Friday, August 22, 2008

And again, the FLDS offer surrender.

Just as before, the state of Texas pretends that secrecy is necessary to achieve arrest. Just as before, the FLDS offers immediate surrender and cooperation.

The Salt Lake Tribune - SAN ANGELO, Texas - "Attorneys representing a polygamous sect have asked Texas authorities to disclose the three individuals indicted by a grand jury Thursday so the FLDS members can voluntarily surrender to the Schleicher County Sheriff's Office.

In a letter sent to the Texas Attorney General's Office today, attorneys Cynthia Orr and Gerald Goldstein reiterated an offer made before Thursday's session to cooperate if the jury issued any indictments.

The attorneys said that upon notice of any indictments, the individuals named would voluntarily surrender 'at Sheriff [David] Doran's office with dispatch.'

The letter also requested that there be a discussion of a reasonable bail amount because those indicted, all members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 'do not present a flight risk and will present themselves whenever the court deems appropriate.'

On Thursday, the Schleicher County Grand Jury indicted three individuals on felony charges. The attorney general's office declined to specify the nature of the charges or the individual's names until they have been arrested."

If the pattern of indictments continue, and new men are named, even charged men now out on bail, I'm going to guess that Texas will conduct a show raid to "frog walk" a prisoner or two in front of the camera, despite the fact that they have surrendered in the past, and will almost certainly do so again.

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