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The line that separates a civil society from a lawless one.
Is drawn in the sand every day by police and prosecutors.
Their job is to deal with the worst of the worst to investigate arrest prosecute.
And bringing to justice those who choose to violate our laws and victimize others.
The job of -- district attorney seeking to jail criminals is a dangerous one.
But it's what we do it's what we signed up for.
And honestly if -- DA isn't threatened at some point in his or her career they're probably not doing their job.
But rarely if ever do those threats result in the murder of not one what to prosecutors.
Hello and welcome to justice on judge -- mean Piero thanks for joining us tonight.
On January 31 top felony prosecutor mark chassis of the Kaufman county DA's office in Texas was gunned down in the parking lot.
On his way to the courthouse.
And last Saturday less than -- -- later his boss district attorney Mike McClellan and his wife Cynthia.
-- shot and killed in their own home.
And this week in an unprecedented.
Assistant US attorney Jay Heilman from the southern district of Texas withdrew from the very case.
But Kaufman county DA's office worked on.
Citing his own security concerns.
Now through the history of this country.
DA's have been virtually immune from any kind of violence.
Even the bad guys -- have rules a moral code that you just don't kill certain people.
What are you gonna do -- nice -- let's go ahead.
The wanna get mixed up for the family business and I -- gunned down -- police don't want to slap in the face a little bit witnesses say you can't kill our.
Little is actually gain by killing a prosecutor the case doesn't fold.
Everyone knows if you kill one prosecutor.
There are more -- will simply replace him to try that case.
In fact in the last century.
There have been just thirteen murders of American prosecutors.
Some of them not even related to their work is the -- Yet in places like Mexico Colombia in Sicily violence against law enforcement can be in daily fare.
The murder of police prosecutors and judges is a way of life.
A way to rule look courts way to control the criminal justice system.
The message is an unmistakable one don't mess with -- So why this is happening in the United States now.
Before his brutal murder.
DA McClellan was the chief law enforcement officer of accounting through which interstate twenty a known drug -- -- ran.
His office was also part of a statewide drug task force whose efforts culminated in the indictments.
A 34 members of the aryan brotherhood of Texas.
It wasn't the first time this DA McClellan had to battle -- Aryan Brotherhood.
At the end of last year he won a conviction or to life sentences were meted out.
And -- statewide bulletin had been issued to law enforcement officials.
Including Kaufman county that they Aryan Brotherhood was planning retaliation.
After that indictment.
-- many it would seem probable that the recently indicted Aryan Brotherhood whose members have a history with Kaufman county and DA McClellan.
Now -- most of us the Aryan Brotherhood Texas or anywhere else is simply a violent white supremacist.
So -- this -- racial hatred.
You see something different.
I see and I think that white supremacy has very little to do with these murders.
When you peel back the layers of the onion.
And actually read the federal indictment against those 34 members of Aryan Brotherhood Texas the charges.
An organized crime white supremacy gang charged with racketeering.
But -- Peel back again these individuals are charged with -- first attempted murders kidnappings -- and conspiracy.
-- -- Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
What's that got to do with white supremacy.
It has nothing.
To do with the white supremacy.
Maybe the Aryan Brotherhood Texas has changed its original mission.
May -- this is about business and not ideology.
May mean this is about turning a profit.
Now one of the first person to think this up here's one of my favorite shows.
Thirty kilos one -- Colombian.
-- -- -- -- The national gang intelligence centers says the Aryan Brotherhood works directly.
With the Mexican cartels.
To protect the cartels smuggling routes to collect debts transport illicit goods and execute.
Rival drug traffickers.
And declassified FBI papers identify the Aryan Brotherhood Texas as hit men.
And narcotics traffickers.
For the Mexican drug cartels.
One Aryan Brotherhood leader just recently admitted to bringing hundreds and hundreds of pounds of methamphetamine.
For the Mexican drug cartels.
There's more to this -- white supremacy.
Is it possible the Mexican drug cartels are moving into the United States.
And enforcing justice the way they do in their own country.
Is it possible that the murders of these prosecutors.
Was part of a message.
A message that the line in the sand between -- civilized and lawless society.
Has been a race.
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