Needles in the streets

Needles in the streets

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whocares

Salem, MO

#1 Mar 17, 2013
You can't take a walk in this town without seeing a needle lying on the side of the road. Why is noone saying or doing anything about this? My son witnessed someone shooting up at a stop sign near our house. Real nice eh. Can't take that back. It is pretty pathetic that people can't even keep their trash to them selves. Someone is turning a blind eye and not doing their jobs. So many churches in the area and so little action. Sad and unbelievably disgusted!
Sam

Rolla, MO

#2 Mar 17, 2013
So you are putting the blame on the churches?What are they going to do??If you son is smart enough to know someone is shooting up at a stop sign maybe he has been around it in the family not many kids would know unless they have been around it.If you see it report it....
the other woman

Steelville, MO

#3 Mar 18, 2013
Sam wrote:
So you are putting the blame on the churches?What are they going to do??If you son is smart enough to know someone is shooting up at a stop sign maybe he has been around it in the family not many kids would know unless they have been around it.If you see it report it....
Schools show kids at young ages "no drugs- w pictures" I knew at a very young age and not bc I knew anyone "doing it"
right

United States

#4 Mar 18, 2013
The no drugs in school are very graphic. They show you exactly where to shoot and how to do it. They even tell the kids the safest drugs and the ones that might kill you. Good for the schools.. They need more money for hvac.
whocares

Salem, MO

#5 Mar 18, 2013
Like I said who cares. Not Sam apparently he is shifting the blame turning a blind eye. I am not at all blaming the churches. It's called community action. I was trying to make the point that there are so many christians that turn a blind eye. You proved my point. My son participates in the school drug program. Just because is educated does not mean he has "been around it". Pretty self explanatory scene. I have and I will continue to report it.
right

United States

#6 Mar 18, 2013
Pick them up wash them up and resell them.Should be a good market if you see them all over.
Dick

Rolla, MO

#7 Mar 18, 2013
Thats a good idea,maybe her son could save up for his first car that way,or he could just save them for a few years and use them himself with his friends
Sam

Rolla, MO

#8 Mar 18, 2013
Christians dont turn the blind eye,most likely they are drunk or doing sexual stuff with a "friend" and just dont see whats going on.
Ridiculousness

United States

#9 Mar 18, 2013
Seriously, even for the trash often on these threads I have never heard such a stupid comment. Just because a child is EDUCATED, as our youth should be, does not mean they have been subjected to drugs at home. How hard is it for someone to identify a junkie sticking themselves with a needle anyways, that seems very obvious to me. It's very true that drug addiction, specifically intravenous usage is out of control in that little town. Look at all the young beautiful souls in that town that have been stolen by drugs? Many who come from good families who didn't subject them to it. Look at all the over dose deaths that have been swept under the rugs yet they all involve the same circle of people. When will people begin to care and not just complain.
Salem

United States

#10 Mar 19, 2013
U ever stop to think maybe the person was a diabetic and had to now the ones on the streets well that should be on the city to keep the streets clean
right

United States

#11 Mar 19, 2013
That was a good one Salem. I know that was a joke because no one could be so stupid to say something like you just said.
lol

Salem, MO

#12 Mar 21, 2013
Salem wrote:
U ever stop to think maybe the person was a diabetic and had to now the ones on the streets well that should be on the city to keep the streets clean
Salem dose have a street sweeper.or maybe they could hang used needle disposal bins on all the wooden post stop signs.
Switch

Gower, MO

#13 Mar 23, 2013
Do what I do. Put on some gloves, thick clothing, carry a biohazard bag and PICK THE DAMN THINGS UP. Stop bitching about it and get out there and do something! Never seen me? Of course you haven't, you're content to focus on he filth and eschew redemption. Those of you that HAVE seen me, you know who you are...next time stop and help. Be the change, folks. It's not difficult.
geez

Jefferson City, MO

#14 Mar 23, 2013
Sam wrote:
So you are putting the blame on the churches?What are they going to do??If you son is smart enough to know someone is shooting up at a stop sign maybe he has been around it in the family not many kids would know unless they have been around it.If you see it report it....
Well thank God the kid knows its not right to be sticking a needle in ur arm at a stop sign..geeze.
Sam

