Roving Camera 8-15-19: How do you think the city should respond to the opiate crisis?
Now that it’s important to everyone, open up the Long Island shelter again so people aren’t sleeping in the streets. Narcan is not an answer. — Traci McCallum, Medical Admin. Specialist, Roxbury
Clean it up and stop letting people bring it over here. It’s too much. — Linda Hollins, Self-employed, Dorchester
I think they should put them in a camp and make them go cold turkey. — Leon Beverly, Self-employed, Roxbury
When it was black folk, they didn’t care. Now they do. They need to find facilities for people and get them off heroin. People need help getting back into the real world. I know it costs money. — Preston Nichols, Retired, Roxbury
I don’t think what we’re doing now is working. They need to be taken off the street. It’s a public health crisis. Hospitals need to get more involved. — Leslie Murphy, Literacy Coach, Roxbury
I think there needs to be more rehab programs for addicts who are suffering. It is an illness. But there also has to be consideration for the common man — for their safety. — Treena Hogan, Paraprofessional, Hyde Park