pill, the size of the
white part of Soacor ball
can put an individual out
12- 14 hrs or even cause
By Jeremy for
One minute of silence starts the SOACOR Days Of Silence event Annually from
December 29th through January 13th.
That's One Minute Of Silence to start the 15 days of silence as Soacor,
and others have done for several years. It all began in 1996, when an
Innocent victim of a heinous
drink-spike assault under the acronym of SOAR-R (Silent One Against
Roofies/Rape) found it impossible to speak. She handed out
cards explaining her silence along with brochures from the local Rape
Crises Center about the newly designed pharmaceutical drug known as
Rohypnol. To her amazement, very few knew anything about the drug
or the assault crimes committed utilizing the new knock out drug.
the Silent One
against crimes of roofies (SOACOR) represents a number of people who
informing others of the dangerous crimes committed with roofies to
drink-spike an Innocent victim. Roofie, ruffie, ropes, easy-lay
all terms used to describe the pharmaceutical Rohypnol. Rohypnol is a
day sedative that when diluted is colorless, odorless, tasteless, and
put an individual out for 12 - 14 hours or even cause death. GHB, and
are related in the sense that they also are undetectable but can render
a person into a trance-like state and leave the individual without
Due to the drug-induced amnesia of these drugs, they are being used in
conjunction with sexual and non-sexual abuse crimes. It is the
modern day "mickey" of the 40's.
in this discussion,
and at the SOACOR website relates to any drug that will produce the
of "black-out" such as the drugs used by Jeffrey Dahmer to incapacitate
his victims. Does that get your attention? It's vital that it does
as Soacor says, "Once in, you are OUT!" One can read such things
yourself," "use the buddy system," "watch your drink," "watch who pours
your drink," "don't leave the drink unattended" and the like but
knowing your surroundings and who has access to these drugs, nothing is
safe. It cannot be stressed enough that this is not like some minor
-- with roofies, there is no backup! Once in, you are OUT!
some say that "knowing about it won't save you" -- having the knowledge
of what to look for may just do that. It is important to become
that these drugs are DEADLY, or at the minimum, dangerous. One
must ask themselves, "Was the drink
spiked?" or " Was the pill a Rohypnol or a derivative?" One
Innocent victim had actually
started her stopwatch after taking just half of what was said to be the
pain reliever "Codiene." She was asked to time the relief from the back
spasm. She remembers announcing
at two minutes that the spasm was not gone. She never saw three
minutes. It can
be just that fast. She spend the next seven hours in blackout and
because the paramedics who found her in a gutter had administered
Narcan, an anti-opiate, the next 10 hours were in and out of
consciousness. These drugs are not "Fun."
As numerous reports confirm, only a small amount of the drug could put
you into black-out. If drink-spiking has happened to you, there is no
way to go but out. That puts you,
your purse, your car, your apartment
and every one you know at the mercy of your drink spiker. Seven
hours is plenty of time to drive to your residence, steal -- remove
It allows access to your address book (your relatives names, the
of your work) enabling the drink spiker to come back and monitor your
-- making sure you don't talk. It could allow access to you for more
spiking and possibly another assault.
also puts you at
the mercy of those professionals, if called, and the precise chemicals
(unknown) that were ingested by you against the fast acting, seizure
anti opiates (see
Narcan) administered by professionals. This is a serious
problem. It is not one to be taken lightly.
crime comes from
those criminals who do the drink spiking, not the drug that allows the
crime. The drug can have all of the law attached to it but it is the
spiker who is the criminal. Once the drug has been put into a drink, it
is very difficult if not impossible to prove a crime has taken place.
the drug, is only part of the problem. Roofies, the drug, only
the crime. What is needed is help for the Innocent. Why is it that we
a pill for the perpetrator's crime? Is it because the pill facilitates
a focal point with which to target our individual anger? Is it because
the pill can easily be found and apprehended? Is it because the pill is
something to blame?
doesn't count. "It was such a small pill, so innocent looking, and I
took half of it." It is true that this small, and very innocent looking
pill could put a person into black-out for 12 hours or even cause
It's not just the knowledge about the drug that is vital -- you also
to know who has it in their possession or has access to these drugs. To
protect oneself, then, the most vital information is to know if those
you can access the drug or drugs under the umbrella known as "roofies".
Obviously, if they can access the drug, they can also become drink
"In Memory Of" Caleb.
He gave rave parties and didn't use GHB to an excess. He thought he was
perfectly safe until one night he drank what he thought was water and
Although he was with friends, and knew of their involvement - one
as to which container to drink from; his friends fearful of reprisal
not call 911 and this wonderful young man is lost forever.
Police will white
wash the roofie attack. The official Police Report in one such case,
washes the entire incident as a Welfare and Institutions Code
the victim crazy and taken to the hospital for observation. This was
we believe, to keep the crime statistics of the tourist town low, thus
enhancing tourist trade. No arrests will be made. The criminals are
to continue drink spiking other tourists who are easy prey due to their
media hype of low crime statistics.
In the opinion of this writer, is the best weapon
against those crimes committed by drink-spikers using the roofie drugs.
SOACOR Foundation will be organizing a group of investigators who are
trained in evidence gathering to work specifically in this area of
law. SOACOR plans to conduct a study and work
with inventors to produce evidence gathering products of a medical and
SOACOR offers free
downloadable free drink covers, calendars and a start kit (for those
who desire to find out what happened in black-out). Also, there are
to other web sites offering more data on these drugs.
Be a part
of the One in Silent Ones of SOACOR, help educate others of these
drugs known as roofies by simply
using SOACOR Cybercards as e-mail greetings. It is a win-win
situation. With the SOACOR Cybercards, you also may chose your own
personal music, artwork, photos or
select from a huge selection of art and cartoons. By using the SOACOR Cybercards,
educating many on this vital message.
Whatever you do, do
it with the drink spikers in mind and remember SIZE DoSEn'T couNT.
Be safe - If you turned your head on an open drink - buy another. If
waved a hand over your drink - buy another. If you left your drink to
up and dance - buy another. Whatever the cost - it is safer than to
that sip. Use the SOACOR drink covers, they are provided free.
Become a part of the One
in Silent Ones of SOACOR, help spread the word by using the Soacor
Know who you are with (ask yourself could they be a drink spiker? do
have access to illegal drugs?) and always use the buddy system.
once in - You ARE OuT!
After this article was written, it
was learned that there are those who take roofies as a
drug. These individuals are not classified here as Innocent
under SOACOR Foundation's DSA (Drink
Spike Attack) formula . The message
cannot be emphasized enough: THESE DRUGS WILL MOST LIKELY CAUSE
BLACKOUT AND POSSIBLY DEATH.