Arrest Warrant Issued for Charles T. Russell over Contempt of Court for failure to pay Alimony to MariaBy Jack Ryan
For proof, you can view the newspaper clipping about it directly from The Brooklyn Daily Eagle's archive (May 3, 1909).
PASTOR RUSSELL'S TROUBLES
A telegram from Pittsburg states that an attachment for the arrest of Pastor Charles T. Russell has been issued in that city for failure to pay alimony to his wife. Pastor Russell recently moved to Brooklyn, taking over the old Plymouth Bethel in Hicks street as a place of worship.
He also moved to this city [Brooklyn] the headquarters of the Millennial Dawn and Watch Tower Society of which he is the head.
Pastor Russell -- he does not want to be called doctor or reverend -- was divorced by his wife on a charge of cruelty. She was at first awarded $40 a month alimony, but this was later raised to $100.
The pastor refused to pay more than $40 and proceedings were started to have him arrested for contempt of court. The telegram from Pittsburg indicates that the wife was victorious in this action.
Pastor Russell cannot be arrested here on the Pittsburg court's order, it is said, but will be taken into custody if he returns to Pittsburg.
By The Librarian
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By Guest Nicole
The lawsuit was settled on Monday in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.
A woman has settled a lawsuit against the Spring Grove Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses and two of its supporting organizations, which alleged that elders failed to report instances of sexual abuse to law enforcement to protect their own reputation.
In the lawsuit, the woman said she’s suffered physical and emotional injuries after being abused between ages 14 and 16 by Terry Monheim, whom she met through the church.The Jehovah’s Witnesses became aware of it and “did nothing” to protect her, according to court documents.
The lawsuit was settled on Monday in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas. The terms of the agreement are confidential.
“A matter with the Jehovah’s Witnesses has been resolved,” said Jeffrey Fritz, an attorney who represented the woman, now 28, of Lancaster County. The York Daily Record/Sunday News is not identifying her because she’s the survivor of a sexual crime.
The abuse took place between 2003 and 2005, according to the lawsuit. The woman later went to the Southwestern Regional Police Department, which filed charges against Monheim.
Monheim, now 64, of Hanover, pleaded guilty in 2012 to indecent assault and corruption of minors. She was sentenced to serve three to 23 months in York County Prison, as well as five years on probation.
The Jehovah’s Witnesses “exercise control in all aspects of congregants’ lives,” according to the lawsuit. If someone is accused of child molestation and denies wrongdoing, the complaint states, the congregation will not act unless there’s at least two eyewitnesses.
“It is outrageous conduct in this or any other society to have knowledge of past instances of abuse of children and fail to report same to law enforcement authorities or put into place any protective measures to protect children against abuse,” the lawsuit states.
Louis Lombardi II, an attorney who represented the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York Inc. and Christian Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses Inc., which provide support to local congregations, could not be reached.
Neither could Jud Aaron, an attorney who represented the Spring Grove Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, nor Monheim.
By Guest Nicole
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968,000 people are reading in their newspaper about how Jehovah’s Witnesses have COVERED UP allegations of CHILD SEX ABUSE - Philadelphia InquirerBy Jack Ryan
This is B-I-G
With a readership of almost one million peopleÂ for the Sunday edition,Â The Philadelphia InquirerÂ has published a major FRONT PAGE article spread out over four pages in it's Sunday, April 29, 2018 edition
By JOHN BUTLER
I thought I'd just share this. Please read the whole article before judging it.
'Punished' for being sexually abused in York County: Jehovah's Witnesses' culture of cover-up
THE CHURCH ISOLATES ITS MEMBERS, SHAMES AND SHUNS VICTIMS WHO COME FORTH AND INSTRUCTS ELDERS TO KEEP REPORTS SECRET. AND CHILDREN ARE BEING ABUSED.
By The Librarian
Three years after Erik Miranda was shot and killed early on a Sunday morning,Â the crime that remains unsolved, denying his family what they want most: closure.
Family members held a lantern vigil Thursday, Sept. 20 Â— the anniversary of the 24-year-old's death Â— at Kiwanis Lake.
York City Police officersÂ respondingÂ to reports of shots fired just before 6 a.m. on Sept. 20, 2015, found Miranda's body in an alleyway in the 200 block of Jefferson Avenue, where he lived with his mother.Â
Family members described him as a kind, caring man who was a devoted Jehovah's Witness. They said he had no enemies, which makes the homicide even more difficult to understand.
On Thursday, the family prayed together and released a handful of biodegradable lanterns into the sky above the lake to show they won't forgetÂ Miranda Â— orÂ the unknown killer who remains free.
Olga Davis, Miranda's cousin, said his mother, Maria Miranda, moved to Florida shortly after his death because she "couldn't stand it to live here anymore" after the pain of losing her son.
She hasn't returned since, and she wasn't present at the vigil Thursday night.
"I'm a mother, and if something happened to one of my babies like that, I don't know how I'd push on," DavisÂ said. "It's a kick in the stomach; I can't breathe. I can't rest at night knowing his killers are still out there, breathing and walking around, not paying for the injustice that's been done to us."
Jack Padro, Miranda's brother, said he wishes he could thank him for all that he did for him. He said he still struggles to suppress anger and negative frustration.
"I was always with him," Padro said. "He was a good person and helped me through the hard times. But now I can't even say thank you to him anymore."
The family still lives around the corner from where the shooting happened. Every year, the they meetÂ at the scene to celebrate Miranda's life.
Davis praised York City Police for making arrests in recent shootings, but notes the status of her cousin's case.
"The police have been doing a great job tracking the current shooters doing all these terrible things in York, but Erik's case is still cold," she said.
DavisÂ also praised local community organizations for their efforts to stop gun violence, but added the community is doing less to help grieving families such as hers.
Raul Miranda, left, and Olga Davis watch lanterns float over Kiwanis Lake in memory of Erick Miranda, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. Miranda was murdered Sept. 20, 2015 in a drive-by shooting. His case is one of only a few cold cases in York City. John A. Pavoncello photoÂ (Photo: The York Dispatch)
"I don't know what can be done to stop it, andÂ I don't know how they're going to stop it," Davis said. "York is just tired. We're sick of shootings; we're afraid to walk to the store."
Although Davis said knowing who the killer isÂ won't take all of the pain away, itÂ is the closest thing to closure the family can hope for.
York City Police Chief Troy Bankert explained in an email the process of handling unsolved homicide case.
"Homicides do not have statute of limitations, therefore they remain open," the chiefÂ said. "When a homicide is unsolved, we review the case as needed.Â However, typically, new evidence is presented which is then immediately followed up on.Â We do the initial investigation until all evidence is reviewed and all witnesses are questioned."
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 717-846-1234 or text "yorktips" and then the message to 847411.
By Jack Ryan
Whelp, it “only” took two years, but they finally had closing on the Halifax, PA KH that they stole from the folks that paid for it Because of expansion in the area, it was built in 1985, had a mortgage of about 80k, and then a renovation / pavement mortgage of about 50k. Also the land was purchased outright by a widow, and donated, which was about $26,400. Shuttered the place in 2016. Closed on it last week.
Started with approx 100 pubs.
Closed with approx 70 pubs.
And now that money goes to those sons of bitches.
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