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Re: “Local organizers fight back as heroin tears through their community

To Justine Libby - you are mistaken.
"Tradition 11 speaks to personal anonymity, not fellowship anonymity. The better we are known to the public, the more likely it is that addicts seeking recovery - or there friends, relatives, coworkers - will think of us and know where to find us when they decide to seek help." - NA guide to the 12 Traditions
I gave my permission to include my photos and that I am an active member of the Narcotics Anonymous program, therefore no traditions were broken.

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Posted by Msevert on 12/03/2015 at 1:05 AM

Re: “Local organizers fight back as heroin tears through their community

I am a retired Air Force Veteran (23 years) most of which I served as a survival specialist. Shortly after entering civilian life I became a substance abuse specialist for the net 35 years. I an NOT a specialist or expert on Heroin Abuse, however I consider myself knowledgeable on Addiction, regardless of the symptoms and I am willing to share my thoughts with anyone interest. No fees or charge, well maybe a cup of coffee.
Jim Leonard

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Posted by Jim Leonard on 12/02/2015 at 11:29 PM

Re: “Local organizers fight back as heroin tears through their community

This comes too late to benefit my granddaughter Ivy, but something needs to be done to address this growing epidemic, and this is an admirable beginning. Punishing dealers (and they do deserve punishment) may assuage our grief somewhat, but as long as there is demand, there will be dealers. Unfortunately, Ivy came under the influence of others who cared not for the consequences of that influence. Perhaps other lives can be saved.
Carl Cerniglia

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Posted by Sherry Cerniglia on 12/02/2015 at 9:27 PM

Re: “Local organizers fight back as heroin tears through their community

I know people who have died of this, and other drugs.. I am not an addict myself but know so many!you go girl! I'm sure it wasn't an easy road!

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Posted by Kellie Marie Koval on 12/02/2015 at 6:17 PM

Re: “Local organizers fight back as heroin tears through their community

I'm grateful that a grassroots effort is underway to save lives, but as a journalist you should be aware of the 11th tradition that the 12 step groups follow. This individuals name and picture either should not have been used, or her specific fellowship association should have been omitted. Simply saying a 12 step program would have sufficed to honor the program's tradition of anonymity at the level of press, radio, and film.

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Posted by Justine Libby on 12/02/2015 at 4:53 PM

Re: “Local organizers fight back as heroin tears through their community

Great article, CLCLT. Thank you for your careful research and caring attitude towards this epidemic. Please follow up and keep us posted. I hope you'll continue to pressure CMPD for an interview and to encourage the department to support community efforts to inform and assist users in our area.

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Posted by csy on 12/02/2015 at 2:12 PM

Re: “Dr. Shannon Sullivan raises an uncomfortable truth

Wow. Talk about "the return of the repressed" . . .
I am surprised that after writing two books on the linguistic character of cultural racism, Professor Sullivan so easily slips into racist speech herself. How can someone who makes her living by closely reading the social text allow herself a usage like "White Trash"?
The term presupposes that people who are 'trash' are non-white. There's no reason for the qualifier "white" otherwise. As an educator on race -- and in particular the subconscious roots of "white-faced privilege" -- I do not think it too much to insist that Professor Sullivan reflect on her own speech as critically as she would ours.

Posted by Mike Fennell on 11/24/2015 at 11:12 AM

Re: “Dr. Shannon Sullivan raises an uncomfortable truth

Great discussion. She is dead on in many of her points. For me, the main point to consider is that minority groups or the lower economic classes generally have to take power for themselves, it is never given except in cursory ways. That doesn't have to be done in a violent way, as the peaceful demonstrations of MLK in the 60s, or of Ghandi show that you can apply pressure to the group in power through non-violent means. Rising union power at the turn of the 20th century is another example of a subjugated group who forced those in power to give part of it up, although that had plenty of violence associated with it. It takes concerted effort to make changes to the economic power structure, which is really what most of today's soft racism is all about. As such, there has to be some sort of economic or political tipping point or inflection point to activate normally apathetic people enough and in large enough groups to force the change.

