Rep. Malliotakis rips de Blasio as drug injection sites open in NYC: 'Violation of federal law'

NYC OPENS DRUG CONSUMPTION SITES TO ENSURE USERS RECEIVE CLEAN NEEDLES, PREVENT OVERDOSES

“This is a violation of federal law,” Rep. Malliotakis explained. “It is something that the Trump administration actually took Philadelphia to court over and won that lawsuit, and we’re asking that this DOJ do the same thing, uphold our laws and stop this from happening.”

The “Overdose Prevention Centers” opened on Tuesday, one in East Harlem and another in Washington Heights, with the goal of reducing overdose deaths in the city as the opioid crisis rages across the nation. 

The centers provide clean needles, medical services, social services, and can monitor individuals for signs of overdose, with the goal of saving over 100 lives per year. 

FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2020, file photo, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks to reporters after visiting New Bridges Elementary School in the Brooklyn borough of New York, to observe pandemic-related safety procedures. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

FILE – In this Aug. 19, 2020, file photo, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks to reporters after visiting New Bridges Elementary School in the Brooklyn borough of New York, to observe pandemic-related safety procedures. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

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