Floyd Nadeau AA sponsor, finally reported Bob Ryder 20, sponsee in the murder of Danita Brown 38. Police had asked at a meeting before about the wherabouts of the murderer,but they lied to police.
LEWISTON — An Alcoholics Anonymous member’s story began with the arrival of a Lewiston police officer.
A uniformed cop trying to find somebody — apparently a suspect in a crime — marched into the middle of an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. He told the group who he was looking for and asked if they’d seen him.
“This is an anonymous program,” the member told him. “No one’s going to tell you if he’s here or not.” A moment later, the frustrated officer walked out, and the meeting resumed.
The suspect had been there the whole time, seated in the front row.
“It was his choice to identify himself or not,” the member said. And each person attending the meeting chose silence rather than break with AA’s 76-year history.
People who attend are anonymous. And what’s said among its members is secret.
“It’s commonly accepted that you don’t go blabbing around what you’ve heard,” said another longtime member.
Yet, some secrets are bigger than others.
Narcotics Anonymous Daytona Beach Fl has the same practice of keeping crimes to themselves.Check out the article ‘The Rude Awakening’ in the stories section written by a local citizen who was the victim of this dangerous practice.