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    Post Ut oh... possible FDLS caller is... a Barack Obama delegate???

    And, Post reports, she's listed as Obama delegate
    Roommate stunned by claims Colo. woman's bogus call triggered FLDS raid

    The Salt Lake Tribune
    Article Last Updated: 04/20/2008 10:55:53 AM MDT

    Posted: 8:40 AM- By Kirk Mitchell
    The Denver Post
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- A 33-year-old Colorado Springs woman who may have sparked a massive child-protection raid at a polygamist compound in Texas kept a steady job and gave no hint of her activities to those closest to her.
    "She is the last person I would expect to do something like this," said a woman in her mid-20s who described herself as the roommate of Rozita Swinton. Speaking at the door of their apartment, the roommate described Swinton as a steady, soft-hearted person.
    But growing evidence indicates Swinton repeatedly made calls to authorities in multiple jurisdictions, setting off large emergency responses that sometimes involved dozens of police officers.
    The Texas Ranger Division of the Texas Department of Public Safety confirmed Friday that Swinton was a person of interest in calls placed to a crisis hotline by someone claiming to be Sarah, a 16-year-old girl who had been sexually abused and beaten by a 50-year-old polygamous husband.
    The reports in late March led to a raid that began April 3 at the Yearning For Zion Ranch in Eldorado, Texas, in which 416 children were taken into custody.
    The roommate said Saturday that she was stunned to learn Swinton may have been involved. The two have been longtime friends.
    Swinton, who often did kind deeds for many different people, allowed her to move in April 4, said the roommate, who declined to give her name because she said her boss had warned her not to speak to the media.
    Swinton has never married and has no children. She works for a Denver insurance company, the roommate said.
    Swinton is also listed on the El Paso County Democratic Party's website as her neighborhood precinct's delegate to the state Democratic convention in May, supporting Sen. Barack Obama.
    The roommate said they never spoke about the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints group, and she did not know anything about false distress calls.
    The last time she saw Swinton was Wednesday after police arrived at the apartment. Colorado Springs police, accompanied by Texas Rangers, arrested Swinton in a local case, and Texas officials searched the home.
    The Texas Rangers found items of interest during the search and the investigation is continuing.
    In June 2005, Castle Rock police arrested Swinton after she posed as the teen mother of a newborn and told an adoption agency and police she was considering suicide and leaving the baby at a fire station, Castle Rock police Sgt. Scott Claton said.
    Authorities charged her with filing a false police report. She is currently serving a one-year deferred sentence in that case.
    In February, dozens of Colorado Springs police searched for a girl claiming to be locked in a basement. Again, it turned out to be Swinton.
    Flora Jessop, a former polygamist-sect member who now runs a crisis center, says Swinton repeatedly called her posing as a young abused girl and could be the same person whose complaints led to the April 3 raid on the Texas ranch.
    Jessop said she first received a call March 30 from a woman, since identified as Swinton, claiming to be an abuse victim named Sarah.
    But the hotline call that led to the raid wasn't publicized until after Jessop spoke with Sarah, leaving Jessop to speculate that she could have been the same person making the calls.
    "It does kind of indicate (Swinton) made those calls," Jessop said. "There was no press on it at the time."
    Jessop, who operates a rescue mission for teenage girls trying to escape the sect, said she recorded between 30 and 40 hours of phone conversations with Swinton, who alternately claimed to be Sarah; Sarah's twin sister Laura; and Laura's friend.
    Swinton would call Jessop after 8:30 p.m. and speak in a subdued voice because she said that is when others in the compound were sleeping.
    "She was very convincing," Jessop said. "She very much thought this out."
    The person obviously had studied the FLDS culture, she said.
    Jessop became suspicious and contacted the Texas Rangers after the same person, who sounded like a frightened young girl, called saying she was Sarah's sister and lived in Colorado City.
    Jessop sent recordings to the Texas Rangers, who traced the calls to Swinton's phone.

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    Now what possible motive could an Obama delegate have to expose the FLDS? It should be noted that the caller stated, 'do you think black people will hurt me?' as a way to call attention to the racist teachings of the FLDS.

    Could it be a way to deflect the Wright criticism?

    Regardless, its clear the woman in question has issues.

