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A particularly disturbing story came out of Winston Salem, North Carolina last month.  Three North Carolina assisted living employees were arrested for encouraging patients to get into fights for their own entertainment, according to a report from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

North Carolina authorities were able to obtain at least one video of the fights taken by the employees after it was shared on social media, which showed “one resident being strangled with her face turning red.”  The report says staff members can be heard on video saying, “Punch her in the face.”  A staff member can also be heard saying, “Are you recording? You gonna send it to me?”

The three employees, Marilyn Latish McKey, 32, Tonacia Yvonne Tyson, 20, and Taneshia Deshawn Jordan, 26, were all arrested and charged with assault on an individual with a disability.  After their arrests, the employees told authorities that they let the fight happen because one of the residents “always caused problems.”