Monday, June 4, 2012

Occupy JRC

This is a response from seeing the horrors that go on at the Judge Rotenburg Center (JRC). If you google this center, you'll see quite a few blogs along with the official website for the place. But just recently, I found out what this center was all about. Apparently, they use electro-shock therapy on their students who have special needs. The Judge Rotenburg Center uses this as a therapy, but in reality, they are using it as punishment. The end result is the student is so traumatized, he or she will never be the same. The student would have to go through years and years of therapy. No person should have to go through that, especially those with disabilities.

The first incident I've heard about is when the JRC was put on trial for the abuse of Andre McCollins. He was tied down and shocked 31 times. Here is the link to the video shown in court, but I will warn you, it is very graphic:

Are you guys still with me? I know this stuff is pretty heavy. You're disgusted, right? I am too. I have included all the links from the video description here if you don't think you'll be able to watch that video. I don't blame ya, I could hardly stand watching it myself.

Here is another news article about this:

Here is the first-hand coverage from a blogger that attended the trial:

Here is the occupy JRC link, in which unfortunately, I did not know about until after it was over... but the job is not done yet, which is why I've made this entry title: Occupy JRC. The job will not be done until the abuse is stopped:

And here is the petition (the petition has since been closed, but that doesn't mean we can't still fight):

Here is more information on this subject:

I am sorry that this entry is heavy with links, but I felt it was crucial to getting my point across. I ask you guys to please sign the petition, and end the abuse.

Until next time, God Bless.
~ MissNiChloe

1 comment :

  1. I agree abuse needs to stop, you are doing the right thing by speaking and writing about this and how it needs to stop! I think that abuse in any form needs to stop and it is wrong for whoever is the ones being tortured. Back in the Revolutionary War we tarred and feathered people and it was a form of abuse even back then! Sure, it may seem easier to torture but what kind of example are we setting for our future generations or even other nations, that if we don't like how you are made that we will torture you?

    I think not! I think we should let others know about this and I will definitely be updating my own blog and how it needs to stop. God doesn't abuse His children so why are we abusing the people in our own lives? It is sickening and horrible that people seem to enjoy this!

    I hope that this can be stopped before it gets much worse. Thanks for having the courage to speak out about this disturbing bit of news, I am proud of you and keep up the great work.

    Your special friend and sister