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VOCAL Guide to Your Week: Winning Alternatives to the Drug War!

  This Week Wednesday (9/30) @ 6PM: Out of Harm's Way, Alternatives to Public Injection in New York. A town hall on Supervised Injection Facilities (SIFs) with international panelists and Amy Goodman from Democracy Now! RSVP HERE. Where: Unitarian Church of All Souls, 1157 Lexington Avenue, corner of 80th & Lexington Ave. Travel: 6 train […]

Metro New York: Bratton says no more concessions on NYPD’s marijuana policy

Bratton says no more concessions on NYPD’s marijuana policy The NYPD commissioner told Metro the legalization of pot won’t improve city’s K2 crisis. September 24, 2015 NYPD’s top cop told Metro “under no circumstances” will the department make any further reforms on how it deals with marijuana arrests. “We’ve made all the concessions we’re making […]

Gothamist: Where Can You Safely Shoot Up In NYC?

Where Can You Safely Shoot Up In NYC? Kristen Gwynne | September 24, 2015 On a Tuesday afternoon in Washington Heights’ Highbridge Park, two men and one woman smoking crack-cocaine greeted a couple leaving the park with a handful of syringes. Down a short trail nearby was “The Rock,” where, as its name implies, a […]

Al Jeezera: New measures turn up heat on synthetic marijuana

New measures turn up heat on synthetic marijuana Wilson Dizard | September 24, 2015 A new front in the U.S. government’s war on drugs is underway in America’s poorest neighborhoods, say drug policy reform advocates, as authorities struggle to control the spread of synthetic marijuana, which medical professionals say causes erratic behavior and severe health problems in […]

Daily News: Homeless New Yorkers camping out at City Hall to pressure de Blasio for more housing

Homeless New Yorkers camping out at City Hall to pressure de Blasio for more housing Jennifer Fermino | September 17, 2015 Homeless New Yorkers and activists for the city’s most vulnerable will camp out in front of City Hall on Thursday to pressure Mayor de Blasio to set aside more housing for people in need. […]

Daily News: I used K2 to stay out of jail

I used K2 to stay out of jail Carlos | September 14, 2015 The current frenzy surrounding synthetic cannabinoids, often called K2 or Spice, has me reflecting on my own history using the drug. NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton recently described K2 users as “crazy” individuals who are “impervious to pain” and possess “superhuman strength.” My […]

Daily News: Rudy Giuliani says people living in shelters aren’t homeless

Rudy Giuliani says people living in shelters aren’t homeless Jennifer Fermino | September 14, 2015 It all depends on what you mean by “homeless.” Rudy Giuliani, defending his City Hall record in an ongoing spat with Mayor de Blasio, said Friday shelter residents don’t count as homeless — a definition that would surprise the Department […]

Daily News: NYPD using data-driven tactics to tackle homeless crisis

NYPD using data-driven tactics to tackle homeless crisis Thomas Tracy , Erin Durkin , Jennifer Fermino | September 14, 2015 Operation “Bum-Stat” is in full effect. The NYPD is mining some of the data-driven tactics it used to bring down crime in the late 1990s and applying them to the homeless crisis, multiple sources tell […]