Thursday, April 10, 2008

Quote of the day

Schleicher County Sheriff David Doran, who led the raid on the polygamist compound in West Texas this week, explaining why he waited four years since receiving the first indication that young girls were being "married off" at puberty to middle-aged polygamists:
We are aware that this group is capable of [sexually abusing young girls]. But there again, this is the United States. We are going to respect them. We're not going to violate their civil rights until we get an outcry. I've said that from day one.
The way I read this, I guess what Doran means is that if there's enough of an outcry, then, sure, Texans of course have no problem violating a person's civil rights.

Sheds a certain light on how we got ourselves into Gitmo, now don't it?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

by outcry he was referring to the anonmyous phone call from a 16 year old that she was pregnant in the compound and forced to marry and older cousin, there was no outcry from the community or media at large.