Nearly every news page these days screams about the explosion of heroin and other opiates use and selling in this once fair county of ours. Despite all of the law enforcement, judges and county officials weighing in on the matter, I had yet to see one of them explain how this trash came into Geauga County.
The answer is quite simple and quite embarrassing.
- 1. Opiates were brought and perpetrated by those enterprising folks who come to Geauga County from inner city Warren and Cleveland to reside in FREE housing - namely Section 8. So all of these landlords in Geauga County who went for the guaranteed government paid rent are to blame. And of course those bleeding heart organizations who build people homes who cannot afford housing on their own are to blame as well.
- 2. The various Geauga County schools who were desperate to stem their decreasing enrollment and ailing budgets decimated by the teachers’ unions also brought opiate users here by accepting many open enrollments which included drug using minors.
So the problem children - drug users and pushers - of Warren or Cleveland or Youngstown were brought here because of the free housing so they could get a “fresh start”. They got a fresh start all right - a new and eager country base in which to sell their heroin.
It all fits together: In beautiful Geauga County a single women with three kids from three different fathers can get a free house, free food, maybe a free car and a nice new school away from the ghetto. What do we get here in Geauga County in exchange? We get their drugs and their social problems.
There is only one cure for this drug use and that is locking these cretins up in our “Palace” out on Rt. 44 and let them stare at concrete.
This big jail is what we paid our millions for and that very efficiently keeps the druggers using and dealing. Prostitution, theft and assault are all kissing cousins of hard drug use. It’s proven that half-way houses and rehab just do not work. Hard jail time keeps these cretins separated from the good people of our county.
And when these cretins get out of jail, they need to be removed from this county. It’s that simple. Section 8 housing and county “welfare” need to be a thing of the past and then your drug problem will stop dead in its tracks (no pun intended).
Scott T. Weber
Excellent letter Scott, and right on the money.
Two of the main people you can thank for embracing and supporting government subsidised housing in Geauga are commissioners Tracy Jemison and Mary Samide. They play a large part in the downfall of this county that subsidised housing creates with what comes along with it, such as drug problems, increased crime, prostitution, home robberies, car breakins, small isolated ghettos in the county that will become larger. And shame on the school board for caring MORE about money than the community by initiating an open enrollment policy!
The more these types of people that subsidised housing brings in infiltrate our county, the more urban we become. These are the "entitlement" mentality people who think WE should work hard everyday to pay their way. This mentality is highly destructive, going completely against the work ethic that built this country. What will also change is the voting pattern in once conservative Geauga. The higher their numbers, more and more sleazy politicians will start catering to them to get votes and thats when things change for the worst rapidly.
As for the heroin problem, this just doesn't happen over night. Subsidised housing also brings this in, but the other problem is a Sheriff and Judges with their heads in the sand. Maybe they didn't want to be confronted with this problem, thinking that "this is beautifull, peacefull, wealthy, desirable, Geauga County"..... our reputation couldn't possibly be tainted with anything like this. Or maybe our Sheriff just doesn't know how to deal with this for lack of experience in this area. Well, when you wait until things get worse, they usually do. Then when it's in your face, you have no choice but to deal with the situation that you have helped foster by inaction, and now it is much harder.
All of you please send thank you notes to Tracy Jemison and his sidekick Mary Samide for ruining this county. The damage caused will be with us for a VERY long time!
THANK YOU TRACY AND MARY!!!!!!