I guess nobody is going to talk about this raid so I guess I will. I am no fan of cults but folks this used to be America where people are presumed innocent until proven guilty and where you do not put over one thousand peoples lives in danger over some anonymous phone call of wife abuse.
So am I really to believe that this well coordinated attack by State Rangers, Federal Rangers and polices forces of six counties all came together into a swat like raid based on one wife abuse call? Give me a break!
This plan obviously was already in place and they were just looking for an excuse to carry out the raid. Up to the point of this writing they have not even come up with the 16 year old that will admit to making the call so who knows if the pretense was even legit.
Had there been any armed resistance at all hundreds could have died including children. Did the government learn nothing from Waco or is it that they just do not care?
Now hundreds of children have been taken from their mothers and are forcefully being put in foster homes not based on any evidence but based on what the government wants to believe. There may have been child abuse but if there was get the evidence legally. The ends do not justify the means unless we now believe in communism.
I see little difference between this and what happens in the worst of police states. You might think this has little to do with you until the government passes hate speach laws and gets some anonymous call that someone heard hate speech at your church and then they raid your Sunday school and take your kids away from you. Or perhaps a judge will rule on a a law like in California where you cannot home school, or who knows what else? They just might not like your looks.
Americans you had better reign in your police forces or you can kiss any freedoms goodbye in this nation.
This is probably not going to have a nice ending. I think it is just the start of something.
SAN ANGELO, Texas — Police wore body armor, sported automatic weapons and were backed by an armored personnel carrier for a raid on a West Texas polygamist retreat, photos and video released Tuesday show.
Four still photos and a slice of video were released to The Associated Press by Rod Parker, spokesman for the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, which owns the raided Yearning for Zion Ranch near San Angelo in Eldorado.
Sect members took the photos and video during the first few days of a seven-day raid that involved police agencies from six counties, the Texas Rangers, the state highway patrol and wildlife officers.
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