Five heroin deaths in six weeks shake Camden County community

Mar 12, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Philly.com

Five funerals in six weeks - all heroin overdoses linked to a city that usually has that many in a single year.

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Kevin

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Are we to feel sorry for a Heroin addict?

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Are we to feel sorry for a Heroin addict?
Nope!!!
DCinNJ

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Kevin wrote:
Are we to feel sorry for a Heroin addict?
Feel sorry for so many of our young people dying and their families suffering the loss.
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Are we to feel sorry for a Heroin addict?
How dare you? are u a parent? do u know how many families are affected by this disease?
Non-Violent Offenders need help not death, prosecution or persecution.
Wake up and look around you-8 in 10 teenagers have tried drugs, more than 50% are addicted to drugs..
please stop judging.
AntiTerror

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Nov 21, 2011
 
I unfortunatly witness this everyday of my life, in my line of work. Something must be done, but not enough is being done. JUST SAY NO,,, Is not enough. Our law enforcement work so hard to find those violating a seat belt law, we set up road blocks for this nonsense, but those youth in the community that need help just get walked over. And left to die. What has gone wrong in America.
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Nov 24, 2011
 
Why don't you Gloucester porch-monkeys wake up. Our gas stations sell more cigars,(used for making blunts), than actual gas! H is most popular/cheapest drug of choice. Maybe, just maybe, you'll could put down cigarettes & beer and focus on your kids. Gee, maybe you could prevent the sales of tobacco products @ our town gas stations follow laws re: selling to minors!
3CP Songus

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Dec 6, 2011
 
maddog2008 wrote:
<quoted text>Nope!!!
I am very disoppointed in some of he comments that I am reading, I was raised in Gloucester City for over 20 years, I lived across the street from the police station on Monmouth St. I have friends growing up as good people, due to the lack of guidence from his/her parents, they strayed off to experiment in drugs, many kids died in the late 90's early 00's, it is so easy to get, just drive or walk to Camden, and to top it off, when they want to stop, they take methodone, you will be addicted to this "Legal" drug once you kick H, it's terrible, and all the families are suffering, but this just doesn't happen to the known bad kids, it is happening to straight A students, it's 100% addictive.
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How dare you? are u a parent? do u know how many families are affected by this disease?
Non-Violent Offenders need help not death, prosecution or persecution.
Wake up and look around you-8 in 10 teenagers have tried drugs, more than 50% are addicted to drugs..
please stop judging.
How dare he? Its not a disease. A disease is something you contract without desire, without seeking the elements to contract such. You choose to dab in dope from the beginning, KNOWING ITS EFFECTS, is their own damn problem! Period!
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May 18, 2013
 
Wow, the comments made by many who are absolutely clueless about something they absolutely know nothing about shows just how ignorant people are. The disease concept is still debatable in the eyes of professionals and those who stand on the side lines posting comments. I use to tell my client's that "I was never lucky enough to have a bag of dope jump into my arm, I went to the dope". Yes I was the problem. However in saying this, I think that what should be remembered is a drug of choice is something that brings bliss, confidence, joy, etc and disregarding the negatives of it. Who here has been in a relationship where the sex was so great, but everything else was hell? Who went back for the sex despite the hell? Is that not addicting. Heroin, crack, meth and etc could be looked at in the same context. addicts are looked at as "one of those people" but "those people are our children, fathers, brothers, sisters, mothers and whoever else. To even think that we disregard this problem and sweep it under the rug like a dirty secret is ludicrous. The problem is here and the only way to deal with it, is too deal with it. So those who want to play apathetic to the situation can do just that, I will be empathetic. Why? Because unless you have been there you cannot judge others for being there. Get the facts, stop being ignorant, open your eyes and when someone you know is cut down by drug addiction, I would say I understand not burn in hell.

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The officials in North Camden don't seem to be doing a very good job. Does Camden do ANYTHING well?
Democrats can find a republican and sic the IRS, FBI, and OSHA on them because they go to church but they can't root out someone responsible for the deaths of so many of our youth every month? Seriously?
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May 31, 2013
 
I love this thread...it shows just how stupid people are...do you honestly think that people start doing drugs because they can get hooked??? The whole heroine problem starts from prescription drugs, opiates, and heroine is a cheaper way to feed the opiates addiction. Many people start using drugs, without intending to get hooked, alot of GOOD people have lost there lives for one stupid decision??? So, should you feel sorry for a heroine addict you asked??? No, you should feel bad for yourself for not having the common sense or knowledge to know how it happened...people really make me sick...
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Sep 24, 2013
 
The Van Leers lived across the street from police station, they are good people, born and raised in Gloucester.
3CP Songus wrote:
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I am very disoppointed in some of he comments that I am reading, I was raised in Gloucester City for over 20 years, I lived across the street from the police station on Monmouth St. I have friends growing up as good people, due to the lack of guidence from his/her parents, they strayed off to experiment in drugs, many kids died in the late 90's early 00's, it is so easy to get, just drive or walk to Camden, and to top it off, when they want to stop, they take methodone, you will be addicted to this "Legal" drug once you kick H, it's terrible, and all the families are suffering, but this just doesn't happen to the known bad kids, it is happening to straight A students, it's 100% addictive.
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Oct 20, 2013
 
I live in north Camden and nothing is done but death. the market is open and the authority is weak! im 38 and its been going on since I was born. peer pressure and lack of parenting is a big issue. many has OD right in my back yard area! I believe Gov. could stop it if they want to or slow it down to a all time low but then no jobs for, cops, correction facilities, and all who benefits from the addiction. we are waste and I blame the Gov.
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Nov 15, 2013
 
we should commit group suicide..
Aliern

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Nov 15, 2013
 
that ends that problem..
Aliern

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Nov 15, 2013
 
the whole world should just kill it'sself.. as a team..
Aliern

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Nov 15, 2013
 
how would you even go to hell for that..
Aliern

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Nov 15, 2013
 
i'll die with ya..
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Nov 15, 2013
 
I would buy them if it gets me laid by sexy women though.. that's probably what your doing.. why your doing it..
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Nov 15, 2013
 
I had these sweat pants man they felt so good.. gimme bout 100 of those..

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