45 years ago today - Jan 18, 1979

Utah law enforcement officers kill Mormon fundamentalist John Singer as a climax to the armed stand-off about the home schooling of his wives' children. To his adversaries Singer is shot while armed and resisting arrest. To his sympathizers he is a polygamy martyr, who is literally shot in the back as he flees the anti-polygamist Mormon police. Utah courts exonerate the police officers.

[The Mormon Hierarchy - Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn, [New Mormon History database ( http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase )]]

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