By Debra Weyermann
Whilst police raided the fast Creek compound of the elemental Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 1953, it quickly grew to become a political and exposure nightmare and at last fee the governor of Arizona his task. From that time on, skittish public officers allowed the polygamist sect to perform its tenants unmolested for the subsequent 50 years and grew to become a blind eye to baby abandonment, kidnapping, statutory rape, incest, and big tax and welfare fraud.
yet then Warren Jeffs, a brand new FLDS prophet, escalated the sect’s crimes to close insanity. Activists watched in horror as he used his unlimited authority and the assets of a tax-supported community—in essence, a feudal empire at the Utah/Arizona border—to devastate hundreds of thousands of lives on merciless whims, marrying ladies as younger as eleven to 60-year-old males and using off teenage “lost boys” who Jeffs felt threatened his authority.
resolution Them not anything is the chilling tale of the sufferers, activists, prosecutors, judges, police officers, and lawyers who in 2001 all started the fight to dismantle the FLDS empire and convey Jeffs and his henchmen to justice. it's a enchanting trip into certainly one of America’s darkest corners, a narrative that stretches over 3 states and deep into heritage of the robust Mormon Church.
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Young Glen had other serious problems that his teachers and classmates at school knew nothing about. According to legal documents later filed by his attorney, he ate paint, but by the time authorities learned about the disturbing childhood aberration, it was too late to figure out if it was lead-based. If it was, it could have caused a wide variety of problems, including severe brain damage. According to the court documents, the boy also had a habit of repeatedly banging his head against the wall of his upstairs bedroom at night.
Police records in Ohio and California show that during a period of about thirteen years beginning in 1982 he was picked up or indicted at least ten times on felony charges, fifteen times for misdemeanors, and was named in criminal and civil courts eleven different times for physical assaults on women. Rogers shuttled back and forth between Hamilton and California for a while, prowling the grimy underside of society in two states while fitfully working at a series of catch-can, dead-end jobs. When he had money he flashed it around and spent it like water in the tough, seedy bars in which he hung out.
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