May 3, 2012 / 1 note

According to one study, In states where syringes are criminalized, 1 in 3 officers will experience a needle stick, putting them at risk for contracting HIV and hepatitis B and C. Join three former law enforcement members (Sam Knisley, former detective, North Carolina Special Police Unit; Jen Earls, former officer, Chicago Police; and Ron Martin, former sergeant, New York City Police) in their discussion with Robert Childs, Executive Director of the North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition, about safety around handling drug paraphernalia. In this segment, the former law enforcement members answer the following questions: “What are the dangers of handling drug paraphernalia?”; “What are the dangers of handling syringes?”; and “What are the dangers of handling crack pipes?”.