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Newspaper Poll: Should Electric Shocks Continue at the Judge Rotenberg Center

Posted Feb 26 2013 10:34am

I just received this message from Nancy Weiss. A newspaper local to the Judge Rotenberg Center is hosting a poll on whether the electric shocks should continue.

The Canton Journal (the local newspaper from the town in which the Judge Rotenberg Center is located) is conducting a poll to determine whether people support the Massachusetts Governor’s efforts to terminate the consent decree that gives the Judge Rotenberg Center the right to use electric shock to control residents’ behavior. So far the responses have been about even. The poll is quick to take. It’s wording is a little odd:

Sen. Brian A. Joyce applauded Governor Deval Patrick’s effort to get a 1987 court order overturned allowing the Judge Rotenberg Center in Canton to continue to use aversive therapies, like electric shocks, on disabled children. Do you agree with Joyce?
If you agree that the use of electric shock for behavior control should be eliminated; please click below and vote “yes”.

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