Harlem being overrun by zombies

There's a resident evil in Harlem. And I'm not just talking about the zombies.

It was early afternoon when the man with the twitching legs was dragged from the ground into an ambulance. Another man selling books washed away the vomit.

A man named Charlie Medina sat at the same spot a few days later, unable to remember his name before he fell into a trance with his jaw open and his eyes dilated.

And the lovers. They were unable to find a room. One pulled off the other’s shirt and her bra, then started to kiss her bruised breasts while a small crowd gathered to watch.

The people here on this stretch of 125th Street in East Harlem may change, but the drug remains the same: K2, also called synthetic marijuana, a potent mix of herbs and chemicals that has become widely used among homeless people in New York City.

Crowds of up to 80 or 100 homeless people come in on buses from a nearby shelter on Randalls Island, drawn by heroin recovery clinics nearby, and spend the day there under the influence of this cheaper narcotic. The block between Park and Lexington Avenues appears at times to be a street of zombies.

The zombies are just a symptom of the problem. The Resident Evil I was referred to above is the government of New York City, which refuses to clear these addicts off the streets. This isn't the kind of crime that requires fancy detective work to solve; these people are so out in the open, lying on busy streets, that they can't be avoided. The reason they are there is because of lax laws about homeless people living on the streets, lax laws for drug addicts (I believe liberals and Rand Paul call it "decriminalizing low level offenders"), and a lack of will on the part of the police to keep the streets safe and clear. And the lack of interest on the part of the police comes from the top, from Commissar de Blasio.

It's ironic because in recent years Harlem has become a trendy place to live for white liberals, who would spend hundreds of thousands of dollars for brownstones in dangerous neighborhoods. On the upside, the price of drugs and prostitutes are probably cheaper there. I also know that President Clinton has an office there.

Keeping the streets clear of drug addicts is not a difficult thing. When society has lost the will to fight back, the streets become littered with disgusting and insane zombie people who are so drugged up that they think nothing of vomiting, defecating, or copulating on a public sidewalk.

This article was written by Ed Straker, senior writer of NewsMachete.com, the conservative news site.

There's a resident evil in Harlem. And I'm not just talking about the zombies.

It was early afternoon when the man with the twitching legs was dragged from the ground into an ambulance. Another man selling books washed away the vomit.

A man named Charlie Medina sat at the same spot a few days later, unable to remember his name before he fell into a trance with his jaw open and his eyes dilated.

And the lovers. They were unable to find a room. One pulled off the other’s shirt and her bra, then started to kiss her bruised breasts while a small crowd gathered to watch.

The people here on this stretch of 125th Street in East Harlem may change, but the drug remains the same: K2, also called synthetic marijuana, a potent mix of herbs and chemicals that has become widely used among homeless people in New York City.

Crowds of up to 80 or 100 homeless people come in on buses from a nearby shelter on Randalls Island, drawn by heroin recovery clinics nearby, and spend the day there under the influence of this cheaper narcotic. The block between Park and Lexington Avenues appears at times to be a street of zombies.

The zombies are just a symptom of the problem. The Resident Evil I was referred to above is the government of New York City, which refuses to clear these addicts off the streets. This isn't the kind of crime that requires fancy detective work to solve; these people are so out in the open, lying on busy streets, that they can't be avoided. The reason they are there is because of lax laws about homeless people living on the streets, lax laws for drug addicts (I believe liberals and Rand Paul call it "decriminalizing low level offenders"), and a lack of will on the part of the police to keep the streets safe and clear. And the lack of interest on the part of the police comes from the top, from Commissar de Blasio.

It's ironic because in recent years Harlem has become a trendy place to live for white liberals, who would spend hundreds of thousands of dollars for brownstones in dangerous neighborhoods. On the upside, the price of drugs and prostitutes are probably cheaper there. I also know that President Clinton has an office there.

Keeping the streets clear of drug addicts is not a difficult thing. When society has lost the will to fight back, the streets become littered with disgusting and insane zombie people who are so drugged up that they think nothing of vomiting, defecating, or copulating on a public sidewalk.

This article was written by Ed Straker, senior writer of NewsMachete.com, the conservative news site.