About a dozen activists and village leaders collected outward State Sen. Martin Golden’s Brooklyn bureau Monday, and accused him of injustice for observant opioids are “not a poor drug.”
“This is the kind of denunciation we’ve been seeing used in regards to the opioid epidemic,” pronounced Dionna King, policy manager of the Drug Policy Alliance.
“People are making delineations between the drug predicament that affects white people or abundant people and before drug crises that happened to black and brownish-red people. We know that policy responses are opposite deliberation who is a victim and who should be punished. Senator Golden’s comments really gleam a light on that. He’s observant we should caring about this since it’s happening to people he empathized with as against to people he does not.”
Golden, a Republican and former city cop, came under fire last week for remarks he done in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle about the flourishing rates of opioid obsession in his district.
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“It’s not a poor drug,” Golden told the website. “It’s happening to doctors’ kids.”
Golden’s comments were slammed by Democrats and anti-addiction advocates who pronounced his remarks were “racist” and “shameful.”
“It’s not just extremist words,” pronounced Maria Bautista, Campaigns Director for the Alliance for Quality Education.
“He’s also ancillary extremist policies. We need Marty Golden to walk the walk. It’s not just backtracking on extremist comments. It actually making it right by making it right with communities who need support, not with split with which communities get support in terms of drug use. We need to have care for all communities.”
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Golden apologized for ther remarks Friday.
As for the protest, Golden spokesman, John Quaglione, pronounced the demonstrators were intent in “uninformed criticism.”
“Senator Golden is unapproachable of what he has achieved for his voters and for New York and will put his record up against any of his opponents,” Quaglione said.
Andrew Gounardes, a Democratic challenger to Golden’s seat, pronounced Golden’s comments and views were “outdated.”
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Ross Barkan, another Democratic candidate, pronounced the village needs to stay focused on the drug problem.
“We’re not here to write off certain people,” Barkan said. “We’re here to speak about because this is a problem, because we need solutions that will actually help people, and because injustice will not be tolerated in this community.”
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