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Wed Nov 28, 2012, 12:43 PM

Texas out to seize Warren Jeffs' polygamist ranch

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas wants to take ownership of Warren Jeffs' polygamist ranch where the convicted sect leader and his followers sexually assaulted children, state prosecutors said Wednesday.

The Texas attorney general's office filed a seizure warrant in rural Schleicher County on Wednesday. A judge will determine whether the state can take control of the 1,600-acre property owned by the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Jerry Strickland, a spokesman for the attorney general's office, said the court filings do not mean FLDS members still living at the Yearning for Zion Ranch must immediately leave.

He said the warrant instead begins the final chapter in the state's five-year prosecution against sect's indicted leaders and followers.
"This is simply the next step," Strickland said.


Read more: http://www.seattlepi.com/news/texas/article/Texas-out-to-seize-Warren-Jeffs-polygamist-ranch-4073769.php

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Reply Texas out to seize Warren Jeffs' polygamist ranch (Original post)
n2doc Nov 2012 OP
get the red out Nov 2012 #1
murielm99 Nov 2012 #4
get the red out Nov 2012 #7
Wellstone ruled Nov 2012 #2
MadHound Nov 2012 #3
sadbear Nov 2012 #5
Marrah_G Nov 2012 #6
ohheckyeah Nov 2012 #8

Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 12:49 PM

1. Good

I'll get flamed for feeling that way and rooting for Texas, but I don't care. People born into that cult, especially females, have no clue they even have rights as citizens, they are owned. Texas seems to be a state that has the guts to try to do something about it!

I will never be made to feel differently by any argument people want to throw out, and people have tried on various message boards in the past. GO TEXAS!!!!!!!!!

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Response to get the red out (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:15 PM

4. I guess I will be flamed along with you.

Seriously, it depends on the grounds for seizure.

Can they make a RICO case? Have they, like many members of their cult, defrauded the government by getting welfare and other payments for women and children? They have an expression, "bleed the beast." Could they seize the property to get back some of the stolen funds?

I am not against this. These are nasty, nasty people who abuse and brainwash their young and their females.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:43 PM

7. And steal from taxpayers

That's their whole grifter existence.

Call something a religion and it not only can deny people their rights, but it can proceed to suck the taxpayers dry.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 01:42 PM

2. Utah is going to do the same.

This is just another LDS Cult that sucks every one dry.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 01:47 PM

3. Sorry, I can't go along with this.

 

This is just as bad as seizing somebody's house because the cops found an ounce of kind bud in it. Furthermore, where do we stop on this slippery slope? At first, seizing property was designed only for drug dealers, then it included drug users, now it is going outside of drugs and into crimes such as child molestation. On and on it will go, until your house can be seized for simple assault, or worse, a speeding ticket.

The state should not profit from the prosecution of crime. It makes the state all the more eager to prosecute crime, including crimes that aren't really there.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:18 PM

5. Never trust the Texas state government.

As a Texan, I suspect there's some sort of ulterior motive.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 02:24 PM

6. Good

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 03:11 PM

8. What they need to do is

shut the damn cult down. Using 7 year old boys on construction jobs, forcing young girls to marry old men and the list goes on. There was a television special the other night about Jeffs still running the cult from prison. He handed down the order recently according to the tv special that husbands and wives can't touch each other.

The states of Arizona and Utah have turned a blind eye to this shit for years. The kids are uneducated, the wives and children nothing but slaves. Their freedom of religion does NOT entitle them to enslave people.

Not to mention how many of them get welfare.

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