Wednesday, October 11, 2017


Obviously, the title of this post is intended as a disclaimer. But some rumors turn out to be true, and this one is especially pertinent and ironic.

The individual who is in charge of security at Elgin Mental Health Center, and who said under oath he is investigating the "young-black-Ben-and-old-white-social-worker" story -- Chief William E. Epperson,  -- is now said to have been caught having sex with a female staff member in the parking lot. It could be predicted that the  tryst the "Chief" was caught in will turn out to have involved a young and attractive junior staff member, over whom Epperson had seniority and impressive official altitude. Just like with Ben and the social worker, it's ultimately about control and perversion; certainly not about anything like normal, innocent human attraction or love!

There is plenty of information regarding victims of sexual abuse of patients other than Ben by staff at EMHC (including but not limited to one particular social worker). There will be other perverted and shameful, illegal incidents that come out. Many staff members' professional and family lives will be ruined, though my own preference would be that it not get quite so bloody among (relatively) innocent civilians.

The thing is, EMHC looks like Atlanta to me; the Illinois forensic mental health system is Georgia, and I am Billy-the-Frickin'-Torch Sherman! There will ultimately be a long list of incidental casualties on the course of my march. People can reliably avoid being on that list of casualties only if they help me burn the plantations and free the slaves: otherwise, I'm sorry for that inopportune stray minnie ball and that indiscriminate party of overzealous bummers. "You might as well appeal against a thunderstorm as against these terrible cruelties of war. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over."

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