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Your Tax Dollars at Work: MindFreedom Launches "Web of Link$" Around Ray Sandford

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What a terrible coincidence. It's confirmed: Ray received one of his forced outpatient electroshocks on USA Tax Day, 15 April 2009. MindFreedom issued a list of organizations and individuals who get public funding, directly or indirectly, and who are somehow involved with Ray Sandford's life. A few are helping Ray, but many are not. And some are profiting from his forced electroshock. Please browse Ray's Web of Link$, spread the word, and speak out.

Your Tax Dollars at Work: MindFreedom Launches "Web of Link$" Around Ray Sandford

Taxpayer funds support a web of groups and individuals around Ray, directly and indirectly.

updated 27 April 2009

Ray is surrounded by an astounding network of more than two dozen agencies and individuals who get thousands of taxpayer dollars directly or indirectly.

MindFreedom has created an online "Web of Link$" around Ray. The public is encouraged to take nonviolent action to encourage this Web of Link$ to do more for Ray's rights.



CLICK HERE to browse the "Web of Link$" around Ray:


http://www.mindfreedom.org/ray-sandford-minnesota


Some are helping. Many are not.


Psychiatrists and social workers. Judges and counselors. Housing services and guardians. Advocates and attorneys.

All ought to defend Ray Sandford's human right to say "no" to electroshock!

  • Only a very few on Ray's Web of Link$ have expressed concern or taken any action for Ray's campaign. These few should be thanked and encouraged to do more.
  • Several on the list are creating obstacles to Ray's campaign.
  • Several directly profit from Ray's expensive forced electroshock.
  • Many -- including all of Ray's elected officials -- have stayed silent about the issue of forced electroshock.

You are encouraged to communicate in a civil way with Ray's Web of Link$, and encourage support for his human rights.

Ray's Web of Link$ has a lot of interesting information. If you find out more, let MindFreedom know.

Wonder why Governor Pawlenty won't speak out about Ray's shock? Maybe it's related to the fact that Governor Pawlenty has appointed and re-appointed Brian Nystrom to an important counseling board. Nystrom is CEO of the mental health organization that employs Ray's main psychiatrist, Dean Knudson.


Next Forced Shock for Ray: Tax Day


Ray met with his main psychiatrist Dean Knudson on 7 April 2009. Dr. Knudson confirmed that Ray's next forced electroshock would be on Wednesday, 15 April 2009.

And Ray was indeed forcibly shocked that day.

That was USA Tax Day. Dr. Knudson is moving Ray to an ongoing "every 30 days" schedule, and may even be replaced because of public pressure.

The next time you hear the mental health system plead, again, "We need more money," remember the huge amount of taxpayer money wasted to pay for the ongoing torture of Ray Sandford.



Do you have a blog, web site or Facebook Page?


Please add Ray's Web of Link$!

Please consider listing all the links, to help the general public -- especially taxpayers -- find those who are helping Ray, those who are hurting Ray, and those who are staying silent, so that everyone may take peaceful action to support Ray's rights.

You'll find Ray's Web of Link$ here:


http://www.mindfreedom.org/ray-sandford-minnesota


IMPORTANT NOTE: MindFreedom and Ray endorse nonviolence principles. Even if an individual or agency opposes Ray's human rights, MindFreedom and Ray ask that any communication be civil.

Disclaimer: The information on Ray's Web of Link$ is the opinion of the author, based on reports from Ray Sandford and allies, to the best of their knowledge. If there is any dispute of the facts, please let MindFreedom know.

Thank you to the MindFreedom members and volunteers, and allies, who helped research, double-check and provide the information that went into Ray's Web of Links.


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Lynne Salvi, psychiatric survivor

Lynne M. Salvi [1963 - 2011] was an activist with MindFreedom Lane County. She experienced 24 years of human rights violations in the mental health system. Lynne said, "Since finding MindFreedom and becoming a member, my life changed dramatically. I found many people who understand through experience without words. MindFreedom feels like a reunion of family I never knew before. This connection and encouragement give me the courage to speak out. I am grateful to find myself using those painful experiences to help others. Today I am medication-free and psychiatrist-free for the first time." See "Related Content" below for writing by Lynne.
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