Holy crap, The Searcher
You must have met my judicial meeting elders! They covered over a guy whom they reinstated while he was still smoking and drinking, the guy also smashed in his wife's new lincoln by hand while drunk, he also waved a loaded hand gun in her face threatening to blow her face off, got a high school employee to forge his wife's name on a legal document, his father had to call the cops because he threatened to kill him, he does not own a gun license or a special license for his revolver, committed adultery. The elders new all of this and hid it. When it came to my jc meeting, they asked me what was bothering me and as soon as I asked why they didn't do anything with the idiot they changed the subject and wouldn't let me bring his name up. Instead, all five of my accusers were his relatives who couldn't remember anything and a fillin co/elder who admitted that he had lied. This is the same fillin co who's wife's mother was charged by her own two kids for sexual assault. All in the congregation of Elmira Ontario. Hope your reading this watchtower.
I had walked in to the service department at Georgetown, Canada with my transcript as well as my six hour taped recorded judicial meeting and they wouldn't touch it except I get a letter stating to come back to Jehovah. So glad I'm out as well as my husband who also did nothing wrong. They truly fit your meaning of elder. But so does the words Wicked Assholes, Liars, Uneducated Bums and so on and so on.