NY AA dismissed ( Not Local Los Angeles AA) as defendant in Brada wrongful death lawsuit

January 13, 2016 6:48 p.m.
Parents of a Saugus woman murdered in 2011 sued Alcoholics Anonymous when they learned she met her killer through AA.Hector and Jaroslava Mendez of Sylmar said they were seeking justice for their murdered daughter, Karla Brada, when they filed a wrongful death lawsuit. But on Tuesday they learned the list of defendants named in the lawsuit no longer includes the organization they believe could have prevented her death.Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rita J. Miller dismissed the Mendez lawsuit Tuesday against the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous Inc. and Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. on Tuesday.A San Fernando Superior Court jury found Eric Earle guilty in 2014 of murdering Brada by willfully and deliberately smothering her to death between the night of Aug. 31, 2011, and the morning of Sept. 1, 2011, inside the couple’s Saugus condominium. He was sentenced in 2014 to 26 years in prison.For Brada’s parents, AA was to blame for failing to prevent the murder because Brada met Earle at AA meetings.And, while their lawsuit continues against other defendants named — Earle himself and Brada’s AA sponsors — the two most prominent defendants representing AA headquarters were officially dismissed from the case.

The news was bittersweet for the lawyer who has struggled to hold AA accountable for the circumstances he believed led to Brada’s death.

“We’re disappointed that they let the New York AA out of the suit,” Valencia attorney John W. Noland said Wednesday.

“California law isn’t supportive of civil rights,” he said. “If this case had been heard in a different state, They (AA) might not have been released.”

Read full story here http://www.signalscv.com/m/section/36/article/147289/

So California is not supportive of Civil RIghts? WOW—- we need media and lawyers, activists and people who care about Civil Rights in California.

We know AA in NY knew that Violent offenders have been not only court ordered by judges  and the plea deals , but AA in NY has Literature teaching members how to go into prisons and bring them out and into meetings for 50 + years. Long before Drug Court even began.

They are still suing the Sponsors and Eric ….

Blog away !

FYI- Its only NY AA that was dismissed. Not Local AA in LA.

CBS 48 Hours will air the Karla Brada story this Saturday, 10 pm, on Channel 2. Murder, Rehab, Court Coercion and Alcoholics Anonymous

cbs 48 hours picBe sure to tune in this Saturday night to the new episode that will cover the long awaited Karla Brada story. Brought to us by Gabrielle Glaser, http://gabrielleglaser.com journalist, author of Her Best Ket Secret, who was introduced to 48 hours by a neighbor who read her book. The story in Pro Public where Gabrielle interviewed, Hector and Jaro Mendez, Karla’s parents was a precursor to this all. http://www.propublica.org/article/how-alcoholics-anonymous-can-be-a-playground-for-violence

In September of 2011, Karla Brada was brutally murdered by Eric Allen Earle who was court ordered to AA over 52 times over 22 years, instead of jail time in some instances. I follow this story in my film The 13th Step. http://the13thstepfilm.com.

CBS has some 8 million viewers for this show. It will be the biggest out reach to date with and investigative journalistic approach into the dark under side of Alcoholics Anonymous and its relationship with our Courts and Judges. It will be the beginning of our work to CHANGE THE SYSTEM.

We will relaunch the petition we already have up and contact Governor Brown to present this to him.

I will make appointments with the head judges of 8 courts in the Los Angeles area.  Santa Monica, LAX, Downtown, Inglewood, Beverly Hills, Santa Clarita, San Fernando and Van NUYS, asking to show part of my film and explain/ educate what AA is and what it is not. Leaving them with information and instructions as a grassroots advocate for safety , to stop sending our citizens, especially young people to any AA or NA meeting.

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/judges-stop-sending-sex

This petition was already sent to the White House, President Obama, VP Biden and Both Michelle and Jill Biden. No response was received. We have contacted Jerry Brown’s office but have to send a written request to present by snail mail. Please sign and share this one if you have not done so already. We will proceed with this action.

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/stop-courts-from-sending-1

 

Down the road…We will be contacting judges at The State level who will be asked to lay down the law that AA coercion on both sides is UNCONSTITUTIONAL…and add to it that if they insist on forcing our citizens to self support groups that are unsafe, and no leader is present , then they MUST by STATE law offer the 6 other free secular options.

 

IF you or someone would like to help with this work in your state or country, please contact me at makeaasafer@gmail.com

Thank you

Monica

CBS News Los Angeles, CA Covers Story of Karla Brada Murder- AA Lawsuit for wrongful death!

