OTT platforms are known for revealing the truth in a real way that makes you feel like you are in that moment and something like that has been launched on Netflix recently. The Netflix mini-docu series has been the talk of the town since its release leaving the viewers shocked at what it covers. Do you want to know what it is about before watching it? Let us tell you all about it through this article. So, deep dive into the article to get all the nitty-gritty details about the series.
The Rachel Dretzin directed series has a name that might make you think, that the series is a light-hearted story, but it is not. It is a true crime-based story that takes you through the journey of the secret polygamous section of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) that promoted plural marriage. The series delves into the rise of Warren Jeffs and how he became the ‘ultimate prophet’.
The series will show you how he was recently (2008) busted on the charges of sexual abuse and psychological and physical abuse. It shows how women were subjected to forced marriage and pregnancy. The series is traumatizing as it shows the harsh realities. It shows how women and girls had to face repercussions if they refused the marriage proposals or were forced upon marriage. You will get to see the behind religion and how it turned out to be an unholy place. The documentary shows that Jeffs had 78 wives and 24 of whom were underage. The series raises questions on societal issues that have left people stunned and will leave you with chills.
The crime series is available on Netflix parts divided into 4 parts and the episode ranges from 45-55 minutes. And just so you don’t miss this series according to Netflix’s description, it is a limited series, yes you heard that right it’s a LIMITED SERIES.
This series is something that one just can have or cannot watch especially if you want to see the reality and harsh truth and get traumatized. It also reminds me of Tinder Swindler, Bad Vegan, and another such true crime story that is different. But the impact it leaves is somehow similar and for some, it’s even more.
The director of the series Rachel Dretzin also plans and hopes to make a sequel of this series to show the inside life of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS). But then we have to wait for that. Till then watch this series without fail for the real effect that will leave you with an unforgettable experience. The must-watch series considering the reviews from the viewers that say that it has left them traumatized. It is also important for us to watch because it is a story that needs to be seen to know the truth and the hidden facts.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the House committee investigating the Capitol riot said Sunday they have uncovered enough evidence for the Justice Department to consider an unprecedented criminal indictment against former President Donald Trump for seeking to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
“I would like to see the Justice Department investigate any credible allegation of criminal activity on the part of Donald Trump,” said Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., a committee member who also leads the House Intelligence Committee. “There are certain actions, parts of these different lines of effort to overturn the election that I don’t see evidence the Justice Department is investigating.”
The committee held its first public hearing last week, with members laying out their case against Trump to show how the defeated president relentlessly pushed his false claims of a rigged election despite multiple advisers telling him otherwise and how he intensified an extraordinary scheme to overturn Joe Biden’s victory.
Additional evidence is set to be unveiled this week in hearings that will demonstrate how Trump and his advisers engaged in a “massive effort” to spread misinformation and pressured the Justice Department to embrace his false claims.
Committee members indicated Sunday their most important audience over the course of the hearings ultimately may be Attorney General Merrick Garland, who must decide whether his department can and should prosecute Trump. They left no doubt their own view as to whether the evidence is sufficient.
“Once the evidence is accumulated by the Justice Department, it needs to make a decision about whether it can prove to a jury beyond a reasonable doubt the president’s guilt or anyone else’s,” Schiff said. “But they need to be investigated if there’s credible evidence, which I think there is.”
Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., said he doesn’t intend to “browbeat” Garland but noted the committee has already laid out in legal pleadings a variety of criminal statutes they believe Trump violated.
“I think that he knows, his staff knows, the U.S. attorneys know, what’s at stake here,” Raskin said. “They know the importance of it, but I think they are rightfully paying close attention to precedent in history as well as the facts of this case.”
Garland has not specified how he might proceed, which would be unprecedented and may be complicated in a political election season in which Trump has openly flirted with the idea of running for president again in 2024. “We will follow the facts wherever they lead,” Garland said in his speech at Harvard University’s commencement ceremony last month.
A federal judge in California said in a March ruling in a civil case that Trump “more likely than not” committed federal crimes in seeking to obstruct the congressional count of the Electoral College ballots on Jan. 6, 2021. The judge cited two statutes: obstruction of an official proceeding, and conspiracy to defraud the United States. Trump has denied all wrongdoing.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate bargainers announced a bipartisan framework Sunday responding to last month’s mass shootings, a noteworthy though limited breakthrough offering modest gun curbs and bolstered efforts to improve school safety and mental health programs.
The proposal falls far short of tougher steps long sought by President Joe Biden and many Democrats. Even so, the accord was embraced by Biden and enactment would signal a significant turnabout after years of gun massacres that have yielded little but stalemate in Congress.
Biden said in a statement that the framework “does not do everything that I think is needed, but it reflects important steps in the right direction, and would be the most significant gun safety legislation to pass Congress in decades.”
Leaders hope to push any agreement into law rapidly — they hope this month — before the political momentum fades that has been stirred by the recent mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas.
In a consequential development, 20 senators, including 10 Republicans, released a statement calling for passage. That is potentially crucial because the biggest obstacle to enacting the measure is probably in the 50-50 Senate, where at least 10 GOP votes will be needed to attain the usual 60-vote threshold for approval.
“Families are scared, and it is our duty to come together and get something done that will help restore their sense of safety and security in their communities,” the lawmakers said. The group, led by Sens. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., John Cornyn, R-Texas, Thom Tillis, R-N.C., and Krysten Sinema, D-Ariz., produced the agreement after two weeks of closed-door talks.
