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The Great Debate

County Executive Hopefuls Square Off On Drug-Related Crimes

October 24, 2013

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first of a four-part series highlighting a debate held at The Post-Journal between Chautauqua County executive candidates Vince Horrigan and Ron Johnso....

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idkwtbam

Oct-25-13 12:31 AM

screening for drugs would be the best answer for people applying for public assistance. other states are doing it, so why should we taxpayers fuel their dependencies

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CCountyLifer

Oct-24-13 10:31 AM

@ask why -

are you just trying, pathetically, to get a rise out of people? or are you really that bat**** crazy?

maybe we should "askwhy" you are so unstable...

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wantabe

Oct-24-13 9:40 AM

Consolidation in all governmental areas would be a first priority--and relief for property taxes

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askwhy

Oct-24-13 8:48 AM

FIrst warning is banishment from county. Second is Tattoo on faces or forehead the drug offence. Then start taking fingers. No need to build prisons, Crime will trail off after they have nothing to grasp to grasp with.

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samaritan111

Oct-24-13 7:14 AM

Mr. Horrigan and Mr. Johnson - thanks for addressing the drug issue. I am happy to hear you talking about it but as was mentioned there are many groups talking about the problem - including the over crowding issue at the jail. The issue is the action - there are too many "NIMBY's", and talk cost nothing (other than many peoples lives) we need to put some money where many people's mouth are. If we make some upfront investments ultimately we can save taxpayers money and most importantly lives. With the [proper approach recidivism has been proven to be reduced from the nearly 70% rate to 12-18%.

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CharlesK

Oct-24-13 6:28 AM

A televised debate is at the following link. Remove the spaces. Hopefully it will come through without being stripped.

ht tp://smart url.it/CCDebate2013

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carlaw

Oct-24-13 4:39 AM

Increasing the welfare to work participation rate would help in not creating a Mecca for drug abusers from bordering states. Vince Horrigan has the right idea here when he says we need to tighten up. Good debate, look forward to more.

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