Heroin sweeping New Lenox

Heroin sweeping New Lenox

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AgainstH

Frankfort, IL

#1 May 16, 2012
Heroin is becoming a huge problem in new lenox, what is going on with these cops around here? A kid died froma heroin overdose 2 days ago in new lenox. More and more kids around here are starting to do it and ruining there lives.
well

Mount Prospect, IL

#2 May 16, 2012
AgainstH wrote:
Heroin is becoming a huge problem in new lenox, what is going on with these cops around here? A kid died froma heroin overdose 2 days ago in new lenox. More and more kids around here are starting to do it and ruining there lives.
What's wrong with these kids and their parents? You want the cops to be a baby sitter or parent for your kid? Get real.
Jack

Chicago, IL

#3 May 16, 2012
Everywhere you go in this town, you see these low life kids. Not hard to pick them out of a crowd. Hey, if you're stupid enough to try it.... OH WELL!
AgainstH

Frankfort, IL

#4 May 16, 2012
well wrote:
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What's wrong with these kids and their parents? You want the cops to be a baby sitter or parent for your kid? Get real.
Sometimes parents can't do anything about it... you don't realize it, kid's can say they are going to go out to do this or that and really be doing drugs.. alot of parents are blind and i 100% guarentee that. You can't keep your eye on you child every second. This post anyway is aimed toward the people bringing in into the town.
well

Mount Prospect, IL

#5 May 16, 2012
AgainstH wrote:
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Sometimes parents can't do anything about it... you don't realize it, kid's can say they are going to go out to do this or that and really be doing drugs.. alot of parents are blind and i 100% guarentee that. You can't keep your eye on you child every second. This post anyway is aimed toward the people bringing in into the town.
You are asking the police to act as parents. Who do you think is selling drugs? You think it is people from the outside? Drugs have always been in the area, usually being sold by another kid. Parents need to do a better job of policing their children.

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Since: Dec 11

New Lenox, IL

#6 May 16, 2012
Jack wrote:
Everywhere you go in this town, you see these low life kids. Not hard to pick them out of a crowd. Hey, if you're stupid enough to try it.... OH WELL!
It might be a little more difficult than you think
secret id

New Lenox, IL

#7 May 16, 2012
It was around when I attended Lincoln way, but not as prevalent. It is becoming more of a social drug as opposed to a low-life crack head 'thing'.
It's not alway easy to pick out the users. Until you have had to deal with addiction personally, you may not want to be so quick to judge. It's a sad, sad disease.
I believe we should continue educating children AND adults on signs of abuse, and effects of use.
What

New Lenox, IL

#8 May 16, 2012
well wrote:
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You are asking the police to act as parents. Who do you think is selling drugs? You think it is people from the outside? Drugs have always been in the area, usually being sold by another kid. Parents need to do a better job of policing their children.
I don't think they are asking the police to act as parents. I think they are asking the police to arrest the people dealing these drugs to our kids. Maybe if they spent more time doing that than randomly running license plates and catching people doing 5 over in the construction zone they wouldn't get criticized.
secret id

New Lenox, IL

#9 May 16, 2012
What wrote:
<quoted text>I don't think they are asking the police to act as parents. I think they are asking the police to arrest the people dealing these drugs to our kids. Maybe if they spent more time doing that than randomly running license plates and catching people doing 5 over in the construction zone they wouldn't get criticized.
I agree! I can imagine that it's hard to know who is dealing all of the drugs in our area; but I would hope they had some idea regarding a few of them.
Bad thing is, im sure kids and adults will find what they are looking for somewhere else.. Id rather it be difficult on them though
Unincorporated

New Lenox, IL

#10 May 16, 2012
If people want to get high, they are going to get high. You can't stop them. There is no way you can keep drugs out of a community if there is a market for them. Legalization is the answer. No proit, no dealing.
Poor Society

Washington, DC

#11 May 16, 2012
What wrote:
<quoted text>I don't think they are asking the police to act as parents. I think they are asking the police to arrest the people dealing these drugs to our kids. Maybe if they spent more time doing that than randomly running license plates and catching people doing 5 over in the construction zone they wouldn't get criticized.
Because no drug dealer ever drives without a license or with suspended or expired license. Or no drug dealer ever has a warrant for his arrest.
On one hand you cry that the police don't do anything, but then you cry when they are doing traffic stops. My god you are bright.
Get a clue, no matter how many traffic stops are conducted or sweeps of schools, your everyday run of the mill child, or athlete, or burnout, or whoever can get their hands on drugs. It is sad and it's going to get worse.
Police departments are like every other place, cutbacks, layoffs, not replacing retired personnel.
I am sure that good parenting does go a long way, not saying that if you are the best parent your kid won't do drugs. But then you get people like this jagnuts that blame the police, take responsibility for your child. It comes down to a choice. Should I or shouldn't I? I think that is taught by parents, not the police. If you can't handle it then stop reproducing.
whoa

Manhattan, IL

#12 May 16, 2012
The moms Facebook said recent activity "likes medical marijuana".

