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Ithaca mayor is set to propose a plan to replace the city's police with a civilian-led agency, report says

Svante Myrick, mayor of Ithaca, NY. Andy Katz/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick plans to propose a plan to replace the city's police with a civilian-led agency, GQ reported. The plan was created as part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's executive order for New York cities to review their police departments. The proposal includes an agency with armed "public safety workers" and unarmed "community solution workers." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stor...
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With no students, small college town worries about the future

What happens to a college town when the students disappear? Ithaca, a small upstate New York city nearby gorges and vineyards, is finding out. Most of the 24,000 students at Cornell University and 6,200 more from Ithaca College effectively vanished in March when the coronavirus pandemic struck, leaving behind struggling restaurants and shops. Locals still reeling from the outbreak and resulting exodus are wondering when — or if — things will get back to normal. “It’s going to be hard. I mean, no...
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How Millennial Leaders Will Change America

Love ’em or hate ’em, this much is true: one day soon, millennials will rule America. This is neither wish nor warning but fact, rooted in the physics of time and the biology of human cells. Millennials–born between 1981 and 1996–are already the largest living generation and the largest age group in the workforce. They outnumber Gen X (born 1965–1980) and will soon outnumber baby boomers (born 1946–1964) among American voters. Their startups have revolutionized the economy, their tastes hav...
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The best towns and small cities in the US: Ithaca, New York state

A progressive lakeside town that has gone its own way since the hippy years; we showcase its best bars, live music venues and restaurantsIn this series: Eugene, Oregon | Chapel Hill, North Carolina | Portland, Maine | Ventura, California | Missoula, MontanaOutside City Hall is Ithaca’s smallest park. It’s the size of a parking space: the mayor’s parking space, to be precise. When the 24-year-old Svante Myrick was elected five years ago, he gave up his car, decorated the spot with benches and pla...
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2016: Historic Victories And Devastating Setbacks In Fight Against Failed Drug War

For the last seven years I have written an end-of-year piece about the top stories of the year in the fight to end our disastrous war on drugs. 2016 has been a strange, difficult year. We've accomplished more historic victories than ever -- but they're now overshadowed by the election of Donald Trump and the despair he is primed to wreak on our most vulnerable communities. Here's my take on this year's most important victories and its most enormous setbacks. The Good Marijuana Legalization Wins ...
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Is The U.S. Finally Ready For A Supervised Heroin Injection Site?

Photographed by Jessica Nash. Kathleen Errico's eulogy for her 23-year-old daughter, Kelsey, went viral last week. After a long battle with heroin addiction and nearly 10 months of sobriety, Kelsey overdosed on April 2.“To the person who doesn’t understand addiction she is just another statistic who chose to make a bad decision,” Errico writes. “I don’t care though because for the people who do understand, this was our baby, our youngest, our child, our daughter and as a mother; my everything....
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The Overdose Crisis is Making America Finally Consider Supervised Injection Facilities

There is an overdose crisis in the United States. More people are now dying from overdose deaths than from car accidents. Overdose has become an issue that is being talked about at all levels of government and just last week President Obama launched a major initiative to address addiction and overdose. Many of the harm reduction practices that advocates have pushed for years are starting to be embraced by the Drug Czar and elected officials in both red and blue states. Many states have passed la...
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Ithaca mayor wants a haven for heroin addicts

Mayor Svante Myrick hopes to open the first safe injection facility in the USA.           
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Harm Reduction Drug Policies Gaining Momentum Across the Country

It's been a groundbreaking month in the national dialogue about opiate dependency and addiction. From halls of government to family living rooms, the country is positioning for a dramatic shift in attitudes about drug policy that might finally mean an end to the drug war in favor of a public health and human rights approach. In early February, a series of bills were introduced in the Maryland state legislature that would decriminalize small amounts of drugs for personal use, expand access to tre...
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Ithaca, NY Mayor Proposes A Safe Place to Inject Heroin

Charlamagne awards Donkey of the Day to Mayor Svante Myrick of Ithaca, NY for proposing a location where addicts can inject heroin safely! The Breakfast Club is a four and a half hour morning show featuring DJ Envy, Angela Yee and Charlamagne Tha God's unrivaled interviews with celebrities and hip-hop artists. From megastars like Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj and Arnold Schwarzenegger to rap icons such as Rick Ross, Waka Flocka and Gucci Mane, every guest visiting The Breakfast Club is grilled with...
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Upstate N.Y. mayor proposes nation's first drug injection centers

Citing the staggering increase in heroin use and overdose deaths, an upstate New York mayor is proposing the nation's first supervised injection facilities modeled after sites in Canada and Europe, places where addicts can safely shoot up heroin under clinical supervision while receiving health care and counseling. "One-hundred and twenty-five people will die in America today from opioid overdose, will die in the streets or will die in their homes or will die in gas station bathrooms," Ithaca Ma...
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This Mayor Wants His City To Be The First In The U.S. With A Supervised Heroin Injection Site

WASHINGTON -- A New York mayor is proposing to offer the first supervised injection facility in the U.S., making it possible for heroin users to inject the drug under the supervision of a nurse, as part of an ambitious and controversial plan to tackle heroin addiction. "Using heroin is bad for you," Svante Myrick, the mayor of Ithaca, New York, told The Huffington Post on Monday. “Dying from an overdose is even worse. We have to keep people alive and get them the resources to get clean. They...
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APNewsBreak: Mayor wants managed heroin-injection facility in Albany, N.Y.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York mayor wants his city to be the first in the U.S. to offer a supervised injection facility, where heroin users would be able to shoot up under the care of a nurse. Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick tells The Associated Press the facility, which would also connect addicts to […]
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JFK New Frontier Awards Go to Mayor, Scientist

The innovative mayor of a central New York city and the founder of a company that empowers scientific research in developing countries have been named recipients of the 2014 John F. Kennedy New Frontier Awards, the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum announced Wednesday. Kennedy's grandson, Jack Schlossberg, will present the awards on Dec. 10 to Ithaca, New York, Mayor Svante Myrick and Nina Dudnik, CEO of Boston-based Seeding Labs.
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