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While travelling through Vegas, Warren Jeffs was arrested.

While travelling through Vegas, Warren Jeffs was arrested.

Old Aug 29th, 2006, 07:28 AM
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While travelling through Vegas, Warren Jeffs was arrested.

I just heard this on the news. He was on the FBI 10 Most Wanted list (along with Osama).

Boy, talk about a strange story. Have you heard about the young boys/men they forced to leave their homes and families so their girlfriends could marry the old men? Creepy.
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Old Aug 29th, 2006, 08:22 AM
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Yessssssssssss!!!!

What was he doing there anyway, in Sin city,lol.

I don't usually respond to news items here because the follow up opinions get a bit much from the motley crew, but since a reputable non trouble maker "sweet as potater pie Bayou" posted it, I'm all in!

'Sides, it is relevant as my niece is getting married over the strip next month in a helicopter and I'm working out a way(okay, a bribe to close friends to watch the kids) so I can go for the reception..

thanks for posting BG, J.
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Old Aug 29th, 2006, 08:22 AM
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If you google this guy you will get many, many web sites.
Forced marriages fof 14 year old girls (who incidently don't go to school past a certain age - sounded like the Taliban to me) to old men.
I am so happy they caught him.
The boys, who of course have no future because there are no girls for them to marry, are called "The Lost Boys".
If you become excommunicated your wives get reassigned to another church elder. I actually am shocked they let this guy pull this off for so long. I guess they were afraid of another Waco.
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Old Aug 29th, 2006, 08:38 AM
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Okay, I admit I live under a rock (well, not a big rock, maybe gravel or an oyster shell in Louisiana), but I had only heard bits and pieces about this until today.

You know, we gripe about things going on all over the world, but there are some awful practices right here in our own country.

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For those who find this thread offensive on the US forum, I have moved this discussion to the "Other Topics" thread.
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Old Aug 29th, 2006, 10:04 AM
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I wonder, to where was he travelling?

Just wait till rb and gekko see this!
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Old Aug 29th, 2006, 10:16 AM
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I bet even Siegfried and Roy wouldn't let their tigers near him!
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Old Aug 29th, 2006, 10:19 AM
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LMAO, J.

WHAT????!!!!
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Old Aug 29th, 2006, 10:30 AM
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I love Anderson Cooper but he started devoting way too much coverage to Warren Jeffs and I'm therefore way too familiar with him. I think AC thought it may turn into a Branch Davidian type of situation.

I just googled it and yes he was arrested. Clearly this dude is a pedophile and weirdo masquerading as a prophet.
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Old Aug 29th, 2006, 10:31 AM
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I just read that he was arrested in a routine traffic stop. What a moron!!! lol
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Old Aug 29th, 2006, 10:39 AM
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I am SO glad that got this guy. He has been notorious in CSJ postings for years and there are several more like him.

The arrogance of being out where he was is mind-boggling.
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Old Aug 29th, 2006, 10:48 AM
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JJ5, hate to show my ignorance about this, but what is CSJ?

He was in a RED Escalade - he is definitely arrogant and must have believed he was above the law.

Creep!
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Old Aug 29th, 2006, 12:12 PM
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Criminal Social Justice (police perp bulletins)

Believe it or not, these similar situations aren't just in the West- but usually aren't as large or as well publicized as this one is.

The economics of this are almost as bad as the social. The poor males have become adopted in a lot of cases as they have no monetary supports at a very young age, depending upon their size or attitude. Also the elders are in gravy monetarily from all the work performed by their "families".
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This is just a drop in the bucket in the ongoing scandal of the "reform" church of latter day saints in the southwestern U.S. The judges, cops, and powers that be in the area are involved in the life and the coverup, and the abuse of welfare alone (let alone children) should have had the feds there in force years ago.
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