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Suspicion in Death of Texas District Attorney Shifts to White Supremacists
AP ^ | April 1, 2013 | Nomaan Merchant and Juan A. Lozano

Posted on 04/02/2013 12:09:03 AM PDT by JerseyanExile

Suspicion in the slayings of a Texas district attorney and his wife shifted Monday to a violent white supremacist prison gang that was the focus of a December law enforcement bulletin warning that its members might try to attack police or prosecutors.

The weekend deaths of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, who were found fatally shot in their home, were especially jarring because they happened just a couple of months after one of the county's assistant district attorneys, Mark Hasse, was killed near his courthouse office.

And less than two weeks ago, Colorado's prison chief was shot to death at his front door, apparently by a white supremacist ex-convict who died in a shootout with deputies after fleeing to Texas.

The Aryan Brotherhood of Texas has been in the state's prison system since the 1980s, when it began as a white supremacist gang that protected its members and ran illegal activities, including drug distribution, according to Terry Pelz, a former Texas prison warden and expert on the gang.

The group, which has a long history of violence and retribution, is now believed to have more than 4,000 members in and out of prison who deal in a variety of criminal enterprises, including prostitution, robbery and murder.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aryanbrotherhood; banglist; gangs; kaufmancounty; organizedcrime; texasdashooting

1 posted on 04/02/2013 12:09:03 AM PDT by JerseyanExile
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To: JerseyanExile

The M. O. fits the south of the border cartels much better. But since they give so much in political contributions they are above suspicion.


2 posted on 04/02/2013 12:49:24 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: JerseyanExile

Mythical white supremes, right.


3 posted on 04/02/2013 12:59:06 AM PDT by exnavy (Fish or cut bait ...Got ammo, Godspeed!)
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To: JerseyanExile

I was wondering how long they were going to allow a possible detractor / distraction to the immigration agenda to stand.


4 posted on 04/02/2013 1:09:46 AM PDT by plsjr (<>< what mankind "knows" is by trial and error; only the CREATOR really knows)
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To: JerseyanExile

The al quaida Toulouse shooter was also claimed to have been “identified as a white neonazi”. Until the facts came on the table. Then the leftist journalists forgot it ever happened.


5 posted on 04/02/2013 1:23:40 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: JerseyanExile

This AP article is a naked attempt to manipulate the story without the benefit of any facts, merely supposition.

Disgusting...


6 posted on 04/02/2013 1:27:12 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: JerseyanExile

Mexican drug runners, or to be honest, the Mob


7 posted on 04/02/2013 1:47:17 AM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: JerseyanExile
If you read the article closely it is the AP who is shifting their focus to white supremacy groups. Their "expert" sourced in the article allows of the group:

"They don't go around killing officials," he said. "They don't draw heat upon themselves."

As for this from AP:

"The slayings also called to mind the death of Colorado's corrections director, Tom Clements, who was killed March 19 when he answered the doorbell at his home outside Colorado Springs. Two days later, Evan Spencer Ebel, a white supremacist and former Colorado inmate suspected of shooting Clements, died in a shootout about 100 miles from Kaufman. On Monday, judicial officials acknowledged Ebel was freed four years early because of a paperwork error.

In an Associated Press interview shortly after the Colorado killing, McLelland himself raised the possibility that Hasse was gunned down by a white supremacist gang."

Jason Whitley-- investigative reporter of some repute of the Dallas Morning News-- informed us yesterday that there is NO connection bewtixt the CO shooting and this case.

Jason Whitely to twitter user: "You didn't miss anything. Sources tell me it is not connected. Feds are checking but found no links. Other media reported that."

AP stirring plot and creating hysteria by certain demonizing others/threats to progress in the march to social justice and totalitarianism.

I surmise forthcoming events manifestly pointed examples of MSM malfeasance and predictable rationzlaiton of progressive edicts from on high in upcoming days. Watch.

8 posted on 04/02/2013 2:01:48 AM PDT by Dysart ( Democracy is the road to socialism-- Karl Marx)
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To: JerseyanExile
If you read the article closely it is the AP who is shifting their focus to white supremacy groups. Their "expert" sourced in the article allows of the group:

"They don't go around killing officials," he said. "They don't draw heat upon themselves."

As for this from AP:

"The slayings also called to mind the death of Colorado's corrections director, Tom Clements, who was killed March 19 when he answered the doorbell at his home outside Colorado Springs. Two days later, Evan Spencer Ebel, a white supremacist and former Colorado inmate suspected of shooting Clements, died in a shootout about 100 miles from Kaufman. On Monday, judicial officials acknowledged Ebel was freed four years early because of a paperwork error.

In an Associated Press interview shortly after the Colorado killing, McLelland himself raised the possibility that Hasse was gunned down by a white supremacist gang."

Jason Whitley-- investigative reporter of some repute of the Dallas Morning News-- informed us yesterday that there is NO connection bewtixt the CO shooting and this case.

