The Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC) uses electrical jolts to the skin of children to try to change behavior, resulting in worldwide outrage, and a charge of ‘torture’ by a United Nations representative. Here is info about an upcoming protest.

  • Protest
When Aug 09, 2012
from 12:30 PM to 03:30 PM
Where Albany, New York
Contact Name
Contact Phone 518-932-3137
Attendees All welcome.
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forwarded information from Dan Hazen:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                    August 2, 2012

Contact: Daniel Hazen, Voices of the Heart, 518-932

High Profile Speakers to Address Public Rally to Stop NYS Tax Dollars Funding the Torture of Children, Thursday, August 9, 2012

Albany, NY –  On Thursday August 9, 2012 concerned citizens will protest the allocation of New York State tax dollars that fund the torture of children and young adults with disabilities at the Judge Rotenberg Educational Center (JRC) in Canton, Massachusetts. JRC uses electric shock and sensory deprivation to modify the behavior of its students. The United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on Torture has officially declared this torture.

The majority of the Judge Rotenberg Center’s residents are from New York. Their tuition (over $250,000 per year per student) is largely paid by public funding from the state or school district.

The August 9 Rally to Stop NYS Tax Dollars Supporting the Torture of Children builds on the tremendous momentum created by previous actions, as well as media attention toward the center’s barbaric approach to discipline. The August 9 rally is expected to draw large crowds and will be held on the West Capital Lawn – Swan Street Steps.

The rally has been organized by Occupy JRC, YOUTH POWER! and Voices of the Heart. Invited speakers include Assemblywoman Joan Millman (D – Brooklyn) and Senator Martin Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) as well as community leaders from the state of New York and beyond.

What: Rally to Stop NYS Tax Dollars Supporting the Torture of Children

When: Thursday August 9, 2012, 12:30 – 3:30 PM

Where: West Capital Lawn, Swan Street Steps

Who: Hundreds of citizens opposed to NYS tax dollars supporting the JRC

For more information please contact: Daniel Hazen,

See also – Footage of the JRC torturing a person (aired in court)

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