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Kenney Was a Coward in Letting Philly’s Safe Injection Site Fail

When the public rails against a project that would ultimately be in its best interest, you have to consider it a failing of the project’s […]

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Progressives, Your Support for Safe Injection Sites Is “White Lives Matter” by Another Name

Last week, a U.S. District Court judge ruled that a proposal from Safehouse, a nonprofit advocating to open a privately funded safe injection site in […]

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Sanders and Warren Support Safe Injection Sites. Here’s What That Could Mean for Philly

The legal debate over Safehouse, Philly’s proposed safe injection site, is a typical conflict born of federalism. On one side, there is Safehouse founder Jose Benitez, who has received tacit […]

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At Philly Court Hearing, a Wrenching Preview of Fight Over Safe Injection Sites

Jose Benitez was rattling off statistics from memory under cross-examination from U.S. Attorney Bill McSwain. 15,000 people served last year at Prevention Point, the city-sanctioned nonprofit […]

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The Fight Over Safe Injection Sites Isn’t Really About Safe Injection Sites

“Cities and counties should expect the Department of Justice to meet the opening of any injection site with swift and aggressive action.” That was Lower […]

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The Best Thing That Happened This Week: Ed Rendell’s New Gig

You know that saying about those who don’t remember the past being doomed to repeat it? Americans have been doomed when it comes to drug and […]

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Feds: We’ll Crack Down on a Safe Injection Site in Philly Immediately

The Trump administration is not happy with Philadelphia’s plan to open a supervised injection site. Months after the city first announced that intention, U.S. Deputy Attorney General […]

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Kenney and Krasner: Criminalizing Crack Addiction Was a Mistake

Philly Mayor Jim Kenney and District Attorney Larry Krasner declared on Thursday that criminalizing crack addiction in the 1970s and ’80s was a mistake. In an […]

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Philly Just Announced Plans for the Nation’s First Safe Injection Site

It’s official: Philly is embracing plans to open the nation’s first safe injection site. At a press conference on Tuesday, officials detailed the grim effects of […]