Date: May 15, 2019 08:06PM
Exactly. People that have never lived in Utah can't comprehend how the law works, compared to the rest of the US. You have most lawmakers, prosecutors, Sheriffs,Police Chiefs, cops, investigators, Judges, AG's etc. etc. that swore an oath to the church, in a temple ritual, that they place above any and all other oaths they may have taken to the country, state, city, spouse, etc. The Utah bubble is truly a different world.
Date: May 15, 2019 08:37PM
I would just point out that this is currently just a state case - federal courts are not involved. The previous suit was filed in Utah state court, and appeal is currently pending before the Utah State Supreme Court.
Also consider this from the SLTrib article:
"After a two-year investigation, state authorities said they believed a BYU police lieutenant was taking information from other departments’ private records and passing it to university officials, including Honor Code enforcers.
That finding is consistent with internal BYU records The Tribune obtained in 2016, showing that an Honor Code worker in one case asked former BYU Lt. Aaron Rhoades for information on a woman who had reported a rape to Provo police. Rhoades used a shared digital storage system to review the Provo police case documents and then shared with Honor Code enforcers intimate details from the woman’s sex assault medical exam records.
Prosecutors declined to charge Rhoades, who retired from the police department in 2018 and gave up his police certification."
Also consider what started this whole affair - the BYU student who was raped and then the HC office refused to allow her to register for classes. In that case, it was a Utah County sheriff's officer who inappropriately accessed the Provo Police Dept. records from the victim's report and gave it to BYU. The prosecutor also refused to file any charges against that officer.
Date: May 15, 2019 08:43PM
In theory, that's how it's supposed to work. However, here, many Federal positions are filled with mormons. Including FBI posts. We watched how 2 Utah Attorney Generals were indicted and subpoenaed to turn over documents and property, both state and personal. They somehow managed to lose cell phones, a laptop, have their work and home computers hard drives wiped or crushed, I-pads stolen, etc. etc. Any other state and they'd be in prison. Here, they were given a walk.