Rolla, MO

#15 Mar 23, 2013
geez wrote:
<quoted text>Well thank God the kid knows its not right to be sticking a needle in ur arm at a stop sign..geeze.
LOL,Yes the family must have showen him that's not safe.Go to a parking lot and do it there,has soon has u are done put the needle in the recycle box that is nailed on the stop sign.
whocares

Salem, MO

#16 Mar 24, 2013
Kind of crazy how everyone is so defensive on this subject. Gee sorry fot bitching I thought of it more like creating awareness. I have picked them up around my house but don't wanna take the risk of picking them up all over town nor do I want them in my trash can. So yes I do feel the city holds some responsibility on this issue. What do we elect and pay these officials for. Pardon me I forgot topix is only for subjects like who is cheating on who and trash talking not issues of importance.
this is not cool

Mount Vernon, MO

#17 Mar 29, 2013
There is a lot of needles on the streets.. i go for walks with my kids and have seen plenty. This issue is out of control. about two years ago i moved into a nice neighborhood with nice houses my son went outside and came back in with a used needle:( all of our children are at risk not only for hep but also aids and hiv. and there are many diabetics out there i have actually had to give my grandmother her novalog shot while on the go. but they are disposed of properly. how many diabetics are going to throw their needle on the side of the road? Now ask yourself how.many needle pushers are goig to throw them on the the road? This issue is out of control and the city needs to do something about this.
Sam

Rolla, MO

#18 Mar 29, 2013
this is not cool wrote:
There is a lot of needles on the streets.. i go for walks with my kids and have seen plenty. This issue is out of control. about two years ago i moved into a nice neighborhood with nice houses my son went outside and came back in with a used needle:( all of our children are at risk not only for hep but also aids and hiv. and there are many diabetics out there i have actually had to give my grandmother her novalog shot while on the go. but they are disposed of properly. how many diabetics are going to throw their needle on the side of the road? Now ask yourself how.many needle pushers are goig to throw them on the the road? This issue is out of control and the city needs to do something about this.
Now you ask yourself how many good neighborhoods with nice houses in salem mo.?33% are Hud houses
sick

Odessa, MO

#19 Mar 31, 2013
I want to make it a point to say that a diabetic will not be shooting insulin into their veins. Not only that...Salem is known for meth use. People are ahooting up their meth...etc...and disposing of their equiptment improperly...well when a kid geta stabbed and gets hep c...then maybe that will bring awareness to the sad pathetic community called Salem Missouri. Salem needs to be cleaned...I do not even enjoy visiting Salem and would never want to live there. I have spent time there and I seen enough in five minutes of being there to disgust me. I like the comment from Switch...put on gloves...and pick them up...or report them to the police and they will pick them up. Quit your bitching and do something. Salem is full of needle junkies with Hep C, do not act so surprised when you see people walking around with their teeth rotting out of their skulls. Meth is not your friend..it makes you fucking disgusting. Grow up and get lives.
smalltown

Salem, MO

#20 Apr 5, 2013
whocares wrote:
You can't take a walk in this town without seeing a needle lying on the side of the road. Why is noone saying or doing anything about this? My son witnessed someone shooting up at a stop sign near our house. Real nice eh. Can't take that back. It is pretty pathetic that people can't even keep their trash to them selves. Someone is turning a blind eye and not doing their jobs. So many churches in the area and so little action. Sad and unbelievably disgusted!
I Agree I was walking with my niece n nephew one day and used needles all over the ground by the street. My niece had sandles on and walked on them accidentally. Thank goodness she didnt get pricked by one of these no telling what kind of disease she could of caught. This us an area close by the middle school where known drug users have been seen shooting up and little kids walk here all the time. The cops was called they said they would come and dispose of them. We wT hed for over 3 hours the cops never showed up to dispose of them. This town has a lot of druggies and most of the female ones thats been caught shooting up by schools never get in trouble makes me wonder what kind of favors this girls are doing for the cops here. If it was anyone else their asses would be rotting in jail.

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