"Sometimes you have to say, 'Fuck the law, we're going to save lives,'" Mona Bennett told Creative Loafing in 2001. For more than a decade, Bennett has walked a legal tightrope every time she's gone to work as program manager for the Atlanta Harm Reduction Center. Technically, Bennett and other workers are distributing drug paraphernalia when they exchange dirty syringes for clean ones during biweekly street outreach programs in the Westside community known as "the Bluff." But even the government's own statistics support the work, showing the center's harm reduction approach saves lives and helps stub the spread of diseases associated with risky behavior like intravenous drug use and unprotected sex. Maybe that's why coppers tend to leave Bennett and her colleagues alone. Maybe that's why she continues her tireless and often thankless work after all these years.
Putting a little thought behind the Thank You
'I think of all the people that I've helped, and now someone's helping me.'
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How is the stupid rap "music" version of The Great Gatsy supposed to be classy?
Absolutely fabulous. My summer is planned.
Dahlonega is a great little town!
this doesn't even show all the great things to do in that town. not to…