Adams has rightly suggested recently that the Texas raid on the YFZ polygamist ranch in Eldorado needs a name. She proposed "the 2008 YFZ raid," which seems a little tame. "The Great Texas Polygamist Roundup" might be apropos ... even more so "The Great Texas Polygamist Clusterf#*k." With all the religious folks involved in this discussion, though, I doubt the latter suggestion will catch on. ;)
The missus thinks that, just like with Tulia, "This thing already has a name, and it's name is 'Eldorado.' I hope this is what the people in that town want to be remembered for over the next 50 years. It'll be the only thing anyone knows them for," she said just now when I told her what I'm writing about. Good point.
History will judge what Texas does with (or to) these families, and perhaps apply its own retrospective appellation based on facts that come out and the case's final outcome. But for now, what's a good short-term name for this fiasco? Offer your best suggestions in the comments.
I've had a hard time turning my attention away from this train wreck, and wanted to point out several more important news stories on the topic - whatever we're going to call it - that deserve Grits readers attention.
- Lost boys: Two sect kids missing
- Number of pregnant FLDS teens keeps declining
- CPS rejected expert's help
- 3rd appeals court will hear 4th Amendment questions in May, declines to hear challenge of removal order
- All FLDS children now removed from San Angelo fairgrounds
- Protesters decry child seizures at NBA game
- Audio: Hoaxer Rozita Swinton speaking on phone to activist Flora Jessop
- Investigators tracking YFZ Ranch finances