[ExI] flds raid, was general repudiation...

Tom Nowell nebathenemi at yahoo.co.uk
Sun Apr 27 10:41:54 UTC 2008

Spike mentioned the raid on the FLDS compound. I'm sure the authorities
felt entirely justified in their actions, what with these particular
FLDS members being followers of Warren Jeffs, a long time member of the
FBIs ten most wanted list until his arrest, and there being definite
allegations from underage girls about sexual abuse. What with it being
a compound in the gun-loving state of Texas, I can understand that
maybe the authorities thought a heavily armed presence was needed.
 If a community in Britain was under such accusations, the authorities
may not have acted in time - the neighbours would have come in and
lynched the menfolk by the testicles, as sexual abuse of minors is the
crime most likely to trigger "mob justice" in this country.

Actually, in Britain we did have one notorious case of the authorities
swooping in to take kids on bad information:


The "satanic abuse" case where nineteen children were removed because
of dubious interviews by social workers. Reading the media reports of
the time, it was like the Salem witch trials happening in 1990s

If the court case shows any evidence of sex with women below the age of
consent in the state of Texas, I'm sure many of the men in that
compound will be going to jail for long periods. The state of Texas
does not treat mormons in the way that one Australian court treated an
aboriginal community.


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