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Who´s killing Texas prosecutors?
Chilling mystery leaves county on edge

CNN, by Ed Lavendera & Holly Yan

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Posted By:StormCnter, 4/1/2013 6:25:53 AM

Kaufman County, Texas -- Frayed nerves and a palpable tension cloak this quiet Texas county as half a dozen agencies hunt for the killer or killers apparently bent on taking out top criminal justice officials. Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, were found dead in their house Saturday, two months after an assistant district attorney was gunned down in broad daylight outside the county courthouse. The killings have residents and prosecutors in Kaufman County, east of Dallas, on edge -- and on guard. Are the killings the work of a lone wolf or a gang?

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It´s not just Kaufman County on edge. Most of Texas is goosebumpy about this.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds, 4/1/2013 6:31:35 AM     (No. 9253231)

The results of Fast and Furious are now being felt in the United States...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: JimS, 4/1/2013 6:44:25 AM     (No. 9253237)

Let´s see, children...What group of people located in close proximity to Texas have demonstrated a willingness to kill police officers, judges, and elected officials with impunity?
Can you say "M-e-x-i-c-an D-r-u-g C-a-r-t-e-l-s " ??

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Reply 3 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 4/1/2013 7:04:03 AM     (No. 9253251)

We know fast and furious weapons were recovered at the Brian Terry murder scene, were used in the shooting of at least one other border agent, and were linked to shootings in Phoenix. What´s more, fast and furious guns were used to murder 300 mexican citizens. Are we supposed to believe no more of the 2000 F and F guns are traced to other shootings?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: The Advocate, 4/1/2013 7:11:06 AM     (No. 9253253)

Tin foil time
Is this why Holder/Obama armed the Mexican drug cartels so they could take out law enforcement along the border and blame it on White Supremiicists-justifying their DHS armaments and their war on Conservative America?
They will stop at nothing to destroy America from within while they live like Pashas and close the People´s House.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Janjan, 4/1/2013 7:16:02 AM     (No. 9253260)

Am I missing something in this story? Where is the evidence that these killers are Mexicans or that the guns came from Mexivo?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ramona, 4/1/2013 7:20:58 AM     (No. 9253264)

FTA: "Breitbart News interviewed McLelland several weeks ago as part of an investigation into Mexican drug cartel criminal insurgency operations in the United States, including Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and the city of Chicago."

Things that make one go hmmmmm.......
Ramona (the Pest)

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Reply 7 - Posted by: wilko, 4/1/2013 7:24:20 AM     (No. 9253268)

White supremacists are doing the dirty work of the cartels in exchange for drugs and prison safety. Just a hunch.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: StormCnter, 4/1/2013 7:26:34 AM     (No. 9253270)

My criminal analysis skills are amateur, of course, but this may be the work of Mexican drug lords or it may be from the Aryan Brotherhood, but I cannot believe this is some sort of joint effort.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Spidey, 4/1/2013 7:29:54 AM     (No. 9253275)

The MSM is being cautious about direct fingerpointing on this but they continue to hint that the Aryan Brotherhood is behind it.This really isn´t much different than the left accusing Palin and Limbaugh for the Az.shootings.No new info or evidence is popping up,so they´re filling in the blanks on who they hope is behind it.

This could have been a simple contract murder and the people behind it were only in it for the money.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: mamafrog, 4/1/2013 7:33:09 AM     (No. 9253278)

The killer of the Colorado prison chief was caught in Texas. I wondered at the time why he headed for Texas instead of into the mountains.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: lana720, 4/1/2013 7:48:01 AM     (No. 9253291)

No, #4, it is just a freakin´ coincidence.
We have had a war on our southern birder for too long and none but the brave dare report it. Not one fed will prosecute, either.
Thanks a lot, dem voters and DOJ!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: lana720, 4/1/2013 7:58:30 AM     (No. 9253304)

Sorry, I meant #8. Contacts not in yet.....

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Reply 13 - Posted by: escaped commieny, 4/1/2013 8:02:25 AM     (No. 9253309)

ditto #12

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Reply 14 - Posted by: MattMusson, 4/1/2013 8:04:04 AM     (No. 9253311)

Anyone here recall that the Mexican Cartel was caught collaborating with the Iranians?
Then why could they not be working with the Aryans?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Newtsche, 4/1/2013 8:14:34 AM     (No. 9253322)

Parallax View 2013?
If Texas is to be turned blue, some byzantine machinations may be required.



