Second Texas Prosecutor Gunned Down

Monday, April 01, 2013

Kaufman County, Texas (Justin Cozart/flickr)

According to our partner The New York Times, a prosecutor in Kaufman County was gunned down in his home. His wife was also killed. It's the second killing of a prosecutor in the county, and investigators believe the two crimes are related. Bill Zeeble is a reporter for Takeaway affiliate KERA in Dallas, Texas.

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Comments [3]

Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

@farnorth - we are in a lose lose situation

Apr. 01 2013 10:30 PM

I was struck by the irony of Mike McLelland's typical loudmouth Texan bravado meeting the reality of gun-totin' men on a mission. The late DA boasted that he would "hunt" them from the "holes" they were hiding in and take them down.

Guess who got hunted down?
The next question is: What will be the lesson learned?
Gun advocates will predictably say it's more proof that we need more people armed, even though McClelland was fully armed and presumably vigilant.

Gun control advocates will no doubt point to the folly of our gun culture, even though arguably McClelland wouldn't have been any safer if we DID have any of the current control measures enacted into law.

Apr. 01 2013 02:34 PM
c t from Melbourne FL

When I hear guests like Mr. Zeeble completely miss the accuracy mark on a factual detail that even casual listeners understand, it throws into question how many other points of fact he's getting wrong.

He declared the Colorado Director of Corrections was shot in Denver last month, but of course Tom Clements was shot at the door of his home in Monument, which is considerably closer to Colorado Springs than Denver.

Not only are the two cities some distance apart, geographically, they're lightyears different socio-politically, so naming Denver is actually an insult to Denverites.

Apr. 01 2013 01:47 PM

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