Skip to comments.Federal prosecutor quits racketeering case, as Texas DA murders spark security fears
Posted on 04/03/2013 7:49:53 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
The murders of two prosecutors in Kaufman County, Texas, apparently has prompted a federal prosecutor to withdraw from a major racketeering case in Houston, the latest sign that attacks on lawmen are having a chilling effect on the judicial system.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Jay Hileman sent defense attorneys an email Tuesday saying he was withdrawing from the case against the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas due to safety concerns.
I understand why someone would want to step back, and it makes sense to me, especially people who have families, defense attorney Richard Ely, who is representing one of the defendants in the case, said. Jay is a friend of mine, and this was a personal decision.
The Aryan Brotherhood case, which netted 34 indictments last November, was followed by a statewide warning that the white supremacist prison gang may be planning retaliation. Ely doesnt know the origins of the threat, but he thinks it was probably someone just spouting off.
The Kaufman County District Attorney's Office was named in the threat because it joined several other agencies on a task force aimed at cracking down on white supremacist groups. Since then, District Attorney Mike McLelland and Deputy DA Mark Hasse have been murdered in brazen attacks.
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The lunatics have won. The good guys have surrendered.
Years ago I was chatting with a law student who was interning at the LACoDA, and planned to continue there doing street gang prosecutions.
I asked him why the bangers didn’t simply target DAs.
His answer was “Because we are like shark’s teeth.”
By which he meant that anyone who was lost would be immediately replaced.
I wonder how much longer that will be true.
were the federal prosecutors ever in the contest?
remember they work for holder.
5 out of 7 people probably believe holder is a boldfaced liar.
Not all DAs are good guys.
This is beginning to feel like Elliot Ness Times - was the Mafia as bad as what these Mexican drug cartels or just more of the same?
After Benghazi does anyone think any part of this Administration would have their back?
Don’t worry, if going after actual criminals is too scary I’m sure the Feds will find a group of harmless cranks to bring in for a big ol’ show trial. Can’t have the proles losing the fear of Big Brother.
See how easy it would be.
All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men run away with their tails between their legs like a bunch of friggin' pansies.
Good old Feds. Prosecuting Border Patrol agents who try to do their jobs under extremely difficult circumstances. Prosecuting gun shop owners who are the victims of unethical stings. Prosecuting land owners who only want to protect their lands. Something has changed hasn’t it?
No offense, but this is too easy. This is served up all nice and neat for Obama and pushing gun bans on us all.
Not buying it. I believe it happened, but I don’t believe this isn’t somebody’s covert op.
Those panzy azzes just Want to go after joe bag o donut not wearing his seatbelt. Criminals are too scary! Joe bag o Donuts, he will juat meekly pay his extortion money and move on with life.
Big bad officialdom squels like little girls at the first sign of real resistance. While I don’t condone in any way the idiots in the white Seperatist movement it is intresting to watch these politicians buckle. Let’s face it we pay thpese idiots to go after violent criminals but they use their massive resources to levy unofficial taxes on us in the form of petty fines for everything. What a bunch of skirts!
yes, much of the government has been taken over by the king’s men and have swarmed over the land, stealing it’s wealth left and right.
Aryan Brotherhood Of Texas
This is seriously bad news. It also shows that our law-abiding citizens have lost confidence in the ability of law enforcement to protect us. All of the prosecutors thought likely to be targeted should have a guard on them immediately, and they should pull out all the stops to find out who is doing this and get those people. And then they should try them and excute them immediately.
Criminals have been emboldened by the weakness of our justice system.
We have a Government of perfumed princes and dykes wearing jocks who think they are some bad assed actors. They in turn recruit, hire, and promote other perfumed princes and dykes wearing jocks. Bullying and defending are two separate mind sets. A punch in the nose and a kick in the nuts creates the need for these people to go to therapists.
Fire the bastard!
There is no shortage of lawyers and many of them need money and are hungry. The US graduates lawyers somewhere in the ratio of ten lawyers per engineer per year.
To protect all those perfumed princes would mean less guys for parking tickets. Let’s face it parking tickets are big easy money. Heroin addicts are more likely to give up drugs than the Gubment easy money.
The image they are displaying is not comforting to them. If they are afraid to defend themselves, if they buckle at resistance, the general population will get the message. Mall security guards will get more respect and cooperation.
Well said. The business of protecting the people is subservient to collecting revenue.
Watching Officialdom buckle reminds me why the 2nd Amendment is so important. The lesson is at the end of the day nobody watches my ass like I do.
I can smell the B.O. from here.
I agree. Whatever my opinion of the Feds, we need the process of law. This isn’t just an attack on a particular investigation, it’s an attack on the entire system, whether they mean it to be or not.
Well, yes..and the IRS are the biggest of the bullies. They will go down eventually, as will the theft of our wealth by the income tax. It will not end good for the king’s men.
Best that the little whimp resigned. Who needs a no balls prosecutor! Stand up and be a man! Is a prime example of how crime wins! Hopefully a real Man of conviction will stand up and be counted!
Well why not. After all, it’s just another wonderful facet of the Third World culture we’ve been importing for decades.
If anything, it is the Mexicans because they know the quickest way to stop power being used against them in court is to shoot off its legs - forget about cutting off the head.
There is a corollary to this on a larger scale. If the minions are too afraid to implement the emperor’s will, then there is no emperor's’ will.
Criminals and terrorists have been emboldened by the weakness of our “president”.
Unreal that federal prosecutors are being targeting and the feds in dc are doing nothing.
Guess if it doesn’t affect them, then it doesn’t exist.
Or this is all intentional. Create a crisis, then take full advantage of the crisis.
Exactly. People have no idea how corrupt this nation has become.
At all levels.
How about they divert the Texas DOT from siphoning private funds off I-35 and use them to protect officials?
Oh yeah. They won’t do that. the only difference the Texas DOT has with banditos snarling “we don’t need no stinking badges” is the Texas DOT has lot’s and lot’s of badges.