Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Torture of Students with Special Needs

Warning: the video below is very difficult to watch.  

The Judge Rotenburg Center in Canton, Massachusetts is a school for children and young adults with developmental disabilities.  The young man in the video above was shocked 31 times.  Why?  Because he refused to take off his coat.  On the JRC website, they defend their use of this electric shock "treatment" on their students.  They claim that they only use this method to curb aggressive behavior that presents a danger to students.  Now, what exactly was dangerous about a student refusing to take his coat off?

This petition asks Massachusetts Representatives to stop the torture of these students.  Will you consider adding your name?  Will you stand up for these students?

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