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Reply 16 - Posted by: StormCnter, 4/1/2013 8:35:59 AM     (No. 9253350)

From what I have read about the Colorado contract killing, the Mexican gangs and the AB gangs inside the prisons heartily distrust and dislike each other. I´m not sure why either group would need the other. But, as I said earlier, I´m strictly an amateur at deciphering criminal acts.

#11/12, I live in Texas and I ranch near the Mexican border. I´ve experienced the chaos.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: sorosisbehindit, 4/1/2013 8:46:35 AM     (No. 9253360)

I served for a few months on a federal grand jury in Houston years ago.
Regardless of who the murderers turn out to be, Texas does not play when you get in their courts.
Just ask the New Orleans criminals who couldn´t get back fast enough after Katrina.


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Reply 18 - Posted by: LZK, 4/1/2013 8:49:34 AM     (No. 9253362)

AND -- once again the LAMEstream MEDIA, i.e. CNN carries the ball down field. The "country" is on edge?

I´m sorry for these families and not living in the area leaves me not "engaged" with their business.

Seems to me -- poster #2 -- is spot on.....

Where were you -- CNN -- during the Fast and Furious debate? Covering the bamster´s posterior with AG holder cowering behind Valerie jarrettttt, the iranian in the White House?

LZK

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Bison65, 4/1/2013 8:55:10 AM     (No. 9253373)

Start by looking in Atorney General Holder´s office or DHS Incompetano´s office. Would you put anything past those who crafted operation Fast and Furious? The lives of U.S. citizens are meaningless to them.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: kanphil, 4/1/2013 9:34:42 AM     (No. 9253415)

#16, I agree. Too much bad blood between the AB and the DCs, exacerbated by deep seated racism. That is not going to disappear and you are right, there is no compelling reason one group needs the other.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: thelmalou, 4/1/2013 9:43:08 AM     (No. 9253434)

I think #7´s onto something. Yes, they hate each other. But psychopaths change their behavior when they see that something benefits them, and I don´t see why these dudes would be any different.


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Reply 22 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 4/1/2013 9:51:00 AM     (No. 9253454)

Count me in as being skeptical about the Aryans. They are big in parts of Idaho, and I believe if they were going to do something like this, they would have done it long ago in Idaho.

I think it more likely that drug cartels are responsible for this. They have history of criminal activity on this side of the border. Remember that Phoenix is the ´kidnapping´ capitol of the US. I think that F&F is going to blow up in the face of the WH on this one unless the media succeeds in the misdirection they are trying.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: ScarletPimpernel, 4/1/2013 10:05:12 AM     (No. 9253485)

My husband just commented to me that he doesn´t believe this is Aryan nation related, because the state government in Texas keeps them pretty well under control. Also, he said the "style" of the attack looks like it is more "Latino", i.e., Mexican drug cartels.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Howard Adams, 4/1/2013 10:14:52 AM     (No. 9253498)

In this case, "the enemy of my enemy is my friend". White Supremacist, Mexican Drug Cartel, Black urban gangs versus District Attorneys in the rural counties of Texas. Makes sense to me.



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Reply 25 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 4/1/2013 10:37:24 AM     (No. 9253561)

#17 I saw the story of the NO gangs and their move to Texas after Katrina. Bad move. Texas didn´t mess with the NO thugs and the ones that weren´t caught beat a path back to New Orleans only to find their ghetto appartments were bulldozed. They had to find new areas for gang operations. The No cops don´t even go in their dark territories after dark. It´s a war zone but Texas didn´t play with them. Baton Rouge got a spike crime and killings too.

In this case I think it´s either a private vendetta or a MexCartel message and if it´s the latter the killer or killers have melted back into Mexico. The AB I´m doubtful because they would have been doing this in Idaho long ago. AB prison gangs are their thing.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Carpe Diem, 4/1/2013 10:44:20 AM     (No. 9253577)

@7, Um no, Although smaller than the other Prison gangs, the Aryan Brotherhood is one of the most feared.They need NO protection.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Hazymac, 4/1/2013 11:00:49 AM     (No. 9253611)

Authorities are no dobt poring over these prosecutors´ active files. The killers are probably to be found among those being prosecuted or soon to be prosecuted.

If I had to hazard a guess as to the perps´ identities, Los Zetas come to mind, since they´re notorious for targeting civilians, and their territory is just below Texas, just below the eastern Rio Grande. Presumably, American criminal groups like the Aryan brotherhood are aware that capital crime in Texas is rewarded by the perp being shackled and nackled (as in NaCl) on the gurney at Huntsville´s Finishing School for the Truly Incorrigible. Los Zetas, for whom murder is in the course of an ordinary day´s work, aren´t impressed by death penalties carried out by the state.

