By Debra Weyermann
While police raided the quick Creek compound of the basic Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 1953, it quickly turned a political and exposure nightmare and at last expense 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 became a blind eye to baby abandonment, kidnapping, statutory rape, incest, and large 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 women 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, law enforcement officials, and lawyers who in 2001 begun the fight to dismantle the FLDS empire and produce Jeffs and his henchmen to justice. it's a spell binding trip into one among America’s darkest corners, a narrative that stretches over 3 states and deep into heritage of the strong Mormon Church.
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