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Illegal ?brat camp? kept children in animal sheds
 
Police in Girona have arrested three people on charges of abusing children in an illegal juvenile ?brat camp? for teenagers from Switzerland.
There are reports that the children were kept shut up in cages made for wild boars when they refused to work or said they felt ill. One said he had been inside a cage for eight hours every day over a period of three months.
Italian born Lorena Elizabeth B, aged 30, her partner Armin Markus S, 44 a Swiss national and 60-year-old Raymond N from France have admitted keeping the youngsters in animal sheds and depriving them of food but deny hitting the children.
The police investigation began when national police in Figueres came were alerted when a 14-year-old boy was found wandering around the local train station. He told them he had escaped from a juvenile centre in Sant LlorenÁ de la Muga, because he was being mistreated there.
Police raided the premises and found five teenagers who are believed to have been mistreated by being shut in wild boar shed no bigger than a metre square..
The unlicensed centre allegedly received 4,000 euros a month per child to treat the children?s supposed behavioural problems.

 
 

I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I'm a human being first and foremost, and as such I am for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole

--Malcolm X


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The Troubled Teen Industry / View Boot Camp Beating of 14 year old
« on: February 27, 2006, 01:19:00 AM »
The video was released for public view.

http://www.wesh.com/news/7154497/detail.html

The inspiration of the Bible depends on the ignorance of the person who reads it.
--Robert G. Ingersoll, American politician and lecturer


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Open Free for All / Boycott of gasoline - September 10
« on: September 01, 2005, 07:51:00 PM »
Sick of the neverending price hike of gasoline - it's time to boycott....September 10 - please pass this on....

IT HAS BEEN CALCULATED THAT IF EVERYONE IN THE UNITED STATES DID NOT
PURCHASE A DROP OF GASOLINE FOR ONE DAY AND ALL AT THE SAME TIME, THE OIL
COMPANIES WOULD CHOKE ON THEIR STOCKPILES.

AT THE SAME TIME IT WOULD HIT THE ENTIRE INDUSTRY WITH A NET LOSS OF OVER
4.6 BILLION DOLLARS WHICH AFFECTS THE BOTTOM LINES OF THE OIL COMPANIES.

THEREFORE Sept 10TH, 2005 HAS BEEN FORMALLY DECLARED "STICK IT TO THEM DAY"
AND THE PEOPLE OF THIS NATION SHOULD NOT BUY A SINGLE DROP OF GASOLINE THAT
DAY.

THE ONLY WAY THIS CAN BE DONE IS IF YOU FORWARD THIS E-MAIL TO AS MANY
PEOPLE A S YOU CAN AND AS QUICKLY AS YOU CAN TO GET THE WORD OUT.

WAITING ON THIS ADMINISTRATION TO STEP IN AND CONTROL THE PRICES IS NOT
GOING TO HAPPEN. WHAT HAPPENED TO THE REDUCTION AND CONTROL IN PRICES THAT
THE ARAB NATIONS PROMISED TWO WEEKS AGO?

REMEMBER ONE THING, NOT ONLY IS THE PRICE OF GASOLINE GOING UP BUT AT THE
SAME TIME AIRLINES ARE FORCED TO RAISE THEIR PRICES, TRUCKING COMPANIES ARE
FORCED TO RAISE THEIR PRICES WHICH EFFECTS PRICES ON EVERYTHING THAT IS
SHIPPED. THINGS LIKE FOOD, CLOTHING, BUILDING MATERIALS, MEDICAL SUPPLIES
ETC. WHO PAYS IN THE END? WE DO!

WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. IF THEY DON'T GET THE MESSAGE AFTER ONE DAY, WE
WILL DO IT AGAIN AND AGAIN.

SO DO YOUR PART AND SPREAD THE WORD. FORWARD THIS!!!

Web pages are like babies -- creation involves a level of enthusiasm that does not necessarily carry over into maintenance.
--Joe Chew


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Brat Camp / WWASP is now using BRAT CAMP to make money
« on: August 05, 2005, 02:05:00 PM »
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 WWASP is jumping on the band wagon and using the new program Brat Camp to their economic advantage. Sadly this program is only going to serve to increase this multi-billion dollar industry. People watching will no doubt see this as a good alternative.  More children will be abused and more will die. Here's the WWASP link

http://www.helpmyteen.com/index.html?helpoe=brat+camp

Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die
-- Malachy McCourt


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WWASP is cashing in on the GOOD publicity from the pseudo-reality show BRAT CAMP. See for yourselves....

