Prison gangs http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28885/all en US prosecutor shot dead outside Texas courthouse http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/us-prosecutor-shot-dead-outside-texas-courthouse <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A US prosecutor reportedly investigating the white supremacist Aryan Brotherhood organized crime syndicate was gunned down Thursday just outside a courthouse in a small Texan town, officials said.</p> <p>Kaufman County assistant district attorney Mark Hasse, 57, was walking toward the courthouse having just parked his car when a suspect approached and shot him "multiple" times, Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Pat Laney told AFP.</p> <p>She said the suspect fled with an accomplice in a car after the incident took place at around 8:30 am (1430 GMT).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/us-prosecutor-shot-dead-outside-texas-courthouse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dallas – Fort Worth Metroplex Geography of Texas Prison gangs AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 00:45:13 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742392 at http://www.globalpost.com More than 100 guns found in Venezuela riot prison http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/more-100-guns-found-venezuela-riot-prison <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Authorities found more than 100 firearms, including rifles and submachine guns, in a Venezuelan prison where nearly 60 people died in rioting last month, the government said Thursday.</p> <p>It took security forces two days to regain full control of the Uribana prison in northwestern Venezuela after the prison brawl, which brutally underscored the crowded and violent conditions in the country's jails.</p> <p>The arsenal included 27 revolvers, five shotguns, 62 pistols, four submachine guns and 12 grenades, prisons minister Iris Varela said at a press conference.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/more-100-guns-found-venezuela-riot-prison" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Criminology Penology Prison gangs AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 23:16:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5749475 at http://www.globalpost.com US prosecutor murdered with wife in Texas http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130331/us-prosecutor-murdered-wife-texas <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Texas district attorney and his wife were found dead in their home -- the second murder of a US prosecutor in the same office in less than two months, sparking fears of a larger plot.</p> <p>In January, Kaufman County assistant district attorney Mark Hasse, 57, reportedly investigating the white supremacist Aryan Brotherhood, was gunned down just outside a courthouse in a small Texan town.</p> <p>On Saturday, the county's district attorney, Mike McLelland, and his wife, Cynthia Woodward McLelland, were found shot dead at their home.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130331/us-prosecutor-murdered-wife-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Prison gangs AFP Sun, 31 Mar 2013 14:46:07 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5798096 at http://www.globalpost.com Germany pledges to flush out neo-Nazi prison network http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130411/germany-pledges-flush-out-neo-nazi-prison-network <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>German authorities vowed Thursday to root out a just-discovered neo-Nazi network in the country's prisons that attempted to establish contact with criminals and militants still at large.</p> <p>The far-right gang in the western state of Hesse used secret code to seek out potential allies beyond the prison walls including a woman set to go on trial next week for her alleged role in 10 murders.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130411/germany-pledges-flush-out-neo-nazi-prison-network" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Criminology Disaster Penology Prison gangs Social Issues War AFP Thu, 11 Apr 2013 14:01:22 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5811368 at http://www.globalpost.com White supremacist gets life in prison after U.S. West Coast killing spree http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140805/white-supremacist-gets-life-prison-after-us-west-coast-killing- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Teresa Carson</p> <p>PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - A white supremacist convicted of killing two people during a bloody three-state road trip on the U.S. West Coast was sentenced on Monday to two life sentences by a federal judge in Portland, Oregon, the Justice Department said.</p> <p>David Joseph "Joey" Pedersen, 34, was sentenced to the concurrent jail terms without the possibility of parole by U.S. District Judge Ancer Haggerty for the 2011 deaths, the Justice Department said in a statement.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140805/white-supremacist-gets-life-prison-after-us-west-coast-killing-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Criminal law Parole Prison gangs Thomson Reuters Tue, 05 Aug 2014 05:32:44 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6223270 at http://www.globalpost.com Final pair convicted in Aryan Brotherhood of Texas case: prosecutors http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140814/final-pair-convicted-aryan-brotherhood-texas-case-prosecutors <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Amanda Orr</p> <p>HOUSTON (Reuters) - The final two defendants of 73 members and associates convicted in a six-year investigation into the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas have pleaded guilty to racketeering in federal courts, a federal prosecutor's office said on Wednesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140814/final-pair-convicted-aryan-brotherhood-texas-case-prosecutors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aryan Brotherhood Crime in the United States Prison gangs Texas War Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:34:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6231374 at http://www.globalpost.com Over 20 Aryan Brotherhood members arrested in suspected Texas meth ring http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140912/over-20-aryan-brotherhood-members-arrested-suspected-texas-meth <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - Federal and Texas authorities arrested 21 members of the white supremacist group Aryan Brotherhood on Thursday and charged them with running a methamphetamine distribution operation in the Waco area, a U.S. officials said.</p> <p>The arrests came from a 10-month investigation, the office of the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas said. Four other Aryan Brotherhood members already in custody were also charged with being in the ring.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140912/over-20-aryan-brotherhood-members-arrested-suspected-texas-meth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aryan Brotherhood Prison gangs Racism Thomson Reuters Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:30:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6256154 at http://www.globalpost.com