Upcoming Radio Show on Forced Drugging

>             Katherine Hine, Sharon Cretsinger and possibly one other guest will be speaking at 3 p.m. Wednesday, October 8, 2014 Eastern Time on Mary Neal’s daytime call-in broadcast at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/humanrightsdemand . The topic is “Forced drugging – is it ever justified?” Those of us who oppose forced drugging will be allowed to speak from 3 p.m. until 4:15 p.m. and those who oppose choice (many of Neal’s listenership) will take the last 45 minutes – until 5 p.m. Katherine Hine will be arguing for the last 5 minutes for rebuttal. It is possible that there will be another show about forced confinement.
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> Speakers and guests should call to speak on air at (347) 857-3293.  If anyone wants to make sure to have his or her voice heard.
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> Among the points that are expected to be made in the broadcast are 10 basic legal reasons that forced drugging in Ohio is unlawful – particularly where forced drugging is ordered as a result of hearings in which no evidence is presented. Most of these grounds apply in other states. Sharon, who is a survivor of psychiatry as well as an MSW with many years of clinical experience within the mental illness system, will address the fact that many if not most people with psychiatric histories are capable of fully recovering without drugging, and that drugging itself can pre-dispose a person to act violently. 
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> Also to be addressed is the fact that as of this writing, John Rohrer, an Ohio writer and musician, continues to suffer from illegal forced drugging without recourse, because a Ross County, Ohio trial judge refuses to date to address any of the legal grounds that require forced drugging to stop in John’s case. For more information about the Free John Rohrer campaign, and to see John’s writings and hear his music, go to his websites at
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> http://en.gravatar.com/jonnylucid
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> Since John posted the websites about his case, the psychiatrists at Appalachian Behavioral Healthcare, Athens, Ohio where he is confined, have arranged for him to be stripped of all internet access, which keeps him from updating those sites.  Meanwhile John’s prescriber, Dr. Maida Sierra, continues to violate Ohio law by forcibly drugging John with the deadly neuroleptic drug,Risperdal Consta every two weeks. The Ohio Supreme Court declined to address forced drugging in July, 2014. The forced drugging has gone on now for more than 3 ½ years while Ross County, Ohio trial court judge Leonard Holzapfel, as of this writing, also continues to ignore the December, 2013 forced drugging objections filed by John’s attorneys.  In August, 2014 Judge Holzapfel issued a written ruling in which he decided that it was acceptable to lock up citizens without the government first putting on any evidence of the person’s “mental illness”. That decision, and the decision to deprive John of his right to a jury trial, cannot be appealed until Judge Holzapfel makes a final decision about forced drugging and involuntary confinement, as a result of the September, 2014 bench trial John’s attorneys finally managed to obtain.
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> A little bit about Mary Neal’s show:
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> Mary Neal’s Google+ – https://plus.google.com/u/0/115212823950444967993/posts  – Follow me at Twitter @koffietime – http://twitter.com/koffietime – Current, urgent justice issues from a laywoman’s viewpoint at my primary blog http://FreeSpeakBlog.blogspot.com Full list of MaryLovesJustice blogs and radio broadcasts: http://marylovesjustice.blogspot.com/2014/03/marylovesjustice-blogs-and-radio-shows.html email address:  MaryLovesJustice@gmail.com (I’m censored, but some emails reach my box). Try to phone me at 678.531.0262. If you receive no response within 48 hours, please email or call again.
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> Mary’s primary goal is to get the “mentally ill” out of prisons and into other settings, including AOT, private homes, and mental hospitals. I think she understands that forced drugging is not for everybody. She also believes in the First Amendment. She likes to quote Frederick Douglass who once stated: “POWER concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will.”  She is a family member, not a psychiatric survivor.
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> Bios of Katherine Hine and Sharon Cretsinger:
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> Katherine Hine is an advocate for the rights of psychiatric patients and is currently involved in the forced drugging/involuntary confinement case of her son, John Rohrer, which is pending in Ross County, Ohio Common Pleas Court, Chillicothe, Ohio. She is an inactive attorney who does not practice law. From 1977 until 2009 she practiced law in Ohio and Oklahoma representing battered women, parents of children abused by the other parent in custody cases, foster parents, citizens charged with petty crime, citizen groups seeking to bring accountability to local government, and others. A former judicial candidate and author, Katherine had a solo practice representing clients in criminal, juvenile, municipal, trial, and appellate courts over the course of some 30 years. She continues to be involved with the Ross County Network for Children, as a board member since 1996, and as its Executive Director since 2005. [http://networkforchildren.wordpress.com/be-a-volunteer/].  She is John Rohrer’s mother.
> Sharon Cretsinger is an activist, writer, social work professor, and psychiatric survivor. She is affiliated with The Mental Patients’ Liberation Alliance and the online broadcast of www.blogtalkradio.com/talkwithtenney, writes for and facilitates demonstrations and other community events as a Hearing Voices Network Facilitator, and is the founder, organizer and director of the Kent Empowerment Center. Sharon has developed multiple education programs on the C/S/X Movement and other topics for presentation in the community and various agencies and professional organizations. Besides her lived experience as a consumer of mental health services, Sharon, who has a master’s in social work, has many years experience as a mental health clinician and supervisor inside the mental illness system.
> Earlier this year, she authored an article on John Rohrer’s confinement at Appalachian Behavioral Healthcare: “Thoughts on psychiatric incarceration when not guilty by reason of insanity: ‘If you don’t agree with your psychiatrist, make yourself at home’, available online at http://www.madinamerica.com/2014/07/thoughts-psychiatric-incarceration-guilty-reason-insanity/. In September, Sharon covered John’s trial in Ross County, and is in the process of writing about it.  
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