August 14th, 2012
09:51 PM ET

Policing America's largest FLDS community

The polygamous community in Colorado City, Arizona is controlled in almost every way by the FLDS church. Even the local police put the interests of their imprisoned leader, Warren Jeffs, above the law.

Citizens outside of the religious group say they're victims of intimidation and cruel vandalism, which includes the torture of helpless animals. The police have done nothing to help.

A recent effort by Arizona legislators to shut down the police department was not successful. The state's Attorney General took action and is using about half a million dollars to provide patrols in the area. The new county sheriffs are trying to enforce the law and make change in a town resistant to outsiders.

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  1. Patricia

    It is a good thing that this is being exposed; perhaps some good can come of it in the way of change, or a criminal justice system (in Colorado City) that will actually do their job and protect the innocent. However, I wish AC360 would post a warning before showing such disturbing images. What these creeps have done to the animals, in particular that poor kitten is simple inhumane, cruel torture at the hands of low life bullies.

    August 15, 2012 at 3:52 pm |
  2. george e ruffin

    Mr anderson. Like yo to do a piece on the mormans what they plan to get out of election. The repubican
    canidate has not said anything the major network has said nothing eithing. I would like you to keep them
    al honest and keep up to speed

    August 15, 2012 at 3:24 pm |