Special Prosecutor Douglas Co. DA Mark Jackson drops charges against Ty Robben accused of murder-for-hire plot against Corrupt Carson City judge John Tatro and other FALSE CHARGES filed by Judge Tatro 

Carson City District Attorney Mark Krueger

Carson City District Attorney Mark Krueger

Tahoe Tribune story on Ty Robben

All charges against South Tahoe resident Ty Robben AKA “Top Ramen” have now been dropped in jailhouse HIT MAN to kill corrupt Carson City Judge Tatro

Geoff Dornan

Ty Robben mug shot

Ty Robben mug shot

Douglas County District Attorney Mark Jackson, the special prosecutor named to handle the cases, previously dismissed libel and harassment charges.

He served notice Thursday that he was dropping the charge Ty Robben AKA “Top Ramen” (new ‘jail name’ obtained at the Carson City jailhouse since it sounds like his name) tried to hire a hit man to kill Justice of the Peace John Tatro.

Ty Robben AKA “Top Ramen” (new name obtained at the Carson City jailhouse since it sounds like his name)

Mark Jackson was brought in after the Carson City DA’s office was disqualified from handling the case.

“Based on a full and complete review of all the evidence and the existing constitutional, statutory and case law, I filed a notice of dismissal today in the Carson Township Justice Court,” Jackson said in a statement.

Douglas County DA Mark Jackson

Douglas County DA Mark Jackson

He said that means Robben’s $50,000 bail has been lifted, and all pending charges against him have been dismissed.

“It is my understanding that Mr. Robben is in the process of being released from the Carson City Jail,” Jackson said.

Robben stopped by the Tahoe Daily Tribune Friday and said he was hoping to restore his life and family. He thanked his attorneys for their work to get him released.

“Thank you to Mark Jackson for standing up and supporting the U.S. Constitution,” Robben said.

Two weeks ago, Jackson dismissed the other case against Robben, which accused him of libel and stalking and two counts of attempting to intimidate Tatro and his family.

He did so stating that Nevada’s libel law was “unconstitutionally vague.” The stalking charge, he said, simply didn’t have enough evidence to support it.

Judge Tatro CorruptRobben has been battling the state and criminal justice system since he was terminated by the Taxation Department.

He was angry with Tatro for his conviction on charges of disorderly conduct centered on his attempt to — allegedly — serve papers on behalf of a friend on then-NDOT Director Susan Martinovich.

Robben said Judge Tatro and Assistant DA Mark “Freddie” Krueger must resign and criminal charges must be filed against Judge Tatro  for filing a false report against me!

Thank you Douglas County DA Mark Jackson for respecting the US Constitution and my 1st & 14th Amendment rights in these matters and the honor to respect the law(s) and look at the facts unbiased.

Special thanks Attorney  Jarrod Hickman and to the entire State of Nevada Public Defenders office including the folks behind the scenes answering my numerous phone calls from jail.

Are you aware of the ruling in Times v. Sullivan (1964) which states this, in part:

As Americans we have a profound national commitment to the principle that debate on Public Issues should be uninhibited, robust, and wide open. And that it may well include vehement, caustic, and sometimes unpleasantly sharp attacks on government and public officials.

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hit man contract out for Judge TatroThe Douglas County District Attorney dropped charges Thursday against Ty robben whom Carson City prosecutors had said tried to hire a jail inmate to kill Justice of the Peace John Tatro.

Ty Robben, a former Nevada Taxation Department employee, was being held on the charge with a $50,000 bail. Mark Jackson, the district attorney brought on as special prosecutor after Carson City’s DA was removed from the case, said he reviewed the evidence before him and made the decision.
In a statement Jackson said:
“Based on a full and complete review of all the evidence and the existing constitutional, statutory and case law, I filed a notice of dismissal today in the Carson Township Justice Court.”
Last month Jackson dropped charges of stalking, libel and two counts of intimidation of Tatro and his family, saying there wasn’t enough evidence that Robben was stalking him and his family, and that Nevada’s libel law was vague.
 Mark Krueger Carson City DA

Protesters support Ty Robben during an ANTI Corruption May 2014 Capitol City protest against corrupt Carson City District Attorney Mark Krueger, corrupt Judge Tatro and corrupt Sheriff Kenny Furlong

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South Tahoe man Ty Robben charged with soliciting to kill Carson City judge Tatro using a “Hit Man”

From Minden/ Gardnerville newspaper Record Courier – Click Here for the story:

Record CourierA bail hearing was Tuesday for a fired state taxation employee who faces a charge of attempting to solicit someone to kill a Carson City justice of the peace.

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South Lake Tahoe resident Todd Christian Robben, 44, is in custody awaiting trail on two counts of intimidating Judge John Tatro. The additional charges were announced on Monday.

Robben reportedly tried to “solicit another to commit the murder of Carson City Justice of the Peace John Tatro either directly or through another person.”

Robben, who has been battling the state and the criminal justice system since he was terminated from the Taxation Department more than a year ago, already has been convicted of disorderly conduct.

murder of Judge TatroHe blamed Tatro for his treatment on the disorderly conduct charge involving his attempt to allegedly serve papers on the then-director of the Nevada Department of Transportation, Susan Martinovich.

Soliciting to commit murder is by far the most serious charge yet filed against him. It is a Category B felony punishable by 2-15 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Robben has asked that his $50,000 bail be reduced. The DA’s office wants it increased.

Visiting judge Senior JP Harold Albright of Sparks will be in Carson City for that hearing, and he is expected to conduct Robben’s appearance on the new felony charge.

Judge Harold G. Albright Profile: Judge Harold G. Albright was born in Denver, Colorado on August 10, 1945, admitted to the bar in 1971, Nevada; 1973

Judge Harold G. Albright
Profile: Judge Harold G. Albright was born in Denver, Colorado on August 10, 1945, admitted to the bar in 1971, Nevada; 1973

Public Defender Jarrod Hickman argued in November that Robben thinks he has been treated so unfairly by the DA’s office that his rights have been violated.

They lost an attempt to disqualify the DA’s office from prosecuting Robben on charges of libeling the judge, two counts of attempting to intimidate a public officer and stalking by electronic means.

In addition, Albright refused at that hearing to reduce Robben’s bail.

Those charges, one of which is another felony, are pending.

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Record CourierMurder solicitation charges have been dropped against a former state worker.Todd  “Ty” Robben now know as “Top Ramen” (jail ‘street’ name) will be released from Carson City Jail, Douglas County District Attorney Mark Jackson announced on Thursday.

Robben has been in jail since last summer after he was arrested for allegedly trying to intimidate Carson Justice of the Peace John Tatro. Jackson dropped that charge in March. In January, he was charged with attempting to solicit someone to kill Tatro. “Based upon a full and complete review of all the evidence and the existing constitutional, statutory and case law, I filed a notice of dismissal today in the …

DA protester charged with trying to solicit murder

From page A1 | February 05, 2014 | 97 Comments

A man who protested the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office was charged with trying to solicit murder of a judge on Jan. 27.

A complaint in Carson City, Nev., charges Todd “Ty” Robben with trying to solicit the murder of Judge John Tatro. The charge is a Class B Felony, said Carson City Assistant District Attorney Mark Krueger, which carries a possible term of two to 15 years.

The complaint alleges that Robben, while already in custody, attempted to solicit another inmate — who was a “cooperative source”— to murder Tatro. Robben, a warrant obtained by the Mountain Democrat shows, was in custody on charges of stalking by electronic means, libel and two counts of intimidating a public officer.

Robben protested outside the El Dorado County DA’s Office and the South Lake Tahoe Courthouse last May after bounty hunters illegally crossed state lines to capture him, he said. Out-of-state bounty hunters require an affidavit and warrant, he previously told the Mountain Democrat. DA Vern Pierson, however, said the matter was handled properly. Robben’s protest focused on what he said was corruption in Pierson’s office for not charging the bounty hunters.

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  • WhatFebruary 05, 2014 – 9:34 amDo roses stink? Ty Robben is in a Carson City jail. That’s Nevada and not the DA for this county’s jurisdiction. Robben is a nut job. Good luck passing him off as anything but a nut job.Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Fran DuchampFebruary 05, 2014 – 9:45 amDarlene Joyce No–the Veerkamp that lent money was a different one…and a longtime personal friend of Nutting. Hopefully your friends help you when you ask for it–I know mine do. :)Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Darlene JoyceFebruary 05, 2014 – 10:19 amOh, are they related because Phil seems to hate the DA?Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Fran DuchampFebruary 05, 2014 – 10:25 amIm not sure if every Veerkamp in California is related, but I can say they are not all Phil from this wall.Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 05, 2014 – 10:31 amDarlene, honey, I don’t hate the DA. What in the world put that hateful notion in your head? The deal is, Darlene, If YOU found yourself incarcerated (I’m sure that would never happen to you, but pretend.) and YOU had “curious charges” lodged against you by a jailbird wouldn’t you be just the entsy weensy bit suspicious of the charges lodged against you by the JAILBIRD?Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Darlene JoyceFebruary 05, 2014 – 11:35 amPhil, isn’t Robben in a jail in Nevada? Did you say this at 9:38 pm? Given the lack of detail but having read about Robben’s protest in front of the courthouse it is not a great stretch to surmise that Ty Robben really @#!*% off Vern Pearson? And is this your statement at 9:43 pm, I just have to wonder about how many “Ty Robbens” it takes to get the message across, “Don’t f#*k with Vern.” I would have to answer your question of what put the thought in my head of you hating Vern Pierson? Then it would be your own words. Are you the Veerkamp, or related to the Veerkamp who bailed the supervisor out of jail? I’m trying to connect the dots and wondering why someone would want to defend someone who made death threats toward a judge in Nevada.Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Darlene JoyceFebruary 05, 2014 – 11:39 amBTW Phil Veerkamp I don’t know anything about you. I would like to stand up for myself and point out that you calling me “honey” is misogynistic. Do you hate women Phil?Reply | Report abusive comment
  • justice insiderFebruary 05, 2014 – 11:46 amPierson is an honorable man ….. no matter that Ty Robbens surrounded the court house with a CRIME SCENE banner …… no matter that Robbens accused Pierson of a COVERUP. Pierson is an honorable man …… he will allow Robbens’ attorneys to interview the anonymous COOPERATIVE SOURCE. Pierson is an honorable man.Reply | Report abusive comment
  • citizenFebruary 05, 2014 – 11:50 amIs Ty Robben an honorable man?Reply | Report abusive comment
  • justice insiderFebruary 05, 2014 – 11:54 amDarlene ….. ask Vern.Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Darlene JoyceFebruary 05, 2014 – 12:09 pmJustice Insider- Ask Vern what? You appear to either be a friend of Ty Robben or angry at Vern Pierson. Has he done something to you?Reply | Report abusive comment
  • watcherFebruary 05, 2014 – 2:09 pmHere’s a more detailed story regarding Ty Robben | Report abusive comment
  • A rose is a roseFebruary 05, 2014 – 3:26 pmTy may be unconventional, but not a nut job. He’s definitely got balls, more than can be said for Pierson. It’s about time somebody shed some light on the justice system. Something doesn’t smell right about the DAs story.Reply | Report abusive comment
  • watcherFebruary 05, 2014 – 3:40 pmRose, you do realize that Robben is in a Nevada jail for @#!*% off the Ormsby County DA. As well as harassing a sitting Nevada judge and the judges family right? That illustrates irrashional behavior. He wishes that Vern had dealt with him. At least he’d be in one of our jail cells and not in a Nevada hole. Robben is a creepy strange nut job. He might be your friend but so what. You claim Robben’s unconventional and has balls…I’ll bet Robben has no need for his balls where he’s at now.Reply | Report abusive comment
  • observerFebruary 05, 2014 – 4:08 pmDA’s BFFs WATCHER and WHAT use creepy nut job argument; case closedReply | Report abusive comment
  • A rose is a roseFebruary 05, 2014 – 7:29 pmObserver, excellent observation about WHAT and WATCHER. You hit the nail on the head. BFFs or one and the same? EDC has it’s own Chicago style mafia working from the inside out of the DOJ. Ty is lucky they haven’t fitted him with cement shoes yet.Reply | Report abusive comment
  • cobblerFebruary 05, 2014 – 7:48 pmcement shoes sure as nuts would put an end to that shocking electronic stockingReply | Report abusive comment
  • LakesiderFebruary 05, 2014 – 6:44 pmDarlene, Doug is Phil’s Cousin. I don’t see why he won’t just tell you…Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 05, 2014 – 8:37 pmDarlin’ Darlene, Doug’s Grandpa, Maurice, was one of my Dad’s three brothers. My dad, Sammy(to his friends), and Maurice were business partners. Maurice operated the Pino Vista Dairy(next to the Chamber of Commerce). Dad produced the milk out at Gold Hill. I worked with Dad until 1988 when it was no-longer economically feasible to continue. I think that makes Doug a second cousin. Darline, you called me a hater. I called you Darlin’. Let’s make a deal. You don’t call me a hater. I won’t call you darlin’ Darlene.Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Darlene JoyceFebruary 05, 2014 – 8:20 pmVery well then that explains a lot about this scenario. Are the Veerkamps and the Robben’s close friends? Mr Robben appears to live in Nevada and has had quite a bit of a problem there with many different government people. How is he connected here in Placerville? From what I’ve read from news stories not generated by Mr Robben it doesn’t appears that he is shall I say, unique. The Veerkamp’s must know something I don’t.Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Darlene JoyceFebruary 05, 2014 – 8:21 pmdoes appear he’s unique. SorryReply | Report abusive comment
  • justice insiderFebruary 05, 2014 – 8:40 pmDarlene is the mother of what, which and watcher and where.Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 05, 2014 – 8:48 pmYou don’t have to call me darlin’, Darlin’ ~~~ (brain skip) LINK – David Allan Coe – You Never Even Called Me By My NameReply | Report abusive comment
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Judge John Tatro lies on the witness stand

