5 Arrested in Abuse of Disabled Adults in San Jose

Will Kane, San Francisco Chronicle, July 5, 2012

A San Jose family is facing charges of neglecting a dozen mentally disabled adults who were starved, beaten, forbidden to use toilet paper and bathed only once a month, authorities said Thursday.

San Jose police found rotting food, no running water and dozens of dogs when they arrived at a home on Cortona Drive on Monday. Dog feces were everywhere, said Charles Huang, a deputy district attorney for Santa Clara County.

“These incredibly vulnerable people were treated worse than the animals that were rescued,” Huang said.

The five defendants allegedly collected the Social Security checks of the disabled adults, many of whom suffered from schizophrenia, Huang said.

Those arrested are: Kathy Le, 41, George Dac Nguyen, 72, Jennifer Ngo, 63, Charles Nguyen 25, and Margret Ngo, 27.


“The victim’s families made informal arrangements to place them in a home, a family home,” the prosecutor said.

Many of the victims were immigrants from Vietnam and spoke little English or were not familiar with their rights, Huang said.


Police conducted a welfare check and found locks on the refrigerator door and mattresses on the floor, Huang said. The disabled residents said they were bathed and their clothes washed only once a month, on the day they would meet with a doctor.


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  • Oil Can Harry

    Ladies and gentleman, put your hands together and give a warm welcome as we present to you:

    the “Model Minorities”! 

    • mikejones91

      Its still rare, regardless. 

    •  Before Christianity, we whites were so civilized we watched wild beasts maul and kill humans for entertainment, and left “imperfect” infants exposed to the elements of nature. Yep, we whites were such a “Model Majority”…. (sarcasm off)

      Post-Christian whites are slowly becoming more consistently pagan (pre- and extramarital sex okay, divorce okay, abortion okay, homosexuality okay, illegitimacy okay).  The only Asians (specifically Far East Asians/Orientals) or Caucasians I really have much in common with are “conservative” Christians.

      America was founded by Christians for Christians. Back in the day, only Christians were allowed to vote, run for colonial/state or local office, or serve on juries. Our English common law had been reformed over centuries by Biblical and Canon law.

      IMO, there was such a high correlation between being white and being a Christian, and being non-white and being pagan (i.e., non-Christian), that race was used as a proxy for religious faith and practices, and thus restrictions according to race were really restrictions upon the beliefs and practices of non-Christians (pagans in our midst). The liberties of whites were really the liberties of Christians, those who exercise self, marital, and familial government according to Biblical precepts.

      Unfortuantely, since there were a “diversity” of official colonial/state Christian denominations (Presbyterians, Puritans, Episcopalians, Catholics, Quakers), we compromised at the federal level by not allowing any “religious test”, rather than have politicians figure out a non-denominational specific test of Christianity. The assumption was that any politician rising to the federal level would first have gone up the ranks of local and state government (where religious tests were required), would be a Christian, of one sort or another. Deists of the founding era were heretics, but they were Christian heretics who lived and viewed the world from a mostly Christian perspective and had a mostly Christian culture.

      With the displacement of the Christianity as the foundation of our country, our civilization is slowly devolving, decaying and is being invaded and will be overthrown or conquered. Our only hope is revival and reformation.

  • Up to my neck in CA

    Asian family values at it’s finest. I don’t know why, but Asians are very greedy when it comes to money and their “extra” ways to obtain it.

    • Yeah…how much would you like to bet they were all driving high-end luxury vehicles? Cannot tell you how many Vietnamese I see here in OC, who likely spent their formative years squatting in some rice patty, driving expense European vehicles. Most of them barely speak English.

      • Up to my neck in CA

        A Chinese store owner in Oakland would have his teenaged daughter take her Mercedes to another market and buy 2 gallons of milk with their EBT card. Return to their market and put them in the cold case for sale. I’ve seen it with my own eyes!

        •  In San Francisco they go to the weekly free grocery handouts for seniors on welfare, then take the 2 bags of goods to their stores are stock their shelves

    • WhitesRdumb

       Who would trust people that looked like that?

  • mikejones91

    Same thing happened to a bunch of autistic people in Philly too. In this case, the perps were black and were intentionally torturing them. If you want a link ask me. 

  • Why are  they here? It is a common scam for immigrants, especially asian immigrants to petition their elderly parents to the US once they reach 65, when they can collect SSI.  I know of cases where the parents get returned to their homeland while the children continue to collect  the tax dollars from us dumb whites.  Why does it seem like the whole world makes fools out of us? When did we become so stupid?

    • Joe whatever

      pretty much as soon as LBJ signed Civil Rights Act of 1964… All down hill from there.

      • Look around, this is his “Great Society”

  • “Legacy of Vietnamery”

  • The__Bobster

    And the Americans who had to interact with them don’t consider it a plus.

  • The__Bobster

    Their country is now safe. “Refugees” should be required to return home when this happens.

    Hell, a lot of them return to visit relatives. Let them stay there.

  • .

    Clearly, the people in this story were exploiting the elderly. But they were also exploiting Americans as well. We need to stop playing the fool and allowing others to exploit us. We need a punishment that says no messing around. Confiscate their assets, strip the lot of them of citizenship and deport them.

    • WhitesRdumb

       The criminals will be put in prison where they will be fed and educated at the white imbecile’s expense.  The elderly will receive more money from the government so they can get proper care all at the expense of the white imbeciles.

  • Xanthippe2

    I once worked with a Vietmanese guy who said he was the only Vietmanese who worked in healthcare he knew who DIDN’T engage in fraud.  (It was a chain pharmacy and all employees were under constent video and audio surveillance, so fraud was not so easy.)

    As for “family values” I have seen more Asians scream at and hit family members than any other race (including Mexicans):  Granted I live and work in an area with few Blacks.

  • IstvanIN

    The model minority isn’t.  The number of illegals is no doubt much greater than reported, especially since we focus on the Mexicans.  Both the Orientals and Indians are notorious for getting their elderly parents and assorted disbaled children on SSI.  Their businesses are mostly cash and I seriously doubt they pay their share fair of taxes.  They do not contribue to the general economy because they keep all the jobs and most of their money within the community. They are for them and them alone, not the US in general.  Ever see those “Asia and Pacific Islander” coalition ads to get out the “Asian and Pacific Islander” vote?

    •  I can tell you for a fact that all those restaurants and salons do not report cash receipts, and they at best only report half of the wages of employees, allowing them to cheat too

  • Biff_Maliboo

    Family values don’t end at the Mekong river.

  • IstvanIN

    Without post-1965 immigration we would have had a much more stable population, without all the over crowding, environmental impact, unemployment, deficits and energy dependence that we have now. 

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  •  we need to find/invent an economic model that is not dependent on constant population expansion. Europe has a plan to import 50 million africans with the expectation that it will generate economic growth. we know how that will turn out for them

  • Someone needs to tell them welfare isn’t charity