Tom Smart, Deseret News
Utah Attorney General John Swallow states he is concerned about child abuse, domestic abuse and fraud (let's leave that subject to his current personal federal investigation) but chooses not to prosecute plural marriages (like his predecessor, Mark Shurtleff), all while defending the law that makes the practice of polygamy a felony.
As a current first year law student at Creighton University School of Law and a Utah native, I cringe at the idea of thousands of Utah women and children being forced into bigamy, rape and incest. These evil crimes are knowledgably committed every day in our own backyard. This is a legal and ethical travesty. And what does our attorney general have to say about that? "I've thought about that a lot." And done nothing. This future attorney thinks it's time Swallow "thought" about a new career.
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