  • Darlene JoyceFebruary 06, 2014 – 8:31 amMr Veerkamp, where do I begin. You didn’t call me Darlin’ until your last two post. Not the first time someone has twisted my name. But still very insulting.You addressed me as “Darlene, honey,”. It is self evident, that on the surface you don’t actually add anything to this situation. I can see now that you are trying to play the roll of a protagonist in this story. How ever I can’t help myself but ad an “unless” to this scenario. Mr Veerkamp are you a friend of Mr Robben?Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Vigor MortisFebruary 06, 2014 – 8:51 amMs Joyce where do I begin. It is self evident, that on the surface you don’t actually add anything to this situation. I can see now that you are trying to play the roll of helpless victim in this story. How ever I can’t help myself but ad an “unless” to this scenario. Ms Joyce whose friend are you?Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 06, 2014 – 8:56 amNo. My first awareness of Mr. Robbin was From page A1 | May 24, 2013 (link posted by me at February 04, 2014 – 10:00 pm)Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Mickie SantayanaFebruary 06, 2014 – 9:09 amMr Robbins was protesting about bounty hunters. I didn’t even know there were such things in this neck of the woods.Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Fran DuchampFebruary 06, 2014 – 9:20 amRight or wrong–Mr. Robben posted his words with passion on many sites. In this room–on this wall…friends and enemies interact in a “new” reality. Even if I dont agree with someone–I listen for the passion behind the written word…his were never “flatlined” <–he believes what he wrote. I raise an eyebrow from this..”was in custody on charges of stalking by electronic means, libel and two counts of intimidating a public officer.” Now he is bumped up to intent to “murder” someone? But I will wait for the courts to decide. Bounty hunters do exist–I have met three up here. I thought the same thing…that they only existed in books anymore. I was wrong. The wild wild west. :)Reply | Report abusive comment
  • R.J. CarterFebruary 06, 2014 – 9:45 amA couple months ago Mr Robbens was doing his thing with the bull-horn and the crime scene tape outside the D.A’s office on Main St…..I was at the pizza place across the street so I walked over to talk to Robbens to see “whats-sup”…..I’d never met the guy, but for what it’s worth, my impression of him was that he wasn’t crazy, it just seemed the D.A. had him really @#!*% off about something and he was venting…….About the time Robbens began explaining his beef with the D.A. it to me, Vern Pierson walks up to us and started telling him to chill-out and just let their lawyers handle everything……….Not being a big Vern Pierson fan myself, and with my pizza was getting cold, I went back across the street to mind my own biz…….Anyway I’m sorry Robbens is in jail, but the man was just soooo angry…..Maybe he had cause to be, who knows???…..Reply | Report abusive comment
  • EvelynFebruary 06, 2014 – 11:42 amRJ: I, too, plucked up my courage to speak with the picketing Mr. Robben. He wasn’t the least bit terrifying and didn’t seem crazy.Reply | Report abusive comment
  • J LiviFebruary 06, 2014 – 10:28 amTy Robbens says that crime victims have rights and innocent persons should not be prosecuted by DA who hides exculpatory evidence from the defense. He says the DA spends thousands of taxpayer $$$s to quash Victims Rights laws and thinks victims are not “beneficially interest” persons when they have been victimized by crimes such as murder, rape, robbery, pedophilia, assault & battery.Reply | Report abusive comment
  • James E.February 06, 2014 – 10:37 amThe charge of solicitation of murder came from a ‘cooperative’ cell mate??? Perhaps for the benefit of a good deal for the ‘cooperative’ call mate? Thin soup.Reply | Report abusive comment
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  • Bill WinfieldFebruary 06, 2014 – 11:17 amHe @#!*% off the wrong Judge in Carson City. Maybe an overzealous DA but I don’t think so. No matter what the situation is regarding a legal matter. You need to be smart enough to never mention the sitting Judge’s wife and children on your site. For his sake he better have a good Attorney.Reply | Report abusive comment
  • EvelynFebruary 06, 2014 – 11:39 amBill Winfield: Please provide a link to the website where Robben mentions a judge’s wife and children.Reply | Report abusive comment
  • EvelynFebruary 06, 2014 – 12:06 pmBill: Is THIS Robben’s website? If so, I’m not finding the wife/children reference. INTERESTING: “ He [Robben] spent a total of 22 days in jail – eight in solitary confinement – and nearly another month under house arrest with an ankle monitor. The judge who signed the arrest warrant was Judge John Tatro, the same judge who Ty had attempted to disqualify from his civil case due to judicial bias. The assault charge was eventually dropped. In December 2012, Judge Tatro woke up to the sound of gunfire at his home around 4:30 am. Two shots entered the front door, passed through the living room, and exited through a sliding glass door. Ty Robben was questioned and immediately cleared. Reply | Report abusive comment
  • EvelynFebruary 06, 2014 – 12:17 pmThe above references THIS 2006 LA Times article: “In Las Vegas, They’re Playing With a Stacked Judicial Deck”. It begins: “Some judges routinely rule in cases involving friends, former clients and business associates — and in favor of lawyers who fill their campaign coffers.”Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Fran DuchampFebruary 06, 2014 – 12:16 pmAgain…these are very different crimes “was in custody on charges of stalking by electronic means, libel and two counts of intimidating a public officer.” Now he is bumped up to intent to “murder” someone? Electronic stalking–people can claim that if you respond twice on their post…doesnt make it so..esp–if one knows where the person is in real time. Really big leap from posting comments to intent to murder someone… this will be interesting to follow. The DA needs kudos…this story will not get those for him. Robben was out there posting–out there in the public protesting..even if people do not respond–he got his message out there…people will watch now. Closely.Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Fran DuchampFebruary 06, 2014 – 12:22 pmI sure hope nothing happens to Mr. Robben during his stay in jail…that would look really bad…for the judges–the DA…everyone involved…wow.Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Fran DuchampFebruary 06, 2014 – 12:30 pmEvelyn (hello) I found this, “But Robben remains in jail in lieu of $50,000 bail on charges he libeled and attempted to intimidate Justice of the Peace John Tatro, including what Tatro said he sees as threats to his wife and children.” <—- he sees as threats to his wife and children. robben never said it. | Report abusive comment
  • EvelynFebruary 06, 2014 – 12:43 pmThanks, Fran.Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Fran DuchampFebruary 06, 2014 – 12:39 pmMan accused of libeling judge denied lower bail “Robben was incensed by what he considered unfair treatment by Tatro and began a campaign to get the judge removed from office. That campaign escalated to a website that Tatro has said he finds threatening, especially to his wife and children.” <—-nothing on the site…judge is saying he feels it is threatening to his family. Robben still has not said anything. | Report abusive comment
  • A rose is a roseFebruary 06, 2014 – 12:48 pmGlad to see Ty is finally receiving some of the credibility he deserves, albeit the hard way. Just goes to show you can’t always take these biased MD articles seriously. Dig deeper for the facts often via posted comments and links to other sources.Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Fran DuchampFebruary 06, 2014 – 1:04 pm vid of Robben talking. Ty Robben speaks at the Feb 11, 2013 South Lake Tahoe City…he had no record before these new charges happened. No record…to electronic stalking…in intent to murder. No judgement just links im finding. He does seem very calm though. Just saying. One year later..up on “intent to murder ?”Reply | Report abusive comment
  • EvelynFebruary 06, 2014 – 1:17 pm. . . definitely worth watching, Fran. The video quality is a bit “bouncy” but the audio is perfect. HERE (3 min. video) In it Robben identifies his home website. I’ll post that link, next comment.Reply | Report abusive comment
  • EvelynFebruary 06, 2014 – 1:19 pmRobben’s website: HEREReply | Report abusive comment
  • 1036-FrankFebruary 06, 2014 – 1:49 pmThere are plenty of videos of this guy, Todd Ty Robbens, in action all over the place including S. Lake Tahoe where he was demanding the resignation of the Police Chief for something and it looks like he is someone who had problems with law enforcement and judges and DA’s in two states and several counties. His road to felony charges has as much to do with threats being made and recorded while in jail over the phone it looks like as it does with a jail informant. He was also reported to have no less then five restraining orders against him from co-workers alone according to a News4 Reno report where he was maintaining that the state court was not filing papers and then backdating them regarding his termination from employment case and he was at that time given an order not to have any contact with court staff by a Judge Wilson. People should always look into the background of someone making claims of large conspiracies and the other guy did it and be suspect of it. This case isn’t looking good for him and his previous acts speak for themselves.Reply | Report abusive comment
  • EvelynFebruary 06, 2014 – 2:16 pmFrank: It’s more difficult to discount people making SPECIFIC statements that can be checked as opposed to loose allegations. In the posted video Robben’s SPECIFIC statements during City Council Open Forum are responded to accordingly.Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Fran DuchampFebruary 06, 2014 – 2:07 pmOR– it looks like someone over one years time…is trying to make a point. shrugging shoulders. They are all connected items–not separate. Just saying. I dont know who is guilty or not…story just seems odd.Reply | Report abusive comment
  • EvelynFebruary 06, 2014 – 2:24 pmTHIS is the case Frank references. “Carson City man claims court clerk backdating documents” – Todd Robben says a court filing by the Attorney General’s office in his wrongful termination case against the state’s Department of Taxation was dated in time to meet a procedural deadline, December 20th, but it wasn’t actually turned over to the court until at least the next day after that deadline. “The document wasn’t in the file,” he said. “It’s a big public concern because the public has a right to a fair court system.” . . . . . . . . . .Reply | Report abusive comment
  • 1036-FrankFebruary 06, 2014 – 2:44 pmThe first question people might have is to ask themselves how many co-workers they know who while employed have ever had restraining orders from co- workers filed against them regarding their employment? I’ve never seen it locally although as anything it could happen. In his case News4 Reno said there were five. This was in the story about his claiming the court docs weren’t filed properly when the court staff said they were and this looks like it went to the Attorney General if not the Supreme Court as there are so many court filings it is hard to tell and this isn’t the same judge as now. These kind of orders prohibiting conduct of an employee would in a restraining order would about make it mandatory to terminate them on the orders alone because of the inability of others to perform their jobs along with creating a hostile work place problem. This is but one of many things that tell the back-story, which I believe is the real story. The two recent Nevada Appeal articles are also relevant about the threats made over the recorded jail phone which are being used for felony charges along with an informant. These troubles and allegations are involving way too many people in different areas and states for them to be all or any of them legitimate in my book.Reply | Report abusive comment
  • justice for allFebruary 06, 2014 – 2:52 pmThis on going questionable behavior of our DA’s office is why we will want to question any of his employees past or present that run or are running for any political offices.Reply | Report abusive comment
  • 1036-FrankFebruary 06, 2014 – 3:09 pmIn this case of Robbens, He was like a one man war against law enforcement, the justice system, and the courts and local govt. This is not a winning game, and worse if tried in two states and several counties. the local DA was smart and ignored him from what I can tell and these kind of people like Robbens want attention and he didn’t get much, and the public support wasn’t there, though he would certainly be a tool to use for the “others are more corrupt” then me gang of operatives. The same ones claiming that Joe, Ron, Vern, and whoever are the ones that “Did it.”Reply | Report abusive comment
  • EvelynFebruary 06, 2014 – 3:21 pmFrank: I don’t see anyone making the “others are more corrupt” then me argument. One person, however, DID make a statement about Robben that appears to have been incorrect, namely that he might have threatened a judge’s wife and children on his website. Surely everyone here wants the same thing: TRUTH & JUSTICE.Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Fran DuchampFebruary 06, 2014 – 3:26 pm“This is not a winning game, and worse if tried in two states and several counties.” are you saying that if something is corrupt–the regular person doesnt have a chance? and states? california and Nevada–up here…are pretty much one and the same…because of the state line in tahoe. but aside from that who s Ron? You are using first names on people Ron Briggs? How come you brought him into this debate? I like Mr. Briggs….some reason I shouldnt?Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Dave M.February 06, 2014 – 7:49 pmThere are many reasons you shouldn’t like Briggs or what he does. Watch some of the past BOS videos, read the comments in these blogs and do your research. The only reason he was elected to office was because of his father.Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Oh BrotherFebruary 06, 2014 – 4:02 pmtestReply | Report abusive comment
  • Phil VeerkampFebruary 06, 2014 – 4:17 pmA++ OB – good job!Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Oh BrotherFebruary 06, 2014 – 5:16 pmThanks for the good grade Phil :) the test is conserving water, electricity, propane and my brain!!Reply | Report abusive comment
  • TY Robben AKA “Top Ramen” Free At Last – All charges dropped | Nevada State Personnel WatchApril 11, 2014 – 7:42 am[…] DA protester charged with trying to solicit murder […]Reply | Report abusive comment
  • EvelynApril 11, 2014 – 7:55 amDOUGLAS DA DROPS CHARGES IN CARSON CASE - HERE:Robben has been in jail since last summer after he was arrested for allegedly trying to intimidate Carson Justice of the Peace John Tatro. Jackson dropped that charge in March. In January, he was charged with attempting to solicit someone to kill Tatro. “Based upon a full and complete review of all the evidence and the existing constitutional, statutory and case law, I filed a notice of dismissal.Reply | Report abusive comment
  • silly rabbitApril 11, 2014 – 8:18 amIt will indeed be interesting Evelyn to see if the MD reports this news story. Haven’t seen a blow by blow of Nutting’s trial either. All is quiet with issues surrounding the District Attorney and his office.Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Cole MayerApril 11, 2014 – 8:25 amRabbit – No promises. I’ve reached out to the two DAs that have been involved, though. I found out about this earlier this morning (about 15 minutes before Evelyn posted, in fact). As for the Nutting trial – unless you want a blow-by-blow of the jury selection process, there’s not much to say quite yet.Reply | Report abusive comment

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  • silly rabbitApril 11, 2014 – 8:37 amAnd Chris Daley says the MD staff doesn’t read the on line comments in his response regarding comment deletions. Quick to defend a story that involves our DA and his staff. And answered the comment very quickly..dang.Reply | Report abusive comment
  • EvelynApril 11, 2014 – 8:26 amCole Mayer: You hold extraordinary power to destroy a person’s reputation via the printed word. How about risking one small step toward the rehabilitation of Ty Robben’s reputation? That’s THE LEAST you owe him.Reply | Report abusive comment
  • EvelynApril 11, 2014 – 8:28 amCole: Your above duly noted. Thank you.Reply | Report abusive comment
  • EvelynApril 11, 2014 – 8:30 am. . . actually, @7:42 am (above) Robben’s release was noted. I simply went online to confirm.Reply | Report abusive comment
  • EvelynApril 11, 2014 – 9:46 amIT’S ELECTION SEASON: The smears, innuendos & evasions practiced by sundry commenters on this thread are S.O.P. Watch for them; they recur regularly elsewhere. Treat them with the contempt they deserve.Reply | Report abusive comment
  • EvelynApril 11, 2014 – 3:31 pmSo . . . Ty Robben is innocent. Having been wrongfully incarcerated for a prolonged period, much of it in solitary confinement, will he ask for redress of grievances?Reply | Report abusive comment

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  • agent provocateurApril 11, 2014 – 4:43 pmThe Douglas County District Attorney dropped charges Thursday against a man whom Carson City prosecutors had said tried to hire a jail inmate to kill Justice of the Peace John Tatro. Ty Robben, a former Nevada Taxation Department employee, was being held on the charge with a $50,000 bail. Mark Jackson, the district attorney brought on as special prosecutor after Carson City’s DA was removed from the case, said he reviewed the evidence before him and made the decision. In a statement Jackson said: “Based on a full and complete review of all the evidence and the existing constitutional, statutory and case law, I filed a notice of dismissal today in the Carson Township Justice Court.” Last month Jackson dropped charges of stalking, libel and two counts of intimidation of Tatro and his family, saying there wasn’t enough evidence that Robben was stalking him and his family, and that Nevada’s libel law was vague.Reply | Report abusive comment
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  • EvelynApril 11, 2014 – 8:02 pmFrom Cole Mayer’s 2/5/14 article (above): “DA Vern Pierson, however, said the matter was handled properly. “Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Phil VeerkampApril 11, 2014 – 8:24 pm” . . . Robben’s protest focused on what he said wascorruption in Pierson’s office for not charging the bounty hunters. ~~~ Naah . . . none ’round these parts, Pilgrim.Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Phil VeerkampApril 12, 2014 – 6:13 am. . . on the other hand . . . looking on the bright side . . . LINK – A charge of attempted murder against a nine-month-old baby was dropped Saturday during a court hearing . . .~~~ GOOD MORNING EDC! ^!!^Reply | Report abusive comment
  • EvelynApril 12, 2014 – 7:40 amPROSECUTOR DROPS CHARGES AGAINST MAN ACCUSED OF MURDER-FOR-HIRE PLOT - HERE: “Based on a full and complete review of all the evidence and the existing constitutional, statutory and case law, I filed a notice of dismissal today in the Carson Township Justice Court.”Reply | Report abusive comment
  • EvelynApril 12, 2014 – 7:47 amHERE: “[Douglas County DA Mark Jackson] said that means Robben’s $50,000 bail has been lifted, and all pending charges against him have been dismissed. … The stalking charge, he said, simply didn’t have enough evidence to support it.Reply | Report abusive comment
  • EvelynApril 12, 2014 – 7:55 amCole Mayer: Any word yet from the two involved DAs?Reply | Report abusive comment
  • silly rabbitApril 12, 2014 – 9:15 amI am not completely knowledgeable about this guy and the situation, but, I commend him for sticking by his guns and not taking plead outs etc to something he didn’t do. My chief complaint with our judicial system in this county is the DA’s office pushing plead out down a person’s throat and the public and private attorneys going along with it. Once again, always go to trial with a jury of your peers and don’t take deals and pleas. And hold those darn attorneys accountable to do the job they swore to do. And yes Cole Mayer, what statement does Vern Pierson have now?Reply | Report abusive comment
  • EvelynApril 12, 2014 – 5:48 pmCole Mayer: No word yet from the DA about Ty Robben’s release?Reply | Report abusive comment
  • EvelynApril 12, 2014 – 5:51 pmP.S. I should think he would be greatly relieved to learn that the charge of solicitation of murder had been found baseless. Nasty business, that.Reply | Report abusive comment
  • James E.April 12, 2014 – 6:01 pmEvelyn, I haven’t been following that case. Who made all these false charges that had to be dismissed in the light of day?Reply | Report abusive comment
  • EvelynApril 12, 2014 – 6:21 pmJames: To completely unravel this story, going back to the very very VERY beginning, would tax me beyond capacity. At the simplest level, let’s just say that Ty Robben did not turn the DA into his bosom buddy by publicly accusing him of corruption. If you don’t feel like doing any reading, just scroll down to the photos HERE.Reply | Report abusive comment


CSI: Carson City, An ANTI-Corruption movement open letter/video to NV Governor Brian Sandoval (and NAG Catherine Cortez Masto) about the treason, tyranny, fraud and corruption destroying Nevada by Guy Felton. Recorded May 25, 2012

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Reno Justice of the Peace Harold Albright has ordered an April 23 preliminary hearing to determine whether Ty Robben will face trial on charges he tried to hire a hit man to kill Carson Justice of the Peace John Tatro. Robben remains in jail. He has been there since the original charges were filed last year that accuse him of
Published: April 3, 2014
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The special prosecutor handling charges against fired ex-Taxation employee Ty Robben has ordered one of the two cases dismissed. But Douglas County District Attorney Mark Jackson said he and his staff still are investigating the second and much more serious case accusing Robben of trying to hire a hit-man to kill Carson City Justice of the Peace John Tatro. The
Published: March 27, 2014
Ty Robben, the fired state taxation employee charged with two counts of intimidating Justice of the Peace John Tatro, now is charged with attempting to solicit someone to kill Tatro. Robben, who is in jail awaiting trial on the original charges, reportedly tried to “solicit another to commit the murder of Carson City Justice of the Peace John Tatro either
Published: January 27, 2014


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Man accused of libeling judge denied lower bail

… Geoff Dornan, Nevada Appeal Ty Robben, who is facing charges he libeled and tried to intimidate Justice of the …

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Fired state employee faces charge of soliciting murder of Carson City Judge Tatro

… sometime between Jan. 18 and Jan. 27 of this year Robben, “did counsel, hire command or otherwise solicit another to commit murder.” The criminal complaint states Robbenasked a fellow Carson City jail inmate to kill Tatro either directly or …

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South Lake Tahoe man faces felony stalking, three gross misdemeanor charges

… of intimidating a public officer. Todd Christian Robben was transported Nov. 9, 11 a.m. from El Dorado County Jail to Carson City Jail on a Carson Township warrant. Robben had signed a waiver of extradition in Superior Court in the state of …

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Judge John Tatro Carson City DUI, breathalyzer  @#!*%  you john tatro, go kill yourself

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In 2012, Ty Robben, a Nevada citizen, led lawful and peaceful protests against corruption in Nevada’s Attorney General’s Office and judiciary. After several high profile demonstrations – with the “World’s Largest Crime Scene Banner” at 4 ft tall x 150 ft long on display – in front of the AG’s Office and the courthouse spurred significant media coverage, he was arrested on a trumped up misdemeanor assault charge. He spent a total of 22 days in jail – eight in solitary confinement – and nearly
another month under house arrest with an ankle monitor. The judge who signed the arrest warrant was Judge John Tatro, the same judge who Ty had attempted to disqualify from his civil case due to judicial bias.  The assault charge was eventually dropped.
In December 2012, Judge Tatro woke up to the sound of gunfire at his home around 4:30 am. Two shots entered the front door, passed through the living room, and exited through a sliding glass door. Ty Robben was questioned and immediately cleared. There has been no reported arrest to date but the police reviewed the judge’s court calendar in search of suspects. This incident followed the highly publicized June 2006 shooting of Judge Chuck Weller. Judge Weller was shot in the chest through the window of his third-floor courthouse office in Reno, Nevada, by a sniper in the parking garage across the street. The sniper, Darren Mack, had appeared before Judge Weller in Mack’s divorce case. Both Judge Tatro and Judge Weller had less than stellar reputations for rendering honest decisions in cases that came before them.
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In previous chapters I’ve cited some examples of the questionable actions of judicial officers I encountered and hinted at the impropriety of other judges and of the entire judicial system in which they function. It would be beneficial for you, the reader, to have an in-depth overview of the State of Nevada judicial system – aside from my specific case. It will provide the proper backdrop for what I was up against in my encounter with Nevada justice and will bring the blatant incompetence and corruption of the judges and courts in Nevada into proper perspective. The Ty Robben’s story is stunning, disturbing, and incomprehensible. It is also demonstrative of the lawlessness that exists in the state of Nevada, where the most fundamental constitutional rights are not recognized. In preparing for this and the next chapter, I have referenced the reports of reputable news reporters and the reports of legal experts and opinion makers all of which have been made public through the print and online media. The documented behavior of several Nevada judges during the course of their careers is relevant when assessing the Nevada judicial system as a whole. I was unfortunate enough to have my own personal experience with one of the judges highlighted in these reports.
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In an extensive three-part series published in the Los Angeles Times in June 2006, entitled “JUICE VS. JUSTICE | A Times Investigation: In Las Vegas, They’re Playing with a Stacked Judicial Deck,” Los Angeles Times reporters Michael J. Goodman and William C. Rempel wrote in great detail about the questionable, even illegal, behavior of a number of Nevada judges. If the title wasn’t enough to draw a picture for their readers, the reporters included this provocative statement as a subtitle:

Some judges routinely rule in cases involving friends, former clients and business associates – and in favor of lawyers who fill their campaign coffers.

