Friday, December 08, 2017
FRIDAY FAIR WARNING: USED SYRINGES PLAGUE KANSAS CITY PUBLIC SPACES!!!
What should be a public health warning is merely a news item pushed back for only the most avid and informed readers to check.
Take a peek:
Fox4KC: Metro man warning neighbors of abundance of dirty, used needles in KC public areas
Deets on the efforts at prevention of this problem:
The Kansas City Care Clinic said it's seeing an uptick in the number of client needle exchange encounters.
Kansas City has had a needle exchange program for more than two decades with tens of thousands of needles exchanged monthly.
People can walk in, and turn in their dirty needles from IV drug use. They’re given clean syringes for every one they bring in -- so if a client brings in 200 dirty needles, they give them 200 clean needles.
The clinic on Broadway distributes just under 600,000 needles a year.
The idea is that giving clients clean syringes reduces the likelihood they will get HIV or Hepatitis. They're also given other supplies, and it's all done confidentially.
Read the whole thing because it gets worse . . .
KANSAS CITY HYDE PARK RESIDENTS REPORT INCREASED JUNKIE TRAFFIC IN THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD AS WELL!!!
And so, whilst the local development agenda hopes to sell Kansas City luxury life and living spaces, the reality is that residents are increasingly threatened by violence and drugs.
Developing . . .