On July 20, 2010, just after 2:00 PM, the Colorado City Marshals arrived at the residence of Matt and Genevive Hainline to serve an injunction — a court order that commands the Hainlines to both remove items from the specified property and also keep off the specified property. See below. No matter what the Hainlines chose to do, they were going to be in violation of the order. Minutes after the injunction was served on Matt and Gen Hainline, they were both arrested for interference with judicial process — in other words, violating the court order that they had been served with only minutes before.
The order was signed by Mitchell Kalauli, the Moccasin Justice of the Peace who has been disqualified for bias from adjudicating property disputes related to UEP Trust property. The same judge who convicted Isaac Wyler of trespassing on UEP property while acting in his role as a UEP employee. The same judge who has attempted to deny Isaac his right to appeal to a real judge. The same judge who hearda motion for an injunction against Shane Stubbs’ this morning in an attempt to keep Shane Stubbs from being on his own property and plowing his own wheat fields and storing his own harvested crop. Once the media began reporting the events surrounding the Hainlines’ arrests, Mitchell Kalauli recused himself from the case — an implicit acknowledgement that he never should have signed that order because he is biased. Kalauli also declined to rule on the Shane Stubbs matter this morning, acknowledging that the matter was a property dispute that should be heard by the superior court judge (another acknowledgement that Kalauli is disqualified from deciding UEP property disputes).
The injunction against the Hainlines refers to an address that does not exist. The property in question is supposedly the shed/garage you see in the background and sits on the Hainlines’ property. The Hainlines have an occupancy agreement from the owner of the property, the UEP Trust , and have the authority to be on that property and peacefully enjoy its use.
The injunction was brought by Alvera Black, a current loyal FLDS member who has no rights to the property and no authority to request the court or law enforcement to enforce rights they don’t have to the property. Alvera Black did at one time have an occupancy agreement to use the shed, but that occupancy agreement was terminated by the UEP Trust a while back because of Black’s refusal to cooperate and abide by the terms of the agreement.
The Hainlines have three small children who witnessed these events and are said to be suffering a traumatic reaction. One of the children has hidden his bicycle so the police won’t take it from him. When the Hainlines were both arrested, the Marshals simply left the three small children alone in their house.
The corruption surrounding the Hainlines’ use of their property is only the latest in a series of events signaling a sharp escalation in the volatility within the Short Creek community. Those who live in the community say that things have never been this tense, and many fear that a violent outbreak is imminent. Other recent incidents include the plowing under of Shane Stubbs wheat field, the disposal of Shane Stubbs wheat from the UEP owned granary, digging up Ron and Jinjer Cook’s front yard with a backhoe on a bogus pretense that the Cook’s were tapped into the town’s water line (they weren’t), and provocation of Seth Cook to the point that he questioned Colorado City law enforcement whether vigilantism was the only way for non-FLDS to protect themselves and their property.
The town of Colorado City is the subject of an ongoing investigation into corruption; there is currently a civil rights lawsuit against Colorado City for their refusal to provide utilities to the Cooks because of their religion and in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act; Arizona AG has requested an emergency hearing with Judge Lindberg for ongoing flagrant violations of the Court’s orders by the town Marshals and city officials. Yet, these brazen and flagrant outrages continue to escalate in Colorado City. What is it going to take before this lawlessness is reined in? There is trouble brewing. Colorado City is a very dangerous place to be right now.