Doris Goodale Won't Explain Her Defense of Colorado City's Allegedly Corrupt Police Force

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Representative Doris Goodale.
For the second straight year, Republican Representative Doris Goodale strongly opposed legislation that would disband the "Marshal's Office" in the polygamist town of Colorado City, which is in her district.

Despite county, state, and federal authorities claiming misconduct in the police force there, Goodale continues to defend it, and she's refused to explain her defense to New Times.

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We left a message on her phone last week, and also left a message with an aide last week. We even called her house in Kingman, where no one picked up the phone. We haven't heard a peep out of Goodale.

Republican Representative Michelle Ugenti proposed the legislation this session, supported by Attorney General Tom Horne, which calls for local police departments to be dissolved if half of its police officers have their certifications taken away over the course of eight years. This would have gotten rid of the Marshal's Office.

Republican Representative John Kavanagh passed an amendment to the bill before it passed the House last week, which clarifies that this "only applies to the revocations of peace officer certifications that occur on or after the effective date of this act." So, now the Marshal's Office doesn't qualify.

Still, we've seen Goodale defending Colorado City and its Marshal's Office.

"This is just a persecution effort because they're a polygamous community," Goodale said last week, according to Capitol Media Services. "People don't like polygamy."

She continued to say, "It's all built on hearsay, it's all built on conjecture by the Attorney General's Office."

Gee, she failed to mention the "hearsay" and "conjecture" from the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, which outlined several instances of alleged unconstitutional policing. It's not like the so-called "hearsay" should be ignored, either.

Just weeks after the lawsuit was filed against Colorado City and the neighboring town of Hildale, the Mohave County Sheriff's Office confirmed it was investigating a cat buried alive in concrete, left on a non-FLDS member's property in Colorado City.

The property owner said the Marshal's Office wouldn't investigate.



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jimvacuum
jimvacuum

Shock!  Seems we have some corruption in Arizona's government. I know that the FLDS doesn't pay taxes and they actually lie about how much money they do have, just wondering how much has wandered into the pockets of John Kavanagh and Doris Goodale. for those two have literally gutted the bill to dissolve the Colorado City Marshals office and not explain why.  Even when advised by the United States Justice Department.  The rest of us in the other forty nine know how tolerant Arizona is on outsiders i.e. immigrants, a leading police officer that doesn't believe the a legally elected president has faked his birth certificate.  I'm just saying. (shaking my head in disgust)

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

Something to consider: AZ authorities may be a bit gunshy re FLDS after the raid back in '53 and its aftermath. Then the raid in TX a couple years ago was hardly an unqualified success. All the kids turned over to CPS have been returned to their parents. The cops may view this as a no-win situation.

cugagcmu80
cugagcmu80

She might be afraid of retribution from the FLDS members, since she lives in the district.  This could explain why she voted against the bill.  I can't believe that she doesn't know that the PD has abused its' powers to favor the FDLS members, and I think she suspects that if she offends them, she can expect them to come after her, too.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

How many "sister wives" does this twit have?

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

After reading that list on page 3, I have to say, this shit is just sick and twisted

People worry about sharia law? Well folks, here it is in all it's glory, they just call it mormonism instead of sharia

This, what is happening and has happened in and around Colorado City is EXACTLY why religion has no business in Politics or Law.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

What is the deal with Arizona politicians and officials in Arizona? 

"I object to this" says <insert name here> "but I don't have to say why".

"I'm not going to enforce the law, but I don't have to explain why"

It seems like the Politicians and Officials in Arizona consider themselves to be parents instead of politicians we elected. 

Parents tell their kids they don't need to know the reasons behind decisions, not politicians who WE elected. 

I'm so sick of politicians who think that an election made them the mommy and daddy of the United States (or whatever US local they are elected in)

danxranx
danxranx

I kinda like the sound of that dude.


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david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

This was the one good thing from Horne...and only thing. What else does this woman need, there are many tales of kids leaving the community and being harassed and/or assaulted by the cops there.

azcumsquelcher
azcumsquelcher

Is she Mormon? That would probably explain everything.

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

It is a reasonable assumption that Doris Goodale is part of the corrupt system in Colorado City.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@eric.nelson745 

In the cases of the children and so forth, I agree they might and might be correct.

However in the aspect of a lot of what I read in specific points on the third page, that have nothing to do with that, but with a police department that will not enforce the law and is basically an enforcement arm of the church, that needs to be taken care of by putting those cops out of a job and in many cases in jail.

In several of the specific points listed on page 3, there are clear violations of the law on the part of the cops themselves and that needs to be addressed. 

Taking away the churches strong arm (the cops) would be a great step 1 towards cleaning this mess up

valleynative
valleynative

@cugagcmu80 I would say that the fact that she was elected from this district almost certainly means that she agrees with the local policy of enforcing religious law, rather than Arizona or U.S. law.

The fact that she chooses not to defend her position strongly supports that.

valleynative
valleynative

@Flyer9753  I don't understand why you think that politicians are required to explain their reasoning.  If doing so would help them to become elected, or help create support for their policies, then it's in their best interest to explain, but other than that, why should they?

In cases like this, failing to explain is actually a pretty clear explanation, anyway, and it seems to me that that's usually the case.


jimvacuum
jimvacuum

@azcumsquelcher You are right the Mormon Church says in public they are not part of our religion, but behind the backs of the public they wink at the FDLS tacit approval of them

sarum
sarum

@Flyer9753 @eric.nelson745 Been saying long time - just declare them as a separate nation.  As separate nation they are no longer eligible for all the public benefits that keep them going and there will be much flight and pleas for amnesty and gimme shelter etc.  Soon no more Colorado City and no more Hilldale.   

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

@valleynative @Flyer9753  

I don't know, maybe just a little thing called accountability and then there is also the little fact that they work for US, not the other way around.

When someone works for you, you have the right to ask and expect answers

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