Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Um, we don't know what we're going to charge someone with.

Ain't it grand when someones kids are locked up for a month and law enforcement plays hot potato with the case? Go ahead, just sign up for updates for the Salt Lake Tribune. Really, if it wasn't for this paper, everyone would be locked in a dungeon somewhere and we'd have stopped caring a long time ago.

"Jerry Strickland, a spokesman for Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, did not know what type of charges the office would consider, but said: 'Our office has been in communication with law enforcement as well as prosecutors."'

And in the biggest news to come out of Texas since Waco, all they say is they've "been in communication?" I know I'd be real comfortable in my tomato patch this morning, having been bussed all over and imprisoned and deprived of my children knowing that the best Jerry Strickland and Greg Abbott can do is communicate.

"Texas Child Protective Services (CPS) has said there is evidence adult FLDS men were having sex with underage girls. Officials also have said 41 of the 464 FLDS children in custody had histories of broken bones, but have acknowledged that it has not been determined whether any of those injuries were the result of abuse."

So, it's SIX now? I thought that was five. That's ok. ARREST THEM. Give the other children back. Part of the function of law is and the punishments associated with them is deterrence. You don't stroll into the Two Dot Bar (there is such a place) and arrest everyone because one of them is drunk. Arrest the drunk, scare the rest. Besides, if they can only find six in all that group either you shut down all the high schools in Texas or you give the rest back.

"Two men arrested for allegedly interfering with police during the raid have not been charged."

Duh. and don't forget they were NOT charged with a crime of sex or violence.

"CPS said Tuesday it is assessing the FLDS children to develop individual education plans.
It is planning for children to be taught in foster care facilities, not public schools, the agency said."

Texas has been singularly unsuccessful instilling good values and behavior in children. Oh please don't make me link to it. It's systemic, not anecdotal.

Too funny. The article in "GoSanAngelo" starts THIS way;

"With evidence sorted and the state Attorney General's Office called in to help, the prosecution of the historic YFZ Ranch child-abuse case needs just one thing - a suspect."

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