Morning folks...Happy Monday...
The story unfolding at the Polygamous' YFZ (Yearning for Zion) Ranch continues to dominate the headlines... The mothers of children removed are appealing to Gov. Rick Perry for help, saying some of their children have become sick and even required hospitalization. In the letter, they say the children are "horrified" by physical examinations they have undergone while in state custody. A few of the women actually spoke to local journalists...AND the invesitgation moves into a San Angelo courthouse this week as the state argues to retain custody of 416 children removed from their parents. Texas bar officials say more than 350 attorneys from across the state have volunteered to represent the children for free...David Mattingly has been pounding the pavement all weekend and will bring us the latest.
Gary Tuchman will be LIVE tonight from Colorado City - where hundreds of FLDS community members gathered last night - then blocked our cameras from seeing which "male" leaders were present...who was there? and what were they discussing? a Gary Tuchman will have all the details...
AND we sent Dan Simon north of the border to Bountiful, British Columbia where FLDS leader Winston Blackmore lives. Winston split from Warren Jeffs years ago, but he spoke to Dan about the raid in Texas among other things. Our cameras were also granted rare access to Blackmore and his family at what they call the "rodeo", a corral where the family rides horses and just kind of hangs out.
ALSO tonight SIU reporter Abby Boudreau introduces us to Richard Sonnen - Richard grew up in rural Idaho. When he was a junior in high school, he’d had enough being bullied and became obsessed with the Columbine massacre, and started planning a shooting at his own school. But he confessed his plans to his mother, who immediately had him committed to a mental hospital. When he got out, he went to college. But it happened all again. Police then took him into custody over alleged threats to blow up his college and local high school. Now almost 19, he’s on his own. Abby talks to Richard and his mom - it is a rare look inside the mind of a would-be school shooter.
OF COURSE, Candy Crowley will get you up to speed on the latest Hillary vs. Obama rift... At a campaign stop in Steelton, Pa., Obama said "shame on her...She is running around talking about how this is an insult to sportsmen, how she values the Second Amendment. She's talking like she's Annie Oakley," Clinton responded last night, at a CNN televised forum on faith and politics, that Sen. Barack Obama's remark about "bitter" small-town voters clinging to religion and guns raised legitimate concerns about his character....There are ONLY 8 days until the PA primary...the gloves are coming off...
AND speaking of gloves....the NY Yankee/Boston Red Sox rivalry hit a new all-time high. A construction worker, an obvious Red Sox fan, tried to curse the New York Yankees by planting a Boston Red Sox jersey in their new stadium....Well, the curse was foiled Sunday when after a tip jack hammers dug up the offending shirt from its burial spot....how great is that? YOU CANNOT make this stuff up...
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