Thursday, May 07, 2015

Former Town Marshal Outlines FLDS Control of Two Towns

Sunday's Salt Lake Tribune carried an article titled A Polygamous Community’s Cop is Spilling its Secretsreporting on an interview with Helaman Barlow, a former marshal in the twin towns of Colorado City, Arizona and Hildale, Utah. Barlow said that the community has always been a theocracy run by the FLDS church.  Barlow cited examples of his accommodating FLDS leadership:
He knew men who took 16-year-old girls as plural wives. The marriages were sanctioned by the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, so Barlow didn't report them.
He looked up license plates for church security so they could track dissenters and their families. He obstructed the FBI when it came to town.