Homelessness and drug habit are a rising drawback in cities all around the nation, however maybe most visibly within the northwest, the place progressive leaders have allowed the issue to flourish.
In Seattle, the Democrat mayor is proposing to offer homeless drug addicts ‘reward playing cards’ they will use to entry remedy companies.
That is what passes for resolution coverage in blue America.
The Submit Millennial stories:
Mayor of Seattle desires to resolve drug disaster with reward playing cards
Seattle Democratic Mayor Bruce Harrell unveiled his fentanyl and downtown activation plan on Monday to fight the large drug disaster plaguing town and even included a pilot analysis program to supply reward playing cards to encourage drug addicts to just accept remedy companies.
589 individuals died as a result of overdoses in Seattle in 2022, the bulk attributed to fentanyl and meth, in accordance with metropolis information. 708 individuals in King County died from fentanyl in 2022, a mean of 1.94 a day.
As of March 15, 172 individuals in King County have already died of an overdose involving fentanyl, a mean of two.32 a day…
Seattle residents and enterprise homeowners have stated the drug disaster on the streets is scaring individuals and companies away from the downtown core. Addicts usually refuse to just accept provides of shelter or companies so Harrell’s plan additionally contains offering low-dollar reward playing cards to incentivize addicts to get remedy.
The plan additionally referred to as for creating extra assets for individuals coping with habit equivalent to a “contingency administration” program to maintain overdose survivors clear and enhance entry to overdose prevention medicine like Narcan, which is being distributed by way of new strategies together with merchandising machines in King County.
It’s superb that that is an American metropolis.
DOWNTOWN DISASTER: On Saturday, addicts have been utilizing meth and fentanyl in entrance of youngsters and vacationers. One younger man even overdosed! Seattle Police(@SeattlePD) officers had some available and saved his life. #Seattle pic.twitter.com/txgvFTCLnT
— Jonathan Choe Journalist (Seattle) (@choeshow) April 17, 2023
Reward playing cards are usually not going to resolve this drawback.
It’s utterly uncontrolled.