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Friday, September 22, 2006


It Gets Worse

Lindsay Beyerstein:

Any principled Democrat would recoil from Sembler, but it gets worse. Sembler is also a self-styled drug treatment entrepreneur who founded Straight, Incorporated, a residential drug treatment program for teenagers.

Between 1976 and 1993, thousands of youth were routinely subjected to physical, emotional, and sexual abuse as part of Straight’s "confrontational" approach to treatment. Some inmates were held for years against their will. The program has been sued dozens of times for brutalizing inmates and some staff members faced criminal charges for their role in the abuse.

Sembler founded Straight after a congressional investigation determined that the last detox program he oversaw, The Seed, was using mind-control tactics similar to those used by North Koreans during the Cold War.

The Seed was a mind-control cult, but it was positively benign compared to Straight....

We’re all judged by the company we keep, and Joe Lieberman has some very disreputable friends.

Read the whole thing. Lindsay has more on her personal connection to the story here.
Thanks for the link, Tparty.

Keep up the great work, Lamont team.

I'm really looking forward to visiting you guys in the field again.
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