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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