Also, assymetrical warfare keeps everyone stirred up. What we see here is indistinguishable from terrorism, because it is.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 4/1/2013 11:06:14 AM     (No. 9253618)

Does anyone really believe that our own government would sanction the murder of it´s own citizens merely to advance it´s own interests?

Come on, now...

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Persecutor2, 4/1/2013 11:12:11 AM     (No. 9253635)

AB has been pretty active in my county, and we´re not too far from Kaufman. Pretty spooky, I used to live in Kaufman County.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: altoona, 4/1/2013 11:23:39 AM     (No. 9253657)

This is about drugs or some other major criminal enterprise, I would guess, rather than a personal vendetta by a loner. Where has the murder of officials --prosecutors--taken place in a similar manner--Sicily (mafia), Mexico (drug cartels), pre-cleaned-up Colombia (drug cartels).

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Reply 31 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 4/1/2013 11:30:04 AM     (No. 9253676)

There does´t seem to be any clear cut connection between these prosecutors and either the AB or cartels from what I´ve read so far. A lot of DA´s have prosecuted both groups, so why these two prosecutors in particular? If I had to choose a group I´d choose the cartels, but law enforcement shouldn´t just look at the past but at who these men were planning to go after in the future.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: choey, 4/1/2013 12:07:22 PM     (No. 9253753)

There is no apparent evidence of who is responsible but the press seems desperate to blame it on "white supremacists". I´m surprised they haven´t tried to blame the Tea Party. As for me, I´m content to wait for the evidence to come in.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: StormCnter, 4/1/2013 12:12:50 PM     (No. 9253766)

One more post, just for informational purposes. A poster mentioned Los Zetas. Our ranch is 80 miles north of the border and a neighbor has caught LZ members on his place. The border patrol has shown us how to spot the tattoos unique to the Zetas. The Zetas set up relay stations on isolated ranches for their drugs and cash. Nobody in our area travels alone any more and no one travels unarmed. We´re still a long way from Kaufman County, but if they´re in Colorado prisons, they are probably in Kaufman County, Texas.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: TruthAndJustice, 4/1/2013 1:15:01 PM     (No. 9253866)

Agree Francesca



If this was happening...Who exactly was investigating...because this is where those AK47´s were flowing through

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/Texas-Fast-and-Furious-2278785.php


By Dan Freedman, Hearst Newspapers


WASHINGTON — Otilio Osorio was just 22 in October 2010 when he bought a Romanian-made Draco AK-47 pistol in Joshua, just outside Fort Worth.

There was nothing remarkable about the sale until the gun, with its serial number obliterated, was identified as one of three weapons used to kill Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent Jaime Zapata on a highway in Mexico four months later.


But no one put it all together until agents in Dallas arrested Osorio in February, 13 days after Zapata´s death and four months after Osorio bought the Draco.

Now the case of Osorio, as well as his ex-Marine brother Ranferi and their next-door neighbor in the Dallas suburb of Lancaster, Kelvin Leon Morrison, is exhibit A in a relentless effort by congressional Republicans to uncover a Texas version of the flawed tactics used in the Phoenix-based Operation Fast and Furious.

Texas Sen. John Cornyn has demanded answers from Attorney General Eric Holder on whether ATF agents in Texas allowed such guns to “walk” into Mexico in an effort to track them, rather than intercepting them and immediately arresting the purchasers, similar to the botched Operation Fast and Furious in Arizona.

“The attorney general has taken every opportunity to sidestep and stonewall, and until he reassures Texans that gun-walking never occurred in our state, I will continue to press him for answers,”´ Cornyn said.







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Reply 35 - Posted by: Islander, 4/1/2013 1:26:21 PM     (No. 9253887)

Probably not Mexicans, possibly AB but equally possibly a freelancer. This is north Texas, about 30 miles ESE of Dallas. It´s primarily meth country, lots of thoroughly crazy 6-fingered types cooking it in junked out trailer houses out in the woods.


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Reply 36 - Posted by: Rafter, 4/1/2013 1:54:53 PM     (No. 9253928)

Maybe after there´s a break in the case...

there will be some actual facts involved... not just meaningless speculation.

