July 13, 2018

Sue-Ann Levy: Safe-injection sites destroy Toronto neighborhoods

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

On last night's show, Toronto Sun columnist Sue-Ann Levy joined me to discuss the impact safe-injection sites are having on neighbourhoods in Toronto. 

The sites serve as an attraction for law-breaking drug addicts who use them to shoot-up and before wandering into surrounding residential neighbourhoods. Property owners have complained about trespassers and finding needles on their property, but the city isn't doing anything to protect them.

Despite the spread of lawlessness into busy parts of downtown Toronto, police have been told to stand-down and not intervene until it's too late.

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commented 2018-07-15 15:45:39 -0400
And the latest madness is that apparently Toronto’s so-called “Medical Officer of Health” Dr. Eileen de Villa “wants the feds to decriminalize all drugs for personal use” quote, unquote in the National Post….
Yeah, that should really do it, fill all schoolyards and parks with discarded needles, I mean… Yet once again proving my contention that there really are “stupid rays” emanating from the CN Tower…
commented 2018-07-15 15:19:56 -0400
Safe Injection Sites = Enablers ! ! !

First site on Main Street in Vancouver early 2000s . . . . grew the druggie population that lived in the alley by 1000 fold in a matter of months!
As the word travelled East, folks from as far away as Ontario and Quebec travelled West. One of my relatives worked in Social Services on the Prairies . . . they would give these people a bus ticket to the next big city . . . . and so this group worked their way West to Main Street in Vancouver.
Two years after the opening the laneways were filled with 100s maybe 1000s of folks . . . and the project “Insite” can not document the saving of ONE LIFE.

Down the street is Union Gospel Mission . . . where they have been dealing with substance abuse for decades . . . . they have saved thousands of people from their destructive lifestyles . . . and have the evidence walking around for you to meet.

