Grant to help deter Tazewell youths f...

Grant to help deter Tazewell youths from drugs, alcohol

There are 25 comments on the Bluefield Daily Telegraph story from Sep 17, 2013, titled Grant to help deter Tazewell youths from drugs, alcohol. In it, Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports that:

TAZEWELL, Va. - In 2012, more than 21 percent of Tazewell High School students and almost 20 percent of Tazewell Middle School students said in a survey they had ridden in a vehicle driven by someone who had been drinking.

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ithink

North Tazewell, VA

#1 Sep 17, 2013
I think the police need to man up and start enforcing all the laws. Kids who dip and smoke in public need to be arrested and charged with possession. All these kids that post pictures online or talk about smoking weed need to be searched and have charges filed if anything is found. And i think random drug testing needs to be brought into the school. I am a senior at Tazewell high and if i wanted drugs, i could have them in less than an hour.
stoned

Harrisonburg, VA

#2 Sep 17, 2013
"lost the war on drugs" tobacco and alcohol are more harmful than weed. nobody has ever died or overdosed on weed but tobacco and alcohol kill some one every day
Ithink

North Tazewell, VA

#3 Sep 17, 2013
that parents need to be held responsible for what their children are doing. This kind of prevention starts in the home. A policeman can't enforce the laws if the parents are going to get good attorneys and get them off, repeatedly. Good raising starts at home, and when Mom and Dad drink as much as the kids do, do drugs, buy fancy new cars, give them all the luxuries of life, to get them out of their hair, then trouble starts. And yes, I'm a parent. And no, mine don't have the best of everything. What they do have, they work for. So, I think that the prevention starts at home.
Really

Harrisonburg, VA

#4 Sep 17, 2013
This is not the first time our county has receive a big check to stop the drug abuse in the area. So look out, they will give themselves a pay increase, get new computers and some more toys, maybe hire some more paper pushers, print up some more handout and set back and watch the county go to hell.
james

United States

#5 Sep 17, 2013
Why is tazwell needing money too help kids not drink or drugs when tazwell lets two brothers that made sold and transported moonshine get away sith it tazwell got one brother but let the other one get off so why bother with money. I guess u mean too help kids drink and do drugs. TAXWELL needs to get thier pioritys n orfer we even tru too talk t the prosector dennis but he never returned a call guess that means he going to let them off even when brain ceabolt said he even hrlp cobly cunningham get rid of moonshine when ghe atf bustsd his home and took moonshine out of his house while he was at work but nothing was said about it n papers so tazwell residents u figure out why ur town needs money to stop kids drinking when ur town not stopping adults for selling anc making illegal moonshine alittle backwards stop the ones breaking law u stop young oned from wanting too follow the adults that showing ur kids how to do wrong
Really

Harrisonburg, VA

#6 Sep 20, 2013
Well did you read the local papers this week? What did they say they were going to use the money for? "First, it will add staff to facilitate coalition reach and growth. Second, it will promote a community that is wel-trained and engaged in the SPF process by providing CADCA training and guidance to coalition members." Right from the Free Press newspaper. Just like predicted, the money will all go to make the jolly old boys even fatter and happier. Will not help one poor addicted soul. What a waste and what a joke this place really is. And we keep electing the same old losers to run our county. We need kicked in the a$$.
jackie

United States

#7 Sep 21, 2013
End the war on drugs. Doctors over prescribe medicine to the poor to get them addicted and make money througj the justice system. Its a scam. Anyone who is pro war on drugs is ignorant of the facts. Dont seek to control others. Its a WAR on the CITIZENS. Its a CIVIL WAR.
jackie

United States

#8 Sep 21, 2013
ithink wrote:
I think the police need to man up and start enforcing all the laws. Kids who dip and smoke in public need to be arrested and charged with possession. All these kids that post pictures online or talk about smoking weed need to be searched and have charges filed if anything is found. And i think random drug testing needs to be brought into the school. I am a senior at Tazewell high and if i wanted drugs, i could have them in less than an hour.
why do u care if people around you dip or smoke? Why do you want people to pay fines and go to jail? What does that help? What would drug testing everyone do? Your weak minded and havent put any thought into your opinions. Answer those questions and lets see why you think what you do. Lets see if its reasonable. Everyone has a right to opinion but you act like you want to control everyone else. Im going to suggest you dont even know what drugs are or how they work. I suggest you dont understand.
Get Ready

