Monday, April 4, 2011

War on drugs… lost ?

Did we just give up ?

When I was young… in the stone age…
I remember lots of commercials by the

I thought they were dumb at the time…
but I still remember them so they worked.
You probably remember them too and if you don’t that’s too bad.

That was when Americans were angry about drug use.
Now there is just apathy.  It is sad.

I don’t watch T.V. … we still have a 25 year old Zenith
console T.V.
The picture is orange but the cats like
 to sit on the top of it and look out the window.

But, I do know people who do watch T.V. and they told me there really aren’t any more good ads on concerning drug use like their used to be.

This is the 1987 version of This Is Your Brain on Drugs
It was a large-scale US anti-narcotics campaign by Partnership for a
Drug-Free America (PDFA) launched in 1987, that used two televised public service announcements (PSAs) and a related poster campaign.

TV Guide named the commercial one of
the top one hundred television advertisements ever.

In the mid-1980s, a small group of advertising
 professionals discussed how to best use their
talents to address the nation’s drug problem.
They thought, if advertising could be used
to sell products, couldn’t it be used
to unsell them as well?

BUT…That was then… this is now.
“On May 13, 2009, Gil Kerlikowske, the current Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, signaled that although it did not plan to significantly alter drug enforcement policy, the Obama administration would not use the term "War on Drugs," as he claims it is

Just think about a commercial about “Bath Salts”!
 Police tell me it is the worst thing
they have ever seen !
Officer Myers will be discussing it at are
Crime watch meetings this month.

Everyone is welcomed to attend.  We should know this stuff.

From “ Scanner Addict”

4/3-1:49PM - Wilkes Barre Twp police had a retail theft from Walmart, of 10 boxes of Crest white strips. The vehicle involved came back to 402 South Sherman street in the city, Wilkes Barre Twp cops got on scene and requested city police because a female was harboring the male involved in the theft. ( Big Money they are !)
4/2-11:37PM - 26 Larch Lane, break in to residence, items missing.

4/2-9:58PM - Parking lot behind Ramada, car broken into.

3/31-8:36PM - 42 Aries street, vehicle broken into.

3/29-11:35PM - 125 Park Ave, former tenant trespassing, smashed out window at location.

 4/1 - Window on closed tavern on Chestnut Street broken tonight for 2nd time. Attempted robbery 10:30. Then at 12 a.m. door and window broken at tavern up the hill on N. Main Street .  Attempted robbery. Both times neighbors called police. Same suspect… older man, balding on top, glasses and gray hoodie.

3/30-9:31PM - Burglar alarm going off, Main Hardware on South Main street, door smashed, white male seen running out.
White male, short light colored hair, blue jacket, blue jeans, 30-40 years of age.

1 comment:

  1. Another great blog. Thanks for maintaining this while you are running for Mayor. I'm sure the work involved is overwhelming. I'm hopeful it pays off for you. Wilkes Barre needs somebody in office who is looking for more than the title of Mayor by their name and the kickbacks and perks associated with politics.

    As a suggestion, WHEN you are elected Mayor, you should have Scanner Addict on the payroll. Kind of how Commissioner Gordon had Batman and Robin! Scanner Addict seems to be very in touch with the happenings in the city. Is Scanner Addict a Super Hero???

    Concerned Citizen