King Kong STILL bites.

King Kong violently ripped the heads off of a bunch of villagers and called it physical therapy. 

The program he was leaving, known as CROMISA, or Community Re-integration of Offenders with Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorder, is described in Allegheny County literature as a place for men with mental illness and substance abuse problems who are on probation or parole.

But when the owner, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, filed papers with the city in September, it characterized the 7,000-square-foot building as “assisted living,” making no mention of the criminal backgrounds of those being assisted.

Misleading much?

“This is an assisted living facility for the accommodation of the chronically ill,” wrote Frank Raczkiewicz, acting director of media relations.

Frank, Frank, Frank.  You forgot to insert the words “mentally ill, drug-addicted criminals” in there somewhere.  Silly you, Frank.  Silly you.

(h/t David)


  1. merman
    November 27, 2007 11:40 pm

    You’d think differently if UPMC paid for you to golf with Sid the Kid.

  2. Judge Rufus Peckham
    November 28, 2007 10:09 am

    I think this is a worthwhile program — I’m glad they’re doing it and, seriously, why not put it downtown? These guys would blend in just fine down here, mabye add a touch of normalcy, to borrow a word from our late, beloved President Warren Harding.