AA Member Convicted for Selling Drugs at AA Meetings gets Probation

The outside of Michael Shepard’s treatment facility, where the 65-year-old held AA meetings — and also dealt painkillers to patrons.

How common is this practice of dealing drugs at AA Meetings?


Sunday, April 6, 2014,

House arrest given to Seattle man accused of dealing painkillers at AA meetings

Michael Shepard, 65, avoided jail on charges he provided painkillers to people who supposedly sought treatment at a facility he owns. The prosecutor said Shepard, whose health is deteriorating, was in such bad health that he could not serve a prison sentence. Holly Hill NA Meetings in the Parks.

A 65-year-old Seattle man — who admitted to dealing prescription drugs to addicts he met through a treatment center he managed — was spared prison due to his deteriorating health. AA Daytona Beach Meetings in Ormond By The Sea and Port Orange.

Federal prosecutors recommended Michael Shepard, a Vietnam veteran who was wounded during the war, receive probation, according to KOMO News, which reports the alleged drug dealer is barely mobile and has severe heart trouble.

“But for his severe and deteriorating medical condition … he would be incarcerated,” wrote Assistant U.S. Attorney Kate Vaughan in court papers.

A judge sentenced Shepard to one year house arrest and five years of probation Friday, reports TV Station KIRO.

He told the station “of course” he feels bad about what he did and would tell others to think twice before dealing drugs. Holly Hill Florida Police Department Complaints.

Shepard was arrested last year for selling painkillers from the Nomadian Community Resource Center in Seattle, which he owned. The nonprofit facility hosted Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings, and Shepard would sell the drugs to the supposedly reformed addicts after the meeting, the website reported.

Authorities began coming to the center in November 2012 and Shepard sold more than 800 pills to undercover officers, KOMO News reported.

“Although he appears to have viewed himself as providing some kind of service to the community, in fact he preyed on the vulnerable by selling prescription narcotics to drug addicts, thus fueling the very disease they sought to escape,” the prosecutor wrote.

Shepard joined the Army when he was 17 and was awarded the Purple Heart after he was blown out of a helicopter, the website reported. But he was ultimately dishonorably discharged after being caught stealing.

Although he appears to have viewed himself as providing some kind of service to the community, in fact he preyed on the vulnerable by selling prescription narcotics to drug addicts.

When he returned he spent many years homeless and addicted to drugs, the website reported. Daytona Beach Police Complaints.

And with his debilitating health, his defense attorney Jesse Cantor said in court papers his client does not pose a threat to the community. Orange Papers Anti-AA Site.

“He spends most of his day either sleeping or at the hospital,” Cantor wrote. “Mr. Shepard is not in any condition that would cause one to be concerned that perhaps he would repeat his offenses.”

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Have You Been 13th Stepped?

This comes from the Leaving AA Website www.leavingaa.com

Have you been 13th Stepped?

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I’m a producer for CBS NEWS. We’re working on a story that focuses on safety issues coming out of contacts made at Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.  If you feel you’ve  been harassed or “13thStepped” by someone you met at an AA meeting, I’d like to talk with you. Also, if you discovered that person was “court-mandated” to attend AA, please contact me.   

Please call me at (212) 975-5842,  or email clarkl@cbsnews.com

Man Who Shot Dog in Face Attended 100 AA Meetings Before Sentencing

AA has animal abusers convicted of animal cruelty in their midst as well.

Kennedy man could spend nearly 2 years in jail for shooting dog in face

Published: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 12:15 p.m.

An Allegheny County judge on Tuesday sentenced a Kennedy man to six to 23 months in jail for shooting his girlfriend’s dog in the face just a few feet from their 5-week-old son.

“The facts of this case, to me, are outrageous,” Common Pleas Judge Anthony M. Mariani told Brian Foley, 29, whom the judge convicted in January of cruelty to animals and recklessly endangering another person. “Maybe you were drunk. But being drunk was no excuse for shooting a dog in a cage in the face.” Holly Hill Police Department Complaints.

Foley, who has attended more than 100 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and received his nine-month sobriety coin since the May 18 incident at his then-fiancee’s home along Moon Run Road in Robinson, got his commercial driver’s license and planned to start a job this week, said his attorney, Kenneth Fryncko Jr. Daytona AA Meetings Sunrise Park.

Foley said he is working to become a better person, by staying sober and having a good family life. Daytona Beach Narcotics Anonymous Meetings in Holly Hill and Daytona.

“There is not a day that goes by that I (don’t) think about that night,” he told the judge.

Police said Foley was drinking heavily at a backyard campfire the night of the shooting, before going inside the house. Brandi Francis, his former fiancée with whom he since has reconciled, told police she was outside smoking when she heard a gunshot. She walked inside to find her 6-month-old shepherd mix, Molly, shot in the face and a .22-caliber rifle in Foley’s hands. Orlando NA Meetings in Florida getting complaints.

