You don't want to discourage people from reporting someone who is in serious danger of dying. However I think in the making of a Good Samaritan law in regards to users calling 911 for users, there should be more done for them than law enforcement turning a blind eye. Confiscation of all drugs and paraphernalia with a trip to a clinic for a health check perhaps. People who are addicts and are under the influence of their poison of choice tend to not make good decisions, this good sam is a case in point. He goes to the trouble of hiding his acquaintance's syringe, etc. to protect him, when in fact it could have impeded diagnosis and treatment. The sad fact is, both men are ruining their lives.
Jessie, don't always agree with your political point of view but I would have to agree with your premise here, there is a time for everything. I've sat on many meetings where most of the people present knew exactly what was afoot and completely disapproved, but did nothing because they were afraid to take the heat from certain 'nice' power players. Civility and common courtesy in public discourse are important, there is something to be said for the southerner's way of calling someone a jackass without using that word, or being a jackass in the process, Mr. Summy however has certainly failed in that regard. We've all known since our days in junior high that civility and common courtesy can be handy tools for intimidation and manipulation. Interesting article, thanks.
Lynnar; everything you posted is spot on. The #1 hate crime in the United States is anti-Semitism. It is insane and evil, with no rationale other than the need to satisfy a hunger for vindictiveness. It is increasing in Europe because the sickeningly liberal governments in the EU treat migrants from Islamic states with kid gloves, letting them get away with far more than any citizen could. I would also add that there is another factor which is militant secularism which is becoming the cornerstone of a new global ethic, in which any sort of faith in a Divine being is seen as the cause of all of man's problems. Oddly enough this secularism on the offense also leaves Islam alone out of fear, and because it is usually so hostile to all other faiths but its own.
Sounds like we've got someone who pretty much hates everybody.
When an officer is responding to an assault, the whole notion of Sheriff Taylor and Deputy Fife having a nice little chat with some troubled teens goes out the window. I don't want to see kids get roughed up, but bus drivers should be able to do their job without fear for their safety. Keep in mind also that getting arrested is a way of gaining street cred, and that is a huge problem in the African American community. Teens and young adults trying to prove they're black enough to their peers is not a reflection of police practice, but of a decayed culture.
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