Friday, August 08, 2008

Texas Fast Tracks the custody hearings

It's as if they were afraid that at any minute, something could come out that would explode their case, so now it's full speed ahead. The Deseret News;

"Clerks in a San Angelo court said Friday the hearings were rescheduled for Aug. 18, and could last the entire week. They were previously scheduled for Sept. 25.

'We will present evidence that we believe will justify the non-emergency removal of the children and the attorneys and parents will be represented and can plead their case to the court," said Texas Child Protective Services spokeswoman Marleigh Meisner. 'The judge ultimately decides if CPS gets temporary custody again.'"


I'm going to have to give this some thought. What's the big rush? What event is on the horizon that makes CPS suddenly in a hurry to get things done a over a month earlier? This is against a backdrop of terminating more cases.

"Texas child welfare authorities will not say if they plan to drop more cases involving children taken in the raid on the Fundamentalist LDS Church's YFZ Ranch.


'Those decisions will be made as we complete individual investigations,' Child Protective Services spokeswoman Marleigh Meisner said Thursday."



Normally something comes to me right away, but the only thing I can think of is that Rozita is back in Court on August 28th, and a plea deal is pending of some sort. Maybe Texas wants to complete custody cases before they are compelled to make a decision about arresting Rozita. Somehow I don't entirely buy that.

My advice to the FLDS, get a good lawyer that specializes in noisy publicity and DELAY. Find out what it is that Texas is afraid of. Make them wait if you can.

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4 comments:

Rulon said...

Very simple. There is another grand jury trial on the 22nd of August. Texas needs the testimony of the women to convict the men who have been indicted. Texas issued the indictments to save their case in the public eye, but still have no witnesses. CPS is desperate to get a ruling to put the children in foster care so they can put pressure on the women called to testify so they can get a conviction. With no testimony from the so called "victims" their is no crime.

The Pharisee said...

By George, I think you've got it.

Xorphshire said...

Do they need witnesses? I realize that they're desperate to get a victim/witness even if they have to manufacture one. But, do they really need any to convict? If Rulon's right, then that's exactly why they want to put some back in foster care.

I figured that the reason they want to kidnap a few is so the mothers whose cases get dismissed won't talk about the horrendous treatment they've suffered.

Either way, I suppose they want to use children for the same reason: To blackmail the parents.

Xorphshire said...

Do they need witnesses? I realize that they're desperate to get a victim/witness even if they have to manufacture one. But, do they really need any to convict? If Rulon's right, then that's exactly why they want to put some back in foster care.

I figured that the reason they want to kidnap a few is so the mothers whose cases get dismissed won't talk about the horrendous treatment they've suffered.

Either way, I suppose they want to use children for the same reason: To blackmail the parents.