Saturday, February 4, 2012

Paul Choy - 1992

Paul Choy met his death in remote wilderness camp, where many felt he shouldn't have been in the first place.

Rite of passage was a tough camp. It is difficult to say what the plan was with this camp. In what way was the youth supposed to make benefit of their stay? It cannot be answered because there doesn't seem to be any plan.

The staff say that he became violent and they tried to restrain him and killed him in the process following the procedures known at that time. Others simply claimed that he was depressed.

He died out there. He didn't get a chance to turn his life around.

May he rest in peace.

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7 comments:

  1. Yes, it was a tough camp, I was a staff member there and the one who performed CPR on him, bringing back his pulse and breathing... I hope that Paul is resting peacefully and his family's grief has been eased over time, but don't know how that would be possible.

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    1. This is an open letter to The Right Of Passage in Schurz, Nevada and the probation officer at San Francisco juvenile center for my brother. Please help me with this letter to reach far and wide until the persons responsible read it.
      PAUL CHOY PASSED AWAY YESTERDAY. I want them all to have an update from that fateful day Feb 4, 1992.

      http://www.nospank.net/n-b98.htm

      To the persons who suffocated my brother and to the supervisor on that day, John Motley:

      I remember this day very vividly. It was a very dark day on Feb 4, 1992. My brother a 15 yo, was sent to The Rite Of Passage in Shurz Nevada by San Francisco Juvenile Center on charges for something he didn't do. He took the wrap for a friend like most teenagers. At this point, he was ordered to go to this strenuous boot camp in light to getting his life back "on track". Instead, on Feb 4, 1992, they suffocated him. This sent him into a coma and left him brain dead for 25 years. This boot camp is situated in a desert on an Indian reservation in Shurz Nevada and might be still running operations in a different location. These juveniles are expected to run 5 miles and do strenuous workouts in the 100 degree heat. When he resisted, they restrained him until he suffocated. The training facility guidance coaches and crew, went unpunished. No time in jail.. No closing of the facility, NOTHING! My mom took care of him for 25 years. He lived his life as a vegetable with no brain function. He passed away yesterday at September 2, 2017 at 8:02 pm.
      In this article, the crew supervisor has the nerve to say that they possibly saved his life by providing CPR. My brother screamed for you guys to get off him while he was in a choke hold and was suffocated until he foamed from thru the mouth. Not to mention that there was a possible sexual assault at the the same time. Everyone was ordered to keep quite and the kids were not allowed to be interviewed. Was there something to hide?Unfortunately, I found out later that he was not the first abuse case. He was then later taken by ambulance for 30 mins just to be airlifted to Washoe medical center in Reno which took another 15 mins. In the article enclosed, Mr. Motley said they saved his life. Let me enlighten you John Motley, Paul has lived his life a a vegetable with no brain function, so on the contrary, NO you did not save his life!! You have ruined it for him and our family. He's dead now.. Permanently.. Gone! Our family will need to pick up the pieces that you guys have broke. The system has down right utterly failed him and many other young juveniles at that facility. I hope this something you can live with. We've been living it for 25 years and for the rest of our lives. Rest in piece Paul. May you suffer no more. Dad, grandma, grandpa are waiting for you on the other side. #paulchoy1976-2017❤️

      For those of you that are going to be quick to judge, please don't. He was a brother, son, grandson and uncle. We all make stupid decisions and life, and he died for his. This article painted it out like it was for hard core out of control teens. He was not hard core, he was just a 15 yo with no other juvenile delinquency history that made a mistake. This is a story that needs to be told. Paul's story. Please share so that the ones responsible can own up to what they have done. Thank you.

      #sanfranciscojuvenilecenter
      #RiteOfPassageShurzNevada
      #SanFranciscoChronical
      #JusticeForPaulChoy

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  2. I was a youth there at the time of the incident. Choy never became "violent" he simply went non compliant due to him being sent to 'specials camp' many days in a roll for missing his 3 mile run time sometime only by seconds. For those who don't understand, this means he would have to run another 6 miles and do 4 additional 18/20 workouts before he would be sent back to camp, all oversite by the worst/meanest coaches in the program. The coach who restrained Choy was a excellent wrestler, and coached the sport at ROP. In ROP, 'violent' simply means quitting during a workout. You could be sitting in the sand trying to catch your breath and you would still be restrained and transported to specials. The program there has two sides to it, 1. great stories of scholarships and reformed kids you could write about( very small few who graduate in less than 2yrs) 2. the worst form of mental and physical child abuse you could imagine.

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    1. This is R Koop. I was one of the kids out there that couldn't help Paul. I was one of the National Eagles with him. Mamy of us, but especially Paul, didn't deserve to be there in the first place. I have plenty of stories of sexual and physical abuse to share that I saw happen at that camp. Please contact me at kooprobert@hotmail.com

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    2. This is an open letter to The Right Of Passage in Schurz, Nevada and the probation officer at San Francisco juvenile center for my brother. Please help me with this letter to reach far and wide until the persons responsible read it.
      PAUL CHOY PASSED AWAY YESTERDAY. I want them all to have an update from that fateful day Feb 4, 1992.

      http://www.nospank.net/n-b98.htm

      To the persons who suffocated my brother and to the supervisor on that day, John Motley:

