News Free, taxpayer funded, heroin in Ithaca NY

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  1. the G-man

    the G-man Well-Known Member

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    Ithaca Plan: Harm reduction pillar calls for access to heroin, safe usage locations

    ITHACA, N.Y. -- In a stairway located 107 seconds away from Dewitt Park in downtown Ithaca, used heroin needles and condoms littered the secluded steps Monday morning -- the same as every morning.

    That ... is exactly the kind of thing officials hope to prevent with the radical new measures proposed in The Ithaca Plan... essentially allowing addicts to get free heroin and shoot up in a safe, clean locations...

    Mayor Svante Myrick -- who founded a drug task force to research the heroin epidemic happening in Ithaca two years ago -- is an advocate...

    In short, heroin assisted therapy allows an addict to get heroin from a doctor and use it under supervision, similar to prescribed medication....while there have been overdoses at the sites, none have been fatal.​

    I can sort of see legalization, but giving it away on the taxpayer's dime?
     
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    Avery Well-Known Member Banned User

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    The mayor is a token that got into cornell, cause he had the same obama story. White mom w/ deadbeat black dad. That town is brain dead, not surprised.

    I know a couple of sjws that live there. When they get robbed by junkies they beg on facebook for money. Lol.
     
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    Yeah, even some of the locals call him "baby Obama."
     
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    I'm moving to Ithaca
     
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    Heh, but seriously, I could see a lot of places cleaning out their welfare rolls by giving addicts a bus ticket and a copy of the mayor's announcement.
     
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    are there still people in jail for weed?

    Because if so I think they might be pissed hearing about this...
     
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    Anything to get Upstate New York people off meth, I guess.
     
  8. ScottBaiosPenis

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    it sounds insane but look at the netherlands this program has literally eliminated street use of heroin, the rate of new addicts has dropped to zero, crime ridden drug den areas have been totally cleaned up, drug related street crimes drop to nothing.

    what we're doing is NOT working lets at least TRY something eelse
     
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    if u think it sounds dumb at least take time to google it
    it has been tried numerous other places including canada most of the junkies get jobs and live normal in society.
    lets be honest most methadone clinics are subsidized heavily from the tax payers dime and methadone gets u WAAAAY higher than heroin
     
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    Fair enough but then I want free whiskey and cigarettes too.
     
  11. ScottBaiosPenis

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    ur robbing ppl for whiskey and smokes?

    i can say 100% as a cleaned up junkie even free dope would not lure me back, it is hell i want no part of it.

    reemember these guys are not getting loaded off the stuff they just give you enough so ur not sick. i believe they dose u 2x a day which if you are a hard core junkie is not even really enough but you wont get SICK you will be a little strung out though. its certainly not a fun life but it gives ppl enough room to get off the streets
     
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    You really think people don't steal for booze money?
     
  13. ScottBaiosPenis

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    i go to a AA at a homeless shelter ive never heard anyone talk about it ,no...maybe it happens IDK ,considering the price of liquor compare to dope id have to say its much less likely
     
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    things like that make sense in NY
     
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    I've seen cases where people steal for, or steal, booze many times over my years in court.
     
  16. ScottBaiosPenis

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    idk ican understand stealing liquor, stealing for it? maybe but doing the simple numbers a handle of everclear is like 30 bucks or less. the most desperate alcoholic probably wont finish that in less than a day. a single dope shot will be $30 minimum up to $100 most junkies i know have to shoot at least 2 bundles (20 bags, $200 worth) a day to keep from geting sick. the ones who dont pan handle go to a day labor place that pays close to that amount every day, the dealers sell the shit rtight next door to the place, it takes ur whole days pay just to keep from being sick
     
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    Yep.