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Re: “For the mentally ill behind bars in Montana, life goes from bad to worse

I have a master's degree in psychology and a bachelor degree in biology. Sometimes it takes years to correctly identify a diagnosis and to prescribe the right medications that do not aggravate the condition. What amazes me is that this prison psychiatrist set this young man up for failure by not keeping him on medications that were working for him. You do not help the mentally ill by torturing them further! It is inhumane to do so. I have watched my own grandson be tortured because of the ignorance of the current judicial system in Great Falls, Montana. There are other professionals who do acknowledge this is wrong. Others do not care to intervene. Injustice currently happened to my grandson when he was doing so well and is not guilty of the charges. There was a partial judge on his case that I asked to be recused long ago. This young man was attending his Christian church, had finally talked someone into giving him a chance and hiring him, and was taking care of his family. he had already been held i isolation for 6 months before this judge's latest ruling. A plea bargain had already been reached by the attorney including the prosecuting attorney, and the psychiatrist..and yet the judge sentenced him to 15 years for ridiculous charges that are not even the truth. I intend to fight this to the end and also write the governor and editors of other newspapers before my grandson manages to commit suicide in their corrupt system of justice.

Posted by Peggy James on 10/13/2014 at 12:37 PM

Re: “Missoula’s Old Haunts

As a student at U. Montana and a resident of Brantley Hall in the' 80's, I can attest to the haunted reputation of this former dormitory. In fact, after hearing about the ghost, I decided to instigate an investigation of my
own. Some of the things I experienced were: french doors that opened on their own accord, loud banging noises on
my dorm room door, a phone call from the dead; my room-mate witnessed my doppelganger once, and another
time, after I had skipped a certain english class, I found out later that someone, unbeknownest to me, had taken my place during class. The class professor was a real stickler for alphabetical seating. Anyway, the next day when I returned to class, I was asked, "Who was your friend?" to which I replied, "What friend?"
It was explained to me that someone who looked very similar to me had sat in my chair and took notes. I replied that I hadn't asked anyone to do that. My classmate and I were both mystified to say the least! There are too many incidences to list, but I remember each and every one as if it were yesterday. I finally stopped my snooping into the past, when a friend of mine warned me of a dream she had had about me.. and what might happen to me were I to continue my 'ghost busting'. Well, that was all I needed to hear and I stopped immediately.

Posted by Susan Kilian on 10/02/2014 at 8:44 PM

Re: “Making the cut

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Posted by bellboy7913 on 09/28/2014 at 11:58 AM

Re: “Making the cut

How do I get to try out for the Phoenix next year. I can't find anything online about how to go about signing up or showing up or whatever. Some one help me out please.

Posted by bellboy7913 on 09/28/2014 at 11:56 AM

Re: “What’s the big deal?

I'm reading this after the 1491s aired on the Daily Show. I'm a teacher on a Rez in northern Manitoba, the same lands my father's side of the family calls home. My class and I are fans of the 1491s, and have laughed our way through several of your videos. It all began with a kid coming in and telling me about Slapping Medicine Man and spiralled from there. We watch your guys when we're talking about voice and stories... When we're talking about identity... When we're talking about current events. You come up a lot.

Know that there are a lot of young, indigenous kids watching you on youtube, on APTN, and now the Daily Show. You're showing us possibilities. We've seen what happened when you put cameras in the hands of people from all over. We've watched your TED talk, and we regularly pick up our own cameras, because we have stories to tell, too.

...and now I've found print! Thank you for writing. Thank you. You and the 1491s are a teacher's dream!

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Posted by Mikisew on 09/27/2014 at 3:06 AM

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