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Written on Investigating the Drugs-Related Death of Henry Granju:

in response to Swanky:

I read Katie's story a long time ago and this was not an over-dose as I recall. His head was bashed in. He was on drugs when it happened and it seems his addiction made his death a non-issue to police. From what I know this story is mis-leading. What she is really trying to get investigated is who clubbed him in the head, not who sold him drugs, though they may be the same.

I read an article saying that the autopsy showed the death was not a result of the assault. The facts are a bit confusing. And I am not clear on what action is desired, either. Possibly that when an overdosed occured, there were individuals that did not call 911 right away and those individuals should be held somewhat responsible for the death? While I hate drug addiction exists (as I do have someone close to me that is an addict) and I do hate those dealers that pray on those struggling with their addiction, can we really hold them responsible for what happens to those that choose to take the drugs? There just seems to be a thin line there. Of course, dealing drugs is illegal and action needs to be taken against dealing the drugs. But, can a drug dealer be tried for murder? (I know it has been done, but where is the line?). For instance, if someone buys a gun and shoots themselves, can the gun salesman be held responsible? So, in the same sense, if someone chooses to take drugs can those that sold the drugs to the person and/or those that witness the overdose be held responsible for the dealth in any way? These really are just questions I am asking as I haven't decided on an opinion myself. I do know one thing, drugs are a huge and growing problem in Tennessee. Something needs to be done, whether it be stronger restrictions on pharmaceuticals, more arrests, and even setting an example using this case to warn those still dealing out there.

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