Court: Texas had no right to take polygamists' kids

AP: The Third Court of Appeals in Austin ruled that the grounds for removing the children were “legally and factually insufficient” under Texas law.

Let’s just say there really are kids in danger at this compound, which very well may be. Now they are in more danger because lazy Texas officials swept in in one fell swoop in an obvious exercise of religious persecution. So the next time, someone goes in to help a bona fide victim it will look suspicious.

This is the same with getting the wrong criminal. Yeah, maybe it pacifies the mob, but in the end it makes every subsequent arrest that more suspect, every subsequent criminal that tiny bit more likely to get set free.

This is why the so-called “law and order” types are nothing of the sort. They are vigilante anarchists.