Sunday, March 31, 2013

Now stunning kids in a private boot camp is ruled OK

The police have dropped the case against a boot camp instructor at the Reality Invasion Boot Camp in Abilene, Texas

The police got a report from a 14 year old girl who told the police that she was shocked at the program. The police investigation showed that the mother had given permission to the instructors to shock the girl if she became disruptive while she was in the program.

The fact that the police are dropping the charges in this specific case means that it is OK for parents to hire strangers to shock their children using Tasers while it would be a crime for the parents to do it themselves.

How that this be justified?

We urge the politicians to pass legislation which would regulate the use of these private boot camps which have clients aged down to 4 year olds.

Otherwise there is a risk that a child could be killed as the intake process seems not to include a lengthy medical check. A child could be stunned to death based on an undiscovered heart condition. Secondly the child could be acting out based on untreated mental illnesses which would mean that the child would be punished for an illness rather than the behavior.


Saturday, March 23, 2013

California boot camps continues to be under fire

The authorities in California discover illegal acts in private boot camps. Now the third boot camp is investigated.

  • First it was a boot camp in Pasadena. Photos of children being forced to drink water until they vomited were widely published on the Internet.
  • Second a couple of police officer had private boot camp in Los Angeles. It is under investigation.
  • Now a scout camp is under investigation. 180 Degree Recon is the name of the camp. Two arrests have been made.

We have notified the people who maintain Fornits Wiki while we are busy with other parts of the Troubled Teen Industry.

California is moving in the right direction, but there are more work to do.


Saturday, March 16, 2013

South Africa section on Fornits Wiki expanded

I got a mail which told me that the South Africa section of Fornits Wiki has been expanded.

The reason is the coverage of a Christian Rehab facility named Noupoort Christian Care Centre.

Two boys and an adult died while they were in treatment.

The authorities tried to shut the program down but they failed.

The category got two extra pages. A factsheet about the facility and a victim list naming the dead boys.

I have also learned that a memorial blog for the boys will be set up.


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Worked selling treatment but was let down when she need treatment

Sarah Mulvey created the most awful television shows as result of being pressured and bullied to get more viewers.

She created "Brat Camp". It was a show where teenagers were sent to various treatment programs, so they could become better people. If you forget the world famoush glamour model with connections in the soccer world the results were very mixed. One participant died shortly after he turned 18 of a drug overdose.

When the concept was sold the result was even more tragic. ABC Family purchased the concept where teenagers were sent to Sagewalk. It made the parents believe that wilderness therapy was safe. In 2009 Sagewalk closed after at 16 year old boy died in the program.

The kind of television she created was dangerous. She and the managers who pushed her hard failed to see that teenagers carry a social heritage. And this social heritage should be respected. You cannot coach, teach or provide any kind of therapy which can push a teenager past the potential they are given by birth in a special social class.

Teenagers return broken in spirit as result of therapy which are inflicted upon them without their consent.

Years later it was Sarah Mulvey who need treatment. She entered Causeway Retreat. Here she was failed just as much as the teenagers she made victims in the TV-shows.

It is not justice or payback, it is just sad.

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