Foley told police he was unloading the weapon and it accidentally went off. The dog survived but is partially blind. Their son was not injured. Marina Grande Condos.

When Foley’s father, Robert Foley, characterized the shooting as an “accident,” Mariani interrupted and told him he wouldn’t listen if he was going to proclaim his son’s innocence.

“He did mean to do this. (The gun) was pointed at a dog in a cage. That dog had no ability to move,” Mariani said. “You can’t make up for this after the fact.” Holly Hell Holly Hill Fl.


The Sober Truth Lance Dodes MD -The Surprising Failure of AA and Other 12 Steps Religious Organization

The Surprising Failures of 12 Steps

How a pseudoscientific, religious organization birthed the most trusted method of addiction treatment

Say you’ve been diagnosed with a serious, life-altering illness or psychological condition. In lieu of medication, psychotherapy, or a combination thereof, your doctor prescribes nightly meetings with a group of similarly afflicted individuals, and a set of 12 non-medical guidelines for recovery, half of which require direct appeals to God. What would you do?

Especially to nontheists, the concept of “asking God to remove defects of character” can feel anachronistic. But it is the sixth step in the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous—the prototype of 12-step facilitation (TSF), the almost universally accepted standard for addiction-recovery in America today

From its origins in the treatment of alcoholism, TSF is now applied to over 300 addictions and psychological disorders: drug-use, of course (Narcotics Anonymous), but also smoking, sex and pornography addictions, social anxiety, kleptomania, overeating, compulsive spending, problem-gambling, even “workaholism.”

Although AA does not keep membership records—the idea being pretty antithetical to the whole “anonymity” thing—the organization estimates that as of January 2013, more than 1 million Americans regularly attended meetings with one of roughly 60,000 groups. Dr. Lance Dodes, a recently retired professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, estimates about 5 million individuals attend one or more meetings in a given year. Indeed the 12-step empire is vast, but Dodes thinks it’s an empire built on shaky foundations.

In his new book, released today, The Sober Truth: Debunking the Bad Science Behind 12-Step Programs and the Rehab Industry (co-written with Zachary Dodes), he casts a critical eye on 12-step hegemony; dissecting the history, philosophy, and ultimate efficacy of TSF, lending special scrutiny to its flagship program.

“Peer reviewed studies peg the success rate of AA somewhere between five and 10 percent,” writes Dodes. “About one of every 15 people who enter these programs is able to become and stay sober.” Continue reading

AA Member Sentenced for Punching 71 Year old Man During an AA Meeting

Doug Stekkinger

           Doug Stekkinger

Man to be Sentenced for Punching Elderly Victim

Thursday, February 13, 2014

A 48-year-old Santa Barbara man who punched a 71-year-old man during an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be sentenced to up to nine years in state prison on Friday.

Doug Stekkinger was found guilty of three felony charges including elder abuse, assault by means of force likely to cause great bodily injury, and battery with serious bodily injury. Stekkinger was also convicted of a special allegation that he inflicted great bodily injury on someone 70 years of age or older, which would significantly increase the sentence.

On April 12, 2012, Stekkinger attended an AA meeting at the Veteran’s Memorial Building with his dog, Blue. A confrontation between the older man and Stekkinger ensued about whether or not dogs were allowed inside during meetings. Stekkinger subsequently punched the victim in the face, shattering his cheekbone in three places.

According to a statement from the DA’s Office, the “victim put his hand on Stekkinger’s shoulder and attempted to counsel him that dogs were not permitted on the premise during meetings.” Stekkinger plead not guilty to all felony counts, claiming he acted in self-defense and that the man grabbed his neck before he punched him. The case went to trial, which lasted three days. AA Daytona Beach Meetings Holly Hill, Port Orange and Daytona.

“This is a travesty — one punch,” said Ted Stekkinger, Doug’s older brother in November. “AA is supposed to be a place for serenity.” He said his brother has lived in Santa Barbara for about 25 years and had been “straightening himself out.”

“If someone grabs you, what do you do?” Ted went on. “Stop and ask to see their ID? ‘Oh, you’re 69, I can punch you.’ Or, ‘Oh, you’re 70, I can’t punch you,” added Ted, who is a retired police officer. Deland Drug Court Michael Jewell and Judge Will AA Meetings.

According to the District Attorney’s Office, Stekkinger has an additional conviction on his record, but prosecutors wouldn’t go into detail on the previous case. Recent police reports indicate Stekkinger was also arrested for misdemeanor sexual battery on October 8 after detectives obtained an arrest warrant for him after he allegedly grabbed the buttocks of a 23-year-old woman at a beer festival in late September. He has been in custody since his November assault conviction. Holly Hill Commissioners problems.


