Friday, July 13, 2007

Something to Really Think About!!!

You are all aware that Teen Challenge Director Fred Lamberson III said that the Teen Challenge facilities are Christian discipleships, not drug and alcohol programs. Well, I am now wondering why the rest of the nation, including the judges in our court rooms, aren't aware of what Teen Challenge really is.

The following is from the Lebanon Daily News Jun 29, 2007:

Jesse L. Smith, 34, of 205 Strack Drive, Myerstown, was sentenced to two years probation and fined $3,000 for three drunken-driving convictions. Smith requested placement in the Teen Challenge residential drug-and-alcohol program at Rehrersburg. The judge ordered Smith to successfully complete the program or face a probation violation and a jail sentence.

I really don't believe that a judge would have imposed such a sentence if he/she was informed of the fact that Teen Challenge is not a drug and alcohol treatment center!

I would also like to point out the following court conviction that really deserves attention! Why? Because most of you already know that Teen Challenge states that they do not take in people who have prior sexual offenses or violent offenders. Obviously, that is not true!

The following is from the Lansing State Journal July 5, 2007:

David Leon Davis, 26, of Charlotte, criminal sexual conduct, fourth degree, habitual offender, fourth conviction, 365 days in jail, 173 days credit, 90 days suspended upon completion of Teen Challenge program and aftercare, $83.60 restitution, $600 supervision fee, $60 state cost, $60 to Crime Victims Rights Fund.

The following is from the
Criminal Court Docket (published July 13, 2007) in Cumberland County, Tennessee:

Brian E. Elmore, in community corrections on a four-year sentence for burglary and theft more than $1,000, pleaded guilty to violation of probation and was ordered to serve 180 straight days with credit for 91 days already served with only release being directly into the Teen Challenge program. If he fails in the Teen Challenge program, he will be facing the remainder of the four-year sentence.

The above convictions/sentences prove that not only are the courts sentencing all kinds of convicted criminals to Teen Challenge but Teen Challenge obviously accepts a wide range of criminals into their program!

For proof of more types of criminals being accepted into Teen Challenge, please read my post entitled- "PROOF THAT COURTS ARE SENTENCING PEOPLE TO TEEN CHALLENGE"

I think this also proves why you should be very concerned about what
type of criminals live in the Teen Challenge near you!*


riverroadresider said...

If you check out the Rehrersburg web site you will see that Rehrersburg TC is a state license program. Some TC centers are license and some are not depending on the state
Rehrersburg site.

Anonymous said...

Just because the center is state licensed it doesn't change the fact that the Teen Challenge facility is a Christian discipleship, not a drug and alcohol treatment center!

CA Skunk said...

Teen Challenge tells state authorities that they are an alcohol and drug rehab so they can get people from jails and probation departments. It's only after you get there that you are told that it's a "Christian Life School."

The Teen Challenge chameleon changes whenever necessary. When drug czar John Walters visited the Riverside TC in July 2003 on his 25-city tour for Bush's faith-based intiatives, TC staff were talking about "rehab this" and "rehab that." Why?? $$$, that's why. They will do or say whatever it takes to get that money, since Teen Challenge's object of worship is the almighty dollar.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone bother to notice that Smith requested Teen Challenge entry before the judge ruled on it?

Anonymous said...

I'm more concerned that the court system in Michigan is giving a 4th conviction criminal sex offender such a light sentence.

The real issue in this case is that the habitual offender is not going to be swayed by any sentence. They'll continue their offenses at all costs.