NJ Human Services is making the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone available for free September 24 to 26 at participating pharmacies throughout New Jersey.
The distribution is part of the Murphy Administration’s continued effort to combat the opioid crisis. New Jerseyans will be able to visit participating pharmacies and anonymously obtain naloxone for free without a prescription or an appointment. Each naloxone pack contains two doses.
North Ward Councilman Anibal Ramos Jr. appeared on One-on-One with Steve Adubato on July 13 to talk about how Newark has been impacted by the public health crisis, the disproportionate number of minorities affected by the crisis, and the idea of reforming Newark’s police department.Read more
Read this op-ed as it originally appeared on nj.com June 30, 2020.
By Anibal Ramos Jr.
Over the last few weeks, my City Council office has received numerous calls and emails asking me to “defund the police.”
This call to action is in response to incidents of police brutality, such as the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis and other incidents caught on camera over the past decade where police abuse is apparent. In response, the Minneapolis City Council recently sponsored a resolution dismantling its police department.