Tracking the heroin trade

Tracking the heroin trade

There are 17 comments on the Newsday story from Dec 15, 2008, titled Tracking the heroin trade. In it, Newsday reports that:

Heroin trashes lives. It kills users, breeds crime and wrecks communities. Tragically, abuse of the highly addictive drug has increased among young people on Long Island .

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Clear Vision

Brooklyn, NY

#1 Dec 15, 2008
The school administrators are afraid the public will discover that the sale of heroin and other drugs are centered around the schools. They would rather ignore the problem.
DomM

Lodi, NJ

#2 Dec 15, 2008
"Armed with the locations of heroin hot spots" teens would know where the closest place to get drugs. "Parents would be alert to the possibility of drug abuse if their child was hanging out there" but only if the GPS attached to their butt was working. "Maps could trigger useful conversations" as to how to avoid getting busted carrying weight. "School officials would get access to arrest maps but so would the public, in Suffolk via a Web site, spreading responsibility more broadly" and thus allowing the drug traffickers a better way to avoid arrest.

How about arresting the drug dealers and users and putting them in jail for life? You know? Like enforcing the law? We still have laws that make this illegal? Right? Or is it just a set of directions so the junkies don't get lost?
This is pathetic. And criminal. Too much feel good law enforcement BS. Arrest them, convict them, incarcerate for life. No plea bargaining, no pardon, no parole.
Diogenes

Coram, NY

#3 Dec 15, 2008
The biggest heroin hot spot is Afganistan, that country produces the major portion of this drug. The United States Government gave the growers and smugglers license to produce when they lost sight of the target and invaded Iraq. If they would have completed the cleansing of Afganistan and installed a proper representitive government, this would not be such a problem.
NancyB

Bristol, CT

#4 Dec 15, 2008
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Charles Morgan

Wantagh, NY

#5 Dec 15, 2008
Doesn't District Attorney Kathleen Rice give drug dealers a free pass in Nassau County?
mr stretch

United States

#6 Dec 15, 2008
Charles Morgan wrote:
Doesn't District Attorney Kathleen Rice give drug dealers a free pass in Nassau County?
Yeah! Where's the WALL OF SHAME for HEROIN USERS & DEALERS?
r u kidding

Huntington, NY

#7 Dec 15, 2008
gee you get caught and your relased. How about keeping these dirtbags in jail.

“Light tomorrow with today!”

Since: Aug 08

Long Island

#8 Dec 15, 2008
The penalties are not stiff enough. Make them tougher and target the pushers more harshly. You don't read about the overdose in the 7-11 down the road in the local hamlets, they keep it hush, hush. Not my town they say. It's all over in every town and school. The local towns and officials are embarrassed to really let on how bad it is. Of that, I am convinced. Ask your kid what's going on, mine tells me everything.
LOL

Mineola, NY

#9 Dec 15, 2008
Let Heroin do it stuff..along with cigarettes. Gets rid of the low-life element.

Thank you for your time!
Gloom and Doom

Silver Spring, MD

#10 Dec 15, 2008
Heroin and other drugs will become more and more abused in that the economy is not going to get better for a long time and some people turn to drugs to escape the reality of it all. You can thank Uncle Sammy as well since not a single poppie plant has been burned or tore up by the roots the entire time our troops have been their. Do you believe Uncle really cares? Drink another cocktail with your Rx downs and write some more about the poor addicted people.
Gloom and Doom

Silver Spring, MD

#11 Dec 15, 2008
DomM wrote:
"Armed with the locations of heroin hot spots" teens would know where the closest place to get drugs. "Parents would be alert to the possibility of drug abuse if their child was hanging out there" but only if the GPS attached to their butt was working. "Maps could trigger useful conversations" as to how to avoid getting busted carrying weight. "School officials would get access to arrest maps but so would the public, in Suffolk via a Web site, spreading responsibility more broadly" and thus allowing the drug traffickers a better way to avoid arrest.
How about arresting the drug dealers and users and putting them in jail for life? You know? Like enforcing the law? We still have laws that make this illegal? Right? Or is it just a set of directions so the junkies don't get lost?
This is pathetic. And criminal. Too much feel good law enforcement BS. Arrest them, convict them, incarcerate for life. No plea bargaining, no pardon, no parole.
I guess you won't be happy until 3/4ths of the population are in the prisons. Legalize it and tax it. At least they wouldn't have to kill for it and let them have all they want. They will OD and be out of the way then.
enufalready

Honolulu, HI

#12 Dec 15, 2008
What nonsense! The Afghani heroin bumper crop is so huge that it exceeds a year's worth of demand and is being warehoused to protect the price. the poppies are grown under the eyes of the US military and efforts to eradicate the crops have stopped. The plague of heroin addicted youth in America is longstanding and will endure as long as addiction is considered a crime rather than a health issue.
Common Sense

New York, NY

#13 Dec 15, 2008
Diogenes wrote:
The biggest heroin hot spot is Afganistan, that country produces the major portion of this drug. The United States Government gave the growers and smugglers license to produce when they lost sight of the target and invaded Iraq. If they would have completed the cleansing of Afganistan and installed a proper representitive government, this would not be such a problem.
RIGHT on the money! This is making the Taliban look like a much better option! They didn't put up with this garbage. Heroin came back bigtime when we ran them out of town!
Common Sense

New York, NY

#14 Dec 15, 2008
Gloom and Doom wrote:
<quoted text>
I guess you won't be happy until 3/4ths of the population are in the prisons. Legalize it and tax it. At least they wouldn't have to kill for it and let them have all they want. They will OD and be out of the way then.
Are you high? So if it was legal and taxed they wouldn't have to kill for it? So junkies have good paying jobs... can afford the drug of choice and the taxes if we make it available? Get off the pipe and go kill yourself before you breed!
DRUG TRADE

Mesquite, NV

#15 Dec 15, 2008
America problem with durgs stems from
the politations in D.C. who are on the
take ??
America can stop the DURGS it need new
POLITICAL PARTYS !!!!
Think about it america ?
Richard Jackman

Cutchogue, NY

#16 Dec 15, 2008
Hey, sorry their kid OD'd but it'll be one less strung out junkie on welfare popping out kids for my tax $ to support.

Easiest solution to the "drug war" is to contaminate all the intercepted dope and let it continue down the distribution chain. If your kid is smart they'll stop using when all their friends start dying. If not Darwin will take care of your idiot kid.
a stupid idea

AOL

#17 Dec 16, 2008
how would it help? by telling people where to go to buy heroin. more stupid, worthless crap from liberal politicians. of course, the stupid, worthless newsday likes the idea.

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