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Woman Needs Your Help this Saturday:

Imprisoned Without Due Process
(Alert for 6/30/05)

Summary: Sandra Lucas from Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) requests your presence at a peaceful protest this Saturday (July 2). Sandra is helping a woman that has been forcibly imprisoned in a psychiatric facility, and has been denied due process (including a jury trial) and the right to consult with an attorney or citizen advocates.  If you think this can't happen to you, learn about the rights your legislators stripped from you.

Details are as follows:

What: Peaceful protest of with fliers and signs in front of the hospital holding this woman captive.

When: July 2 (THIS SATURDAY) at 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Where: In front of the hospital at the Highland Ridge Hospital at 7309 S. 180 W. in Midvale.

Who: All citizens are invited.

Contact: Sandra Lucas at lucsan@yahoo.com. She will be bringing signs, such as "Psychiatry—Above the Law," and "It's All About the Money". Her plea for your help is below.


*** Begin forwarded message ***

From: Sandra Lucas
Subject: Can you help?

Dear friends,

I need help for two hours time next Saturday, July 2, starting at 11:00am. Here's my story.

On Thursday evening, Lora Mengucci and I tried to get in to see a psych patient at Highland Ridge Hospital in Midvale (7309 S. 180 W.) The head psych refused us access.

What's worse - and completely illegal- is that he also refused access to the attorney I subsequently hired for this patient.

Formal complaints and appropriate phone calls to the authorities will be made against this psych starting Monday.

But, that is not enough!

If I allow one psych to keep CCHR or an attorney out, they all think that they can get away with it. We can't have that! The psychs are getting more and more arrogant and need to get a strong message that this will not be tolerated.

This woman was transported to another psych hospital on Friday morning for involuntary commitment for 90 days. She never got proper legal representation.

Therefore, I am holding a peaceful protest in front of this hospital next Saturday from 11:00am to 1:00pm. We will hold a few signs and pass out flyers to anyone who wants one.

The last time I asked for physical help was in March of 2003 at the Capitol. I am asking for it again, and I really need it. Who can I count on?

Much ARC,

*** End forwarded message ***


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