Friday, February 01, 2013
When you (allegedly) start gunning down officers of the court, we might just have a problem.
"A prosecutor was killed after getting shot five times near the courthouse in a small Texas town on Thursday morning, and two suspects remain on the loose.
The victim has been identified as Mark Hasse, 57, an assistant district attorney for Kaufman County.
Hasse was exiting his car on his way to court in Kaufman, a town of fewer than 7,000, when he was approached by two suspects just before 9 a.m., the Dallas Morning News reported.The shooting took place in a parking lot where many prosecutors and judges park. Hasse was taken away in ambulance, though it remains unclear whether he died at the hospital or en route.
...It remains unclear whether the assistant district attorney was investigating members of the Aryan Brotherhood at the time of his death. Sources told the Morning News that Hasse was "heavily involved" in investigations regarding the white supremacist group.
District Attorney Mike McLelland confirmed that his department has been involved in Aryan Brotherhood cases in the last two years. McLelland, however, told the newspaper that his 13 attorneys handle about 380 to 390 cases at a time and that, as far as he knew, Hasse was not investigating any such cases at the time of the shooting.
Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center said the shooting would have dire consequences if it was connected to the Aryan Brotherhood.
"If this really was an assassination by the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas, we are about to see a war begin," Potok told the Daily News on Thursday. [Source]
"A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."
If it was the Aryan Brotherhood who killed this poor man as is alleged; he must have been a "tyrant".
Still, there is one person who we know that folks like the Aryan Brotherhood and their friends on the right view as a tyrant: Barack Obama.
The wife of one elected official in Idaho did a wonderful job of describing how people of her ilk see the president.
"Brent Regan (pictured), a Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, school board trustee, recently apologized for recalling a private conversation he had with his wife to an audience of politicos and the general public, where he said his spouse likened President Barack Obama to a rifle and described him as being “Black and scary,” reports KHQ News."
That's funny, I see the Aryans as white and scary, but my fear is justified.
"Black and scary"? Naw, I don't think so, if I may go back to Django for a minute; you are just not used to seeing a "N****r on a horse."