Video of Boy Shocked 31 Times For Not Removing Coat Finally Released
“I never signed up for him to be tortured, terrorized and abused,” Cheryl McCollins told a jury on Tuesday. “I had no idea, no idea, that they tortured the children in the school.”
In February, we reported Ms. McCollins’ plight and her calling for the public viewing of startling footage of her then 18 year-old son, Andre, receiving 31 electroshocks at Judge Rotenburg Center for the disabled (JRC) for not removing his jacket.
In 2002, Andre, now 27, had been zapped, restrained, sprawled out face down with a helmet, and shocked another 30 times anytime he flinched or screamed out in pain. The aversive shock “treatment” continued all day with no food, water, or bathroom breaks.
When Cheryl visited her son, he was unresponsive and later rushed to the hospital where he was diagnosed with acute stress response.
McCollins is suing Canton, MA-based JRC and calling the treatment torture. Cheryl wanted the public to see this “therapy” as an unacceptable act of torture.
Of course, JRC fought vigorously to block the video release. A new Superior Court Judge on the case, Judge Barbara Dortch-Okara, refused JRC’s repeated request allowing public-court viewing for the first time.
Cheryl also testified that the staff members were laughing as Andre was shocked. …
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[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pBI2_2rbP4]Disabled Boy Held Down And Tortured By Laughing Teachers 2012
Published on Apr 12, 2012 by StephenHannardADGUK
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This shocking new video shows how a disabled teenage boy was tied up and given 31 electric shocks over seven hours by his laughing teachers.
Writhing in agony and screaming to be saved student Andre McCollins was strapped face down and ‘tortured’ because he would not remove his coat at the Judge Rotenberg Center in Canton, Massachusetts.
McCollins, who has learning difficulties, is currently suing Rotenberg and three staff for his treatment ten years ago, which left him in a three-day coma caused by fear.
A courtroom just outside Boston was shown the horrific scenes as the case against the school is considered.
Testifying yesterday his tearful mother Cheryl, who sent him to the private school for disabled children said: ‘I never signed up for him to be tortured, terrorised, and abused. I had no idea—no idea—that they tortured the children in the school.
‘I couldn’t turn Andre’s head to the left or to the right. He was just staring straight. I took my hands and went like this (waves hand in front of her face), he didn’t blink.’
Doctors have also said that the school could have killed the boy.
‘He was essentially in what we would call a catatonic condition. That means a condition that happens with people that are acutely psychotically disturbed and they let him stay in the facility basically sitting still, not eating, refusing fluids for the most part, for the next few days. They’re lucky he didn’t die,’ expert witness Dr Marc Whaley said.
The school has been widely criticised for using electro-shock therapy to treat its disabled pupils.
Two years ago the UN said the technique used there amounted to ‘torture’, and urged Obama’s government to stop to it.
In October 2002, Andre McCollins, then 18, was confronted by staff who wanted him to take off his coat.
The new video shows him being shocked in a chair and collapsing to the ground before being jumped on by several staff.
He was then tied down and shocked continuously for hours and McCollins says that some were laughing as he writhed in pain.
Later that day his mother rescued him and took him to a nearby children’s hospital where they said he was suffering from ‘acute stress’.
Established in 1971 to help ‘fix’ children who are disruptive and intent on self-harm, the school is known for their use of harmful tactics they believe induces positive changes in behaviour.
According to literature provided by the school, children do not feel the electric shocks are anything for students or parents to be concerned about.
‘This treatment, which feels like a hard pinch, has been extensively validated in the scientific literature…is extremely effective, and has no significant adverse side effects,’ the paperwork says.
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