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AZ attorney general asks judge to disband cops in towns dominated by polygamous sect

Arizona’s attorney general has asked a federal judge to disband the police department for twin Utah-Arizona border towns that are dominated by the polygamous church of jailed sect leader Warren Jeffs, according to court papers. The documents filed by Attorney General Thomas Horne in federal court in Arizona on Monday…

Polygamous Mormon splinter cult still rules Arizona and Utah towns

New evidence has emerged that gives credence to a civil suit alleging that the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints — a sect of polygamous Mormons — has established theocratic rule in two towns in the Short Creek area on the border between Arizona and Utah. According to the Salt…

Utah drops accomplice to rape case against polygamist Warren Jeffs

SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) – A Utah judge dismissed accomplice to rape charges against polygamist leader Warren Jeffs on Wednesday at the request of prosecutors, who said pursuing the case was unnecessary given his life prison term in Texas. A Utah jury had found Jeffs, leader of a breakaway Mormon…

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