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GREENSBORO, Ga. — Golf holes the size of pizzas. Soccer balls on the back nine. A mulligan on every hole. These are some of the measures — some would say gimmicks — that golf courses across the country have experimented with to stop people from quitting the game. Golf has always reveled in its standards and rich tradition. But increasingly a victim of its own image and hidebound ways, golf has lost five million players in the last decade, according to the National Golf Foundation, with 20 percent of the existing 25 million golfers apt to quit in the next few years. People under 35 have especially spurned the game, saying it takes too

Harry Reid calls dissident Nevada ranchers
´domestic terrorists´ following show of
force against the federal government

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/19/2014 9:29:17 AM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that a family of dissident ranchers and their supporters in his home state of Nevada are ´domestic terrorists,´ citing this week´s standoff with the federal government´s Bureau of Land Management. Cliven Bundy has refused to pay grazing fees for land where his hundreds of cattle roam every day. The land is owned by the federal government, which says he owes more than $1 million. Bundy, however, insists that since his family has been using the land since the 1870s, Uncle Sam can´t collect the grazing fees. A tense standoff developed this week after

Obama: ´For me, Easter is a story of hope,
a belief in a better day to come´

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/19/2014 9:16:36 AM     Post Reply
Hi, everybody. For millions of Americans, this time of year holds great meaning. Earlier this week, we hosted a Passover Seder at the White House, and joined Jewish families around the world in their re-tellings of the story of the Exodus and the victory of faith over oppression. And this Sunday, Michelle, Malia, Sasha, and I will join our fellow Christians around the world in celebrating the Resurrection of Christ, the salvation he offered the world, and the hope that comes with the Easter season. These holy days have their roots in miracles that took place long ago. And yet, they still inspire us, guide us, and strengthen us today. They remind us of our

Ted Cruz, Invoking Reagan,
Angers GOP Colleagues
but Wins Fans Elsewhere

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Wall Street Journal, by Monica Langley    Original Article
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WASHINGTON--Rushing to an afternoon vote last month, Sen. Ted Cruz hopped the underground tram to the U.S. Capitol from his office across the street. The Texan planted his black ostrich cowboy boots in the middle of the small subway car without getting so much as a nod from the other senators--Republican or Democrat--amiably chatting or huddled in their seats. Mr. Cruz finds himself standing alone a lot these days. His response to the cold shoulders: "The establishment despised Ronald Reagan" before he became president, "but the people loved him." For the 43-year-old Republican, the Reagan name illuminates his political life´s

Stop dressing so tacky for church
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CNN, by John Blake    Original Article
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If the Rev. John DeBonville could preach a sermon to lift the souls of churchgoers across America, his message would be simple: Stop dressing so tacky for church. DeBonville has heard about the “come as you are” approach to dressing down for Sunday service, but he says the Sabbath is getting too sloppy. When he scans the pews of churches, DeBonville sees rows of people dressed in their Sunday worst. They saunter into church in baggy shorts, flip-flop sandals, tennis shoes and grubby T-shirts. Some even slide into the pews carrying coffee in plastic foam containers as if they’re going to Starbucks. “It’s like

Clintons celebrate Chelsea’s
pregnancy announcement

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New York Post, by Stephanie Smith    Original Article
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The Clintons had a busy night of celebrations after Chelsea announced she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expecting a baby. Bill joined “House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey at the Revlon Rainforest Fund Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall Thursday, joking of Spacey’s Machiavellian character, “When I was president people accused me of murder all the time, made a show of investigating. Spacey’s president for 15 minutes and he gets away with murder.” Spacey, who sang during the event with Sting, Stephen Stills and James Taylor, also showed off his Johnny Carson impression, taking a swipe at the coverage of Flight

The Growing Financial Disaster of Obamacare
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Power Line, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
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President Obama asserts that 8 million people have signed up for Obamacare, as though that were something to be proud of. In fact, Obamacare has always been a fiasco from a fiscal perspective–a black hole of subsidies and expanded Medicaid, with largely fictitious mechanisms in place to pay for it. As the number of subsidized participants grows, the disaster gets worse. Charles Blahous explains: Our national discussion…is missing the truly significant story here; what is unfolding before our eyes is a colossal fiscal disaster, poised to haunt legislators and taxpayers for decades to come. It is quite possible that the ACA is

Gospel story of Jesus’ resurrection a
source of deep rifts in Christian religion

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Washington Post, by Kimberley Winston    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/19/2014 10:46:11 PM     Post Reply
“On the third day, he rose again.” That line, from the Nicene Creed, is a foundational statement of Christian belief. It declares that three days after Jesus died on the cross, he was resurrected, a glimmer of the eternal life promised to believers. It’s the heart of the Easter story in seven little words. But how that statement is interpreted is the source of some of the deepest rifts in Christianity — and a stumbling block for some Christians, and more than a few skeptics. Did Jesus literally come back from the dead in a bodily resurrection, as many traditionalist


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