http://www.helpmyteen.com/index.html?helpoe=brat+camp

The bible teaches that woman brought sin and death into the world, that she precipitated the fall of the race, that she was arraigned before the judgment seat of Heaven, tried, condemned and sentenced. Marriage for her was to be a condition of bondage, maternity a period of suffering and anguish, and in silence and subjection, she was to play the role of a dependent on man's bounty for all her material wants, and for all the information she might desire...Here is the Bible position of woman briefly summed up.
--Elizabeth Cady-Stanton


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The Troubled Teen Industry / WWASP is using BRAT CAMP to their advantage
« on: August 05, 2005, 01:54:00 PM »
WWASP is using the new program Brat Camp to their advantage. Sadly this program is only going to serve to increase this multi-billion dollar industry. More children will be abuse and more will die. Here's the WWASP link

http://www.helpmyteen.com/index.html?helpoe=brat+camp

There is nothing so likely to produce peace as to be well prepared to meet the enemy.
--George Washington


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The Troubled Teen Industry / Torture of Prisoners in Arizona
« on: June 29, 2005, 02:43:00 PM »
This was just sent to me by someone who thinks this kind of treatment is great for prisoners in this country... READ ON..


TO THOSE OF YOU NOT FAMILIAR WITH JOE ARPAIO
HE IS THE MARICOPA ARIZONA COUNTY SHERIFF
AND HE KEEPS GETTING ELECTED OVER AND OVER.
 

THIS IS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY:

Sheriff Joe Arpaio (in Arizona) who created the "tent city jail": :skull:  :skull:

He has jail meals down to 40 cents a serving and charges the inmates for them.

He stopped smoking and porno magazines in the jails. Took away their weights. Cut off all but "G" movies.

He started chain gangs so the inmates could do free work on county and city projects.

Then he started chain gangs for women so he wouldn't get sued for discrimination.

He took away cable TV until he found out there was a federal court order that required cable TV for jails. So he hooked up the cable TV again only let in the Disney channel and the weather channel.

When asked why the weather channel he replied, so they will know how hot it's gonna be while they are working on my chain gangs.

He cut off coffee since it has zero nutritional value.

When the inmates complained, he told them, "This isn't the Ritz/Carlton. If you don't like it, don't come back."

More on the Arizona Sheriff:

With temperatures being even hotter than usual in Phoenix (116 degrees just set a new record), the Associated Press reports: About 2,000 inmates living in a b! arbed-wi re-surrounded tent encampment at the Maricopa County Jail have been given permission to strip down to their government-issued pink boxer shorts.

On Wednesday, hundreds of men wearing boxers were either curled up on their bunk beds or chatted in the tents, which reached 138 degrees inside the week before.

Many were also swathed in wet, pink towels as sweat collected on their chests and dripped down to their pink socks.

"It feels like we are in a furnace," said James Zanzot, an inmate who has lived in the tents for 1 year. "It's inhumane."

Joe Arpaio, the tough-guy sheriff who created the tent city and long ago started making his prisoners wear pink, and eat bologna sandwiches, is not one bit sympathetic He said Wednesday that he told all of the inmates: "It's 120 degrees in Iraq and our soldiers are living in tents too, and they have to wear full battle gear, but they didn't commit any crimes, so shut your damned mouths!"

Way to go, Sheriff! Maybe if all prisons were like this one there would be a lot less crime and/or repeat offenders. Criminals should be punished for their crimes - not live in luxury until it's time for their parole, only to go out and commit another crime so they can get back in to live on taxpayers money and enjoy things taxpayers can't afford to have for themselves.


Sheriff Joe was just reelected Sheriff in Maricopa County, Arizona.
 :skull:  :skull:  :skull:  :skull: [ This Message was edited by: cherish wisdom on 2005-06-29 11:44 ]

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Ken Kay says the yearly cost of a WWASP intervention is well worth it and "barely the cost of a G35 Infinity." Like we all have one of those.......

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,159276,00.html

- Tough-Love Schools Are Both Loved, Hated (on FoxNews.com)

[ This Message was edited by: cherish wisdom on 2005-06-12 13:03 ]

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The Troubled Teen Industry / Sister Soldier in Florida CLOSED
« on: June 09, 2005, 04:17:00 PM »
June 1, 2005
Army-Style Girls' School Shuts Doors: As State Officials Investigated Reports of Physical Abuse, the Discipline-Oriented Sister Soldier School in Fort Lauderdale Sent Students  Back Home

BY CAROL MARBIN MILLER

[email protected]

The head of an unlicensed boarding school for girls in Fort Lauderdale, called Sister Soldier, abruptly closed the private program Tuesday amid ongoing child abuse investigations by state child welfare officials and police.

