LETTER #2 – RE YESTERDAY STORY – JUNKIES CRASH IN RARITAN TWP

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I am writing to comment on the headline of a news article I saw online yesterday  “Junkies Crash in Raritan Township” written by Christian. The online posting date was March 22, 2017.  I have a HUGE problem with labeling these two men as “junkies”.  Does the Hunterdon County News realize there is a heroin epidemic in this state that touches almost every person in this country in some way, shape or form?  A child, a friend, a relative, a co-worker?  How can the Hunterdon County News make the call that these men are ‘junkies’?  Does the Hunterdon County News realize that addiction is a disease?

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If you want to report on news as it is that is one thing but to create a headline that labels individuals as such is just WRONG.  It is embarrassing that we would live in a county that would report it like this.  I thought we were a county, a state, a country that is more intelligent than this.  I ask that you remove the headline of that article as it now stands.

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