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Settlement reached in Bridgewater State Hospital case

According to a report posted on, the mother of a Bridgewater State Hospital inmate agreed to settle her lawsuit on Thursday alleging that guards were illegally keeping her son in isolation or strapped to a bed, sometimes for days at a time, after state officials agreed to make drastic changes in her son’s treatment […]

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Police Taser and beat deaf man unconscious as he tries to use sign language triggering lawsuit

Police in California needlessly tasered a deaf man to the ground and then beat him into unconsciousness, a new lawsuit claims. Jonathan Meister alleges officers discharged the electric charge into his body after mistaking his attempts to communicate via sign language as aggressive hand signals. He claims four cops arrived at his friend’s house in […]

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