Answer them nothing : bringing down the polygamous empire of Warren Jeffs / Debra Weyermann.
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- ISBN: 9781569765319
- ISBN: 1569765316
- Physical Description: xii, 386 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color facsimile, map, color photographs ; 24 cm
- Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, 
- Copyright: ©2011
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-371) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Prologue: the raid -- Ruth crosses the Rubicon -- Section 132 -- Bill Walker and the first case -- Judge Shumate -- New sheriff -- Dan Fischer and the lost boys -- Roger Hoole and the lost boys lawsuit -- Short creek -- Warren Jeffs -- Texas at bat -- Arizona at bat, again -- Answer them nothing -- Whip comes down -- End begins -- Fun on the run -- Cops and taxes -- Satan's accountant -- Nailed -- Conviction -- Texas pulls the plug -- Courts -- Emergency wars -- Utah fades -- Arizona rising -- Three strikes in Texas -- Lives of others -- Light -- End game -- Epilogue: Ruth across the Rubicon.
|Summary, etc.:|| When police raided the Short Creek compound of the Fundamental Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 1953, it soon became a political and publicity nightmare and eventually cost the governor of Arizona his job. From that point on, skittish public officials allowed the polygamist sect to practice its tenants for the next 50 years and turned a blind eye to child abandonment, kidnapping, statutory rape, incest, and massive tax and welfare fraud. But then Warren Jeffs, a new FLDS prophet, escalated the sect's crimes and used his limitless authority and the resources of a tax-supported community--in essence, a feudal empire on the Utah/Arizona border--to devastate thousands of lives on cruel whims, marrying girls as young as 11 to 60-year-old men and driving off teenage "lost boys" who Jeffs felt threatened his authority. This is the story of the victims, activists, prosecutors, judges, cops, and attorneys who in 2001 began the struggle to dismantle the FLDS empire and bring Jeffs and his henchmen to justice.
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|Subject:||Polygamy > United States.
Jeffs, Warren, 1955-
Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
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Mormon fundamentalism > United States.