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    Longtime Resident Challenges Chicago Housing Authority’s “Stigmatizing” Drug Testing

    Longtime Resident Challenges Chicago Housing Authority’s “Stigmatizing” Drug Testing Program

    CHICAGO – A Chicago man is challenging a controversial policy of the Chicago Housing Authority forcing CHA residents in mixed-income housing developments to undergo annual, humiliating drug testing. Joseph Peery, who lives in the Parkside of Old Town mixed-income housing development on West Division, today asked a federal court in Chicago to block the practice. Under the CHA policy, renters subsidized by CHA are forced to take a drug test every time they renew their lease. Millions of Americans across the nation enjoy federal and state housing benefits including housing vouchers, tenancy in traditional CHA developments and even mortgage subsidies and tax deductions for their mortgage interest, without being subjected to drug testing.

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    So let me get this straight: You want my tax money to pay for your housing, but when I want to make sure your using that money for housing and not crack, by asking you take a drug test, it's a violation of your civil rights?
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    Re: Longtime Resident Challenges Chicago Housing Authority’s “Stigmatizing” Drug Test

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    Longtime Resident Challenges Chicago Housing Authority’s “Stigmatizing” Drug Testing Program

    So let me get this straight: You want my tax money to pay for your housing, but when I want to make sure your using that money for housing and not crack, by asking you take a drug test, it's a violation of your civil rights?
    I have no problem with this as long as politicians and ANYONE being paid with "tax payer" money has to be under the same policy. If it isn't a violation to do it to these people, it isn't a violation to apply it to all people in jobs paid for by tax-payer money.

    Hell I would say polticians themselves have wasted more money than several crack-heads living in an aprtment.

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    Re: Longtime Resident Challenges Chicago Housing Authority’s “Stigmatizing” Drug Test

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    I have no problem with this as long as politicians and ANYONE being paid with "tax payer" money has to be under the same policy. If it isn't a violation to do it to these people, it isn't a violation to apply it to all people in jobs paid for by tax-payer money.

    Hell I would say polticians themselves have wasted more money than several crack-heads living in an aprtment.
    Government employees are subjected to random drug testing everywhere. As for the politicians, it depends on the jurisdiction. I think they ALL should be drug tested.
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    Re: Longtime Resident Challenges Chicago Housing Authority’s “Stigmatizing” Drug Test

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    Government employees are subjected to random drug testing everywhere. As for the politicians, it depends on the jurisdiction. I think they ALL should be drug tested.
    Government employees are subjected to POSSIBLE drug testing, not MANDATORY testing as is the case here.

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    Re: Longtime Resident Challenges Chicago Housing Authority’s “Stigmatizing” Drug Test

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Government employees are subjected to POSSIBLE drug testing, not MANDATORY testing as is the case here.
    That should change. Everyone that is in a job that could impact negatively on others, should be drug tested. That includes for safety reasons, for money reasons (I wouldn't want a county tax collector high on something when figuring my tax bill) or any other reason for a government job... especially the elected officials, those guys are can do enough damage without the influence of mind altering drugs.
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