By Debra Weyermann
When police raided the fast Creek compound of the basic Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 1953, it quickly turned a political and exposure nightmare and finally price the governor of Arizona his task. From that time on, skittish public officers allowed the polygamist sect to perform its tenants unmolested for the following 50 years and became a blind eye to baby abandonment, kidnapping, statutory rape, incest, and big tax and welfare fraud.
yet then Warren Jeffs, a brand new FLDS prophet, escalated the sect’s crimes to close insanity. Activists watched in horror as he used his unlimited authority and the assets of a tax-supported community—in essence, a feudal empire at the Utah/Arizona border—to devastate millions of lives on merciless whims, marrying ladies as younger as eleven to 60-year-old males and riding off teenage “lost boys” who Jeffs felt threatened his authority.
Answer Them Nothing is the chilling tale of the sufferers, activists, prosecutors, judges, law enforcement officials, and legal professionals who in 2001 all started the fight to dismantle the FLDS empire and produce Jeffs and his henchmen to justice. it's a spell binding trip into certainly one of America’s darkest corners, a narrative that stretches over 3 states and deep into heritage of the strong Mormon Church.