Progressives only do what “Feels” good . . . . Injection Sites enable substance abuse & cause death !
commented 2018-07-15 02:22:16 -0400
Thanks again William Kay.. And the druggie infested tent camps in Victoria and Nanaimo are living proof of that reality EVERY DAY
commented 2018-07-14 23:17:32 -0400
Below is a link to a scientific study on injection drug users conducted in Vancouver from 1996 to 2002. I recall hearing about this then ongoing study when I was involved in harm reduction activism. The study tracked 520 young female injection drug users. The researchers watched 68 of their subjects die on the streets. The researchers concluded mortality rates among injection drug users were 50 times higher than normal. Armed with this knowledge safe injection sites, injection workshops, needle give-aways, and programs of injection drug destigmatization, normalization and acceptance were implemented nationally. The scariest thing I saw was how quickly people succumbed to addiction. A healthy, high-functioning person can become a pock-marked, rag-wearing, malnourished dope fiend within a few months of their first injection.
http://www.cfenet.ubc.ca/publications/drastic-elevations-mortality-among-female-injection-drug-users-canadian-setting
commented 2018-07-14 16:51:26 -0400
William Kay… Good thing you have done your 180…. Unfortunately the Vancouver legacy as being the first to open publicly funded sites at the infamous Main and East Hastings zone, has now spilled over en masse to first Victoria and now Nanaimo on Vancouver Island… Druggies and freeloaders from across Canada have heard about the mildest climate in Canada and city halls full of well-meaning idiots… And indeed they are pushing for even more sites via a letter writing campaign to all local newspapers across the Island… Can’t wait for the Boy Blunder’s pot legalization to kick in and add to the stew….
commented 2018-07-14 16:13:32 -0400
What I can’t figure out is; why are taxpayers covering these injection sites.? Lock em up and make em go cold turkey.
commented 2018-07-14 09:03:08 -0400 · Flag
In Calgary we have a place called needle park down town does anyone else have one?
It was a beautiful place, no one working downtown eats their lunch there.
The used needle box is less than 200 feet from the school.
Good thing the summer students are required to wear steel toed boots, last year while weed whipping along the fence of the school a needle stuck into one of her boots. No penetration of the skin thank god. Now land scapeing is a dangerous job.
This is how these people think (the ones who created this ) Clean off disinfect the kitchen counter and then take a moldy sponge and dab it all over the counter and door knobs at random.
Yes they will break your vehicle window 2-4 hundred dollars just to get 50 cents worth of change as our guest found out. Another popular thing with junkies is called CREEPING. They seek out homes having a BBQ. Most guests enter the front door and then sit out to enjoy the back yard. The unlocked front door is used to sneak in and take your guests purses, while you are in the back.
Another tactic is to ring the bell make a commotion and a second person creeps into the back yard.
commented 2018-07-13 23:45:21 -0400
They always trot out the biggest drug pushers to support this kind of nonsense, DOCTORS, who are the worst source of expertise, right next to the addicts themselves and the virtue signalling politicians. This is akin to supplying Pedophiles with children to molest, it is on its face insane and without any possible justification.
I remember my friends mother buying us beer as young teenagers because we would get it anyway, we all loved her. Her son and another friend are dead, chronic alcoholism and trouble have been my life, the experiment as this one, a complete disaster!
commented 2018-07-13 22:38:15 -0400
I think safe injection sites are a good thing and there should be more of them provided for all the low life, diseased, drug sucking rejects that we have in our cities. With just one stipulation, they should all be located next door to our politically correct, elitist, out of touch with reality politicians. All those in the different levels of government, definitely next to the Mayors residence, other municipal representatives and our Provincial members. Especially all those that supported the creation of these safe injection sites. And locate a few next to wherever all these idiots kids go to school. My guess is they will be closed soon enough and maybe the police can start doing their job again. Arrest and prosecute these dangerous burdens on society. They want to make all drug use legal, the world is going insane. I didn’t vote so criminals could get a free pass violating our laws. Too many in municipal government keep getting voted into office year after year, start voting these clowns out, they are too comfortable and have no clue about life on the streets.
commented 2018-07-13 20:55:54 -0400
Winnipeg is looking at starting a free injection site here, I’m a property manager and having a free site to do drugs does nothing in the way of stopping these people from committing crimes to support their habits. I am constantly going out late at night to board up properties that these people have just broken into, at a cost to the property owner, or the insurance companies, which in turn will cost all of the public in time. If we allow these sites to go in place, we are inviting the spread of HIV, crack and meth addiction, among others. Who is policing these sites, the addicts, and at what cost to the tax payer? What we should be doing is arresting the addict, the drug dealer, and any one suggesting this idiotic idea, including the government and or city councillors for wasting the tax payers money and time for this illegal practise. If not then where can I send my bill for dealing with, this problem on a daily basis? PS. I’m not cheap!
commented 2018-07-13 18:32:25 -0400
Safe injection sites make as much sense as drunk driving lanes.
commented 2018-07-13 17:43:30 -0400
William, I can easily imagine some made a career out of it, some will do anything for money and never examine their conscience.
commented 2018-07-13 15:43:10 -0400
Tammie – some who were involved decades ago, such as myself, wizened up and moved on. For others it became a career. “Harm reduction” non-profits and research programs now employ hundreds of Canadians at comfortable pay-scales. The masterminds of this initiative are getting what they wanted – sky-high mortality rates among a demographic cohort they have written off as useless. The residents of harm reduction’s bedlam zones are but collateral damage.
commented 2018-07-13 14:21:00 -0400
William Kay, I have no doubt the pioneers of safe injection sites and harm reduction initiatives are now kicking themselves for convincing Municipal governments this idea was good and sound.
commented 2018-07-13 13:48:04 -0400
NIMBY for the left for sure. Prolong addiction, facilitate addiction, in someone else’s neighourhood, rather than investing in rehab, homes for our own homeless, treatment or vets, but no, they would rather virtue signal with zero positive measurable results. Pathetic.
commented 2018-07-13 13:33:46 -0400
This is a how to.
Devalue property, increase drug dealers profits,bio hazards for everyone. In my community in Calgary they installed yellow needle drop boxes with a bio hazard warning attached to light posts.
Do you think the IV users use the boxes, nope. Needles everywhere including the school yards now the kids are on summer break. All the crap that comes with a concentration of users is now centralized for the convenience of who? Certainly not the people who live here. Prostitution goes along with it. The most disgusting thing was when a child, thought they found a balloon and tried to blow it up. The bleeding hearts who set these sites up always choose working class neighborhoods.
If it were within my power I would set up a safe (for who) injection site in every wealthy district in Calgary. Bet they would be closed down quickly.
No surprise they also tried to set up in the industrial area as well. Everywhere this is done the crime rate spikes. Hey tax funded idiots do you think junkies work for a living?
commented 2018-07-13 13:08:50 -0400
Back in the 1990s I was involved in the “harm reduction” movement and actually helped set up Canada’s first safe fixing site in Vancouver. I have since done a 180 degree turn and am now convinced, believe it or not, that the campaign to destigmatise and normalise injection drug use is a conscious effort to raise mortality rates among the forsaken “social problem group.” Woe betide the residents and merchants of neighbourhoods designated to host these experiments.