Justice Dept. sues Arizona, Utah polygamous towns

Apr 15 2013

FILE - This Nov. 15, 2010 file photo shows polygamous sect leader Warren S. Jeffs appearing in court in West Jordan, Utah. An attorney for local law enforcement in Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz., two polygamous towns where most residents are members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints run by Jeffs, says the U.S. Justice Department plans to sue both communities, claiming religious discrimination. (AP Photo/Salt Lake Tribune, Trent Nelson, File) DESERET NEWS OUTAuthorities in a pair of polygamous Utah-Arizona border towns have supported a campaign of intimidation against the unfaithful, denying them housing and municipal services and allowing members of the dominant religious sect to destroy their crops and property, the U.S. Justice Department said in a lawsuit Thursday.

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