North Tazewell, VA

#9 Sep 21, 2013
Jesus is coming soon! Are you ready?
Really

Harrisonburg, VA

#10 Sep 21, 2013
jackie wrote:
<quoted text>why do u care if people around you dip or smoke? Why do you want people to pay fines and go to jail? What does that help? What would drug testing everyone do? Your weak minded and havent put any thought into your opinions. Answer those questions and lets see why you think what you do. Lets see if its reasonable. Everyone has a right to opinion but you act like you want to control everyone else. Im going to suggest you dont even know what drugs are or how they work. I suggest you dont understand.
Jackie, get your hear out of your a$$. This is social studies 101. In a civilized town, county, state or whatever, what people do that has an over burden effect on themselves carries over to all the people in the society. People in jail, stoned, disabled or whatever might keep them from working and producing carries over to those who are working and keeping their asse$ up. Soon it all caves in. Those working can not keep up and it all falls apart, just like Tazewell. Property starts to be unkept (like Tazewell), poor jobs or no jobs (like Tazewell, poor services such as health care and education (like Tazewell). I could go on, but anyone with half a brain gets it. You must be one of those riding the wagon and not pulling it. You are the one with little intelligence.
TRUTH

United States

#11 Sep 21, 2013
jackie wrote:
<quoted text>why do u care if people around you dip or smoke? Why do you want people to pay fines and go to jail? What does that help? What would drug testing everyone do? Your weak minded and havent put any thought into your opinions. Answer those questions and lets see why you think what you do. Lets see if its reasonable. Everyone has a right to opinion but you act like you want to control everyone else. Im going to suggest you dont even know what drugs are or how they work. I suggest you dont understand.
I'm going to suggest that you know more about drugs that you need to Jackie. Of course people should pay their fines and go to jail if ordered. What would be the purpose of a Justice system or a Judges order if they were all to be ignored? A productive society is totally necessary for the wheel to keep turning. We as a civilized nation need and should take care of our elderly, our veterans, our legitimately disabled (many drawing a check are very capable of working), and those who are in a temporary hard circumstance. We just don't have enough people pulling their own weight. If you have held down a full time job for more than 10 years in one place then you would understand why drug testing would help!!!!!!!!! It costs a company a lot of money to train new employees only to repeatedly lose them to drug use.
jackie

Midlothian, VA

#12 Sep 21, 2013
TRUTH wrote:
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I'm going to suggest that you know more about drugs that you need to Jackie. Of course people should pay their fines and go to jail if ordered. What would be the purpose of a Justice system or a Judges order if they were all to be ignored? A productive society is totally necessary for the wheel to keep turning. We as a civilized nation need and should take care of our elderly, our veterans, our legitimately disabled (many drawing a check are very capable of working), and those who are in a temporary hard circumstance. We just don't have enough people pulling their own weight. If you have held down a full time job for more than 10 years in one place then you would understand why drug testing would help!!!!!!!!! It costs a company a lot of money to train new employees only to repeatedly lose them to drug use.
your talking about unproductive individuals not responsible adults that may or may not self medicate.the purpose of the justice system? A system that upholds laws created by big business? For profit prisons in america. Dr.prescri ed drugs have killed more people than heroin and cocaine combined. So whats your argument? That people need to be responsible for themselves? I agree. Its not the justice systems right to deal in medicine. It comes down to educating people on what drugs do the ups and downs and if that person is willing to risk the side effects then as an adult they should have that right. Keep them off the streets regulate and educate.
jackie

Midlothian, VA

#13 Sep 21, 2013
Really wrote:
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Jackie, get your hear out of your a$$. This is social studies 101. In a civilized town, county, state or whatever, what people do that has an over burden effect on themselves carries over to all the people in the society. People in jail, stoned, disabled or whatever might keep them from working and producing carries over to those who are working and keeping their asse$ up. Soon it all caves in. Those working can not keep up and it all falls apart, just like Tazewell. Property starts to be unkept (like Tazewell), poor jobs or no jobs (like Tazewell, poor services such as health care and education (like Tazewell). I could go on, but anyone with half a brain gets it. You must be one of those riding the wagon and not pulling it. You are the one with little intelligence.
what drugs are you blaming for the downfall of tazewell? Medications produced in factories by big pharma? Over prescribed poison created in labs approved by the fda? Pharm grade opiates? Prescriptions? From Doctors. Can you name this clean perfect drug free utopia youve been to thats so much better than tazewell? Is there alot of people across the nation on disability? Yes. Are drugs the cause? Partially. Could we regulate what everyone one this earth should do? No. Should we put nonviolent drug offenders in jail? Why. It comes down to personal morals and i hate the fact that the system has taken the moral high ground. Im not an advocate of drug use but its illogical. Think of all the money the state would save not keeping up nonviolent drug offenders in for profit prisons. Prisons contractually guaranteed 95% occupancy. Its all a scam and they use our morals against us for money. Its all about money.
Really

