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Friday, June 22,2012

Feds Sue Two Polygamous Towns

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The Justice Department on Thursday filed a lawsuit against two polygamous Utah-Arizona border towns, claiming that local leaders have neglected the rights of residents who don't belong to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, a religious sect run by convicted child molester Warren Jeffs.

The suit alleges that city leaders and law enforcement in the towns of Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz., worked in conjunction with Jeffs to support, in the words of the Associated Press, "a campaign of intimidation against the unfaithful, denying them housing and municipal services and allowing members of the dominant religious sect to destroy their crops and property."


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