It took the church over a hundred twenty years to allow the Utah Government to establish a formal historical site of the Massacre. And then only upon the insistence of the descendants of the few children who were spared the fate of their older brothers and sisters and parents of being shot at point blank range after surrendering their weapons in a devious offer of protection by Mormon John Doyle Lee, a Danite and local church leader.
The Springville murders were another example of criminally sanctioned atrocities by the church against dissidents attempting to leave the Utah territory.
The so-called Morrisite war in Ogden Canyon, Utah, where dissident Mormons were laid siege against by men under authority of Brigham Young. Cannons were used to blow apart their fortification and all the men and boys were killed. Women were saved for polygamous adventures.
The Gunnison survey party was massacred near Delta Utah as they surveyed the route for the transcontinental railroad. An historical marker was made and is likely (as it was when I took a picture in 1993) in a state of vandalized desecration.
The church pretty much dominates the Salt Lake Police Department and any number of actions in defense of the "pristine" image of the church is carried on by undercover operatives of the PD. U.S. Representative Allen Howe was set up for an arrest and conviction for soliciting by female officers of the police because he voted against the will of the church. Humiliation was so great for Howe afterwards, that he was buried in a secret grave for fear that it would be desecrated by the criminally insane order of the church.
The kidnapping of Howard Hughes by the so-called Mormon Mafia led by recently deceased Bill Gay is another story of intrigue which I outlined in the March-April 1978 issue of the Millennial Messenger* leading to capitulation on the part of the church to the cause of black priesthood ordination.