“The bottom line is that overdose prevention sites — which exist in more than 100 cities around the world — offer compassion for fellow human beings,” Mayor Jim Kenney said in a statement Tuesday. “Our job as a city is to support efforts to alleviate suffering and to save lives.”
Scott said in other countries where sites have opened, there were “many years of talking while many thousands of people were dying. It’s no different here. Lots of people are talking. Lots of people are dying.”
Criminalization of drugs stands in the way of evidence-based policy. Science demands clarity, and criminalization of drugs only obscures the truth of how they operate in society.
Don’t ever let ‘em tell you they don’t have the money. They have plenty to spend on things that aren’t effective, cause harm, and waste taxpayer money.
…after a federal judge ruled Wednesday that Philly’s supervised injection site plan doesn’t violate federal law, I’d like to take this opportunity to say, loud and clear, for once and for all, put one in my damn backyard. Or at least my neighborhood… The people using are using alone. And they may die alone. They’re our neighbors, and we’re losing them.
There is only one way to solve a crisis like county lines and that is to legalise and regulate all drugs. – Arfon Jones, North Wales’s police and crime commissioner