And even politically you would have to get enough legislatures to stand up to not JWs but many religious groups who would fear that any cretailing of ones religions doctorine it will affect them too
That's the biggest problem. The Churches are all in on the same scam and they'd rather defend the system that favors them than any victim of it. They leap to defend Muslim clerics preaching actual hate speech and advocating for people to be killed rather than risk "religion" being constrained by any law in any way.
There simply isn't the political will or motivation to do it in any of the major western democracy "5-eye" countries at least and I doubt it would happen in Mexico or Brazil.
This is the biggest reason why law enforcement should get involved. Kids are raised in this. Are basically force to build their entire lives around the JWs. And when finally, they want to do something else, they loose their family and friends.
There are far more children at far greater risk that the government fails to bother getting involved in some law-abiding, respectful families and potential fallout later in life. It comes back to it being a choice that parents make.
It's unlucky if you're born to parents who chose it. I was. Boo hoo to me.
But at some age we get to live our own lives and make our own choices and hopefully do better for our own children.
I don't think getting the police involved (to do what?) would actually help in any way. What are they meant to do? Take the kids away?
A great deal of JW are deprived of the right of free speech and religion as they are threatened by the shunning policy. And xJWs have obviously sustain a great deal of emotional injured in his person.
That's not really what "free speech" is about. Private groups can tell you what you can and can't say and where. Free speech is about political expression and the governments inability to silence you.
Once this is considered criminal, than civil cases will follow.
Well that's a "du-huh" statement ... the trouble is that it's never going to be considered criminal.
We live in a world right now where some religions break real laws with impunity. They perform mutilating procedures on their young children. They have forced marriages of underage girls. They plan terrorist attacks within their secret walls.
There are no doors being kicked in or people being arrested (actually, the very first prosecution for FGM may just be happening).
Now think - is "someone won't talk to me" really going to warrant the immediate attention of anyone?
No body cares. Get over it.
Yes it sucks that it happened to us, that our parents were stupid and brought us up in the stupid as well until we figured it out. But there are worse parents and rougher childhoods.
Rights and freedoms are a balancing act and the price we pay for freedom is the freedom others have to offend us and do things we don't like. But we have the right to offend them too and they cannot take any real action against us - they cannot sue us, they can only ignore us.
Be careful wishing that away.