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Government Raids on Minority Religions August 11, 2017
In 2008, authorities removed more than 400 children from the Yearning for Zion ranch in Texas. They were members of Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints—a group accused of underage marriage and the sexual abuse of minors. It was the largest detention of children in government history, carried out with SWAT teams, snipers, helicopters and automatic weapons. Stuart Wright says military style raids on minority religions had been skyrocketing in the 20 or so years leading up to that raid, and his book examines why. From 2012.

Stuart Wright, editor of Saints Under Siege: The Texas State Raid on the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints

A mother escorts her children as police search their property.