One Thousand Showers: A University Immersed in a Culture of Retaliation and an Avalanche of Lies

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TERRI PATRAW established herself as one of the top Division I coaches and recruiters in the NCAA. She built two highly successful Division I soccer programs at Arizona State University and the University of Nevada. She holds a Master’s in Business Administration. KATHLEEN KEITHLEY is a professional author and screenwriter. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful

By Pack Soccer Parent on September 10, 2013

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As the parent of a player from Terri’s last UNR recruiting class I will never forget the call that we received from our Freshman on the eve of her 1st D1-NCAA soccer game. With no explantion Ms Patraw, who had just recently taken the program to the NCAA Tournament, had been fired and no explanation had been given to the team. A promising season soon suffered with an unprepared staff and what we now see as a corrupt and selfish A.D. It took a lot of courage for Terri stand up for herself and battle the Reno, NV system. The book is a eye-opening look into the politics, nepotism and lies of an athletic program and legal system out-of-control.

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By Dennis J. Meredith on September 5, 2013

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Admittedly I have not yet read this book, yet I still feel very qualified to review it sight unseen.
(I will order it right after writing this review, and if after reading it I have a different opinion, you will see it here)I’ve personally seen many of the court orders and transcripts, and I know quite a number of the principle players.
Whatever Terri Patraw has to say about them, it is likely euphemistic. These people are everything she says they are, or were.The university is no different than any corrupt large corporation, and there are no fewer special interests, and no shortage of
lobbyists. The Whittemore scandal should provide sufficient evidence for this claim on its own. Not just his lobbying, but his
center that his wife runs, which had its biggest research triumph go down in flames when it was discovered to be a sham.

The UNRPD should warrant a book unto itself, with Adam Garcia at the helm. That dept has had a string of worthless
chiefs, going back as far at least as Ray Wedmore… ran his state-owned police car into a garage at midnight. Was he drunk
would be rhetorical. Their bullying and intimidation of citizens for noting animal improprieties at the Ag farm was known,
but never followed up and corrected. That all will further support the claims of Hussein she’ll no doubt have in the book.

When you think of Ivory Towers, keep in mind that there just may be a little slime coating.

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By Mari on August 10, 2013

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This book was easy to read and laid out nicely. Although it was a disheartening story, it gave me a lot of insight on Nevada judicial system in layman’s term.

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By Shannon E. on August 18, 2013

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Wow! I was blown away by this story and what this woman had to endure. The educational leaders at this university and their cronies in the justice system belong behind prison bars, not playing important roles in our society. This is a must read for anyone considering attending a university and in particular competing within the NCAA.

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By Katherine Kriese on July 21, 2013

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Thank you so much for writing what many people of Nevada had already known but, were afraid to say. I think this book should be standard reading for every parent who has a child at the University. Kudos to you Terri Patraw for your courage under fire!Katherine R.K. Kriese

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By Kelly Dickerson on June 27, 2013

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What a wonderful piece of work. Crisp, clear, well organized, captivating. She had courage to do this book.She takes care of the bad guys real well–with their own documents! Good thematic development and a fast read.All around A+.

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good_vs__evilNevada State Personnel WATCH gets revamped to adjust message from dark to light & negative to positive. In light of a shift of faith and political pressure, I am rearranging certain posts  on this website to remove potentially dark and negative to replace with more positive. What does this mean? The website will remain up with most posts in tact, posts that may  be controversial are being toned down or removed to remove any thing that can be taken out of context and used against me.

This website was designed to showcase  my ANTI CORRUPTION protests and expose the rampant, wholesale corruption in Nevada government, especially the judicial branch.  The website took off and went viral with over 100,000 hits and an average of 500 hits per day. The unique writing style and genre have attracted a following of people who love the website and other who hate it.

The writing style needed a slight tweak to highlight the facts and less bad words to describe to corruption. Obviously, I am passionate when these stories are written, and I want to make a name as a writer who covers this kind of topic – hard hitting, in your face style…

The goal is to get the word out, expose the corruption and advocate for changes to make a positive change in Nevada where corruption runs rampant. This website does not advocate for violence – but change is needed.  I know I am trying all legal remedies to work out my personal issues, but therein lies the problem – The Nevada judicial system is corrupt to the core and the judges completely ignore the laws and acts of the cases to carry out personal vendettas lock stock and barrel. The must be a complete reform and bad judges, DA’s, cops and government officials must be held accountable or their actions and fired, charged and disciplined. light-vs-dark

The corruption in Nevada is very damaging to the victims and there is very little recourse because the various venues  for redress like the courts, State bar, commission on judicial discipline, FBI, AG and DA’s are corrupt and cover up the corruption.

The whole system is very sick and evil. Covering this corruption is like covering the worst crimes like pedophilia, rapists, murders and hard core drug related crime. It can make you sick and disgusted.

This is really good vs. evil in my opinion.  I know there are good people in power, but they can be sucked into evil deeds and they fear to stand up to the evil for a number of reasons including losing their jobs for not being a team player. On the other hand, these people need to fight evil by prosecuting real crimes like murder, rape, robbery, etc… It is a paradox. Along the way, the Constitution is being tossed out and innocent people are being treated unfairly like the worst criminals. When the people in power do this intentionally, they essentially lower themselves to the worsts of the worst criminal.

lennonGoing forward, I do not want to lower myself or this website to their level. Instead, I must figure out who to elevate above and yet still report the story.  Actually, I wish there were no more negative stories to write about, but unfortunately it seems every day there is more news of corruption and scandal in Nevada and the world at large.

The evil in this world is so rampant and it can be very deceptive. I have personally asked for God to once again and intervene and guide me away from the evil forces. This is a leap of faith. God does act in mysterious ways and I ind myself doing things differently, yet still fighting the good fight. Removing certain posts from this website seemed to all in-line with all of this and keeping focused on what I want in a positive light is the right vehicle.

The people who are committing the corruption must know they are sinners. They know that ignoring the facts and laws is wrong and using the judicial system to carry out a personal vendetta is wrong. Perhaps they will change their ways?

All people are sinners to some extant, and the universe and God does allow people freewill and the wisdom to choose to change. I do not claim to be something I am not, I ask my maker to give me the wisdom to see what I must do, and I must follow the positive light and not be drawn into the deception. the-further-a-society-drifts-from-truth-george-orwell-quote-screenshot-540x547

If you are not religious – it does not matter. My message is good vs evil and everyone can agree both good and evil exist. I do not believe this to necessarily be religious at all, but you must at least have faith in yourself. I also think all the various religious beliefs have good teachings and that is what must be demonstrated. The most simple and most profound are the 10 commandments. and if we can all live by these rules, there would be peace on earth.

There is a brilliant song by Bruce Springsteen that seems to capture this spirit. This is a really broad song that can mean a lot to a lot of people.  The “take a God filled soul” part is what is interesting. Here is someone who is religious, who has done all this praying, all his Bible reading or confession or whatever. Yet, he feels at the end. It could be a priest whose secret lover or wife (if he were Anglican or Orthodox) died. It does not have to be about a soldier. The wonderful thing about the Boss is how almost all his songs mean so much to different people. The song “American Skin (41 Shots)” was about whom? The police who each day have to make that horrible call IF it was a wallet or a gun? I don’t know if he was sure or is even sure himself what his songs mean. Like all the great poets he gives even the most personal of songs like “Born to Run” a broad meaning that I used to identify with “Born to Run” to the point of obsessing, being a “bad boy” and taking off in my ’67 Dodge Dart.  As to the part about the gun, it can mean anything – this is just a song, but it captures a wide range of things into just a great song that can mean different things to different people. Someone is going to take this out of context to say Ty has his finger on the trigger! Nope, Bruce Springsteen wrote the words as a metaphor in his song. I interpret this lyric as a man who is acing good and evil and he has his finger on the trigger… There is no innuendo from me here…

For me, this powerful song is about a God fearing man being tested and in the end, there is good and evil. You need to watch out or else evil can eat you up and turn your heart black…

This song is about war on the battlefield and in the spiritual world and it  makes me look at the moment and take inventory and put things in check, for me the choice is clear and they are not taking my soul to fill it with devils and dust.

I got God on my side, And I’m just trying to survive, What if what you do to survive kills the things you love,  Fears a dangerous thing, It’ll turn your heart black you can trust,It’ll take your God filled soul, Fill it with devils and dust

power corruptsThe Carson City Sheriff, DA and corrupt Judges retaliate after being sued by threatening civil rights activist Ty Robben with “charges” by an unnamed “political official”… This is another attempt by the corrupt, evil and vindictive Carson City and Nevada government to try to shutdown this website, quash the multimillion dollar lawsuits and put people in jail or prison for doing nothing.

This website and Ty Robben do not advocate for violence, we are against violence and corruption. The ones who want violence are the corrupt and evil officials who want me dead or exposing them and ending their political careers.

The problem is the Nevada and Carson City government uses violence against the citizens.  This website provides stories and links to Nevada corruption and police violence.  This website cuts through the censored news to bring the story to the public and asks the real questions and presents the facts.

Ty Robben will stand up to any corrupt officials, including the Sheriff, DA and Judge(s). There are a ton of corrupt officials in Nevada, and especially Carson City. These people will kill you to shut you up, they will jail you and poison your food like they did to me, they trump up false charges. These people are “bullies” who abuse their power and create much bigger problems by abusing and harassing people who stand up to them and expose their corruption.

There is so much corruption, it can make you sick. This is very real and real people are suffering because of the corruption. With the incidents like Ruby Ridge and Waco, Texas – there has been some reform, but Nevada clearly lacks the reform needed. We know the FBI has been made aware of this instant situation, yet they seem to let the problems fester.

This website gets hundreds of hits everyday and has well over 100,000 hits in addition to the youtube and facebook sites. Clearly, the corrupt officials are angered and want to shut me down by doing more of the same retaliation. How far will they go?  Apparently they want me dead… Stay tuned.

I was told by Carson City detective Dan Gomes and his partner named Olsen that something related to this website constitutes a “threat” to an unnamed public official. I asked who the official was and what the threat was, and they did not say. I there is a threat or something they want taken down, they need to tell me and they have not.

I suspect that my lawsuit which exposes the corruption with the Department of Alternative Sentencing rattled their cage. The story about the Judge John Tatro shooting and the “confession” made by the perpetrator also rattled their cage. Dan Gomes is back peddling on the story he told me in an effort to cover up that case.  Ironically, this website has assisted in fighting crime and has offered information leading to the real suspects of crimes. There is no “threat” by Mr. Robben, instead they threaten Mr. Robben.

The Carson City Sheriff department can not be trusted. Everything has been one big lie and cover up from the beginning when I served a subpoena to the NDOT Director  named Susan Martinovich who evaded service and ran over my foot with her SUV. The Sheriff, DA and courts work lock stock and barrel to harass me and violate my civil rights in retaliation when in act they should admit their own wrongdoings and settle the civil and criminal cases instead of obstructing justice.  They won’t and they will continue to lie, cheat and make false accusations against me.

I want to make it very, very clear in this post that I do not want violence – I want justice. I have not threatened anyone with a preemptive strike of violence. I have made my actions speak as in filing court motions and lawsuits – not AR15′s, not AK47′s or anything that would be a threat. These people know that. I have stated that I will take them down politically and legally – and I have.

They know I have started to write a tell all book and they are concerned that I have even more embarrassing information to expose them, and I do. So they want to label me the next Julian Assange or Edward Snowden. Again, maybe they should settle these matters, admit their wrongdoings that we all know about and resign from office.

White-wolf-and-black-wolf-fightingTy Robben has made a pledge to follow his faith and listen to the “White Wolf”. This whole case and situation can be explained as good and evil. Ty Robben is fighting an evil entity “Black Wolf” that thrives on bullying, lawlessness, retaliation and greed to accomplish their goals at any cost.

Rather than all into the trap of the black wolf, I must feed the White Wolf which represents the good. I must listen to the positive thoughts and have trust that God is pointing me in the right direction. The Black Wolf can be defeated by not feeding it and the White Wolf will grow stronger by feeding it with positive energy. The White Wolf will prevail.

Here that Black Wolves use deception to distract away from the truth, as we all can clearly see. The White Wolf brings light and truth to which the Black Wolf is afraid of and runs into the darkness.

Carson City is a Den of Corruption or the Black Wolves. The Black Wolf who alleges that I have been “stalking” and “threatening” and even “Intimidating” will not even release his or her name to me or the exact facts of the said allegation. This is listed as CCSO case 13-5924.

CCSO detective Dan Gomes has threatened me that he is forwarding this case to the Carson City District Attorney Neil Rombardo and Travis Lucia who is a conflict-of-interest as I am suing them both personally. Judge John Tatro has already admitted he is bias and prejudiced against me since he falsely accused me once already of shooting the front door of his house. I was cleared of that allegation by the CCSO Dan Gomes after I fully cooperated and even provided information about that actual person who confessed to the shooting! I am suing John Tatro.

Nice story, isn’t it? It is not so hard to resonate with the “feeding” of anger, jealousy, envy and greed. These emotions can really have power over us and we can see how we keep fueling them and feel how hard it is to “snap out of it”. What also sounds pretty convincing and hopeful is the idea that we have a choice. We can stop feeding the black wolf and start feeding the white wolf at any given moment. It’s the whole spiritual path, or the path to happiness and fulfillment in a nutshell. And I don’t know about you but the third thing that definitely speaks to me is that it’s a never ending battle. Not that I like it but I surely resonate with it.

Stop feeding the black wolf. Feed the white wolf. It’s that simple. But it ain’t easy.

But I found out something really cool about the white wolf. Where the shoulder height of the black wolf can reach a maximum of 32-34 inches (80-85 cm), the white wolf can grow into the size of a horse. When a well developed white wolf enters a room filled with back wolves something changes. The underdeveloped white wolves realize they are potentially a lot stronger than their black bullies. All of a sudden they got back-up. And every strong white wolf will back his weaker brothers and sisters up. Always.

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We are looking or stories of Government, Judicial and law enforcement corruption in all of Nevada and especially Carson City.

We want to make Sheriff Ken Furlong unelectable in the 2014 elections. We want Judge Tatro off the bench.

We made DA Neil Rombardo, DA Dick Gammick and Catherine Cortez Masto unelectable and we will continue to expose their rampant, wholesale corruption.

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Carson City Sheriff Covering up the Judge Tatro Shooting? HELL YES

Carson City Sheriff Covering up the Judge Tatro Shooting? HELL YES

Is the Carson City Sheriff Covering up the Judge Tatro Shooting after admitting the alleged shooter confessed? We think hell YES.

UPDATE 09-28-2013 – I spoke with the Carson City Sheri Kenny Furlong about the name of the 19 old male who confessed to shooting Judge Tatro’s house.

Sheriff Furlong at first said the name of the shooter was Jesse Richardson and then realized that the Jesse Richardson was the witness, not the shooter…

Levi Anthony Minor

Levi Anthony Minor

Furlong then said the 19 old male who confessed to shooting Judge Tatro’s house was Levi Anthony Minor of the west side BB shooting fame …But that Levi Anthony Minor didn’t really do it and he made the story up. The they issued a warrant for the witness Jesse Richardson (alleged probation violation) or is the warrant to get Jesse Richardson into custody to shut him up? We don’t believe the Sheriff Furlong story and still this issue as a cover up.

