Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Is it CPS Desperation or are they trying to rattle the FLDS? Both?

Sneaky CPS, Sneaky. While all the FLDS people are tied up in court, try to get back inside to conduct another search.

The Deseret News - ELDORADO, Texas — "Texas Child Protective Services workers were at the gates of the Yearning For Zion Ranch late this morning attempting to serve more court papers related to the massive custody case involving children seized from the property of the Fundamentalist LDS Church.

Schleicher County Sheriff David Doran told the Deseret News his office was merely accompanying CPS workers while they served the documents.

'We just sent a marked unit to the gate,' the sheriff explained, referring any additional questions to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.

Forty-five miles away, a handful of FLDS men bolted from the courthouse in San Angelo and headed to Eldorado after receiving word that law enforcement was at the ranch's gate. Rumors were flying at the courthouse that police had returned to the ranch to search for more children."

What's the real reason?

"They were just looking for more children is all," said an unidentified man standing at the gate of the ranch. "I told them there was none here."

It also serves to physically disrupt the opposition as shown by the panic that ensued among the FLDS men. Divide and conquer.

UPDATE: The Salt Lake Tribune also reports;

"He asked if they had a search warrant; when they answered they did not, he declined to let them enter and they left, he said.
Asked if CPS will now seek a search warrant, Gonzalez said: 'We are conferring with law enforcement.'"

UPDATE PART TWO (the Sequel) Now there's even more;

"Parker said CPS officials told sect member Willie Jessop, who also acts as a spokesman, that they had an eyewitness account that five children were living on the ranch. The timing of the account was unclear and it could be weeks old, Parker said."

Weeks old? Frankly I'd believe Parker or Willie. They haven't lied to us yet. Weeks old suggests it's panic or a dust up of the FLDS to make them nervous, or both. Further indications that CPS has nothing and are now starting to feel it.

Eyewitness? Let's hear it. Was it another phone call? Is this the eyewitness that they had "inside" for four years? Oh wait, that was Waldo wasn't it.

It's hard to know exactly what to think of this though.

Grandstanding? Trying to besmirch the reputation of the FLDS while things are going badly for the CPS in court?

Did they KNOW something and seek to go back when the FLDS were logistically weak? Namely, no one is minding the store and can hide children. I would think they would have had a warrant if that was the case.

Desperate? Do they now need some hidden underage pregnant girls to bolster the case which just MIGHT have lost it's only 14 year old in the 14-17 date range they keep throwing around?

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