Saturday, November 10, 2012
Not just a bunch of swell guys
Federal crackdown targets Aryan prison gang across state
By James Pinkerton - Houston Chronicle
Federal agents are arresting dozens of Texas members of the white supremacist Aryan Brotherhood gang — including four in San Antonio — on federal racketeering charges in crimes including murder, kidnapping, arson, gambling and trafficking in methamphetamine and cocaine.
In all, 34 members of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas are named in a lengthy federal indictment unsealed Friday by Justice Department prosecutors in Houston, described as an effort to deal a major blow against a racist gang known for its violence.
“Today's takedown represents a devastating blow to the leadership of ABT,” Lanny Breuer, assistant attorney general, said at a news conference announcing the arrests.
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