Jesse Russell Richardson

Jesse Russell Richardson

Have you seen Jesse Russell Richardson?

Have you seen Jesse Russell Richardson? If so, the CCSO issued a warrant or his arrest. Please have Jesse Russell Richardson call KRNV Newsroom: 775-785-1210 and tell his side of the story.

We reported that a credible source presented credible information, a jailhouse confession concerning the shooter of Carson City Judge Tatro.

We reported that story here: The shooter of Judge Tatro’s door found? Judge Tatro caught in sex triangle revenge scandal?

The Carson City Sheriff was informed of the information and conducted an investigation the first week of September 2013. The results of the Carson City Sheriff investigation confirmed that the information we provided was true, but that the target was a straw man judge because it was not Judge Tatro or any other Judge.



crime scene cover upA person in the Carson City jail was bragging to others to be the shooter of Judge John Tatro’s front door in December 2012. However, the Sheriff is saying that this person made up the story and really shot into another Carson City Judges home with a BB gun. However, it was not one of the four Carson City Judges and the Judge was not named.

This makes no sense and is the typical "straw man" cover up.

This makes no sense and is the typical “straw man” cover up.

This makes no sense and is the typical “straw man” cover up.

Who was the Judge? It was not Armstrong, Willis, Tatro, Wilson or Russell.

Was the person arrested and charged for the BB  gun shooting? No – There is no Sheriff report or court records.

What was the motive?

The Sheriff confirmed the shooters mom did work at the Carson City Courthouse and this supports the belief that there was some kind of sexual affair going on and the 19 year old shooter was upset and shot at the Judges front door.

The official Sheriff explanation is not credible. We have reported this to the local news and FBI to get real answer.

We believe the story we presented here: The shooter of Judge Tatro’s door found? Judge Tatro caught in sex triangle revenge scandal?

Carson City Sheriff cover up

Carson City Sheriff cover up

THIS WAS RECORDED IN RENO NEVADA: Karin Huffer has discovered why many people leave a courtroom frustrated and sick. On Wednesday April 2, 2008 we presented a new program called FAMILY COURT – Part 2 – Dennis Grover and Michael Nance are joined on the phone by Stephen Baskerville author of TAKEN INTO CUSTODY and Karin Huffer author of LEGAL ABUSE SYNDROME. Stephen shares his research into the atrocities of Family Court, where it came from and questionable tactics and implementations of its own rules that affect mostly children. Karin Huffer explores the foundation of Legal Abuse Syndrome and has proven that a constant negative result from any courtroom experience produces Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome in litigants. Before you go to any court, understand that Justice is not a part of the equation and prepare yourself for the possibilities of being in a situation that is based in judge and attorney created rules rather than common sense.

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WTF NevadaAttention – Were you ever incarcerated in the Carson City jail? Was your food poisoned? Mine was and I posed a story that has gone viral with other people also claiming their food and water was tainted.  This happened to people in the ‘Hole’ and solitary confinement. This story is one of the biggest Facebook stories we’ve written with 420 Facebook like and referrals.

ATTENTION Carson City, Douglas, Reno, Henderson, Nevada Department of Alternative Sentencing (“DAS”) did not have legal jurisdiction over Pre-Trial Defendants prior to July 2013 If you were under DAS supervision, you may have legal recourse to sue in federal court under Title 42, Section 1983 and have any related criminal charges, pleas and convictions vacated.

Nevada Department of Alternative Sentencing SB101 hearing. Carson City DAS did not have legal jurisdiction of pre trial defendants.

People have constitutional right we can’t stomp on either the US Constitution or the Nevada Constitution and I oppose the end result what this bill is going to allow them to do which they’re already doing without authority.

Bail has to be reasonable it can’t be coercive.

They can search their home they can search there be a call they have not been convicted they are charged with the crime whether it be a misdemeanor a gross misdemeanor or felony they still have their constitutional rights so my concern is that we’re taking these rights away from people. Read the rest of this entry »

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Las Vegas, Nev. (CBS LAS VEGAS) – Although federal agents left the Nevada ranch standoff over Cliven Bundy’s land this past weekend, former Rep. Ron Paul is one of several officials predicting that the situation is likely far from over, warning that government agents ultimately returned to end the 1993 Waco standoff with deadly force.

Speaking on to Fox News Monday, leading libertarian advocate of minimal government, Paul said that he is glad the Bureau of Land Management stood down from the cattle showdown with rancher Cliven Bundy – but continued land battles are on the horizon.

“I’m hoping this is a very positive of things to come, where the people stand up and object to the federal government’s intrusion into our lives and everything that we do,” Paul told Fox News. “And when the people do get together and stand up, if think the governments will be forced to…

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The People vs. BLM

The following is the personal account of a female Los Angeles attorney who drove Bunkersville, Nevada, to support besieged rancher Cliven Bundy:

I rolled into Laughlin really early, like 5:30 am. So many people had shown up, that we decided to leave in groups. A second group to leave at 8 AM as scheduled. Ours was a big group too. About two dozen cars, loaded with passengers.

The highway was almost empty until near Mesquite. Then it was a traffic jam. Motor homes, campers, ATVs running along side the freeway, motorcyles, vehicles, every thing you could possibly imagine. Everyone on their way to Bunkersville.

Then it [the traffic] about stopped, just inching along.

Word traveled down the traffic line that the feds had blocked the road just out of Mesquite and were searching vehicles for weapons and cell phones. Cell phones were confiscated and smashed.The people were given…

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In an epic standoff that Infowars reporter David Knight described as being like “something out of a movie,” supporters of Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy advanced on a position held by BLM agents despite threats that they would be shot at, eventually forcing BLM feds to release 100 cattle that had been stolen from Bundy as part of a land grab dispute that threatened to escalate into a Waco-style confrontation.

Brian Sandoval with his bong

Brian Sandoval with his bong

By Mark Anderson:

He did good by calling out the BLM. But the best thing was the willingness of an armed citizenry to stand up to the BLM which, apparently, is a terrorist organization. It’s why firearms can’t be relinquished, and people need to stand up against tyranny everywhere. We need to demand the politicians running the federal government be arrested. The BLM attack was not about cattle grazing. It’s about starving people to death.

I’m compelled to give Governor Sandoval accolades. He did good by calling out the feds. And it’s good that not a shot was fired and everything remained peaceful. Nothing would be more injurious to the cause of liberty than for people to engage in violence. But it’s not over until that ongoing threat called the BLM is disarmed and all of those terrorists who work for the BLM are fired and doing something different with their time.

What’s more important than electing libertarian type members of Congress is getting libertarian Governors, and then those Governors need to maintain the National Guard, not let the feds deploy the Guard overseas. And then those Governors can use the National Guard to arrest feds. At the federal level, the GOP is a horrible party and needs to be wiped out. At the state level, it’s somewhat different.

Let me say that I have some strong disagreements with Alex Jones on a plurality of issues. I don’t agree with him on everything. On immigration, Alex Jones almost turns me into a Jeb Bush fan. And it’s not just that our ability to leave the country be curtailed by closing down the borders but with what the government is doing we certainly don’t want fewer people outside of the system. That’s on top of the wickedness of scapegoating immigrants for our problems that Republicans and Democrats created by electing criminals.

Alex Jones is right on when it comes to the situation with Cliven Bundy. People need to keep in mind it’s not about grazing cattle. The people don’t benefit from the government’s extortion racket. Why should people pay the government to be killed? That’s suicidal and should prompt mandatory psych evaluations for people who support what the BLM did. This is about the right to make a living and people all over Nevada being able to feed themselves. Really. What happens when all farms and ranches are wiped out by a government that’s apparently trying to soft kill everybody?

Absent some kind of evidence, I would be reluctant to claim that Harry Reid was behind everything as some people claim. If anything, if it was staged, it looks like the Republicans staged it because now they appear to be the “saviors”.

One thing I would like to bring up with Governor Sandoval, him being a former federal judge, are the thoughts of Justice Stevens on the Second Amendment. Let me say that I’m sympathetic to the arguments for gun control because I abhor violence. If gun control worked to reduce violence that would be a very nice thing. I made a decision a long time ago to not have anything whatsoever to do with the firearm industry just based on my personal standards. If I were told that I could legally make a fortune selling firearms, I wouldn’t want to do that out of having to worry that just one firearm ended up in the wrong hands.

But here’s my problem with attempts to ban guns. Guns don’t kill people. People kill people. Too often, because the government does something it’s considered ipso facto legal. Yet if we look hard enough we can find countless examples where governments committed crimes, atrocities. A lot of human rights violations in the United States are camouflaged as benevolent actions on the part of government. As an example: compulsory vaccinations. And I’m not saying the Second Amendment is to stop vaccination programs, which I want to make clear. I’m just bringing up the extent of the crimes of the government, many of which are camouflaged as good things with propaganda. History is filled with examples of governments murdering people. Justice Stevens glosses over crimes carried out by governments.

Also the government can get a lot of things wrong, as the VA got wrong with me which is something I’ll have to share with everybody. I shared it with Sue Lowden when I was still falling apart due to having done to myself what the VA wanted to do to me. And as I regain myself, I want to make clear there’s not an ounce of hostility for anybody in particular that I have. In many ways, it’s relaxing to be able to call out the government for its crimes.

I apologize to the person who made this argument before me, but I haven’t yet seen it myself. If guns are only meant for people in the employ of the government, then why even have a Second Amendment? Does the government need to remind itself not to disarm itself? Is the government on the verge of relinquishing all of its firearms? If only the sovereign has firearms, who amongst us could violate the “right” of the sovereign to have firearms, consequently needing to remind people of this inalienable right of the sovereign?

I believe people should be able to have as much firepower as the government has, absent weapons of mass destruction which I believe should be eliminated and no man on earth should possess.

And the reason why veterans shouldn’t become depressed and kill themselves. Our purpose is to undermine the credibility and the legitimacy of the federal government. Our purpose is to expose the pack of criminals who run government. Read the rest of this entry »

Las Vegas attorney Adam Laxalt, the grandson of former Nevada governor and U.S. Sen. Paul Laxalt, R-Nev., plans to formally announce today that he’s running for attorney general.

The Republican will face Ross Miller, the Democratic secretary of state, in the Nov. 4 general election if the two men win their respective primaries. Miller is the son of Bob Miller, a former governor who served for 10 years until 1999.


Laxalt, 34, will make his announcement at the Reno Republican Men’s Club luncheon at the Atlantis hotel-casino. Former state Treasurer Patty Cafferata, his campaign co-chairwoman, will introduce him.

“The family — his and mine — go back a long way,” said Cafferata, the daughter of the late U.S. Rep. Barbara Vucanovich, R-Nev. “And so I’m excited for him and for the state.”

Carson City Republican Central Committee Candidate Forum February 27, 2014

Published on Mar 6, 2014

Carson City District Attorney: Mark Krueger & Jasson Woodbury (9:00)
State Treasurer: Dan Schwartz (28:25)
State Attorney General Adam Laxalt (19:00)
Carson City Sheriff: Kenny Furlong (43:30), Don Gibson (50:30) & Daniel Gonzales (54:00)

Cafferata said she didn’t know why he chose Reno to announce his candidacy, although Laxalt is more well-known in Southern Nevada and needs to raise his profile up north. Laxalt wanted to file his candidacy papers, too, but the filing period doesn’t open until March 3, running through March 14 for state and local candidates other than judicial.

After two terms as secretary of state, Miller, 37, has high-name recognition and has proved to be a strong fundraiser. He has collected about $900,000 for his campaign so far, according to a campaign finance report he plans to file this week. Many are small-time donors, who follow Miller on Twitter, where he has 16,566 followers, his campaign said.

Laxalt is a household name in Nevada politics, although the state’s new residents might not be as familiar with Paul Laxalt’s political legacy since he retired from the U.S. Senate in 1987 after two terms. He was Nevada governor from 1967 to 1971 and lieutenant governor from 1963 to 1967.

Adam Laxalt, who grew up with his mother, Michelle Laxalt, in the Washington, D.C. area, moved to Las Vegas a couple of years ago.

He made headlines last year when his mother and former U.S. Sen. Pete Dominici, R-N.M., revealed the senator was Adam Laxalt’s father — a secret his mother kept from her family, including her father, Paul Laxalt. Speculation at the time was that Dominici came forward because the news was about to be revealed, but it also could have paved the way for the younger Laxalt to run for political office without having to deal with an old scandal.

Campaigning as an underdog, Adam Laxalt is expected to get robust backing from many of Nevada’s leading Republicans, including Gov. Brian Sandoval, who has endorsed a string of strong statewide candidates to bolster the entire GOP ticket. The Nevada Republican Party had circulated a petition urging Laxalt to run as well.

But some Republicans, including six members of the Laxalt family, already endorsed or contributed to Miller, a moderate who has crossover appeal because of his actions in office and his father’s bipartisan legacy.

Neena Laxalt, who is Adam Laxalt’s aunt and Paul Laxalt’s daughter, is a Republican but has endorsed Miller.

“I will continue to endorse Ross,” Neena Laxalt said Monday in an interview. “I put my name with Ross a long time ago, and I’m proud to be supporting him. I think he is more competent, more than capable and more than qualified.”

Miller’s campaign manager Jim Ferrence said the popular Democrat has gained a lot of GOP and independent support. As for the battle between two political families, Ferrence said Miller is prepared for a high-profile race.

“We’ve been counting on a vigorous campaign no matter who got into the race,” Ferrence said. “Ross is looking forward to the debate process, not only on the issues, but on their experience.”

Miller was a deputy district attorney before he ran for secretary of state the first time in 2006.

Laxalt is a litigation and government affairs attorney in private practice with Lewis and Roca LLP. Previously, Laxalt was a lieutenant judge advocate in the general corps of the U.S. Navy from August 2005 until August 2011, according to his resume.

Eric Herzik, a political science professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, said the attorney general’s race should attract more attention from voters because the two men running come from famous political families.

“However, I think it’s still an uphill climb against Ross Miller,” Herzik said of Laxalt’s chances. “He’s well-established, has showed some crossover appeal, and he’s got plenty of money. And Laxalt really isn’t a known commodity.”

In his favor, Herzik said Laxalt doesn’t appear to have political baggage that can weigh down a candidate.

Thus he may appeal to both establishment Republicans who remember his grandfather and tea party types who want smaller government and less federal spending.



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Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong will seek re-election in 2014, there are three other options listed below.

Carson City Republican Central Committee Candidate Forum February 27, 2014, Part 1

Carson City District Attorney: Mark Krueger & Jasson Woodbury (9:00)
State Treasurer: Dan Schwartz (28:25)
State Attorney General Adam Laxalt (19:00)
Carson City Sheriff: Kenny Furlong (43:30), Don Gibson (50:30) & Daniel Gonzales (54:00)

Kenny Furlong 2014 candidate for Sheriff

Corrupt Kenny Furlong 2014 candidate for Sheriff

In Nevada you can still vote for “none of the above”.


Kenny Furlong is not open and transparent. In fact, Furlong’s office is directly not returning calls to the media about the judge John Tatro shooting incident where the shooter made a jailhose confession.

He said the sheriff’s office has faced some significant events during this term in office — chief among them the shootings at IHOP. He said he thinks his leadership has enabled the department to meet those challenges “with efficiency and extreme effectiveness.”

Furlong said his tenure has featured programs designed to target gang activity and drug use as well as underage drinking.

He said he has maintained an open administration, frequently patrolling the streets and listening to the needs of the community. Furlong said he has worked closely with city government to achieve results and helped create critical data systems to base resource allocation on factual information.

Furlong said he believes strongly in public contact, saying, “the continuous exchange of information serves as a basis for an effective and efficient law enforcement agency.”

He said programs such as Drug Abuse Resistance Education, citizen academies, anti-gang and expanded regional cooperation have all have helped with crime prevention, as have events such as Cops and Kids Dinner, Open House Kids Street Fair, National Night Out and the Extreme Motor Challenge.

He said he wants to begin new initiatives he hopes will being more benefits including giving those with mental health obstacles a stronger protective role in Carson City schools and creating a permanent fixture in the sheriff’s office for alternative juvenile discipline and beginning a rural open space patrol.

Furlong, a Carson City native, graduated from Carson High in 1975. He retired from the Air Force’s Office of Special Investigations in 1998. He was a detective sergeant with the Department of Public Safety’s Major Crimes Unit before being elected sheriff in 2002. He is seeking his fourth four-year term.

Furlong is married and has two children and two grandchildren.

Daniel Gonzales enters race for Carson City Sheriff

Submitted by Jeff Munson on Wed, 01/08/2014 – 8:07pm




Daniel Gonzales runs for Carson City Sheriff 2014

Daniel Gonzales runs for Carson City Sheriff 2014

Carson City Sheriff’s Sgt. Daniel Gonzales announced Wednesday his candidacy for sheriff of Carson City.

Gonzales says he is running for sheriff with the goal of increasing integrity, transparency and accountability in the Sheriff’s Office, as well as restructuring the department to put more officers on patrol and use monies to better protect and serve Carson City and its residents.

Also in the race are incumbent Sheriff Ken Furlong and Carson City Sheriff’s Office Deputy Don Gibson.

“It’s important that we have the best people protecting our families and children in Carson City,” said Gonzales in a news release. “I will make the safety of our community my top priority if elected to Carson City Sheriff. The Sheriff’s Office is not evolving, due to insular decision making and a lack of outside input and perspective.”

Gonzales said he would raise standards for training of deputies and reserve deputies, so they are better equipped to respond to all situations. Gonzales said he would raise hiring and promotion standards to insure the most qualified applicants serve the department.

