County Executive Steuart Pittman acknowledged Tuesday that “more listening needs to happen” after an Anne Arundel program stopped handing out crack pipes to Annapolis residents last week following a backlash in the Black community. Pittman said he knows about and supports programs like AA Power, established by the county Health Department 18 months ago to offer education and supplies aimed at reducing the health risks faced by people with drug addictions. It connects people with treatment and mental health services in Annapolis and north county.
Anne Arundel executive: ‘More listening needs to happen’ about harm-reduction programs in Black communities
April 15, 2021