Here it is folks. Something we have been waiting for, for a long time….A list News Organization reporting about this story.

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/10/27/man-gets-26-years-to-life-in-prison-for-girlfriends-murder-in-2011/

 

Alcoholics Anonymous Sued for Wrongful Death of Karla Brada , Mendez vs The General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous, Inc

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Today ,  the server arrived at AA World Headquarters and served AA , all three non- profit corportations with a wrongful death lawsuit.

I will post more later.

48 HOURS CBS NEW SEASON – SEE KARLA BRADA MURDER Investigation and Alcoholics Anonymous is where she met him

Please watch and share everywhere. They are interviewing Karla’s Parents and Gabrielle Glaser ( journalist and Author of HER BEST KEPT SECRET). This is the beginning of the truthful media that will expose AA for what it is and what is going on and who has been  getting court ordered there for decades. Shocking! Most AA members do not even know this. AT 2:55 min into the preview of this season we see Karla’s parents being interviewed.

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/48-hours-season-preview-5/

 

 

Twelve Steps to Danger: How Alcoholics Anonymous Can Be a Playground for Violence-Prone Members by Gabrielle Glaser, Special to ProPublica,

June 24, 2013, 8 a.m.

By Gabrielle Glaser

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In the spring of 2011, Karla Brada Mendez finally seemed happy. She was 31 and in love, eager to move ahead on the path to maturity – marriage, a family, stability.  She had a good job in the customer-service department of a large medical supply firm, and was settling into a condo she had recently bought near her childhood home in California’s San Fernando Valley.

Her 20s had been rough, a struggle with depression, anxiety, alcohol and drugs. But early that spring two years ago, she told her parents and younger sister that she had met a charming, kind and handsome man who understood what she had been through.

Their relationship blossomed as the couple attended Alcoholics Anonymous meetings several times a week. But there was much Karla didn’t know about the tall blond man who said he was an AA old-timer.

Court records show that Eric Allen Earle repeatedly relapsed and turned violent when drunk, lashing out at family members, his ex-wife and people close to him. By the time he and Karla crossed paths, judges had granted six restraining orders against him.

Read full story here…http://www.propublica.org/article/how-alcoholics-anonymous-can-be-a-playground-for-violence

UPDATE: There is another court date for Karla’s case this week. We will keep you up to date as this case unfolds. We will be in court with her family to provide support.

Trial of Aaron Harris, 36 for murder of Sarah Winters, 40 that he met at an AA meeting in General Service Area 24, District 14 Mason City, IA 2012 Primary tabs

This is another murder like Karla Brada from Santa Clarita , CA and Kristine and Saundra Cass murdered by Clayborne Connely in Honolulu, Hawaii in August 2010. Heart breaking stories that might have been prevented if AA in NY and AA in HAWAII and AA in Los Angeles would have taken heed to the letters Monica Richardson wrote to NY AA headquarters in Oct of 2009 and again another9 page letter  signed by many AA members documentaing the rapes and dangers we were finding in Los Angeles , CA. in 2009-2010!

taken from OP written by jrharris

Submitted by JR Harris on Thu, 05/16/2013 – 13:24
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Sarah Winters, 40 was strangled to death on July 10, 2012 in a boarding house at 410 N. Washington Ave in Mason City Iowa. Arrested for her death and currently on trial is Aaron Harris, 36 who met her at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in 2010 in AA General Service Area 24, District 14 (http://www.aa-iowa.org/index.php?id=95). Aaron Harris has a history alcoholism treatment and is being tried by Judge Rustin Davenport of Cerro Gordo County, Iowa with Assistant Iowa Attorney General Douglas Hammerand and Attorney Carlyle Dalen as the persecutors. Harris is claiming diminished capacity because he is an alcoholic. (emphasis is mine)

Police officer testifies about call to alleged murder scene

May 15, 2013 12:28 pm • By PEGGY SENZARINO

MASON CITY — A Mason City police officer described finding Sarah Winters’ body in a Mason City rooming house during the first day of testimony in the trial of Aaron Harris.

Harris, 36, Mason City, is charged with first-degree murder in the strangulation death of Winters, 40, on July 10, 2012. Her body was found at about 12:45 a.m. in Room 101 at 410 N. Washington Ave.

Sgt. Brett Hollander testified seeing the defendant sitting in the common area of the rooming house.

The three-story building has approximately 13 sleeping rooms. The common area includes a television room, a music room with a piano and a kitchen.

“He was sitting on the edge of the couch. He looked scared. Yeah, there’s no other way to put it. He was sitting bolt upright on the edge of the couch,” Hollander said.

