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Hits by Organized Crime, Drug Cartels, Aryan Underground?

Postby elfismiles » Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:06 pm

So back in the end of January ...


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PHOTO: A shooting at the Kaufman County Courthouse left a assistant district attorney, mark Hasse, right, dead on Jan. 31, 2013.
A shooting at the Kaufman County Courthouse left a assistant district attorney, mark Hasse, right, dead on Jan. 31, 2013.
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Feb 01, 2013 01:04 PM


Kaufman Co. Asst. DA Mark Hasse Likely Targeted in Fatal Shooting: Police
Reward offered for information leading to arrest, conviction of gunman (Video)
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Assistant DA shot dead outside Texas courthouse (Video)
by MATT GOODMAN / WFAA
Posted on January 31, 2013 at 10:38 AM
Updated Thursday, Jan 31 at 3:47 PM

KAUFMAN COUNTY, Texas -- Kaufman County Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse was shot dead outside the courthouse Thursday, spurring a complete lockdown of the grounds and an active search for the two shooters.

Kaufman County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Pat Laney said the suspects ambushed the assistant DA on his way in to court and shot him multiple times in a parking lot at about 8:50 a.m. They then fled the scene. The courthouse was locked down and later closed for the day.

Hasse, a longtime prosecutor for the Dallas County District Attorney's Office and current assistant DA for Kaufman County, is the man who was shot and killed, the Sheriff's Office confirmed. He was a felony prosecutor who headed murder and drug cases.

Hasse joined the Kaufman County District Attorney's Office in July 2010, records show.

"Mark was really a great guy, he was the consummate prosecutor, he was hard-working, loved his job, and juries loved him for some reason," said Dallas attorney Ted Steinke, who oversaw Hasse in the Dallas County DA's Office. "He wasn't very large in stature, but juries loved him and he exuded confidence."

Kaufman County Judge Bruce Wood told WFAA's Jonathan Betz that he was not working on any high-profile cases that required any extra security. Investigators are following up on his caseload, however.

However, hours after Hasse was gunned down, the Department of Justice issued a release on its website crediting the Kaufman County District Attorney's Office with helping investigate two known members of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas gang. They pled guilty the day of the shooting to racketeering charges.

Before the release was issued, The Dallas Morning News credited "authorities with knowledge of the assistant DA's caseload" as saying he was "heavily involved" in an investigation of the Aryan Brotherhood. According to the release, Ben Christian Dillon, aka "Tuff", of Houston, and James Marshall Meldrum, aka "Dirty", both "agreed to commit multiple acts of murder, robbery, arson, kidnapping and narcotics tracking" for the Aryan Brotherhood.

Meldrum is from Dallas, the feds say.

Earlier, Wood classified Hasse's shooting as an "ambush" and told Betz that courthouse security is always tight, but not in the parking lot.

"It's a scary deal," Steinke said. "Every prosecutor every once in a while gets a death threat, and we take them seriously, but this is the first time in 20 years that I can remember here in North Texas a prosecutor actually being assaulted."

During a press conference, Sheriff David Burns and Police Chief Chris Aulbaugh said Hasse was heading to misdemeanor court when he was assaulted and gunned down.

"When you get up into the level, you are really attacking society as a whole because our whole society is based on our criminal justice system and getting our day in court," Burns said. "This is not how to handle our business."

The Texas Department of Public Safety sent out an alert for troopers to be on lookout for a silver "older model" Ford Taurus. According to the alert, the two suspects are wearing all black and at least one is in a tactical vest. DPS choppers are flying low over the treeline in north Kaufman.

Kaufman County Crime Stoppers has issued a $10,000 reward for information leading to who is responsible. To submit an anonymous tip, you're asked to call 817.847.7522.

Kaufman Independent School District Superintendent Todd Williams said all schools in the district are also locked down as authorities search for the shooters. Forney ISD spokesman Larry Coker said all schools have been ordered to lock their doors until the suspects are caught. Administrators will reevaluate the plan at 2 p.m.

Forney is about 22 miles northwest of Kaufman.

In an email sent to staff, the Dallas County District Attorney's Office confirmed the victim was a prosecutor and was fatally shot.

Below is the entire email sent by the Dallas County DA:

"This message is not intended to scare anyone but please be advised. A Kaufman County prosecutor was fatally shot a few minutes ago outside the Kaufman County Courthouse in Kaufman. Two masked gunman are the suspects. They have not been apprehended yet.

Please be aware of your surroundings when leaving the building for your safety. This is probably a isolated incident but until further notice if you plan to work past dark today please be careful and ask security for assistance escorting you to your vehicles if needed. I will keep you informed as to the arrest of the suspects when i am notified. Don’t panic but please be aware of your environment when leaving the building."

