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Teen Girl Kidnapped by the State, Forced to Undergo Chemo, Denied Communication with Mom

Hartford, CT — In September of last year, 17-year-old Cassandra C., received some horrible news. Doctors diagnosed her with Hodgkin lymphoma, in which cancer originates from white blood cells called lymphocytes. Doctors then More »

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Innocent Man Raided, Tased, Beaten & Shot – Corrupt SWAT Team Lied to Get a Warrant

Houston, TX — A completely innocent man was shot, tasered, brutally beaten, and had stun grenades thrown at him by vicious and incompetent SWAT officers. Then, those same officers tried to cover More »

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Teen Girl Kidnapped by the State, Forced to Undergo Chemo, Denied Communication with Mom

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Hartford, CT — In September of last year, 17-year-old Cassandra C., received some horrible news. Doctors diagnosed her with Hodgkin lymphoma, in which cancer originates from white blood cells called lymphocytes.

Doctors then recommended chemotherapy.

Concerned about the effects of chemotherapy, Cassandra decided that she would rather seek out alternative treatment. In an interview with the AP, Cassandra explained that she didn’t want to have “such toxic, harmful drugs” in her body, and she’d like to explore alternative treatments. She said that she understands “death is the outcome of refusing chemo” but believes in “the quality of my life, not the quantity.”

Worried about the chemo, Cassandra and her mother sought out a second opinion from Baystate Medical Center in Springfield.

However, the doctors didn’t like this decision, so they contacted agents of the state to force Cassandra to do what they wanted her to do.

In November, government agents from the Connecticut Department of Children and Families, kidnapped Cassandra and placed her in a foster home. She eventually agreed to chemo and was allowed to return home. However, after she found out that she would have to have surgery to implant the chemotherapy port in her chest, she ran away.

“I felt like I had no other options,” she said.

According to the AP,

On Dec. 9, after she returned home, a Connecticut Superior Court judge granted DCF temporary custody of Cassandra, who was admitted to the hospital and forced to resume the chemotherapy.

In January, the state Supreme Court ruled that kidnapping Cassandra, and forcing her to undergo medical treatment against her will, does not violate her rights. The court stated that she was not mature enough to make that decision for herself.

Since January, Cassandra has been medically imprisoned by the state, “hoping beyond hope” that a judge would let her leave the hospital.

However, on Wednesday, a judge ruled that the 17-year-old girl must be kept in state custody until they are finished forcefully medicating her against her will.

To add insult to forced medication and kidnapping, the state refuses to let Cassandra see her mom. Cassandra has not been allowed to see nor speak to her mother since January 1.

“I cried when I found out,” Cassandra told PEOPLE.com. “I’m just heartbroken right now. Why are they keeping me from my mom? It is really unnecessary. I want to be with my mom. I’m devastated.”

In the Land of the Free, a young woman can be taken from her family and forced to undergo medical procedures against her will. In the Land of the Free, the state can take your children and keep you from seeing them. In the Land of the Free, this is called Justice.
Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/teen-girl-kidnapped-state-held-will-forcing-undergo-chemotherapy/#54YpAAwL3GftTOtC.99

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Innocent Man Raided, Tased, Beaten & Shot – Corrupt SWAT Team Lied to Get a Warrant

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Houston, TX — A completely innocent man was shot, tasered, brutally beaten, and had stun grenades thrown at him by vicious and incompetent SWAT officers. Then, those same officers tried to cover up their mistake by charging the victim, Chad Chadwick, with six criminal offenses including felony assault on a police officer.

This incident happened in 2011, but it has taken Chadwick three years and his entire life savings, to finally beat the charges that he was falsely accused of. Last month, a jury found Chad Chadwick not guilty of interfering with police. With tears in their eyes members of the jury offered the exonerated defendant comforting hugs, according to My Fox Houston.

“They tried to make me a convict. It broke me financially, bankrupted me. I used my life savings, not to mention, I lost my kids,” said Chadwick.

Chadwick had been drinking and went to sleep in his bathtub on the night of September 27, 2011, when police were given a tip from a friend of Chadwick’s who said they were concerned with his emotional well-being. So naturally the police responded by mobilizing a heavily militarized SWAT team.

“They came in did what they did, figured out that they messed up and now they are doing everything they can to cover it up. They treated a normal American citizen like an animal. It’s not right,” Chadwick said in an interview with FOX 26. 

The SWAT team lied to the judge to get the warrant by telling the judge that Chadwick had hostages.

They told a judge I had hostages. They lied to a judge and told him I had hostages in my apartment and they needed to enter,” said Chadwick.

When SWAT broke down his door without identifying themselves, they launched a stun grenade into his bathroom, according to Chadwick.

“While I had my hands up naked in the shower they shot me with a 40 millimeter non-lethal round,” said Chadwick.

Another stun grenade was fired.

“I turned away, the explosion went off, I opened my eyes the lights are out and here comes a shield with four or five guys behind it. They pinned me against the wall and proceeded to beat the crap out of me,” said Chadwick.

 

That’s when SWAT officers shot Chadwick at point blank range with a taser in the back of his head.

“They claimed I drew down with a shampoo bottle and a body wash bottle,” said Chadwick.

Tased, shot and with multiple SWAT officers smashing him into a corner with a shield, a brutal beating ensued.

