Friday, June 22, 2012
By Arizona House Democrats at 4:40 PM
STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Phoenix (District 16), admonished Tea Party legislators for not coming to the aid of people in Colorado City when they had the chance. They blocked a law that would have taken power from the local law enforcement agents who are now under fire for allegedly intimidating residents.
The U.S. Justice Department recently filed a federal civil rights case against a pair of polygamous Utah-Arizona border towns. The lawsuit claims that authorities in Hildale, Utah and Colorado City, Ariz. intimidated people deemed unfaithful to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.