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Long Beach Drug Deaths

To Little To late......
Statement from the Long Beach Police Commissioner

"Over the weekend, two young Long Beach residents tragically passed away. While an investigation is underway and toxicology reports are not yet available, we have lost several young people in the past few years.

Our police department is taking this issue seriously and combating it head on with a three-pronged approach that focuses on prevention, redirection, and enforcement. In addition to being in contact with police agencies throughout the region to prevent drugs from even getting into the City, the Long Beach Police Department will be partnering up with the Long Beach School District and various community organizations to educate children about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. Beginning next month, we will be hosting community forums and offering counseling sessions.

We encourage parents to talk to their children about how important it is to stay away from drugs, and we want to do everything we can, as a City, to help prevent this from happening again.

More information will be posted about our upcoming substance abuse programs on our website and social media pages in the coming weeks."

- Police Commissioner Michael Tangney

Bob West February 21, 2014 at 11:28 PM
@ jack- I'm interested in the source of that off-topic statement "People who equate alcohol with drugs are usually closet pot smokers." Was that Nancy Reagan? Part of the problem in dealing with drug abuse is misinformation from self-proclaimed experts. Since in another recent post I noticed you didn't know how to spell Ritalin ("riddlin") you might not be such a drug expert as you think you are. Rather than attacking other posts, it might benefit the community if you stopped making up facts. Have you seen a lot of progress since Mrs. Reagan suggested "Just say no" in 1982? Every off-base thing you write belittles the tragedy that is happening here.
Penquin February 22, 2014 at 03:52 PM
Jack - there are plenty of alcoholics that use drugs - all kinds. This should be obvious - especially if they are buying heroin at west end bars, as some writers are claiming. And most alcoholics started young - sneaking beers came before trying pot for many. Don't generalize as you do, as everyone is different. Generations are different as well.
Hamburger February 23, 2014 at 01:17 PM
Jack like alcohol. Jack no like pot.
Penquin February 23, 2014 at 01:33 PM
Sound like Jack need the weed
debbie February 23, 2014 at 03:09 PM
Jack would be a more compassionate man with the weed

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