O.D. In The Shelter
Working security in a homeless shelter you see all kinds of extreme stuff and for some reason anything what happens in the shelter rarely makes the news. Now I’ve been posted in some of the city’s notorious shelters where violence, drugs, sexual intimidation was the norm. Working in a notorious Women’s Shelter in the boondocks of the ravaged neighborhood of East New York was an eye opening experience. In fact it was quite a shock. The residents in that shelter will redefine your perception of how women are viewed. Thank heavens that they do not represent women in general otherwise the human race would be doomed. That shelter had all types of woman, the young, and old, the beautiful, and not so beautiful along with a few who could have been the brides of Frankenstein. Many have been to Rikers Island, or in a Penitentiary up state. Yet, even though there is a measure of freedom most still acted as though they were locked up having their own hierarchy in an institution where there are rules that the staff is supposed to enforce. I guess it takes longer for someone to psychological remove free their minds from incarceration.
Well another thing that took place at that women’s shelter was addicts over dosing. It was a sight looking at the staff moving the addict who OD around until the paramedics arrive. Man power used to revive them and take them to the hospital to get treatment. Then the next week the same addict OD again. Nowadays the Cops are carrying the naloxone kits, at a cost of $1.1 million, the kits were issued to 20,000 NYPD cops. The kits are supposed to save lives. But who can tell if it will be a waste of time? I say the City gov’t could have found better use of $1.1 million then to finance the saving of some heroin addict who will only end up over dosing again.