Video: Shock 'Treatment' at Judge Rotenberg Center Played for Jury
Video: Shock ‘Treatment’ at Judge Rotenberg Center Played for Jury. Fox cameras captured previously sealed video footage that was presented yesterday to the jury in a Norfolk Superior Court civil trial against the Judge Rotenberg Center, showing autistic teenager Andre McCollins screaming while being restrained, face down, and shocked for nearly seven hours at the JRC back in October 2002. Psychiatrist and expert witness Dr. Marc Whaley, testifying on McCollins’ behalf, said of the footage: “It’s a gross deviation from accepted standards. They’re treating him like an object. Just tying him down. Making sure that his arms and legs are fastened, but not engaging and certainly not trying to teach him anything about his behavior.” Whaley also testified that McCollins has never recovered from 31 or so shocks he received that day.
“I never signed up for him to be tortured, terrorized, and abused. I had no idea — no idea — that they tortured the children in the school,” Cheryl McCollins, mother of Andre Collins, also testified. [Fox]
Mitt Romney’s HQ Is In The Heart of Enemy Territory. The tip of the North End, and more generally, Boston, is enemy territory in the eyes of conservatives around America. [Globe]
Chris Evans: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know (And a Few Things You Probably Don’t). Like his childhood affinity for fart sounds. Or that sometimes he tends to “emote.” Or that he does crazy shit in the woods by himself. Or the first time he had sex and may or may not have had trouble finding a certain lady part. [Details]
Jonathan Soroff on the Titanic: ‘I Was Rooting for the Iceberg.’ If it happened 100 years ago, is it still offensive? That, plus more quotables about whether chivalry really is at the bottom of the Atlantic. [Herald]