Friday, October 07, 2005

Wrong policy effecting Parkway users

The opinion expressed this morning in the Sacramento Bee by County Supervisor MacGlashan regarding the proposed action to allow “local pharmacies to sell hypodermic needles to anyone over age 18”, is a good one.

The potential impact, as she notes, that it could have on legitimate users of the American River Parkway, particularly in the North Sacramento area of the Parkway where a large population of illegal campers exhibit a heavy use of syringes which are then routinely discarded in the Parkway, could be devastating.

The reasoning, if this was passed, would be to potentially penalize the innocent by enabling illegal behavior, which Supervisor MacGlashan correctly defines as,
“a misguided attempt to slow the spread of HIV and hepatitis C.”

Her article can be read here: