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2014-09-12 12:23:55

NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent verdict out of New York involving the case of Herminio Pizarro, a former correction officer, against the NYPD and the City of New York pushed Civil Rights and Police Brutality claims into the spotlight. the On July 31, 2014 a Bronx jury granted Pizarro a total of $3 million (including $1 million in punitive damages) as a result of a 2007 assault by a group of NYPD police officers at the 40th Precinct stationhouse on August 7, 2007....

2014-08-08 23:03:50

The mental health watchdog, Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), calls upon the FDA to ban the electrical stimulation device being used to administer electric shocks to children at the Judge Rotenberg Center in Canton, Massachusetts. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) August 08, 2014 With its use of electroshock used as punishment for misbehaving youth, the Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC) has been dubbed “the school of shock,” by Mother Jones Magazine, and its practices likened to...

2014-05-08 20:20:42

Dates of Canada's Mission in Afghanistan to also be inscribed on National War Memorial and Promenade Building in Ottawa to be renamed The Valour Building. OTTAWA, May 8, 2014 /CNW/ - On the eve of the National Day of Honour, Veterans Affairs Minister Julian Fantino today announced that a permanent national memorial to Canada's mission in Afghanistan will be constructed in the nation's capital. The memorial, to be unveiled in 2017, will specifically recognize and honour the hard...

2014-04-30 12:30:26

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alen J. Salerian MD, President of Doctors for Equal Rights for Mental and Physical Pain, will host a press conference today to discuss constitutional violations that have caused immense pain. "I will present our three-year agony by gross violations of my constitutional rights that left me destitute, bankrupt, financially dependent on friends and family. We have endured psychological torture unimaginable to occur in a civilized...

2014-02-11 23:21:50

Where a person lives should not determine the treatment he or she is able to receive, says the Treatment Advocacy Center. Arlington, Virginia (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 The majority of U.S. states are in need of significant improvements to their mental illness treatment laws to protect and provide for individuals in psychiatric crisis, according to a new study by the Treatment Advocacy Center. What’s more, most states grossly underuse the laws they have. "Mental Health Commitment...

2014-01-31 23:21:56

Dr. Rafik Benaissa, brother of former SNC Lavalin executive Riadh Ben Aissa, has filed a complaint against Swiss prosecutors before Canadian courts alleging his brother has been submitted to cruel and unusual punishment in a Swiss prison. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 Dr Rafik Benaissa, brother of SNC Lavalin executive Riadh Ben Aissa and a member of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), has filed a complaint against the Swiss Government and three Swiss Prosecutors before...

2013-12-11 23:04:55

Legal reforms are a step in the right direction, but the system for providing timely and effective treatment to individuals with severe mental illness is still in tatters, says the Treatment Advocacy Center ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA (PRWEB) December 11, 2013 In the year following the Dec. 14 mass killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, legislatures in nearly a dozen states showed newfound resolve to reform the public policies that leave their most severely ill residents without the care they...

2013-11-04 14:10:01

Medical, military, and ethics experts say health professionals designed and participated in cruel, inhumane, and degrading treatment and torture of detainees; seek policies to assure conformance with ethical principles An independent panel of military, ethics, medical, public health, and legal experts today charged that U.S. military and intelligence agencies directed doctors and psychologists working in U.S. military detention centers to violate standard ethical principles and medical...

2013-09-30 23:27:49

New research in Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, WADEM's peer-reviewed journal, concludes that force-feeding prisoners violates medical ethics and amounts to torture. (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 Physicians and other licensed health professionals are force-feeding hunger strikers held prisoner at the US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay (GTMO), Cuba. These health professionals are violating the medical ethics they swore to uphold and are complicit in torture, according to the authors of an...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.