Editorial: A methadone clinic is not a crime scene

Kelly Decker, the mayor of Port Jervis, seems to make sense with his opposition to a methadone clinic in his city. But he has it backwards.

It comes down to his desire to protect the city from drugs.

“I understand that there is going to be a percentage of people who truly want to better themselves, but there is going to be that criminal element that want to take advantage, and I don’t want to invite that element into our city.”

That implies that there is no criminal element already in the city, nobody selling pot on a street corner, nobody selling heroin or cocaine.

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