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Detroit Free Press Reporting “Deceit Big Obstacle in Sect Case” Sect Members Pathological Liars

In Crime, politics on June 1, 2008 at 4:54 am

What is coming to light is that the folks at the Yearning for Zion Ranch and maybe all FLDS members are pathological liars.  I have heard on Nancy Grace about the torture of babies by a Former FLDS member, this is how indoctrination is started.  This is why it is so difficult to actually find out what’s going on at this ranch. 

According to the Detroit Pressquoting Mark Shurtleff,  Attorney General of Utah:

“These are people who have been taught from the cradle that outsiders are bad, that government is evil, until they fear us more than they fear their abusers,”

The articlealso highlights the tactics that FLDS members use to keep from being identified.

“In a filing to the Texas Supreme Court, lawyers for the Department of Family and Protective Services said collecting evidence was difficult. Girls routinely switched names and identified themselves as mothers of other women’s children.”

Finally, it the article also highlights the fact that FLDS members don’t consider their actions and words as lies but as a means to protect their family.  Mary Mackert a former FLDS member was interviewed and she indicated the following:

“That comes as no surprise to Mary Mackert, a former FLDS member who, as a child in a polygamous family, said she was taught that her behavior could determine whether her father ended up in jail.

Her mother, she said, rehearsed lies with her children: When her father spent the night at his other wives’ houses? “Daddy’s a traveling salesman.” Why didn’t the family attend the mainstream Mormon church? “Daddy’s a Catholic.”

By the time Mackert was married — at 17, to a 50-year-old — lying was second nature, she said. When her husband was in public with her, he would ask their children to “come to Grandpa.”

“You didn’t think of it as lying. It’s your duty and your responsibility to protect those who are living the principle,” Mackert said. “They’re going to lie to protect their prophet and the head of their family.”  “

Finally the article discusses the almost unlimited cash flow the Ranch has from what they claim are FLDS businesses but which I personally believe is a front for nasty old men to pay to have sex with little girls and the ranch is essentially breeding and selling children.  From what I have heard observed and read.  There is far too much of an emphasis on getting little girls pregnant and then turning aorund and getting their daughters pregnanat. 

This blogger is not condemong polygamy, she is condemning a lifestyle that appears to be based not on consensual, aware, contemplative adults, but elderly men purchasing an unlimited amount of little girls, raping and impregnating them and then sending them to the welfare office.  This is what I find problematic.  Warren Jeffs should be under the jail and never let out! 

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Utah Attorney General Threatens FLDS With Prison “There will be no Underage Marraiges in Utah”

In family, politics, state supreme court decisions on May 31, 2008 at 1:36 pm

Johnny Glines of  KUTV is reporting that the Attorney General of Utah, the seat of Mormons has threatened FLDS with jail time if they bring their illegal activities to Utah.   Flines  Reports that the Attorney General has said the following:

In a live 2NEWS interview at 5 p.m., Shurtleff called Jessop a “liar” and threatened him saying, “we put Warren Jeffs in prison here, and as for the rest of them, we will too.”

“I’ve got a word for Willie Jessop, that lives in Utah, and is defending this, and says that it isn’t going on. He’s a liar,” said Shurtleff. “If you come here to Utah and think you can wed underage girls; you’ve got to think again.”

Furthermore, Jessop, one of the FLDSleaders says the nation is in agreement with their actions of marrying twelve year olds as revealed in pictures of another FLDS leader in an intimate picture with a yonggirl, and DNA tests may confirm that this leader has impregnated four girls when they were between the ages of twelve and fourteen.  Jessop said the following: “Clearly the nation spoke tonight,” said Jessop.  referring to the decision to return the children back to the FLDS ranch. 

I am a registered voter and last year I helped to register over  three hundred voters, while I am not allowed to discuss political issues while registering voters.  I seriously doubt that the majority of the folk that I registered  last year support spiritual marriages to young girls, incest, and rape.  I believe the attorney general of Utah, they are liars. 

FLDS Ranch Members Accessories to the Crime of Rape, Molestation, and Child Trafficking

In Crime, politicians, politics on May 31, 2008 at 8:14 am

It seems pretty clear to me that the residents of the Zion Ranch are as guilty as HELL as it relates to these young women.  First of all if they were even on the Ranch when Warren Jeffs was separately and at different times marrying two twelves year olds, and two fourteen year olds they are guilty of a crime.  According to Kovach and Johnson of the New York Times,

“Investigators said family marriage records seized in the April raid of the group’s compound, the Yearning for Zion ranchin Eldorado, Tex., suggested that the sect’s leader, Warren S. Jeffs, had “spiritually” wed at least four under-age girls, two of them 14 at the time, the other two 12. “

This seems pretty clear to me that if a whole commune sits back and allows one man to “connect” with four underage children then this is crime.  The argument offered that parents and the courts can give permission for these marriages is bogus.  He’s already married.  Polygamy is illegal. So any other way he connects to these children is rape or statutory rape.  Since the admitted living situation is communal living where on the ranch no child belongs to the parent the belong to the ranch, then when spiritual unions occur on the Ranch then they are all accessories to the crimes of molestation, and rape. 

It has been reported that the men of the ranch go away and send money to the ranch for their child brides.  If this is happening across states lines this is trafficking in children.  This is clearly illegal under Federal statutes and I am seriously questioning in my mind whether FLDS receives money from men who want child brides, furthermore the very act of recruiting members who join  and pay for a child bride is human trafficking to me.  I don’t know what the supreme court of Texas calls it but it looks illegal if it’s not. 

Finally, in the  FLDS case I am heavily questioning the role of corruption in this case.  I am also aware that the FLDS has threatened political officials with some sort of massive voter takeover with their 300 votes and to overthrow and run the local government out of town which it has been reported they’ve done in other places.  Miguel Bustillo and Nicholas Riccardi of the Los Angelos Times write:

“The town also was abuzz over an anticipated mass voter registration by the FLDS. Hours after the court first ruled against the state, two members of the sect walked into the county clerk’s office and requested 300 voter registration forms, a potentially tide-turning number in a county with 1,800 voters.”

Everyone has the right to vote but when voting is used to intimidate a town because a commune is performing illegal acts.  This is reprehensible.  This is why the town, state, and Federal government must do their jobs in prosecuting these individuals for their acts against women and children. 

There is still a big question mark on what the role of corrupt politicians, corrupt judges is. I seriously suspect that certain men in Texas are receiving money or child bride favors for protecting this prostitution/mistress ring.  Furthermore, some media outlets are providing a platform for the FLDS which almost appears to be a commercial for this type of lifestyle.  I even observed on commentator trying to put words in the mouth of a FLDS women he was interviewing when she was about to get caught in a lie.  The lie was no members of the FLDS were not welfare recipients but he helped her clean up this lie.  It was totally awful.  I wonder if higher up in this media organization plan to take a trip to the Zion ranch soon or other FLDS locations and get a spiritual bride that their wife probably does not know about.