The turncoat: 'Thug Willie' spills secrets of FLDS and its 'prophet'
Updated 4:33 PM ET, Sat February 27, 2016
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Phoenix, Arizona (CNN)As "Thug Willie," he defended his prophet with pit-bull ferocity. But by the time we meet in a fourth-floor hallway at the Sandra Day O'Connor federal courthouse, Willie Jessop has changed sides. He's the star government witness, testifying on behalf of outsiders he once considered his enemies.
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A flood, and a raid
Lyle Jeffs pleaded not guilty to the charges on Wednesday. His attorneys had no comment as they left the federal courthouse in Salt Lake City. A detention hearing is scheduled for March 7, and the government wants to keep him behind bars as he awaits trial.
'Time for a reset'
'I'll be lifted up'
'Answer them nothing'
'These kids have had the rug pulled out'
'Sound of Silence'
I've come to talk with you again
Ten thousand people maybe more ..."
Silence like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you
But my words like silent raindrops fell
And echoed in the sounds of silence."
To the neon god they made ...
And tenement halls
And whispered in the sound of silence."