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    yeahhhh that might be stretching it. Sounds like she's just a nutball.
    I am from the American CIA and I have a radio in my head. I am going to kill you.

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    And here's more about her:

    Texas Rangers: Evidence Links Woman To Texas Phone Call

    Swinton Has History Of False Reports

    POSTED: 8:13 pm MDT April 18, 2008
    UPDATED: 1:19 pm MDT April 19, 2008


    DENVER -- Texas Rangers confirmed Friday that a 33-year-old Colorado Springs woman is considered a "person of interest" as they investigate who made the phone call that prompted a raid on a Texas polygamist compound."The Texas Ranger Division of the Texas Department of Public Safety is actively pursuing Rozita Swinton of Colorado Springs, Colo., as a 'person of interest' regarding telephone calls placed to a crisis center hot line in San Angelo, Texas, in late March 2008," the Texas Rangers said in a release Friday.Two Texas Rangers traveled to Colorado Springs on April 16 and met with officers from the Colorado Springs Police Department to discuss a possible connection between Swinton and telephone calls that alerted authorities to alleged abuse at the polygamist Yearning For Zion (YFZ) Ranch of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) in Eldorado, Texas.
    Swinton has previous arrests in Colorado for false reports, and Texas Rangers accompanied the Colorado Springs officers while they searched Swinton's apartment for items related to to those previous false reports, Texas authorities said."During the search, officers found several items that indicated a possible connection between Swinton and calls regarding the FLDS compounds in Colorado City, Ariz., and Eldorado, Texas," the Texas Rangers said. "These items of interest to Texas authorities were seized by the Colorado Springs Police Department and released to the Texas Rangers. These items will be evaluated and forwarded to various crime laboratories in Texas for analysis."It's not clear exactly what items were seized, nor how they allegedly linked Swinton to the calls. The affidavit for the search warrant has been sealed by an El Paso County judge.Swinton became a "person of interest" several days after law enforcement agencies entered the YFZ facility on April 3, the Texas Rangers said, although they did not say why.Texas authorities raided the Fundamentalist LDS compound after a child abuse center in San Angelo told law enforcement about several distressing calls from a female caller.The caller, who said her name was Sarah, said she was a 16-year-old girl who was living inside the secretive LDS compound and needed help. She claimed she had been physically and sexually assaulted and forced to become the wife of a 50-year-old man. She said she was pregnant with her second child.Police have not yet been able to locate the girl who made these calls, despite having removed 416 children from the ranch. However, authorities earlier this week said they believe the girl does exist.Staffers at the family crisis center hot line alerted the Texas Child Protective Services, who then contacted the Schleicher County Sheriff’s Department in Eldorado, Texas. They immediately asked for help from the Texas Rangers to execute the massive operation at the ranch."Once officers had gained access to the property, investigators obtained a second warrant based on evidence they witnessed regarding possible sexual assault," the Rangers said."The information leading the Texas Rangers to Swinton took several days to develop with intelligence and assistance from numerous law enforcement agencies in the United States and Canada, including the United States Marshals Service in San Antonio and Denver and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in British Columbia, Canada," the Rangers said.The information, evidence and a statement obtained from Swinton by the Texas Rangers while they were in Colorado will be forwarded to state and federal prosecutors for their review. Prosecutors will determine whether Swinton will be charged with a criminal offense, the Texas Rangers said.The Texas Rangers are still investigating whether teenage girls at the compound were forced to marry older males within the sect and if there was abuse.Swinton's History Of False Reports

    Swinton has been arrested before on charges of making false reports to authorities. The recent charge against Swinton was made in connection to calls received by police in February indicating she was 13 years old and trapped in a basement.In 2005, she was arrested in Castle Rock for claiming to be a pregnant teenager. She said her name was Jessica, but one of the aliases she used was "Sarah." She said she had been sexually abused by her father for eight years. Calling an adoption hot line, she claimed to have a new baby boy and wanted to give the child up for adoption.The "teen" was crying out for help but when help was offered by, police said Swinton backed off and became evasive."She would give us different types of vehicles, different colors of vehicles, so we were having a hard time trying to locate her," said Castle Rock police Cpl. Randall Speaect. "This went on for two to three days."He said one of the things he remembered was how young her voice sounded. He said he was surprised to learn her age based on her voice."When I personally talked to her, she did sound a lot younger than she actually was, kind of more like a child-like or teen type of voice," he said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok View Post
    yeahhhh that might be stretching it. Sounds like she's just a nutball.
    Might be. But, what if Mitt Romney is the VP choice? Do you think there is an attempt to associate all Mormons with these nutjob FLDS?

