Thursday 2018.2.1 Houston Independent School district’s “Coffee With a Cop” Community Workshop
Following through on an idea I got on Twitter from fellow Activist, Jennifer Torres aka @NOT_trapped_, about bringing awareness of Jehovah’s Witness literature carts hanging around schools, I attended Houston Independent School District’s “Coffee With a Cop” community workshop on Thursday, February 1, 2018 to do exactly that: bring awareness.
The one-on-one sit down approach by the school district’s Police Officers immediately set me at ease. Officer Moreno explained the purpose of the workshop was to strengthen the existing bond between the community and the school district to help keep a safe environment for students in the community.
The community that was the setting for this particular workshop happened to be The Houston East End, one of the neighborhoods I lived in back in 2005. The Whataburger restaurant located at 6914 Harrisburg Blvd. was the venue, the place my wife and I ate our first chicken salad the day after moving into The East End.
Officer Moreno asked what brought me to the workshop and I let him know I started following Houston Independent School District on Twitter and saw HISD’s tweet about the workshop and felt compelled to attend. What gave me the idea to start following HISD on Twitter in the first place was hearing Jennifer talk about literature carts coming to schools and bringing the first step of an unsettling indoctrination process to schools within her community in a different state.
Being proactive with this information is a first line of defense against this organization’s indoctrination process. This process includes a particularly disturbing policy of requiring a victim of Child Sexual Assault to have a second witness or have the perpetrator confess to the crime or otherwise the victim would be expected by the organization to leave “the matter in Jehovah’s hands.”
Officer Moreno didn’t recall seeing the organization’s literature carts and had not heard of Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society of Pennsylvania Inc. This is where I laid out on white board what this publishing conglomerate is all about and how it’s Child Sexual Abuse policy is a clear and present danger to our community’s children and anyone who fall into its indoctrination.
Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society of Pennsylvania Inc (WB&TS) is the legal entity of the Christian Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. WB&TS formulated a policy known by congregation leaders called Elders as the two witnesses* policy. This policy isn’t designed to protect or help the victim of Child Sexual Assault. This policy can allow a pedophile to escape detection of proper authorities when the victim didn’t have a second witness to the crime or when the pedophile doesn’t confess.
How can this be? These Jehovah’s Witness on Jehovah’s Witness crimes are typically handled in-house. The victims are expected to report the crime to the local Elders. The local Elders have already been instructed to have two Elders call “Bethel”, the organization’s main headquarters if within the United States or a sub-headquarters if within other countries. Instructions from the headquarters include determining if there were two witnesses and or perpetrator confession. If the answer is no to either question, the local Elders are instructed to leave “the matter in Jehovah’s hands.”
Should the parents of the victim report the crime to proper legal authorities after finding out the matter must be left “in Jehovah’s hands”, then that family will have gone against direction that is considered as coming from Jehovah. This would mean the victim and family could be viewed as not being in “good standing”.
What an injustice to victims and their families and a break for the pedophile.
I suggested to Officer Moreno he Google search the Australian Royal Commission on Jehovah’s Witnesses. Another Google search I suggested was to search Jehovah’s Witnesses settles $4,000 per day suit so it wouldn’t have to turn over documents related to data collected on its pedophile members which had been requested to help a victim in a case against it.
Officer Moreno assured me he would research this organization and share the information with his Supervisor.
I was also able to share one-on- on with other community Activists in attendance and learn of their causes which include gun safety with children as well as the Safe Walk Home program founded by Ms. Stella. Both of which are groups I plan to join in networking.
It was good to see the workshop photos were posted on HISD Police Facebook page. A group photo was taken at the end of the workshop by news media organization, Noticias 45 Houston.
HISD posts its meeting calendar online and my goal is to attend as many as I can to help get this message into the open and be another voice for the voiceless.
Here’s a small peak into Jennifer’s Activism
To find out what I’m tweeting about, please have a look at @will_enoch
Thanks for making time to learn about my passion.
*WB&TS two witnesses policy found in the book “Shepherd the Flock of God”