The compromise would make the juvenile records of gun buyers under age 21 available when they undergo background checks. The suspects who killed 10 Black people at a grocery store in Buffalo and 19 students and two teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde were both 18, and many perpetrators of recent years’ mass shootings have been young.
The agreement would offer money to states to enact and put in place “red flag” laws that make it easier to temporarily take guns from people considered potentially violent, plus funds to bolster school safety and mental health programs.
Some people who informally sell guns for profit would be required to obtain federal dealers’ licenses, which means they would have to conduct background checks of vuyers. Convicted domestic abusers who do not live with a former partner, such as estranged ex-boyfriends, would be barred from buying firearms, and it would be a crime for a person to legally purchase a weapon for someone who would not qualify for ownership.
Negotiators said details and legislative language would be written over the coming days. Congressional aides said billions of dollars would be spent expanding the number of community mental health centers and suicide prevention programs, but said many spending decisions remained unmade.
Finalizing the agreement might produce fresh disputes and it was unclear how long that would take. But underscoring election-year pressures from Buffalo and Uvalde, the parties’ shared desire to demonstrate a response to those shootings suggested momentum toward enactment was strong.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., called the accord “a good first step to ending the persistent inaction to the gun violence epidemic” and said he would bring the completed measure to a vote as soon as possible.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who has supported the talks, was more restrained. He praised the bargainers’ work and said he is hoping for a deal that makes “significant headway on key issues like mental health and school safety, respects the Second Amendment, earns broad support in the Senate, and makes a difference for our country.”
The agreement was quickly endorsed by groups that support gun restrictions including Brady, Everytown for Gun Safety and March for Our Lives, which organized rallies held around the country on Saturday.
A spokesperson for the National Rifle Association, which has long exerted power to derail gun control drives in Congress, did not immediately return a message seeking comment.
The agreement represents a lowest common denominator compromise on gun violence, not a complete sea change in Congress. Lawmakers have demonstrated a newfound desire to move ahead after saying their constituents have shown a heightened desire for congressional action since Buffalo and Uvalde, but Republicans still oppose more sweeping steps that Democrats want.
These include banning assault-style firearms such as the AR-15 style rifles used in Buffalo and Uvalde, or raising the legal age for buying them. AR-15s are popular and powerful semi-automatic weapons that can fire high-capacity magazines and have been used in many of the nation’s highest-profile slaughters in recent years. One of them, the killing of 49 people at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, occurred six years ago Sunday.
Democrats have also wanted to ban high capacity magazines and to expand required background checks to far more gun purchases. None of those proposals has a chance in Congress.
Highlighting that, the Democratic-controlled House approved sweeping bills this past week barring sales of semiautomatic weapons to people under age 21 and large-capacity magazines, and giving federal courts the power to rule when local authorities want to remove guns from people considered dangerous. Currently, only 19 states and the District of Columbia have red-flag laws. Those measures will go nowhere in the Senate, where Republicans can block them.
For years, congressional Republicans representing rural, pro-gun voters have blocked robust restrictions on firearms purchases, citing the Constitution’s Second Amendment.
Democrats, whose voters overwhelmingly favor gun restrictions, have been reluctant to approve incremental steps that they have thought would let GOP lawmakers argue they have tried stemming the tide of violence without meaningfully addressing the problem.
The Twins purchased the contract of Thornburg on Sunday morning after signing him to a non-roster deal late last week. The veteran right-hander was released by the Atlanta Braves on May 23.
“This is a time in baseball where you have to be willing to make moves and willing to bring guys in when you see the right guy,” manager Rocco Baldelli said, “and I think he’s the right guy.”
Thornburg, 33, has pitched effectively in the majors when able. The issue has been injuries. After a big season with Milwaukee in 2016 — 8-5 with a 2.16 earned-run average in 67 appearances — he was traded to Boston, where he missed all of 2017 after shoulder surgery, and most of 2018 after thoracic outlet syndrome surgery.
“I feel great,” Thornburg said. “I feel like I had kind of an extended rehab just because of the time period that the (surgery) happened. So, I feel like that’s helped a lot this past year (toward) really feeling healthy. I’m not having to grind through outings.
Thornburgh signed a one-year, $900,000 deal with Atlanta and didn’t allow a baserunner in spring training. But the Braves only pitched him nine times for a total of 9⅓ innings. He fanned 10 but had a 1.821 WHIP.
“You end up running into a lot of guys in Triple-A who have been around and done it well and for whatever reason they’re still pitching in Triple-A,” he said. “So, understanding that, I feel blessed to have the opportunity to prove I can do it at a very high level.”
After throwing three scoreless innings for the St. Paul Saints, Thornburg got a locker in the Target Field clubhouse Sunday morning and was available out of the bullpen for the Twins’ series finale with the Tampa Bay Rays.
“We were really excited to be able to sign him and bring him over here, get him out there on the mound and look at him on the mound at St. Paul,” Baldelli said. “He’s been throwing the ball well. We just like what we saw with the pitches in a real big way. (We) checked him out as a teammate, as we do with all the guys, (and he) seems like a good addition to the mix.”
Right-hander Chris Archer will start for the Twins when they begin a three-game series at Seattle on Monday. The team expects to have starters Joe Ryan (COVID) and Sonny Gray (pectoral) back next week, as well.