      I remember this day very vividly. It was a very dark day on Feb 4, 1992. My brother a 15 yo, was sent to The Rite Of Passage in Shurz Nevada by San Francisco Juvenile Center on charges for something he didn't do. He took the wrap for a friend like most teenagers. At this point, he was ordered to go to this strenuous boot camp in light to getting his life back "on track". Instead, on Feb 4, 1992, they suffocated him. This sent him into a coma and left him brain dead for 25 years. This boot camp is situated in a desert on an Indian reservation in Shurz Nevada and might be still running operations in a different location. These juveniles are expected to run 5 miles and do strenuous workouts in the 100 degree heat. When he resisted, they restrained him until he suffocated. The training facility guidance coaches and crew, went unpunished. No time in jail.. No closing of the facility, NOTHING! My mom took care of him for 25 years. He lived his life as a vegetable with no brain function. He passed away yesterday at September 2, 2017 at 8:02 pm.
      In this article, the crew supervisor has the nerve to say that they possibly saved his life by providing CPR. My brother screamed for you guys to get off him while he was in a choke hold and was suffocated until he foamed from thru the mouth. Not to mention that there was a possible sexual assault at the the same time. Everyone was ordered to keep quite and the kids were not allowed to be interviewed. Was there something to hide?Unfortunately, I found out later that he was not the first abuse case. He was then later taken by ambulance for 30 mins just to be airlifted to Washoe medical center in Reno which took another 15 mins. In the article enclosed, Mr. Motley said they saved his life. Let me enlighten you John Motley, Paul has lived his life a a vegetable with no brain function, so on the contrary, NO you did not save his life!! You have ruined it for him and our family. He's dead now.. Permanently.. Gone! Our family will need to pick up the pieces that you guys have broke. The system has down right utterly failed him and many other young juveniles at that facility. I hope this something you can live with. We've been living it for 25 years and for the rest of our lives. Rest in piece Paul. May you suffer no more. Dad, grandma, grandpa are waiting for you on the other side. #paulchoy1976-2017❤️

      For those of you that are going to be quick to judge, please don't. He was a brother, son, grandson and uncle. We all make stupid decisions and life, and he died for his. This article painted it out like it was for hard core out of control teens. He was not hard core, he was just a 15 yo with no other juvenile delinquency history that made a mistake. This is a story that needs to be told. Paul's story. Please share so that the ones responsible can own up to what they have done. Thank you.

      #sanfranciscojuvenilecenter
      #RiteOfPassageShurzNevada
      #SanFranciscoChronical
      #JusticeForPaulChoy

      Delete
  3. I was there when it happened. PAUL wasn't even a hundred pounds.

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    1. This is an open letter to The Right Of Passage in Schurz, Nevada and the probation officer at San Francisco juvenile center for my brother. Please help me with this letter to reach far and wide until the persons responsible read it.
      PAUL CHOY PASSED AWAY YESTERDAY. I want them all to have an update from that fateful day Feb 4, 1992.

      http://www.nospank.net/n-b98.htm

      To the persons who suffocated my brother and to the supervisor on that day, John Motley:

      I remember this day very vividly. It was a very dark day on Feb 4, 1992. My brother a 15 yo, was sent to The Rite Of Passage in Shurz Nevada by San Francisco Juvenile Center on charges for something he didn't do. He took the wrap for a friend like most teenagers. At this point, he was ordered to go to this strenuous boot camp in light to getting his life back "on track". Instead, on Feb 4, 1992, they suffocated him. This sent him into a coma and left him brain dead for 25 years. This boot camp is situated in a desert on an Indian reservation in Shurz Nevada and might be still running operations in a different location. These juveniles are expected to run 5 miles and do strenuous workouts in the 100 degree heat. When he resisted, they restrained him until he suffocated. The training facility guidance coaches and crew, went unpunished. No time in jail.. No closing of the facility, NOTHING! My mom took care of him for 25 years. He lived his life as a vegetable with no brain function. He passed away yesterday at September 2, 2017 at 8:02 pm.
      In this article, the crew supervisor has the nerve to say that they possibly saved his life by providing CPR. My brother screamed for you guys to get off him while he was in a choke hold and was suffocated until he foamed from thru the mouth. Not to mention that there was a possible sexual assault at the the same time. Everyone was ordered to keep quite and the kids were not allowed to be interviewed. Was there something to hide?Unfortunately, I found out later that he was not the first abuse case. He was then later taken by ambulance for 30 mins just to be airlifted to Washoe medical center in Reno which took another 15 mins. In the article enclosed, Mr. Motley said they saved his life. Let me enlighten you John Motley, Paul has lived his life a a vegetable with no brain function, so on the contrary, NO you did not save his life!! You have ruined it for him and our family. He's dead now.. Permanently.. Gone! Our family will need to pick up the pieces that you guys have broke. The system has down right utterly failed him and many other young juveniles at that facility. I hope this something you can live with. We've been living it for 25 years and for the rest of our lives. Rest in piece Paul. May you suffer no more. Dad, grandma, grandpa are waiting for you on the other side. #paulchoy1976-2017❤️

      For those of you that are going to be quick to judge, please don't. He was a brother, son, grandson and uncle. We all make stupid decisions and life, and he died for his. This article painted it out like it was for hard core out of control teens. He was not hard core, he was just a 15 yo with no other juvenile delinquency history that made a mistake. This is a story that needs to be told. Paul's story. Please share so that the ones responsible can own up to what they have done. Thank you.

      #sanfranciscojuvenilecenter
      #RiteOfPassageShurzNevada
      #SanFranciscoChronical
      #JusticeForPaulChoy

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