Hollander saw the door of Room 101 was slightly ajar. He could see a woman lying on the bed.

He asked Harris who lived there. He said he did. He then asked about the woman on the bed.

“He sat there for a minute and paused,” Hollander testified. “He said I killed her. I pushed the door immediately open and went into the room.”

Hollander began CPR but Winters did not respond.

Harris was then taken into custody by police.

In opening statements, defense attorney Susan Flander said Harris is responsible for Winters’ death but she claims Harris has a history of mental illness and alcohol problems which make it impossible for him to form the intent and premeditation to commit first-degree murder.

Flander is putting forth a defense of diminished responsibility and intoxication.

Also taking the stand Wednesday morning was Harris’ former employer Hilton Ramlakhm who runs a cleaning business.

Harris worked part time in the months leading up to the alleged murder.

Ramlakhm said he met Harris at a meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous in 2010.

He testified Harris called him in the early morning hours of July 10, 2012 saying he “screwed up bad.”

Ramlakhm said Harris admitted killing Winters but then changed his story when he suggested calling the police.

Testimony will continue at 1 p.m. in Cerro Gordo County District Court in Mason City.

Source: http://globegazette.com/news/local/police-officer-testifies-about-call-to-…

Jury sworn in for Harris trial on first-degree murder charge

May 14, 2013 5:50 pm • By MARY PIEPER

MASON CITY — The jury in the murder trial of a Mason City man accused of strangling a woman to death last July was sworn in late Tuesday afternoon in Cerro Gordo County District Court.

The trial of Aaron Harris, 36, who is charged with first-degree murder in the July 10, 2012, death of Sarah Winters, 40, Mason City, begins at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Winters’ body was found in an apartment at 410 N. Washington Ave.

Assistant Iowa Attorney General Douglas Hammerand and Cerro Gordo County Attorney Carlyle Dalen are prosecuting the case. Susan Flander and Alex Berger are the defense attorneys. The judge is Rustin Davenport.

A panel of 32 potential jurors was called from a pool of more than 50 gathered in the courtroom Tuesday morning.

Hammerand questioned those on the panel on whether they knew any of the parties involved in the case, if they have read or heard about the case and remember specific details, and if they have ever had experiences with law enforcement that would prevent them from being fair and impartial jurors.

One woman was excused because one of her relatives was a homicide victim. A man was excused because he works the overnight shift and said he would have trouble paying attention to the trial due to lack of sleep.

Other panelists were questioned in private. Some were then excused, and more potential jurors were called from the pool to sit on the panel.

Hammerand asked the panelists if they are comfortable with the state not having to prove a motive in the case.

“This is not a whodunit case,” he said, noting defenses of intoxication and diminished responsibility due to mental illness will be raised during the trial.

He explained that diminished responsibility is not the same as an insanity defense, and that someone with a mental illness does not necessarily have diminished responsibility if he or she commits a crime.

Flander asked the panelists if they believe mental health professionals can disagree on a diagnosis and if people can act out of character when they are intoxicated.

She also asked them if they thought someone could be so intoxicated that he or she could not plan something.

Twelve jurors and one alternate were chosen.

Harris is being held in the Cerro Gordo County Jail under $200,000 cash bond.

Source: http://globegazette.com/news/local/jury-selection-begins-in-harris-murder-…

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here is some video from local news …http://www.kimt.com/2013/05/16/aaron-harris-trial-resumes/

SIGNON.org Petition for Karla Brada and Kristine and Suandra Cass just Sent TO President Obama

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Well, it was a long day. Me, Jaro and Hector ( Karla’s parents)  spent all day putting together the petition, a letter explaining what is going on in AA/NA and its culture and how women are being raped and murdered.  We all were so tired, but this is the beginning.

Pictures of Karla, A great letter written by a fellow blogger ill be free was used with a few added touches as well as input from blogger Sally…much appreciation from you both!!!

Personal hand written letter from Karla’s mom was added and the petition as well. You can still sign it. Each week we will work on sending it out to every US Senator.

This is also for Kristine and Saundra Cass

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Next we will send the petition and letter to all the Senators in the USA. Oh yea , we also sent one to Governor Jerry Brown, First Lady Michelle Obama, Joe and Jill Biden.

This is the beginning of our educating our higher folks in government. 1.2 Billion was spent in alcohol and drug education. I think we need a non profit so we can help more people harmed by AA.

http://signon.org/sign/stop-courts-from-sending-1

Stop Courts from Sending Violent Criminals to Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings.