AA Is a Public Nuisance Declares Attorney That Files Lawsuit In Washington State Against AA and Church

Here is yet another example of AA/NA groups being a public nuisance! This is a growing nationwide problem. The churches need to be held accountable as well as they are renting to groups without the proper zoning permits and are puttting their congregation in danger.

This is the Fort Sherman Chapel Group,District Area 92AA located in Washington State causing numerous problems for the neighborhood.

Attorney goes after AA group

A Fortgrounds attorney wants Alcoholics Anonymous to keep it down.

Out of frustration with a local AA group’s raucous gatherings, Edward W. Kok has filed legal action against the Washington State District Area 92 AA, Fort Sherman Chapel Group and unnamed AA members.

Kok (pronounced like Coke), who lives on Forest Drive, says his quality of life has been thwarted by the hubbub of AA meetings across the street at Fort Sherman Chapel.

“The actions of the defendants are offensive to the senses, are an obstruction to the free use of plaintiff’s property, so as to interfere with the comfortable enjoyment of life and property,” Kok wrote in a legal complaint filed in district court on Sept. 8.

Kok is representing himself.

The 53-year-old alleges that members of the group – who meet at the chapel every day at 8 a.m. and also Mondays at 5 p.m. – converse loudly before and after meetings.

“…The sound is as though the AA members are meeting in the plaintiff’s front yard,” the legal complaint reads.

Sometimes loud motors and conversation starts long before 7 a.m. and goes as late as 9 p.m., the document reads. Individuals’ cars have also blocked spaces for residents in the area.

It’s a public nuisance, according to Kok.

He also alleges that the group’s meetings are unlawful, as the gatherings take place without a special use permit required for religious organization or community meetings.

That means the Museum of North Idaho is at fault, as well, Kok reports, as the nonprofit corporation owns and operates the Fort Sherman Chapel.

“The defendant museum and perhaps AA as well knew or should have known” about the group’s use of the structure for years, the legal complaint states.

Efforts to find an individual claiming authority for the AA group have been futile, Kok wrote in his complaint.

As he hasn’t been able to track down members, his legal action labels those defendants as John and Jane Does 1-100.

Kok is requesting a judge to enjoin the museum from allowing AA further use of the chapel.

He is also asking for $7,500 in attorney’s fees, though he wouldn’t say if he plans to bring another attorney on board.

“I’m committed to seeing this through to some satisfactory solution,” Kok said on Wednesday.

Individual members of the chapel AA group either couldn’t be reached, or preferred to retain anonymity and not be quoted.





Washington NA Member Charged with Brutal Rape and Kidnapping

Narcotics Anonymous member John Alan Carter 51, charged with rape and kidnapping of woman he met at an NA meeting and lured her to a house he was staying at. Women-if you must go to a meeting-go to a womans only meeting!

John Alan Carter, 51, has been charged with first-degree rape and first-degree kidnapping in connection with the knifepoint sexual assault of an acquaintance he allegedly lured to a home he was house-siting in Covington on July 26. An arraignment date has not been scheduled.

According to court charging documents, Carter asked a 49-year-old woman he had met through Narcotics Anonymous to view the home. Once there, Carter punched the woman in her stomach, court charging documents said. When the woman fought back, Carter choked her until she lost consciousness and fell to the floor, charging papers said. Carter then threatened her with a knife, saying he would kill her and rape her daughter if she didn’t comply with his demands, charging papers said.

Carter then bound the woman’s ankles and wrists with plastic ties and raped her repeatedly for several hours, charging papers said.

Later, Carter ordered the woman to drive with him in her Jeep Liberty to an ATM so she could withdraw money for him. At the store, the woman was ordered to get out of her Jeep and go into a Renton 7-Eleven store and get him cash. Carter stayed in the Jeep, but told the woman that if she fled he would kill her and her daughter, charging papers said.

The woman withdrew $400 then told Carter to let her go. Carter ordered the woman to get into the vehicle, but she refused and he drove away. The Jeep was found a week ago in Medford, Ore.