Tuesday, April 2, 2013
THREE PUBLIC OFFICIALS ASSASSINATED: INDICTMENT OF PRISON SYSTEM WHICH BREEDS RACIAL HATRED
Mike and Cynthia McClelland
It seems clear now that three successful assassination attempts by Aryan prison gang members have taken 4 lives in Colorado and Texas. Colorado Prisons Director Tom Clements answered the door of his home last month and was shot dead. A recent Colorado prison parolee and member of an Aryan gang who was also found to have bomb-making materials in his car was engaged in a high speed chase not far from Dallas/Ft. Worth and was killed in a shootout just days after the assassination of the Colorado public official.
On January 31 Assistant District Attorney for Kaufman County, TX Mark Hasse was killed in the county which is in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metro area. This past Saturday night the bodies of chief District Attorney for Kaufman County Mike McClelland and his wife Cynthia were found in their home after friends had not heard from them for a day.
The likelihood that these three assassinations and the shooting death of Mrs. McClellan were due to racist prison gang members is being widely reported tonight, and in the case of the Colorado prison chief it is as near to absolute as can be. These killings highlight a clear and present danger in the United States. It is our ‘Criminal Justice System.’
To begin with the most recent statistics I could find show that 94% of federal cases are plea bargained and do not go to trial and even more at the state levels, in most states. The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world (way beyond any dictatorship on earth)—in 2009 our prison population was 2,267,000 adults.
For a number of reasons my life has been intertwined with the criminal court and prison system in this country. I can tell you that in 4 out of 4 cases in which I was personally involved and the charges eventually dropped, one minor fact is that unless there are witnesses, nobody is read their Miranda Rights. That is a joke. So are the rights themselves. If you cannot afford an attorney and one is appointed for you; you might as well line up at the prosecutor’s door right away to cop your plea-guilty or not. You are not going to win your case.
Inside the prisons conditions are horrendous. The caveman revenge motive rules the system, and does NOT work, as the U.S. also has the highest recidivism rate in the world. But the punishment is not primarily meted out by the administrations of our prisons, but by the inmates themselves. Not only do virtually all state and federal prisons turn their head at gang membership, but they also sanction racial hatred with their willingness to allow it to be. Inmate beatings, stabbings, rapes and killings happen at an unknown level, because all but the most serious of offenses are not returned to the courts, but dealt with as administrative matters. What is evident is that prison yards across the country are allowed to be carved into gang territories, and the gangs are mostly based on ethnicity or race. The Florida Dept. of Corrections lists their major prison gangs as follows:
Black Guerrilla Family
La Nuestra Familia
All of these gangs are racially or ethnically based, and have established street franchises, rather than vice versa. In the inner cities very often what happens on the streets is dictated by gang leaders from inside the prisons.
Symbols of Hatred that the U.S. Criminal "Justice" System Inspires
The Nobel Peace Prize winning advocacy group for international human rights has consistently decried the American prison system. There is no doubt that it is one of the most abominable on earth. It not only breeds the kind of hatred that any Aryan ‘brotherhood’ or hate-based group can thrive upon. And what’s worse is that crime is actually exacerbated by the system because inmates come out angry and without resources to build a life and because the tentacles of the gangs inside the prisons are reaching far outside the prison system itself. Thinking outside of boxes is necessary, and giving up our knee-jerk caveman revenge motive which causes our country to believe this form of ‘punishment’ is justice will only help reduce violent crime, gang activity in and out of prisons and possibly create a more humane society altogether.
These assassinations of public officials bring a different dimension to the crisis of our criminal courts and prisons. PRISON AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM MUST BECOME AN AGENDA TOPIC FOR ALL THOSE WHO ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THEIR FAMILIES, THE COUNTRY AND THEIR KIDS’ FUTURES. IN THE WORDS OF THE SONG THAT INTRODUCED THIS PIECE “HELP US RAZE, RAZE THE PRISONS TO THE GROUND!”