The seizure of more than 400 children from a religious sect in Texas has many Vermonters recalling Vermont’s 1984 raid on a
community in Island Pond, in which 112 children were seized. We
compare the two cases with Jean Swantko-Wiseman, a member of the Twelve
Tribes Community, and former newsman Jack Hoffman, who covered the raid. Also, we talk with Robert Babcock, the man behind
the first Greenup Day, about the enduring tradition.