This is from another country. Here's my initial take:
1) A state in Austrailia wrote a basic law that required everyone who worked with children to get a special license (background check). The law was passed in 2005ish. It's purpose is to put the public at ease that everyone who works with children has had a background check, and if something comes up...the state can revoke the license.
2) This law was required by all, from school teachers to ... even the Catholic church has obtained its licenses for its priests, nuns, choir directors, etc.
3) The Watch Tower has it in its corporate charter and various other materials that it works with children. It preaches the gospel to children, meets children at the door, conducts Bible studies, oversees children in its ministry, and even in the construction of new buildings. Clearly, the Watch Tower is no more exempt from this law then the Catholic church.
4) The Watch Tower has been put on notice that it is required to have these licenses for the CO's, DO's, MS's, Pioneers, Publishers, etc.
5) The Watch Tower refuses to get the license or to tell the JDubs to get it. ...... This begs the question, "Why?" Theh law imposes fines and criminal liability for not getting it. So, why not get the license? What is the Watch Tower hiding in its ranks? Is it a pedophile ring?
6) The government is supposed to ensure that the laws are followed. But, the Watch Tower has gotten a "get out of jail" card for free? Does the nice dress of Watch Tower officials and rank & file fool the government into thinking they are exempt? Is there corruption between the Watch Tower and the government?
7) If the government looks the other way, can a private citizen enforce the law? This happens in the United States with 'citizen arrest' and it is available in both Australia and in its states, like Victoria
Laws by country
The power to arrest is granted by both federal and state legislation, however the exact power granted differs depending on jurisdiction. The power to arrest for a Federal offence is granted by s.3Z of the Crimes Act 1914. Under the Act, a person who is not a police constable may, without warrant, arrest another person if they believe on reasonable grounds that:
- the other person is committing or has just committed an indictableoffence; and
- proceedings by summons against the other person would not: ensure the appearance of the person before a court in respect of the offence; prevent a repetition or continuation of the offence or the commission of another offence; prevent the concealment, loss or destruction of evidence relating to the offence; prevent harassment of, or interference with, a person who may be required to give evidence in proceedings in respect of the offence; prevent the fabrication of evidence in respect of the offence; or would not preserve the safety or welfare of the person.
A person who arrests another person must, as soon as practicable after the arrest, arrange for the other person, and any property found on the other person, to be delivered into the custody of a constable.
In the Australian state of Victoria, the power to arrest is granted in section 458 of the Crimes Act 1958 (Vic). It states that a person may, without a warrant, arrest a person that they find committing an offence for one or more of the following reasons:
- to ensure the appearance of the offender in court, and/or
- to preserve public order, and/or
- to prevent the continuation or repetition of the offence, or the commission of a further offence, and/or
- for the safety or welfare of the public or the offender
A person may also arrest another person if they are instructed to do so by a member of the police force, or if they believe on reasonable grounds that they are escaping legal custody.
Section 461 states that if an arrest is made under 458 of the Crimes Act, and is later proven to be false, then the arrest itself won't be considered unlawful if it was done so on reasonable grounds. Section 462A allows any person the right to use force ‘not disproportionate to the objective as he believes on reasonable grounds to be necessary to prevent the commission, continuance or completion of an indictable offence or to effect or assist in effecting the lawful arrest of a person committing or suspected of committing any offence’.
So, it appears that Mr. Unthank is making a citizen's arrest on the Watch Tower/elders/etc for not complying with this child license/background check act! This will garner the attention of the media, most likely. How can the politicians and/or police ignore it then?
As for the "Jehovah and Jesus" language, well it reads darn strange to me as a US citizen where separation of Church and State has even taken out swearing on the Bible as part of taking the perjury oath. But, perhaps in Austrailia which is based more on the King of England's common law where the King got his authority from God? But, it's just strange for me to read that part of the website quoting all the bible verses!