Public Rally to Stop NYS Tax Dollars
Funding the Torture of Children
West Capital Lawn in Albany, NY
High Profile Speakers to Address Public Rally to Stop NYS Tax Dollars Funding the Torture of Children, Thursday, August 9, 2012 on the West Capital Lawn in Albany, NY
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
•Where: West Capital Lawn, Swan Street Steps
•Who: Hundreds of citizens opposed to NYS tax dollars supporting the JRC
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAj9W0ntUMI – Footage of the JRC torturing a person (aired in court)https://sites.google.com/site/occupythejudgerotenbergcenter/