Sunday, April 26, 2009

A Failed Challenge

I received an answer a couple of days ago to the challenge I have issued, for anyone to show me another city in the United States, of the same size, which has the same child death rate as Colorady City, Arizona, home of the FLDS.

Here is the resonse to the challenge:

I accept your challenge in regards to explaining the number of children ran over by cars in Colorado City.According to the NTSA the per-capita child pedestrian fatality rate is 1.6 per 100,000. Using their formula the rate for Colorado City is 1.79 per 100,000. Colorado City has a marginally higher rate than the rest of the country.This minute increase can easily be attributed to there being more children in that population than in other areas. For instance you used Lake Havasu so I'll use that population as well. Colorado City has 3.28 times more children age 15 and under than Lake Havasu. With over 300% more children there are going to be more incidences of any nature involving children.I look forward to your reply.

Here is my reply:

Are you telling me that Colorado City, Arizona has more children in it than the entire state of Connecticut? Just to be fair I compared Colorado City to an entire state, which had the same number of deaths, in the same time period.

Also, ma'am, you have failed to meet my challenge by showing me another city in America, of the same size, which mirrors the phenomenon of the Colorado City cemetery, which is over 50% bodies of children.

Nine deaths by non-traffic accidents in the same time period as Connecticut, a state with over 3 million people?

The entire state of Connecticut with a population of 3,405,565 in 2000, had a total number of child deaths, caused by cars in non-traffic accidents, in the same time period [ie being accidentally run/backed over in a driveway] 1990-present of 9, yet they have over 800,000 children under 18 living in their state, while the city of Colorado City, AZ has only 2,782.

This means Connecticut children have an 0.11% chance of being killed in this manner, whereas the children of Colorado City have a 32.35% of dying the same way. One number is minuscule and the other enormous.

Do you honestly think that’s normal? Is your argument the same as the residents of Colorado City, which is that more of their children die because they have more of them?

I’ll tell you the same thing I told a Mohave County Supervisor who used the very same illogical argument, “I can see if you are raising a lot of chickens how you might run over a few here and there. But children? Just because you have more children per household, doesn’t mean you accidentally kill more children. Or, maybe it does.

Maybe I am right and polygamy as a lifestyle is very dangerous to children, because there are too many of them to properly supervise. That means there is, at the very least, some indication of neglectful supervision of the children of polygamy in Colorado City.

Colorado City, Arizona does not have more children than the state of Connecticut, 2,782 is not more than 800,000 no matter how you cut it. Yet there are 800,000 children in Connecticut, raised by single or two-parent families, who are obviously much safer than the 2,782 children in Colorado City, raised in polygamy.

I would very much like to thank you for giving me the idea to contact the NTSA about these odd numbers.

Kindest regards,

k.Dee Ignatin

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Dead Children in Mohave County

Since dontkeepsweet mentioned the cemetery and the child deaths in Colorado City I thought I'd make a quick post to get conversation started.

Also, since receiving her suggestion the AAAP has been made aware of yet another recent and odd decision by the leaders of Mohave County, which leaves children less protected from preditors but I'll address that in another post.

As far as the child deaths in Northern Mohave County, I think in large part, the raw numbers speak for themselves.

The state of Arizona gave me as an investigator every reason to believe that they would purposefully shut down any investigation into the deaths of children in the polygamist community of Colorado City.

Until a federal task force is given the order to look into it, I believe nothing will ever be done to attempt to explain why the children of Colorado City are so accident prone, or why no case of domestic violence has ever been prosecuted there.

I was struck by something Flora said this week. It rang as clear and true as a bell the moment I heard it, "When people abuse children you can bet that animals are also suffering, because human preditors always start on animals."

And I instantly remembered this story:

It was 1873. Mary-Ellen was 9 years old when a church worker, Mrs. Etta Wheeler, who had been asked to visit the family, found Mary-Ellen shackled to her bed, grossly malnourished, scarred and badly beaten. Mrs. Wheeler was so appalled by what she saw that she went to the authorities to report this horrifying child abuse. The authorities turned her away.But Mrs. Wheeler refused to take no for an answer; she petitioned the American SPCA.Animals were protected, but children were not.Mrs. Wheeler appealed to the ASPCA that children were members of the animal kingdom, and must therefore be protected. It was on these grounds that the ASPCA did finally intervene.Mary-Ellen was removed from her abusive home, placed in foster care, where she thrived. She went on to marry, have 2 daughters, and Mary-Ellen lived to the age of 92.For more information about Mary-Ellen, the history of child abuse has more details.

People with a criminal lack of empathy or compassion usually practice on the most innocent, meaning animals, before moving on to children. If they can gain an animal's trust, and torture it, or successfully kill it, they know they can move on to a child, gain its trust and make it do what they want, too.

These are the kinds of things that run through my head when I think of polygamy in Colorado City, the Day Warren Jeffs had every dog, including every family pet in town, rounded up and shot in the streets, because a child in the community had died when attacked by dogs.

When I stand in the Babyland Cemetery or look at the pictures, or stare at the cemetery lists, I see something wrong that no one even seems to care one wit about. I see lots and lots of dead children, with no one explaining "why" at all. As an investigator, I see a cover up. It is really that simple. Every agency, state or local that I contacted gave me a run around. Every single one wanted desperately to stay "off the record" with any comment at all that might seem like they endorsed enforcing any laws or looking into the polygamist community's history of abuse.

Mohave County law enforcement: Dead End
Mohave County Health Department: Dead End
Mohave County Attorney's Office: Dead End
Mohave County Board of Supervisors: Dead End

Read Flora's book. The Arizona government has no intention of ever taking on polygamy, and they are proud of it. They allow this entire group of people to break federal laws, with no intension of ever prosecuting a one of them. They consistently work with polygamists to help them gain custody of their children, even when they have run away and are begging the state CPS system for protection from their parents and polygamy.

The AAAP considers all women and children of this nature to be American citizens with the right to flee sexual slavery and American concubinage. Any government official known to have participated in the violation of civil or human rights of one of these women or children will be noted and publicly exposed.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Flora Jessop Texas Book Tour

I met Flora out on the road. She was in Houston for a CPS conference, so I drove down to meet with her.

It looks like June is the month for the tour...and we're going to hit every major city in Texas.

This is going to be FUN!