It is About Time Alcoholics Anonymous is Challenged

AA should’ve been challenged and quashed before it got off the ground! Better late than never though.

It’s Time We Challenged Alcoholics Anonymous


By John Johnson,  Newser Staff Posted Feb 11, 2014

(NEWSER) – A slew of new books is challenging the 75-year “hegemony” of Alcoholics Anonymous, and Maia Szalavitz at Pacific Standard thinks it’s about time. Over the decades, it’s become nearly an accepted truth in this country that AA is the one and only path to sobriety. And sure, the 12-step program that demands participants surrender to a “higher power” is the right path for some, but it is most definitely not the right path for everyone. “For what other medical condition does 90 percent of the treatment consist of meetings and prayer?” asks Szalavitz. Daytona AA and NA meetings Holly Hill Florida.

Indeed, one of the problems with AA’s “non-medical and moralistic” approach “is that addiction continues to be seen by many people as a moral failing rather than a disease.” Another? One of the biggest studies of recovery found that the vast majority of addicts kick their habit “without any treatment—professional or self-help—regardless of whether the drug involved is alcohol, crack, methamphetamine, heroin, or cigarettes,” writes Szalavitz. That’s something our booming rehab culture isn’t eager to spread around. Click for the full column, which includes a list of the recent books taking on AA. NA Daytona Beach.


Philip Seymour Hoffman Attended AA meetings Shortly Before His Death

Alcoholics Anonymous fails another celebrity- Philip Seymour Hoffman is now dead after the 12 steps filled his head that he had a disease and a ton of other Bill W. Mantra.

Philip Seymour Hoffman spotted at AA meeting shortly before his death

NEW YORK –  Friends and family streamed in and out of Mimi O’Donnell’s house on Tuesday as she made preparations to bury her longtime partner, and the father of her three children, Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Celebrities including Annie Leibovitz and Bobby Canavale paid their respects, as O’Donnell made preparations to hold a private wake and funeral this week.

A few blocks away from O’Donnell’s house, and a few blocks further from where Hoffman died, sits the 50 Perry St Workshop, which hosts AA and NA meetings, many of which Hoffman attended. Daytona NA and AA Meetings in Port Orange and Daytona Beach.

In fact, an AA member told FOX411 he spotted Hoffman at a meeting just about a week before the actor died. The source told us the actor came to an 8:30 p.m. meeting and didn’t appear to be drunk or high.

“[Hoffman told the group] ‘I’m doing OK. Little situation in life. Life still shows up,” the source recalled.

Eddie Donohoe, 58, said he used to see the star at meetings as well.

“He used to come to meetings, I guess he was trying,” Donohoe said. “Usually people don’t come to meetings if they pick up, because people will know if they’re high.”

Donohoe, who said he was in meetings with Hoffman at least a dozen times, said the actor seemed like a nice guy when he came to the center.

“He was regular guy, he was polite and well dressed, very sociable with people,” he said. “He would come in daytime or evening. Last time I saw couple months ago. People surrounded him. He had his own clique.”

Donohoe said you don’t have to say anything in the meetings, but Hoffman would often speak to the group. Smart Recovery online meetings for courts and probation.

“He would speak. Sometimes he would share. He might raise his hand and say something, what he was going through that day,” Donohoe said.

Hoffman’s death hit the group hard, according to Donohoe.

“Everybody [at the meeting] was sad about him dying,” he said.

Hoffman, 46, was found dead in his apartment Sunday of an apparent heroin overdose.


AA Member / Violent Sex Offender Kill Young Teens in Home Invasion-Akron Brothers Accused in Barberton killings


Police arrested 22-year-old Michael Hendon, left, and 30-year-old Eric Hendon Friday. The brothers are charged with three counts of aggravated murder in the death of two Barberton teens and their father in a New Year’s Eve attempted robbery.(Courtesy of Barberton Police Department)

Akron brothers accused in Barberton killings set to appear in court Wednesday

BARBERTON, Ohio — Two brothers accused of killing two teenagers and their father on New Year’s Eve are scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.

Michael Deon Hendon, 22, and Eric Donta Hendon, 30, are each charged with three counts of aggravated murder. Their initial appearance is set for 1 p.m. in Barberton Municipal Court.

Police arrested the men Friday, accusing them of targeting John Kohler and Ronda Blankenship’s 7th Street NE apartment to rob of drugs and money, according to a release. Police have not said what led them to that conclusion.

