white male. mid 20"s usually in red sox apparrel. Every morning pills are dealt in front of the coffee house
This is funny.
No it's not funny.
Awesome, now I know who to look for. Thanks!
this is a serious issue. i am tired of being made to feel unsafe by drug deals right in front of me so frequently. the city is being held down by such negative behavior.
this issue is opened here as well:
same here. It seems the city tolerates a large number of addicts who hang out on that corner for some reason.
Legalize all drugs. Problem solved.
it's not the people inside Starbucks that bother me....
(I don't go in there anyway, it's inconvenient for me, and Starbucks supports Israel). So, it's the people hanging OUTSIDE STARBUCKS REGULARLY that I think are up to somethin.
Caffeine is a "drug" - no?
yeah, and caffeine tears apart families and destroys lives just like crack and meth.
i oppose the war on drugs, but decriminalizing everything would obviously be a disaster, and wouldn't prevent the destructive effects of addiction either. it seems pretty pathetic to voice your personal views on the legalization of certain drugs so naively that you seem to support the hard drug dealing in plain sight in the middle of the day in our city.
have fun with your childish coffee comparisons while i mourn the loss of a friend who has succumed to the world of smoking crack after being sober for three years.
Well the fact that certain drugs are illegal obviously didn't prevent your friend from smoking crack in the first place, nor did it prevent him[?] from relapsing. In addition, it's not "obvious" that legalizing all drugs would be a "disaster". Really, is the only thing preventing you from becoming a heroin addict, meth addict, or crack smoker the illegality of those substances? I find that people on alcohol are much more aggressive and bothersome than junkies and pot smokers. Guys that use crystal are (to me) really annoying (and the sex is worse).
Of course Prohibition was such a rousing success...
why is this the right forum to preach for the legalization of drugs?
i understand that, in a perfect utopia, human beings could make decisions for themselves without so many bothersome laws. but, we (i.e. you, and me) CHOOSE to live in a society that has a certain set of laws. we can actively lobby for changing those laws, but that does not mean that we can break them in the meantime.
i liken this to how i believe our traffic systems are pathetically antiquated and wish that we'd move toward "naked streets" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shared_space)
does this mean that i do whatever the heck i want to ever intersection i pass through? of course not.
do i believe that we could mature to a place where drugs could be legalized? yes. are we there now? no. in the meantime, i feel threatened by the negative behaviors that are exhibited by drug addicts and dealers in my community. i am speaking out against that.
Look at it this way, if the dealers are moved from Starbucks, then they might end up in your (or my) neighborhood - which would be way scarier, so be careful what you wish for. As far as "choosing to live in" a country that has really irrational [drug] laws - I don't recall ever having a chance to vote on the drug laws - other than voting for prop 215, in California. I suppose I could move to the Netherlands or Switzerland, but apparently they're only taking Islamic fundamentalists... The local New Haven government is so corrupt - even the police were (are?) profiting from the drug trade - how much influence do you think one could have on the state or national level - about zero.
One last comment. I lived in the Hill, in the 80's, and there was major crack and heroine dealing going on. Who do you think was getting big protection money from the dealers? The POLICE. Fast forward to last year, who was convicted of taking bribes and drugs? The New Haven police. Wash, rinse and repeat...
I wish your friend good luck with rehab. Just ignore the dealers; they generally have very powerful friends.
alcohols legal, but i dont drink it. And yes alcohol is more deadlier than any illigal drug out there.
How does someone else's drug deal make you "unsafe"? Neither the buyer or seller care anything about you.
But I'd bet that if a handfull of ordinary passersby, each day told the dealer to go peddle his wares elsewhere, he would be gone from sight.
the only way to get rid of drug dealers is to get a group of people together and stand outside starbucks with flashlights [yes even in the daytime]and cameras and snap away, done consistently they will melt away
Look for the skinny white kid ( mid to late 20's) with the goatee and the redsox hat and jersey. He' your man
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