Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

"Mobs Do Not Storm the Capitol to Do Good Deeds." -- not James Lee Burke

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Let's Play a Game! Change the Word "Aryan" to "Islamic" In This Story

[Texas:] Kaufman County’s district attorney and his wife were found slain Saturday, raising fears that their deaths may be part of a plot that included the death of one of the county’s assistant district attorneys in January.

Kaufman Police Chief Chris Aulbaugh and other officials confirmed that Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia Woodward McLelland, had been shot at their home near Forney.

Their deaths followed the Jan. 31 slaying of Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse. ... In December, the Texas Department of Public Safety had issued a statewide bulletin warning that authorities had received “credible information” that the Aryan Brotherhood was “actively planning retaliation against law enforcement officials” who helped secure indictments in Houston against dozens of members, including the gang’s leadership.
I don't see how this is any other than domestic terrorism, for they are striking at the foundations of civilized society. The killers have taken a page from the Mexican cartel's playbook, sending a not-so-subtle message of "fuck with us and we will play by Chicago rules."

If law enforcement is going to deal with this, then the FBI will have to give up its fetish of trying to persuade nineteen year old Muslims to become wannabee terrorists and go after the real bad guys. But that's going to imply that the FBI is willing to seriously go in harm's way, as the Aryan Brotherhood has far more reach and is far more vicious than some stupid kid who was persuaded by a fast-talking agent-provocateur that modeling clay is C-4.

And as for what the media reaction would have been if the killers were followers of Mohammed, rather than of Hitler, well, I don't really need to riff on that, do I?

UPDATE: Wasn't the Aryan Brotherhood, just a corrupt fuck of a justice of the peace. Bastard didn't even get any jail time, but because Hasse and McLelland prosecuted said corrupt fat fuck, the asswipe and his wife killed them. Which means that, around 2025, they'll be executed.


Peter said...

I had to deal with Aryan Brotherhood members when serving as a prison chaplain. Those guys didn't mess around. Even the hardest of hard-core prison gangs walked a wide circle around them, and although prison Muslims outnumbered them by dozens to one, they left them severely alone. They'd earned their reputation as hard men the hard way, and no inmate in his right mind would cross them. Even those of us on staff were constantly warned to be careful around them, and threat briefings every year continued to emphasize the risk they posed to internal prison security.

If the AB is truly behind this Dallas killing, then local law enforcement is about to find out that they're living in (very!) interesting times . . .

Old NFO said...

+1 on Peter. In either case this is NOT going to be pretty...

w3ski said...

One would think the "anti terrorism apparatus" would love a chance to play with their guns and stuff at any opportunity.
Too bad they never thought to screen out the bigots and terrorists from their own ranks first.
What does a bunch of white guys have to do to get noticed? Short of blowing up a Federal Building.
Not sure that wouldn't have been classified as unknown cause now.
There are a hell of a lot more Right Wing assholes where I live than any other group.