Monday, February 19, 2007

Realistic UK copper

"Heroin should be prescribed to long-term addicts to prevent them from committing crimes to feed their habits, the head of Britain's police chiefs has suggested.

"Ken Jones, the president of the Association of Chief Police Officers, also admitted that current policing tactics are failing to combat a 'hardcore minority' of heroin addicts.

"He called for a political consensus on the issue of heroin prescription on the NHS, and a more 'realistic' approach to tackling long-term drug abuse. Mr Jones argued that by prescribing heroin the police would be able significantly to reduce overall crime and prevent deaths from overdoses."

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