THIS IS A TRAGIC STORY-
Stephen Chancey met and married his third wife, Joyce, at the Sharonville Alcoholics Anonymous meetings both attended. That’s also where he killed her, shooting her six times when, as she was divorcing him, she had the nerve to show up there after he told her to stay away.
Chancey’s third marriage, like his first two, crumbled after his wife accused him of abusing her.
Joyce Lynn Chancey, 44, grew so scared of her husband that she got a restraining order against him on Oct. 29, 2001.
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That didn’t stop Chancey from showing up at her house and stalking her in the months after that or from giving graphic details during an AA meeting — as he stared at his wife — about his “army training in killing.”
She became so frightened that she sought a second protective order Feb. 8, citing his deteriorating mental condition and statements he had made to a friend about doing harm to his wife or her daughter.
“Now I fear what he will do to me if I show up at my (AA) meeting on Sunday,” she wrote in that order.
She had reason to fear.
Two days later, as she arrived at the Sharonville AA meeting, Chancey saw her pull her car into a parking lot. He walked up to her and shot her six times in front of about 20 people.
When anti-gun extremists are faced with questions about how law-abiding citizens can protect themselves from criminals in the midst of gun bans, they usually claim the police or more stringent laws can protect us.
But as with the story “Dial 911 & Your Neighbor Dies”, this event proves that laws or restraining orders cannot stop a person intent on doing harm, and that police are most often relegated to cleaning up after a crime was committed, rather than preventing it from happening.
Bill Burr tells it like it is .
Abram Tuvov had been sober so long that Alcoholics Anonymous members in Palm Springs just assumed he was a good guy.
One female AA member who was new in town felt comfortable enough to go on an afternoon bicycle ride with him, even stopping at his house for waffles. The November 2014 outing ended with Tuvov, 72, raping the woman so viciously that she played dead until it was over.
Tuvov, who lives minutes away from the woman, was convicted, but is out on $150,000 bail while awaiting sentencing.
Jaroslava Mendez with a photo of her daughter, Karla Brada, who was killed by her fiance while both were in Alcoholics Anonymous. Mendez has kept Karla’s bedroom as a memorial to her. Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)
With no degree in science, no PhD, no CAC11 training, no MFCC license, no nothing – Warren Boyd has played the big shot where TV shows like The Cleaner on A & E – portray his form of radical, abusive, illegal ( Im not sure what to really call him ) 2009- 3 seasons , starring Ben Bratt . He claims he knows how to get Addicts to clean up. I’m like whatever dude- you are NOT God !
He has 9 DUI’s and did 5 years in Prison and got very close with many Hollywood Celebrities. Courtney Love, Mel Gibson, Robert Downey Jr., Corey Monteith, and Whitney Houston. You can read the article here in The Hollywood Reporter.
The Hearing was held in Indio, CA .
JUSTICE HAS BEEN SERVED !!! A MAN who says he has decades of AA style sobriety was convicted in this criminal trial.
GREAT News folks – a case we have been following and supporting the victim has had great success. He was found guilty and the sentencing will be soon! Stay tuned.
This is the second AA rape case that has convicted these predators.
We are seeking Nurses who want to come together and speak out and get justice for being forced to go to AA and to parrot its ideology as part of their punishment!
Many Nurses have never got into any trouble. Still they are made to attend 3 -5 meetings a weeks for 5 years for some .
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Many Nurses have been contacting me lately and are furious and want to sue and speak out and change this.
How long has this been going on.
How have they gotten away with it ?
Its a violation of AA’s tenants and traditions
Its a violation of our First Amendment Rights 9 separation of Church and State
Congrats to the Producers and Writers of Law & Order SVU for telling this story. I contacted them last year – again this spring and again recently. I sent them alot of info. I called the production office in NYC. No one called me back. But they are doing a Great JOB Exposing this shit.
Retterath, of Osage, is accused of committing sexual acts against the will of a man while acting as the man’s Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor in 2015.
In the other case, Retterath was found guilty in August of sexual abuse, attempted murder and solicitation to commit murder. Investigators say he planned to kill the victim with the poison ricin after the man reported sexual abuse to authorities.
Top L.A. County prosecutors who reported sexual harassment by boss receive $700,000 settlement, Beth Silverman and Tannaz Mokayef came forward in 2015.
