Drug policy in Frankfurt: misery should remain visible

health Department Director, Stefan Majer (Green party) has defended the so-called Frankfurter way in drug policy, and against a displacement of the Dependent fr

Drug policy in Frankfurt: misery should remain visible

health Department Director, Stefan Majer (Green party) has defended the so-called Frankfurter way in drug policy, and against a displacement of the Dependent from the station area very. He would not allow addicts to the Motto "Out of sight, would be deported out of mind" in backyards, said Majer on Thursday evening in the meeting of the town Council. Such an approach can be with a human social state is not compatible. "We have to stand, that in our city people are homeless and that there is not drug addicts who accept our offers of help."

Ralf Euler

editor in the Rhein-Main-Zeitung, responsible for the Rhine-Main-part of the Frankfurt General Sunday newspaper.

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The past 25 years, committed "Frankfurt's way" with drug consumption rooms and controlled heroin delivery is still correct. Instead of the beginning of the nineties, 150 drug-related deaths in the year, there are now only 20 to 30. The number of drug addicts in the city have also increased, these people were in the station quarter currently only visible because of the work of the auxiliary facilities of the Corona-restrictions. The station district is now a second Northrend.

Not rigid enough to proceed

"do you Want to be a social police?", the health asked the head of the Department in the direction of its critics. Should displace the police, the Dependent, or should we send you the same in psychiatry? And if you triple these people's ranks, where then? "To Sachsenhausen or in the Gallus district?" Not Dependent on the Problem, said Majer, but the Dealer, against the rule of law is, in his view, rigid enough.

the occasion for Majers was clearly a debate over the condition of the railway station quarter since the beginning of the Corona-crisis. Speaker of the SPD, FDP and AfD have expressed criticism of the policy of the magistrate. Responsible for the "to the sky stinking" conditions around the main railway station, four officers, two each from the CDU and two from the Green, be the Councilor Gregor Amann (SPD), whose party is working with the Union and the Green party in the coalition, the Romans said. Baudezernent Jan Schneider (CDU) can't do it again, to provide public toilets in the district. The station area have the Potential "to be the most interesting and most fascinating quarter of the city". Prerequisite for this is, however, that it is also safe and clean.

Updated Date: 06 July 2020, 05:19

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