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Liquor bottles, beer cans and crushed cups litter Irisdale Place on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014, after a Saturday night block party got out of hand near the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio. (Michael Chritton/Akron Beacon Journal)
When 1,000 people recently gathered downtown to raise awareness about the heroin epidemic, one of their chief demands was that Akron police — in addition to paramedics — begin carrying the heroin reversal drug naloxone.