The prison-based Aryan Brotherhood of Texas is a hierarchical organization, with leaders exerting lots of power over their subordinates. The group breaks the state up into five regions, based on the prison system, and the generals of each region are the top-dog. They appoint two majors, one on the i ... More >>
It's not entirely clear from federal court documents when Jesse Brister earned the nickname "Bozo." Probably, it was around the time he became a member of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas. In any case, he's earned it. He proved it upfront when he joined an organization whose members have a tendency t ... More >>
Two public officials dead and a third behind bars: Politics turn bloody in a small town.
Twice in the past 72 hours, Dallas police have tracked down a known member of the Aryan Brotherhood, believed to be armed and dangerous, at local motels. Twice, he has managed to get away. The first encounter came Monday morning at 11:15 a.m. when officers came upon a suspicious-looking black 2011 ... More >>
After Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife were gunned down in their home last month, just two months after McLelland's deputy, assistant DA Mark Hasse, was murdered in broad daylight, law enforcement officials pledged to search far and wide to bring the killer, or killers, t ... More >>
This week, we've given you a little background on the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas, and some reasons why two experts familiar with the gang are skeptical that they could be behind the murders of Kaufman County DA Mark McLelland, his wife Cynthia, and ADA Mark Hasse. In short: because while the ABT are ... More >>
When I spoke to Terry Pelz late yesterday afternoon, he sounded hoarse and exhausted. "I'm just about talked out," he said. Pelz is a former prison warden at the Darrington Unit who now runs a criminal justice consulting firm in Missouri City, about 20 miles southwest of Houston. He's been in high ... More >>
Police had only just opened Blarney Stone Way in Forney Monday afternoon when this picture was taken. Satellite trucks were already stacked fender to fender for 100 yards or more, and cameramen were trained on the house ringed with yellow police tape, shooting B roll for the evening newscasts. See ... More >>
Every law enforcement agency in North Texas has descended on Kaufman County in the past several days following the murder of District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, at their home. The couple was found by a concerned friend around 6:45 p.m. on Saturday night, according to a search war ... More >>
Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLellan didn't mince words when he addressed reporters about the murder this morning of Mark Hasse, one of his prosecutors. "I hope that the people that did this are watching, because we're very confident that we're going to find you, we're going to pull you o ... More >>
David Horowitz has made taunting college students a spectator sport. Sometimes he's actually right.
When authorities found the body of Robert Dodson II inside a burning SUV at a gas well in rural Johnson County last month, how he wound up there was a mysterious. It was easy to wonder whether it had something to do with a June incident in which a 17-year-old acquaintance, Claudia Hidic, was shot to ... More >>
On the night of July 7, two women huddled in the back bedroom of the mobile home at 6108 Big Wood Court in rural Tarrant County. From another room, they could hear the cries of 34-year-old Earnest Ray Lackey, as three men hog-tied and beat him for hours until, at some point, the screams stopped and ... More >>
"Harwood stands to make a ton as it is, and gaining these properties just adds to the cash pile."
Two murders and two life sentences won't alter one convict's allegiance to the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas
The prison gang member and killer stands ready to clear his wife for his crimes
Sanchez's family thought they'd left the lawlessness of Mexico behind. But somehow it caught up with them.
When Steve met Stevie, neither man profited