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Very_Boring_Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-13-11 04:57 PM
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Student Sues College for Having Her Committed Over Hidden Camera
Chinemerem Eze, a Nigerian national attending Brooklyn College, believed that her landlord had hidden a camera in her apartment. When she asked school officials for help, they shipped her off to a psychiatric ward. Then she found the camera.

Eze is suing Brooklyn College for false imprisonment, among other things, over a 2008 episode in which she approached school administrators for help in dealing with issues she was having with her roommates and landlord at her Brooklyn apartment. According to the complaint, Eze believed that she was being "defamed on the internet" by her former roommates and that "her landlord at the time had installed a hidden camera in her bedroom." Sounds nuts!

That's what school psychologist Sally Robles thought. When Eze went to Brooklyn College's Office of Campus and Community Safety Services to ask for help, security officers called Robles, who proceeded to ask Eze about her mental health history and whether she ever heard voices. When Eze protested that she was simply an international student asking the school's security staff for help on dealing with a housing issue, Robles called an ambulance.

Eze was "forced" into the ambulance by school officials, and ended up being committed to Kings County Psychiatric Hospital for two weeks, where in addition to being made "physically and emotionally ill and subject to great humiliation," she missed her final exams and was "terminated" by the school.

Full article: http://gawker.com/5733005/student-sues-college-for-havi...
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FiveGoodMen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-13-11 05:05 PM
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1. Hope she wins a ton of cash.
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justiceischeap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-13-11 05:08 PM
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2. Seems colleges don't have a good handle on mental illness
I hope this woman sued the school and their psychologist.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-13-11 05:10 PM
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3. Stupid idiots. I hope she get re-instated.
:grr:
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LisaL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-13-11 05:16 PM
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4. That kind of lawsuit likely explains why Loughner's college
never called mental services on him. If the college was wrong, they'd end up being sued.
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customerserviceguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-13-11 06:41 PM
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8. Exactly right
After reading whatever I can find on Loughner, I've come to the conclusion that this event simply could not have been prevented, once he turned eighteen.
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-13-11 05:22 PM
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5. Not suprised that it's a woman, assertive women are always accused of mental illness and "hysteria".
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Mist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-13-11 05:23 PM
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6. It seems to me it would be an issue for the cops, not the school. nt
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-13-11 05:23 PM
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7. The psychologist should lose her license too.
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