The Broward Sheriff's Office, which conducts abuse investigations under contract with the Department of Children & Families, has received four separate complaints that girls housed at the boarding school were physically abused, sources told The Herald.

DCF officials said they could take no action against the military-style school because the school holds no license from the department.

DCF contacted Fort Lauderdale officials, who were preparing to close the school for lack of compliance with city zoning codes, said DCF Broward Administrator Jack Moss.

"My daughter was punched in the eye and choked," said Kim Powers, whose 17-year-old daughter, Jessica, spent nearly three months at the school after being sent there by the producers of a television talk show, the Larry Elder Show, where she had appeared on two episodes dealing with unruly teens.

"She had a black eye," the mother said.

Show officials could not be reached for comment.

"I had no contact with her whatsoever," said Powers, who lives in Murfreesboro, Tenn. "They were not sending her letters to me. And my letters were not going to her. They took them."

Denise Smith, who is listed in corporate records as president of the company that operates Sister Soldier, did not return calls to the school for comment.

Smith, who identified herself to parents as "Major Smith," also was not at the school Tuesday afternoon.

PRIOR ARRESTS

Florida records show Smith has been arrested three times. The first two arrests -- a 1991 forgery charge and a 1996 car theft -- were dropped by prosecutors.

Smith pleaded no contest to a March 1997 auto theft charge following the third arrest, and adjudication was withheld, records show.

On Tuesday, parents of the half-dozen girls housed at Sister Soldier received calls to pick up their children and take them home.

At about 3:30 p.m., 37-year-old Stephen Davis pulled up to the modest beige house and left with his 17-year-old daughter, Terri, who put a blue military uniform and black boots in the trunk of his car. He said Smith and a police detective called him earlier in the day.

"Major Smith just said the program was closing down and all the girls were going home," said Davis, who drove in from Tampa. "We had to pick them up today."

Terri told Davis that teens at Sister Soldier had been "physically restrained when they [school staff] needed to" -- but he said he is taking his daughter's claims "with a grain of salt" for now.

Davis said he found out about the program from the Internet.

The boarding school, at 3271 Glendale Blvd. in the Melrose Park neighborhood, was housed in a modest ranch-style home with peeling paint and white trim.

Windows in the house were equipped with bars on the inside. Walls in the living room appeared to be painted black or a very dark color.

Parents who enrolled their children paid an entry fee of $5,300, and $2,800 per month, according to the program's website and one of the parents.

Sister Soldier accepted girls aged 8 through 17.

"Female cadets accepted into our program reside in a rigorous, structured military environment," the website says. "The military style program in conjunction with the emphasis on leadership develops informed citizens who are strengthened by discipline, understanding and citizenship."

CLAIMS OF BEATINGS

One incident under investigation by child welfare investigators involves two girls who claim they were beaten after they tried to call their parents for help.

Shannon Guinn, 16, who lives with her mother in Pembroke Pines, went to Sister Soldier at the end of March after spending three days at a wilderness boot camp run by the school's parent company, South Florida-based JAM Youth Connection.

After about two weeks, she called her mom on a cellphone she had borrowed.

'She said, `Please mommy, when can I come home?' " said her mother, Cheryl Guinn.

Another girl, Jessica Powers, tried to call her family, but couldn't reach them.

Within minutes, the families say, Smith brought the two girls into the one room in the house that does not have a surveillance camera.

"She slapped me on my face, she threw me up against the wall and put me in a chokehold," Shannon said. "She hit me in the face repeatedly. After the chokehold, she threw me on the floor and put her knee in my back." Two weeks later, Cheryl Guinn saw her daughter at a baptism held by a local pastor associated with the discipline-oriented school.

"Something about her jaw looked funny," the mother said. 'She said, `Mom, that's where I got hit in the face.' "

Kim Powers said her daughter was sent home from Sister Soldier when operators said her daughter had become seriously ill.

Powers said the boarding school even took Jessica for a colonoscopy without calling the family for consent. Eventually, Jessica was diagnosed with a blocked bowel.

While at the military-style school, Jessica was forced to eat nothing but beets for days at a time, Powers said.

On another occasion, she was limited to eating only oatmeal.

"Jessica ate beets for breakfast, lunch and dinner," said Shannon, adding that Smith treated Jessica particularly harshly."

 

 
 

It has ever been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues

--Abraham Lincoln


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I found it interesting that even doctors are not immune to treatment abuse.  Talbott Recovery Center is a place where doctors with substance abuse problems were sent to "recover."