Posted by Martin on 11/20/2015 at 11:19 PM

Re: “Cheap Thrill$

The Matthews Cinemark theater also closed.

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Posted by zman on 11/15/2015 at 8:29 AM

Re: “Bizarre crime from Charlotte police files (Nov. 12)

>>>"charged him with possession of marijuana because he had "flakes of marijuana" on his shirt that equaled out to approximately .001 grams"

lol - If the police go so crazy over a few tiny flakes of marijuana, they will soon be in police hell, I assume. --- Senate Bill 313 has just become law. It is now legal for North Carolina farmers to grow hemp, which is virtually the same plant as marijuana, but without a significant THC (the active ingredient) content. - There will soon be large fields full of these hemp/marijuana plants.

The police will go over the edge. - We might as well just follow the lead of the Free States (Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska) and end the monstrously destructive, counter-productive, freedom-strangling fraud of marijuana prohibition.

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Posted by John Thomas on 11/12/2015 at 9:35 PM

Re: “Chief Rodney Monroe is retiring with the majority of Charlotte getting along just fine, but will it last?

Another blazing example of corruption at its best. I remember when Keith Larsen was spending many airwave hours on just this story. Now Monroe is continuing his life of luxury in Florida. I rest my case.

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Posted by Lisa Loder on 11/12/2015 at 9:43 AM

Re: “Homer's night on the town

How was the connection made that Joe had the costume and where he lived? How did the cops catch up to him?

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Posted by qwiksilver on 10/22/2015 at 11:06 PM

Re: “10 things to know about CIAA 2015 (besides the parties)

Never attended and planned to attend for the first time in 2016 but if the city is allowing hotels to take advantage of visitors by increases rates and adding unnecessary fees and parking rates, I might pass... I've heard great things about the event itself but Charlotte needs to be more accommodating and fair towards visitors bringing revenue to the city.

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Posted by Lj on 10/19/2015 at 1:08 AM

Re: “Calling for municipal IDs despite disapproval from state legislature

I cannot understand what all the fuss is about, The states are complaining about their low revenue and here it is they have all these undocumented that is a revenue stream for the states coffers, They should allow these folks to get a drivers license, That is revenue for the state coffers, They will get insurance,photo id,s etc. This is money the state is basically giving away and all the secondary payments these folks will pay out of pocket, So who is the smart one here, And if you do not want these folks here deport them all, It has some of them who has businesses and hire full blooded Americans, And they pay business taxes etc, Is it the folks who are crying the loudest against these folks has a second agenda, It is very sad in this day and age when the old folks are getting older and we need a young generation to fill their places it has so much negative energy towards these folks. I wish folks would change their attitude and just get along.

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Posted by FREEDOM FIGHTER on 10/15/2015 at 3:45 PM

Re: “Calling for municipal IDs despite disapproval from state legislature

War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength, Illegal is Undocumented.

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Posted by Garth Vader on 10/12/2015 at 11:46 PM

Re: “Calling for municipal IDs despite disapproval from state legislature

A legal form of ID for Illegal Aliens.


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Posted by Last Sane Man on 10/10/2015 at 10:15 PM

Re: “Homer's night on the town

Being a former mascot for South Carolina - I can say first hand that these mascot costumes are very expensive (5k+). That would probably explain why this is being tried as a felony

Posted by Gamecocks1 on 10/08/2015 at 1:50 PM

Re: “'Let me Show you the Door'

I know who you are....

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Posted by Kristina L. Howard on 10/08/2015 at 12:59 PM

Re: “Homer's night on the town

Any more news on Joe? This story, like his legend, must LIVE ON!

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Posted by CasualLurker on 10/07/2015 at 1:41 PM

Re: “'Failure to prosecute'

It looks like he hasn't changed. Still taking money from people and doing nothing for them.

Posted by burned also on 10/07/2015 at 10:57 AM

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