Sex offender arrested for attending church that had Daycare and Sunday School on the premises. How often does this happen across this country in all our churches with mandated sex predators attending NA meetings and AA meeting in the church basements? Does the Pastors of these churches even realize that AA is bringing sex predators and violent felons to their churches? Does their insurance policies cover ‘sexual molestation’ for the 12 step meetings? What about the AA’s groups insurance policy-is the church named in the policy? How much coverage is it, and does it cover abuse and molestation? Important questions churches need to be asking themselves. Not to mention they are allowing the pagan religion of AA to worship in Christian Churches.
12 Step Stewart Marchman Act Adolescent Facilty has fired Corey Hodges 34, over allegations of sexually abusing minor girls at the facility. Corey Hodges had been arrested in 2007 on felony charges for bringing drugs into the Tomoka Correctional Institution while working there as a correctional officer. The charges were dropped after he went through the Stewart Marchman ADI Level 1 program (anti-drug initiative) diversion program. How did this man get employment as a “Child Specialist” at Stewart Marchman Act after that ? What kind of background checks do they do? What training did he have? Continue reading
“A lot of kids don’t make it in AA ” according to Jack who runs Las Vegas AA because they are kids. Actually Alcoholics Anonymous fails teenagers in so many ways. AA actually does not have any meetings just for minors. Continue reading
When Kenneth Wilkinson, 22 was a minor he was mandated to Alcoholics Anonymous for 60 days. With the court not allowing him to drive until he was 21 also put pressure on the youth. How do you get to 60 AA Meetings when you can’t drive?
For reasons unknown, this man dragged his 84 year old grandfather who had Alzheimer’s, behind his truck for 6 miles to his death. One can’t help but feel that maybe sending a minor to AA meetings was NOT what this boy needed. He did not go to all of the AA meetings. Most minors do not feel comfortable with the message of powerlessness, or the fact that most participants are much older. Yet some courts are sending minors to AA and NA meetings, even though they have no meetings specifically for them.
Willits man charged with murder appears in court
By TIFFANY REVELLE The Daily Journal
Updated: 03/21/2012 02:11:59 PM PDT
Kenneth Wilkinson, 22, was in Mendocino County Superior Court today to be arraigned on a murder charge and a special allegation that he tortured his grandfather, Richard Mel Wilkinson, 84. Reliable sources said Tuesday that the younger Wilkinson allegedly killed his grandfather by dragging him behind a truck for nearly six miles Saturday night while left to care for him for a few hours, possibly in a drug-induced psychosis. “He’s not a violent person,” Kenneth Wilkinson’s mother, Kris Pearce, said outside the courtroom Wednesday while waiting for the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Department to transport her son from county jail for his court appearance. “This is completely out of character for him.” Public Defender Linda Thompson took the case and said she needed a week to prepare for the young man’s arraignment, which was rescheduled for 8:30 a.m. March 29 in courtroom A. He remains at the jail under a no-bail hold in the meantime.
Pearce said her son had never been diagnosed with a mental illness but had struggled emotionally throughout his life, having been picked on at school as the “skinny kid.” As an adult, he had a drug and alcohol problem, but said his drinking wasn’t heavy, according to Pearce.
Kenneth had been in court in 2008 for an allegation that he had possessed alcohol as a minor, and had been put on a deferred judgment plan. The arrangement meant the charge would be dropped on the condition that he attend 60 days of Alcoholics Anonymous meetings
in the year’s length of the plan, but according to the Mendocino County Superior Court, he didn’t comply. Pearce said that sent him into a “vicious cycle,” where he could not get a driver’s license until he was 21, making it hard for him to get a job and take care of his court obligations.
These two Mom’s met at an AA meeting and ended up starting ‘Mothers With A Purpose’. If you notice all they are offering the teens is to attend AA and NA meetings. They do not point out that AA and NA have no meetings for minors. There are only adult meetings with court mandated felons. It is great to see an effort being put out to reach teens.
They need to offer them something other than the 12 step program. www.smartrecovery.org has teen literature for those that want to start a teen meeting in their area that is non-religious and science based.
Local Moms Fighting That Drug Problem on Our Doorstep
Meet the Pleasanton moms and founders of Mothers with a Purpose, who want to beat the pervasive drug problem through education.
By Autumn Johnson and Tanya Rose Email the authors March 8, 2012
In July of 2010, when Donna and Kelly spearheaded Mothers With a Purpose, a group that provides support and raises awareness for families battling prescription pill addictions, they had no idea they would end up foraging friendships from working through the pain. The duo met when Kelly recognized Donna’s son while attending an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting with her own son. The two mothers connected and realized their children were going through a similar battle of prescription drug addiction.
After meeting for hours and crying over the agony of the opiate addictions their children were fighting, they decided to take action and to start a support group. They have asked that their last names not be used, to protect the privacy of themselves and their families. Donna recruited other families in the community who were suffering from the same problem. The group rapidly grew from the two tenacious mothers to now close to 100 people.
“Forty years ago, addicts were seen as the scum of the earth,” said a former addict, who has spoken before the group about his own struggles in an effort to help Pleasanton kids who are suffering. “Today, it can be a child from a family that makes a million dollars. It’s not someone who lives in alleys; it’s your own neighborhoods.”
Mothers With a Purpose meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of every month at Foothill High School in Pleasanton. They welcome anyone who wants to attend and both say it takes courage to walk through the door of those meetings to face and work through their worst fears.
The former speaker said that before Mothers with a Purpose, there wasn’t really an organization out there solely for support.”The best way to get help was to talk to another parent in the same situation,” he said. “There’s no place to turn — it’s not like you can go to church and ask around. It’s really a hidden thing.”
