Contrary to what many media sources have been previously reporting, the freak attack in Miami involving a man “eating” another man’s face can not be blamed on bath salts. Ever since the story first ran, there has been constant talk of how the use of bath salts is causing cannibalism, among its other outlandish effects. But many of these claims have been unfounded, based on anecdotal evidence or even…no evidence at all. This case is a perfect example of how the media runs a story without doing any real journalism, and is forced to back-peddle. From CBS Miami:
Rudy Eugene, the Causeway Cannibal who ate the face off a homeless man he attacked along the MacArthur Causeway, was apparently not high on bath salts or any other exotic street drug at the time of the attack, according to a report released Wednesday by the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner.
Despite the Medical Examiner’s findings, legislatures all over the country will still be pushing for outright bans of bath salts, and more than likely basing their rationale on stories like this.
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