Close down Judge Rotenberg Center for human rights violations

Close down Judge Rotenberg Center for human rights violations

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Sophie Eevee started this petition to US Food and Drug Administration

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This is a call for the police to investigate and forcebly shut down the JRC

The Judge Rotenberg Center is an institution and school for children and adults with  disabilities. It has been actively using inhumane punishments without consent since it was founded, in 1971. It has been criticized by the UN Rapporteurs on Torture, many disability rights groups, current Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick, and an FDA advisory panel.

At least 6 residents have died in the institution. The methods they use for punishment includes electric shocks,  food, sleep and sensory deprivation, restraint and seclusion, smelling ammonia, "Behavioral Rehearsal Lessons" and social separation. Behavioral Rehearsal Lessons are simulated "lessons" where staff members attacks a student. Two situations like this are citated below:

"In one situation, staff would rush at a student who was in a restraint jacket, restraint helmet, and a restraint chair, and scream at him “Do you want to swallow a knife? Do you want to swallow a knife?” while holding a plastic knife or metal spoon to the student’s mouth. After the student screamed, he was shocked by another staff member"

"Another former JRC student described two staff members grabbing the student and holding a knife to the student’s throat. This occurred repeatedly, three times a week for 6 months. " (Source: Autistic Self Advocacy Network)

 

One student described being tied naked on a restraint board with her private areas exposed to the staff in the bathroom.

A video of a child being subjected to electric shocks and screaming them to stop : https://youtu.be/YcxpGKctZMs

Recently the FDA announced they would banned the Judge Rotenberg Center from using electrical stimulation devices, no other action is taken against them and there has not been any recent investigations.

 

List of peoples who have died at or in relation to:

Robert Cooper(25)

Danny Aswad(14)

Vincent Milletich(22)

Abigail Gibson(29)

Linda Cornelison(19)

Silverio Gonzalez(16)

 

Please sign and share this if you can, we can't let this continue anymore.

This can't go on any longer, every day someone is being mistreated.

If you wish to contact me for whatever reason send an email:  sophie.moe@yahoo.com

 

 

Futher reading:

https://autisticadvocacy.org/2014/08/prisoners-of-the-apparatus/

Sources:

https://autisticadvocacy.org/2014/08/prisoners-of-the-apparatus/

www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1265546

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