Outcry: Dale Barlow
Let’s set the record straight about something. It’s been widely reported that the shelter worker supplied the name of Dale Barlow to the outrcy caller. For example, the Trib today printed the following:
“Once the caller identified her husband as Dale Evans Barlow — selected from a list of men associated with the FLDS Church, read to her by hotline worker — Long decided against contacting the man’s Arizona probation officer.”
Yesterday, the Trib printed:
During that call, the hotline worker read a list of names of men associated with the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, asking the caller if the list contained her husband’s name. The caller picked Dale Evans Barlow, who along with other sect members was prosecuted in Arizona on charges related to underage marriages.
But the Trib got it wrong …. twice. Read the affidavits of the shelter workers who took the calls. The outcry caller alerted to the name “Dale” from a list of names read out loud by the shelter worker, and the outcry caller herself supplied the names BARLOW and JESSOP and even spelled them out for the worker. Nothing about the outcry caller or the shelter worker about “Evans.”
I told Sarah that I knew she could get in trouble if she told me her husband’s name, so I asked her if I had a list of names, could she state yes or no? Sarah said yes. I began with a few random names and when I said the name DALE, she said yes, how did you know?
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I asked her what her last name was and she told me that it is Barlow; B-A-R-L-O-W-. I asked her what her name was before she was married and she told me Jessop; J-E-S-S-O-P.