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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:19 PM

Texas prosecutor gunned down; manhunt for 2 suspects

Source: USA Today

A manhunt was underway for two suspects after an assistant district attorney was gunned down Thursday outside a courthouse in Kaufman, Texas.

The prosecutor was shot five times around 9 a.m. local time outside the Kaufman County Courthouse, ambushed while getting out of his car, KDFW-TV is reporting.

Sheriff David Byrnes said the killing was an attack on the criminal justice system."This is the next level (of crime)," he said.

The Dallas Morning News is reporting that "authorities with knowledge of the assistant DA's caseload say he had been heavily involved in the investigation of members of the Aryan Brotherhood."

Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/01/31/texas-courthouse-shooting/1880201/

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Reply Texas prosecutor gunned down; manhunt for 2 suspects (Original post)
UpInArms Jan 2013 OP
sinkingfeeling Jan 2013 #1
life long demo Jan 2013 #3
sinkingfeeling Jan 2013 #5
jsr Jan 2013 #15
nick of time Jan 2013 #2
arely staircase Jan 2013 #13
Special Agent Oso Jan 2013 #4
Comrade Grumpy Jan 2013 #6
WilliamPitt Jan 2013 #7
benld74 Jan 2013 #8
sinkingfeeling Jan 2013 #9
rainbow4321 Jan 2013 #10
arely staircase Jan 2013 #11
rainbow4321 Jan 2013 #12
Lone_Star_Dem Jan 2013 #16
jsr Jan 2013 #14

Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:25 PM

1. 'Aryan Brotherhood'. Says it all.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:32 PM

3. Maybe, Just maybe if the FBI/Justice Dept spent more

time watching the Aryan Brotherhood and less time watching peace activists, environmental and animal rights activists, we might be a little safer. I know, the aryan brotherhood hasn't be accused yet, but just saying. IMHO!

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Response to life long demo (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:39 PM

5. You know that's not allowed. Remember the GOP stopped any reporting on RW crazies?

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 09:14 PM

15. Most likely

http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-texas-prosecutor-manhunt-20130131,0,444964.story

The Dallas Morning News, citing unidentified officials with knowledge of Hasse's caseload, reported that he was "heavily involved" with the prosecution, and that officials were looking into his work for clues.

In the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas case, Ben Christian Dillon, aka “Tuff,” 40, of Houston, and James Marshall Meldrum, aka “Dirty,” 40, of Dallas, pleaded guilty in a Southern District of Texas court on Thursday. Each faces a maximum of life in prison.

"According to court documents, Dillon, Meldrum and other ABT gang members and associates agreed to commit multiple acts of murder, robbery, arson, kidnapping and narcotics trafficking on behalf of the ABT gang," the Justice Department said in its release.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:25 PM

2. If the Ayran Brotherhood was involved in this assassination,

 

then they just royally fucked up. Killing a DA is guaranteed to get every local, state and federal law enforcement agency out to destroy you.
I dearly hope that the Aryan Brotherhood is completely and utterly destroyed whether or not they are involved it this.
They are a domestic terrorist org. and should be treated as such.

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Response to nick of time (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 05:30 PM

13. absolutely

from the core group in the prison system to the meth manufacturers here in my rural county. if the aryan brotherhood killed a prosecutor there wil be a hell to pay collectively and individually nationwide.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:34 PM

4. This will not get much coverage in right-wing blogs

 

They consider attacks by white racists boring and not worth highlighting.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:56 PM

6. Prosecutors have lots of people who are pissed off at them.

We'll see who they catch for this.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:59 PM

7. God help whoever did this

because no one else will.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:27 PM

8. Just as NRA president stated in the hearings, "criminals have guns, nothing is being done to them".

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Response to benld74 (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 04:48 PM

9. Well, I think the NRA president has more in common with the Aryan

Brotherhood than he does with the majority of citizens.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 04:48 PM

10. Updated report said they have arrested someone

Dallas DA announced someone has been arrested... but Kaufman officials who just held a news conference are saying they don't know anything about an arrest.

Please, Dallas officials, I've read that he was a former Dallas official but DON'T screw this up by jumping ahead with any news that may screw up the arrest or any other upcoming arrests...let the Kaufman officials take the lead and let them make announcements when THEY see fit. Yes, we all want to know who did it, but for all we know there may be a reason Kaufman officials have not announced it (especially since there were TWO suspects, maybe they are trying to flush the other one out)

No info on who was taken into custody yet.

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Response to rainbow4321 (Reply #10)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 05:00 PM

11. seems like the dallas folks should make a courtesy call to the kaufman people before talking to the

media.

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 05:11 PM

12. One would think

Watching the 4pm news now and a reporter who is doing a live shot from Kaufman is saying that Kaufman officials again say no arrest yet so the Dallas DA may not be doing anyone any favors here by possibly sharing info that Kaufman doesn't want to share yet perhaps.

Kaufman official on camera addressing the shooters: "we are going to find you, we are going to pull you out of whatever hole you are in, and we are going to let the people of Kaufman County prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law"


Dallas DA: "We have been aware that an arrest has been made, I can't go into the case"...

Kaufman officials just said that they a spoke with Dallas DA by phone after he made his announcement, then the Dallas DA told them "oops, I was given incorrect information"..he thinks he got information about another case that happened today where there was a standoff with some other criminals involved in a theft/breakin and "thought" it was information about the shooter being taken into custody.

Not adding up...sounds more like the Kaufman officials made a "STFU" call to Dallas DA.

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Response to rainbow4321 (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 09:45 PM

16. Or the FBI called.

The FBI is working the case and they have extensive files and contacts within the Aryan Brotherhood. Sometimes information of enough value can make an arrest disappear like magic.

If it were even suspected the person trading tit-for-tat with the police had done so, they'd be a dead man walking. If this is the case and the Dallas DA's error was that of the loose lip nature, they may well still not live long enough to enjoy the benefits of their exchange with the FBI.

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