"Polygamist child custody case winds down in Texas
SAN ANTONIO — The custody case that swept 439 children from a polygamist sect's western Texas ranch into foster care has largely evaporated, with state authorities dropping all but a few dozen cases against parents.
Any COMPENSATION for the VICTIMS of this TYRANNY? Not even an APOLOGY from the TYRANNICAL STATE of TEXAS!?
All but 37 children from the Yearning For Zion Ranch in Eldorado have been released from court oversight after Child Protective Services found they had not been abused. CPS spokesman Patrick Crimmins said the agency is pleased with the case dismissals, because they mean the children can safely remain with their parents and that questions about their safety have been resolved.
"CPS has taken a lot of criticism for this operation since April, but we've been doing everything we can to work with these families to ensure positive outcomes," he said. "If they're safe to the point where court oversight is no longer necessary, that's great news."
Nope, NO APOLOGY, NO NOTHING!!!
FLDS spokesman Willie Jessop said the dismissal of the cases proves what the church has said all along: that the children were not abused.
And you SURE DIDN'T get that impression from the MSM, did you?
In fact, WHERE is CNN NOW? This isn't BREAKING NEWS?
(Of course, I wouldn't know; the tv is off)
While the parents and children may legally return to the ranch, few have, Jessop said. With almost no one working over the spring and summer in the sprawling garden and dairy used to feed the community, the ranch doesn't have the supply of food and resources it once did.
Oh, so EITHER WAY their COMMUNITY was DESTROYED!! Mission accomplished, 'eh, state of Texas?!!
FLDS communities hold much of their goods in common, and members have work duties within the community. That lifestyle was disrupted by the state when parents moved to individual homes around Texas in an effort to get their children back, Jessop said.
"They disrupted the community and its ability to function as it was," he said, noting community members may have to seek public assistance they never needed when the garden and dairy were fully operational.
Oh, well, now I am not feeling so bd since it will COST the STATE a penny or two!!!