New London Shelter Reluctant To Enforce Breath-Test Rule

Full story: Hartford Courant

GEORGE HERNANDEZ, originally of the Bronx, N.Y., says it would not bother him to be asked to take a Breathalyzer test for admission to the New London Homeless Hospitality Center's shelter at St.
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Shoreliner

Middlebury, CT

#41 Aug 23, 2008
HMR from Enfield... I'll charter DATTCO bus and send you a bus load of homeless drunks from New London (who very well may have originally been from your part of the state). Since as you stated, "they are wasted beacuse of an addiction which obviously they can not cure" I will pack a few coolers of refreshements for their journey. Now you can deal with them in all their daily drunken glory. I know with your enlightened attitude you will not find them "unsightly or uncomfortable" Good Luck and Good Ridance!
Shoreliner

Waterbury, CT

#42 Aug 23, 2008
Shoreliner wrote:
HMR from Enfield... I'll charter DATTCO bus and send you a bus load of homeless drunks from New London (who very well may have originally been from your part of the state). Since as you stated, "they are wasted beacuse of an addiction which obviously they can not cure" I will pack a few coolers of refreshements for their journey. Now you can deal with them in all their daily drunken glory. I know with your enlightened attitude you will not find them "unsightly or uncomfortable" Good Luck and Good Ridance!
OOOOO, another nasty shoreliner post, for shame.
JBC

Greenfield, MA

#43 Aug 23, 2008
Shoreliner wrote:
HMR from Enfield... I'll charter DATTCO bus and send you a bus load of homeless drunks from New London (who very well may have originally been from your part of the state). Since as you stated, "they are wasted beacuse of an addiction which obviously they can not cure" I will pack a few coolers of refreshements for their journey. Now you can deal with them in all their daily drunken glory. I know with your enlightened attitude you will not find them "unsightly or uncomfortable" Good Luck and Good Ridance!
Make sure they know the turkey from Meriden isn't you.
JBC

Greenfield, MA

#44 Aug 23, 2008
Danged cowards
Whaling City Poster

Guilford, CT

#45 Aug 24, 2008
Speaking from ground zero in New London, the Shoreliner from Wallingford has the facts right. The other shoreliner from Meriden is insulting the messenger because they have nothing else to offer
eyewitness

Middlebury, CT

#46 Aug 26, 2008
As of 8/24/08 Ms Zall continues to refuse breathtesting of shelter residents. Police called for a disturbance at shelter involving intoxicated male, while Ms Zall stood idly by when police arrived.
cwilliams

AOL

#47 Aug 29, 2008
How can you turn them away with a .08 alcohol level? It is dangerous for someone with an alcohol level of .08 to be walking on the street. They are at risk of injuring themselves or being hit by a vehicle. Since alcohol lowers the bodies temperature, those turned away in cold weather are more likely to freeze to death.
Thinker

AOL

#48 Aug 29, 2008
How can they be turned away when it is dangerous for a person with an alcohol level of .08 to be walking on the street. They are at risk of injuring themselves or being hit by a moving vehicle. In addition, alcohol lowers the body's temperature. Therefore, in cold weather those turned away have an increased risk of freezing to death!!!

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#49 Aug 30, 2008
cwilliams wrote:
How can you turn them away with a .08 alcohol level? It is dangerous for someone with an alcohol level of .08 to be walking on the street. They are at risk of injuring themselves or being hit by a vehicle. Since alcohol lowers the bodies temperature, those turned away in cold weather are more likely to freeze to death.
If they have that level they should be sent to a medical facility. All it takes is one drunk dying in the shelter and there will be a law suit filed so quickly, by a relative that could give a crap less about them when they were alive, but now, in death, they are a winning lotto ticket!
ricbee

Thompson, CT

#50 Sep 1, 2008
Thinker wrote:
How can they be turned away when it is dangerous for a person with an alcohol level of .08 to be walking on the street. They are at risk of injuring themselves or being hit by a moving vehicle. In addition, alcohol lowers the body's temperature. Therefore, in cold weather those turned away have an increased risk of freezing to death!!!
".08" ain't squat-I hadda be more than that just to go to work & operate heavy machinery. And "Thinker"-does it look like winter out there to you?

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