“They grabbed me by my one hand that was out of the shower and grabbed me by my testicles slammed me on my face on the floor and proceeded to beat me more,” said Chadwick.

Chadwick was then hauled off to Ft. Bend County Jail with a fractured nose, bruised ribs and what’s proven to be permanent hearing loss. He was kept in an isolation cell for two full days. Remember, Chadwick has never broken a law; he had committed no crime.

“Instead of apologizing to this man and asking let us see what we can do to help you to make you whole again, they concocted criminal charges against this man, one after another, after another,” said activist Quanell X, who believes the prosecution of Chadwick was designed to fend off civil liability.

The SWAT team that took Chadwick into custody and testified against him was comprised of officers from Missouri City, Sugar Land, Stafford and the Ft. Bend County Sheriff’s Department. To this date, none of them have faced any disciplinary action.

According to FOX 26, Ft. Bend County District Attorney John Healy declined to comment on camera, but did say he stands by his decision to prosecute Chadwick, despite the multiple no-bills and not guilty verdict. Asked how much the case cost taxpayers, Healy said “I wasn’t keeping a tally.”

Chadwick is now pursuing a civil suit against the police agencies involved and they will most assuredly know how much money that will cost the taxpayers.
Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/innocent-man-raided-tased-beaten-shot-corrupt-swat-team-lied-raid/#KxW8PAJLkFqXR6EE.99

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The False Justification of Torture

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Torture and Today’s “Conservatism”

I put myself generally in a category of conservative thinkers on the basis of the absolute nature of our Founding Documents. That means that over time I have engaged increasingly less in supporting GOP rhetoric. In fact, I now isolate myself from supporting GOP positions purely on the basis of party stance, because the GOP is destroying itself with self contradiction.
Correct conservative thought coincides with the concept of individual liberty, and supports only that which which favors individualism and therefore Constitutionalism.
The infliction of torture falls within a pattern of thought which would deny individuals the basic constitutionally defined right to compassionate treatment. It is evil. Torture is one area in which I and the GOP (and the CIA) do not see eye to eye. Torture is pure evil. A right to inflict torture upon the accused is not and should not be a political issue. It is a moral issue.

The 8th Amendment

By the authority of the 8th Amendment to the Constitution, cruel and unusual punishment shall not be inflicted upon the accused.

Just so you don’t have to look it up yourself, here are the exact words of that Amendment:

“Amendment 8 Rights of Accused. Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.”
Why, might we suppose, did the Founders include this Amendment? Is it possible that certain supporters of the American Revolution underwent cruel and unusual punishment at the hands of King George’s thugs? Is it possible that the roles now might appear to be reversed, but that there is possibly yet another parallel with Original Intent and what is going on politically in the world today?

Inalienable Rights

To anyone who claims that the right not to be tortured belongs only to American citizens, may I point out that the Declaration of Independence clearly states that “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,….” ?

It says ALL men, and not just Americans. ALL men. And that’s also why they chose the word “inalienable”. Rights belong to your conscious being. Rights are a part of you, and cannot be removed from you any more than your heart or your brain could be removed from you. Your rights ARE you.

To claim then, that human beings who are not American citizens have no inalienable Rights to exercise while on US soil is completely irrational and self contradictory. It is, in fact, to claim that those who are not Americans are not to be classified as “men”, in the sense that the Declaration of Independence uses that word.

One popular false belief that would lead to the conclusion that torture of non Americans is constitutional, is the belief that the Constitution “granted” inalienable rights to men, specifically to Americans. The Constitution did not “grant” rights to anyone. It simply “enumerates” those rights. It spells them out, as they ARE. It enumerates them for ALL men. Don’t forget the meaning of that word “inalienable”. The Declaration itself states that it is SELF EVIDENT that truth applies to ALL men.
If it were true that inalienable rights were granted only to Americans, then foreigners do not count, and have therefore no rights on our soil. But if rights ARE self evidently inalienable for ALL men, as is clearly spelled out in the Declaration, the only way anyone could be excluded from exercising their rights would be for the accused to be counted outside of the grouping called “men”.

We are all Human Beings

Taking this to a logical conclusion, those who support torture have come to the conclusion that its deserving recipients are less than human. I disagree.

If we are all human, it is a self contradictory position that inalienable rights do not belong to some, or that they can only apply at certain times, and in certain locations.
Many are also enraged about the heinous nature of the terrorism carried out by the accused, and appear to be using this as a justification for torture. This is an “eye for an eye, and tooth for a tooth” mentality. The heinousness of the accused crime is a totally independent subject from the infliction of torture upon the accused, of whom it is possible may be many innocent parties. The heinous nature of terrorism must never be made an excuse for making exception to the absolute truths in our Founding Documents, documents which recognize that rights can be taken from no man.

No Emotional Fervor Please

Is this the spirit of the American way? Are exceptions to be made to the truths contained in our founding documents because there is great political and emotionally charged fervor driving the feeling?

Emotional fervor lacks principle, compassion, and logic, and can drive groups of human beings to support ad justify evil. Allowing ourselves to be run over by the unthinking emotion of reactionary evil is not befitting of what America’s so-called Christian supporters claims as a Christian nation. It is self contradictory, just like the GOP.

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