Paranormal activity to blame for abuse of mentally disabled persons?

From Denver CBS Local:

At least eight people have been fired due to alleged abuse at a center for the disabled in Pueblo where staff told investigators that “paranormal activity” was to blame.

A federal investigation found numerous cases of abuse at the Pueblo Regional Center for people with severe intellectual disabilities.

A federal report indicates that several residents had words like “die” and “kill” scratched into their skin. Staffers claim the words appeared by “paranormal activity.” More.

The centre’s staff were legal guardians for nine of the residents.

Reality check: For now, this incident is being investigated as a crime. Our culture still has enough cultural confidence to say that we don’t think paranormal activity is a reasonable explanation for such an incident. But, as cultural confidence wanes, we may expect to see grievance groups coming forward, demanding that their paranormal interpretations of criminal incidents be respected alongside those of forensic analysts. After all, there are no facts out there anyway.

See also: Homeschooling: Parents more mainstream than teachers’ union claims. The collapsing public school systems in many areas mean that children will mostly learn anything of value at home anyway. That is why the trend to home schooling and charter schools will grow and teachers’ unions will continue to work very hard with progressive politicians to discredit, if not outlaw, it.

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