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Massachusetts / Rotenberg Center / Shock Treatment / A Discussion (Part I) #1022411

CNN Evening News for Friday, May 18, 2012
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A follow-up look at the Judge Rotenberg Center† where students are zapped with electric shock introduced; video of the 2002 shock treatments for an autistic man shown.

(No location given: Randi Kaye) The shock treatment examined; scenes shown of the reporter shocking herself.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier discussion held with ex-student's mother Cheryl McCollins, former staffer Greg Miller, student's mother Marie Washington and JRC attorney Michael Flammia† about the shock treatments for the students; videotape of a student being shocked re-shown. [McCOLLINS - talks about her son's fear of the device; states she thought the cameras would protect her son.] [MILLER - explains how often the shock treatment was used on students and why he stayed at the center; states the treatment is torture and there are other treatments.] [WASHINGTON - defends the treatment plan at JRC: it works for her son.] [FLAMMIA - defends the center's taping policy and shock treatment for autistic students with behavior disorder.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Kaye, Randi

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