Far left New York City mayor Bill de Blasio sure has strange priorities. While you may feel sympathy for drug addicts, does the idea of safe shooting spaces sound like something you would want in your town?
New York City Mayor Set to Open ‘Safe Drug Shooting Centers’ to Combat Opioid Crisis
On Thursday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a new plan to open safe drug shooting centers – supervised drug injection facilities that he says will help curb the opioid crisis sweeping the Big Apple.
According to the mayor’s office the sites will be “safe” places for drug addicts to use illegal narcotics. But drug counselors will be on hand to offer users advice on how to get clean of their drug habits, Fox News reported.
Alongside the drug rehab counselors, the centers will also be staffed with medical professionals who will supervise users and will be on hand in case of an overdose.
“After a rigorous review of similar efforts across the world, and after careful consideration of public health and safety expert views, we believe overdose prevention centers will save lives and get more New Yorkers into the treatment they need to beat this deadly addiction,” de Blasio’s office said in a statement.
Is this really about helping people or is it about de Blasio pandering to his far left base? He is probably going to run in 2020 so it’s a fair question.