Friday, April 23, 2010

STOP "Kendra's Law" - Removal of human rights, forced medication, and just more fear mongering




STOP "Kendra's Law" - Removal of human rights, forced medication, and just more fear mongering

From mindfreedom a call to action:

STOP Expansion of Forced Outpatient Psychiatric Drugging

New York State Pushing for More Forced Drugging in Your Home

International Action Encouraged to Say "No", especially by THIS Tues., 27 April

The violation of forced psychiatric drugging has crawled over the psychiatric institutional walls, and is now on the front porch of too many people.

For years, throughout the USA, and in several other countries, people have been coerced by court orders to take powerful psychiatric drugs while living peacefully in their own home, out in the community.

New York State is one of the worst, especially targeting African Americans with forced outpatient drugging. Now New York State may expand its forced outpatient psychiatric drugging... And activists are asking you for international support to say "No!"

Below is FORWARDED message from activist Lauren Tenney, a member of MindFreedom International, with info about fighting expansion of forced outpatient psychiatric drugging in New York State.

Lauren, the group WE THE PEOPLE and allies are meeting with a legislator. There's an EASY ACTION you can take -- let's respond internationally!

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From: Lauren Tenney -- laurentenney@aol.com

Date: 23 April 2010 11:55:19 AM PDT

INVOLUNTARY OUTPATIENT TREATMENT EQUALS FORCED TREATMENT EQUALS TORTURE.

NEW YORK STATE FACES INVOLUNTARY OUTPATIENT TORTURE BECOMING PERMANENT.

YOU CAN HELP STOP IT.

On Tuesday, April 27, 2010, WE THE PEOPLE and allies will be meeting with Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, Chair of the Mental Health Subcommittee to oppose Involuntary Outpatient Torture being made permanent or being extended. "Kendra's Law" which exhibits structural and institutional racism and classism was suppose to sunset in June 2010 - and the new proposed aw is even more social control than its previous version.

The proposed new law includes provisions such as increasing the original court order from 6 months to one year; not requiring doctor testimony, requiring fiscal management, allowing an expired order to be renewed 60 days after it expires without needing a new hearing, and viewing "non-compliance" with drugs, urine or blood tests, or drugs and alcohol use as grounds for "dangerousness".

Hundreds of millions of tax-payer dollars have been spent on Kendra's Law legislation, which was first enacted in 1999 after a young woman - Kendra Webdale - died when struck by a train after being pushed off a subway platform by Andrew Goldstein. The law allowed for people who were accused of "mental illness" but not considered a present danger to be court ordered to receive outpatient drug treatment.

Andrew Goldstein was an individual who had been institutionalized and drugged. After he was released from lock-up he sought voluntary outpatient treatment. However, he was repeatedly turned away by "mental health" treatment providers. He received no compassion, - no support, - no services, - not even the medications he was accustomed to and was willing to take. He was refused help- and then pushed Kendra Webdale - and then got attention. He would not even have qualified or been subject to the law named after his victim.

This law is just an attempt to draw attention away from the real problem, which is lack of real help and assistance from providers, and a knee-jerk response of social control and blaming the victim.

WE THE PEOPLE are survivors and escapees of the current treatment methods of organized psychiatry. WE THE PEOPLE maintain that too many people have been victimized by experimentation, drugging, and electro-convulsive "therapy". They continue to state national statistics that people who have been treated as "mentally ill" die an average of 25 to 30 years younger than their contemporaries.

WE THE PEOPLE view the "mental illness industry" as cruel, costly, powerful, and profitable. As citizens of the United States we maintain that the human rights of ALL people must be protected and promoted. When the needs of people are met, force is not necessary. Forced drugging and unwanted "treatment" is torture. We will be heard.

ACTION: Please sign on your support and offer comments on your opinion at http://www.NoIOC.org

All comments will be printed and presented to Assemblyman Ortiz on Tuesday, April 27, 2010.

Please act now. If Involuntary Outpatient Torture becomes permanent in New York, it will set a standard for the country and the world to follow.

Please Support us in New York State, today!

Thanks,
WE THE PEOPLE
http://www.TheOpalProject.org/ectban.html
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UPDATE April 26, 2010

We now know that alarming evidence is coming to light that the very psychotropic drugs being forced upon growing segments of our population do in fact pose significant mental and physical health dangers to patients. In fact, these treatment are not based on any reliable hard science or organic pathological disease; thus should be at best considered experimental in nature.

