Presented by: Susan Myres & Thomas L. Ausley. Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints

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  • Presented by: Susan Myres & Thomas L. Ausley
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  • Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints
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  • Next were the Wanderers and Explorers Cabeza de Vaca Francisco Vasquez de Coronado Hernando de Soto La Salle St. Denis Aury Laffite Mexicos Independence from Spain in 1810
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  • Life at the Ranch
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  • The Magnitude and Scale
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  • Born in Maryland 1798 Married James Long 1815 (17) Defended the fort with her servant when all the men left First Lady of Texas Gave birth to the first Anglo child Widowed while James jailed in Mexico (stealing land) Successful boarding house and plantation owner in Ft. Bend, Texas
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  • Father of Texas The 1 st President of the Republic Never married No children Jailed in Mexico A leader of the revolution
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  • The gathering in San Angelo Buses arrive Housing in the coliseum or annex
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  • The Road to Revolution Declaration of Independence March 2, 1836 Goliad black bean The Alamo - March 6 Battle of San Jacinto April 21, 1836 Independent Republic 1836-1845
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  • President of Mexico Fought against Sam Houston at the decisive battle of San Jacinto Had 3 wives and numerous others
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  • The players
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  • Commander-in-Chief - led the revolutionary forces President - the Texas Republic Led Texas into the United States Senator- loved by the north, reviled by the south Governor Bigamist Young women Alcohol
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  • 14 day hearing (4-17 and 4- 18)
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  • Separation and Foster Care
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  • Republic or Union John Quincy Adams No Martin Van Buren No Indian genocide with President Lamar too busy to worry William Henry Harrison No John Tyler No James K. Polk - Please
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  • What would have happened if Houstons dream came true.
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  • Status hearings, media and logistics
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  • Mothers appeal taking of children
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  • The Media
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  • Appeals 33 rd Court of Appeals ordered the District Court to Vacate her ruling (5-22-08) TThe Texas Supreme Court affirmed that decision (5-29-08) TThe children are ordered to be returned (6-2-08) with parenting plans
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  • Classes Access Cooperation
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  • The Gates Case July 28, 2008 Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals the government may not seize a child from his or her parents absent a court order, parental consent, or exigent circumstancesbased on the totality of the circumstances, there is a reasonable cause to believe that the child is in imminent danger of physical or sexual abuse if he remains in his home.
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  • Urgent Legal Advisory for Investigations Applies to all CPS personnel effective 8-22-08
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  • The story continues AAll children returned to the ranch AA significant voting block of the county CClamp down on all access to and from the outside world TThe cost.
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  • Total Cost $20,000,000 +
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  • 11 Cases proceed to prosecution
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  • 12 Convicted Warren Steed Jeffs Abram Harker Jeffs Leroy Johnson Steed Frederick Merril Jessop Raymond Merril Jessop Wendell L. Nielsen Allan Keatte Michael Emack Merrill Leroy Jessop Keith W. Dutson Lehi Barlow Jeffs 11 Convicted
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  • Convicted in 2011 of bigamy and child sexual assault of his two young brides Sentenced to life plus 20 years in prison Appeal rejected March 2012 Must serve 35 years of life sentence and half of the 20 year sentence before being eligible for release Eligible for parole approximately July 22, 2038 Still rules his flock from prison Warren Steed Jeffs Warren Jeffs 50 wives
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  • Convicted of child sexual assault in 2010 Married to a 14 year old girl Sentenced to 17 years in prison and a $10,000 fine Abram Harker Jeffs
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  • Convicted of bigamy & child sexual assault in 2010 No contest plea Sentenced to 7 years in prison Leroy Johnson Steed
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  • Convicted in 2011 of performing an illegal wedding in 2006 between Jeffs and underage girls 75 years old Sentenced to 10 years in prison Frederick Merril Jessop
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  • Convicted in 2009 of bigamy and child sexual assault 38 years old Previous accomplice to rape in Utah, proven with genetic testing Sentenced to 75 years in prison and a $10,000 fine Raymond Merril Jessop
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  • Convicted in 2012 of bigamy for 3 of his 21 wives These 3 wives ages were 43, 58 and 65 Sentenced to 10 years in prison Wendell L. Nielsen
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  • Convicted in 2009 of child sexual assault 61 years old Sentenced to 33 years in prison Allan Keate
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  • Convicted in 2010 of bigamy and child sexual assault No contest plea; appeal rejected in 2011 Sentenced to 7 years in prison Michael Emack
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  • Convicted in 2010 of bigamy and child sexual assault Sentenced to 75 years in prison and a $10,000 fine Merril Leroy Jessop
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  • Convicted in 2010 of child sexual assault Married to 15 year old girl Sentenced to 6 years in prison and a $10,000 fine Keith W. Dutson
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  • Convicted in 2010 of bigamy and child sexual assault Pled no contest to bigamy and child sexual assault Sentenced to 8 years in prison for bigamy and 8 years for child sexual assault Lehi Barlow Jeffs
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  • Physician to the FLDS ranch Charged with 3 counts of failure to report abuse Posted $5,000 bond in 2008 Status of case, unknown Dr. Lloyd H. Barlow
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  • You have to ask Could it happen again? Why werent adult women charged with abuse or failure to report? Why does the FLDS maintain tax exemptions? Why dont we collect child support for these children? Why did they all go back to the ranch? Why are we surprised it happened? Why dont we get as upset when the very same thing is happening in the poor parts of all our cities?
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  • Child Brides news site http://www.childbrides.org/news.html Texas Polygamy blog http://texaspolygamy.blogspot.com/2012_04_01_archive.html Unofficial Texas FLDS website http://texasflds.wordpress.com/ Resources