If elected, Gonzales said he is committed to upgrading technology to make it easier to report crimes, investigate crimes and share information with the public; allowing for faster response times.

“We need to focus on integrity, transparency and accountability in Carson City law enforcement,” Gonzales said. “I support creating the Office of Professional Standards and Integrity to ensure this department and our staff are held to the highest standards because that’s what the residents of Carson City deserve.”

Gonzales said he is committed to increasing efficiency and will work to eliminate redundant and unnecessary positions.

“I have already identified over $600,000 in funds that I will reorganize in the budget to get more deputies out on the streets to keep our communities safe from drugs and gangs” said Gonzales.

With these re-allocated funds he would collaborate with the Board of Supervisors to create a new investigator position to focus on crimes against children, elder abuse and elder exploitation cases. In addition Gonzales said he is dedicated to making schools safer and providing safety education to students.

Among his plans for schools, Gonzales’ agenda includes adding two new school resource deputies to the middle schools with some of his re-allocated budget. The deputies sole responsibilities would be to serve at our schools.

Gonzales said he would also dedicate deputies to a full-time traffic management team, whose primary function will be traffic enforcement and education. Gonzales wants to implement a Teen Distracted Driving Program. This program is an opportunity to educate new drivers and their parents to clearly understand their responsibility when a teenager starts to drive. This class would cover traffic laws, the provisional license restrictions and safety education.

Gonzales has written numerous grants for the Sheriff’s Office which total more than $450,000, which went towards gang suppression, digital forensics equipment, Youth Alcohol Enforcement, youth services, drug interdiction operations and safety equipment, according to the news release.

Gonzales has a long history of excellence within the Carson City Sheriff’s Office and strong commitment to public safety having served the citizens of Carson City for over 10 years. He was named Rookie of the Year in 2005, Deputy of the Year in 2009 and was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal in 2011. Gonzales has devoted his career to making Carson City a safer community.

Gonzales has been on the Department’s Gang unit, SET team, Field Training Officer, Explorer Executive Advisor, SWAT / Sniper, Detective, Hostage Negotiator – team leader, For 6 years Gonzales has written and coordinated the Department’s Enforcement of Underage Drinking Laws (EUDL) grant.

According to the news release, he educates persons responsible for serving alcohol and reduces the availability of alcohol to our youth. Gonzales also conducts enforcement operations that include business compliance checks, targets youth DUI enforcement and shoulder taps. In 2009, because of his team’s efforts, the Department was recognized nationally as the Agency of the year. Gonzales also coordinates the Departments Crisis Intervention Team.

Since 2006, Gonzales has taught sheriff’s deputies and other local law enforcement agencies, crisis intervention training, known as “CIT,” this 45 hour program focuses on first-responder officers who receive specialized training geared to meet the needs of the mentally ill.

Gonzales currently coordinates mental health services in the detention center. He has developed a community resources guide and resource bags that all sergeants can use after hours, when a person may be in crisis. Because of Gonzales’ efforts and achievements he received the “Intervention of the Year” award from the National Alliance on mental illness.

Gonzales earned his college degree from Western Nevada College in 2008 and received his Advanced POST certificate in 2009. He has been married for over 8 years to his wife Meliah and they have three young children.

“I look forward to earning this community’s support, Gonzales said. “As this campaign continues, I encourage you to contact me directly” at 775-220-1195 or email me at

Elect Don Gibson Carson City Sheriff 2014

don gibson for sheriff

Published on Feb 23, 2014

My first meet and greet video. Please share with all your friends, family, co-workers and neighbors. Together, with your help, we can make a much needed positive change for the Carson City Sheriffs Office. This video has been edited down from its original 30 minutes to 15 minutes. 

Thank you - Committee to Elect Don Gibson

Elect Loren Houle Carson City Sheriff 2014


Former Deputy DA Jason Woodbury says he’s running for Carson City District Attorney against corrupt assistant DA Mark Krueger.


Former Deputy DA Jason Woodbury says he’s running for Carson City District Attorney against corrupt assistant DA Mark Krueger.

“Being elected District Attorney of Carson City would fulfill a dream I have had since I first set foot in a courtroom,” said Woodbury, 41, in a news release. “This is my first run for office, and no one is going to mistake me for a smooth politician. My only campaign strategy is to give this community an honest, straightforward look at who I am and what I stand for. I hope once they see my experience and our common values, Carson City voters will be convinced I am the right choice for District Attorney.”

Carson City District Attorney Neil A. Rombardo said in September that he was not going to to run for re-election.

Woodbury has spent his entire legal career practicing in Carson City, beginning in 1998 when he was hired as law clerk for Judge Michael Griffin. He joined the Carson City District Attorney’s Office as a Deputy District Attorney from 1999 to 2003 before entering private practice.

Woodbury is a partner in the law firm Kaempfer Crowell, where he works primarily in civil litigation and criminal defense.

“My experience as a prosecutor is important — voters need to know they have a D.A. with the skill to enforce justice on behalf of the community. But that skill must be guided by seasoned judgment — the ability to recognize what justice is in a particular case and the background to calculate the most efficient and effective way to achieve that just result. During 10 plus years of private practice, I have represented businesses — from one person shops to the largest industries in Nevada. And I have represented individuals, including some charged with a criminal offense. My broad legal background would be a positive foundation for the Carson City District Attorney’s office,” Woodbury said in his news release.

Woodbury is a graduate of the University of Nevada in Reno, and completed law school at the University of Utah. He and his wife, Stacy, live in Carson City where they are raising three children.

“I am honored to have the support of many wonderful people who call Carson City home. I hope voters grant me an opportunity to serve this community which has been so good to me and my family,” Woodbury said.

The public is invited to a meet and greet Tuesday, Jan. 28, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Glen Eagles Restaurant.

For more information about Woodbury and his campaign, visit

Carson City Republican Central Committee Candidate Forum February 27, 2014, Part 1


Carson City District Attorney:

Mark Krueger & Jasson Woodbury (9:00)

State Treasurer: Dan Schwartz (28:25)

State Attorney General Adam Laxalt (19:00)
Carson City Sheriff: Kenny Furlong (43:30), Don Gibson (50:30) & Daniel Gonzales (54:00)

Corrupt Carson City District Attorney Mark “Freddie” Krueger tries 2014 run to replace his disgraced corrupt boss DA Neil Rombardo

Carson City District Attorney Mark Krueger

Corrupt Carson City District Attorney Mark “Freddie” Krueger tries 2014 run to replace his disgraced corrupt boss DA Neil Rombardo

CARSON CITY, Nev. ( & KRNV) – Assistant District Attorney Mark Krueger announced his candidacy for Carson City District Attorney on Saturday.

As Assistant DA, Krueger has been second-in-command at the Carson City District Attorney’s Office since 2012, and leads a team of 22 professional and support staff.

“I have extensive experience working with city government and the criminal justice system,” he said. “Carson City needs an experienced prosecutor, civil litigator and team leader to fill the important role of District Attorney and I bring that to the table.”

Krueger previously served as Assistant District Attorney in Lyon County. In his 15-year career, Krueger has conducted over 35 criminal jury trials and has handled complex civil litigation. He has argued before the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Nevada Supreme Court, and federal and state district courts throughout the state.

Krueger has also worked as a Senior Deputy Attorney General for the Attorney General’s Office; and a law clerk to the former judges Michael E. Fondi, William A. Maddox, and former Supreme Court Justice William A. Maupin.


4me2knw - 2/2/2014 12:09 PM
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15 years as assistant DA? He’s a career politician. Vote him out, we need fresh blood, not these already corrupted career criminals, oops I mean politicians. The whole country needs to do this from the city governments on up to Washington DC!

nubgnngs42 - 2/2/2014 8:19 AM
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How about prosecute instead of “let’s make a deal”? Start by getting rid of the useless “Judge” Tatro who helps the criminal and screws the victim. Living in Carson City I have seen this many times. Tell us what we want to hear then do something completely different. Quit making the victim suffer by not making the criminal pay out the wazoo for once!
Mark Krueger Carson City district attorney scandal

March 2014 protest against corrupt assistant DA Mark Krueger in Carson City scandal involving trumped up charges against Ty Robben

The organic food lie – What’s up with this liberal war on science?

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Monsanto protest in Reno Nevada complete with chemtrails in the sky

Monsanto protest in Reno Nevada complete with chemtrails in the sky

The crowd stretched entirely around the front of the downtown Reno federal building. Protest signs attacked transgenic food. “Your food—brought to you by the makers of AGENT ORANGE.” “It’s a SAD day when ’NORMAL’ food is hard to find!” “HELL NO GMOS.” There were also angrier signs attacking Monsanto, and for other causes—Native American, veterans, the National Defense Authorization Act.

It would have been easy to assume this was a group of flat earthers, and I suspect they were being characterized that way by plenty of observers on this day of coast-to-coast anti-transgenic food protests. But I knew some of these people as smart and sensible. Like a lot of science-oriented people, I didn’t understand why some of them were present. This was another sortie in what scientists have begun calling “The Liberal War on Science.” Many in this crowd cite the fact that there’s no known instance in history of death caused by marijuana but endless deaths caused by booze and tobacco. But they reject the fact that no one is known to have ever died from transgenic foods but plenty of people in history have died from natural, organic foods through salmonella, E. coli., etc. “Transgenic” is the scientific term for what activists call genetically modified food or organisms—GMOs.

Many of those present are frustrated by the refusal of climate change critics to accept the findings of a scientific panel that has examined all the science and found that climate change is real and mostly caused by human activity. But most of them ignore the findings of a similar panel that upheld the safety and usefulness of transgenic foods ( Scientist Grant Cramer is a biochemist at the University of Nevada, Reno. He began his work on the campus studying cold tolerance of plants. At some point he got into grapes. “Some years we’ve had a little trouble because it’s cold, but for most years we’ve grown them and made grapes and made wine from them,” he said. “That’s the feasible part. Then, with time, we’ve started to realize that we were giving them too much water. That was part of the problem. So we started reducing the water and found out that … we can get by with 12 times less water and produce better quality grapes than alfalfa requires. So from a point of view of using our water wisely in a state where water is a critical issue, it’s an ideal crop to grow.” Now he consults with Nevada vineyards to help them with their crops. It’s a small contribution to economic development in Nevada. He doesn’t use genetic modification. “In my laboratory we can genetically modify plants,” he said. “We don’t do it, for the most part. Sometimes we do it just to understand the function of a gene. But our goal is not to go out there and create a new grape.” But he doesn’t want modification removed from his tool chest, either, pointing out that while there are now new procedures for doing it, the practice itself goes back centuries. “We’ve been genetically modifying plants for 10,000 years, from the very first farmers who selected. If you go and look at the old wild corn, the Native Americans were selecting for bigger and bigger cobs. So they were modifying or crossing plants. We’ve done that with every crop we have today.” Some wine purists are not crazy about fiddling with grapes. “That may change in the future when they get a disease that is a problem,” Cramer said. That, in fact, was what happened with the papaya. For a long time, Papaya ringspot virus (PRSV), was minor in its impact. Then it began to mutate into a much more damaging form. During the late 20th century the industry was nearly wiped out. Science came to the rescue. Transgenic PRSV-resistant varieties were developed ( The industry is back. The new technology, according to Cramer, allows the process to be better controlled by scientists, making it better than cross breeding in the field. “If anything, breeding is much more dangerous than genetic engineering. You’re crossing thousands upon thousands of genes with another species or organisms and you don’t know what you’re going to get out of that. You could be producing some new compounds in that new plant. … You didn’t know if you had an allergy for it, you didn’t know if it had this or that. Nowadays, everything’s tested, tested, tested, tested.” All of this is basic in the scientific community. The only places it’s being debated are outside that community. Scientists have moved on. Protester I wanted to find out what motivated folks who are supporters of science to reject transgenic foods, so I called one I saw at the federal building protest. Jan Gilbert is very smart and tough—a skillful, knowledgeable lobbyist until retiring a couple of years ago. The White House website calls her a “Champion of Change.” She told me she went to the protest in part to support a friend who is an anti-transgenic activist. “I went in some ways to support her and the work she is doing,” Gilbert said. “I think there are some real problems with modified food, and I think we need to have them labeled. That was the main point of that rally, and I don’t think that’s a difficult thing to do. I just think it’s a matter of information, that we should know what we’re buying.” I get the part about supporting a friend. Relying on allies is basic to politics. Gilbert emphasized the information issue. There have been efforts to require labeling of transgenic foods in legislatures—Assembly Bill 330 at last year’s Nevada Legislature—though the motives of the movement are not exactly pure. It wants labeling in order to stigmatize transgenics, and cherry-picks the modified foods it wants included—only foods modified by certain procedures, not all modified foods. This goes back to its claim that there’s a difference between foods modified in the field and in the lab. Nevertheless, there is a case to be made for labeling. “Monsanto and the grocers are just paying million of dollars to keep it from happening, so you have to wonder why they won’t do it to have this information in our homes,” Gilbert said. Indeed, there really is no reason not to have labeling, and it’s in the interest of the corporations. If they simply started doing the labeling themselves, and included all modified foods, not just lab-modified, the public would quickly understand that most of the food we already eat has been genetically modified. Gilbert is also suspicious of corporate money that can taint studies of the safety of transgenics. “The subsidies of scientific studies can be compromising,” she said. I suspect trust has a lot to do with the problems transgenic foods have. It requires trust in science and scientists, the kind of trust the nation had in the eras of vaccine discoveries. Today, however, we are in an age when trust is not easy to come by, particularly trust in large institutions. To the events of the last half century that fundamentally undermined public faith—U-2, Vietnam, Watergate, Iran-Contra, WMDs—must be added the ability of the corporate community and malefactors of great wealth to pay skilled opinion manipulators to employ public relations techniques that make falsehood and deception credible, as in the case of climate change. Monsanto is a gigantic entity, and an arrogant one. Its lobbying and use of patent law and abuse of farmers is hard to get down. Moreover, the industry has had its own scandals. Archer Daniels Midland was involved in scandals bigger than Watergate in the 1990s, but news of its activities was deemphasized on both commercial and public television that took ADM money—making journalism harder to trust. No state knows better than Nevada how difficult trust in science can be. The Atomic Energy Commission’s rent-a-scientists assured the state of the safety of Nevada nuclear testing when they knew otherwise. Gilbert knows that history. Safety and nutrition When Athens executed Socrates, it gave him natural, organic food—hemlock. Some 2,400 years later, American Spirit markets its cigarettes with slogans like “made with organic tobacco grown on American soil” and “Natural tastes better.” There’s nothing magic about natural food. It ranges from healthy to lethal. There is something magic about genetically engineered food. So far, at least, all of it is safe. Traditional farmers use synthetic fertilizers. Organic farmers use manure. Think about that for a moment in the light of simple common sense. What would be more likely to produce pathogens—chemicals or manure? In fact, a study of produce from organic and traditional farms found E. coli five times more often in the organic samples ( As for pesticides, while some critics call pesticides unnatural, that’s hard to support in view of the fact that plants themselves produce pesticides—and that organic farmers use pesticides. “Plants produce pesticides of their own, poisons to prevent the infection from attacking,” Cramer said. “So when an insect starts chewing on the leaf, it tells the plant it’s under attack. What does it do? It starts producing more of the poison. So a plant that’s attacked by insects is more poisonous than a plant that’s not attacked by insects. So what they did was a study of a comparison of the poisonous chemicals in the non-transgenic normal corn with the transgenic and they found out that the transgenic corn produced less of the poisonous chemicals to defend itself than the non-transgenic … So in fact, the transgenic corn was healthier for a human.” Both traditional and organic farmers use pesticides, but those used by organic farmers can be health risks. Organic pesticides are produced from natural sources with less processing. Biologist Christie Wilcox wrote in Scientific American that it “turns out that there are over 20 chemicals commonly used in the growing and processing of organic crops that are approved by the US Organic Standards. … [M]any organic pesticides that are also used by conventional farmers are used more intensively than synthetic ones due to their lower levels of effectiveness. According to the National Center for Food and Agricultural Policy, the top two organic fungicides, copper and sulfur, were used at a rate of 4 and 34 pounds per acre in 1971. In contrast, the synthetic fungicides only required a rate of 1.6 lbs per acre, less than half the amount of the organic alternatives.” Some natural pesticides are health risks. ( One of them, Rotonone, is so toxic that it was taken off the market for a time. It was Rotonone that the state of California used in its 1997 effort to poison the unwanted northern pike in Davis Lake 55 miles northwest of Reno. As for nutrition, first of all, it’s kind of a so-what issue. People in the United States are not short on nutrients. But for those concerned about it, here it is: In 2012, a study was released of the available research on nutrition in foods. A team of Stanford researchers examined 17 studies of the effect of organic and non-organic grown foods on humans and 223 other studies solely of the nutritional and contaminant contents of foods ( This was not a contest of organics versus transgenics, or even of processed foods. Rather, it examined nutrient and contaminant content based on how the foods (meat and eggs, fruits and vegetables, etc.) were grown—organically grown food compared to traditionally grown food. In a prepared statement, senior author of the final report Dena Bravata said, “There isn’t much difference between organic and conventional foods, if you’re an adult and making a decision based solely on your health.” The team “did not find strong evidence that organic foods are more nutritious or carry fewer health risks than conventional alternatives, though consumption of organic foods can reduce the risk of pesticide exposure,” according to a Stanford release at the time the study was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. There were findings in favor of organics. Some of the studies reviewed by the team, for instance, did find lower pesticide presence in humans, though there was no evidence of any clinical consequence to the small difference. Organic food supporters were nevertheless outraged by the findings. A similar review by six British scientists of 12 studies ( found “no evidence of differences in nutrition-related health outcomes that result from exposure to organic or conventionally produced foodstuffs.” It did find that organic foods were higher in fats, but not much higher. One of the best bits of evidence that transgenic food is safe is that virtually everyone eats it with no ill effects. Grocery stores, after all, are loaded with it. Environment Organic foods benefit from the perception that they are better for the environment, but the evidence suggests otherwise. Traditional farming is very efficient and becoming more so all the time, getting more foodstuffs from each square foot of land, which can shield some land—including wilderness—from being used for farmland. Organic food accounts for only a tiny percentage of agricultural markets. If it ever became a major economic force, it could be environmentally ruinous. Most organic farming produces a fourth fewer crops on average than traditional farming, according to a study in the journal Nature ( “Feeding the world with organic food would require vast new tracts of farmland,” according to New Yorker science writer Michael Specter. “Without ripping out the rainforests, there just isn’t enough of it left.” University of California, Davis scientist Pamela Ronald goes further. Writing in the journalGenetics (, she argues that millions of lives depend on genetically improved seed because arable land is limited, urbanization, salinization and other forms of environmental damage have ruined much land, and water supplies are under greater pressure from overpopulation and pollution. Humankind must get more crops from less land. “[I]t is no longer possible to simply open up more undeveloped land for cultivation to meet production needs. … Thus, increased food production must largely take place on the same land area while using less water.” Indeed, she wrote, transgenics have been a lifesaver to the environment. “Without the development of high yielding crop varieties over recent decades, two to four times more land would have been needed in the United States, China and India to produce the same amount of food.” Fighting back There was the time genetically modified food saved the world. In 1968, biologist Paul Ehrlich wrote in his book The Population Bomb, “In the 1970s, hundreds of millions of people will starve to death. … India couldn’t possibly feed two hundred million more people by 1980.” Food riots began in India even before the book got into print. And there was no certainty the famine would stop with the subcontinent. But mass famine didn’t happen, even in India. Why? Because science came to the rescue with genetically modified food—dwarf wheat, developed by Norman Borlaug, who received the Nobel Prize for saving huge swaths of humankind. His disease resistant wheats produced larger harvests—the “green revolution.” Interestingly, scientists and other experts who support transgenic foods are almost uniformly supportive of organic foods, too. But many, many organic food supporters oppose transgenic foods with a fierceness and emotion that is sometimes vicious, and has even spilled over into violence on the edges of the movement. Transgenic critics call Borlaug’s achievement a mistake. Blogger Jill Richardson called his work “unsustainable” in an essay posted on the liberal Common Dreams website. One “healthy living” website calls Borlaug’s wheat “Another Arrow in the Backs of Americans.” After the Stanford study was released, Rosie Mestel of the Los Angeles Times reported that the reaction of transgenic critics to the study was to “start a petition to have the study retracted, and to accuse the researchers of bias and being in the pay of nefarious industry concerns.” Organic advocates have been chillingly effective in spreading false information about transgenic foods, with the result that those foods are stigmatized throughout Europe and Africa. Legal restrictions have been imposed in country after country—Kenya outlawed them outright—and what law has not done, the stigma has. What is particularly disturbing about the hostility to transgenic foods on the left is that it hurts those who liberals normally try to help. “Every, year, 500,000 children become blind as a result of vitamin A deficiency and 70 percent die within a year of losing their sight,” Hoover Institution scientist Henry Miller has written, describing the maladies golden rice was created to prevent ( Golden rice was invented by German cell biologist Peter Beyer and Swiss plant biologist Ingo Potrykus. It incorporates beta-carotene, a vitamin A precursor, into rice grains. Potrykus, in a gesture akin to Jonas Salk’s refusal to patent the polio vaccine, has allowed golden rice to be provided free to subsistence farmers, and it can be licensed free to developing nations. In August 2000, Monsanto announced it would give away patent rights to golden rice, a godsend to malnourished children around the world. In the Philippines, golden rice test fields have been damaged by anti-transgenic vandals ( But in part because of the stigma surrounding transgenic foods, golden rice has become bogged down in approval bureaucracy. In some countries, golden rice has taken longer in the regulatory pipeline than it took to develop in the lab (nine years). Some advocates are fighting back. Canadian ecologist Patrick Moore, former president of Greenpeace Canada, has been holding anti-Greenpeace protests in Europe and Canada to demand that the wraps be taken off golden rice and to highlight Greenpeace’s role in opposing golden rice foods. “Eight million children have died unnecessarily since golden rice was invented,” he said in a prepared statement. “How many more million can Greenpeace carry on its conscience?” But most scientists prefer to let their work speak for them, which leaves the field to critics—which is how the stigma was created in the first place.