Kohler, 42, his stepdaughter, Ashley Carpenter, 18, and son David Kohler-Carpenter, 14, were each shot to the head. Ashley and David were pronounced dead at the scene, and Kohler was kept alive on life support until Friday afternoon, the Summit County Medical Examiner said. Continue reading

After Blinding a Man With a Beer Bottle This Women Goes to AA Meetings

In a gruesome violent brutal attack this women joined in and committed more horrible vicious crimes against the victim. She went to AA after blinding this man for life and received a slap on the wrist by the court. No one is to dangerous or sick for AA or NA meetings. Beware- this is difficult to read.

“As the attack continued, Clause reached into the vehicle with a broken, jagged beer bottle and shoved it into Martin’s right eye, twisting and dragging it down his cheek. He is now permanently blind in that eye.”

“She said was trying to turn her life around by attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and receiving counselling. She said she wants to get her Grade 12 diploma and possibly go to college.”


Woman jailed in beer bottle attack

A 26-year-old woman, who blinded a man with a broken beer bottle during a vicious attack at a 2010 party, was sentenced Thursday to 2 ½ years in custody less time served. NA Daytona Area Meetings in Holly Hill, Ormond Beach and Port Orange.

Kelli Lynn Clause was credited with 12 months for time spent behind bars, leaving 18 months yet to be served. Volusia County Drug Court and AA and NA Meetings.

Clause was convicted by a jury of aggravated assault after a three-week trial held in Cayuga in April 2013. Continue reading

Baby Slapping Man Goes to Daily AA Meetings Before Sentencing by Judge

Joe Hundley slapped a baby so hard on a flight it left a scratch. Like many do he ran to AA meetings, most likely to impress the judge in hoping for a lighter sentence. We shall see on Monday. Actually many people who abuse children go to AA and NA meeting to comply with family court. 

Man in toddler slapping case to be sentenced

Sunday, January 5, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) — A man who admitted to having slapped a crying toddler on an Atlanta-bound flight is set to appear in court Monday for sentencing.

Joe Rickey Hundley pleaded guilty in October after reaching a plea agreement with federal prosecutors. Hundley used a racial slur to refer to the 19-month-old boy and then hit him under the right eye as the flight from Minneapolis began its descent to the Atlanta airport, authorities have said.

The misdemeanor simple assault charge carries a possible prison sentence of up to a year and a fine of up to $100,000. Prosecutors have recommended a sentence of six months in prison, but Hundley reserved his right to argue for a lower sentence. Prosecutors are not recommending any specific fine. Hundley has agreed to pay any restitution ordered by the court.

The judge is not required to follow the recommendations in the plea agreement when he sentences Hundley.

The agreement also requires Hundley to enter a drug or alcohol treatment program and attend anger management classes. He told the judge in October that he had been attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings almost daily since March and has already enrolled in an anger management class. Continue reading

AA Member John Michael Siscoe Declared a Dangerous Offender and Sentenced in the Worst Case of Torture In Canada

John Michael Siscoe.John Michael Siscoe

This is one of the case of torture in Canada. John Siscoe met his victim in an AA meeting. This one an extremely sick twisted dangerous man who was a 12 stepper looking for another victim to brutally attack. 

A dangerous offender designation is reserved for only the worst of Canadian criminals — and an indeterminate sentence is the harshest possible penalty.

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John Michale Siscoe: ‘Sick and deviant’ abuser’s dark, cruel history revealed in court

An abused child turned “horrific” abuser, who confined and tortured a friend in his home for nearly three months, was declared a dangerous offender  Friday.

By:  GTA,  News reporter, Published on Fri Dec 06 2013

Warning: extremely graphic content.

 For nearly three months John Michael Siscoe confined and tortured his lover’s husband in a Toronto apartment. John Siscoe met him at an AA meeting.

When the man was not kept in a tiny bloodstained closet, Siscoe beat him with broomsticks and hammers, poured lighter fluid all over his body and set it alight, cut him with razor blades, stuck him with pins, viciously sexually assaulted him and threatened to kill both him and his parents. Orange Papers does AA work?

Often the man’s wife, then pregnant with Siscoe’s child, watched. The woman, who like both her husband and Siscoe is developmentally delayed, was sentenced to eight years in prison in May. NA and AA Daytona meetings in Port Orange, Holly Hill and Ormond Beach.

By the end, the man was so battered and broken that if the police hadn’t found him on Jan. 19, 2010, he would be dead, said Justice John McMahon.

On Friday McMahon declared Siscoe a dangerous offender and sentenced him to indefinite incarceration. McMahon called him a “sick and deviant individual” capable of “human depravity of such a nature that it shocks the conscience.” Continue reading

Milwaukee Who Man Died in AA Meeting From Alcohol Withdrawals 12 Years Ago Identified

Mystery solved: A man whose identity remained a mystery for 12 years after he slumped over dead in a 2001 Milwaukee AA meeting has been identified as this man, 53-year-old Oliveros Perdomo

What I find sad about this story is here is a man who wanted to quit drinking, and quit drinking without proper medical treatment. He went to an AA meeting instead and died. People are being sent to AA meetings without the medical help they need to deal with withdrawals from quitting drinking cold turkey. Stop sending people to a religious cult!