Harrisonburg, VA

#14 Sep 23, 2013
jackie wrote:
<quoted text>what drugs are you blaming for the downfall of tazewell? Medications produced in factories by big pharma? Over prescribed poison created in labs approved by the fda? Pharm grade opiates? Prescriptions? From Doctors. Can you name this clean perfect drug free utopia youve been to thats so much better than tazewell? Is there alot of people across the nation on disability? Yes. Are drugs the cause? Partially. Could we regulate what everyone one this earth should do? No. Should we put nonviolent drug offenders in jail? Why. It comes down to personal morals and i hate the fact that the system has taken the moral high ground. Im not an advocate of drug use but its illogical. Think of all the money the state would save not keeping up nonviolent drug offenders in for profit prisons. Prisons contractually guaranteed 95% occupancy. Its all a scam and they use our morals against us for money. Its all about money.
OK Jackie, let me say it again, get your head out of your a$$. You make one point and go off making another as if to answer the first. Your are right about one thing, the most used drugs are those who are coming from the pharmacies thanks to doctors who just want to make a buck. Still that does not change the situation. Our area is falling apart because of drug use. Those few that are working are keeping up the dead beats who sit on their stoned asse$ and cry disability. Our liberal government has allowed this to happen and it will be part of the down fall (never to return) of this nation. Also, we are not keeping up the drug users by putting them in jail. Those that get caught pull a few weeks and are back on the streets giving a probation officer a job and keeping up the substance abuse clinics and the dealers. Yes the dealers, they are driving the drug problem and keeping the commonwealth attorney office probation department in work. I could go on and on, but yaking on topics don't solve one problem.
jackie

Cowpens, SC

#15 Sep 25, 2013
Really wrote:
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OK Jackie, let me say it again, get your head out of your a$$. You make one point and go off making another as if to answer the first. Your are right about one thing, the most used drugs are those who are coming from the pharmacies thanks to doctors who just want to make a buck. Still that does not change the situation. Our area is falling apart because of drug use. Those few that are working are keeping up the dead beats who sit on their stoned asse$ and cry disability. Our liberal government has allowed this to happen and it will be part of the down fall (never to return) of this nation. Also, we are not keeping up the drug users by putting them in jail. Those that get caught pull a few weeks and are back on the streets giving a probation officer a job and keeping up the substance abuse clinics and the dealers. Yes the dealers, they are driving the drug problem and keeping the commonwealth attorney office probation department in work. I could go on and on, but yaking on topics don't solve one problem.
we are saying the same thing. I guess your heads in your a##. I made too many points? Its all related. What im saying is use the grant to Educate the youth on the actual dangers of the drug instead of promoting ignorance with scare tactics jail time and misinformation. And if you think we dont foot the bill for drug dealers jail sentences your wrong. Mandatory minimums for most drug crimes in a common wealth so its not a simple in and out once your incarcerated. And the system i say profits from this are the same youve mentioned. So we agree. Get your head out of your a$$.
Really

Harrisonburg, VA

#16 Sep 25, 2013
jackie wrote:
<quoted text>we are saying the same thing. I guess your heads in your a##. I made too many points? Its all related. What im saying is use the grant to Educate the youth on the actual dangers of the drug instead of promoting ignorance with scare tactics jail time and misinformation. And if you think we dont foot the bill for drug dealers jail sentences your wrong. Mandatory minimums for most drug crimes in a common wealth so its not a simple in and out once your incarcerated. And the system i say profits from this are the same youve mentioned. So we agree. Get your head out of your a$$.
If my head is in my a$$ then it is safe there. I know a drug dealer who has been selling for 20 years and was finally charged. Pulled 30 days, 3 years probation and is back home selling again like nothing has happened. This is one sick assed place and no one in power really gives a big hairy crap.
james

United States

#17 Sep 25, 2013
Ok really, then the people need too redeem thier town if authorites fail too maintain control, its everyone right too live n safe, clean, and crime free place where the people watch out for the ones breaking law. If and when people pull together then this is how u get authorites too step up and then the lawbreakers users and deadbeats will move out. They stay and keep doing because they see thst the people will not stand together too force change
Really

Harrisonburg, VA

#18 Sep 26, 2013
james wrote:
Ok really, then the people need too redeem thier town if authorites fail too maintain control, its everyone right too live n safe, clean, and crime free place where the people watch out for the ones breaking law. If and when people pull together then this is how u get authorites too step up and then the lawbreakers users and deadbeats will move out. They stay and keep doing because they see thst the people will not stand together too force change
I agree, but how is this done. We keep electing the same self promoting officials, no one with a back bone will run and if they did slim chance of getting elected. If a citizen makes a stand they will end up in jail. Just don't seem like there are any real solutions here. Very sad, only way out is to get out.
jackie

Easley, SC

#19 Sep 26, 2013
james wrote:
Ok really, then the people need too redeem thier town if authorites fail too maintain control, its everyone right too live n safe, clean, and crime free place where the people watch out for the ones breaking law. If and when people pull together then this is how u get authorites too step up and then the lawbreakers users and deadbeats will move out. They stay and keep doing because they see thst the people will not stand together too force change
what if we changed the laws? Are they still criminals for using a substance? Its EVERYONES RIGHT to live in a clean SAFE enviorment? Define safe. Sounds like you want to go door to door and eradicate anyone who doesnt conform to your idea of a human. America was founded on personal freedom. INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM. For INDIVIDUALS. Would you care to elaborate on your position?
Well

North Tazewell, VA

#20 Sep 27, 2013
Donnie Mitchem synthetic marijuana lol Voice newspaper busted six counts

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