Corona got everything tightened up. This phrase is heard in weeks, and when it comes to the conditions in the station area. Politicians talk about it, as well as social workers and the police. But also "in front of Corona" there were phases in which the open drug use, excessive noise trading, and other side effects of poison were like the many garbage almost on a daily basis for resentment. It will have not located everything to the lack of social control during the Corona of the time, what stands now occurs in the station district to miss the surface. At most, the Lockdown has escalated the Situation.
It is significant in that it required pressure from the outside, so the policy is re-active. Only need to complain to local residents, businesses submit driving petitions, Hoteliers letters of complaint to write. Almost four years ago, it was once so. And every Time the issues are being addressed, barely, but out. One could also say that they are managed.
"Frankfurt's way" as a model
a look at other cities that have managed to last through intensive social assistance, to get your drug scene is largely under control enough. An example of this is Zurich, Switzerland. What argues against concepts of other cities and to make use of it? Long the "Frankfurt way", state-tolerated drug use in protected areas, was regarded as exemplary. Perhaps it is necessary to recognise, however, that he is now obsolete. That there are other solutions that fit better in a time in which the drug use as well as its flip side, the drug trade, is no longer static, but how each society is very dynamic.
deal with it, there is a need for new patterns of thinking and the willingness to be open to new concepts. Otherwise, you should not be surprised, when Frankfurt will be 5000 drug users in the city every couple of years, the problems get out of hand. To fight only in the short term the symptoms will not suffice. A policy with a far view would be what the city needs. And actors who are willing and able.Updated Date: 04 July 2020, 20:19