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Exploitation of Addicts

I could have entitled this “Why I Won’t Re-Post the Picture of the Passed Out Addicts.”  If you have been on social media at all over the past few days, you have not doubt seen the picture of the couple, passed out in their car with a four year old in the back seat.  This picture was posted by the cops who arrested  them as a warning of the dangers of heroin use.  I call bullshit on that.  I think it was posted to publicly shame them.  I wouldn’t be surprised if people are sending them death threats.  It’s a good thing they were pulled over and stopped before they did further harm, but I don’t think their child (I think it was the woman’s grandchild) should be taken away forever and I certainly don’t think they belong in jail.  They belong in an intensive treatment center for a very long time.