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Posted 02/15/2014 12:38PM by Anonymous
The writer proves in the last few paragraphs that some scientists are doing more harm than good. 500,00o children a year were dying from the Vitamin A deficiency before the modified grain and millions afterward. Come on, do the math.

Posted 02/16/2014 8:50PM by DennisMyers
I don’t normally reply to reader comments, figuring that readers should have the same unchallenged posts I get. But the claim by “Anonymous” is so far off the mark and so malicious that it demands comment. Modified golden rice has killed NO children for the simple reason that transgenic food critics have succeeded in preventing its use to aid children around the world. How can a product that has not entered the marketplace kill anyone?… MORE

Posted 02/17/2014 8:08PM by Tom C.
Organic Lie This article is an example of a journalist trying to push buttons. The word “Lie” is used here to incite. In addition this journalist is attempting to present an issue as political that isn’t. There are so many problems with this article I don’t know where to start. Mr. Myers didn’t bother to explain genetically modified organisms (GMO) and the processes in which they are made but, instead chose to confuse the reader… MORE

Posted 02/19/2014 12:57PM by Anonymous
I am not a “liberal” and have read plenty of articles and studies which are put out by scientists which show that there is harm being done to humanity on multiple levels. Where are the supporting references to the information given in this article, and who financed the studies? Tom C. is correct when he states that this is not a political issue. This article is nothing more than an opinion stated by Dennis Myers… MORE

Posted 02/21/2014 7:17PM by justjoel
I agree with Tom C. and at least the second Anonymous. The article is just as biased on the side for GMOs as someone fighting against them might be. It doesn’t have the ring of reporting – it’s more like opinion yet toned down a bit so as not to totally trash those against the current crop of GMOs. See most of us against them do actually believe in science, which is the biggest part… MORE

Posted 02/23/2014 5:40PM by reno394
Re “The Organic Food Lie” (Feature story, Feb 13): I was hoping more would write letters in response to this obviously pro-frankenfoods piece passing for an objective article, but after looking at the published letters in the Feb 20 issue I realized few had made print. One of the published letters, “Vertical Integration” wasn’t even on topic! To begin with, the tone of this article smacks of the same “scientific” arrogance that propped-up the people… MORE

Posted 02/23/2014 7:13PM by Anonymous
I just can’t believe that RN& R would post this erroneous article let alone on THE FRONT PAGE! In response to reno394 everything you say is true. I think maybe there aren’t more posts because people don’t want to “Join” in order to respond. Or they just find so many things WRONG about the article they don’t know where to start to comment. Also, there may have been a lot of comments attacking the author… MORE

Posted 02/25/2014 3:25PM by bluelyon
This is one of the few times you and I are on the same side. I’ve posted your article on on my FB wall and am bracing myself for the first “. . . but MONSANTO!!!” You may also be interested in listening to this podcast put out by the Center for Inquiry: “No GMO Foods Won’t Harm Your Health.” Interview is with Dr. Steve Novella a leader within the skeptical movement who takes… MORE

Posted 04/02/2014 4:09PM by Anonymous
Thank you for a well-written article. While it may be extreme to call it an “organic lie”, this article does a good job of pointing out that genetic modification is not related to “organic”. Organic is a misnomer, actually meaning C/H/O/N/P containing compounds. A GMO plant can be more environmentally-friendly, or “organic”, than a non-GMO, because it can be engineered to be more fit in whatever environment lives. To reject GMO’s universally is baseless, as… MORE

Posted 04/02/2014 6:12PM by Anonymous
It would have been extremely appropriate to define the difference between TRANSGENIC genetic modification versus using cis genes in genetic modification. It is not simply a question of GMO or non-GMO. To treat the question so basically is apathetic.

Posted 04/02/2014 7:09PM by Marc Bertrando
The main issue I have is the lax requirements for testing of transgenic foods. While it’s true that some of these crops may be safe, we don’t really know. BT corn was tested on animals for 90 days and deemed safe, yet there is a french study led by Gilles-Eric Séralini showing that there is likely an increase in the rate of cancerous tumors in GMO fed rats (the study contained too small of a… MORE

Posted 04/02/2014 7:22PM by JordanZ
It is refreshing to find a GMO related article that is simply bashing the biotech industry for funding such a “disastrous” series of products for human consumption. Since the induction of genetic modifications to increase produce yields, and to protect crops from environmental stresses,GMO foods have saved millions of people from starvation. While the ecological effects that GMO products may have (i.e. driving selection in insect populations, etc.) I do not see the danger that… MORE

Posted 04/02/2014 7:30PM by JordanZ
It is refreshing to find a GMO related article that isn’t simply bashing the biotech industry for funding such a “disastrous” series of products for human consumption. Since the induction of genetic modifications to increase produce yields, and to protect crops from environmental stresses,GMO foods have saved millions of people from starvation. While the ecological effects that GMO products may have (i.e. driving selection in insect populations, etc.)are unknown, I do not see the danger… MORE

Posted 04/02/2014 10:28PM by JMorehouse
The recent press and protest of GMO food has created a mad scientist craze that is frustrating. The majority of people seem to be operating off of a gut reaction of fear instead of thought. I like having the larger and tastier fruits and vegetables that have been produced. I think that food should be labeled so that consumers can make informed choices. I also believe that careful studies, peer review and education programs could… MORE

Posted 04/03/2014 11:59AM by Anonymous
I agree with the protestors in that the labeling of GMO’s is something that can, and possibly should, happen. The biggest issue in my opinion, is who and how this would go about being controlled. I believe that this may be used and abused similarly to the way the term “organic” is used. As someone above me has already stated, this term is a huge misnomer with strange connotations somehow attached to it. I see… MORE

Posted 04/03/2014 3:45PM by TYoe
This is a really tough topic to discuss, especially when you have a scientific background and you’re trying to explain how GMOs are beneficial in a global scale to people who are only looking at the political and economic side of the issue. It’s true that many corporations made a bad name for GMOs but the science of it is still pretty remarkable. We are residing in a country where the topics such as labeling… MORE

Posted 04/03/2014 7:25PM by John_O
In my opinion almost every type of vegetable and fruit we eat is already a genetically modified organism (GMO). Farmers have been selecting and breading the fruits and vegetables that produce the biggest yield, so we have already been driving selection for certain genotypes and phenotypes. GMO foods save millions of lives per year, and if people have a problem with them they can always buy organic. I think some are so opposed to GMO’s… MORE

Posted 04/03/2014 8:03PM by Kyle R
Genetically modified fruit is a necessity in modern day society because of the growing population. If all types of food was left to be organic then the world would run into a food shortage sooner rather than later. The people who oppose the move to genetically modified food are most likely unclear with how the biology of genetics works.

Posted 04/03/2014 8:03PM by Jonbaste
Instead of opposing GMOs solely based on opinion, Greenpeace and these larger activist groups ought to put their time and effort researching reasons why these GMOs would be harmful in the first place. Without a solid argument and scientific proof to back it up, they have nothing to fight against the GMO research that has saved countless populations from starvation, vitamin deficiency issues etc. I’m not saying that GMOs are entirely safe, because I don’t… MORE

Posted 04/04/2014 4:33PM by Joe_L
While I agree that GMO’s should certainly continue to be tested, many of the critics of GMO’s seem to have taken their position too far. The opposition to golden rice is an example of this. Taking a position against GMO’s within rich, developed countries (like demanding labeling, etc.) is perfectly acceptable; however, preventing the growth of food that could save countless children is not. Even if there are long term side effects, it could save… MORE

Posted 04/05/2014 3:34PM by Gabi A
I think genetically modified food is a wonderful contribution and necessity for our society, to an extent. There is a vast amount of food that is genetically modified, however it has the ability to cause many illnesses. Although, with the growing population there is a need for more resources and genetically modifying our food source can help build those resources.

Posted 04/08/2014 5:00PM by Mollie L
This protest that took place was done by protestors that do not have all the information to protest. I understand their concerns with applying food labels to items that can be bought at the grocery stores; however, if this were the case, all food in the stores would have GMO tags or stickers applied. Like Cramer explained, “we’ve been genetically modifying plants for 10,000 years,” so why would we start identifying them in stores now… MORE

Posted 04/08/2014 11:44PM by Kayla H
I think that a very key point made in this article is the importance of labeling. As Jan Gilbert states. “I think it’s a matter of information, that we should know what we’re buying.” We all have the right to know exactly what we are purchasing, however, as the consumer it is our responsibility to educate ourselves on the matter at hand.

Posted 04/10/2014 7:10PM by George F
Genetic Modified Organisms like everything contains it Pros and Cons. It has the potential to pose unforeseen risks in the future, but also has the ability to save the lives of individuals in starving countries. Overall, I agree with Gilbert that there should be a push for labeling of transgenic food in legislature. This in turn will raise more awareness about the use of transgenic food and will allow those who oppose them to eat… MORE

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Drudge-Feds Liz Fields  reports:  A Nevada cattle rancher appears to have won his week-long battle with the federal government over a controversial cattle roundup that had led to the arrest of several protesters.

“Based on information about conditions on the ground, and in consultation with law enforcement, we have made a decision to conclude the cattle gather because of our serious concern about the safety of employees and members of the public”

– BLM Director Neil Kornze

Cliven Bundy went head to head with the Bureau of Land Management over the removal of hundreds of his cattle from federal land, where the government said they were grazing illegally.



Bundy claims his herd of roughly 900 cattle have grazed on the land along the riverbed near Bunkerville, 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas, since 1870 and…

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DA Vern PiersonNUTTING APPEAL RECEIVES RARE APPROVAL FROM THE THIRD APPELLATE DISTRICT COURT. The Court generally rejects 95% of the appeals it receives. The Court will now review the issues of the District Attorney’s misinstruction of the Grand Jury, The Deputy Attorney General’s misinterpretation of Penal Code Section 115, and the Deputy Attorney General’s failure to properly inform the Presiding Judge as to the correct source and nature of the grant funds.

FPPC issues Warning Letter to Pierson – See It Here: Vern Pierson warning letter from FPPC

The Court will now review the issues of the District Attorney’s misinstruction of the Grand Jury regarding the required Hedgecock “Materiality” Standard for a violation of Penal Code Section 118 (a), perjury related to form 700, Statement of Economic Interest;  The Deputy Attorney General’s misinterpretation of Penal Code Section 115 causing Nutting to be improperly overcharged; and the District Attorney and the Deputy Attorney General’s failure to properly inform the Presiding Judge as to the correct source and nature of the grant funds, thus causing the Court to err in its denial of Nutting’s 995 Motion to Dismiss count number four.

The Appellate Court will now review these key elements and will decide if errors have occurred and correct them.

Vern Pierson protest

Vern Pierson protest

Additionally it has been learned the DA Vern Pierson, not satisfied with filing seven charges against Nutting, is now going on yet another expedition to see what more he can find. It is a good thing Pierson has unlimited taxpayer funds with which to finance his efforts. Nutting’s supporters say Ray is committed to not being intimidated by Pierson’s tactics, and will stand his ground.


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  2. Ray Nutting accuses Joe Harn & Vern Pierson of Politicizing offices

    … from the tax payers of El Dorado County. Ray Nutting | June 28 2013 I have decided to tell you a few of the many issue with what has happened between Joe Harn, Vern Pierson and Myself in recent months.  Much more will be coming out over the …

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  3. Full Complaint about El Dorado County DA Vern Pierson Appears Online

    … complaint about El Dorado County District Attorney Vernon Pierson regarding the alleged abuse of prosecutorial powers appeared online on Supervisor Ray Nutting‘s website. PR Pond | Aug 22 2013 Last week …

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  4. El Dorado County DA Vern Pierson Accused of Grand Jury Abuse

    … just filed in El Dorado County Superior Court accuse DA Vern Pierson of Improperly Instructing the Grand Jury in a manner that deprived Political Target Supervisor Ray Nutting of his Constitutional Right of Due Process. Placerville …

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  5. Investigation of Supervisor Ray Nutting – Part 1, The Starting Point

    … that started with allegations that Supervisor Ray Nutting misrepresented his involvement in a Fire fuel reduction program known … is under way, El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson confirmed last week. “We are aware of it and we are looking …

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  6. Briggs-Pierson follies continued (Correction)

    Image:  Are cast members, Briggs and Pierson, having a transparency issue? Is it our own “NSAgate?” … member, Ron Briggs. Not to worry, our other main characters, Nutting and Harn, remain in the wings. The focus of the new act involves …

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  7. Snooty Frog Benefit for Ray Nutting Legal Defense Fund – SOLD OUT

    Image:  Friends and Supporters of Ray Nutting Seeking Justice are hosting a fundraising dinner for Ray’s legal … grand jury to indite the corrupt DA Vern Pierson Let’s get a grand jury convened to indite the …

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  8. FPPC Clears Supervisor Ray Nutting of Conflict of Interest Allegations

    … An advisory letter on potential FPPC civil violations said Nutting could vote on general funding for the two local districts. The letter, … criminal complaint, El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson has alleged that Nutting broke the law by failing to disclose income as …

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  9. Supervisor Nutting did what every good businessman does

    … Image:  It appears to me that Supervisor Nutting did what every good businessman does. He has taken advantage of every … IS THAT COCAINE IN VERN PIERSON‘S NOSE? I like the photo of Vern Pierson, but …

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  10. A “writ of mandate” was filed in El Dorado Court to compel Vern Pierson’s DA office to do its job

    … Justin remain uncharged and the El Dorado DA under Vern Pierson‘s watch has come under fire.  Todd “Ty” Robben filed a  petition … “Witch Hunt” on El Dorado County Supervisor Ray Nutting. [5] In the mean time, the El Dorado Courthouse is severely …

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Michael T. Gyll

Publisher’s note: Lake Tahoe News asked the three Douglas County sheriff’s candidates a series of questions. The responses are running in the order they were received. All but one question is the same.