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Since: Dec 11

New Lenox, IL

#13 May 16, 2012
Unincorporated wrote:
If people want to get high, they are going to get high. You can't stop them. There is no way you can keep drugs out of a community if there is a market for them. Legalization is the answer. No proit, no dealing.
I completely agree. When activities, substances, etc are prohibited, all that tends to happen is a dirtying of the market in which they are sold.
Sealed it

Washington, DC

#14 May 16, 2012
I guess if an unemployed, parents basement dweller, and self proclaimed anarchist believes it should be legalized then that seals it for me.
I still think you will have problems with legalization. The main problem is that people that are hooked are still going to commit crimes to support their habit. If you have been breaking into homes and cars to support your habit are you going to all of a sudden stop, find a job or get an education, and support your habit with the money you earn?
You will still have the overdoses, which taxpayers are on the hook for when a person who recovers can't or won't pay their medical bills.
And you have also made it far more accessible. You will still read the stories about a guy who bought a legalized drug and gave it out at a party and another kid dies after using the supplied product.
Out Out

Arlington, VA

#15 May 16, 2012
We need to stop this scourge!
NL Mom

Plainfield, IL

#16 May 16, 2012
whoa wrote:
The moms Facebook said recent activity "likes medical marijuana".
Seriously? I cant believe a mom would post something like that. Who is this mom & what is she thinking?

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Since: Dec 11

New Lenox, IL

#17 May 17, 2012
Sealed it wrote:
I guess if an unemployed, parents basement dweller, and self proclaimed anarchist believes it should be legalized then that seals it for me.
This would be a fine refutation of what I said if you scratch out what I actually said and replace it with "you should legalize it because I say so".
Sealed it wrote:
I still think you will have problems with legalization. The main problem is that people that are hooked are still going to commit crimes to support their habit. If you have been breaking into homes and cars to support your habit are you going to all of a sudden stop, find a job or get an education, and support your habit with the money you earn?
I think "still" is the keyword here.

I don't intend to suggest that legalizing drugs makes everything better. I simply think that legalizing makes more sense and ends with less problems than criminalizing.
LOL

Wilmington, IL

#18 May 17, 2012
Out Out wrote:
We need to stop this scourge!
How ? By telling people it's not a good idea ? They hear it every day. Some people are just plain idiots and losers.
well

New Lenox, IL

#19 May 17, 2012
I have yet to read where a hard core drug dealer was arrested from police randomly running their plates. All I see in the blotter are a lot of peole of the same nationality being ticketed and or arrested for driving without a license or insurance. They spend a lot of time doing that. They aren't going to solve the heroin problem running plates.
Poor Society wrote:
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Because no drug dealer ever drives without a license or with suspended or expired license. Or no drug dealer ever has a warrant for his arrest.
On one hand you cry that the police don't do anything, but then you cry when they are doing traffic stops. My god you are bright.
Get a clue, no matter how many traffic stops are conducted or sweeps of schools, your everyday run of the mill child, or athlete, or burnout, or whoever can get their hands on drugs. It is sad and it's going to get worse.
Police departments are like every other place, cutbacks, layoffs, not replacing retired personnel.
I am sure that good parenting does go a long way, not saying that if you are the best parent your kid won't do drugs. But then you get people like this jagnuts that blame the police, take responsibility for your child. It comes down to a choice. Should I or shouldn't I? I think that is taught by parents, not the police. If you can't handle it then stop reproducing.
your a genius

Chicago, IL

#20 May 17, 2012
well wrote:
<quoted text>I have yet to read where a hard core drug dealer was arrested from police randomly running their plates. All I see in the blotter are a lot of peole of the same nationality being ticketed and or arrested for driving without a license or insurance. They spend a lot of time doing that. They aren't going to solve the heroin problem running plates.
Yes because the smart thing would be to announce to the press when a drug dealer, who may give information about other dealers, is arrested. I am sure the police would never charge a guy with a license infraction and not announce charges about drugs because they are being used as an informant.

And what is your beef with people getting pulled over for not having a valid license or insurance. I am sure you are the type that wouldn't bitch and cry if you were hit by someone with no license/insurance. I'm sure you would be on here starting a topic with "why don't the police get these people with no license/insurance".
If you don't think traffic stops lead to drugs, you are not very smart. And just because a newspaper prints stories about suspended license doesn't mean there isn't anything that YOU don't know.

And "solving the heroin problem" falls on more than just the police.

Do some research on how many drugs are taken off the street because of traffic stops, or from information received from traffic stops.

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