Story by Matt Hamilton
wo prosecutors in the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office will receive $700,000 to settle a lawsuit accusing their supervisor of subjecting them to regular harassment and fostering an abusive, sexually charged workplace.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved the settlement Tuesday. Details on how the money would be divided among Deputy Dist. Attys. Beth Silverman and Tannaz Mokayef and their lawyers were not released. The payout will be drawn from the district attorney’s budget, according to county records.
In a civil lawsuit filed in 2015, Silverman and Mokayef, both members of the district attorney’s elite major crimes division, accused their former supervisor, Gary Hearnsberger, of grabbing their buttocks, declaring his fondness for sexually pleasuring women, and making disparaging remarks about women, crime victims and a transgender attorney.
The pair said they were penalized for rebuffing Hearnsberger’s advances. They alleged that other female prosecutors received high-profile cases for tolerating the harassment, engaging in sexual banter with Hearnsberger or providing sexual favors.
Attorneys for Mokayef said in court papers that at least four other female employees of the D.A.’s office also complained internally that they were victims of sexual harassment and other misconduct by Hearnsberger.
On Tuesday, Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey disputed suggestions that her office had overlooked allegations of sexual misconduct.
“We have no tolerance for sexual harassment in this office,” Lacey said in a statement. “My managers are trained through the county and as part of my leadership team to respect their colleagues and uphold the values of this office.”
After the settlement was approved, a spokeswoman for the D.A.’s office said the case was settled to resolve outstanding disputes and avoid the expense and inconvenience of further litigation.
Silverman, who successfully led the prosecution of the so-called Grim Sleeper serial killer, Lonnie Franklin Jr., declined to comment on the settlement.
Mokayef, who won a murder conviction against “The Shield” actor Michael Jace, said in an email written in all-caps that she was “not interested in speaking” about the matter. Her attorney, Greg Smith, also declined to comment.
Both prosecutors remain in the major crimes unit, according to a spokeswoman for the district attorney’s office.
Hearnsberger and his attorney did not respond to messages seeking comment. After more than three decades with the office, Hearnsberger retired March 31, about a week before Silverman’s attorneys formally notified an Orange County judge that the case had been settled to avoid a trial. Hearnsberger had continued to receive a salary after being placed on paid administrative leave in March 2015.
The lawsuit had been transferred to Orange County after the Los Angeles County Superior Court bench was disqualified from hearing the case.
Hearnsberger remains an active member of the California state bar, which listed him at a post office box in the Yucca Valley, north of Palm Springs. In an interview with The Times shortly after the lawsuit was filed, Hearnsberger denied the women’s claims.
“I’m being charged with a crime I didn’t commit, and that’s not something prosecutors want to see,” Hearnsberger said. “Any kind of sexual allegations with me, her, them or other lawyers in major crimes or any other place where I’ve been head deputy is completely and totally untrue.”
But court records offered detailed allegations of Hearnsberger’s alleged lewd behavior in the office.
As supervisor of the unit that handles the D.A.’s highest-profile and complex homicide cases, Hearnsberger would make gestures mimicking oral sex and often laced his comments with graphic sexual remarks, Silverman alleged.
At a 2013 work-related event at the Biltmore Hotel, he put his hands on her buttocks and told her, “You know you like it,” according to the lawsuit.
Mokayef, a former gang prosecutor who joined the major crimes unit in 2014, said that Hearnsberger once reached under her skirt at a restaurant and grabbed her crotch. He also compared her cellphone’s vibrations to a sexual toy, according to court documents.
“He screams. He yells. He’s nasty,” Silverman said in a deposition excerpted in court records.
Silverman — whose performance reviews over the last decade praised her for being one of the best trial lawyers in the unit — said she alerted at least two superiors to the mistreatment. One of her superiors prevented her from disclosing all of the details to him, saying he did not want to hear about it, according to court papers.
A district attorney’s spokeswoman said the office did not learn the specifics of the harassment allegations until Silverman and Mokayef filed their lawsuit.
Silverman said in court papers that since coming forward with her complaint she had been isolated, defamed, harassed, and even cut off in hallways by colleagues.
“The alleged perpetrator has left the department,” Mokayef’s attorney, Christopher Brizzolara, said Monday. “If nothing else, the case did accomplish that.”
Its important that those who are sexually harassed in AA, NA come forward now. We are talking to a journalist and more….reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org