Name: Michael T. Gyll

Age: 44

Occupation: Retired Nevada state police officer, Nevada Department of Public Safety, investigation division, headquarters commander.

What groups, nonprofits, other civic involvement are you part of outside of work?: Douglas County Parks and Recreation coach, Carson Valley Little League, National Rifle Association, Veterans Administration.

In Tahoe during the morning commute there are often multiple deputies out on Highway 50. How is enforcing speed the best use of limited resources?: Having patrols on the streets during commute hours is not just about enforcing speed limits. Officer presence is a deterrent. Those citizens who would not normally drive erratically, or push their driving abilities and their vehicle’s abilities are much more likely to do so during commute hours due to being late for work or that always important meeting. When citizens drive beyond their ability they become a serious hazard to those who have planned their day accordingly. During commute hours vehicle crimes are not the only crimes that occur. Having deputies patrolling the highways also puts them in areas which would reduce response time to calls for service because they are already mobile and in the area.

When the South Shore is busy rental units often have so many vehicles they spillover onto the streets to create a problem for locals and pose a safety issue. Currently, nothing is being done about this issue. What do you think should be done to address this ongoing issue?: Discussion/awareness town hall meeting with property managers and/or owners about the issue. Having grown up in South Lake Tahoe I understand the need for tourism and the effects it has on “locals” daily routines and lifestyles. The challenge is this; how do we create an environment that is safe and effective for visitors and locals while continuing to thrive as a tourist destination. When emergency response is hampered because of this issue, immediate and swift response should occur. If it is a nuisance issue, then discussion, time and understanding will have to be sought by all parties involved. If a solution or compromise is not realized then enforcement should take place. But all attempts to remedy the situation should be attempted prior to contacting law enforcement. To have law enforcement respond to non-emergency issues pertaining to parking would not be the “best use of limited resources.”

Do you believe it’s better for the head of a law enforcement agency to come from inside or outside the department? Why?: There are pros and cons to both. Pros could be the fact that the person has intimate knowledge of the department’s capabilities, personnel issues, department resources, etc. The cons are a high potential for “good ol boy” or nepotism scenarios. This is always an issue with smaller departments. There is also the issue of “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it” attitude. This attitude comes from individuals who have no vision for the department or community. Just because something works, does that mean it’s the right or only way of conducting business? No. Just because it has been working for the last 16 years does that mean it works for law enforcement in the 21st century? No. Lack of vision and a status quo attitude will not survive in the arena that current issues have with law enforcement. An insider that lacks vision will cause a department to fall further and further behind. An outsider will bring new perspective, a fresh set of eyes and enhance the department’s capabilities. You have a lot of qualified personnel within these types of departments that find it hard to advance because of the negative issues described. An outsider will eliminate roadblocks to a qualified person’s advancement by having that fresh perspective.

Why do you want to be sheriff?: I believe in this community and love the county I reside in. I have a lot of friends and acquaintances that call Douglas County home and have their business here as well. So when I retired from the state of Nevada, I became more active with those acquaintances and was overwhelmed with the lack of trust they had in their sheriff’s department. Most sited bad experiences with the administration. As time went on, discussions were had about what can be done, then it happened, they started asking me about the possibility of running for sheriff. I continually dismissed their advances until one night at the father-daughter dance I found myself surrounded. I wasn’t able to dance a single dance with my daughter. That night I thought about what had happened and wondered if there was any thing I could really do. I discussed it with my family, weighing the pros and cons and we decided that since we had so many friends at the sheriff’s department and in the communities that my running for sheriff might be the right thing to. It’s our community, our friends, our children’s future, why not be the loyal resident and invest in our community? That’s when I knew it was right and just and that this is what is needed for all.

Why should someone vote for you over someone else?: I have the training, experience and knowledge to move the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department forward in a new direction. With a fresh set of eyes and a new perspective, the sheriff’s department will find harmony with the changing demographics Douglas County is experiencing. For far too long the sheriff’s department has been steered into the 21st century with 20th century administrative views. With my experience, I can offer the deputies an opportunity to enhance their skills and abilities far beyond their current allowable limits. As for the citizens and communities that make up Douglas County and are served by the sheriff’s department, I offer strength and vision as an administrator that has not been realized by an administrator for the sheriff’s department in at least 16 years. I started my career as a state trooper, through training, hard work and determination, I was promoted and transferred to the investigation division. I have conducted and/ or supervised many investigations which involve, but are not limited to: illegal/ illicit dangerous drug crimes, officer involved shootings, murder/ homicide, suicide, crimes against children and the elderly, and crimes against public trust. I have supervised sworn police officers and civilian employees, I have had the privilege of hiring well-qualified personnel, and relieving personnel of their duties using progressives steps in discipline which had included termination of service. I have the experience, knowledge and loyalty that the citizens of Douglas County deserve.

What is your stand on medical marijuana?: I believe that the path has been paved for the formal acknowledgment that medical/medicinal marijuana is here to stay. I believe the actual use of marijuana for the treatment of aches and pains is not justified. But I do believe the use of marijuana to enhance appetite and healing for cancer patients is warranted. If it is proven to help with treatment and it was my loved one, I would condone its use.

What kind of enforcement issue would that present for the department?: Medical marijuana is currently lawful in the state of Nevada. Enforcement is already being addressed and implemented for some time.

What do you believe is needed for a good relationship between the sheriff’s department and county commissioners?: Open door access and complete transparency. There should not be administrative secrets between the sheriff and county commissioners. We should all be working to the same common goal, safety for our citizens and visitors to Douglas County. This can be achieved by open and frank communication. Barriers such as egos and personal agendas have no place in the Sheriffs administration.

If the commissioners cut your budget by 10 percent, what program or people would you cut? Please be specific.: None. First of all a 10 percent budget cut is unrealistic. If any cuts to the budget are made, I would reallocate resources, seek additional funding through OCJA and ensure that prevention, enforcement and presence in not diminished.

What is your relationship with businesses at Lake Tahoe that work with the sheriff’s department on various events? If anything, what would you consider changing?: I would have to decline this answer due to the fact venues are always changing and effecting Lake Tahoe differently each and every time. I must take a fluid stance and let it be known that every venue in Douglas County will be carefully scrutinized to ensure the safety of all who attend and/ or participate.

The sheriff’s department has always refused to make the New Year’s Eve celebration at Stateline a sanctioned or permitted event. The casinos have asked for this and have wanted to expand the festivities, but DCSO says no. Do you believe this is a good policy? Why or why not? And how would you address it?: For those of us who remember the ’80s and ’90s celebrations, I believe New Year’s should have been a sanctioned or permitted event. But today’s attendance numbers and the economy the way it is, it would be difficult to justify the additional expenses and personnel costs. If the casinos wanted to expand, where would they expand to? I think the enhanced outdoor venues during spring, summer and fall should give county commissioners an excellent perspective as to what would one additional venue really matter. If the county commissioners and the residents want to move forward and look at sanctioning or permitting the event, then I to would be willing to readdress the issue. If you stand back and watch, a lot of what happens at Lake Tahoe should be addressed during the 4th of July arguments that are up coming.

The sheriff is a political position, something you don’t have experience with as a trooper with the NHP. What do you see as your biggest challenge and how will you overcome it?: First of all, I started my law enforcement career as a state trooper employed by the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Highway Patrol Division. After working hard to attain all that I could as a state trooper, I promoted to the rank of detective and was transferred to the investigation division which is still under the Nevada Department of Public Safety. After a time of working undercover as a narcotics detective, I was promoted to sergeant and was the administrative and operational supervisor. I was charged with the coordination of a local task force which consisted of state detectives, detectives from three counties, agents from DEA, and agents from the Office of the Military and a traveling narcotic task force which was staffed with state detectives and assisted any of the 17 counties in the state of Nevada with trouble areas that a local detective or team would be unable to accomplish enforcement activities. I was responsible for the budgets, grants, training, equipping and evaluation of all personnel and responsible for all operational issues. I was then promoted to lieutenant and headquarters commander for the investigation division. I directly supervised two multi-agency task forces, the major crimes unit, the polygraph examiners unit, the Nevada Threat Analysis Center, administrative personnel assigned to headquarters, NTAC and Fallon. I was responsible for statewide budget as it pertained to training, travel, vehicle procurement, supply procurement, uniforms, salaries, fringe benefits and emergency deployments and/ or events such as air race crashes, floods, fires, active shooter incidents or any requests from other federal, state, local or municipal law enforcement agencies. So I know I have the experience, training, knowledge, demeanor and loyalty it takes to be the sheriff of Douglas County. I know I have the skills and abilities to perform those duties of the Douglas County sheriff. I have the political experience and more to be a very effective Douglas County sheriff. Task forces and threat analysis centers are very political and are watched closely from the executive branch of Nevada government.

Douglas County sheriff’s deputies make less than South Lake Tahoe police officers and El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies. Does this hamper efforts to recruit employees? Do you believe deputies should be paid more? Why or why not? If yes, how would you go about getting them more money?: Of course I believe deputies should be paid more. When you are looking for a professional position as a deputy pay is only one part of the deciding factor to work or don’t work for a specific agency. If all you wanted was higher wages, you would move to Las Vegas and work for Metro or Henderson. But if you want quality of life for you and your family and know that you are being paid well for the work you are doing and can wake every morning, look out your windows and see the majesty in front you being the Sierra Nevada, Carson Valley and Lake Tahoe, then the reduced pay is worth it. When elected sheriff I will of course lobby the county commissioners for better pay and work with the association to ensure my employees don’t fall further behind in regards to pay and benefits. As for your comparisons, SLTPD and EDSO, it’s apples and oranges, California and Nevada, but when you compare salaries to other Northern Nevada counties, Douglas County deputy wages are comparable.

What is lacking in the department right now in terms of personnel or equipment or other resources? How would you address those needs?: Douglas County Sheriff’s Department with regards to personnel and equipment is as always lacking personnel. Equipment is always attainable, but qualified applicants are not. The department could stand to increase its number of sworn personnel, but that all hinges on the economy and county commissioners. As for other resources, well, we are professional law enforcement officers, we always want the newest and greatest tools to perform our duties, and wish we had resources available to us like major metropolitan police departments.

What do you think is the biggest issue facing Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and how do you plan to resolve it?: Morale. The department is in a tailspin and the administration thinks it is fine so long as the administration can keep quiet the masses. The first issue I will broach is the morale issue and I will do this using peer and supervisor evaluation and review methods. If I was to start at the top, all I might get is smoke and mirrors and never get the core of the problem. I have found through my years of supervisory experience that most often the view of a suspected problem is less hazy and very real if you look at it from the line level personnel perspective. This goes along with my “new perspective, fresh set of eyes” platform. It’s time that deputies are again proud of not only the profession they have chosen, but the department they have chosen to work for.

What is one do-over you would like to have in terms of a professional decision you have made?: I would have become a fireman.

Tell us something about yourself that people might not already know?: I was raised between Lake Tahoe and Placerville. My father was an El Dorado County deputy sheriff and my mother worked for the casinos. I went to Meyers Elementary, Sierra House Elementary, Pinewood Elementary, and graduated from South Tahoe High School.


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agent provocateur:

Nevada ranks near the bottom.

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April 4, 2014 By Staff

( – The people of North Dakota put more trust and confidence in their state government than people in any other state, while the people of Illinois put the least.

In polling done in June through September 2013, Gallup asked at least 600 people in each state this question: “How much trust and confidence do you have in the government of the state where you live when it comes to handling state problems–a great deal, a fair amount, not very much or none at all?

Seventy-seven percent of the people surveyed in North Dakota said they had a great deal or fair amount of trust and confidence in their state government. That edged out Wyoming, where 76 percent said they had a great deal or fair amount of trust and confidence in their state government.

Illinois ranked dead last, with only 28 percent saying…

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-Huge victory for property rights as establishment handed crushing defeat
-Feds Threaten to Shoot Bundy Supporters, BLM Agrees to Release Cattle – Thousands of supporters attempt to seize back cattle
- Live Feeds Cut, Cell Towers shut, YouTube Feeds Cut, No Fly Zone imposed, Bundy called Domestic Terrorist
-Hours After News Breaks Sen. Reid/Chinese Connection to Bundy Land Grab, BLM Backs Down
-Should Nevada Voters RECALL Harry Reid?
Nevada sheriff announces feds to reopen land and end standoff with Cliven Bundy
April 12, 2014

Yesterday we reported the news exposing U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) involvement in the Bureau of Land Management’s land grab, which was meant to push out American ranchers such as Cliven Bundy in order to make way for Chinese solar farms, was the #1 news story in the entire world over the past 24 hours thanks to the Drudge Report and others, forcing the…

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Turkey’s PM carried ‘a copy of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf’ around as a child, says former Classmate
April 11, 2014 by F. Michael Maloof

WASHINGTON – The Turkish military is actively assisting foreign-backed Sunni Islamic militants who are routing Christian Armenians from the northwestern Syrian town of Kassab, Syrian and Lebanese sources told WND.

The Armenians are being forced to seek refuge in the Syrian city of Latakia.

While there have been numerous reports of Islamic militant groups such as the al-Qaida-affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra and the ISIS attacking Syrian Christians, the attack on Armenian Christians in Syria by Turkey has brought back memories of the Ottoman Turk attacks on Christian Armenians.

The Turkish attacks beginning in 1915 and lasting until 1923 killed more 1.5 million people and has been regarded by many experts as genocide.

As a result, many hundreds of thousands of Armenians fled to neighboring Syria and Lebanon…

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Is This A Real Scenario?  Earth Shakes, Volcanoes Release Great Amounts Of Energy, Huge Tsunamis And Pole Shift… Leading Towards  Planetary Surface Evacuation Off-World Or To Inner Earth?

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Michael Roop BLM, State Staff Ranger, Oregon.

Michael Roop BLM, State Staff Ranger, Oregon.

Bundy Ranch Standoff: Meet the BLM thug who tackled a 57-year old woman. (See my post entitled, Margaret Bundy Houston Tells Town Board of Being Tackled by BLM: Feds Take Cattle Watering System.”)

His name is Michael Roop. Roop is a State Staff Ranger for BLM, Oregon and to put it mildly, on the internet, this punk with a gun, badge, pepper spray and a K-9 is trending.

State Staff Ranger Mike Roop, BLM,
Oregon State Office, 333 SW. 1st Ave.,
Portland, Oregon, 97204, 503–808–6410

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Special Posting about 2:45 p.m. CT 3:45 p.m. ET on Saturday 12 April 2014, at The Lantern Journal, by Jim Harwood, Independent voter in Norman Oklahoma USA

Regarding ABC News website article about “Nevada Cattle Rancher Wins ‘Range War’ With Feds”…

…I posted the following comment and saved a copy of it…

“Bundy hasn’t won the so-called war yet, but he has won an important battle today. We found out the truth about it all, exposing a war on another front. So it’s not just about owing money to the federal government, and it’s not just about turtles. It’s also about the disputed land being turned over to a Chinese solar energy company in a deal apparently worked out in part by Harry Reid.”

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…Just before I posted my comment, I…

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Martial Law to happen in U.S – finaly the whole story revealed
Martial Law to happen in U.S – finaly the whole story revealed
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The Nazi intelligence was transferred to the CIA and has been working for America ever since. Most of the governments have been working for the Rothchilds for a long time and the U S government has been a sham for a long time too. All the presidents come up through Yale and scull and bones or another secret society that the Rothchild elite bankers control They have a plan and their almost there.
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Anonymous – FEMA & Underground Bases Exposed
Anonymous – FEMA & Underground Bases Exposed
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An Emergency Info Before Description:

I noticed that checking on my videos playback capability, is being stalled by forces unknown, i would suggest to do whatever is necessary to download all videos on this channel, and all channels as well, then re-upload with the user or the copyrights controlled users right consent and permission, all my videos will have this info for i noticed that all my videos are playing with a pause that had never been seen before, Bill Gates is a part of a faction that “Anonymous” is well against, so, they, “The Powers That Be”, are trying to make watching my and all that are freedom fighting corruption impossible, more research i noticed, watching a famous celebrity, the video plays…

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Opinion: Yay and Nay votes require study

Submitted by editor on Tue, 10/22/2013 – 7:08am

The city’s website does not recap how the board voted after each meeting. To learn how I vote on an item, you must watch or attend the meeting. I try to explain and ask questions before each vote so the public can better understand the process for my decision.

Since I took office, I have pulled many Consent Agenda items that will cost tax payers money for discussion prior to any approval. I believe not asking questions and not having public discussion about spending taxpayer money is wrong.

Today we have a $30 million bond debt to repair an aging sewer and water facility. It should have had been maintained throughout the years with smaller increases in service fees, rather than the recent enormous increase we just incurred.

