Pubdate: Fri, 16 Dec 2016
Source: Ottawa Sun (CN ON)
Copyright: 2016 Canoe Limited Partnership
Author: Ken Glofcheskie
Page: 18
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor.


I must respond to the uninformed idea that supervised injection sites
are a no-go for police. Police are directed not to make any simple
drug possession arrests near the facilities, but should any other
crimes such as assault or trafficking occur, you can be assured police
will be there immediately. The call is often made by staff themselves.

As for criminal activity near these places, the addicts tend to
self-police the area as they better than anyone understand the
importance of such facilities and will not allow activities that would
jeopardize their existence.

Harm reduction has been a medically proven asset in addressing
addiction for decades now - time to change these 1950s attitudes.

Ken Glofcheskie


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(Fair points.)
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