This is me when I'm not doing the stuff for my regular blog. That means not necessarily as careful, not necessarily as able to do things, lots of things could be different than usual. I don't do trigger warnings, and I have genuine well thought out reasons that aren't just some kind of callous BS.
Protest in Yonkers about the death of Corey Foster, who died of restraint in a residential facility after saying he couldn’t breathe. PLEASE spread the word
In a not too alternate universe this would be me. Several times over. I take it very seriously. Spread the word. Get there if you can. Tell others if you can’t. And if anyone says this was okay, just be glad I’m not in a room with you right now. No evidence of any wrongdoing, even with witnesses, my ass. And I’ve heard “If you can talk you can breathe” many times before… just before I stopped breathing. Fuck this culture that says its okay to abuse someone as long as they’re disabled and it’s called treatment. I’ve been at the bottom of those piles before and almost didn’t survive.
thank you for posting my son Corey Foster on your blog….on Friday May 18th 2012 we will be holding a protest in front of the Leake and watts school in Yonkers where my son was killed. This protest will be about awareness and to stop the abuse and deaths in our school. If you would like to join us the invitation is open. the address is 463 hawthorne blvd, yonkers ny. Once again thank you so much for your support and i hope to work with you in stopping the madness.
and Watts boy’s death: ‘I can’t breathe,’ boy shouts after staffers piled onto him, witness says
Apr. 19, 2012 - by Will David and James O’Rourke of lohud.com
Corey Foster, a 16-year-old resident who died Wednesday night at Leake and Watts residential treatment center, went into cardiac arrest while being restrained by staff who were trying to force him off a basketball court, according to two witnesses.
A half dozen staff piled onto Foster after he became angry, they said.“When they got off of him, he was on the ground and wasn’t responsive,” said Antonio Reeder, 17, a resident who said he saw the confrontation
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