Employees at businesses nearby say they've seen heavy police activity and heard reports of the shooting. Cathy Coulson, a real estate agent at Re/Max across from the courthouse, said she was not at work when the shooting happened, but reported seeing police helicopters searching overhead.

"I didn't hear anything, I came into my office right after it happened, but I talked to one of my clients that's two blocks behind us and he said that he heard it," Coulson said, adding that she's seen police walking the streets. "They don't have time to come tell us to lock down, we have enough sense to do that; we've seen them going around and the helicopters."

Tonya Ratcliff, a clerk at The Kaufman County Tax Office located to the right of the courthouse, said officers came inside and asked them to lock their doors.

Kaufman is a town of 7,000 about 30 miles east of Dallas.

http://www.kvue.com/news/state/Sheriffs ... 99911.html


... now these other incidents ...


Texas district attorney, wife found dead at home
Mar 31, 8:33 AM (ET)
By NOMAAN MERCHANT

KAUFMAN, Texas (AP) - A central Texas prosecutor and his wife were found killed in their house two months after one of his assistants was gunned down near their office, authorities said.

Investigators found the bodies of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, on Saturday, Kaufman County sheriff's Lt. Justin Lewis said. Police, FBI agents, Texas Rangers and deputies were part of the investigation.

Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse was shot to death in a parking lot a block from his office on Jan. 31. No arrests have been made in his death.

Lewis declined to say how the couple died or whether authorities believe their deaths are linked to Hasse's. He wouldn't provide further details. Kaufman County is 33 miles southeast of Dallas.

Kaufman Police Chief Chris Aulbaugh told The Dallas Morning News that the McLellands had been shot in their home and although investigators didn't know if their deaths were related to Hasse's killing, they couldn't discount it.

"It is a shock," Aulbaugh told the newspaper. "It was a shock with Mark Hasse, and now you can just imagine the double shock and until we know what happened, I really can't confirm that it's related but you always have to assume until it's proven otherwise."

Sam Rosander, who lives in the same unincorporated area of Kaufman County as the McLellands, told The Associated Press on Saturday that sheriff's deputies were parked in the district attorney's driveway for about a month after Hasse was killed.

Aulbaugh said recently that the FBI was checking to see if Hasse's killing could be related to the March 19 killing of Colorado Department of Corrections head Tom Clements, who was gunned down after answering the doorbell at his home.

Evan Spencer Ebel, a former Colorado inmate and white supremacist who authorities believe killed Clements and a pizza deliveryman two days earlier, was killed in a March 21 shootout with Texas deputies about 100 miles from Kaufman.

Hasse was chief of the organized crime unit when he was an assistant prosecutor in Dallas County in the 1980s, and he handled similar cases in Kaufman County. After Hasse was killed, McLelland had said Hasse was one of 12 attorneys on his staff, all of whom handle hundreds of cases at a time.

"Anything anybody can think of, we're looking through," McLelland said after Hasse's death.

McLelland graduated from the University of Texas before a 23-year career in the Army, according to the website for the district attorney's office. He later earned his law degree from the Texas Wesleyan School of Law.

He and his wife have two daughters and three sons. One son is a police officer in Dallas.

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20130331/DA5C2Q401.html




I'm sure these kinds of incidents happen all the time and I/we just don't notice but this recent cluster caught my attention since they are in Texas (and Colorado).



Woman tied to gun used to kill Colorado prisons chief Tom Clements
Colorado authorities say Stevie Marie Vigil, 22, bought the firearm from a licensed dealer and transferred it to Evan Ebel, a felon accused of shooting Clements at his home March 19. He was most recently sentenced to four years in prison for punching a prison guard in 2008.
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Thursday, March 28, 2013, 7:07 AM
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Tom Clements (public official)
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Tom Clements (1954 or 1955 - March 19, 2013) was head of the Colorado Department of Corrections. He was shot dead at his home in Monument, Colorado after answering the door on March 19, 2013.[1] His assassination drew international attention; it came hours before Governor John Hickenlooper signed into law new gun control laws.[2]

Clements was known as a progressive leader who cared about the mental health of his prisoners and worked to ensure their transition into society once released, so no one could understand why anyone would want to kill him. “Tom Clements was someone who worked in a cold, dark world with a remarkably open and generous heart,” said an emotional Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper outside the the State Capitol Wednesday.[3] Before moving to Colorado to lead the Colorado DOC, Clements had worked in similar positions in Missouri.

