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School of Shock
Rob Santana awoke terrified. He'd had that dream again, the one where silver wires ran under his shirt and into his pants, connecting to electrodes attached to his limbs and torso. Adults armed with surveillance cameras and remote-control activators watched his every move. One press of a button, and there was no telling where the shock would hit—his arm or leg or, worse, his stomach. All Rob knew was that the pain would be intense.
Every time he woke from this dream, it took him a few moments to remember that he was in his own bed, that there weren't electrodes locked to his skin, that he wasn't about to be shocked. It was no mystery where this recurring nightmare came from—not A Clockwork Orange or 1984, but the years he spent confined in America's most controversial "behavior modification" facility.
In 1999, when Rob was 13, his parents sent him to the Judge Rotenberg Educational Center, located in Canton, Massachusetts, 20 miles outside Boston...
Originally posted by earthchild
...but there must be some real reason for them to do this.
In 1987 the bill passed its initial committee and even passed the entire House of Representatives. Fortunately, because Michael Dukakis was running for president in 1988, the legislative session was abbreviated to help him spend more time on the campaign trail and the bill was not taken up by the Massachusetts Senate.
Despite spending more than three years at this behavior-modification facility, Rob still has problems controlling his behavior. In 2005, he was arrested for attempted assault and sent to jail. (This year he was arrested again, for drugs and assault.) Being locked up has given him plenty of time to reflect on his childhood, and he has gained a new perspective on the Rotenberg Center. "It's worse than jail," he told me. "That place is the worst place on earth."
Originally posted by dreamingawake
The fact that it happens this day and age is scary, what next?
Originally posted by Jemison
This is by far one of the most disturbing articles I have ever read. It is unbelievable that a place like this is in existance and that it wasn't shut down shortly after it opened. To read that states and school ...
Originally posted by esecallum
The article is fake and made up by enemies of America.
In America we are free and democratic.
No torture in america.we have laws protecting individuals.
we are a highly advanced civilasation and dont practice this.
I think this is from arabia or irak or iran or russia...we know these people hate our way of life and are using disinfo.