A Real Used Needle Left By a Homeless Junkie

Feb 19, 2023

Rob Lauer Political Reporter

Democrats in the Nevada State Legislature are proposing AB115, which would create government-sanctioned drug consumption sites. Even California Governor Newsom vetoed Safe Consumption Sites. The bill authorizes the County Commissioners in Clark and Washoe to establish fixed or mobile drug dens.

This really means homeless drug addicts will be allowed to use drugs anywhere in Las Vegas and Reno without any legal liability. Clark County already has a serious problem with homeless leaving used drug needles everywhere.

A Homeless Drug Den

The homeless are leaving a river of used needles across the valley. Needles handed out for free by Clark County Health Officials and do gooder nonprofits. Thousands of needles they handed out are ultimately dumped everywhere, including in parks where kids play.

Groups like The TracB Exchange hand out needles to the homeless. In all fairness, they try to get the junkies to return their used needles with rewards and clean needles, but they’re homeless junkies who don’t care about their own well-being.

At the same time, Clark County fines property owners who fail to timely clean up the trash and needles left behind by the homeless. Homeless take trash bags from local apartments and businesses, break open the bags looking for bottles and anything else they can sell for cash from recycling, and leave the trash for the property owners to deal with. In today’s catch and release court system, homeless people are rarely held in jail after being arrested for trespassing. Police are reluctant to arrest them out of fear of activist groups. So property owners are left bearing the burden of used needles and trash.

The City of Las Vegas passed ordinances reining the homeless in hitting huge push back from activist groups. It’s time to clean up our streets, alleys, tunnels, and washes. The rest of us have rights too. The rest of us have a right not to have to dodge used needles from homeless junkies in the alleys behind our homes, in the parks where our kids play, and at our businesses.

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