Answer them nothing: bringing down the polygamous empire of Warren Jeffs [electronic resource] / Debra Weyermann.
- ISBN: 9781569769157 (electronic bk.)
- ISBN: 156976915X (electronic bk.)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: [United States] : Chicago Review Press : 2011.
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|Summary, etc.:|| The compelling story of the struggle by law enforcement and activists to dismantle the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) is finally told. In 1953, when police raided the Short Creek compound of the FLDS, it soon became a political and publicity nightmare eventually costing the governor of Arizona his job. Thus began 50 years of skittish public officials turning a blind eye to heinous offenses such as child abandonment, kidnapping, statutory rape, and incest, as well as massive tax and welfare fraud. Warren Jeff's became the new FLDS prophet and president in 2002, and anti-FLDS activists watched in horror as he used his boundless authority and the resources of a tax-supported community to devastate thousands of lives on cruel whims. This expo presents a detailed, chilling account of how a hostile, destructive group can manipulate the U.S. judicial system. It is a mesmerizing journey into one of the United States' darkest corners, a story that stretches over three states and deep into the history of the powerful Mormon Church.
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