Mystery man who died at Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in 2001 was divorcee, 53, who was thrown out of his ex wife’s house and never seen again

  • The man had no identification and no one at the Milwaukee AA meeting knew him
  • No family or friends ever came forward to positively identify him
  • Thanks to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System at the U.S. Department of Justice, the man has been identified as Oliveros Perdomo, 53, and his remaining family notified

Milwaukee Co. officials identify man who died during Alcoholics Anonymous meeting 12 years ago

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: December 2, 2013

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee County officials have identified a man who died more than 12 years ago while trying to get help for his drinking problem at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting.

No one knew the name of 53-year-old Oliveros Perdomo when he walked into the Milwaukee meeting in 2001, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

He also had no identification on him when he collapsed beneath a sign that read, “But for the grace of God…”

Tests later revealed he died from a withdrawal seizure due to chronic alcoholism.

“It was like he ran out of breath,” AA member Jose Gonzalez said at the time.

For months, authorities tried to identify him. Police showed his morgue photo to people in the neighborhood where he was last seen. The same photo appeared in newspapers and on television. People searching for missing loved ones became aware of the case, but left the morgue disappointed. Continue reading

Alcoholics Anonymous Evicted from Rental Space after 21 Years

Alcoholic Anonymous asked to vacate civic premises after 21 yrs

That is an understatement that they said AA is not an educational program. AA scamed this country long enough for cheap rent. Hopefully more will follow when they realize what a scam AA is.

Alcoholic Anonymous asked to vacate civic premises after 21 yrs
By Chaitanya Marpakwar, Mumbai Mirror | Oct 10, 2013
The eviction notice, issued a few days ago, is part of the BMC drive to reclaim its classrooms
The organization runs its national head office from a Byculla municipal school, which BMC wants back as part of its drive to reclaim its classrooms.Alcoholics Anonymous, the international organization devoted to help problem drinkers kick the bottle, has been asked by BMC to vacate the municipal school premises in Byculla, which has been the organisation’s India head office for the last 21 years.The eviction notice, issued a few days ago, is part of the BMC drive to reclaim its classrooms from NGOs and similar organisations who are not involved in ‘education-related’ activities. Continue reading

NA Meetings Disrupts California Chico State University Student Neighborhood by Harassing Young Women

This building on Cherry Street holds Narcotics Anonymous meetings in a student neighborhood. PHOTO BY TOM GASCOYNE

Here is another neighborhood having problems with NA Meetings. We can sure relate to this in our parks in Holly Hill Florida Volusia County. We have both AA and NA meetings with a long history of violating park rules and threatening and harassing citizens. I hope these Chico students can get some relief.

Compatibility concerns

Unease over location of Narcotics Anonymous meetings

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The landlords and parents of Chico State students who reside near the intersection of Cherry and Sixth streets are a bit up in arms these days over a new neighbor who’s moved into the building that for years housed Ed’s Printing.

The new neighbor is technically the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, a local church that hosts Narcotics Anonymous meetings in the building. The meetings began in May. The building, located at 550 Cherry St., is owned by the “Gordon G. Living Grier Trust.”

The concerns voiced by the landlords and parents are directed at the people who come to the 17 weekly NA meetings, stand outside the building and smoke cigarettes, and, according to some, spread needles on the sidewalks. They also allegedly go through trash receptacles and make unsavory remarks to the young women who live nearby or walk past on their way to school. AA and NA Daytona Meetings in Port Orange and Holly Hill.

Robert Combs is the parent of a student currently attending Chico State. He says his daughter and roommate had to move out of a nearby house because of the presence of attendees at the NA meetings. Combs is a Chico State graduate and is president of the school’s Parent Advisory Council.

In an email titled “Has Chico Lost its Sense of Place?” Combs writes that his daughter “was very concerned to see those seeking counseling were loitering outside the facility prior to meetings, smoking, going through the students’ garbage and making lewd comments to our young adults, many of whom are on their own for the first time.” Continue reading

Daytona Beach Community Bayberry Lakes Builds New Park and Playground to Keep Out Sex Offenders

What a great idea not having sex  predators that go to NA Daytona and AA Daytona meetings from living near the playgrounds!

