Elders aren’t police. They deal with the congregation. The PARENTS should go to the police.
Why is this so difficult to understand?
If a normal person (non-jw) has an abuse allegation do they expect their minister to tell the police for them? NO, the minister/priest deals with the congregation and the parents call the cops.
The problem was never the two witness rule, it’s that parents were advised not to go to the police (Parents are no longer told this, at least that’s the letter I heard read in my cong a few years ago) and subsequent shunning if they do
Even if a pedo was DFd w/o two witnesses they’re still walking free if the parents don’t tell the police.
Why would a parent take the advice of some random elder in a criminal matter? Elders had no business telling parents not to tell police and parents had no business asking the elders in the first place.