In Support of NIMBY, Let the Facts Be Damned.
A headline (12 Sept) in the Windsor (Ca.) Star reads: “Meth clinic unwelcome in Somers Point”. The lead paragraph: “Fear gripped West Cedar Avenue residents recently after an 89-year-old homeowner was attacked and sexually assaulted in her home.” The next paragraph: “While a 27-year-old Vineland man, Marvin Sherwood, has been arrested and charged in connection with that particular incident, residents are fed up with problems in their neighborhood and are placing blame for recurring issues on a methadone clinic directly across from their homes.” And then the third paragraoph: “The latest incident is not believed to be related to the clinic, but the clinic’s continuing presence angers residents and is prompting city officials to explore ways to force the clinic from the neighborhood.”
The Press of Atlantic City,
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