Narcan machines & BBQ blues: Letters to the Editor — June 7, 2023

Narcan machines & BBQ blues: Letters to the Editor — June 7, 2023

The Issue: The metropolis’s resolution to place drug paraphernalia in free meting out machines.

Now we’re putting in road merchandising machines meting out free drug merchandise to addicts (“This is the vend,” June 6)? Who’s Mayor Adams kidding? I voted for him.

God assist us.

Schellie Hagan

This isn’t April Fool’s Day, however the NYC taxpayer is the butt of the joke right here. Eleven thousand {dollars} for a merchandising machine that in a matter of days will probably be smashed and its contents up on the market on the road.

Health Commissioner Ashwin Vasan should see the sky in a unique coloration from the remainder of us. This “device” to save lots of these with habit solely provides free rein for them to proceed.

If the commissioner actually desires to start out with a plan, begin by attacking the problem head-on: Find the cash the de Blasio administration had for mental-health considerations and use it in a optimistic approach, as a substitute of as yet one more taxpayer burden gone mistaken.

Doc Ludemann
Bridgeport, Conn.

The merchandising machines value $11,000 every.
Gregory P. Mango

As an addict in restoration (opiods/alcohol), I can say that the one factor these merchandising machines will present is an countless debate, on this case amongst people who find themselves excessive.

They’ll be arguing about whether or not extracting sufficient Narcan can provide their excessive a lift.

Kathryn Ruskin
Boynton Beach, Fla.

All it’s a must to do is have a visible of an overdosing, scrambling drug abuser or his companion fumbling with the machine to dispense Narcan to understand the madness of such a preposterous treatment.

The well being commissioner should return to the drafting board and do some extra credible brainstorming.

Ronald G. Frank
West Orange, NJ

Vending machines for drug addicts will encourage drug abuse fairly than stopping it.

This is an egregious mistake made by this horrible administration; simply as with the state legalizing marijuana.

The metropolis continues to fall and all Adams is frightened about is his subsequent evening out.

The federal authorities flails, as does our state authorities at each stage.

The American folks have, with good motive, misplaced all religion in each stage of our authorities.

Allison Luke
Rockville Centre

Local residents barbeque food on the street in New York City.

NYC is hoping to crackdown on road barbeques.
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The Issue: A metropolis crackdown on road barbecues as different crimes run rampant.

Whoever got here up with the concept that eliminating barbecues will curb gun violence will not be certified for his or her job (“Throw a crimp on the barbie!” June 4). This is an absurd notion.

How about coping with the precise drawback? Put criminals in jail, and maintain them there for a extremely very long time.

Outlaw weapons, interval. If you’re feeling that you must defend your self, then put up your dukes.

If you’re a sick person who feels the necessity to hunt to get your rocks off? Let me simply say that the world can be a greater place with out individuals who suppose that murdering animals is a sport.

Lastly, dismantle the NRA. All cults are a sick factor.

Give Wayne LaPierre, Lauren Boebert and all the opposite Republican gun nuts the boot.

Then have an actual American barbecue.

Kreg Ramone

I now understand that lenient bail legal guidelines should not the problem when it come to rising crime. The actual trigger is the grilling of hamburgers and hotdogs on the streets!

Luckily, the brand new “damaged home windows” technique of Mayor Adams and Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell to cease these barbecues will assist scale back the crime drawback.

William J. Carroll



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