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Capitol Hill, International District, and Central District Kick Out the War on Drugs

July 27, 2016
Author: 
Ansel Herz

The Stranger SLOG - "We've already seen how merely equipping Seattle police officers with Naloxone has saved numerous people from fatal overdoses in alleyways and bathrooms. What's needed now is a definitive rejection of the war on drugs approach across the city—including the opening of safe consumption sites where those users can safely inject or smoke, as well as opportunities through LEAD for them to get treatment instead of jailtime when they commit addiction-fueled nonviolent crimes."

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