Man Charged With Pulling Handgun on Two Men Goes to AA Meetings is Given Light Sentence

AA Member Andrew Peterson got the  AA get out of jail card by getting a 6 month suspended sentence after he attended AA meetings prior to sentencing. This is very common for attorneys to tell their clients to go to AA meetings because it will look good to the court. So even before the courts mandate 12 step meetings, attorneys nationwide are encouraging the criminals they represent to go to AA and NA Meetings.

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Violent Sex Offender Alcoholics Anonymous Member On The Run After AA Meeting

AA Member and violent sex offender Jafford Smith, is on the run after attending a local AA meeting on Main St in Montana. It is not an uncommon practice to allow prisoners to leave prison or pre-release centers to go into the general public to attend AA meetings. Continue reading


AA Member and Pedophile Sean Calahan was sent to jail for preying on women in Alcoholics Anonymous. This man had been arrested in the past for sexually molesting a 12 year old boy.He was mandated to AA Meetings and sex offender counseling on a deferred sentenced. He also was found with multiple shotguns!

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Man Endangered Family With Gun and Sword is Mandated to Anger Management and Alcoholics Anonymous

This man went ballistic on his family shooting his gun and using a sword. In sentencing he was mandated to anger management meetings, Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and a mental health evaluation.

Shepherd man admits endangering family with gun, sword

Gazette Staff | Posted: Monday, March 12, 2012 2:38 pm

Anger Management

A 45-year-old Shepherd man pleaded guilty Monday in District Court to a felony charge for shooting a gun and swinging a sword in his home where children were present.

Robert Douglas Herring appeared before Judge G. Todd Baugh and admitted to a single charge of felony criminal endangerment. Herring was allowed to remain free on a posted $30,000 bond while awaiting a sentencing hearing on May 8.
A plea agreement calls for Herring to receive a three-year deferred sentence. Prosecutors will also ask a judge to order Herring to undergo mental health and chemical dependency evaluations and follow all treatment recommendations.
The agreement also seeks an order requiring Herring to participate in Alcoholics Anonymous, complete anger management and parenting classes, write a sincere letter of apology to the victims and seek full-time employment.
Herring was charged for an incident on Jan. 25 at a residence on Bea’s Lane in Shepherd. During a 911 call, dispatchers heard gunshots and the caller said his father, Herring, had fired several times and might have hit his brother.
Seven other people, including four children, were inside the house at the time of the incident.
No one was injured in the gunfire, but witnesses said Herring fired at least four times and grabbed a sword when he ran out of bullets. Herring slashed two walls, a ceiling, a window, drapes and a light fixture with the sword before his wife was able to take the weapon from him.

Veteran Drug Treatment Courts Mandate Alcoholics Anonymous

It appears even the veterans of this country are having their constitutional rights trampled on by the court system as well. Veteran Drug Treatment Courts are mandating Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings.

At one of the meetings with the court team it is said that ‘All have addictions or mental illnesses that were factors in their criminal activity.’ I wonder if they are really getting professional help for the mental illness or addictions
they have.

Here we have in black and white that the mentally ill criminals are mixed in with minors.

Veterans Treatment Courts

Gazette opinion: Court marshals community to rebuild vets’ lives

Posted: Sunday, February 19, 2012

LARRY MAYER/Billings Gazette
Veterans treatment court team members gather with District Judge Mary Jane Knisely on Wednesday.

Twelve people sat around the jury table next door to a sixth-floor courtroom and a few more sat along the wall. Shortly after daybreak Wednesday, the Yellowstone County Impaired Driving Court and Veterans Treatment Court team assessed the past week’s progress and problems for 42 offenders. Most have convictions for drunken or drugged driving. Five are military veterans. All have addictions or mental illnesses that were factors in their criminal activity.
At 9 a.m., the courtroom was nearly full when Knisely called the first name, a veteran making his first court appearance since completing a 90-day jail-based addiction treatment. Now out of jail and living with other veterans at Independence Hall, he is attending regular Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and looking for a job.
“You have 104 days sober today,” Knisely told him, presenting him with coins for 30, 60 and 90 days of sobriety. “Congratulations, we’re happy to see you.”
Everyone in the courtroom applauded.