A court in the Nothern District of Texas has prosecuted individuals in connection with violent white supremacist gangs. Prosecutors believed this was the largest white supremacist prosecution in the country's history. 89 members have so far been convicted while one is a fugitive believed to be hiding in Mexico. Those convicted were involved in drug dealing, gun violence, burglary, sex and child abuse offenses while one offense was a murder conviction. Most members were part of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas and the Aryan Circle criminal gangs.

Statements from government agents

According to the justice department, U.S. Attorney Parker stated that "both gangs had been decimated in northern Texas." The attorney also commended the collaboration between the Dallas Police Department and the Texas Department of Public Safety in ensuring that the defendants were arrested, convicted and sentenced.

Interim Dallas Police Chief said that "his department is proud to have worked in the investigations of the gang members whose criminal activities terrorized communities."

Commander Jack Webster of the Department of Public Safety Region 1 stated that "his department will continue to work with law enforcement partners to protect the citizens of Texas in a threatening environment that is ever changing."

Aryan Brotherhood of Texas

According to adl.org, the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas is a large, violent white supremacist gang in U.S prisons that was formed in 1989. Its current membership is estimated to be 3,000. Most of the criminal activities by group members include murder, extortion, assault, drug and arms trafficking, racketeering, inmate prostitution and dog fighting.

Aryan Circle

According to adl.org, members of the Aryan Circle are spread throughout U.S prisons.

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The gang was formed in 1985 to protect white inmates against Hispanic Americans and African Americans. Members of this group have also been convicted for manufacturing and distributing methamphetamine.

Trump condemns 'Unite the Right rally' by white supremacists

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