Friday, 3 April 2015

But All Homeless Aren’t Addicts, We’re Always Told…

Church shelters for the homeless have had to bring in new sanctions after guests have taken legal highs with devastating effects.
Heh! You’ve got to have a heart of stone, haven’t you?
Paramedics had to be called to an incident at Shoebury Baptist Church after a homeless person took a legal high and collapsed, while on the same night last month two people were found to be hallucinating and started punching and barging into vehicles nearby.
On another occassion, legal highs were found in church toilets during a children's play session.
That’s nice…
Mr Simmons added: “We then took a very strong stance at the shelters and read the riot act to anyone coming in.
“We know they are on sale in Southend, but the police can’t do anything as they are legal.
“They are cheaper then (sic) illegal drugs and the police can’t do anything about it. The effects seem to be just as bad though.
“When we started cracking down it seemed to reduce the number quite dramatically. Maybe we have an incident once or twice a week now.”
You mean, when actions start to have consequences, we can begin to see an improvement?

Gosh! Well, I never…

2 comments:

Andrew Scarborough said...

Even so, they still suffer one or two incidents a week. Here in the normal world, it's hardly ever. Sad, such a waste.

JuliaM said...

Truly, no good deed goes unpunished...