Monday, July 4, 2011

How many more young Scottish people have to die before Holyrood wakes up and legalises drugs, two men die after taking extra-strong ecstasy pills

Dear All

Drugs kill.

It’s a fact, but then so does tobacco and alcohol which are legal.

The death of two young men highlight again the need for the legalisation of drugs, ecstasy tablets six times stronger than normal may have caused the death of two men in the west of Scotland.

Steven Kelly, 19, a soldier, and Lee Dunnachie, 22, who recently became a father, are dead after taking the powerful drugs.

They died because of political weakness of all political parties wanting to appear ‘tough on crime’.

While they are locked in this phoney mindset for party political gain, people will continue to die.

Just like they died when contaminate heroin hit the streets.

The two young men who died did so several miles apart in Ayrshire, did not know each other but police believe they were victims of the same batch of pills.

Strathclyde Police said no arrests had been made and appealed for witnesses to come forward to help identify the source of the Class A drugs.

Steven Kelly, only 19, a soldier had become a father less than a month ago.

We need be less judgemental regarding drugs and take a wider view of how to solve the problem.

Legalisation of drugs is the only way to bankrupt the drug market and take it away from the criminal classes.

And bankrupting the market is the only solution which is workable, and the cash stream that flows from that should be used to fund public services and infrastructure in deprived communities.

Steven Kelly and Lee Dunnachie are unfortunately dead, they leave behind families, isn’t it about time that politicians be radical?

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These deaths come 17 years after three men died after taking ecstasy at a notorious Ayr nightclub, Hanger 13.

Andrew Dick, 19, from Glasgow and John Nisbet, 18, of New Cumnock, Ayrshire, died in April 1994 after going to the Hanger 13 club.

Andrew Stoddart, 20, of Rigside, Lanarkshire, died in August 1994 after taking the drug in the same club.

In 1993, Lenzie student Laura Hay, 19, died five days after taking the drug at a rave in the SECC in Glasgow.
In May 2001, two teenage women students died after taking so-called super-strength ecstasy pills.

Pictures of the bloated body of Lorna Spinks, 19, shocked the nation.

Britain’s most high-profile ecstasy victim was Leah Betts, 18, from Essex.

These people are all dead because politicians live in fear of the public, so we have all political parties signing up to ‘tough on crime’ when they should be signed up to ‘smart on crime’.

They make such a song and dance when they get a small fraction of the drugs that flow into Scotland that they think they have done something meaningful.

It is time to legalise drugs.

To save lives

To bankrupt the drugs market

To create an additional revenue stream for public services and projects

The status quo only benefits the criminal classes.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University


Anonymous said...

I don't see fat eck legalising drugs, he is too busy acting like a idiot backing MacAskill.

Anonymous said...

legalises drugs you are having a laugh thess bams on the drugs would be even worst they cost the country millions on methadone alone
get them on cold turkey and teach them the hard way to get them of drugs there is no easy way

George Laird said...

Dear Anon

One question to you.

Who would you rather control the drug market and get the money.

Criminals or the government?

Pick obecause that is what it boils down to.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Anonymous said...

if the police did their job right the criminals would be out of business so get the bent police of the job and the good police on the job that will make all the difference