Heritage Foundation Presents Perjury Proponent
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 14, 2012
Bastille Day is here, but some organizations think locking people up on the basis of uninvestigated charges and secret trials is okay—even that our laws don’t go far enough in doing so. On Wednesday, July 18th, the Heritage Foundation in Washington D.C., is hosting a talk by E. Fuller Torrey, M.D., America's most notorious proponent of violating psychiatric rights.
Torrey is promoting his book, The Insanity Offense: How America’s Failure to Treat the Seriously Mentally Ill Endangers Its Citizens, which advocates making it even easier to lock citizens up, label and stigmatize them without legal justification, and forcibly drug them against their will ("forced treatment"). In a prior book, Torrey explicitly advocates committing perjury to accomplish these aims, noting with approval, “It would probably be difficult to find any American psychiatrist working with the mentally ill who has not, at a minimum, exaggerated the dangerousness of a mentally ill person's behavior to obtain a judicial order for commitment.”
Award winning author of Anatomy of An Epidemic, Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America, Robert Whitaker, recently had occasion to expose Dr. Torrey's deliberate use of falsehoods to advance his agenda in, E. Fuller Torrey’s Review of Anatomy of an Epidemic: What Does It Reveal About the Rationale for Forced Treatment?
Occupy Psychiatry, a new joint project by the Law Project for Psychiatric Rights (PsychRights®) and MindFreedom, International, will be at the presentation to counter Torrey's falsehoods. See, the informational flyer for this event. James B. (Jim) Gottstein, Esq., president of PsychRights, said, "The paid henchmen of the pharmaceutical companies, such as E. Fuller Torrey, must be challenged when they spin their web of lies." Mr. Gottstein is hoping to attend.
People are gathering at 11:30 a.m. at 214 Massachusetts Avenue, N.E. For more information go to the Occupy Torrey Tirade Facebook Event Page.
The Law Project for Psychiatric Rights is a public interest law firm devoted to the defense of people facing the horrors of forced psychiatric drugging and electroshock. PsychRights is further dedicated to exposing the truth about psychiatric interventions and the courts being misled into ordering people subjected to these brain and body damaging drugs against their will. Extensive information about these dangers, and about the tragic damage caused by electroshock, is available on the PsychRights web site: http://psychrights.org/.
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