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Re: “Heroin

Dear Matt Davis,

Arun Rahman spent 13 months of the last two years using and dealing drugs, seven months at rehabilitation facility at a cost of $36,000, and four months in jail. We have no information about what Rahman is doing today.

There, I fixed your lead sentence for you but I don't know how to fix your claim that you investigated the local heroin problem because, other than the actual information you collected with your phone calls, you seem to be highlighting this privileged kid whose parents continually got him out of trouble by spending money and, if necessary, lying to schools so they'd let this pusher into the school to sell to their other students.

That and advertising the low cost of heroin and how to use it for maximum effect, complete with a description of how your local pusher might be dressed.

Perhaps it is only a matter of emphasis and you were trying to be fair and balanced until the headlines, blurbs and pictures were added to promote the piece, but this does not give an accurate picture of the reality of living with this problem, not for the average addict/dealer, not for his friends and customers, not for the family, not for law enforcement, and certainly not for the community who can only watch helplessly while increasingly dangerous criminal behavior goes on before their eyes.

I'm not asking for "mindless scare-mongering of the mainstream press" but please try for an honest depiction of this problem and stop your "step right up, only five bucks a shot, and look at the cool kids who do it" message.

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Posted by Dear Matt Davis, Arun Rahman spent 13 months of the (wev) on 09/14/2010 at 4:41 PM

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