VT Edition: Jean Swantko-Wiseman, Jack Hoffman & Peter Teachout recall the 1984 Island Pond raid

04/30/08 1:44PM
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The seizure of more than 400 children from a polygamous Latter Day Saints sect in Texas has many Vermonters recalling Vermont's 1984 raid on a religious community in Island Pond, in which 112 children were seized. VPR's Jane Lindholm compares and contrasts the legal and social issues surrounding the two cases with Jean Swantko-Wiseman, a former Northeast Kingdom Public Defender who became a member of the Twelve Tribes Community, Jack Hoffman, who reported on the Island Pond Raid and its aftermath and Peter Teachout who teaches Constitutional Law at Vermont Law School.


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