This is the First Annual Nationwide March On Corruption Week. We are a non-violent group and want to bring attention to the corruption within our government.

Nevada is slated for its protest on November 1, 2014. Protesters will meet at Carson St. and William St. in Carson City at 9:00 am.

Protesters will then proceed down Carson Street and arrive at the Nevada Legislature at 10:00 am.

This event will take place just prior to the Nevada Day Parade and it will not interfere with the Nevada Day parade’s activities.

Anyone wishing to participate in the First Annual Nationwide “March On Corruption” protest may contact Tonja Brown @ 775-671-5037 or can meet us at the designated area at 9;00 am.

March Against Corruption Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 10:00am Hosted by Carson City Movement against Corruption

New FACEBOOK site dedicated the March Against Corruption is a movement to start making people aware about the corrupting influence of money in our government.

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MARCH AGAINST CORRUPTION NOV. 1 – 8, 2014 EVERYWHERE

March Against Corruption

Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 10:00am

Hosted by Carson City Movement against Corruption

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Nevada Department of Taxation ANTI-Corruption protest in Reno, NV July 26, 2012

July 30, 2012 ANTI-CORRUPTION protest in Carson City at Taxation and State Capital

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On Wednesday October 15, 2014 the Nevada ANTI CORRUPTION CRIME SCENE tape made its way to a Ross Miller for Nevada AG fundraiser in Reno, NV.

IMG_3697On Wednesday October 15, 2014 the Nevada ANTI CORRUPTION CRIME SCENE tape made its way to a Ross Miller for Nevada AG fundraiser in Reno, NV.

Tonja Brown wanted to remind Ross Miller about her ongoing issues. Adam Laxalt is not immune from the protest and both these potential AG candidates must deal with the years old issue.

See More here: Tonja Brown Stories

Then just today we see this:

Wow, Laxalt family members endorse and not – that’s gotta hurt

Wow, Laxalt family members endorse and not – that’s gotta hurt

Doing what’s best for Nevada

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Ross Miller Nevada is corrupt

The past year has been a trying time for our family — the Laxalt family. Sadly, we have been forced to face the loss of several cherished family members. This challenge has made many of us stop and pause about what truly does matter in life.

During our journey, we have found a quote by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that best captures the essence of a core value that has guided us throughout our lives — the value of speaking up for what is right. He wrote, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

In the spirit of King’s words, then, we can no longer be silent as we seek to maintain the integrity of our home state of Nevada.

Therefore, we collectively speak up to support Ross Miller as the most qualified candidate to be our state’s attorney general.

It is our belief that Ross Miller’s documented history of pulling himself up by his own bootstraps and establishing a well-respected career in law and public service while still maintaining a strong sense of family and community constitute the critical characteristics needed for Nevada’s highest legal office.

We ask that our fellow Nevadans follow our lead by speaking up with their own votes during this election season.

Know that our message does not originate from a Republican, Democratic or even family affiliation. It has to do with the most basic question all voters must ask themselves when they step into the voting booth, “Who really is the best qualified candidate for attorney general for the state of Nevada?”

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Will Mr. Adam Laxalt who is running for Nevada Attorney General look the other way with regard to that Attorney General’s Office having a practice and a policy of withholding evidence from Plaintiff’s in cases?
adam_laxaltWill Mr. Adam Laxalt  who is running for Nevada Attorney General look the other way with regard to that Attorney General’s Office having a practice and a policy of withholding evidence from Plaintiff’s in cases?
We know that Secretary of State Ross Miller who is running for the same position does when he along with the Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, and  Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto were presented with evidence by Ms. Tonja Brown during the December 5, 2011 and May 17, 2012 Board of Prison Commissioners meetings.
Ms. Brown provided the Commissioners with this information along with her documents that supported her testimony before them.  Ms. Brown asked of them to call for an outside investigation into the Attorney General’s Office.   Her testimony and documents were then stricken and removed from the record.

Brown claims that they did not place on the record her documents until after she had filed suit in July 2013 and to this day not all of the documents have seen the light of day, nor have they done as she had requested of them during the December 5, 2011 and May 17, 2012 Board of Prison Commissioners meeting.Tonja Brown informs Gov. Brian Sandoval and NAG Catherine Cortez Masto of 1st Amendment Rights violations and lawsuit

Ms. Brown filed suit against the Board of Prison Commissioners, NDOC, and DAG William Geddes and DAG Kara Krause in July 2013 for a Breach of Settlement Agreement she had made with the State in thewrongful death suit of her brother, Nolan Klein.
Brown claims that they did not place her documents on the record until after she filed suit and served them and as of this date not all of the documents have seen the light of day, nor have they done as she had requested of them and that they had her documents blocked from anyone accessing them.

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She claims they have breached the terms ofthe Settlement Agreement she made with them.  A trial date has been set forApril 6 & 8, 2015 in the First Judicial District Court, Department 2 Judge James Wilson.

A brief summary of this case.

Nolan Klein passed away 5 years ago on September 20, 2009 from lack of medical care by the Nevada Department of Corrections.Just prior to Mr. Klein’s death the evidence was found hiding in the Washoe County District Attorney files that would have exonerated him from the 1988 Payless Shoe Store crime.

