posted on Feb, 25 2013 @ 09:09 PM
This goes on at just about every state school / hospital for the developmentally disabled. I used to work in the field, and it is common knowledge
that this occurs, usually in the evening hours when there are fewer people there. It is vile, disgusting, and endemic.
One of my children used to be friends with a girl who's boyfriend worked at the state school. This young man was an heroin addict, and I heard
stories of making the patients fight until one of them was knocked out, forcing them to ingest illegal drugs and watch them tweak out, and sexual
The problem, as I see it, is that state and local budgets for these things are very small. In order to fully staff these places, they are able to pay
only above minimum wage, not really enough to survive on, so what they end up with are uneducated, barely literate types that quickly learn that these
patients are vulnerable and will not be believed if they try and tell.
You get what you pay for. People imagine that these places are staffed with caring, educated individuals who treat the patients with kindess. It
just isn't that way. The caring, educating people cannot make a living doing this job, which at times can be quite dangerous and carries a great
deal of responsibility for only $8.25 per hour, so they leave. What's left are usually young guys (men are usually better at this job due to the
risk of being assaulted), many of who still party and are immature.
This is the sad nature of these places. Until we designate more funds to attract compassionate, caring staff, we're going to be left with the bottom
of the barrel, who go to work high or tweaked, and do very evil things to those in their care after dark. People need to wake up. These places are,
and have been for many decades, living hells for those who are trapped there and have no place to go.