This 90 second video clip shows residents of a school for persons with disabilities in Corpus Christi, Texas. At night the staff would force residents to fight among themselves and then capture the abuse on their cell phone cameras. The school was previously cited for neglect. This was broadcast on ABC News' Good Morning America on May 12, 2009.
See also another blog entry with link to Houston Chronicle story at
At the Corpus Christi Texas State School for persons with disabilities the night staff ran a fight club. This is ABC's Nightline 8 minute report. Texas State Rep. Abel Herrero says more funding is needed. More funding is not the solution. Safeguards are necessary to protect vulnerable persons from abuse of their keepers. See Philip Zimbardo's experiments at Stanford University on role playing of prison guards. Greater income does not make people compassionate. People abuse their power all the time; police, rich people, politicians, lawyers, judges, psychiatrists too. It was a fact recognized by the wise men who wrote our Constitution. They knew how people abuse their power. People have not changed for thousands of years.
Five staff members charged with abuse plead not guilty.