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Re: Hits by Organized Crime, Drug Cartels, Aryan Underground

Postby 82_28 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:47 pm

Perhaps what we're witnessing now is the emergence of a true right wing or fascist party. Wingers will never go gently into the night as all their spokespeople and figureheads ostensibly are "frantically" trying to rebuild/re-invent the American right wing "brand" as one that is friendly to and is appealing to "minorities". The thread had no legs, but I started one called, I think, "The Right Wing is Literally Going to Have to Go Crazy" or something. Fringe wingers eat this shit up and it plays into their fantasies. How many times have you read on comment boards at any Joe Schmoe news website something akin to "Will somebody put a bullet into this guy's head soon?" Things like that.

I read that shit all the time, as we all have. If politicians and leaders begin to get nervous about "leading" and succumb to the fear of the fringe right, the fringe right will grow into the "New Right" if they want to remain what they have always championed and used as the wedges to semi-peacefully make prejudices and hate a cornerstone of their excuse for existence. But, they need new blood. They need to correct for their attrition of older people passing on. In my reckoning, the only way they can do this, is to get more crazy and that means I think, more assassinations, bold hits, mass murders that attune everybody into more fear, thus recruiting children into a life of hate and violence.

In the real world, mainstream lefties and righties just get along on the basis that we live and work around one another. I know wingers, gun owning wingers that I get along just fine with and they with me. They respect that I am extremely liberal and they moderately right -- obviously I can only tolerate moderate rightism, skinheads and such, out in every single case. My parents always used to tell me that I should get into politics. I always said hell no, if I did and I did what I wanted to do, I would get assassinated on my first day. This isn't because I am scared, but because I've seen these fuckers in action growing up and they will kill you while you are walking away. They will kill you when you do the friendly act of opening a door. You can't be an MLK any more and this is because of inroads the right wing and control and authority have been doing since time began. You stand up to them, you die. You break up an Aryan prison gang, you die.

Apropos, in Denver the chief skinhead in my area that wasn't in jail was the son of a Denver Police captain. He would routinely come up to people, black, punk, gay whatever and bash them with brass knuckles in the back of the head when they weren't looking. He got away with all of it. The only reason he didn't get to me is because we shared common friends we all skated with when we were much younger.
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Re: Hits by Organized Crime, Drug Cartels, Aryan Underground

Postby 8bitagent » Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:04 pm

1993, the media hyped how it could be the "summer of hate" when several skinhead terror plots were foiled

1999, the media said it was the summer of hate, with white nationalist violent attacks in sacramento, LA and Denver.

2013: let us hope all the neo nazi chuckleheads end up just getting drunk over xbox and fighting amongst themselves
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Re: Hits by Organized Crime, Drug Cartels, Aryan Underground

Postby seemslikeadream » Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:26 pm

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Members of the Ku Klux Klan, Aryan Nation, National Socialist Movement, and the Sadistic Souls Motorcycle Club ride a MATA bus to the Shelby County Courthouse in Memphis, Tenn. Saturday, March 30, 2013 for a rally to protest the renaming of three parks in Memphis. Due to security concerns, the protesters were asked to gather at the Pyramid where they were searched and then transported downtown for the rally. (AP Photo/The Commercial Appeal, Jim Weber)
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Re: Hits by Organized Crime, Drug Cartels, Aryan Underground

Postby 82_28 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:26 pm

seemslikeadream wrote:Image

Members of the Ku Klux Klan, Aryan Nation, National Socialist Movement, and the Sadistic Souls Motorcycle Club ride a MATA bus to the Shelby County Courthouse in Memphis, Tenn. Saturday, March 30, 2013 for a rally to protest the renaming of three parks in Memphis. Due to security concerns, the protesters were asked to gather at the Pyramid where they were searched and then transported downtown for the rally. (AP Photo/The Commercial Appeal, Jim Weber)


Man, those motherfucking KKK idiots do like them shades. What a bunch of fucking clowns.
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Re: Hits by Organized Crime, Drug Cartels, Aryan Underground

Postby 82_28 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:44 pm

I bet that goofball at the back of the bus literally thinks he is out-rosa-parksing Rosa Parks by proudly sitting at the back of the bus -- what a fucking goofball. Fuck you, bro. In full regalia I would have been "fuck you, take your racist shit off if you want a ride." That's the beauty of the "fearful right". They intend to intimidate and they think they can "win". Lend them no quarter. Ever. Go to court over it. Whatever. No quarter. They're deadly and they are also losers.
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Postby 8bitagent » Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:40 am

As much as I have felt my blood boil from these fucks for as long as I can remember(Christian Identity, National Front, Neo Nazi Skins, KKK, etc)
they don't have the ability to ethnically cleanse hundreds of thousands of Iraqis or mass murder people with flying robots.
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Postby 8bitagent » Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:42 am

Also, MEGA META LULZ:
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Re: Hits by Organized Crime, Drug Cartels, Aryan Underground

Postby bardobailey » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:44 am

Why all the complaining? The perpetrators and victims are all in the South! If they don't take each other out now, the wet bulb temp next summer will just cook them in their own gravy anyway. Worry about it when/if they head up north.
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Re: Hits by Organized Crime, Drug Cartels, Aryan Underground

Postby elfismiles » Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:47 am

bardobailey wrote:Why all the complaining? The perpetrators and victims are all in the South! If they don't take each other out now, the wet bulb temp next summer will just cook them in their own gravy anyway. Worry about it when/if they head up north.


