- Police: Mormon Temple gunman heavily armed, possibly mentally ill. Deseret News
- Police: Man killed outside Mormon Temple had machete, rifle, shot guns, and multiple swords. Washington Post
I recently came across a letter to the editor in the Salt Lake Tribune contrasting the Mormons who settled in the Great Salt Lake Valley in the summer of 1847 to the Mexicans illegally living in this country at this time. In July of 1847, when Brigham Young and his band of Mormon pioneers reached what is now Utah they were actually in Mexico. I’ve read statements by other people that Mormons should not support the enforcement of United States’ immigrations laws because they themselves were the first illegal aliens to live in “Utah”.
Does anyone know if that is a true statement? Was Brigham Young and the rest of the Mormon settlers illegally living in Mexico? Is anyone out there an expert in what Mexico’s immigration laws were in 1847?
Yesterday the Los Angeles Police Department released a video of the man who attempted to burn down the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint’s Los Angeles Temple. The video shows a man with a backpack and thermos attempt to enter a locked door of the temple. Shortly thereafter a “suspicious fire” broke out in the temple’s garden area. Anyone with information is asked to call the Major Crime Division at (213) 486-7260. Let’s find this guy before he kills someone.
Above is a break down by points of each law school considered for the 2010 Top Ten Most Mormon Friendly Law Schools. I meant to post it a long time ago but haven’t had the time and I was having a hard time getting it to embed in the page from Scribed, so here is a JPEG of the list. Click HERE for an explanation of how the points were derived.