Daytona Beach neighborhood builds park to keep out Sex Offenders

Children enjoy their new park in Daytona Beach’s Bayberry Lakes neighborhood. Homeowners association leaders put in the park so the law that prohibits sex offenders from living near parks can be invoked. Florida Department of Law Enforcement records showed Monday that 52 sex offenders were living in the neighborhood’s ZIP code.


Published: Tuesday, August 27, 2013

DAYTONA BEACH — Bayberry Lakes’ new playground, with its slides and monkey bars, is more than a fun place for kids to play: It is also the community’s preemptive strike against sex offenders. Holly Hill Hollyland Park Sex Predators and NA Meetings.

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The playground was strategically placed to cover an open zone where sex offenders could have moved into the community off LPGA Boulevard.

The playground appears to be the first in either Volusia or Flagler counties built to block sex offenders from moving in to a community. A spokeswoman with the state Department of Corrections said she did not know of any other community in the state that had taken such an initiative. Sheriff’s Offices in Volusia and Flagler counties said they had not heard of a community doing such a thing. Sunrise Park Holly Hill and Sexual Predators.

It was the idea of J. Ryan Will, a Bayberry Lakes resident who also happens to be a prosecutor for the local State Attorney’s Office.

“I just started looking for ways to keep sex offenders out of the neighborhood and I knew from my job that there were residency requirements with respect to parks and playgrounds,” Will said.

The community of 328 homes is nearly built out and already had Champion Elementary School in the north end and a park in its community center at the other end, each one creating zones where sex offenders could not live.

State law bars sex offenders whose victims were younger than 16 from living within 1,000 feet of a school, child care facility, park or playground. A similar Daytona Beach city ordinance is stricter, excluding sex offenders and sex predators from living within 2,500 feet of such facilities. Continue reading

Atheist Parolee Forced to Attend 12 Step Drug Treatment Program Wins Federal Appeal for Monetary Damages

Barry A. Hazle Jr.

Now we are talking! Yes!

Atheist parolee wins federal appeal, is entitled to damages in rights case

By Denny Walsh

Published: Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013 – 12:00 am
Last Modified: Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013 – 9:20 am

An atheist parolee who was sent back to prison after he balked at participating in a religious-oriented drug treatment program must receive monetary compensation, a federal appellate court ruled Friday. Volusia County Drug Court and St. Johns County Drug Court.

The ruling overturned the verdict of a Sacramento jury, which decided that Barry A. Hazle Jr. was not entitled to monetary damages, even though his constitutional rights had been violated. The 13 Step The Film Monica Richardson.

Hazle did a year in state prison on a drug conviction. When he got out, his parole agent, over Hazle’s strong objections, forced him to enter a treatment program that required acknowledgment of a higher power.

Hazle continued to complain, so he was removed from the program and arrested. His parole was revoked and he was thrown back in prison for an additional three months and 10 days. NA Daytona Meetings at Hollyland Park run off park patrons by intimidation.

In September 2008, Hazle sued California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation officials. Six weeks later, the department issued a directive that parole agents may not compel a parolee to take part in religious-themed programs. A parolee who objects should be referred to nonreligious treatment, the directive said, citing federal case law.

U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. found that Hazle’s forced participation in the program ran “afoul of the prohibition against the state’s favoring religion in general over non-religion,” thus violating rights guaranteed him by the Constitution.

But, when the case went to trial on the issue of money, the jury refused to award damages for his loss of liberty and emotional distress. Holly Hill City Commissioners under scrutiny.

Burrell denied Hazle’s motion for a new trial, ruling he had forfeited a challenge to the verdict by not objecting before the jury was discharged, and that the jury did not find a specific defendant responsible for damages.

A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Burrell is wrong on multiple issues. Continue reading

Sexual Predators are Thriving In Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous Meetings

The hands of AA are there.

Do Sexual Predators Thrive in Alcoholics Anonymous? YES!

When I got sober at 17, AA welcomed me with open arms. I didn’t know back then that some of them were dangerous.

By Lily Weinstein

The good news is, you can be anything you want to be in AA. A writer, a flamenco dancer, a bank robber. I’ve met sober drug dealers and sober Oscar-winners. We’re nothing if not diverse, and to my mind, that’s one of the greatest blessings of the program. There’s a richness and breadth of experience in the rooms that’s unlike any other place I’ve been.

The bad news is, you can also be a sexual predator. Volusia County Drug Court.

I got sober at 17. For all of my drinking and drugging, I was still pretty naive. I had never had a boyfriend, I was a virgin, and I’d maybe kissed three boys ever. I was still a kid in all the important ways, except for the fact that I was a blackout drinker.

I thought young people’s meetings would be a safe place to clean myself up, but it turns out, not so much. Without knowing it, I was becoming a target.

I wish someone had told me, “Just because a guy has long-term sobriety doesn’t mean he isn’t going to take advantage of you.”

