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« on: February 04, 2007, 05:10:42 AM »
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A Clifton man has won a $3.75 million settlement against a now-defunct clinic that became synonymous with abuse and neglect, his attorney said Friday.

"It's strange to be in a situation where you actually confront evil," attorney Philip Elberg said Friday. "And this is what it was: a noxious program run by a fraud."

Antonio Carrera had sued KIDS of New Jersey, a mental-health clinic for troubled teens that was shuttered in 1998 by the state after a series of beatings, sleep deprivations and other abuses came to light.

Carrera, who was 14 when he began treatment in 1994, said he was physically and emotionally abused during his five years at the center, which operated in Secaucus and Hackensack.

Attorneys for the clinic and its owner settled the case shortly after the trial began in Jersey City two weeks ago, making Carrera the last of five North Jersey residents who have obtained more than $16 million in damages, Elberg said.

Three others -- from Wanaque, Wayne and Jersey City -- as well as a former Garden State resident now living in Kansas City, Mo., were able to collect close to $12 million since 1999.

Carrera's treatment was the product of a cult-like boot camp where hundreds of extremely vulnerable children were brutalized in the name of treatment, Elberg said.

An investigation by The Record in 2000 found that KIDS of New Jersey, owned by a former Methodist minister, Miller Newton, prevented patients from going to school, reading books, receiving mail or making phone calls. Only limited contact was allowed with parents.

Rebecca Ehrlich, the Wayne resident who won a $4.5 million settlement, had told The Record that the so-called treatment actually made her mental condition worse. Newcomers had no privacy and were constantly followed around, even in the bathroom, she said.

More recently, another former patient, Nick Gaglia, made an independent film of his experience at the clinic, where he said he was physically abused and alienated from his parents until he carried out a daring escape on the George Washington Bridge.

"[Newton] was, in fact, a real-deal cult leader," Elberg said.

Stephen Ryan, the attorney for Newton and KIDS of New Jersey, didn't return a phone call Friday.

Newton, who lives in Florida and goes by the name "Father Cassian Newton," couldn't be reached.

Craig Combs, the attorney for former medical director Zisalo Wancier of Closter, a co-defendant in the case, did not return a phone call.

No one answered the phone at Carrera's home.

Licensed as a "partial-care provider," KIDS of New Jersey came under the scrutiny of the state Department of Health and Human Services in the late 1990s, amid a push for more supervision and stricter licensing of such facilities.

Allegations had surfaced that some of these clinics, among other things, lured clients from boarding houses by offering them cigarettes and candy.

An inspection later revealed abuses at the program. The clinic's license was subsequently revoked.

"We had never come across anything like this before," a human services official said at the time. "We were pretty repulsed by it."

Elberg said he was disappointed that only a small number of clients were able to collect damages. The rest went to psychiatric hospitals and rehab centers as soon as they left Newton's clinic and didn't tell law enforcement authorities until the statute of limitations had elapsed, the attorney said.

The settlement amount will be paid by insurance companies. Newton was covered by malpractice insurance the entire time that he ran the clinic, Elberg said.

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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2007, 02:14:33 PM »
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If you win 3.75 million you have the moral obligation to share with those who were there with you and didn't get anything....

Somebody needs to tell that guy to put aside maybe 3 mil to create a fund to support the cause...

Who in the fuck can sit on 3.75 million dollars and keep it to themselves when you know how many others also need help...

I'm sure he's thinking along those lines but somebody ought to send him a nice sane letter just to politely remind him that he can use his power for the sake of us all and for the sake of the thousands facing similar treatment today....


Dragon, that makes no sense whatsoever and is probably the stupidist post I have read that you have composed to date.  "Moral obligation" to you and others?  This person wasn't even in the same program as you and you have no idea what his circumstances were.  You probably wouldn't know Miller Newton if you bumped into him on the street.  If your circumstances were anything similiar, why don't you file your own case rather mentioning leeching from those that have triumphed in court?  This wasn't a class action suit that you were party to.  Fuck...better yet, sue the responsible party...your parents, they put you there right?  After taking your mom to court, send us all a buck or two.
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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2007, 02:16:01 PM »
Quote from: ""dragonfly""
If you win 3.75 million you have the moral obligation to share with those who were there with you and didn't get anything....

Somebody needs to tell that guy to put aside maybe 3 mil to create a fund to support the cause...

Who in the fuck can sit on 3.75 million dollars and keep it to themselves when you know how many others also need help...

I'm sure he's thinking along those lines but somebody ought to send him a nice sane letter just to politely remind him that he can use his power for the sake of us all and for the sake of the thousands facing similar treatment today....


Dragon, that makes no sense whatsoever and is probably the stupidist post I have read that you have composed to date.  "Moral obligation" to you and others?  This person wasn't even in the same program as you and you have no idea what his circumstances were.  You probably wouldn't know Miller Newton if you bumped into him on the street.  If your circumstances were anything similiar, why don't you file your own case rather mentioning leeching from those that have triumphed in court?  This wasn't a class action suit that you were party to.  Fuck...better yet, sue the responsible party...your parents, they put you there right?  After taking your mom to court, send us all a buck or two.
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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2007, 03:25:20 PM »
I thought the idea itself was a pretty good one (hell, why not?) but I agree with what you said about the moral obligation thing. You are right -- there is no obligation on the part of the person who won that case; none whatsoever.
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« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2007, 12:15:08 AM »
I had the chance to join a suit back in... I'm thinkin maybe 84 or so? I thought about it, weighed it out.... chance at some money/my sanity... shot at some bucks/unending stress renewed paranoia... I said no thanks.
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« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2007, 10:10:27 AM »
There once was a boy in straight, he was abused and made to relate, over time he grew to hate, the future that was his fate. As he patiently fished with live bait, he pondered the will of an ingrate, his mind made up but it was too late, he was left with nothing but a rusty gate.  :rofl:
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« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2007, 02:25:45 PM »
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I'm just riding my high horse so to speak....



