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I can take compulsory schooling. I can take denigration from ageism. I can take not having my voice heard. But this is too much. It is hard to get me angry: this makes me fucking pissed.

http://www.nospank.net/boot.htm

Boot camps. Juvenile rehabilitation. What are they? Torture camps, fucking prisons. Except in these prisons the inmates are forced to endure cruel and unusual punishment. They are forced. Even in criminal prisons the inmates are reasonably protected.

I cannot see any goddamn reason why forcing youth to undergo pain, suffering, and emotional torture would help youth. What does it do? It creates fear and obedience. These are not going to help youth, it destroys them. Fear creates anger, obedience creates ignorance. Anger and ignorance create intolerance and cruelty. I would like to know what the percentage of employees at torture camps went to one themself.

Quote:One night, a few months before his high school graduation, Charles King was awakened by strangers, handcuffed, and told he was being taken somewhere to get help. When his escorts released him, he found himself in another country, locked in a concrete compound, watching a dismal parade of shaved-headed youngsters marching silently in a line.

King’s new home was Tranquility Bay in Jamaica, part of a network of behavior modification facilities tied to the Utah-based corporation World Wide Association Specialty Programs and Schools (WWASPS).

Not all youth in torture camps have been convicted of a criminal offense. Some are there for bad behaviour. Parents see it as a way to instill good virtues into their children. Virtues like responsibility, emotional control, and respect. What they really do is create fear, emotional deadness, and obedience.

If I was sent to a torture camp I would rip their fucking eyes out.

IN MEMORIAM

Michelle Sutton, dead at age 15, Summit Quest
Kristen Chase, dead at age 16, Challenger
Paul Choy, dead at age 16, Rite of Passage
Aaron Bacon, dead at age 16, Northstar
Dawnne Takeuchi, dead at age 18, VisionQuest
Lorenzo Johnson, dead at age 17, Arizona Boys Ranch
Carlos Ruiz, dead at age 13, VisionQuest
Mario Cano, dead at age 16, VisionQuest
John Vincent Garrison, dead at age 18, VisionQuest
Bernard Reefer, dead, VisionQuest
Robert Zimmerman, dead, VisionQuest
Charles Lucas, dead, VisionQuest
James Lamb, dead, VisionQuest
Tammy Edmiston, dead, VisionQuest
Leon Anger, dead, VisionQuest
Latasha Bush, dead at 15, Daystar Residential Treatment Center
Charles Collins, Jr., dead at age 15, Crossroads for Youth
Jamie Young, dead at age 13, Ramsey Canyon
Randy Steele, dead at age 9, Laurel Ridge Psychiatric Hospital
John Avila, dead, Rocky Mountain Academy
Danny Lewis, dead at age 16, VisionQuest
Nicholas Contreras, dead at age 16, Arizona Boys Ranch
Edith Campos, dead at age 15, Desert Hills
Matt Toppi, dead at age 17, Robert Land Academy
Chirs Brown, dead at age 16, Robert Land Academy
Eric David Schibley, dead at age 17, VisionQuest
Robert Doyle Erwin, dead at age 15, VisionQuest
Lyle Foodroy, dead, VisionQuest
Gina Score, dead at age 14, State Training School (South Dakota)
Bryan Dale Alexander, dead at age 18, Texas Correctional Services
Michael Wiltsie, dead at age 12, Eckert Youth Alternatives
Tristan Sovern, dead at age 16, Charter Behavioral Health System
Robert Rollins, dead at age 12, Devereaux School
Andrew McClain, dead at age 11, Elmcrest Psychiatric Hospital
Anthony Haynes, dead at age 14, American Buffalo Soldiers Boot Camp
Ian August, dead at age 14, Skyline Journey
Charles "Chase" Moody, dead at age 17, The Brown School (CEDU affiliated)
Roberto Reyes, dead at age 15, Thayer Learning Center Boot Camp
Travis Parker, dead at age13, Appalachian Wilderness Camp
Christening "Mikie" Garcia, dead at age12, Star Ranch
Linda Harris, dead at age 14, Chad Youth Enhancement Center
Martin Lee Anderson, dead at age 14, Bay County Sheriff's boot camp, Florida
James White, dead at age17, SummitQuest,
Giovanni ''Joey'' Aletriz, dead at age16, SummitQuest

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12-07-2006 12:39 PM
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That is just sick.

...I'm at a loss for words at how incredibly sick that is.
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woah

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you've all got to stop talking about "preventing" the treatment of youth from becoming police-state totalitarionism. it's already there.

I think Buenaventura Durruti is a pretty cool guy. eh kills fascists and doesnt afraid of ruins.
The quickest way to kill a revolution is to wait for it.
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Why can't we talk about prevention? Police state brutality is here but it isn't widespread. This is why it comes as a shock to most people when they find out about these places.
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I wonder if these places are still around.

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