The young people’s meetings I went to all over Los Angeles featured a revolving cast of men that I would call perverts. They weren’t the obvious kind of creeps, either, with windowless white vans and long trench coats. They looked like everyone else at the meetings: tattooed and cool and smoking cigarettes.

These men swarmed me, as they did every other newcomer too young and inexperienced to distinguish between the loving hand of AA and the clammy hand of a predator. They welcomed me to the meetings, they gave me over-long hugs, they offered me smokes when I was still too young to buy my own. I felt absolutely enveloped by the program. I had never had so many people pay attention to me in my life.

But what I thought of as harmless flirting—and all flirting is harmless when you’re 17 and your curfew is 10 pm—these men rightly interpreted as vulnerability.

There was J, who asked me to his house to “read the Big Book.” When I arrived and asked what we were going to read, he laughed and showed me to his bedroom. I let him kiss me and grope me because I didn’t know I was allowed to say no. He was a grown-up; I was a kid. He’d been sober 15 years; I’d been sober a few months. He was in his 30s; I was 17. My parents had taught me to respect adults, and that’s what I thought I was doing. It can’t be wrong or immoral if J is doing it, I thought; he has a million sponsees and he’s a grown-up. NA Daytona Area Meetings refuse to pay rent to for Holly Hill Meetings.

There was C, who was 36 and also had double-digit sobriety. He had a daughter a few years younger than me. It’s strange to look back and call it rape—because I’ve been assaulted under much less ambiguous circumstances—but that’s absolutely what it was.

Part of what was so pernicious about these experiences was that no one was pointing a gun to my head. At the time, I felt like I was just doing the AA things that everyone talked about: having fun, blowing off steam, and enjoying that we-made-it-off-the-Titanic camaraderie. I didn’t know enough to be terrified when C told me to call him Daddy.

The problem, in my opinion, is systemic. AA is designed for adults, for people who have years of hard-won knowledge behind them, adults who do things like smoke, gamble, get tattoos and have sex. Yay for adulthood! All that stuff is fun.

But what happens when you throw teenagers into the mix—teenagers who, for all their posturing and pretension, are still children, albeit with grown-up bodies? We’re like fish in a barrel. Holly Hill AA and NA Meetings in Parks.

One of the seminal moments in my sobriety happened when I was about 19. I was at a meeting—one of the biggest in LA—with my best girlfriend. The speaker that night was a handsome guy in his early 40s. He was charming and funny: think George Clooney with tattoos and a former heroin habit. He was about five minutes into his pitch when he casually announced that he used to rape women.

My best friend and I locked eyes—both of us had been sexually assaulted and just hearing the word rape was enough to raise the hairs on our arms. We were dumbfounded that this man was coolly admitting that part of his alcoholic “bottom” was forcing women to have sex with him. For him, raping women was just another part of “what happened.”

It wasn’t his confession alone that was so disturbing, though. It was the room’s reaction—non-reaction, actually. No one stormed out of the meeting. No one threw rotten fruit. I don’t even remember seeing anyone else look uncomfortable.

The message I got that night was deafening: AA will accept you no matter what you did in your drinking days. You can even be a confessed rapist. Continue reading



Monica Richardson grass roots founder to stop 13 stepping in AA, financial scams, sexual abuse and murder and rape in Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, will be interviewed by Katie Couric Tuesday July 16th 2013 at 3:00 p.m. Along with with well known author Gabrielle Glaser for her new book that was released by Simon and Shuster  ” Her Best Kept Secret- Why Women Drink and How They Can Regain Control”.

A Must Watch! 



Gabrielle Glaser in her book explains why AA is not the answer for many women and also interviewed Monica Richardson for her book that she devotes an entire chapter to.


Monica Richardson discusses as a previous 36 year AA member about the dangers of court mandates and the crime that happens when you co mingle vulnerable members of society and violent court mandates and sexual predators. Court mandating is being done against people’s constitutional rights as AA has been determined to be religious enough that no one should be forced to go. Yet this happens in our courts every day by Judges.

This information about the ineffectiveness and the real dangers of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous is much needed to inform the public that there is more effective treatment and that AA or NA is not a safe place to send your loved ones- especially teens.

Monica Richarson has a website   www.leavingaa.com  and http://stop13stepinaa.wordpress.com/  that is a must read for those that want to learn more about these important issues. She also has her own popular Blog Talk Radio at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/saferecovery

She was interviewed by Big John Radio Show in Daytona Beach about 2 years ago that sent a wake up call to many listeners. Monica did an interview herself with a local business owner who had been threatened by Daytona AA and Daytona NA members in the City of Holly Hill with no help from Holly Hill PD or the City of Holly Hill in Volusia County Florida. Those events inspired the website www.nadaytona.org about the  12 step madness in Holly Hill and around the world.