I wish I was high on the horse, so to speak.......
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« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2007, 09:29:49 PM »
Miller "Father Cassian" Newton stepped off the bus and was led into the yard of the Florida State Correctional Institute. He had been given ten years for perjury and participating in bankruptcy fraud. Five with good behavior. Years spent basking in the glow of a flourescent light in his "church" office had been hard on him. His body was frail, his skin pallid. He knew he could never make it through ten years in the general population with his virginity intact. He had to get into solitary. As soon as the burly guard unshackled him he made his move. Exhaling a feminine "hmmph" he weakly slapped the guard. He was quickly taken to the ground, receiving a swift kick to the ribs before being restrained. As he was dragged to the solitary confinement cell he felt nothing but relief. "At least in solitary," he thought "I'll be safe." Unfortunately for Fr. Cassian he had picked the wrong guard to mess with.
The next few days were uneventful. The time in his cell he spent evenly between sleeping, reading a "Drug Free America" book he had gotten from the book cart, and masturbating furiously. His self-flagellation was interrupted on the fourth day. The burly guard he had attacked earlier stepped into his cell. The gleam in the guards eye and the mean grin on his face made Fr. Cassian's pecker quickly shrivel in his hand. "You fucked with the wrong man when you fucked with me," said the guard. "The inmates here call me The Asshole for a reason. Now come with me, punk."
The guard led him down the hall to one of several empty shower stalls. He roughly threw Fr. Cassian in the stall and locked the door. Fr. Cassian was petrified. His mind raced as he imagined the myriad of different tortures that could be in store for him. His worst fears were confirmed when the guard returned. In his hands were a short black dress, black stilleto heels, and a curly blonde wig. "Strip down and put this on, bitch." Fr. Cassian did as instructed and was pleased to notice that the dress fit well and the heels gave him a nice slimming effect. The burly guard admired the drag queen. "The GNAA is gonna love you!"
The guard left the shower stall, only to return minutes later. He opened the door and led 20 large black men into the stall. "Father Cassian, meet the Gay Nigger Association of America. GNAA, meet Father Cassian. I'm sure you all will get along fine." With that the guard slammed the shower door closed and walked away laughing.
The men approached Father Cassian, backing him into a corner. The apparent leader stepped forward. "No matter what I'm gonna fuck that purdy lil' ass of yours. Now I can fuck it dry or you can lube it up for me." Father Cassian knew he had no choice. He kneeled in front of the leader, who began to slap his face with his 10 black inches. Puss from syphilictic sores quickly covered Father Cassian's cheeks. When the leader was sufficiently aroused he placed his throbbing cock up to Father Cassian's lips. As soon as Father Cassian opened his mouth the leader violently shoved his manhood to the back of Father Cassian's throat and exclaimed "Swallow my shit you cracker bitch!" Father Cassian gagged as he was violently face fucked.
Just when he was about to pass out the leader pulled out, turned him around and shoved his cock into Father Cassian's ass. Father Cassian began to scream in agony but his cries were quickly muffled by one of the other gang member's cocks. They rode him like that for the better part of an hour. When one man finished another quickly took his place. Just as Father Cassian was getting used to the throbbing pain in his anus the men stopped. One man lay down on the floor and Father Cassian was told to get on top of him and take his dick inside him. Exhausted and humiliated, Cassian had no will left to fight. As soon as he inserted the penis another man came up behind him and began to force his cock into Father Cassian's already filled anus. Again his screams of agony were muffled, this time by a smelly black anus.
For another hour he was violated in this way. When the men were finished with him he couldn't walk and his mouth was filled with dingleberries and ass hairs. Before they all left the leader had some parting words for Father Cassian: "Thanks for that sweet piece of ass, punk. We'll see you again tomorrow. Oh by the way, we all have AIDS." It was going to be a long ten years for Father Cassian.
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« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2007, 10:18:36 PM »
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Of course none of this is as cut and dry as I am presenting it, I'm not really a fundamentalist, I'm just riding my high horse so to speak....


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« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2007, 12:28:21 AM »
Supporters rally to Fr. Cassian's AIDS

2/7/2007 11:48PM - Mederia Beach, FL

Following a brutal attack, Fr. Cassian's friends and followers rally to rush deliver aid and comfort.

   After devoting his life to saving hopeless druggie kids from themselves, the Rev., Dr., Dr., Virgil Miller "Fr. Cassian" Newton has been unjustly imprisoned and brutalized by the evil, liberal druggie system. Following a savage attack by a criminal drug gang, bitter over their inability to manage their lives and jealous of Fr. Cassian's goodness and piety, Fr. Cassian has been taken by paddy waggon in extremely poor condition to the South Bay medical facility of the FLDOC. Donations are being collected to pay for the medical and psyhological care he so desperately will need while incarcerated as well as intensive, long term residential treatment at at November Coalition

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« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2007, 03:17:46 PM »
What's your take on Don Quijuote, Dragonfly? You think Cervantes intended him as a buffoon or a clown?
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