Saturday, May 03, 2008

What Friends of the FLDS do next. Yes, YOU are a friend of the FLDS, or you had better become one NOW.

Eventually the number of horses changed in mid stream will become the issue. Texas now admits the original warrant is invalid because they have known, probably since BEFORE they went to see Rozita Swinton in the first place. So as "Friends of the FLDS" what is the next step? First let's examine the new information in the "Statesman."

"The phone number used to call the crisis center is the same one once used by a Colorado woman, identified as 33-year-old Rozita Swinton of Colorado Springs, accused of making previous false reports of abuse.

Investigators have not said whether Swinton made the call to Texas authorities, though Vinger said she is 'still considered a person of interest.'"

The official state Political Newspaper of Texas now asserts that the call came from Rozita. Vinger still stonewalls but the actions, and the murky business about WHEN the warrant was canceled shows that Texas is nervous about the dates.

I agree if Texas goes in and finds no evidence of the crime and if they went in for bad cause they can't turn around and go out when they see a murder in progress. This is essentially their case for staying. The FLDS argument will now be in part that Texas knew going in that they had no cause, but Texas will counter with "Ok, we'll discipline the offender, but what about the crime we saw?"

So what is the CAUSE they say they saw? What they say the saw is an obviously pregnant young girl. The lines of defense are now several. One, as discussed previously, and elsewhere in the press, a pregnant young girl, even 13 years old is NOT prima facie evidence of a crime. This cause is also attacked on the basis of technique. My wife and I saw a clear example of age confusion tonight. We were at Home Depot and saw a car load of what HAD to be teenagers (or were they) but one was wearing a lot of makeup and looked "hard" before her time. I could be wrong of course, but that's the point. The Visual Verification of age is invalid. Either I'm right and the young lady I saw tonight with too much makeup and a cigarette was 16ish, or I'm wrong. But the state trooper looking at a homespun young woman at YFZ has been looking at too many examples of the former in making his or her judgment. Life may not wear as hard on FLDS young women as the normal high school girl. We already have plenty of statistics about venereal disease among teenage girls in the general population that would make them "old beyond their years."

So unless they can say that one of the three or two or one girls they say WAS the pregnant girl that they "eyeballed," the second cause fails and Texas' Keystone Gestapo has to pull the horse switch in mid stream again. Which is why all the leaking about abuse. The bishops record. Molesting young boys. 31 girls that have been pregnant. Broken bones and so on and so on and so on. All of these are for two reasons. To provide cause that has been found before old causes expire. We've seen this in politics, it's called the "Fishing Expedition." Keep digging until you find something. Why? Because they "know" it's there, we'll get to that later. The other reason is to keep public sentiment behind them and to keep truly moral politicians (oxymoron I know) from backing up the FLDS. The CPS only has one handler holding their chain, and as long as it is not jerked, they'll keep snarling and biting.

So why does the Texas Keystone Gestapo "know" there is a crime there? Imagine a sequence of questions a CPS official asks themselves prior to "going in." One is; "How Many Kids Are There?" Since there are more than 460 kids in one place, The Keystone Cop Gestapo feels pretty sure of themselves. ANY flimsy cause will work because they KNOW the stats.

According to the experts, 62 percent of girls are sexually abused by the age of 18 – outside the YFZ Ranch.

According to the experts, 31 percent of boys are sexually abused by the age of 18 – outside the YFZ Ranch.

According to the experts, most rape victims are under 12 years old – outside the YFZ Ranch."

Since the national average of bone breakage is HIGHER than that of the FLDS kids, let's outline what the Texas CPS Gestapo has alleged. It tells us what they were sure to find and WHY the headlines are as they are. It also tells us why they have not problem going in to round up ANY large group of kids in one place, because they are so certain of what they will find.

The list of AUTOMATIC allegations when rounding up "a lot" of kids.

Sex abuse of young girls. Check.

Sex abuse of boys. Check.

Broken Bones. Check.

What this means is that if you give CPS a large enough target, and a reason to be mad at you, they're goin' in. They have such broad power to "protect" the children that no one worries about the fact that the warrant is for someone not there, we have our excuse, we're goin' in. The only reason for holding back is that they're not mad at you. After they're in, round up all the kids, grab all their medical records, start interviewing them and sure as shootin', SOMEONE will be GUILTY of SOMETHING. THIS MEANS YOU. This means YOUR church school. This means YOUR day care. This means YOUR Church. This is why you must stop this now. This is why you must be a friend of the FLDS, at least for the duration.

Even with all these "certainties," there is no arrest warrant for anyone for any crime yet and it's starting to look like they're going to let Rozita Swinton off the hook (the poor abused thing) not because they really sympathize with her, but because they don't want attention drawn to their frequent jumps from rolling log to rolling log. Eventually it will become obvious. Texas figures they'll find something before you wake up. As far as they are concerned, THEY ALREADY KNOW THEY WILL, not because of evidence, but because if they rounded up 460 kids of families like yours, they know they would find the same things. IT MUST STOP NOW.

Next, why you want to side with polygamists.

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Anonymous said...

I am continually amazed by people who support the FLDS uncritically without looking at the devastating nature of the organization. Even if one does not buy into the reasoning of Texas CPS to take the children away from Yearning For Zion, there are two well-documented aspects of FLDS life in recent years that should give supporters pause.

They are:

1) Reassignment of wives and children from dissenting men to "worthy" men and

2) the "Lost Boys."

Both are dirty little secrets of the FLDS. The group tries to present itself as this bastion of moral living (oh, except we practice polygamy), but they don't want to talk about these two things.

It's well documented that Warren Jeffs has taken wives and children (whom he regards as "things" or "rewards") and reassigned them to "more worthy" men. It gives the lie to the idea that these are good (multiple) family people, because what love and stability can grow out of a situation where there's a real fear that if you step out of line, you'll lose your wives and children? What does that say to the wives and children?

As for the "Lost Boys," kicking out the teenage boys to fend for themselves on the unfamiliar streets of Salt Lake City or other cities in the Western USA is simply unconscionable. Oh yeah, family members are forbidden to have anything to do with the young man who has been thrown away like he's just a piece of trash. It's another way of breaking up families, done by the leaders of the FLDS, to keep the competition for wives down.

Both of these things are well-documented aspects of FLDS life. Any person who calls himself a supporter of the FLDS ought to think twice abous supporting an organization that cares so little about family ties that it will move wives and children around at the whim of the "profit," to say nothing of the disposal of a whole generation of young men.

Anonymous said...

I have been dying to post this quote somewhere and this seems the appropriate place, especially given the previous anon comment:

From the movie "A Man for All Seasons" (1966):

William Roper: So, now you give the Devil the benefit of law!
Sir Thomas More: Yes! What would you do? Cut a great road through the law to get after the Devil?
William Roper: Yes, I'd cut down every law in England to do that!
Sir Thomas More: Oh? And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned 'round on you, where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat? This country is planted thick with laws, from coast to coast, Man's laws, not God's! And if you cut them down, and you're just the man to do it, do you really think you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then? Yes, I'd give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety's sake!

end quote

It doesn't matter what the allegations against the FLDS are, they are entitled to the same due process and Constitutional rights as every other person in this country. Once we start judging one group of people without equal application of the law and without due process, the rights of every person in the country are endangered.