Another Woman On Her Way to AA Meeting Gets in Car Accident

Car accidents caused by woman allegedly on her way to AA meeting 

By Karen Workman
Posted:   05/09/2013

Woman gets in series of accidents, tells police she was heading to AA meeting

A Michigan woman who is accused of causing several car accidents Monday later told officers she was on her way to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. The 42-year-old, who has not been named, failed sobriety tests but had no alcohol in her system, police say. After she was arrested, however, police say they found prescription pills in her purse, including some that were not prescribed to her. She’s accused of hitting one car, knocking it into another and then hitting an SUV, which crashed into the lobby of an adult education building.


AA Member Investment Broker Nicholas Polito Sentenced to Prison In Ponzi Scheme

AA Member Nicholas Polito sent to prison for ripping off his clients at PNC Bank in Ponzi  scheme.

Prison Term, Restitution For Bank Fraud Scheme

Posted on: 11:54 am, April 29, 2013, by 

WILKES-BARRE — A former investment broker who admitted to swindling more than a half million dollars from his clients learned his fate Monday.

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Narcotics Anonymous Member Threatens to Kill Everybody at NA Meeting Inside Delray Beach Church

Man already wanted for threatening to kill at a church now accused of impersonating Boynton cop photo

Narcotics Anonymous member Tair Karimov threatend to shoot up people attending an NA meeting and killing everybody in January. This man was Baker Acted on December 25th 2012. Later he pretended to be an undercover cop and robbed someone.

The pastor of the church was not very happy of not being told of the incident at his church as stated here.The pastor of the church, Dr. Charles Mory, told WPBF 25 News he was never made aware of the threats.

“I have people arriving here all the time and I’m sure when they get out of their car they think this is a safe place,” Mory said. “So, yes, I think we should have been notified.”

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Man Arrested For Shooting Up Neighbors Cabin Then Bonds Out and Goes To AA Meetings


 AA Member  David R. Willer 66, is found guilty of felony endangering safety by reckless use of a firearm. This after he fired into a neighbors cabin. Now this guy is crazy! You have got to read this article. The court did an evaluation on him saying he had a narcissistic personality disorder and characteristics of a sociopath. In jail he threatened to kill the jailers, the SWAT team that arrested him and stack them like a cord of wood. The SWAT team found 14 firearms at his house. He had previously threatened to kill his own wife and burn a house down.

After the arrest, he gets out on bond and goes to a 12 step Rehab at Resurrection Behavioral Health in Chicago. Then he goes to AA meetings! Yes! Just the kind of man you would want to hold hands with in AA, right?

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Man Convicted of Raping Cousin is Mandated to AA Meetings

We need to talk about rape by AA members. We need to talk about rapist being mandated by our court system to NA and AA meetings. We need to talk about teens and rapist co-mingling in 12 step meetings.We need to talk about 13 stepping in Alcoholics Anonymous. We need to talk about AA World Services voting to do nothing about sexual abuse in Alcoholics Anonymous. Let’s hold AA responsible. We need to mandate AA to prevent sexual abuse by AA members. Continue reading

Daytona AA Member James Maxwell Pleads Guilty to Rape Of 9 Year Old Girl

Daytona AA member James Maxwell, who had been mandated to AA meetings for repeatedly stabbing a Daytona Beach prostitute in the chest, pleads guilty for raping a 9 year old little girl. He also is charged with the murder of 2 women. The courts mandated this sicko to AA meetings knowing that prostitutes, other vulnerable women, children and teens would also be attending. Volusia County Child Protective Services needs to look at this growing problem. In fact Stewart Marchman and Vince Carter Sanctuary send teenagers to Volusia County AA and NA meetings. Complaints have been filed with the Governor, yet they continue to send them.


Joseph Reiner (Booking Photo)

Joseph Reiner Convicted Killer

A SEVEN-MONTH INVESTIGATION of the Michigan Department of Corrections revealed shocking problems: Agents failed to properly supervise ex-cons accused in a recent series of high-profile murders,  many weren’t sent back to prison for new crimes or failed drug tests. This has cost the lives of many innocent victims.

Joseph Reiner is an example of the system gone awry. He was a heroin addict and had been mandated to 12 step treatment centers and AA meetings. He was convicted this year of killing a 69 year old woman. Across this country ex-cons like Joseph Reiner are mandated to AA meetings, putting other members in grave danger.

Sex Offender felon Alan Wood and Felon Tonia Watson who went to NA Meetiings together, murdered 80 year Nancy Dailey while Alan Wood was an absconder from the law and on probation.

This investigation exposes the tragic  violent crimes that are being comitted by ex-cons on parole like murder and rape.

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