Aryan Brotherhood Member Named "Bozo" Gets Four Years for Mailing Threats From Prison

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Jesse Brister
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 to get high on meth and murder each other, and he secured it on March 21, 2013, when he mailed a letter to U.S. Attorney Jim Jacks threatening multiple district attorneys, judges and, apparently, former U.S. Department of Justice criminal division chief Larry Brewer:

[p]roudly, I am writing this letter to this Federal Building ... but I am intending it to the Federal Department point blank. Our demands are simple; you have apprehended members of our family; Big Terry, Jive, Baby Huey, and others in our Dallas/Ft. Worth region... If your federal government does not drop the current charges on these ABT members my circle/family will start with DA's not involved in these cases, then Mr Larry Breuer (sic), then anyone else involved... We have a list of names Judges included.

See also: The Aryan Brotherhood of Texas Just Can't Seem To Stop Killing Each Other

A week later, he sent a second letter proposing a peace treaty between ABT and the federal government. "[T]rust me its not fun having to search the DA's, U.S. Attorneys, Judges, and so on and so forth vehicles everyday for bombs," he wrote.

Brister didn't attempt to conceal his identity in these missives, nor did he hide where he'd sent the letter from: the Texas Department of Criminal Justice's Telford Unit, where he was serving a prison term.

When Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife were gunned down in their home two days after Brister sent the second letter, investigators knew just where to find him.

Brister denied ABT involvement in the Kaufman County slayings, a claim that investigators later judged to be true. They say the murders were the result of a small-town political feud, not a coordinated gang attack.

Brister pleaded guilty in August to one count of making threatening communications. On Friday, he was sentenced to 55 months in federal prison. He is currently residing at the Federal Correctional Institute in Seagoville.

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DirtyP1
DirtyP1

Is inmate mail no longer screened? How does this stuff get out?

choderus
choderus

Maybe he's not so dumb. He was in a POS state pen & now he's at Club Fed. Sad thing is now he has the freedom to grow his hair out but he won't.

bvckvs
bvckvs topcommenter

It's weird how the things the Aryans SAY they'll do, are the very things that senior Republicans are actually doing.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

... Big Terry, Jive, Baby Huey and Bozo ...


ROTFLMAO !!




dingo
dingo

This reminds me of the groundbreaking Talking Heads album - 'More letters written to Buildings and Food'

Montemalone
Montemalone topcommenter

Is this a new show on TLC?

roo_ster
roo_ster

Hey, vibrant folks can't have all the dumbass criminals.

tdkisok
tdkisok

Celebrate Diversity!!!  

bmarvel
bmarvel

With any luck at all this doofus will write another threatening letter in 54 months.

phe
phe

Nazis. I hate these guys.

mcdallas
mcdallas topcommenter

What a clown!


Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

There is no truth to the rumor that CelebrateDivershitty is actually Bozo.

oakclifftownie
oakclifftownie

Our demands are simple; you have apprehended members of our family; Big Terry, Jive, Baby Huey, and others in our Dallas/Ft. Worth region..

DEAR BOZO 

The Guards didn't bother us until you brought our names up. Thanks for the extra interest you have generated about our daily activities .

See you in the Yard .

Signed
Big Terry, Jive, Baby Huey, and others

ChrisYu
ChrisYu topcommenter

Botox lady is scarier than this clown.

ruddski
ruddski topcommenter

Aptly nick-named fellow.

Dub919
Dub919

Ahhh, yes...the "master race".

lebowski300
lebowski300

Maybe the RNC could send a Rebel Flag gift basket to poor old Bozo this Christmas.

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