Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Jehovah Witness' targeting the deaf.



I'm not a fan of DeafYou but must unite with them in the view these people are a direct threat to deaf and other vulnerable people. 

Over many years the UK deaf have been targeted too and using sign language to get in deaf people's homes to indoctrinate them, playing on their isolation.   Welsh JW bases centre around the Pontypridd area. These people are highly organised and know exactly how to approach people deaf.  They appear to knock on doors KNOWING there are deaf inside too, where do they get this information?  Deaf clubs have banned them attending.

It is believed the JW encourage those deaf converted to talk about deaf friends at clubs even to ask where they live.  ATR's own home was targeted and they still come to the door despite being told we have no wish to adopt their religious view or area.  It is the persistent and relentless approach that undermines a deaf resolve to prevent them coming, no matter how you explain, be it forcibly! or to give them the benefit of a polite no thank you, they keep coming.

They assume being polite as meaning OK but you need to tell me more! Some deaf get frightened and won't open the door and feel unable to complain or prevent these relentless cold callers targetting them.  Police seem to adopt the 'They are harmless' view they have not broken any law etc....  The very worse thing you can do is keep the door open after telling them thanks but no thanks.  They will hang around for ages, they ask for or give deaf e-mail contact to you, they will ask what issues, addresses, or names your family has because if they can not get at you they can target someone else in your family.

There are in ATR's view serious issues about the database the JW have which contain much personal info regarding those they managed to convert and also gained extra data on other friends and family in the process.  Which is illegal.    Apart from using such data to target those people, there are concerns about what other things they are doing with that data gained from vulnerable people who may not realise what they were asking for during their 'empathy' with own issue.

Dial 55 if you have no speech for help.



A new system has been put in place by Cambridgeshire Police to protect people afraid to talk once dialling 999. 

Dialling 55 after calling emergency services will alert police operators that you are in need of assistance but cannot speak. A Cambridgeshire Police spokesman said: “There are many different reasons why someone may need to call the police. “In some situations, the caller may not be able to speak due to needing to keep the call private to protect their safety.

“Most people will be surprised to know just how many accidental 999 calls are answered by operators in the UK every single day. “Police operators will try to distinguish if the call is genuine or what is commonly known as a ‘pocket dial’ by answering a series of questions. “If there are slight noises such as breathing that lead the operator to think someone is in fact on the other end of the line and cannot talk, the call taker will ask the individual to dial 55 to make it clear they cannot talk. 

“Dialling 55 will then send the call through to the police, who can try to locate the caller and send out assistance if it is believed the call is an emergency.” The force spokesman added: “It is important to note the force does not automatically have details of the caller’s location so cannot send automatic assistance, particularly if the caller is using a mobile phone.” 

Deaf woman has job offer withdrawn 'She's a risk'.


Lacey-Rose Saamanthy
A deaf woman was offered a job at a hospital which was then withdrawn. Lacey-Rose Saamanthy, from Harlow, Essex, was offered a job in a cafe at Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford after a successful interview. But after two months without any news she eventually received a letter telling her she could no longer have a job over concerns about a risk assessment. 

The hospital trust said keeping people safe was "really important". Miss Saamanthy said she had been "delighted" to have been finally offered a job after applying for "thousands". She said: "I asked, 'when do I start', but things seemed to get postponed and I didn't hear anything, so after two months my partner Maurice called them to see what was going on. Customer warnings "Finally I got a letter which said, 'I'm really, really sorry but we are going to reject your application because you are deaf'. 

They listed a few reasons, which I didn't think was good enough. I was upset, confused, it was just terrible." Among the hospital's concerns were Miss Saamanthy being unable to tell customers costs and give warnings about the temperature of drinks. Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust (MEHSNT), which runs the hospital, said it had contacted Miss Saamanthy to explore other opportunities for her at the hospital.