“Safe” Injection Sites Gets Thumbs Down From Councilman Andy King

NYC Councilman Andy King, 12th Council District

Bronx Councilman Andy King recently sent out a “Dear Friend” letter to supporters explaining his opposition to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to create safe-injection sites for IV-drug users.

In the letter King asks, “Did you know the City of New York wants to open supervised drug dens for heroin users in our city?”

Last May, Mayor de Blasio announced plans to establish overdose prevention centers where drug users would have a “safe place” to use drugs under the supervision of trained staff. De Blasio’s plan calls for two sites in Manhattan, one in Brooklyn and one in The Bronx.

King’s objection to the proposal is simple: “If you want to prevent people from overdosing on drugs then give them the resources to get off of drugs.”
With the emphasis of an exclamation mark, he tells his constituents: “Inspire them to stop using drugs!”

To learn more about Councilman King’s thoughts on this issue, click here to see his video message.

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