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Federal prosecutor quits racketeering case, as Texas DA murders spark security fears
Fox News ^ | April 03, 2013

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 doesn’t 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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aryanbrotherhood; texasdamurder; texasdashooting
Words fail me.
1 posted on 04/03/2013 7:49:53 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows

The lunatics have won. The good guys have surrendered.


2 posted on 04/03/2013 7:53:15 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Bill of Rights?)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Wow.


3 posted on 04/03/2013 7:54:14 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Slings and Arrows

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.


4 posted on 04/03/2013 7:55:18 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
The Feddies have shown a yellow streak. I don't see Texas backing off.

/johnny

5 posted on 04/03/2013 7:55:32 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

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.


6 posted on 04/03/2013 7:57:56 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
"The good guys have surrendered."

Not all DAs are good guys.

7 posted on 04/03/2013 8:00:12 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Slings and Arrows
Terrorism works. Unfortunate but true.
8 posted on 04/03/2013 8:00:19 PM PDT by MCF
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To: FlingWingFlyer

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?


9 posted on 04/03/2013 8:00:25 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: JRandomFreeper

After Benghazi does anyone think any part of this Administration would have their back?


10 posted on 04/03/2013 8:02:05 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: FlingWingFlyer; Lancey Howard; BenLurkin; JRandomFreeper

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.


11 posted on 04/03/2013 8:02:43 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

See how easy it would be.

Lets roll


12 posted on 04/03/2013 8:02:51 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I predict the exact same Freepers will hate the GOP Candidate for: 2016,2020,2024,2028, 2032.)
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To: EDINVA
The Feddies talk a tough game, but when the chips are down, unless they are burning children in churches and have overwhelming advantage, they seem to cave.

/johnny

13 posted on 04/03/2013 8:04:30 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Slings and Arrows

PFL


14 posted on 04/03/2013 8:05:07 PM PDT by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Edmund_Burke:

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.

15 posted on 04/03/2013 8:06:08 PM PDT by FredZarguna (The best way for Kim to actually hit Guam is to aim somewhere else.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Put...EVERY....SINGLE...ONE...of these scumbags up against the wall.
16 posted on 04/03/2013 8:09:54 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: JRandomFreeper

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?


17 posted on 04/03/2013 8:10:59 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Slings and Arrows

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.


18 posted on 04/03/2013 8:13:40 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

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!


19 posted on 04/03/2013 8:14:10 PM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
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To: Slings and Arrows
embarrassing. lets just reward assassins and release any accused that are allied with violent cartels/gangs. maybe they will just go away and prosecuters can focus on imprisoning people growing plants in their homes or not surrendering roughly half the fruits of their honest labor to the benevolent govt.
20 posted on 04/03/2013 8:14:36 PM PDT by Dysart ( Democracy is the road to socialism-- Karl Marx)
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To: Enterprise

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.


21 posted on 04/03/2013 8:14:44 PM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: Slings and Arrows

Aryan Brotherhood Of Texas


22 posted on 04/03/2013 8:15:51 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Enterprise
They do have a bunch of people on both sides of the border pointing and laughing at their incompetence and lack of testicular fortitude.

/johnny

23 posted on 04/03/2013 8:21:37 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Slings and Arrows

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.


24 posted on 04/03/2013 8:32:24 PM PDT by livius
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To: fabian

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.


25 posted on 04/03/2013 8:33:24 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Fire the bastard!


26 posted on 04/03/2013 8:33:44 PM PDT by 'smith
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To: livius
It's not just weakness, it's corruption. And it's not a justice system. It's a legal system.

/johnny

27 posted on 04/03/2013 8:34:33 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Slings and Arrows

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.


28 posted on 04/03/2013 8:35:21 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: livius

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.


29 posted on 04/03/2013 8:38:42 PM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
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To: livius

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.


30 posted on 04/03/2013 8:40:26 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: DariusBane

Well said. The business of protecting the people is subservient to collecting revenue.


31 posted on 04/03/2013 8:42:18 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

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.


32 posted on 04/03/2013 8:45:06 PM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
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To: JoeProBono

I can smell the B.O. from here.


33 posted on 04/03/2013 8:54:48 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: livius

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.


34 posted on 04/03/2013 8:57:39 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Enterprise

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.


35 posted on 04/03/2013 9:07:02 PM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: Slings and Arrows
"Elliot Ness, please pick up at the white courtesy phone!"
36 posted on 04/03/2013 9:16:20 PM PDT by The Duke (We don't rent pigs, but apparently we *do* ELECT them.)
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To: The Duke

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!


37 posted on 04/03/2013 10:26:49 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Slings and Arrows

Well why not. After all, it’s just another wonderful facet of the Third World culture we’ve been importing for decades.


38 posted on 04/03/2013 10:27:56 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: Secret Agent Man
I for one certainly don't believe that this is a “White Supremacist” operation.

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.

39 posted on 04/04/2013 2:45:02 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: livius

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.


40 posted on 04/04/2013 5:05:19 AM PDT by Texas resident
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To: JRandomFreeper
It's not just weakness, it's corruption. And it's not a justice system. It's a legal system.

Exactly. People have no idea how corrupt this nation has become.

At all levels.

 

41 posted on 04/04/2013 6:45:03 AM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: Texas resident

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.


42 posted on 04/04/2013 7:32:29 AM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
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