Government And Police Department In Colorado City Accused Of Operating As A Branch Of Polygamist Cult

Chilling, imagine traveling the Southwest and accidentally wandering into a extreme theocracy. Via ABC News:

Police in Arizona are beginning daily patrols in Colorado City, a polygamist community that was once home to Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) leader Warren Jeffs.

The patrols come after a complaint was filed by the U.S. Department of Justice against the Colorado City government and local marshal’s office alleging…the Colorado City Marshal’s Office “routinely uses its enforcement authority to enforce the edicts and will of the FLDS; fails to protect non-FLDS individuals from victimization by FLDS individuals; refuses to cooperate with other law enforcement agencies’ investigations of FLDS individuals; selectively enforces laws against non-FLDS; and uses its authority to facilitate unlawful evictions of non-FLDS, among other unlawful conduct.”

In April, the Arizona House of Representatives killed a bill that would have replaced local police in the town with Mohave County sheriff’s deputies.

Membership in the polygamist community has decreased following revelations of sexual abuse, the arrest of prominent officials and the takeover of a financial trust by the state of Utah in 2005. The church’s remaining 10,000 members live mostly in Colorado City and Hilldale, Utah. In 2011, Jeffs was convicted by a Texas jury of having sex with two girls, who were 15 and 12 years old. DNA evidence at the trial proved Jeffs had fathered a child with the 15-year-old girl.

Jeffs has reportedly been trying to maintain his control of the FLDS, even from behind bars. The Deseret News reported last month that Jeffs had issued an edict naming 15 men who were to father all future children in the sect. A year previously, sources told the paper that Jeffs had ordered all members of the sect, even those who were married, to stop having sex.

  • Calypso_1

    It’s going to be fun to watch what niceties the Dems find to inject into the public perception of the Moronies.

  • Miracles

    Mormons have completely infiltrated and infested much of the US military, FBI, CIA, and other Federal law enforcement apparatuses.  It’s extremely pervasive and needs to be exposed.

    And now we’re fixing to elect a Mormon as POTUS.  Don’t be surprised.

    • Calypso_1

      You are very much correct.  Infestation is a good word – Hive mind predominates. 
      Dangerous people –zealot, bureaucrat, middle-management from hell, gravitating to ‘minder’ type positions.

      • Miracles

        Indeed, and when I refer to the US Military, I’m more specifically referring to the officer class.  Enlisted folks are mostly of the Evangelicals and Baptist types.  The Mormons are putting themselves as you said in the middle management positions.

  • Jesus Borg

    I wonder what the link is with having Harems and being crazy Religious extremists?

    Is it like supressing female energy in general?

    It actually works out pretty bad for the dudes. You get a lof “excess males” in these systems.

    In the animal Kingdom too.  Gorillas have to either be alpha male or dead. That’s the choice they face. Lions too. Total badass killer that lives off the females or..dead.

    Pimpin ain’t easy.

  • VoxMagi

    If anyone wants a free window into what happens when separation of church and state falls out of favor…regardless of the religion involved…this is it. The more fervent the faith, the greater the likelihood of letting that faith dictate public affairs and impacting people not of that faith in a negative way. This may just be a micro-example…but the same situation has been played out a million times around the world throughout history. People become divided into camps…and the stronger camp writes the rulebook and abuses its momentary power…then the rival camp gets its turn and the enhanced dislike results in a spiral of ever more vicious abuses as the power waxes and wanes between sides. The whole purpose of keeping religion out of public policy was to prevent that terrible cycle from starting in the US…or to at least minimize it. The closer we get to eliminating the barrier between religion and government…the closer we get to the madness that made people flee to this country in the first place.

  • BuzzCoastin

    we could reword this report a little
    and it would be more broadly applicable

    the Obama/Holder DOJ
    “routinely uses its enforcement authority to enforce the edicts and will of the elites;
    fails to protect non-elites individuals from victimization by elites individuals;
    refuses to cooperate with other law enforcement agencies’ investigations of elites;
    selectively enforces laws against non-elites; and
    uses its authority to facilitate unlawful evictions of non-elites, among other unlawful conduct.”