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Elder Abuse, Neglect Rampant in US

They are a small but growing movement called the National Association to stop Guardian Abuse.
Courtesy: Press TV

(WASHINGTON D.C. Press TV) - They say the disabled and elderly are Being preyed upon by the legal system, by crooked lawyers and courts Who they say scam millions of dollars by having older people declared Guardians of the courts depriving them and their families of their rights and taking their assets.

Protesting in front of the Justice Department, they met with a few members of Congress demanding something be done.

With millions Of baby boomers turning into senior citizens now, they're warning that Billions of dollars will be stolen from the elderly and their families By probate courts which they are claiming conspire with lawyers and state agencies like adult services to rob older people of their homes and Savings often declaring them without proper evidence, incompetent to handle their own financial affairs.

It's a big business they say, lawyers getting rich…

Its an assault on the elderly and their golden years says the group Citing case after case of the judicial system collaborating to put elderly Or disable people in a conservatorship status with the courts giving The lawyers and courts , without family having a say, complete control over an elderly person's life savings.

With the aging of the US population in record numbers over the next5 years, the baby boomers, they say that unless what they call a corrupt system is fixed, millions will be robbed of all they own by unscrupulous lawyers, social workers, corrupt probate courts, and the state agencies who are supposed to be protecting the elderly, not abusing them.

Source: Press TV

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Jade Orchid May 14, 2011 7:54 am (Pacific time)

What next soylent green ? the treatment older people receive is disgusting .

Colli May 12, 2011 2:17 am (Pacific time)

Once again, the most defenseless among us are being preyed upon. It seems that there is no level of government that is without corruption and that there are no depths to which they will not sink. Even when caught, the punishment rarely fits the crime. Just look at what the banking system did to us in 2008-2009 and our politicians rewarded them for it. Colli

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