Has anyone noticed the many drug rehab commercials and opioid addiction commercials play like some wonderful back with nature drug rehab spa and they contain all white people. Well, back in the day when the crack epidemic was mostly hitting black people or poor people, no one really gave a shit and just ignored it to allow major destruction of black communities, like South Jamaica. BUT flash forward to today, where the number one drug addiction is Opioid addiction, the prime choice of white people, especially in the suburbs and places like Long Island AND now all of a sudden, this is a BIG BIG ISSUE. When drug addiction was tearing up black communities back in the 80’s, no one blinked an eye or gave a shit. NOW all of a sudden we see tons of commercials with drug rehabs that look like all inclusive getaway spas or put drug places that cater to white folks in black communities like Jamaica as opposed to Long Island, since many come from there. Interesting I DON’T hear the far left white progressive liberals bringing this issue up, why all of a sudden this particular drug addiction is now a big deal. Seems like when white suburbia gets hit, now it becomes major press and WE MUST DO SOMETHING.
Take a look at the drug place, Lab Corp, on Hillside Avenue and 175th that opened about 8 months ago, sure you will see some black people, BUT the majority of folks are WHITE and you will notice the huge amount of Long Island taxis dropping the white folks off while they park in the Walgreen’s parking lot.
So now “we are concerned”, yet back in the 80’s or when black communities were affected, there was no major press, no fancy drug rehab commercials with a person lying on a massage table getting a massage or a person strolling through the woods for fresh air and to get back to nature.
Well, we were not concerned for the same reason that poisonous waste facilities like Royal Waste get placed smack in the middle of a residential downtown Jamaica area, yet Melinda Katz and crew gather to do a news story at some empty lot being used as a dump in Astoria where the luxury “Astoria Cove” was to be built (https://cleanupjamaicaqueens.wordpress.com/2017/04/07/katz-elected-officials-show-up-at-illegal-dump-in-astoria-so-where-are-they-all-with-the-major-pollutingpoisonous-royal-waste-dump-smack-in-residential-downtown-jamaica-guess-communities-of-c/). All my years I have not even heard once, Katz talk about the polluting Royal Waste (let alone come out for a press conference), yet she always knows how to mention “Jamaica Now Action Plan” and talk about how great Jamaica is. She and the do nothing elected hacks just don’t want to visit or mention “the elephant in the Jamaica living room”.
And this is the big issue I have with my progressive liberal brothers and sisters, they pick and choose their atrocities based on where they are located and who is affected. White and well to do, A GO…….Black and poor, FORGET ABOUT IT. Such major HYPOCRITES, staring with the Dope from Park Slope, Big Bird deBlasio and his pet City Speaker to Public Advocate Tish (you think she would be on this Royal Waste issue) and BP Katz to all of our local elected officials.
Officials attributed about 80% of the overdoses to opioids; out of those, 90% were caused by heroin or fentanyl, a powerful synthetic drug.
The stories of people dying to get high are as common as they are startling.
“I could recount to you story after story that would literally chill you,” Dermot Shea, the NYPD’s chief of crime control strategies, said Thursday. “Pregnant women overdosing. A couple, one is saved and an hour later we’re responding back to the same apartment for the other.”
The overall number of overdoses jumped about 39% last year from the year before. And the number of overdoses has more than doubled from two decades ago, prompting some health officials and cops to compare the opioid crisis to the crack epidemic of the ’80s and early ’90s.
The problem has gotten so bad, the NYPD has begun tracking opioid overdoses in “real time.” Every overdose report — from heroin or pain killers — is tracked in a system called RxStat — similar to the NYPD crime-tracking system CompStat — to identify “hot spots.”
All FDNY medics are trained and equipped with the drug, a spokeswoman said.
Police officials on Thursday revealed other alarming stats:
Heroin was involved in 59% of all overdose deaths in the city in 2015, the latest data available.
About 23% of overdose deaths in 2015 were attributed to pain pills.
While 1,300 people fatally overdosed in the city last year, 334 people were murdered and 225 died in car wrecks.
About 50,000 people across the country died of drug overdoses last year, while 38,000 people died in car crashes.
Between 2011 and 2015, heroin sales arrests in the city increased by 57%.
Police and health officials say that addressing the opioid issue requires a multi-layered approach, including public education and treatment.
“We can’t arrest our way out of this problem,” said NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill.
The NYPD has become more lenient on low-level drug offenders, focusing instead on nabbing big-time dealers, O’Neill said.
“When we interview those who have been lucky enough not to die after an overdose, we tell them we are not going to lock them up,” O’Neill said. “We want to know how and when they got their drugs.”
Mayor de Blasio has vowed to cut drug deaths by 35% over the next five years, spending $38 million a year on a new push to combat opioid addiction.
On Thursday, police chiefs from municipalities including Seattle, Philadelphia and Louisville searched for solutions and shared horror stories cops have seen on the frontlines.
Louisville Assistant Chief Gregory Burns Jr. said cops in his city sometimes are administering Narcan two or more times in a day — to the same person.
“This heroin problem, it reaches across color, it reaches across zip codes,” Burns said. “Rich people, poor people. It’s all across our city. So it’s a problem that we’re seen rise throughout the years.”