I believe we as a human society and community have set a very high bar and standard for such treatment shortly after World War 2 @ the Nuremberg Military Tribunals.

Maybe as the people's representatives are elected officials need to be reminded by the mistakes of our past and history itself.

THE NUREMBERG CODE

Permissible Medical Experiments

The great weight of the evidence before us is to the effect that certain types of medical experiments on human beings, when kept within reasonably well-defined bounds, conform to the ethics of the medical profession generally. The protagonists of the practice of human experimentation justify their views on the basis that such experiments yield results for the good of society that are unprocurable by other methods or means of study. All agree, however, that certain basic principles must be observed in order to satisfy moral, ethical and legal concepts:

1. The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential.

This means that the person involved should have legal capacity to give consent; should be so situated as to be able to exercise free power of choice, without the intervention of any element of force, fraud, deceit, duress, over-reaching, or other ulterior form of constraint or coercion; and should have sufficient knowledge and comprehension of the elements of the subject matter involved as to enable him to make an understanding and enlightened decision. This latter element requires that before the acceptance of an affirmative decision by the experimental subject there should be made known to him the nature, duration, and purpose of the experiment; the method and means by which it is to be conducted; all inconveniences and hazards reasonably to be expected; and the effects upon his health or person which may possibly come from his participation in the experiment.

The duty and responsibility for ascertaining the quality of the consent rests upon each individual who initiates, directs or engages in the experiment. It is a personal duty and responsibility which may not be delegated to another with impunity.

2. The experiment should be such as to yield fruitful results for the good of society, unprocurable by other methods or means of study, and not random and unnecessary in nature.

3. The experiment should be so designed and based on the results of animal experimentation and knowledge of the natural history of the disease or other problem under study that the anticipated results will justify the performance of the experiment.

4. The experiment should be so conducted as to avoid all unnecessary physical and mental suffering and injury.

5. No experiment should be conducted where there is an a priori reason to believe that death or disabling injury will occur; except, perhaps, in those experiments where the experimental physicians also serve as subjects.

6. The degree of risk to be taken should never exceed that determined by the humanitarian importance of the problem to be solved by the experiment.

7. Proper preparations should be made and adequate facilities provided to protect the experimental subject against even remote possibilities of injury, disability, or death.

8. The experiment should be conducted only by scientifically qualified persons. The highest degree of skill and care should be required through all stages of the experiment of those who conduct or engage in the experiment.

9. During the course of the experiment the human subject should be at liberty to bring the experiment to an end if he has reached the physical or mental state where continuation of the experiment seems to him to be impossible.

10. During the course of the experiment the scientist in charge must be prepared to terminate the experiment at any stage, if he has probably cause to believe, in the exercise of the good faith, superior skill and careful judgment required of him that a continuation of the experiment is likely to result in injury, disability, or death to the experimental subject.

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From http://www.NoIOC.org

STOP "Kendra's Law" - Removal of human rights, forced medication, and just more fear mongering.

This law as with others similar to it are gaining traction throughout America. They are not based in the sound principles of our constitution, or in our innate responsibility for providing civil liberties, humane treatment, & fostering human rights throughout the world. Those people and organizations supporting these laws are mislead and ignorant to realities of our present day mental health system and it's inherent short comings.

I suggest you read more about those behind "Kendra's Law" and other laws similar to this one.

http://bipolar-stanscroniclesandnarritive.blogspot.com/2010/02/fuller-torrey-treatment-advocacy-center.html

The "Fuller Torrey" Treatment Advocacy Center lobbying to limit civil rights and force drug large segments of our population

http://bipolar-stanscroniclesandnarritive.blogspot.com/2010/02/sunday-seattle-times-front-page.html

Sunday Seattle Times Front Page - government fear mongering over the state of insanity

I ask you make the right humane vote as a representative of all the people and Say NO to "Kendra's Law"

Thank you

2 comments:

Stephany said...

http://stopforcenow.org/id12.html

http://stopforcenow.org/propaganda.html

Stephany said...

"This law should not be held hostage to those who want to kill it. Kendra Webdale died. Kendra's Law shouldn't. The Legislature should make it permanent now."

D.J. Jaffe is an advocate for the seriously mentally ill and a co-founder of the (FULLER TORREY's)Treatment Advocacy Center (http://www/kendraslaw.org). His e-mail address is djjaffe@treatmentadvocacycenter.org


Read more: http://www.timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=896401&category=COMMENTARY&TextPage=2#ixzz0lxej3KeC

Fuller Torrey and his Nazi regime are behind this law backing....

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