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Occupy the Judge Rotenberg Center

Make this viral. From ksol1460.

The Judge Rotenberg Center is a place for autistic kids in Massachusetts, where parents put kids that they don't know how to deal with. The kids have to wear shock devices 24-7 and anytime the staff doesn't like their behavior, they get shocked. There's restraint and seclusion and food deprivation, there's stuff that is illegal when it's done to prisoners of war but cause these kids are mentally disabled people think it's ok.

This is the Stanford Prison Experiment happening in real life, every day, and nobody's yet been able to shut it down, because the lawyers and manipulators are too good at doing what they do.

The video in the first link just got released last Tuesday, April 10. It's been sealed by the courts for eight years because bureaucrats know how to work the system to suppress truth. It's of Andre McCollins, when he was 18, being strapped down and repeatedly shocked.

I haven't watched it.

But it needs to spread.

Anonymous is targeting the JRC. There is a National Day of Action on June 2 where people are going to the JRC to peacefully protest. There are links to petitions and contact information for government representatives here. Anyone who doesn't live close enough to go protest, the next thing to do is spread the word online.




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Apr. 16th, 2012 07:05 am (UTC)
You might have trouble watching it not only because it's graphic but because it was recorded from television and there's some flashing on the screen.
Apr. 16th, 2012 12:42 pm (UTC)
Jesus Christ. Why does this keep happening over and over again?

Wait, I know. That famous prisoner-and-guard experiment.

This makes my heart heavy.
Apr. 17th, 2012 01:19 pm (UTC)
We're in that state; I wonder if I can wrangle transportation to Canton that day. IIRC, it's not that far, but I don't know if public transport goes that way.

I'll also try to notify the Freedom Center, which is a radical self-run mental health group in the area. If they haven't heard about it already it should be relevant to them.
Apr. 23rd, 2012 01:43 am (UTC)
Fuck, that would be awesome if you could get out there.

Hey lemme know if the Freedom Center people are interested, I could talk to them too.
Apr. 21st, 2012 02:32 pm (UTC)
OH my God. So angry.
Apr. 23rd, 2012 01:44 am (UTC)
Yeh no kidding. Sign something, tell people about it, I am sick to death of seeing this kind of manipulation thrive.
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