When Heroin Hits the White Suburbs Suddenly it’s not a crime problem, it’s a health problem

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    Aug 19, 2015 9:38 PM GMT
    https://www.themarshallproject.org/2015/08/12/when-heroin-hits-the-white-suburbs
    Heroin use and abuse in America has dramatically increased over the past decade. Between 2006 and 2013, federal records reveal, the number of first-time heroin users doubled, from 90,000 to 169,000...

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    One public official after another, in states both “red” and “blue,” has pressed in recent years to treat increased heroin use as a public-safety problem as opposed to a criminal-justice matter best left to police, prosecutors, and judges...

    What accounts for the differences? Clearly policymakers know more today than they did then about the societal costs of waging a war on drugs, and dispatching low-level, nonviolent drug offenders to prison for decades. The contemporary criminal-justice system places more emphasis on treatment and reform than it did, say, during the Reagan years or when New York’s draconian “Rockefeller laws” were passed in the 1970s. But there may be another explanation for the less hysterical reaction, one that few policymakers have been willing to acknowledge: race.
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    Aug 19, 2015 9:43 PM GMT
    theantijock saidWhen Heroin Hits the White Suburbs Suddenly it’s not a crime problem, it’s a health problem
    And to protest the "health problem" they get fat women to wear tight pink t-shirts and hog the sidewalk. icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 19, 2015 9:49 PM GMT
    see, now I was being nice and avoiding commenting on the fat white women. lol

    all I did was post a picture. you pointed to it. shame on you.
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    Aug 19, 2015 10:15 PM GMT
    nothing worse than a fat white woman junkie icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 19, 2015 11:08 PM GMT
    White folk cray

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    Aug 19, 2015 11:14 PM GMT
    theantijock saidsee, now I was being nice and avoiding commenting on the fat white women. lol

    all I did was post a picture. you pointed to it. shame on you.
    They're not black so it's not hate speech. icon_razz.gif
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    Aug 20, 2015 1:23 AM GMT
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    theantijock saidsee, now I was being nice and avoiding commenting on the fat white women. lol

    all I did was post a picture. you pointed to it. shame on you.
    They're not black so it's not hate speech. icon_razz.gif


    Well maybe not but you were fat shaming the nice lady in the large jeans. Hey, she can't help it if she's too upper middle class for spandex.