[Vision2020] condemning rape redux/FLDS

Sue Hovey suehovey at moscow.com
Fri Apr 25 21:10:30 PDT 2008

In other instances when "only one" child is being abused isn't it pretty 
standard practice for the courts to remove all the children who are at risk 
of being abused?  And has it been ascertained the tip was false as you say? 
I knew it was being questioned.

Sue H.
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From: "Andreas Schou" <ophite at gmail.com>
To: "keely emerinemix" <kjajmix1 at msn.com>
Cc: <vision2020 at moscow.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2008 3:24 PM
Subject: Re: [Vision2020] condemning rape redux/FLDS

>> I was dismayed but not entirely shocked to see that Courtney has raised
>> questions about the legality of the recent raid on the FLDS compound from
>> which 416 children were removed.  It appears that the call tipping police
>> off to the sexual abuse of children might have originated outside of the
>> Yearning For Zion Ranch -- which in this case leads Dale to remind his
>> readers of the ominous and obvious similarities to, say, the FBI's raid 
>> on
>> Waco's Branch Davidians.
> I think, unfortunately, that this is a fair criticism. The FBI's raid
> of the FLDS compound was based on a false anonymous tip originating in
> Colorado. Based on this tip--which, itself, provided  evidence that
> only *one* child was being abused, not 416--they removed every last
> one of the children in the community from their families.
> They didn't have probable cause to believe that every last one of the
> children in the compound was being abused--unless, of course, you
> count "belonging to a religion promoting polygamy" as not simply being
> an environment conducive to abuse (which it is) but, rather,
> constituting abuse in and of itself.
> -- ACS
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