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originally posted by: CallmeRaskolnikov
jesus christ, i hope everyone responsible pays for what happened to this poor women. what a total nightmare. they take her car for no reason, take her to a psych ward for no reason and then sedate her and force her to stay for 8 god damned days?! in new york you can only be in a ward against your will if you are a danger to yourself, a danger to others or are unable to take care of yourself. wasn't she allowed a phone call? why couldn't she just log in to her #ing twitter again to prove that barrack followed her on twitter? there are SO many things wrong with this whole situation its scary.
originally posted by: Elton
I read this the other day and was horrified.
I guess when she went to pick her car up from impound she was quite emotional (justifiably so) so the cops threw her in Harlem Hospital for 72 hour psych eval.
They immediately drugged her and then they held her for 8 days and the doctors psych plan included:
“Objective: Patient will verbalize the importance of education for employment and will state that Obama is not following her on Twitter,” and “patient’s weaknesses: inability to test reality, unemployment.”
Because they didn't believe her, but a quick internet search or phone call would have straightened it all out (she was telling the truth).
I hope she sues for millions honestly.
originally posted by: yorkshirelad
a reply to: infolurker
The most scary thing is this :
She was clearly telling the truth and perfectly sane and yet all those experts in that institution could not tell
Oh my freaking gawd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The next day, she went to pick up her vehicle and confronted officers about her treatment. She was forcibly sedated, cuffed, and sent to Harlem Hospital. On arrival, she was locked up in the psych ward as an ‘Emotionally Disturbed’ person.
With scathing findings of a months-long investigation being released, attention now turns to Ferguson as the city confronts how to fix racial biases that the federal government says are rooted in the police department, court and jail.
originally posted by: msallo
a reply to: Elton
Yeah, sue for millions. That will really show them.
Seriously, I am in the legal profession and I cringe when yall act as if that will in any way punish the wrongdoers.
You want money you sue, you want justice you find another remedy.
NOTHING WILL CHANGE UNTIL YOU START HOLDING PEOPLE ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS
voting politicians out of office and suing taxpayers are not holding people accountable..man up USA
originally posted by: SpongeBeard
a reply to: infolurker
My best friend was caught up in this system. Essentially what they'll do is strip your rights, and assign you a 'legal guardian' (case worker) who then takes on the job of moving you from facility to facility the second you raise a fuss or start to wisen up. No conspiracy theory nonsense here, friend ended up FINALLY getting out of the system after a lengthy lawsuit where his mother was declared his guardian. The day she dies, he's back in. His issue? He's manic depressive with short term memory loss, after being clinically dead for 8 minutes and suffering cerebral anoxia. If that's worth locking someone up for their entire life then I don't want to live on this planet.