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"Be quiet, Mr. Jeffs," State District Judge Barbara Walther said.

If you're not following the trial, you're doing your soul some good. I new some of the details coming to light but there were a few I didn't. And remember that Texas is known for "Don't Mess With Texas." He is going to go down, and the world will be better for it.

now, if you'll excuse me, I have to take all of the showers ever. Sorry, but I'm going to need yours. (And my heart goes out to Texas Ranger Nick Hanna, who had to listen to audio recording and transcribe them for the jurors. May he finally be able to sleep at night without that shit haunting him.) <-- if you don't know what's on the audio tape, it's a recorded sexual assault. You may not need to go looking for transcripts, okay?

Ugh. Time for lolcats and snoring puppies.


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Aug. 3rd, 2011 09:51 pm (UTC)
God, I read about that tape. Ugh. I can't even. I don't know how anyone listening couldn't burst into tears over it. So upsetting. I hope he gets locked up (again) and this time the key doesn't get found when it's thrown away.
Aug. 3rd, 2011 09:53 pm (UTC)
I know that the troopers that were there the day they stormed the castle (so to speak) were incredibly upset by the evidence they found.

Utah OVERTURNED his conviction, so it's up to us, now.
Aug. 3rd, 2011 10:14 pm (UTC)
I read that Utah was planning on re-trying him, because the conviction was overturned due to an error with the instructions to the jury, but they're waiting until the Texas trial is over. For my money, I'd rather back the Texan horse; Utah obviously has some ambivalence on the subject. Don't you think the mainstream Mormon men would like polygamy back if they could?

How any thoughtful and caring (and non-brainwashed) person could not be disturbed I don't know. This kind of case would haunt me if I were involved.

(BTW, Kurt hates me this week, but I'm going to my Cafe of Writing Bliss tomorrow, and there's going to be a cage match. Either fic comes out or I don't.)
Aug. 3rd, 2011 09:52 pm (UTC)
Do I need to fly to Texas with all the ice cream and all the bucket margaritas?
Aug. 3rd, 2011 09:54 pm (UTC)
Those will never be turned away.
Aug. 3rd, 2011 10:32 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I just don't even know what to think or say about those tapes. I am horrified by them to the extent that my brain just freezes if I think about it too much.
Aug. 4th, 2011 12:13 am (UTC)

Aug. 4th, 2011 12:40 am (UTC)
You know, I'm a big believer in human depravity. You work in the justice system, as I do, you're well aware that human beings can suck all on their own.

And then I hear about people like Jeffs, and I think, "So that's what true evil looks like. There really are minions of Satan roaming around the world." (And then I think, "I hope they fry the bastard," even if it's not going to happen and I'm conflicted on the death penalty.)
Aug. 4th, 2011 12:47 am (UTC)
What really saddens me is the women who have been so schnookered by this evil, evil man. This makes the LDS church look like kindergarten.

I wanna punch that bastard right in the face.
Aug. 4th, 2011 01:14 am (UTC)
I am only 'following' in that i listen to the little blurbs that come by me as i change channels, but the whole thing is so horrifying i'm just happy to let other people get into the nitty-gritty of it.

When i saw that they had an *audio recording* of a rape i was just...gah. What in *fuck*? Why???

I'd love to know the context of the judges remark but cruising around the internet looking for coverage makes me cringe. So i'll live without knowing and am just glad the judge seems to think he's being a jerkoff.
Aug. 4th, 2011 01:29 am (UTC)

I can't follow it, but I'm so grateful for everyone who's worked to bring him to justice. *hugs*

P. S. My family is here this week so I'll be AWOL. I'll catch up with you next week.

Aug. 4th, 2011 01:32 am (UTC)
Here in my part of Virginia a local high school football coach was found to be part of an INTERNATIONAL Internet porn ring; the website he was involved in was exclusively porn involving minors and users had to upload content to access the website; the more they uploaded the more they got to see. I literally almost vomitted while watching the noon news broadcast.
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Aug. 4th, 2011 07:04 pm (UTC)
Re: Porn Ring
That's the one. 72 people, and I'm sure many of them were people like that coach, abusing their role as authority figures. I am a teacher and stories like this make me want to turn into a vigilante.
Aug. 4th, 2011 01:54 am (UTC)
Ugh indeed. They need to close up shop on this and every other compound and put everyone involved in to years and years and years of therapy.
Aug. 4th, 2011 02:11 am (UTC)
When I google this trial I get mostly listings from a Salt Lake City Newspaper's polygamy-watch blog. It nauseates me how apologist in tone the thing is. Posts praising Barbara Jessop and sneering at "disloyal" Carolyn Jessop and Becky Messer? DO NOT WANT.

Aug. 4th, 2011 01:43 pm (UTC)
Yeah I have been following the trial and it is sickening. I truly feel for Nick Hanna as well. I to hope he will sleep easier when this is all over and Jeffs is rotting in a cell.
Aug. 4th, 2011 05:37 pm (UTC)
links to things?
Aug. 4th, 2011 07:59 pm (UTC)
This is hideous.

Also, I think anyone reading from or referencing a religious text, unless it DIRECTLY relates to the trial (as in a copyright case or something), should be found in contempt of court.
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Reading this? I'm just curious. Because that's really detail-oriented of you. Feel free to stop reading. But you can see that there's more here, so are you going to keep reading? Really? That's pretty dedicated. I'm impressed. No, really. I'm not being sarcastic, why do you get like that? See, this is the problem I have with your mother - yes. YES. I'm going there. It's time we put all of our cards on the table.

I love you, why are you doing this? After all we've been through? You don't have to be like this. You know, still reading. You could be baking a pie. And then sharing it with me.

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