I've commented on a couple of other articles on this subject that as long as the
Texas Rangers can keep control of this investigation, you only need to pray for
the kids and families. Once the feds stick their ugly heads into it, all hope is
lost.Waco was NOT a Texas problem; it was a fed one!
Its begining to look like the only people who broke the law in the YFZ debacle
were the ones charged with enforcing the law, the Texas Child Protective
Services. The phone call to the Bew Bridge Family Shelter by "Sarah" is
suspicious, and even if it is authentic, the caller allegely called back later
and recanted what she had eaarlier reported. Now, like the weapons of mass
destruction that were threatening us in Iraq. she can't be found. And the man
she acccuses of abusing her apparently has not been in Texas for thirty years.
Did someone with an axe to grind use the Child Protective Service to unleash a
vendetta against the YFC ranch? It will be interesting to watch the rest of
the story unfold. The Child protective Services may have a lot of explaining to
That's Texas CPS for you. They absolutely love their power and authority. They
automatically assume that there is child abuse in every case they look into, and
if there's nothing obvious, then they twist the facts until, in their minds,
there IS abuse. Pretty scary people to have the kind of unsupervised power that
they are allowed to use. We live in Texas. Everything is bigger in Texas....
like their egos.
Huh? Why would the "Mojave County Probation Office" - for Mojave county, Arizona
- be in St. George (Washington county), Utah? Wouldn't it be in Kingman,
Susan -absolutely right. CPS in Texas is an agency out of control. If they can't
find something they "spin it" to make it sound like there is something.I
know of one family that had their door unlocked and a 7 year old neighbor child
walked over and just walked into the house without knocking. The CPS worker
could find nothing else to make a case on so she stated in her report the
"children in the home were at risk of sexual molestation by a neighbor child
because a neighbor child had access to them". The CPS official conventiently did
NOT mention the child was 7 or that she was a perfectly well mannered little
girl.All children in the house were older than the 7 year old. CPS
spun that to sound like some "creepy teenager" neighborhood thug had access.
1. What number was the phone call made from ?2. Who owns that phone ?3. Can the carrier confirm that the phone calls actually happened from the
compound ? (easy to confirm for them from their data)
Mohave County Probation has an office in St George, UT that services the Arizona
Strip - the area northwest of the Grand Canyon - which is Mohave County. Their
main office is in Kingman but they have offices in Lake Havasu City, AZ;
Bullhead City, AZ; and St George UT.
Seems that Texas CPS went on a witch-hunt. They certainly didn't do any
investigating before going full bore. Phoneman is right, they can easily verify
alot about those phone calls. Now they can only offer up PR to try and cover
there behinds. Sure the FLDS are some different people and any kind of sex with
someone under legal age is illegal and immoral. By blindly taking all these
kids, will in the long run be a major mistake. These being the most devout, they
not going to give the officals any info. Texas CPS had opened pandora's box and
seems to be only furthering the strange religion of the FLDS.
Wait a minute. I thought you (Deseret News) told us this man was guilty? So, if
they're not arresting him, what's the reason for 500+ people being taken out of
their homes and separated from family?I've read your news articles
and I've listened to Doug Wright, Enid Green, Mark Shurtliff on your sister
station, KSL, tell me these people are guilty and need to be punished.So what's up?As ignorant as I am, I figured there was never a real
call from within the community. This looked like (and does even more today) an
attempt by the government to break up an unwanted community.I feel
compassion for these people. It's good to see I'm not alone.
In reading...it seems that some persons approve of pedophillia. I had not
thought that about Mormons. Live and learn.
Funny how all the people wanting to tar and feather the FLDS have avoided this
story. It seems they only want to deal with rumor and emotion -- not with the
actual facts. If the FLDS were Black, Latino, or Muslim, the ACLU would have
been all over this. However, they have remained cowardly and quiet.