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Pattern of Abuse

Shared Article from Courant.com

In Rare Move, DCF Transfers Juvenile To Prison With No Pending C…

A youth under the care of the Department of Children and Families has been transferred to an adult prison with no criminal charge pending — a ra…

courant.com (via Nathan Goodman)


OK, so, N.B.: this Connecticut youth is a 16 year old trans woman and, if confined to an adult prison, is at even higher than normal risk for suffering all kinds of extreme violence while imprisoned. She is in any case being locked up in an adult prison without any formal charges ever having been filed against her. She is being sent to prison with no charges and no due process because DCF has a statute allowing it to put children in its “care” in prison on their own authority, without any charges at all, for the sake of “treatment” (!). This is considered an appropriate authorized measure.

They are asserting this power here because, although they are not filing any charges and have no intention of subjecting any of this to ordinary due process, they allege that this allegedly fought a guard. She allegedly fought a guard because two of the domming guards ganged up and grabbed her and tried to “bear hug” immobilize her to keep her from walking away to somewhere she wanted to go.

The guard wanted to stop her from walking freely away because she is an inmate confined in a DCF juvie-prison “locked-treatment” “training school,” which she is forcibly forbidden to leave.

She is an inmate of a DCF juvie-prison “locked treatment” “training school” because DCF has asserted custody over her, or, as the youth’s “defenders” put it, thinking they are helping, “DCF is this youth’s parent” (the Corps is mother, the Corps is father), and as such, they claim, they are “obligated” (!) to lock her up in the name of “programming and treatment.”

DCF took custody, locked her up and started forcing this “treatment” on her without her permission and against her will, because they were going to save her from being “a victim of serious, longstanding abuse.”

So, you know, good job on that so far, y’all, I’ll bet prison will really help.

In case you were wondering this story is like everything I hate about the liberal state, rolled into one dystopian package and labeled helpfully FOR HER OWN GOOD.

(Via Nathan Goodman.)

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#AbolishJuvie #AbolishPrison #YouthLiberation #TransYouth #WhyDontYouGoTreatYourself

Friday Lazy Linking

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<li><p><a href="http://www.thefreemanonline.org/headline/left-alone/">Don’t Leave Me Alone. Steven Horwitz, <cite>The Freeman | Ideas On Liberty</cite> (2011-04-20)</a>. <q>One sentiment commonly expressed by libertarians is the desire to just be “left alone.”  This is often meant politically: “If people would just leave each other alone, the world would be a much better place,” or “I just want to be left alone to do what I want.”  And in...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Wednesday 2011-05-11.)</em></p></li>
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<li><p><a href="http://cherylcline.wordpress.com/2011/05/11/do-the-nannies-get-nannies/">Do the Nannies Get Nannies? cherylcline, <cite>der Blaustrumpf</cite> (2011-05-11)</a>. <q>As incomprehensible as it is to shun both the Democratic and Republican parties, apparently it borders on incoherence to find fault with both pro- and anti-natalist arguments, or so it seems.  This month Cato Unbound has a pretty good feature on the politics of family size–see in particular Matthew Connelly’s...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Thursday 2011-05-12.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://reason.com/blog/2011/05/13/the-opposite-of-a-nut-punch">The Opposite of a Nut-Punch. Jesse Walker, <cite>Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts.</cite> (2011-05-13)</a>. <q>Well, not the complete opposite -- the NYPD comes off looking pretty bad. Still, this is the feel-good crime story of the week.</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Friday 2011-05-13.)</em></p></li>
<li><p><a href="http://propagandalalaland.blogspot.com/2011/05/last-time-in-city.html">Last Time In the City. noreply@blogger.com (Τζούλια Ρήμπερ Πιτ), <cite>Propaganda Lalaland</cite> (2011-05-07)</a>. <q>Saturday was probably my last time at Red Emma's in a long while. I thought I'd go down there since I'm leaving Maryland on Friday morning and may not be back again until January of next year (assuming my study abroad plans will work out). I remember the last time...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Friday 2011-05-13.)</em></p></li>

Monday Lazy Linking

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<li><p><a href="http://www.thefreemanonline.org/headline/when-police-interrogate-children/">When Police Interrogate Children. Wendy McElroy, <cite>The Freeman | Ideas On Liberty</cite> (2011-03-28)</a>. <q>On its surface, a case currently before the U.S. Supreme Court may seem to be legally trivial; it’s about a juvenile who stole from neighborhood houses. But J.D.B. v. North Carolina could redefine both the law’s “reasonable person” standard and what it means to be in custody. The case is...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Saturday 2011-04-23.)</em></p></li>
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<li><p><a href="http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2011/04/changing_incent.html">Changing Incentives Creates Security Risks. schneier, <cite>Schneier on Security</cite> (2011-04-14)</a>. <q>One of the things I am writing about in my new book is how security equilibriums change. They often change because of technology, but they sometimes change because of incentives. An interesting example of this is the recent scandal in the Washington, DC, public school system over teachers changing their...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Monday 2011-04-25.)</em></p></li>
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Monday Lazy Linking

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<li><p><a href="http://eyeofthestorm.blogs.com/eye_of_the_storm/2010/11/david-corn-left-of-mother-jones-and-james-pinkerton-of-fox-news-challenge-obama-to-cure-alzheimers-a-nice-formulation-i.html">&quot;David Corn, left, of Mother Jones and James Pinkerton of Fox. Captain Capitulation, <cite>eye of the storm</cite> (2010-11-06)</a>. <q>&quot;David Corn, left, of Mother Jones and James Pinkerton of Fox News challenge Obama to cure Alzheimer&#39;s.&quot; a nice formulation! i would think the skills he picked up in law school would help a lot here. i challenge obama to save my immortal soul, or to predict the weather in...</q> <em style="font-size: smaller">(Linked Saturday 2010-11-06.)</em></p></li>
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