Tom Horne's Cash for Colorado City Policing Set to Run Out, So Taxpayers Might Foot the Bill

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The "Marshal's Office" for the FLDS towns of Colorado City and Hildale on the Utah/Arizona border could become the reason for a new $420,000 burden on taxpayers.

It turns out that Attorney General Tom Horne won't continue to use his office's funds to pay the Mohave County Sheriff's Office for extra patrols in the area, after a bill that attempts to deal with the situation in Colorado City was all but killed in the state Legislature.

See also:
-Colorado City, FLDS Haven, Reportedly Covered With Security Cameras, 1984 Style
-Michelle Ugenti's Anti-Colorado City Bill Gets No Love from State Senate
-Doris Goodale Won't Explain Her Defense of Colorado City's Police Force
-Colorado City Sued by Justice Department; Warren Jeffs Still Running the Joint

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Colorado City, FLDS Haven, Is Reportedly Covered With Security Cameras, 1984 Style

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The Utah/Arizona border towns of Colorado City and Hildale reportedly are swarming with security cameras operated by the polygamist cities' government.

Reporters from the Salt Lake Tribune counted 29 cameras across the two towns but then were told there probably were 60 operated by the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and not the city -- although for the most part, they are one and the same.

See also:
-Michelle Ugenti's Anti-Colorado City Bill Gets No Love from State Senate
-Doris Goodale Won't Explain Her Defense of Colorado City's Police Force
-Colorado City Sued by Justice Department; Warren Jeffs Still Running the Joint


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Tom Horne Ain't Mad About Justice Department Suing Colorado City

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Believe it or not, an elected official in Arizona is pleased with something the federal government did.

Attorney General Tom Horne handed out his thoughts on the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division suing Colorado City -- the town on the Utah/Arizona border that child rapist Warren Jeffs used to call home -- and he's likin' what he's seein'.

"I am very pleased that the US DOJ has taken legal action to join us in this fight," Horne says. "I have offered the support of my office in pursuing this case and look forward to justice being served."

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Colorado City Sued by Justice Department; Child Rapist Warren Jeffs Still Running the Joint

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Colorado City -- the town on the Utah/Arizona border that child rapist Warren Jeffs used to call home -- is being sued by the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division for religious and housing discrimination.

The feds say the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and Jeffs are still running Colorado City and the neighboring Utah town of Hildale to their fanatical religious liking -- a fact several of Arizona's legislators continue to deny.

Much of the lawsuit brings allegations against the "Marshal's Office" for policing on the basis of FLDS law, instead of enforcing actual laws.

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First-Edition Book of Mormon Recovered With Help From Eight Law Enforcement Agencies

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Steal an old version of this, and you will be chased across the country.
The theft of a first-edition Book of Mormon, we have discovered, is some serious shit.

At least, it was to the eight law enforcement agencies investigating the matter.

Jay Linford's been pegged by Mesa police as the guy who lifted the 182-year-old Book of Mormon from the Rare and Out of Print Books and Art store, and he was arrested in an apartment near Washington, D.C., Tuesday after the Marshals Service and FBI served search warrants.

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First-Edition Book of Mormon Stolen From Mesa Store Recovered in Washington, D.C.; Jay Linford Pegged as Book's Thief

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It took help from the U.S. Marshals Service and the FBI, but a first-edition Book of Mormon stolen from a Mesa bookstore has been located in Washington, D.C.

The theft of the book did not make the Mormon community happy, as folks used to stop by Mesa's Rare and Out of Print Books and Art store quite often to take a look at the one-in-5,000 book printed in 1830.

Mesa police say Jay Linford is the guy who stole the book from the store in late May.

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Tom Horne Sending Cash to Mohave County Sheriff's Office to Patrol Colorado City

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The Arizona Legislature didn't really feel the need to replace the police force in Colorado City with deputies from the Mohave County Sheriff's Office, so Attorney General Tom Horne's pulling out Plan B.

The AG's office announced today that it's sending $420,000 to the Sheriff's Office for overtime pay to patrol the city, on top of the Warren Jeffs kiss-asses that are supposed to be policing the town.

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 -- currently is patrolled by marshals whom Horne believes are loyal to Jeffs instead of the law.

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Five Wives Vodka, Banned in Idaho, May Come to Arizona; In the Meantime, Feel Free to Pick Up Five Actual Wives

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Ogden's Own Distillery, based in Utah, has been making some big news lately after one of its products -- Five Wives Vodka -- was banned from being sold in Idaho by the state's liquor division.

In a letter to the company's distributor in Idaho, the liquor board wrote that its members felt the concept "is offensive to a prominent segment of our population."

Ogden's Own Distillery believes the liquor board's talking about Mormons, even though another Utah company's "Polygamy Porter" can be sold in Idaho.

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Tom Horne's Effort to Get Rid of FLDS-Lovin' Cops in Colorado City Killed in Legislature

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Attorney General Tom Horne's efforts to replace the police force in Colorado City with deputies from the Mohave County Sheriff's Office was killed in the state House yesterday, which turned out to be the last day of the legislative session.

Colorado City, for those joining late, is the city on the Utah/Arizona border that child rapist Warren Jeffs used to call home, and remains the home to members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Horne pushed the bill to legislators, contending that the cops there -- often referred to as the "Marshalls" -- were way too sympathetic to polygamists and friends of Jeffs.

"Numerous cases have been documented where the 'Marshalls' refuse to investigate serious crimes against the property and persons of 'apostates' or other non followers of Warren Jeffs, when the perpetrators were followers of Mr. Jeffs," the AG's office said in February. "The 'Marshalls' have also prevented enforcement of court orders with respect who can occupy land. When a court appointed official came to Colorado City to enforce court orders, the Chief of Police pulled him over and threatened to arrest him for criminal trespass if he attempted to enforce court orders, as opposed to the desires of the FLDS Church."

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Mormon Church: Legalize Undocumented Residents, Forget Mass Expulsion

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The Mormon church announced last week that it advocates a type of amnesty for illegal immigrants who "square themselves with the law and continue to work" in the United States.

The statement, published on the church's website, also takes aim at harsh anti-illegal-immigrant laws like those passed in Arizona and other states:

As those on all sides of the immigration debate in the United States have noted, this issue is one that must ultimately be resolved by the federal government.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is concerned that any state legislation that only contains enforcement provisions is likely to fall short of the high moral standard of treating each other as children of God.

The message follows the church's apparent support of a position statement by some members on the subject of immigration called the Utah Compact.

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