Here is the report of one of the doctors who testified against Talbott about threats, isolation, lack of real assessment, AA indoctrination, and so on:

I am not sure how many docs testified because I was only there one day, but I met three on the day I was there. Witnesses were not allowed to sit in on the testimony of others. Witnesses were protected from the court reporters by being introduced as "the doctor from New York" or the "psychiatrist from Virginia." One of the doctors I met brought his wife. She had been told by Talbott that she better do something to make her husband stay there, or the next time she saw him he would be dead. As I recall he left TRC anyway and both of them testified.

The other doc I met was critical because Talbott maintained that he never threatened anyone's professional license. But he had written in this guy's inpatient chart that he would take his license! The guy left TRC after a very harassing session by counselors. None of the other patients dared to interfere to stop the abuse because of possible punishments such as extensions of stay, loss of privileges, or increased laboratory or clinical studies which cost money.

Other testimony was about the lack of medical supervision. Charts were signed off by TRC doctors the patients never met. One of the best witnesses Masters had was said to be Talbott himself whose testimony the jury readily saw through. Master's insurance ran out, if I recall correctly, and Talbott's business office was discussing getting a loan from Masters' retirement account. Masters was a good plaintiff because he was sent there, not for drinking but by the agent of the state's medical group, PRN (Physicians' Recovery Network), because Masters wrote too many narcotic prescriptions, not because of drinking. When TRC could not find a problem with his prescribing narcotics for his patients nor with taking them himself, they got him to admit to drinking each evening and said he could not leave until he completed treatment.

Instead of an evaluation, all new patients joined right in with mandatory AA meetings and, in rooms with too few chairs, the new patients got to sit on the floor while Talbott explained the "power of the group." An important point at the trial was that the indoctrination into AA and loudly confessing to being an alcoholic began on admission, before the four day evaluation was completed! In other words, it was a forgone conclusion that you were going to stay or lose your license because you started right out with treatment.

You mentioned TMRC vs TRC. That stood for Talbott Marsh Recovery Campus before Marsh dropped out. No wonder legal action has been so slow, in addition to the threats against licenses.... Marsh is a local JUDGE.

There is much more... no visitors allowed? unless you sign up for the family program ... which costs $. No weekends away from TRC unless the group approves and then only 2 or 3 weekends in four months. No reading of recovery material that was not AA /12-step, no reading of medical journals etc. No making of close friends or you would be separated. Failure to participate in AA meant expulsion ... which meant loss of license.

It continues to amaze me to talk to law students -- college
graduates all and smarter than the average bear -- who will
seriously tell me about how dangerous mj is and how it
destroys the lives of those who use it and who, in the
very next sentence, will tell me how they and their
friends -- now CPAs, engineers, med students -- used
pot regularly through high school and college.  And
they don't see the contradiction between these statements.

We're not just talking ignorance here -- we are talking
deep down, serious, religious indoctrination.


--Buford C. Terrell, Professor of Law, South Texas College of Law


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The Troubled Teen Industry / Horific Abuse of Mentally Ill Youth
« on: May 02, 2005, 12:17:00 AM »
http://www.mdri.org/

 In Paraguay two boys were kept in a cell, naked for four entire years. One of the boys had been placed in this institution at the age of 6. See the above link for more details....


As a result of MDRI's work, Jorge Bernal (above) now lives and receives services in the community. Jorge had been diagnosed with autism and kept in an isolation cell for 4 years in Paraguay's State Neuro-Psychiatric Institution (below).

MDRI and the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) have signed an historic settlement with the Paraguayan government aimed at ending the improper detention of hundreds of people in the country?s state-run psychiatric hospital.

 
©Eugene Richards / Many Voices
For 4 years, Jorge was kept in a six-by-six feet isolation cell, naked and without access to bathrooms.
 
Filed with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States (OAS), the settlement is the first agreement in Latin America to guarantee the rights of patients to live and receive mental health services in the community.

Paraguay must now produce a mental health reform plan to create community-based services for people who have been left to languish for decades in the locked institution. The plan will require the government to transition more than 400 patients detained in the hospital back into the community.

