Monday, September 19, 2016
BC's' Fentanyl Crisis - the Faces of Fentanyl
BC's Fentanyl crisis is in the news. People are dying left right and centre. Previously we posted a video to a documentary on Calgary's Fentanyl crisis which was fundamentally different than BC's crisis. Fentanyl is a horrible drug that is very damaging and very addictive. The people in Calgary were addicted to Fentanyl and buying it knowingly. Nobody in BC wanted it so the drug dealers started putting it in other drugs so people would get addicted to it unknowingly and the'y'd have a repeat customer for life. What little left there was of it. That is predatory.
Last night on the National CBC ran a documentary on the new face of Fentanyl taking a case right here form the famous Surrey Strip where everyone in the country now knows the police let drug dealers sell drugs in public without arresting them and can see the horrific damage that practice has caused. We need to follow up on the case to make sure Kati isn't killed for doing the interview. We need to protect the source.
Despite the physical transformation Kati has undergone, when listening to her story we can still hear her heart and he touched by it. Her kind gentle spirit reminds me of Janice Shore who was brutally murdered in Surrey when she could no longer pay for the drugs she was using. Kati said she has always had an addictive personality whether that be shopping or facebook. People wouldn't normally liken spending time shopping or on facebook as an addiction. Kati is very humble and genuine. She said her dealer said to her one day he has some new pills that are 100 times more powerful than the oxy she was on but are only $5 more. Do you want to try them? She said sure and now she is addicted and the drug is eating her alive.
This has shown us exactly what harm promotion has done. By dancing all around the predatory drug dealers and rewarding them for lacing the crack with Fentanyl they have now achieved their goal just like in Calgary. People are now addicted to Fentanyl and are starting to buy it knowingly. Rewarding drug dealers for conning people has created a tidal wave of more addiction and more deaths. History has recorded that.
We also need to remember that there is another face of Fentanyl in Surrey. The face of Leanne Yardley, a hard working mother with an education and career who was out for a night to get a break and did a line of cocaine socially. Turns out it wasn't cocaine it was straight up Fentanyl. She died instantly. Selling Fentanyl passed off as cocaine in evil. Not arresting the drug dealers who do that makes us culpable in those murders. Harm promotion has failed. We need to stop kicking the cat and arrest the drug dealers selling Fentanyl. Failing to do that is not social justice. It is criminally insane. Si vis pacem, para bellum.