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    Romney's a nutball too.

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    One more...

    Arrest in polygamy call stuns child advocates
    Woman, 33, also being investigated in Eldorado case
    By GARY SCHARRER
    Copyright 2008 Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau



    AUSTIN It sounded so genuine: a terrified voice of a young girl expressing fear that if rescued from a religious cult, blacks might harm her.
    The calls to the Child Protection Project, run by a former member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, were recorded at the request of the Texas Rangers.


    The Rangers wanted to know if the anonymous caller was the young girl whose outcry by phone on March 29, to a San Angelo crisis center triggered a massive raid two weeks ago on the breakaway Mormon sect's ranch outside Eldorado.


    The search didn't produce the girl, but records seized at the polygamist site prompted state authorities to remove all 416 children from the ranch and seek termination of parental custody, now the subject of a legal drama in nearby San Angelo involving hundreds of lawyers.


    The calls to the former sect member, meanwhile, led the Rangers to Colorado Springs, Colo., where police Wednesday arrested Rozita Swinton, a 33-year-old black woman.


    She was charged with falsely reporting abuse to authorities in connection with a separate incident in Colorado Springs two months ago.


    Texas authorities say Swinton is a person of interest in their search for the girl whose call prompted them to raid the Yearning for Zion Ranch.


    Department of Public Safety officials declined to discuss the case as part of an ongoing investigation, but issued a statement Friday saying the Rangers accompanied Colorado Springs police to search Swinton's home for items related to previous false reports to authorities.


    Officers found several items indicating a possible connection between Swinton and calls regarding FLDS compounds in Colorado City, Arizona, and the one near Eldorado.


    The Rangers are "actively pursuing Rozita Swinton as a person of interest regarding telephone calls placed to a crisis center hotline in San Angelo," the DPS said.


    A Colorado judge approved the Rangers' request to seal records in the case.
    Child Protection Project founder Linda Walker and the Phoenix-based group's executive director, Flora Jessop, said Friday they were stunned when they learned the woman's identity.


    "In her little baby voice, she said, 'If you rescue me, and I get out of here, do you think the black people will hurt me?' " Walker said. "She had done her homework. She knew it was a racist cult. We know that these kids are very frightened of black people.


    "The Texas Rangers told us she was obsessed with the FLDS. They confiscated tons of material on the FLDS (in the search of Swinton's home). She even gave real addresses and real names of FLDS people."


    Walker and Jessop hesitated to say that Swinton was the person who called the Texas hot line to describe sexual and physical abuse by a 50-year-old husband at the ranch outside Eldorado, but they endorsed the resulting actions of Texas authorities.


    "Regardless of who made these calls, the system worked exactly as it was supposed to work," said Jessop, a former FLDS member whose cousin, Merrill Jessop, runs the ranch


    "A call came into the hot line from a little girl who said she was being brutalized. They turned this information over to Child Protective Services and to the proper authorities. Those authorities went in and did their job," she said. "They found systemic abuse in there, which is what we have been saying for years."


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    Yes, nutjob for sure. If I were Obama's PR people, I'd jump on this TODAY and say that this woman acted of her own accord and has no way received any instruction or otherwise from his campaign. THEN, he should go on to say what a tragedy this is, blah blah blah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twitchy View Post
    Romney's a nutball too.
    Who in this election cycle isn't?

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    Good point.

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    Religious nutballs are always worse than regular nutballs.

    Plus Romney is as fake as his helmet hair. Mr. 180 degree turn on every issue to pander to the christofascists.
    I am from the American CIA and I have a radio in my head. I am going to kill you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok View Post
    Religious nutballs are always worse than regular nutballs.

    Plus Romney is as fake as his helmet hair. Mr. 180 degree turn on every issue to pander to the christofascists.
    Well, I think it was to pander to conservatives- which is not interchangable with fundamentalist Christians. In fact, those who supported Huckabee were rabid Romney haters, who for the most part, view Mormonism as a cult. Not all of the Huck supporters- but a fair number of them.

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