New York City’s far left mayor Bill de Blasio had a plan to deal with all of the drug needles in public parks. He had boxes installed where drug users could discard their used needles. Would you believe this plan backfired and produced the exact opposite effect it was supposed to?
The New York Post reports:
De Blasio’s plan to safely dispose of used needles is failing
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to have junkies toss their used syringes into special receptacles has failed to clean up drug-infested parks, and the bins are serving more as suggestion boxes — spreading the message that the city is OK with them shooting up there.
Official statistics obtained by The Post from the first six months of de Blasio’s controversial program show that parks in the Bronx are still littered with dangerous hypodermic needles, with nearly 60,000 found on the ground compared with just 7,000 in Hizzoner’s 44 locked containers.
Even worse, the green metal bins are seen as a welcome mat for druggies to take over the parks, said one addict who openly injected himself in St. Mary’s Park in the Bronx Thursday morning with what he said was a speedball of heroin and cocaine.
“They’re giving permission with that box,” said Javier Martinez, 32.
“Kids don’t come here. They don’t build anything for them like a playground. If they don’t want us doing drugs, why are they putting the boxes here?”
Who could have predicted that this wouldn’t work out as well as intended?