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Is arrest tied to FLDS raid, phone calls?

"KA-BOOM!!!!!!" (the sound of the coming implosion of Texas CPS's case against the FLDS)

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Is arrest tied to FLDS raid, phone calls?

Copyright 2008 Deseret News
By Ben Winslow
Deseret News

Published: April 18, 2008
Police in Colorado Springs have arrested a woman for investigation of making a false report to authorities that may be connected to the raid on the YFZ Ranch in Texas.
The woman allegedly has a history of making calls while pretending to be a young girl.
Rozita Swinton, 33, was arrested on a warrant charging her with false reporting to authorities, a misdemeanor, the Colorado Springs Police Department confirmed in a brief statement issued late Thursday. Swinton was arrested at her home on Wednesday in connection with an incident that occurred in Colorado Springs in February, police said.
"The Texas Rangers were in Colorado Springs (Wednesday) as part of their investigation involving the compound in Texas. They left and have not filed any charges on Rozita Swinton as of this time," Colorado Springs police said.
Colorado Springs police refused to release any other details, saying that the affidavit for the arrest warrant is sealed.
The El Paso County Jail said Swinton posted $20,000 bail and was released.
It is unclear how Swinton is connected to the phone call that sparked the raid on the FLDS Church's Yearning for Zion Ranch two weeks ago.
A 16-year-old girl called a domestic violence shelter hotline and claimed that she had been beaten, was pregnant and had already had a child. It was that phone call that led a Texas judge to order the removal of all 416 children from the YFZ Ranch on allegations that they were at risk for abuse.
The girl named a "Dale Barlow" as her husband, putting scrutiny on an FLDS member in Colorado City, Ariz., who had already been convicted in connection with a child-bride marriage. Texas Rangers came to Utah to question Barlow, but left without arresting him.
A source close to the situation said the woman first contacted anti-polygamy activist Flora Jessop after the raid began, claiming to need help. That call was being investigated by Arizona child welfare authorities.
"She really did have us convinced," said Joni Holm, who has sheltered children who have left the FLDS Church. She also spoke to the woman.
"I was positive. She sounded like a little girl. I thought she was real," she told the Deseret News.
Jessop spoke to the woman pretending to be the teenage girl in numerous phone calls, but when her story started having holes in it, she went to Texas authorities with recordings of the calls. Jessop was unavailable for comment Thursday night.
The woman was reportedly obsessed with the FLDS Church, activists told the Deseret News, and had a history of making similar false calls to authorities in the Colorado Springs area.
Attempts to reach Swinton for comment were unsuccessful.
E-mail: bwinslow@desnews.com
© 2008 Deseret News Publishing Company | All rights reserved

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Muchas Majalos

Kudos to alaskaron for his heroic vigilance on this story. Ms Swinton's and Ms Jessop's apparent culpability in this case is potentially very good news for justice, for liberty, and most of all for 416 innocent children who were caught up in Texas' nexus of binary bigotry and precautionary zeal.

Of course, it's not too late for the Child Pilfering Scumbags to fabricate additional "evidence" and this could still end badly, but at least we can see a glimmer of hope.

Viva Agora!
Professor Bernardo de la Paz

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"Texas' nexus of binary bigotry"

I love how you have a way with words, Prof!

Glad I can be of assistance.


"Texas lawmakers have

"Texas lawmakers have defended the removal of 416 children from the polygamous sect's ranch and the separation of older children from their mothers."

where is the OUTRAGE! Is there ever such a thing as governors of other states CONDEMNING actions of another state? Would it help to pressure our own state gov. to do that?

Trust in God, but tie your camel tight.

"Socialism needs two legs on which to stand; a right and a left. While appearing to be in complete opposition to one another,they both march in the same direction." - Paul Proctor

That's a great idea!

I wonder though if any governors were to do this, if their own CPS systems would come under scrutiny. That may be why they wouldn't dare open their mouths about Texas.


Saw that this morning...

Have they returned the children and allowed everyone to go home yet?


Texas lawmakers have defended the removal of 416 children from the polygamous sect's ranch and the separation of older children from their mothers.

"I'm so proud of our state for acting in the manner it has acted," said state Rep. Drew Darby, of San Angelo, earlier this week. Texas' motto, he said, ought to be changed to "Don't mess with the children of Texas."

The lesser of two evils is still evil!

Another term for preventive war is aggressive war- starting wars because someday somebody might do something to us. That is not part of the American tradition.
-Ron Paul

That Says It Right There

"...the children of Texas."


A subtle but very real reminder of who the true parents are in the Nanny State.


The new world 'odor' uses new world police tactics

You're guilty until they decide you're innocent, period. No need to bother with facts, truth, or rights. It's so much simpler that way. Lets face it; they know the result they want. What better way to obtain it than by starting with the result and working backwards?