Timeline of MDRI's work in Paraguay and response from the government
Video of conditions
(8 MB Quicktime, produced in collaboration with WITNESS)
 
 

The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason.
--Benjamin Franklin, American Founding Father, author, and inventor


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About 500 former students-patients, their family members and human rights activists have signed a petition to close Provo Canyon School. The petition asks the authorities to shut down this facility that has a "history of torturing America's youth." Many have made comments about there abuse which includes, forced drugging, denial of necessary medical care, punishment with isolation and seclusion, sleep deprivation and other physical, emotional and psychological abuses. If you'd like to view the petition it can be found at:
http://www.beyondbusiness.net/closepcs.htm
The signatures can be viewed at:
http://www.heal-online.org/sign.htm
This is the MOTHER OF ALL ABUSIVE PROGRAMS. If you think WWASPS is bad - this is where the founder of WWASPS - Robert Lichfield - learned the ropes of abusive behavior modification. He dropped out of college to be the Residential Director of Provo Canyon School. Of course he is now a mega-millionair as a result of his savy in the teen-industry. I call it the teen-torture-mindcult industry.

Please Sign if you have not done so    

Every man thinks God is on his side. The rich and powerful know he is.
--Jean Anouilh, French dramatist and playwright


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About 500 former students-patients, their family members and human rights activists have signed a petition to close Provo Canyon School. The petition asks the authorities to shut down this facility that has a "history of torturing America's youth." Many have made comments about there abuse which includes, forced drugging, denial of necessary medical care, punishment with isolation and seclusion, sleep deprivation and other physical, emotional and psychological abuses. If you'd like to view the petition it can be found at:
http://www.beyondbusiness.net/closepcs.htm
The signatures can be viewed at:
http://www.heal-online.org/sign.htm
This is the MOTHER OF ALL ABUSIVE PROGRAMS. If you think WWASPS is bad - this is where the founder of WWASPS - Robert Lichfield - learned the ropes of abusive behavior modification. He dropped out of college to be the Residential Director of Provo Canyon School. Of course he is now a mega-millionair as a result of his savy in the teen-industry. I call it the teen-torture-mindcult industry.

Please Sign if you have not done so    

There's only one party on Capital Hill and it's the bipartisan spending party.
http://www.cagw.org/' target='_new'>Tom Schatz, president of Citizens Against Government Waste


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Elan School / Petition to close abusive Provo Canyon School in Utah
« on: April 28, 2005, 01:59:00 AM »
About 500 former students-patients, their family members and human rights activists have signed a petition to close Provo Canyon School. The petition asks the authorities to shut down this facility that has a "history of torturing America's youth." Many have made comments about there abuse which includes, forced drugging, denial of necessary medical care, punishment with isolation and seclusion, sleep deprivation and other physical, emotional and psychological abuses. If you'd like to view the petition it can be found at:
http://www.beyondbusiness.net/closepcs.htm
The signatures can be viewed at:
http://www.heal-online.org/sign.htm
This is the MOTHER OF ALL ABUSIVE PROGRAMS. If you think WWASPS is bad - this is where the founder of WWASPS - Robert Lichfield - learned the ropes of abusive behavior modification. He dropped out of college to be the Residential Director of Provo Canyon School. Of course he is now a mega-millionair as a result of his savy in the teen-industry. I call it the teen-torture-mindcult industry.

Please Sign if you have not done so    

What is this new loyalty? It is, above all, conformity. It is the uncritical and unquestioning acceptance of America as it is. It rejects inquiry into the race question or socialized medicine or public housing, regards as heinous any challenge to what is called the system of private enterprise, identifying that system with Americanism. It abandons evolution, repudiates the once popular concept of progress, and regards America as a finished product, perfect and complete. The concept of loyalty as conformity is a false one. It is narrow and restrictive, denies freedom of thought and conscience... What do men know of loyalty who make a mockery of the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights?
http://www.harvardsquarelibrary.org/unitarians/commager.html' target='_new'>Henry Steele Commager, 1947


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About 500 former students-patients, their family members and human rights activists have signed a petition to close Provo Canyon School. The petition asks the authorities to shut down this facility that has a "history of torturing America's youth." Many have made comments about there abuse which includes, forced drugging, denial of necessary medical care, punishment with isolation and seclusion, sleep deprivation and other physical, emotional and psychological abuses. If you'd like to view the petition it can be found at:
http://www.beyondbusiness.net/closepcs.htm
The signatures can be viewed at:
http://www.heal-online.org/sign.htm
This is the MOTHER OF ALL ABUSIVE PROGRAMS. If you think WWASPS is bad - this is where the founder of WWASPS - Robert Lichfield - learned the ropes of abusive behavior modification. He dropped out of college to be the Residential Director of Provo Canyon School. Of course he is now a mega-millionair as a result of his savy in the teen-industry. I call it the teen-torture-mindcult industry.

Please Sign if you have not done so    

Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.
--Friedrich Nietzsche


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