|US Attorney Brett Tolman|
"Federal authorities have been probing allegations of crimes involving the Fundamentalist LDS Church and its leader Warren Jeffs for years — but have been unable to develop enough probable cause to launch a full-scale investigation or bring charges.That's four weeks after the raid. The FBI HAD NOTHING. They were still saying it.
'Those cases where you hear rumor and innuendo about child brides and corruption, we have to have reasonable suspicion to open an investigation,' U.S. Attorney for Utah Brett Tolman said Thursday. 'Beyond that, we have to have probable cause to even get search warrants and grand jury subpoenas. That we have not been able to establish on numerous occasions.'
In an extensive interview with the Deseret News on Thursday (May 1st, 2008) Tolman and Tim Fuhrman, the special agent-in-charge of the Salt Lake City office of the FBI, detailed their efforts to investigate crimes within the FLDS Church. They also spoke against the need for a federal task force on polygamy-related crimes, despite a push by the U.S. Senate majority leader and the Utah and Arizona attorneys general."
Then enters the Shadowy Special Agent Johnathan Wilson Broadway? A man with Colorado Connections who neatly withholds information on Rozita's involvement from Texas Rangers, until after the raid is over.
FBI Special Agent J W Broadway, who leans on Anti FLDS forces that are not too bright, when they stray too close to sensitive material?
Brett Tolman also says:
"The crimes that are being alleged or that there is suspicion, these are predominantly state crimes. I think it's a rush to judgment to think that a federal task force is the answer."So they have nothing at the FBI. They can't prosecute sex crimes unless they are Mann Act stuff.
"Right now, Tolman said that all his office has is suspicion and nothing more. Child abuse, rape and incest are all state-level crimes. So is bigamy.So we have a stymied FBI and no cry for help.
'We have the ability to prosecute transferring or crossing state lines for purposes of sex, and we had a case a couple of years ago that we investigated,' Tolman said. 'When the young woman was interviewed, she indicated that no sex had ever occurred. At that point we're very limited outside some evidence to help us establish probable cause.' "
Let's go even farther back, to April 10th, the day before Special Agent Broadway "officially" hands Rozita's name to Brooks Long:
MSNBC/AP - "On Thursday (April 10th, 2008) state and local law enforcement authorities defended their decision to leave the sect alone for four years after it moved in.
'We are aware that this group is capable of' sexually abusing girls, Sheriff David Doran said. 'But there again, this is the United States. We are going to respect them. We're not going to violate their civil rights until we get an outcry.' "
|Sheriff David Doran|
The FBI wants at them, but complains there's that nasty constitution standing in the way. Locals want at the FLDS, but also, there's that troublesome document again.
When exactly did FBI Special Agent Broadway move to San Angelo, from Douglas County, where Rozita was convicted for faking being a little girl in distress?
Evidence dug up by the Pharisees VAST network of researchers say it was sometime after 2002. Agent Broadway appears to have been first stationed in Dallas, and then moved out to San Angelo. He seems to have lived there before, moving from Texas to Colorado and then back to Texas again, probably Dallas, and then out to San Angelo.
So he's been waiting four years too. Are both men getting a little impatient? I know the Doran article above makes him sound like he's wanted something to break for a while.
Did they just get tired of waiting and decide to prime the pump? Did Broadway "call someone" he knew in Colorado and "order up" a cry for help?
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