Financially I believe we need to do better and having only a legislative mandatory reserve can no longer be the accepted way of doing city business. Looming city employee labor agreements could quite possibly erase any increase we have achieved in our tax revenue. We have almost capped out on the taxes we can raise and only the 1/8% sales tax remains to carry us through an emergency. The use of this tax does not require a taxpayer vote, just the board’s approval.

We currently have a $1 million shortage in our street and repair fund. It would be illogical at this time to use of the 1/8% sales tax on revitalizing our City corridors.

Supervisors make decisions that can have long-term effects on every taxpayer; therefore each agenda item should be vetted by the entire Board. I take my elected position seriously and lament that I have only a few days to thoroughly review my board meeting packet. Why isn’t the theory of “haste makes waste”, applied? Sorry, another question.

Each yea or nay vote I cast is done with much thought and study, numerous questions and always with you, the taxpayer, in mind.

We are embarking on a new direction in our city and selection of the right city manager is paramount for a bright and bountiful future. This process will take time and a sense of urgency to begin is not likely to backfire.

I continue to urge all Carson City residents and business owners to contact your elected officials with questions, comments and concerns. As I, will continue to ask questions of city staff and my fellow board members, it’s the best way I know how to get answers for my constituents.

Jim Shirk
Carson City Board of Supervisor, Ward 4

EDITORIAL: The party’s over

Posted: November 6, 2013 in Uncategorized



The country’s two major political parties are dirty words to a growing number of voters across the political spectrum. And the more elected Republicans and Democrats put themselves and their parties before their constituents and their country, the more voter backlash can be expected.

One symptom of that unhappiness: the creation of new political parties. Last week, the secretary of state’s office announced the Constitution Party of Nevada had filed the necessary paperwork to be recognized. As reported Monday by the Review-Journal’s Ed Vogel, the Constitution Party advocates limited government. To place candidates on next year’s ballot, the party must collect more than 10,000 signatures.

By next year, that might prove to be an easy task. Recent registration statistics show voters increasingly moving away from the major parties.

Clark County Registrar of Voters Joe Gloria reports that from Jan. 1 through Tuesday, 1,273 registered voters changed their party affiliation from Democrat to nonpartisan, and that 1,411 switched from Republican to nonpartisan, easily the top two party switches of the year so far.

According to the secretary of state, 2,617 new voters registered last month, and the vast majority of them shunned the major parties. Democrats registered 671, while Republicans registered a dismal total of 224. Nonpartisan status, on the other hand, attracted 1,146 voters, and minor parties logged almost 600 new voters. Statewide, nonpartisan and minor-party voters now number more than 300,000, or about a quarter of active registered voters. That’s up from last year’s election.

With the 2014 general election less than a year away, the major parties should be mindful their appeal is wearing thin.

LAS VEGAS TRIBUNE- EDITOR’S NOTE — We are using this space as a gift to our readers and to the community at large that is not yet into social media. And because we are now entering into a political year, it is also a gift to those who do not follow politics too well and to those who are not especially well educated in politics — such as those who just recently started paying attention to the political arena — and to those many seniors who may be used to a different type of politics. It is very important to us that we educate the community on the whys and wherefores of voting and that is why we have obtained permission to use the following article from the Nevada Judicial Watch, and we thank them for the opportunity to share this piece with our readers.




By Lisa Willardson
Nevada Judicial Watch, 
Special to the Las Vegas Tribune

Steven Jones Consistent InconsistencyWe have all heard the expression “hit or miss”,  It can be applied to outcomes in many aspects of our lives; in fact, when it comes to sporting events, it is not only a critical component of the game, but adds a note of excitement to the game as well. Such an expression, however, has no place in our judicial system because there is nothing entertaining or comforting about “hit or miss” justice.

Our judicial system, by design, is supposed to exclude outside influences so that all rulings are made in accordance with the facts and law of each given case. However, it is easy to see that the system is flawed. For the most part, our judges take the bench through politics. The “Halls of Justice” and the walls of the judicial chambers are oftentimes as effective at keeping out politics and public opinion when it comes to reaching a decision as a screen door is at holding back water. As such, even when the law and facts clearly
mandate a particular result, judges all too often allow other considerations to dictate a contrary ruling. Of particular concern at the moment is a case that was recently argued before the Nevada Supreme Court. Exposed was the outrageous practices
of the Commission on Judicial Discipline. This Commission declared that they do not recognize the due process rights expressly given to each and to every judge in the State of Nevada as law! The Commission admitted that they are violating the due process rights of District Court Judge Steven Jones. There is proof they have not followed the law. There is proof they have not followed the mandated rules and procedures. Their request was simply to be allowed to continue with their unlawful and unauthorized persecution, indicating that after they are finished, the Supreme Court could remedy any and all wrongs
they might inflict. They should not — they must not — allow this to continue. They need to be stopped now!
It is certainly fair to say that if any sitting Supreme Court Justice was the subject of the daily and irreparable harm inflicted by a Commission that is operating outside the law, they would not deem an appeal to be a timely and adequate remedy.
The rights that Judge Jones is fighting for are not only for himself, but for every judge in this state, both sitting and future  jurists.

NJW is hopeful that the magnitude of this case does not escape the Court and that their decision is actually based on the law… not on politics. Judicial decisions, when based on the law, are predictable and preserve justice. When politics permeate the process, fair and just decisions have as much predictability as a blind-folded child swinging at a moving pinata. This cannot be tolerated. When we recognize judges that do not follow the law and allow themselves to be persuaded
inappropriately, we have no option but to replace them. After all, elections are hit and miss.


“Please sign this petition to help save another family grief from what one family suffered at the hands of this corrupt Judge. Every signature makes a difference. It is time we take back our rights and control over our family courts. Do not let our children suffer at the hands of a stranger who is incompetent to be a Judge.”

This will help bring awareness to just one of the many corrupt and biased judges in the Clark County Eighth Judicial Family Court.  So many families are affected by the decisions family court judges make and when a judge is biased, prejudiced, and…See More

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By William Peacock, Esq. on November 5, 2013 2:57 PM

What’s the biggest regret of my life? That’s a tough one.

However, it wasn’t the decision to go to law school. Most of my student loan debt was from University of California at Davis. (Got to pay off the pepper-spraying cops somehow, right?) But for many regretful recent law grads, they’ll all scream in unison to pre-law students: STAY THE [EXPLETIVE] AWAY! Read the rest of this entry »

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A Carson City resident learned he might be in possession of a live and potentially dangerous Civil War cannonball when he tried to sell it at a garage sale.  Todd Moss, Commander with the Tahoe-Douglas Bomb Squad said, ” The resident was told by someone with expertise this cannonball might be dangerous so I believe he took some pictures of it and showed a local gun dealer who told him to call the Sheriff’s Department or get rid of it.”  

The cannonball still had a brass plate intact where gunpowder is poured inside to make it explode.  The bomb squad X-ray machine could not penetrate the cannonball’s thick steel walls to determine if gunpowder was still inside and authorities say it is too dangerous to try and remove the plate.  Because it is a military munition, another bomb squad with the Fallon Naval Air Station was called in to remove the cannonball.  More tests will be done at Fallon NAS to determine if the cannonball is inert or still dangerous.  If it’s deemed inert, it will be returned to the owner.  If not, it will be disposed of by the Fallon NAS bomb squad. 

The confederate cannonball not only managed to survive the Civil War, but some pretty hard modern day knocks.  Moss said, “This gentleman said that it had been used to hold the door open, had fallen off a mantle five feet onto a concrete floor, so several things happened that could have been potentially bad here.”   Read the rest of this entry »

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The Nevada Assembly Republican caucus is denouncing a colleague who says he’d vote for whatever the people who elected him wanted him to. Assemblyman Jim Wheeler, a freshman Republican, created a scandal last week by claiming he would represent the will of his constituents, even vote for slavery, if need be.

In a statement, the minority Republican membership says Wheeler’s comments are ‘divisive and don’t reflect the values of the caucus.’  The membership includes by Lt. Governor Brian Krolicki , Senate Minority Leader Michael Roberson, Senate Assistant Minority Leader Ben Kieckhefer, Senate Minority Whip Joe Hardy and Executive Director Jodi Stephens.

The reprimand came Monday, the same day Robin Reedy, chief of staff to a former GOP Governor Jim Gibbons, announced her intent to run against Wheeler for the District 39 seat. Reedy worked in state government for nearly 20 years.

No coincidence there…

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YERINGTON, Nev. (KRNV & — It’s a story that shocked northern Nevada. Five people were murdered within days of each other in Fernley and near the Mustang exit of Interstate 80. The man who is behind bars for the crimes was expected to plead guilty, but he wants to face a jury. Read the rest of this entry »

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1.First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner.
2.First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in.
3.First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States.
4.First President to violate the War Powers Act.
5.First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
6.First President to defy a Federal Judge’s court order to cease implementing the Health Care Reform Law.
7.First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party, a violation of the U.S. Constitution.
8.First President to spend a trillion dollars on ‘shovel-ready’ jobs when there was no such thing as ‘shovel-ready’ jobs.
9.First President to recommend changing our National Anthem as it portrays and promotes violence and is warlike in its theme.

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Judge Napolitano: “The NSA Is Utterly Out Of Control!”
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As Americans who defend the freedom so many died fighting for, I would like us to start doing something active towards helping call out the tyranny we face in America. We’re not North Korea or Communist China or Nazi Germany, this is America.

I would like to encourage everyone to take part in a daily call through the month of November and December to the TSA Contact Center and let your voice be heard.

Let them know that these issues are not what many American Soldiers died fighting for and does not represent freedom at all.

-No more body scans.

-Stay off our streets.

-Quit pocketing our money.

-Stop calling your screeners officers.

-Keep your hands off grandma.

-Enough with the special lines.

-End the liquid and gel restrictions.

-Stop the shoe removals.

-Don’t prevent passengers from taking pictures.

-Stop hiring criminals.

-Don’t ignore the public you’re trying to protect.

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Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has canceled a fundraising appearance for Washoe County Republicans after the party chairman and other leaders suggested women in the workplace have contributed to social ills.

The Las Vegas Sun ( ) on Monday reported the Republican governor has backed out of the Nov. 18 fundraiser because of the comments that could be deemed offensive to women. Read the rest of this entry »

ImageAfter a Sunday night meeting with the Assembly Republican Caucus, Assemblyman Jim Wheeler was officially reprimanded after his remarks about what he’d vote for sparked controversy last week.

“The Assembly Republican Caucus hereby reprimands Assemblyman Jim Wheeler for his offensive comments regarding slavery, and the relationship between Northern and Southern Nevada,” according to a release issued by the caucus this morning. “His comments were divisive and do not reflect the Republican values of the Caucus, and we wholeheartedly repudiate them in their totality.”

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ImageWASHINGTON (AP) — Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller is backing a bill that would prohibit employers from discriminating against workers on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Heller announced his support for the measure on Monday morning, just hours before a critical vote in the Senate. The senator said in a statement on his website that supporting the bill is the right thing to do and discrimination must not be tolerated under any circumstances.

Heller’s support gives proponents the 60 votes necessary to move ahead on the legislation. All 55 members of the Democratic majority back the bill, as do Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Mark Kirk of Illinois, Orrin Hatch of Utah and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.

Senate leaders hope to complete work on the bill by week’s end.


When Nevada’s first female congresswoman, Barbara Vucanovich, ran for re-election in 1992, her male opponent called her an “old bag.” Another male foe once falsely accused the conservative Republican of accepting mafia money to fund her campaign.

Former Las Vegas Mayor Jan Jones remembers her 1994 Democratic primary race against then-Gov. Bob Miller as her toughest campaign. She was criticized on a personal level, she said, for everything from wearing skirts critics said were too short to crying at a debate.

In modern politics, a contact sport, male candidates don’t pull punches, especially in highly competitive races against female candidates. That’s one reason Democratic congressional candidate Erin Bilbray caused some head-scratching when she complained recently that Rep. Joe Heck, R-Nev., wasn’t acting “gentle­manly” by calling her a “liberal activist, fundraiser and spin doctor” on the day she announced she would challenge him.

Bilbray said such negative talk and campaign attacks discourage women from running. But Jones and other female candidates say women should expect harsh treatment. Read the rest of this entry »


CARSON CITY — Bringing the Republican National Convention to Las Vegas in 2016 might generate some valuable but intangible benefits by giving Nevadans a national stage to show the rest of the country that they go to church, shop for groceries and play with their kids just like everyone else.

A Florida official who helped bring the 2012 Republican National Convention to Tampa Bay pointed to such intangibles after the event:

“Tampa Bay took center stage this week for an event that captured the international spotlight, and Tampa Bay was showcased like never before,” said Host Committee President and CEO Ken Jones. “I know without a doubt that we have left a lasting impression in the minds of those who have visited, and I am certain they will leave wanting to come back again and again.”

Nevada Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki, who is chairman of the Nevada Host Committee, said the opportunity to host the convention is a chance to “put Las Vegas and Nevada on the world map like never before.” Read the rest of this entry »

By Miriam W. Hodgman


Upon an unceremonious termination from employment with Nevada-based company August 14, I began a torturous application process for unemployment benefits, ultimately failing to obtain them. This article is opportunity to shed light on the impact the State of Nevada’s software upgrade debacle had on me, not to mention the lives of tens of thousands of Nevadans receiving or (like me) filing for unemployment. My story begins with my decision, which some have called foolish, to relocate to Nevada from California. The experience has not soured my appreciation of Nevada, whose topography and history is well worth exploring. Read the rest of this entry »

The Great Deception

Posted: November 4, 2013 in Uncategorized


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Rand Paul Plans Filibuster Of Fed Chair Nominee Janet Yellen Until “Audit The Fed” Bill Gets A Vote




” Janet Yellen likes printing money…lots of it! This self-professed Keynesian economist is slated to become Obama’s next chair of the Federal Reserve, but Rand Paul isn’t going to allow her confirmation to breeze through the Senate without a fight.  Reports from Capitol Hill indicate that Paul is planning to hold up her nomination until he can get a vote on a bill to audit the Federal Reserve.

from New York Post:

Republican Senator Rand Paul plans to put a “hold” on the nomination of Janet Yellen to be chair of the Federal Reserve, CNBC reported on Friday, a move that would force supporters to round up 60 votes in the 100 seat Senate to confirm her.

CNBC, citing a source close to the Kentucky lawmaker, said Paul…

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Tracking mileageAs America’s road planners struggle to find the cash to mend a crumbling highway system, many are beginning to see a solution in a little black box that fits neatly by the dashboard of your car. The devices, which track every mile a motorist drives and transmit that information to bureaucrats, are at the center of a controversial attempt in Washington and state planning offices to overhaul the outdated system for funding America’s major roads. The usually dull arena of highway planning has suddenly spawned intense debate and colorful alliances. Libertarians have joined environmental groups in lobbying to allow government to use the little boxes to keep track of the miles you drive, and possibly where you drive them — then use the information to draw up a tax bill. The tea party is aghast. The American Civil Liberties Union is deeply concerned, too, raising a variety of privacy issues. And while Congress can’t…

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Alex Jones at unprecedented gun rights rally at Alamo: ‘If it’s a war they want, it’s a war they’ll get’

 By Scott Kaufman
Sunday, October 20, 2013 10:48 EDT

Gun rights activists gathered yesterday at the Alamo to protest any and all laws that would prohibit them from openly carrying firearms. The “Come and Take It San Antonio!” rally broke a longstanding Texas tradition of not using the symbol of its independence as a political prop. Read the rest of this entry »

Bahman Nassiri, a Iranian Filmmaker and 32nd degree Scottish Rite Freemason-turned Christian, explains his knowledge of the Illuminati.

He says, “I am an Iranian exile turned into an Iranian-American film maker, and I am also a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Freemason, but I can assure you that if there are Political Lodges in the U.S. , I have not been involved with them.”

He goes on to say, “I released a feature film on 1/1/11 called ‘The Golden Veil’ which shows the conspiracy behind the Iranian revolution and the U.S. hostage crisis, foreshadowing what is happening today in the Middle East.”

Government is a bully

Posted: October 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

 Government Bullies: How Everyday Americans are Being Harassed, Abused, and Imprisoned by the Feds Paperback
by Rand Paul (Author) , Ron Paul (Foreword)

Government regulations are out of control. They dictate how much water goes into your commode, and how much water comes out of your showerhead. They determine how hot the water needs to be in your washing machine, and how many miles to the gallon your car must achieve. Since the Patriot Act, your banking records, your gun registration, and your phone bill are easily accessible by government snoops. Mothers are arrested for buying raw milk. Families are fined for selling bunny rabbits without a license. Home and property owners are strapped with obscene fines, entangled in costly legal messes, and sent to federal prison, all for moving dirt from one end of their land to another. Unelected bureaucrats, armed with arbitrary rules and no need to back them up, stonewall and attack American citizens at every turn. The damage can be overwhelmingly taxing—financially, emotionally and even physically.

And who is being held accountable? Government regulation and red tape run amok in Washington, and honest, tax-paying citizens are the victims of an administration’s misuse and abuse of power. Now, Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, takes an in-depth look at the legislation that is trampling the rights of ordinary citizens, strangling their ability to conduct private, everyday activities without egregious government interference. He highlights outrageous searches, seizures and arrests, and points to thousands of regulations that have been added to the books since Obama took office. Most importantly, he charts a direction out of this mess, and toward renewed freedom for all Americans.

These stories are of everyday Americans badgered and harassed by their own government—the very institution that is supposed to serve us all. This gross breach of our constitution is as frightening as it is real, and GOVERNMENT BULLIES is a call to action against it.