Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Warren Jeffs added to FBI Most Wanted list

Last night I couldn't escape coverage of Jeffs on all the cable news networks, plus it's beginning to saturate the web. At first I was incredulous. For years I'd been checking the Most Wanted list occasionally to find bank robbers, prison escapees, murderers, and the like. While Jeffs's crimes aren't trivial -- sex with minors, rape, etc. -- it didn't seem to fit the profile of a 10-most wanted criminal in America.

From Warren Jeffs FBI page:

    Known as a leader and "prophet" of a polygamous sect called the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints (FLDS), Jeffs is estimated to have more than 10,000 supporters. Additionally, the FLDS has established communities of followers in Hilldale, Utah, and Colorado City, Arizona. Jeffs, who has not been seen by anyone outside the FLDS since approximately 2004, travels with a number of loyal and armed bodyguards.

Times are changing, it seems. I checked a few of the others on the Most Wanted list, and saw that several of the others are wanted for sexual crimes against children. I approve of the increased scrutiny of these vermin. (I'm sure the FBI is relieved to hear that...)

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