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reply to post by hypervigilant
When I was in my twenties I worked in a state hospital and was subjected to being spit on and having other bodily excretions both liquid and solid thrown on myself and other staff members that I worked with and supervised... There was never any kind of retribution sought by any of us when this occurred... The unit used nothing more than isolating the offending patient in a time out room where they could rant and rave until they wore themselves out or in more extreme cases they would be minimally sedated with medication and possibly placed in full bed restraints until they chilled out... There is no way that what happened to Mr. Schlosser should have ever happened regardless of how he behaved.
Did you read the article before jumping to conclusions?
Schlosser, 27, of Standish, was arrested in 2010 after several robbery attempts in Portland in one morning as he sought money for drugs, according to police. He has at least 18 prior convictions, mostly for theft and drugs but no violent crimes.
Originally posted by milkyway12
He handled it better than i would have. If he would have spit on me, i would have probably killed him.
just saying the latter individual should expect that people they attack in this manner may snap and retaliate in unpleasant ways when intentionally and maliciously provoked, despite policies and procedures. [
Police tie man to chair, Pepper spray his face for 20 Mins
He wasn't a violent person, it is obvious he had issues with substance addiction and did petty thefts to support his habit. He also had bipolar disorder as well as cut himself. He probably could not find any work because of his mental health and criminal record, and he probably used his drug of choice to self medicate his symptoms.
Treating prisoners like this does not help "show them the light", it turns otherwise non-violent criminals into VIOLENT criminals.
Unfortunately, research has consistently shown that time spent in prison does not serve to rehabilitate most inmates, and the majority of criminals return to a life of crime almost immediately. Many argue that most prisoners will actually learn new and better ways to commit crimes while they are locked up with their fellow convicts. They can also make connections and become more deeply involved in the criminal world.
Rehabilitation of prisoners is an extremely difficult effort. Inmates are segregated from the general public and forced to live in a society where crime is a way of life. For many, time spent behind bars will push them farther into a life of crime, but for others, the horrors of prison life and the lessons they learn there are enough to convince them to do anything possible to never become imprisoned again.
the next time you watch TV program "cops" or the other program "jail" listen for the phrase "stop resisting". Every time police know 100% they are being video taped that will continually shout "stop resisting" the moment they start using any sort of physical force on a suspect even if the suspects is strapped into a chair with arms and legs strapped in and head held back where it is impossible TO resist.
They think this gives them an out if any harm should be inflicted on the suspect and at the same time allows them to abuse their power, portraying when they use the phrase "stop resisting" that the suspects is resisting when in fact they are not, so they can rough the suspect up even more.
Originally posted by LastStarfighter
How do you teach one to not act like an animal by treating them like an animal?