By Debra Weyermann
Whilst police raided the fast Creek compound of the elemental Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 1953, it quickly grew to become a political and exposure nightmare and at last price the governor of Arizona his task. From that time on, skittish public officers allowed the polygamist sect to perform its tenants unmolested for the following 50 years and became a blind eye to baby abandonment, kidnapping, statutory rape, incest, and big tax and welfare fraud.
yet then Warren Jeffs, a brand new FLDS prophet, escalated the sect’s crimes to close insanity. Activists watched in horror as he used his unlimited authority and the assets of a tax-supported community—in essence, a feudal empire at the Utah/Arizona border—to devastate hundreds of thousands of lives on merciless whims, marrying ladies as younger as eleven to 60-year-old males and riding off teenage “lost boys” who Jeffs felt threatened his authority.
resolution Them not anything is the chilling tale of the sufferers, activists, prosecutors, judges, police officers, and legal professionals who in 2001 started the fight to dismantle the FLDS empire and convey Jeffs and his henchmen to justice. it's a spell binding trip into one in every of America’s darkest corners, a narrative that stretches over 3 states and deep into heritage of the robust Mormon Church.
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