Laws need enforcement
Dear editor: About our opioid crisis. I recently returned from a visit to Singapore, probably the cleanest city in the world due to heavy fines for littering. These fines must actually be enforced because I did not see one piece of litter or so much as one cigarette butt on the sidewalks or streets during my stay. Even chewing gum is illegal.
There were no street beggars and no evidence of drug addicts or government safe-injection sites. The immigration card you are given to fill out when entering the country is only about four inches by 10 inches and included on it in bold red capitalized lettering there is a very noticeable statement that reads” WARNING, DEATH FOR DRUG TRAFFICKERS UNDER SINGAPORE LAW”.
It would seem to prove that if the government had the will to create strong laws and then actually enforce them that putting an end to the opioid crisis would be achievable in short order, it appears to have worked well in Singapore. Guy Bissonnette Lake Country