(Closed) FI's little brother abused.. last resort. Please read.

posted 4 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@sablemuse:  Oh my gosh… this is awful!  Im praying for yall!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Saying a prayer now. God be with you

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I dont understand how people could be so truely awful. My sister is a one-on-one with a 14 year old autistic child. While her case isnt as sever I can completely understand what you and your family are going through. Its disgusting to think that there is nothing that can be done for this poor baby. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and I hope that you can find some restitution and peace with this situation.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@sablemuse:  I am so sorry that your family is going through this nightmare. I will be keeping you all in my thoughts.

 

I am a speech pathologist who works with individuals who cannot speak and alarm bells went off in my head when I heard that your family has been advised against pursuing options for justice. I have worked with many families who went to court to fight for the rights of their loved ones who cannot speak for themselves. Have you looked into disability rights lawyers in your state?

 

http://www.nylpi.org/main.cfm?actionId=globalShowStaticContent&screenKey=cmpDisabilityRights&s=NYLP

ETA: Phew, saw your family is connected with lawyers. Thank goodness. 

 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@sablemuse:  This breaks my heart. Hurting people who cannot defend themselves is the definition of cowardly.

Please be assured: people like this get what is coming to them, even if it doesnt happen in a court of law.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@sablemuse:  From the article, it sounds like your family is well-connected to the appropriate resources. With his mom speaking out, I’m sure she’ll soon be in touch with other groups who could help too. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I am so sorry. 🙁 I read the news story you posted, and I am hoping for justice for your family.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

This is horrific, I’m so sorry you guys are going through this!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@sablemuse:  I am so sorry that this has happened to your new family. I almost choked up at work reading the article. I am not a lawyer – but there could be two cases here – the negligence suit could be filed against the group home for hiring such despicable employees – however the criminal suit would be against the employees. There are quite a few lawyer Bees on this board that can help chime in – I hope.

Keeping you and your new family in my thoughts.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I can’t imagine how you and your FI’s family must feel. To choose to completely disregard the sacred trust you put into an institution caring for a loved one (and in such a violent, inhumane way, no less) is wrong on a foundational level. 

I’m so sorry for your FI’s family and the trauma this crisis must be continuing to cause. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I am so sorry this happened to him.  Keep fighting!  It doesn’t matter that he can’t speak, he obviously didn’t burn himself, so the party or parties responsible must be prosecuted.  When babies and toddlers are abused, they can’t speak either, but the DA still goes after their attacker!  The same standards should apply for your FBIL.  Your FMIL should take advantage of the media attention and publicly SHAME the DA’s office. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Bless you and your familiy and that sweet FBIL of yours.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee

@sablemuse:  Though the criminal case might not be going as well, has your family considered pursuing a civil suit against the facility? You may have better luck holding them responsible through that route.

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