“Everyone is hurting from something,” says Donna.
According to Donna, the mission statement of the group is to provide total awareness, support and resources to those children and families confronting and struggling with the disease of addiction.
The group, which has recently become a non-profit organization, has had overwhelming support from the Pleasanton Police Department, the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, the Mayor’s Office in Pleasanton and the Pleasanton Unified School District.
In addition to the bi-monthly meetings and a website that offers many resources, Donna and Kelly attend local drug and alcohol forums. They often bring children to speak who are recovering addicts. After the forums, parents usually thank the pair for their candor. Both agree that the disease of addiction, specifically prescription pill addiction, is a nation-wide problem. Locally, they say the knowledge of this problem in the schools and in the community still shocks residents.
Donna says every parent should have to go through a class before their kids start school. “[This experience] teaches you different areas you need to balance,” says Kelly. “I look at life differently now. When it happens, you are a fish out of water. It is a life-time journey.”
Donna says her biggest challenge in starting the group has been standing up in public forums. For Kelly, the biggest challenge has been getting parents to listen. “Listening is what is going to cause change,” said Kelly. “The only way to beat this is to educate people.”
“It is our recovery too,” added Donna. “If I had had this education growing up, maybe things would have been different,” the forum speaker said. “I didn’t even know what an alcoholic was; I just knew that I did drugs and I did it well and I loved it. Every day, I struggled with addiction but now I have tools so I don’t need to do drugs. I can cope with life.
“It is all about the parents being educated,” he says, noting that he knows of a parent of a drug-addicted teen who wanted to take her own life, because she didn’t know what else to do and felt so desperate.
The Judge lifted a ban on pictures being taken of T.J. Lane or his family after news circuits filed complaints. A win for photographers rights!
It appears T.J. Lane had been charged in the past with assault, and his brother was involved In Narcotics Anonymous for a heroin addiction when he was a minor.
CHARDON, Ohio – The tumultuous home life of T.J. Lane spun into violence on a Wednesday night in December 2009.
By Aaron Josefczyk, Reuters
T.J. Lane, 17, is escorted Tuesday into the Geauga County Courthouse Annex by deputies for his court appearance in Chardon, Ohio.
He was 15 and living with his older brother and younger sister at the home of his grandparents. They had taken custody of the kids after the children’s mother split with T.J.’s father, a sometimes steelworker with a record of domestic violence. The grandparents had gone out, leaving the kids with their 44-year-old uncle, John Breuning. The household was tense, police later noted, because T.J. had refused to go to a volunteer service job required by his school.
Around 8 p.m., according to a police report, T.J.’s 16-year-old brother got into a fight with Breuning, who wanted the boy to go to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting because of his “known heroin addiction.” T.J. joined the fray — he later said he was trying to protect his brother — and by the time police arrived, Breuning was bloodied and wanted to press charges against both boys.
T.J.’s grandparents returned, and the chaos continued. The grandmother “was difficult to calm down,” police later wrote, because she feared that Breuning’s charges would derail the older brother’s court-ordered drug rehabilitation program. She “continued to yell” at the boys, Breuning and his wife, who had called the police when the fight broke out.
A drunk UK Alcoholics Anonymous Treasurer was swinging a machete at his fiancee and her son. He then attacked the police car after it arrived and then chased the police car with his fiancee and her son in the cruiser! His attorney defended him in court stating he had stopped attending AA meetings. Look out for your local AA treasurer going off the wagon!
Peterborough, UK – Kevin Breedon, 34, had a bad night. Just after 2AM on October 30, UK police reportedly found the drunken Breedon waving an 18-inch machete at his fiancée and her 17-year-old son outside his home. It was not reported why.
For their safety, one of the responding officers immediately got the woman and her son into the back of his patrol car. According to court documents, Breedon responded by striking the vehicle repeatedly with the machete in a ‘frenzy of blows’ as the officer tried to drive away. The officer was able to drive away in an effort to get the subjects of Breedon’s ire to a local police station.
Court documents described that, after the patrol car had left, Breedon got into the woman’s Ford Focus to pursue them. In the chaos, though, Breedon had lost track of which patrol car his fiancée and her son were in and began pursuing the wrong police car.
Pursuing a police car… Hmmm…
In court, prosecutors described Breedon chasing the police car driven by Pc Barry Gray through the streets of the town of St. Neots. A local news account stated that “police were forced to drive at 70mph in a 30mph zone as [Breedon] chased them” in the Ford Focus. Breedon then got on the A428 where he reached speeds of up to 100mph, the court heard.
Breedon was eventually stopped and arrested. He was charged with affray (really spooky assault), possession of an offensive weapon, common assault, dangerous driving, drunk driving and criminal damage. He pleaded guilty to all charges. …but then he had to face sentencing.
“At one point he was driving alongside Pc Gray at 80mph looking directly at him. The officer said he was frightened, but managed to divert him out of the town centre.” Prosecutor Jonathan Seely told the court when regaling them with the account of the officer’s bravery.
Breedon’s defense attorney – acutely aware of the most clever methods to sway a court in her client’s favor – countered with the fact that her client’s drinking had intensified after he had stopped attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.
“This year [Breedon] had not been engaging with Alcoholics Anonymous and thought he could begin drinking socially,” defense attorney Elaine Havord said while apparently characterizing a drunken machete attack as ‘social drinking.’ She added, “[Breedon] had been appointed as treasurer of [his chapter of AA].” Impressive.
Unfortunately for Breedon, the presiding judge was unmoved by either Havord’s explanation or Breedon’s accolades from his peers.