May 15, 2009

Mentally Disabled Forced Into 'Fight Club' at Texas Home

Alright. What?

I know it's been a while since we've looked at the news...with good reason I suppose:

Terrified residents at a Corpus Christi, Texas state school for the mentally disabled were forced to be part of a brutal "fight club" operated by night shift employees, who made videos of the sessions with their cell phones, the newly released videos show.

On the videos employees can be seen and heard laughing and prodding the residents to fight.

One resident is seen on the video trying to run away from his attacker and a large group of employees and residents tracking him through the halls. When cornered, he wails and moans and tells the employees, "I will behave."

The videos were discovered by police in March when one of the school employees left his phone at a hospital and it was turned over to police. In an effort to find its owner, officers saw the disturbing videos.

Oh yes, this is what them in power do to amuse themselves, pick on the disabled! And make them fight, much like Hobo Fighting eh?

And you know why shit like that persists?

Strange, I thought the boys in blue (and beige and black and whatever) were supposed to help us--oh, but they do. Because by "us" I mean the abled, the light complected, the typically not female, probably not cursing because wow you have such a foul mouth "us". You know, not typically the people that need assistance anyway.

The night shift employees had an entire residence home on lock! For a year! And it never would have been uncovered except for a stupid mistake! How do you sleep at night knowing you made a mentally challenged man fight another man or woman for your entertainment? How do you go on so devaluing these lives?

Oh, I should probably mention the stop snitching mentality. You've probably heard of it. It's that unspoken code where if you tattle--on ANYTHING, including but not limited to shit like this, murders, you know--your life is suddenly in danger. It's ridiculously prevalent in high crime *coughblack* areas and really it just goes anywhere and everywhere.

...aaaand incidents like this aren't really helping.

Edit: Little strange, article dubs the home a school this proceeds to refer to it as a residence. Fixing.

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