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Polygamy / Jeffs Trial / Arizona FLDS / A Discussion #999174

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Aug 04, 2011
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The conviction in Texas of polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs on sex charges noted. {Note: following story aired on July 27.}

(Colorado City, Arizona: Gay Tuchman) A look inside Jeffs' polygamist FLDS sect featured; scenes shown from the Arizona town of Colorado City. [Private investigator Sam BROWER†- calls the town unstable with the FLDS running it Taliban-style.] [Former FLDS member Stefanie COLGROVE†- says they burned library books.] [Mohave County D.A. investigator Gary ENGELS†- says the police is loyal to the church.] The FLDS loyalty to Jeffs discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with former FLDS member Flora Jessop and Jeffs attorney Emily Detoto about Jeffs and his trial. [JESSOP - comments on the verdict in Jeffs' trial; assesses Jeffs' approach to the closing arguments.] [DETOTO - denies Jeffs stared down the jury in his closing arguments; comments on Jeffs' words on those who persecuted others.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Tuchman, Gay

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