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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 […]

POLITICO New York: Bill would mandate rehab for addicts given Narcan

Bill would mandate rehab for addicts given Narcan Josefa Velasquez | September 8, 2015 ALBANY — With the growing availability of an overdose-reversing drug for heroin addicts, a state senator from Western New York wants to require anyone who’s given the drug to enter rehab. The proposal prompted criticism from a public health official and […]

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Mayor Blames NYC Homelessness on the Economy Andrew Siff | September 1, 2015 Mayor de Blasio says many of the city’s homeless simply can’t afford the cost of living in New York City. He says the problem for many is economic. The mayor spoke on the topic Tuesday on WYNC radio’s “The Brian Lehrer Show.” […]

Gothamist: De Blasio Wrestles With NYC Homeless Crisis Following Deputy Mayor’s Departure

De Blasio Wrestles With NYC Homeless Crisis Following Deputy Mayor’s Departure Laura Evans | September 1, 2015 Mayor Bill de Blasio announced yesterday that Lilliam Barrios-Paoli, the deputy mayor for health and human services, will step down at the end of September. The news coincides with increased attention to the city’s expanding homeless population, but […]