I can’t even come up with a title for this post…..

The Heroin Task Force formed by Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and King County Executive Dow Constantine has endorsed the creation of safe-consumption sites for addicts, which would be a first in the U.S.

A majority of the task-force members support a place or places for addicts to use heroin and other drugs besides public restrooms, alleys or homeless encampments such as The Jungle, said Dr. Jeffrey Duchin, task force co-chair. The idea is that users could visit a supervised facility where they could get clean needles and anti-overdose medications as well as medical attention as needed and treatment opportunities.


Amsterdam tried this 3 decades ago and it was a disaster. Petty crime exploded and overdoses became epidemic. It didn’t work – given the choice between drugs and treatment, dope fiends will take the drugs every time.

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14 Responses to I can’t even come up with a title for this post…..

  1. bogsidebunny says:

    Democrat Liberal naïve “feel good” emotional mentality ideas are doomed to fail every time. But in the process lots of innocent people get hurt bad and the Democrats figure “Gee that’s too bad as long as we get some more voters recruited”.

    • Elmo says:

      Interesting. Now that you mention it, Democrat voters and heroine addicts DO have a lot in common, don’t they?

  2. Timbo says:

    You should see east hastings st in Vancouver bc.
    Not exaggerating – thousands of junkies.
    ….cause they have an injection site.

  3. anonymous says:

    So the police are HELPING addicts by giving them a safe place to shoot up ? Whats next – testing the heroin to make sure its safe to use ?

    • Wirecutter says:

      Fuck, in Amsterdam they had a barge where they kept the dope – it docked once a day that I know of, it might have been more often, I don’t know.

  4. irontomflint says:

    Look at the big picture. They are an ocean-side city and could “supply” safe illegal(ish) drugs for them to purchase and then safely shoot up. It’s an excellent way to “control” who gets the profits-I mean- it’s an excellent way to keep our citizens safe from bad drugs;)

  5. mark says:

    Cops seize pure stuff every once in a while.
    I’d just funnel pure H to the addicts every few weeks.

    Dead junkies require zero maintenance and commit zero crimes.

  6. bettysteve says:

    we have had “legal” shooting up rooms in Australia for years, a “safe” place to partake in very illegal drugs without fear of persecution, l laugh how with the demonizing of cigarettes and more and more restrictions on WHERE an Aussie can smoke a legal product, try going into one of these “legal shooting rooms” and try have a cigarette in there. At least there the filthy junkies drop their needles where kids and the innocents cannot step on them.
    ps, here junkies get free “fit kits”, but diabetics gotta pay for every needle they use.. follow the money l guess…

  7. Tennessee Budd says:

    A barge? 30 years ago, I’d be packing for Amsterdam. I’m smarter now (I hope–at least I ain’t running up dope anymore).

  8. Inbred Redneck says:

    Twenty-some years ago I got into a “discussion” with a soft-hearted/headed do-gooder who’d left Marin County to come up here to the hills. SF was talkin’ about a needle exchange program and I was tellin’ her it’d be cheaper and easier to just give ’em a gallon of bleach every week to clean their own needles. Her rationale was that they weren’t with it enough to realize that they should sterilize their spikes after each use, and couldn’t see the fallacy of them still bein’ smart enough to know they could trade in old needles for new. There is none so blind…

  9. bettysteve says:

    trade in old needles for new.. free bullets for gangbangers??

  10. idaho bob says:

    What do you expect? It’s Seattle.


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