is on the rise when the numbers go up).

At least it’s trying something new instead of the usual throw them in prison and hope it works out strategy.
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 2 months ago '11        #3
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 Skateboard T said
Literally dope,

This will lower incarcerations, overdoses for sure. Hard to gauge overall “drug use” numbers because the metrics are hard to compare and don’t tell the full story of the users (typically measured in terms of whether they used in last year or last month but, that doesn’t really tell us if addicts are getting help when the numbers go down or if recreational use by non addicts is on the rise when the numbers go up).

At least it’s trying something new instead of the usual throw them in prison and hope it works out strategy.
but will it bring more unwanted drug addicts to that neighborhood?

and former cop turned mayor will take over as mayor January 1st so this may not last long
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 2 months ago '06        #4
Skateboard T  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x6
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 Sin said
but will it bring more unwanted drug addicts to that neighborhood?

and former cop turned mayor will take over as mayor January 1st so this may not last long
I don’t think they put these in places that don’t already have those problems…and this will at least bring them indoors and off the street.

So, depends on where the put these but overseas they tend to be in close proximity to clinics or inside of clinics
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 2 months ago '21        #5
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 Sin said
but will it bring more unwanted drug addicts to that neighborhood?

and former cop turned mayor will take over as mayor January 1st so this may not last long
Look to Canada for your answer & so far they are managing well…i wouldn’t live over there though

 2 months ago '17        #6
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Smh, just ship them out somewhere else

 2 months ago '16        #7
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 Skateboard T said
Literally dope,

This will lower incarcerations, overdoses for sure. Hard to gauge overall “drug use” numbers because the metrics are hard to compare and don’t tell the full story of the users (typically measured in terms of whether they used in last year or last month but, that doesn’t really tell us if addicts are getting help when the numbers go down or if recreational use by non addicts is on the rise when the numbers go up).

At least it’s trying something new instead of the usual throw them in prison and hope it works out strategy.
Nah, these idiots think that drug addicts are 'immoral' and thus deserve to be either in prison or on the street.
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 2 months ago '11        #8
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 Skateboard T said
I don’t think they put these in places that don’t already have those problems…and this will at least bring them indoors and off the street.

So, depends on where the put these but overseas they tend to be in close proximity to clinics or inside of clinics
you don't see many fiends roaming Washington heights as you do East Harlem, both are majority Brown and Black neighborhoods

East Harlem has a lot methadone clinics with a lot of fiends wandering around them this the neighborhood hates


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 2 months ago '11        #9
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 LuxG2 said
Look to Canada for your answer & so far they are managing well…i wouldn’t live over there though
I don't, but I frequent a neighborhood bordering one
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 2 months ago '11        #10
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 2 months ago '20        #11
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 Sin said
you don't see many fiends roaming Washington heights as you do East Harlem, both are majority Brown and Black neighborhoods

East Harlem has a lot methadone clinics with a lot of fiends wandering around them this the neighborhood hates
Yeah the heights doesn’t really have a dope fiend problem like the Bronx does. This is a bad idea. Dudes in the heights just gonna start selling dope eventually
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 2 months ago '11        #12
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 POWER RAPS said
Yeah the heights doesn’t really have a dope fiend problem like the Bronx does. This is a bad idea. Dudes in the heights just gonna start selling dope eventually
You have to wonder whether these type of clinics draw in the dealers and fiends to these neighborhoods

They have to bring the drugs to the clinic so of course you’ll buy in near by
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 2 months ago '19        #13
GetYaCoinsKing  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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I have mixed feelings about this, I understand the Portugal model has yielded positive results but in NYC the problem with this is that it isn't the best place to do this; Its too crowded and we all know these places get packed so you'll be having a bunch of junkies hanging around your properties attracting drug dealers, pimps and potential crime.

I'm telling ya i seen the sh*t go left out in the Bay when i was out there.
@ i know you're trolling but i truly think the US should work with another country to rehabilitate these homeless via philanthropy by sending them to needy countries, Mfs just need a purpose that's all.
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 2 months ago '16        #14
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 Sin said
East Harlem has a lot methadone clinics with a lot of fiends wandering around them this the neighborhood hates
That part.

People acting like it’s “Hamsterdam” off “The Wire”, my beef isn’t necessarily with outcome it’s execution.
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 2 months ago '20        #15
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 Sin said
You have to wonder whether these type of clinics draw in the dealers and fiends to these neighborhoods

They have to bring the drugs to the clinic so of course you’ll buy in near by
The heights is known for weed and coke at good prices with a weed spot on almost every block. As someone who grew up in that neighborhood I can confirm these dudes are gonna jump at the opportunity to make money.
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 2 months ago '11        #16
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 bones2009 said
That part.

People acting like it’s “Hamsterdam” off “The Wire”, my beef isn’t necessarily with outcome it’s execution.
he's trying to make it uncomfortable for the residents to speed up the gentrification
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 2 months ago '11        #17
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 POWER RAPS said
The heights is known for weed and coke at good prices with a weed spot on almost every block. As someone who grew up in that neighborhood I can confirm these dudes are gonna jump at the opportunity to make money.
destroying the neighborhood
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 2 months ago '04        #18
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Injections for everyone.
Might as well, since they’re injecting people with sh*t and not giving them the ingredients, anyway.
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 2 months ago '17        #19
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Nobody gonna mention Hamsterdam? This site fell off
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 2 months ago '16        #20
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 2 months ago '18        #21
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 Majestic said
Smh, just ship them out somewhere else
outerspace.
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 2 months ago '17        #22
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I hope this can help them.
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 2 months ago '15        #23
Hellmatic 
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This doctor has talked about them doing this and apparently its worked to great benefit

The beginning to both of these




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 2 months ago '04        #24
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instead of helping them get off the drugs, lets have them shoot up somewhere we know so they dont become nuisances to us like dog sh!t left on the streets
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 2 months ago '11        #25
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 xbossxplayax said
instead of helping them get off the drugs, lets have them shoot up somewhere we know so they dont become nuisances to us like dog sh!t left on the streets
But they become a nuisance to the neighborhoods because homeless addicts don’t have anyplace to go so they just sit around the clinic waiting for there next high

And the dealers gravitate towards them to make the sales
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