Here’s a video of two junkboxes parallel parking the beef bus in tuna town, right in the heart of Meth Mile across the street from Boston Medical Center.
Don’t worry, I’m sure they used a rubber.
I can honestly say that I’ve never been to Meth Mile, but I feel like we need to do a bone ride (no pun intended) down there. The Boston Globe actually did an amazing job a few years ago documenting with photographs the reality of how people live down there on a daily basis. This is the part of Boston you have no reason to go to. There’s no tourist stuff there, no famous restaurants, and shopping plazas or anything that I’m aware of. The City of Boston has basically created a small section of the city that acts as a magnet for junkies.
Not only are there methadone clinics, where a person can receive medication-therapy that suppresses drug withdrawal symptoms for a day, but there are also contested clinics such as SPOT where a person can use drugs under the supervision of nurses and healthcare professionals. The purpose of these clinics are not only to be there for someone who may overdose, but to build a trust with people that can one day lead them to therapy and recovery.
Look, there’s no easy solution for this. Junkies are people too, and at one point in time a lot of them were normal human beings. They have to go somewhere, and I realize that. Ideally you’d like to get them off of drugs, but that’s easier said than done. I don’t pretend to be an expert on this sort of thing, but to me it seems that supervising injections of poison into these people’s bodies doesn’t really fix anything. Congrats on making sure they don’t overdose though. You’re really making a difference down there.
But when you put all these junkies in one area the effect is the same effect that an influx of seals has at the cape – it attracts predators. And in this case the predators are drug dealers. This is why we need judges who actually punish drug dealers. Judges should be forced to live on Meth Mile for a week and they’d probably have a completely different outlook on punishment. This is why the “fuck the po-lease” mentality is do dangerous – because certain communities protect drug dealers, and drug dealers destroy communities. This is why we should publicly shame people who give money to panhandlers – because they’re funding the drug trade.
All I know is that this is unacceptable. BMC doesn’t just serve junkies though. Regular people go there for healthcare. This is what patients have to see and navigate through in order to get that healthcare.
It’s simply unacceptable and it’s a public health crisis.
Meanwhile BMC management courts these kinds of people through the grants they receive from well meaning but naive grant donators, and Mayor Marty is too busy virtue signaling about hate speech to give a shit. Remember when he led a rally of 40,000 people to oppose a free speech rally held by a bunch of non-existent Nazis? Imagine he channeled that energy into actually cleaning up his city so it wasn’t overrun by junkie poop and public fornication? But he’d never do that because that doesn’t win elections in Boston.
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