Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Domestic terrorism in Texas
Last Saturday, March 30, 2013, Texas District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, were murdered in their home by an unknown assailant. McLelland was allegedly shot as many as 20 times. (Read more here.)
Earlier this year, on January 31, McLelland's deputy prosecutor, Mark Hasse, was gunned down in a courthouse parking lot in broad daylight. (Read more here.)
There is also speculation that the murder of the head of Colorado's prison system, Tom Clements, may be related to the Texas murders, but no connections have yet been established. (Read more here.)
By any definition, this is terrorism.
As of this writing, speculation is that a white supremacist group, the Aryan Brotherhood (sometimes referred to as "ABT"), may be behind the killings. In October of last year, a multi-agency task force secured Grand Jury indictments against 34 members of the ABT. It is surmised that these killings may be retribution for the legal takedown.
White supremacists are a real problem in this country. They've tried to make inroads here in Oregon, but without much success. (This ain't Texas, folks.)
But whoever are behind the murders, whether it is indeed the ABT or a Mexican drug cartel, they've picked a fight with the wrong people. Right-wing gun-nuts brandishing their phallus enhancers and proclaiming themselves to be the last line of defense against tyrannical government would do well to watch what happens.
A few weeks back, right-wing freak James Yeager, CEO of something called "Tactical Response," a company that trains civilians in weapons and tactical skills, proclaimed (on Youtube!) that if restrictions on gun ownership went "any further," he would "start killing people." Smart thinkin', James! The result of this foolishness was that Yeager's weapons permit was revoked by the state of Tennessee, depriving him of his means to make a living.
But Yeager got off easy. When law enforcement catches up to those responsible for the Texas killings, the best the murderers can hope for is to spend out their lives isolated in a maximum security prison. And law enforcement will catch them. They don't let things like this slide.
Watch and see, gun nuts. You're about to get a sharp lesson. I wonder if you've got the wit to grasp it.