Jason Whitely to twitter user: "You didn't miss anything. Sources tell me it is not connected. Feds are checking but found no links. Other media reported that."

AP stirring plot and creating hysteria by certain demonizing others/threats to progress in the march to social justice and totalitarianism.

I surmise forthcoming events manifestly pointed examples of MSM malfeasance and predictable rationzlaiton of progressive edicts from on high in upcoming days. Watch.

9 posted on 04/02/2013 2:01:48 AM PDT by Dysart ( Democracy is the road to socialism-- Karl Marx)
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To: JerseyanExile

I’m no fan of the Aryan Nation. But they are pretty much exactly the same thing as other racial/ethnic prison gangs, and were started for exactly the same reason, protection against other gangs.

But they’re the only one you ever hear about as being dangerous or scary.


10 posted on 04/02/2013 2:24:10 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan

Make that Aryan Brotherhood.


11 posted on 04/02/2013 2:25:07 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: JerseyanExile

Is this like the “white Van” in the DC sniper shootings??


12 posted on 04/02/2013 2:40:08 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Dysart

As I understand authorities are keeping detailing under wraps. How do you suppose it was done since the victim was aware of increased danger and was packing everywhere he went?


13 posted on 04/02/2013 2:49:56 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: Sherman Logan
Right you are; protection in gang affiliation as prisoner survival strategy (and deployed by every represenative identity subset): contemplate the left’s pervasive opposition to their goal inside prisons— and extrapolated beyond those walls into larger society.

Makes sense, in view of their nihilistic aims to deny them legitimacy on a grander scale symbolically.

14 posted on 04/02/2013 2:54:57 AM PDT by Dysart ( Democracy is the road to socialism-- Karl Marx)
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To: JerseyanExile

The FBI’s web page notes associations between AB groups and “MDTOs”, Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations, AKA the cartels.

http://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/publications/2011-national-gang-threat-assessment

So even if ABs were involved, it might have been due to the cartelization of the U.S.


15 posted on 04/02/2013 2:55:26 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: JerseyanExile

Is this for real or is it another example of politically motivated theater with an agenda? Mexican drug cartels being behind this in Texas rings true, trotting out SPLC bogeymen sounds like a stretch.


16 posted on 04/02/2013 3:00:18 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: JerseyanExile; All

Suspisions shifted???

Ok, what about the evidence??? What does it tell us???

Again, this is another attempt my the media (and politicos) to difuse and misdirect the public to look one way, while the facts point in another...

I’ll believe it when I see it...


17 posted on 04/02/2013 3:00:35 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: Portcall24
As I understand authorities are keeping detailing under wraps. How do you suppose it was done since the victim was aware of increased danger and was packing everywhere he went?

Only supposition my part here: Wait, first, though, please clarify. How did the Hasse murder come off, or how were perceived threats disseminated to Hasse despite limited threat info availability? Or are your alluding to the murder of Kaufman DA, McClellan?

18 posted on 04/02/2013 3:08:52 AM PDT by Dysart ( Democracy is the road to socialism-- Karl Marx)
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To: fella

Welcome to Obama’s America. This is what the Columbians and the Mexicans have been doing for years. Killing prosecutors, judges and witnesses.

How long before before Americans will rise up and take their country back?


19 posted on 04/02/2013 3:35:24 AM PDT by NoKoolAidforMe (I'm clinging to my God and my guns. You can keep the change.)
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To: NoKoolAidforMe

“How long before before Americans will rise up and take their country back?”

Never—under obamasein’s reign.


20 posted on 04/02/2013 3:53:46 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: JerseyanExile

I’ll take Mexican drug cartels for a thousand.....


21 posted on 04/02/2013 4:06:37 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: Dysart

I was referring to Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife. My understanding was they were armed at all times and always used the peep hole at home and were being very careful.


22 posted on 04/02/2013 4:07:48 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: Portcall24

I would just say when he arrived to inspect the assailant, the door was kicked in. It’s easy breaching a door and happened fast..maybe a ruse was involved. Just speculating.


23 posted on 04/02/2013 4:19:45 AM PDT by Dysart ( Democracy is the road to socialism-- Karl Marx)
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To: JerseyanExile

Clip clop, clip clop, clip clop.Bang! Bang! Bang! Clip clop, clip clop, clip clop...

Amish drive by.


24 posted on 04/02/2013 4:27:22 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: JerseyanExile

” when it began as a white supremacist gang that protected its members and ran illegal activities”

Chicken or egg? The AB originally formed in prisons to protect the white population from powerful black and Mexican gangs.


25 posted on 04/02/2013 4:32:35 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: JerseyanExile

Blame it on the white guys, a prelude for martial law?


26 posted on 04/02/2013 4:34:12 AM PDT by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: NoKoolAidforMe

They won’t. Not enough Americans are even interested or aware this is a problem. Also, a rather slick strategy of taking the heat off the cartels on this one. Journalists and pols know the cartels are dangerous and ruthless.. they’re not taking any chances with their personal safety.


