One Ohio city is in financial hardship thanks to the opioid epidemic’s overdoses so they’ve come up with a solution. But what the proposed bill really does, is give the government an excuse to allow those who are victims of Big Pharma’s war on us die in the streets of an overdose.
The controversial proposal is supposed to deal with heroin overdoses, according to WLWT. The NBC affiliate reports that Middletown, Ohio, is considering whether people should only be given two strikes before they’re out of chances at Narcan. Meaning if life-saving measures need to be taken a third time, rescue workers (who are paid with taxpayer’s stolen funds, and non-optional) won’t even be dispatched to revive the overdose victim with Narcan.
City council member Dan Picard is proposing a three strikes system. After the first two overdose rescues, the person would perform community service for the equivalent amount of money used on the lifesaving response. The third strike is a bit more controversial.
“If the dispatcher determines that the person who’s overdosed is someone who’s been part of the program for two previous overdoses and has not completed the community service and has not cooperated in the program, then we wouldn’t dispatch,” said Dan Picard, Middletown city council member. –WSLS
The Fire Department said responders are required by law to provideNarcan, which is an opioid overdose antidote if they do respond to an overdose. “We are faced with stress on our services, particularly the EMS services where we can do six to eight opioid overdose runs a day,” said Paul Lolli, fire chief of Middletown, told reporter Megan Mitchell. So, to alleviate the burden of having to save those “undesirables,” the bill would make it perfectly legal for first responders to ignore overdose victims on “strike three” and let them die on the street. (Click to Article)