Colorado City Now Has Cops That Enforce Arizona Laws Instead of a Child Rapist's Laws

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Mohave County Sheriff's Office
Mohave County Sheriff Tom Sheahan (right) and Sergeant Mike Hoggard.
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Mohave County Sheriff Tom Sheahan and his deputies are now patrolling Colorado City, since the Warren Jeffs kiss-asses who were supposed to be policing the town just couldn't seem to enforce state laws.

Colorado City, the spot on the Utah/Arizona border that the child-rapist Jeffs used to call home -- and remains the home to members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints -- was previously patrolled only by the "Marshal's Office," which is believed to be loyal to Jeffs instead of the law.

That belief has been a focus of Attorney General Tom Horne for quite some time, and recently became the focus of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, which alleges -- in part -- that the "Marshal's Office" does its policing on the basis of FLDS law, instead of enforcing actual laws.

The unconstitutional policing allegations include the Marshals confronting people about disobeying FLDS rules, slaughtering non-FLDS members' animals (including a massive slaughter of dogs ordered by Jeffs), helping return underage brides to their creepy husbands, and much more.

This has been going on for "at least 20 years," according to the feds' complaint.

Horne tried to replace the "Marshal's Office" -- which has absolutely nothing to do with the U.S. Marshals Service -- but the legislation he supported was shot down in the House this last session.

Before that federal lawsuit came in, Horne's office announced a $420,000 grant to the Mohave County Sheriff's Office for patrols, which comes from asset-forfeiture funds obtained through drug prosecutions.

Horne said last month he hopes that the grant with the Sheriff's Office will serve as a bridge until next year, as he's banking on the Legislature approving the legislation the next time around.

The Sheriff's Office says the grant -- which it cites as being $500,000 -- will pay for "deputy sheriff overtime and expenses to provide fair and unbiased law enforcement services to this community on the Arizona Utah border."


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Topfarm
Topfarm

You have GOT to be kidding!  I'll bet you are a democrat too, spawned from a miss- matched pair of demos.  Spew the "family junk" and ignore the problems we have that have NOTHING to do with fundimentalism.  (accept the muslim that use to call himself a christian???)  If you are going to throw rocks, maybe you need to bounce a few off your proverbial head to improve it's circulation.  Time is past for the sons to pay for the stupidity of their forefathers accept with the national debt and our jobless economy........... THOSE ARE THE REAL PROBLEMS IN OUR COUNTRY.  THAT AND THE ELITESTS THAT "GOVERN US" BECAUSE PEOPLE WERE STUPID ENOUGH TO VOTE THEM INTO OFFICE.  Yeah, spread the word.  Idiots.

TDB
TDB

Jesus get ths place under control. The FLDS Church is a violent cult and sounds like their cops are church members. They're probably the one's killing small animals for fun.

Madworld
Madworld

Winston, re-read my post knucklehead. I never mentioned the LDS.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

pretty sure they are right actually. The LDS church seems to have enough control OF AZ and UTAH, including kicking people interested in the truth out of SLC, because the church owns all the streets there or some bullshit. Would suggest that all the Mormoms move to IRAN.

Native Guns
Native Guns

 How do you defend the belief that the Mormon church is a pseudo-racist institution?

Native Guns
Native Guns

 To me, he is the 80 year old octogenarian serpent of the MCSO. "Serpent" as the slimy, slithering lying deceiver that he is.

TruConserv
TruConserv

As does the Old Testament and, arguably, the New Testament.

TruConserv
TruConserv

I agree, fully. That's why I, as a Jew, think we should leave the Mormons alone on the issue of Baptism for the Dead. Similarly, I want them to leave me alone when I say the whole JC thing is nonsense. So far, they have.  I'm just trying to return the favor.

Mick1970
Mick1970

 Oh --- OK -- so you've never been to Utah then .....right???

Mick1970
Mick1970

 He will 'pardon' all of them so daddy can come back home.  Kids need a father and the prison cells will finally stop the stench of sperm!!!

Mick1970
Mick1970

 WHATEVER !!! MORMONS are MORMONS are MORMONS ..........  Oh how the LDS Church hates this FACT !!!

Bob Plumb
Bob Plumb

About time these creepy perverts quit having it their way. 

Not Surprised
Not Surprised

No thanks to our extremist legislators...and governor.  One thumb up for Horne, I'll give him the benefit of the doubt for now. Time will tell if he's truly doing this to remedy things in Colorado City, or if this is just political pandering for his upcoming gubernatorial run and/or to distract from his "legal problems."

TruConserv
TruConserv

I don't.  I'm not here to be a Mormon apologist. On the one issue of Baptism for the Dead, specifically as it involves Jewish names, I think we should (1) talk about it honestly, if at all, and (2) not talk about it because it doesn't hurt anyone. I'm no expert on the LDS and if they are institutionally racist, and that racism or racialism harms others, then fuck'em.

sacman701
sacman701

His motives are unknowable and ultimately irrelevant. What matters is that he's doing the right thing here.

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