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Postby 82_28 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:13 am

bardobailey wrote:Why all the complaining? The perpetrators and victims are all in the South! If they don't take each other out now, the wet bulb temp next summer will just cook them in their own gravy anyway. Worry about it when/if they head up north.


I hope you're being facetious. They're everywhere already. What part of Colorado is "the south"? They're everywhere in your neck of the woods too, Bardo, if your location says what it says. Somewhere in the PNW.
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Postby 8bitagent » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:30 am

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Re: Hits by Organized Crime, Drug Cartels, Aryan Underground

Postby ShinShinKid » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:53 am

I'm pretty sure the victim knew the killer. The guy was armed and literally waiting for an attack. He knew the person that did this. Chances are, local law enforcement knows the perpetrator, too. The questions should be:

1) Why no "Dorner Madness" a la L.A.? We have a very organized, lethal set of people selectively killing people that announce their plans to make them accountable...Dorner basically did the same thing, only he published an agenda...

2) What are local law enforcement doing about these groups...well known, all to locals and even county officials? Why aren't they busting up the armed camps we all know exist out there in the East Texas woodlands? Whatever happened to the Texas Rangers?

3) Why haven't they shut down and swarmed the Dallas metro area? Fort Worth?

The cynic in me says this: The answer to all these questions is the same, why not? Because they know exactly who did this, and if they get close enough, they start dying...They will be happy enough to patsy out some idiot meth-head who has the misfortune of dating the wrong LEO's daughter. He'll have swastikas all over him, and generally will be a "bad" guy...This will die out, absorbed by the bureaucracy of all the agencies involved. I repeat, patsy city is now open. This killing goes directly to the highest level of Texas power schemes, and is a message. The real message comes when the Badly Broken has to take the rap; but will probably die in a shootout with law enforcement anyway. These contracts were related, and sanctioned by the same people; somebody is close to tying the white supremacists to the narco-terroristas and Texas law enforcement. Tis a tangled web...You can usually tell who the good guys are, they are the one's getting killed...

If you notice the PR barrage out of the border cities of Texas lately? "El Paso is the safest big city in the country", or some such bullshit. You try to tell me that when right across the border, tens of thousands of people are dying...and you are going to tell me that there's no "payoff"? I call bullshit on that; someones getting paid off!
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Re: Hits by Organized Crime, Drug Cartels, Aryan Underground

Postby justdrew » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:01 pm

Former FBI official: Texas prosecutor killings possibly linked to white supremacists
By Stephen C. Webster | Monday, April 1, 2013 8:56 EDT

Appearing on “CBS This Morning,” former FBI assistant director of public affairs John Miller, now a CBS News correspondent, said that the killings of two Texas prosecutors in broad daylight is almost unprecedented in the U.S., and while investigators have few leads so far, a white supremacist gang might be linked to the attacks.

“This is nearly unprecedented, especially on this level of a line prosecutor and then an elected county prosecutor,” he said. “This is the kind of thing that they’re used to in Colombia and now in Mexico, not in Texas.”

Miller added that while police have “not much” to go on, authorities suspect a white supremacist gang might be coordinating the assassinations, in retaliation to a series of prosecutions filed last year against members of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas.

“There was a threat put out in December against law enforcement who worked on that case, and that is certainly the thing [investigators] looked at first,” he said. “But they’ve been looking at that since January and nothing has come up to the fore with informant information, taps or anything else to point to that, so they’re keeping an open mind and looking at everything else too.”

The first attack, on prosecutor Mark Hasse, happened at the end of January as Hasse was walking from the Kaufman County courthouse to his vehicle. Police believe two men wearing body armor approached Hasse and shot him multiple times before speeding off. No shell casings were found at the scene.

“That means they either used revolvers, or in a professional move, they picked up the shell casings before they left,” Miller said.

In the killings of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and wife Cynthia, which happened over the weekend, Miller said the assailants clearly did surveillance of McLelland’s home before the attack.

“They entered the home, he and his wife are getting ready for bed, they have an assault-type weapon and there are shell casings everywhere,” he explained. “She shot once, I believe, and he shot numerous times. But you don’t have that witness who sees anything.”


note: I've already seen the rightwing conspiratarded trying to blame the Hasse killing on Obama/da-fedrul-gubamint
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