Friday, October 8, 2010

How difficult could it be?

I have watched the news reports with interest over the last few days. Some online articles get updated, so the wording can change. My first glimpse at a statement from Utah County prosecutor, Jeff Buhman, had him saying that, now that he has the completed investigation evidence from Lehi police regarding the Brown family's bigamy crime, it could take "several months" to reach a decision on whether to prosecute.

Later statements seem to have been changed or softened. Now he is saying that his office is "mulling over" the matter and is, in fact, fascinated that in the last "10 to 15" years there haven't been (to his knowledge) any prosecutions of consenting adult religious bigamists. How could he forget the prosecution of Mark Easterday (1999) of Monroe, Utah, for bigamy? Mark was allowed to plead the charge down to adultery and pay a $500.00 fine. Later research into the court documents shows no mention of the original bigamy charge. Hmmmmm !!! ???

Anyway, while the Brown family sits huddled around its fireside, sweating bullets over whether the SturmTruppen will be at its door at any minute with five sets of handcuffs, Jeff Buhman sits in his office for months on end, wringing his hands and feet, wrestling mightily over whether to charge this dastardly, evil family with felony marriage crimes.

I ask myself - "How difficult could it be to simply pick up the phone and call the First Presidency and ask them if they want Kody incarcerated?" This controversy could be put to bed in minutes, and we could all go back to our daily lives in peace and brotherly love.

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