27 posted on 04/02/2013 4:34:52 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: JerseyanExile

File this in the for what it’s worth department, but it is interesting.

Murdered For Exposing ‘Good Ole Boys’ & Child Kidnapping In Texas? Were Murders Of Kaufman County, Texas DA’s Mike McLelland & Mark Hasse Retaliation For Exposing The ‘Good Ole Boy’ Network Of CPS ‘Criminals’? THEY Murdered Senator Nancy Schaefer, Too!

http://beforeitsnews.com/politics/2013/04/murdered-for-exposing-good-ole-boys-child-kidnapping-in-texas-were-murders-of-kaufman-county-texas-das-mike-mclelland-mark-hasse-retaliation-for-exposing-the-good-ole-boy-netwo-2505716.html?currentSplittedPage=0


28 posted on 04/02/2013 4:39:46 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: Dysart

I am surprised there were no cameras or security system that took video


29 posted on 04/02/2013 4:43:59 AM PDT by winodog
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To: winodog

Apparently he was shot while getting into/out of his car in the parking lot he used EVERY day.


30 posted on 04/02/2013 4:49:43 AM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: T-Bird45

I’m surprised the MSM hasn’t yet blamed the Tea Party for the assassination or the sequester.


31 posted on 04/02/2013 5:16:05 AM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: JerseyanExile

It’s the Mexican drug gangs


32 posted on 04/02/2013 5:21:11 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Portcall24

if he was packing he didn’t unpack quick enough did he?


33 posted on 04/02/2013 5:22:42 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: JerseyanExile
The Times Square bomber too was a disgruntled white right-wing extremist, before any of the facts were in.
Then he turned out to be a muzzie.
Mexican gangs routinely takes out whole families.

34 posted on 04/02/2013 5:27:26 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: JerseyanExile

Look for the white guy in the white van!The D.C. police have a composite sketch!


35 posted on 04/02/2013 5:37:36 AM PDT by bonehead4freedom
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To: JerseyanExile
a violent white supremacist prison gang

Tell me what prison gang, or gangs period are inclusive?

36 posted on 04/02/2013 5:43:14 AM PDT by fso301
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To: Dysart

“It’s easy breaching a door and happened fast.”

Which means don’t rely on a weak lock for home security. Buy a BIG deadbolt that slides into the door frame or use angle iron bolted into the door frame where you can slip in a two by four or iron bar. Locate the deadbolt 12 inches from the top or bottom of the door because 70 IQ criminals won’t expect that location.

Both contraptions will hold back fat thugs or battering rams that will allow you sufficient time to finish your coffee and then rack a round in the Mossberg.


37 posted on 04/02/2013 5:44:44 AM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: Sherman Logan
But they’re the only one you ever hear about as being dangerous or scary.

Simple solution. We should no longer put white people in jail.

38 posted on 04/02/2013 5:50:43 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: Ann Archy
Is this like the “white Van” in the DC sniper shootings??

That was the first thing I thought about too. I suspect the drug cartels may be involved.

39 posted on 04/02/2013 6:31:45 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (For Jay Carney - I heard your birth certificate is an apology from the condom factory.)
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To: RegulatorCountry
Is this for real or is it another example of politically motivated theater with an agenda? Mexican drug cartels being behind this in Texas rings true, trotting out SPLC bogeymen sounds like a stretch.

I agree. Just as the Obama administration hastily manufactured the "offensive You Tube video" excuse to explain the Benghazi terrorist attack, I suspect they are manufacturing the "White Supremist" story, rather than admit the Mexican drug cartels are behind these killings - especially since they are currently trying to push immigration reform, and this could turn public opinion against them..

40 posted on 04/02/2013 6:51:39 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: yldstrk
if he was packing he didn’t unpack quick enough did he?

On Greta last night, it was revealed the wife was shot first near the front door. The husband was apparently running to the bedroom to get a gun but was gunned down on the way there.

The entire entry and murder sequence apparently happened quickly, and the DA wasn't armed for immediate action. There either was a rapid breaching of the door, the lock was bumped/picked, or maybe somebody was at the door disguised as a cop and somebody opened opened the door - either the DA (with the wife standing there) or the wife with the DA nearby.

I suppose the lesson to be learned here is if you think you are in any danger you should carry wherever you go, even within your own house. The DA apparently did not and probably thought he could retrieve his firearm quickly enough from his bedroom. Everything just happened too fast for him to react and do so.

This was a planned hit, and done professionally. Probably cartels, but maybe they hired the AB to do it?

41 posted on 04/02/2013 7:11:02 AM PDT by Gritty (Our masters in Washington are afraid of a populace which cannot be subdued by tyrants-Jeff Cooper)
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To: JerseyanExile
Suspicion in ..

of course it has !

42 posted on 04/02/2013 7:24:42 AM PDT by tomkat ( .. shall NOT be infringed)
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To: All

This crap sounds like it came from the Southern Poverty Legal bunch,


43 posted on 04/03/2013 11:40:17 AM PDT by Luke21
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