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Dr. Phil continues to examine the controversial Eldorado, Texas raid where 416 children were removed from an extreme religious sect known as the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Hear from Eldorado Mayor John Nikolauk, who has presided over the town for 20 years. What are his greatest fears now? Then, Dr. Phil sits down with Franklin and Deloy, two members of the Lost Boys -- young men who leave the polygamous community when they reach the age of puberty. Franklin and Deloy say they had no education past the sixth grade and need help dealing with repressed emotions, especially in the wake of the Eldorado raid. How can they move on with their lives? And, the fate of the 416 children removed from the compound now rests in the hands of lawmakers. Dr. Phil speaks with Gib Walton, President of the Texas state bar and Harper Estes, President Elect of the Texas State Bar to discuss the outcome of the hearings and to sort out custody issues. Plus, find out what you can do to help these children ripped from the only lifestyle they have ever known. Join the discussion.

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April 19, 2008, 8:15 am CDT

04/23 The Lost Boys and the Children of the Compound

 

        I tried three times to say how sorry I am for the unfortunate children born to this community.  I applaud the state of Texas for having the guts to take on such a large case of abuse and neglect. 

      This is the reason the regular Mormon Church dropped polygamy long ago.

 
April 19, 2008, 10:39 am CDT

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April 19, 2008, 8:56 pm CDT

How Can Texas Place All These Children?!

I find it difficult to believe that a state wherein the already CPS governed children, many of whom are still awaiting good foster care, and those whose foster care parents leave a lot to be desired, can even begin to take on a case of this magnitude. What's going to happen if these children are NOT permitted to return to their mothers in this unlawful existence... and many are placed in foster homes wherein they are sexually abused and mistreated by the families CPS has picked? What THEN??! Two wrong hardly make a right...

So why not tell the mothers IF they want their children back, they have to live with a selected family?
 
April 20, 2008, 6:54 am CDT

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The government did not have the best interest of the children in this account.  They took the children away from their mothers and are holding them in foster care.  The children should have been left with their mothers so they can atelast feel a little safe.  Plus, most of theses children are breasfed, how are they supplementing their way to survive???  With formula????  Why when the mothers of the children can feed them and take care of them.

 
April 20, 2008, 7:56 am CDT

04/23 The Lost Boys and the Children of the Compound

Quote From: klevalley

The government did not have the best interest of the children in this account.  They took the children away from their mothers and are holding them in foster care.  The children should have been left with their mothers so they can atelast feel a little safe.  Plus, most of theses children are breasfed, how are they supplementing their way to survive???  With formula????  Why when the mothers of the children can feed them and take care of them.

 

    Breastfeeding usually ends before the age of five. 

    The bigger issue is the future these little boys and girls are awaiting. 

 
April 20, 2008, 8:49 am CDT

SARAH FOUND - COLORADO WOMAN - HISTORY HOAX CALLS

A Colorado woman with a history of making phony reports to police has been named by Texas Rangers as a "person of interest" who could have made the calls to a women's shelter that sparked the FLDS compound raid.

 

www.sltrib.com (search for:  "who is sarah")

 

Rozita Estraletta Swinton, 33, was arrested by police at her Colorado Springs apartment Wednesday.  Swinton's arrest came after the Texas Rangers contacted local authorities about a possible connection between Swinton and the raid on the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints ranch earlier this month.

 

But growing evidence indicates Swinton repeatedly made calls to authorities in multiple jurisdictions, setting off large emergency responses that sometimes involved dozens of police officers.  Swinton was released Friday from the El Paso County Jail after posting $20,000 bail.

 

Hope it helps!

 

 
April 20, 2008, 12:11 pm CDT

04/23 The Lost Boys and the Children of the Compound

Quote From: klevalley

The government did not have the best interest of the children in this account.  They took the children away from their mothers and are holding them in foster care.  The children should have been left with their mothers so they can atelast feel a little safe.  Plus, most of theses children are breasfed, how are they supplementing their way to survive???  With formula????  Why when the mothers of the children can feed them and take care of them.

When there is a report of child abuse, they remove ALL of the children from the home. There has been a report of child abuse at this compound, so ALL the children were removed for thier own safety.This had to be done on a large scale because there were so many children. The ones who were breast fed will be fed in some other way. I think the government certainly had the best interest of the children in mind. CPS followed the rules. There was just no other way to do this.
 
April 20, 2008, 7:03 pm CDT

RANGERS CONFIRM PROBE OF WOMAN'S CALLS

Texas officials confirmed Friday that a Colorado Springs woman is a "person of interest" regarding telephone calls placed to a crisis hotline before a massive child-protection raid on a polygamist compound.

 

http://www.denverpost.com/skireport/ci_8971925 

 

The Texas Ranger Division of the Texas Department Public Safety said in a press release that it was "actively pursuing" an ongoing investigation of Rozita Swinton and said they accompanied Colorado Springs police when they executed a search warrant at her home on Wednesday.

 

Hope it helps!

 

 

 

 

 
April 21, 2008, 7:39 am CDT

WOMAN HISTORY HOAX CALLS - RELEASE SARAH'S VICTIMS

A Colorado woman with a history of making phony reports to police has been named by Texas Rangers as a "person of interest" who could have made the calls to a women's shelter that sparked the FLDS compound raid.

Rozita Estraletta Swinton, 33, was arrested by police at her Colorado Springs apartment Wednesday. Swinton's arrest came after the Texas Rangers contacted local authorities about a possible connection between Swinton and the raid on the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints ranch earlier this month.

 

http://m.denverpost.com/articles/81823815

 

www.sltrib.com  (search for:  who is sarah)

 

But growing evidence indicates Swinton repeatedly made calls to authorities in multiple jurisdictions, setting off large emergency responses that sometimes involved dozens of police officers. Swinton was released Friday from the El Paso County Jail after posting $20,000 bail.

 

 

PETITION TO FREE FLDS MEMBERS OF RAID

 

We, the undersigned, urge Texan authorities to free the innocent women, children, and other members of the Fundamentalist LDS Church who are currently being detained.  We demand that the Constitutional rights of the innocent be preserved, and that due process be served. 

 

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/2/free-the-innocent-flds 

 

As individuals are innocent until proven guilty, we call upon the Texas Governor to intervene in this matter and allow the women and children to return to their homes peacefully.  We also demand an apology, most especially from the Texas CPS, for the heinous acts of aggression displayed in these recent events.

 

Hope it helps!

 

 

 

 
April 21, 2008, 8:44 am CDT

Lost boys....

 

The abuse to the teenage girls and misogynistic power over women is obvious.  The abuse of FLDS of pubescent boys in the compound is often overlooked. The reason they're kicked out is because they're competition for the older men.  SO they find any little thing to kick them out for- watching a movie or talking to a girl.  Then, the boy is "dropped off" miles outside the compound, with NO education, NO life-skills, and distrust for the outside world.  They're called the "Lost Boys", they're basically homeless because they have no one to take them in, and because they don't have much more than a grade-school education, no way to support themselves.  Many are just discarded by the side of the highway, like so much litter, and might as well be tossed on the surface of Mars and then get into drugs to support themselves.  But there are orgs. out there that can help them:

 

The Diversity Foundation,

http://www.smilesfordiversity.org/cod.php 

 

helps these lost boys from the FLDS assimilate to life outside the compound.

 

And

 

The Hope Foundation thru United Way that helps abuse victims of polygamist relationships.

 

http://www.childbrides.org/

 

 

 
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