In October 2011 Ms. Brown hired a private investigator to locate the prime suspect, Mr. Zarsky.   The Sparks Police theory was they believed Mr. Zarsky had committed the crime Nolan Klein was convicted of.   In November Ms. Brown drove to another state and had the opportunity to listen to what Mr. Zarsky had to say.

Mr. Zarsky admitted he had knowledge of the Payless Shoe Store crime and the 3 other crimes the SPD believed he had committed. The victims from the 3 other crimes had cleared Mr. Klein and all was hidden by the Washoe County District Attorney’s office.

 In two of the cases the May 9, 1988 Payless Shoe Store robbery for which Mr. Klein was convicted of and the April 21,1988 armed robbery and attempted rape that the victim had cleared Mr. Klein of and hidden this fact from the defense and jury.  The victims in these cases two separate cases had described the knife as being red and black again, all hidden from the defense by Mr. Rachow and covered up by the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office.
In 2009 just prior to Mr. Klein’s death Judge Brent Adams ordered District Attorney Richard Gammick to turn over the DNA test results and the entire file in Mr. Klein’s case.    Located in the files were the handwritten notes from ADA Ronald Rachow defying a 1988 court order to turn over all of the evidence. The Washoe County District Attorney’s office knew about what Mr. Rachow had done and kept quite.

In Mr. Klein’s file were over 200 documents hidden from the defense mostly exculpatory evidence.  During the January 17 – 23 1989 trial  Mr. Rachow presented only 20 exhibits, mostly, photographs of the Payless Shoe Store crime scene.In 2010 Ms. Brown filed suit against the NDOC in the wrongful death of Nolan Klein.  During the discovery process Ms. Brown discovered that the Attorney General’s office had withheld evidence in one of Nolan’s federal civil cases against the NDOC.  Ms. Brown claims that ultimately this new development with regard to this evidence had a profound adverse effect on Mr. Klein’s  2007 Parole Board hearing and 2008 Compassionate Release Pardon.

 As a part of the Settlement Agreement  Ms. Brown made with the State she could exonerate their names.  When she went to do this at the December 5, 2011 and May 17, 2012 Board of Prison Commissioners they claimed the documents were deemed confidential and would not be placed on the record.  Ms. Brown demanded that they call for an investigation into the Attorney General’s Office for withholding evidence, file a complaint with the State Bar of Nevada against Mr. Geddes for withholding evidence in Mr. Klein’s federal case, and write a letter of apology to her.   They have refused to do so.Brown then filed suit Tonja Brown v NDOC, Governor Brian Sandoval, Attorney General Katherine Cortez Masto, Secretary of State Ross Miller, DAG William Geddes, DAG Kara Krause in Carson City, NV for Breach of Settlement Agreement. Trial is set for next April 2015.

Brown states that because of their refusal to as she has requested of them she has been prevented from seeking a Posthumous Pardon for Mr. Nolan Klein because the documents that were disseminated by the NDOC to the 2007 Parole Board and 2008 Pardons Board still  contain the  information pertaining to Mr. Klein and Ms. Brown.
Some of this false information was a direct result of a June 5, 2007 computer glitch that “FLIPPED” when the NOTIS software program was installed at the NDOC, thereby,  placing false felony charges in inmates files making it appear as though they have committed new crimes.
This information was then submitted to the 2007 Parole Board at which time Mr. Klein was appearing before them.  Mr. Klein then was denied his parole to the street in February 2008 and his previous granted paroles were revoked and he was placed back onto his first life sentence.
The following year, Mr. Klein appeared before the Nevada Pardons Board on a Compassionate Release Pardon because he was dying.  The Nevada Pardons Board consisted of the Nevada Supreme Court Justices, Attorney General Katherine Cortez Masto, and Governor James Gibbons. The Pardons Board were given a copy of the interview of Washoe County District Attorney Richard Gammick publicly admitting that he opened up Mr. Klein’s DNA and tested it. Mr. Klein’s attorney’s demanded to know where the test results were.
 The Nevada Pardons denied Mr. Klein a Compassionate Pardon and Mr. Klein died on September 20,2009.  At the time of Mr. Klein’s death his attorney’s were about to file their Motions for New Trial based on Newly Discovered evidence, and bail.  Mr. Klein’s criminal case was still pending on Appeal in the 9th Circuit.  Once Mr. Klein died everything became Moot!
Ms  Brown said “although Nolan is gone he is not forgotten.”   “The day he is given a Posthumous Pardon and Washoe County is held responsible for their actions will be the day I will let this go”
” the truth will be told in the upcoming release of her book “To Prove His Innocence  A Sister’s Love”

 

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FBIWe got a call from the Reno FBI Terror agent as soon as this posting was released. This is not a “terror threat”. We are asking what about terror in Carson City since they talked about Las Vegas. ISIS has crossed the southern boarder and made threats to bomb US cities, is Carson City on that list?  If you read this post, you’ll see we are also promoting a “peaceful” ANTI CORRUPTION protest during the Nevada Day parade.

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The calls were productive and we were able to express many of our issues about corruption in the Nevada courts, law enforcement and State agencies. We got about 2 hours of their ear(s) and told them about how we’ve been “terrorized” by an out-of-control government right here in Reno and Carson City.

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FBI Protest Carson City Nevada

In the past, The FBI has never returned calls or answered complaints the we have filed. We have been told not to call about corruption tips we receive on threats and corruption.   We are not proposing a terror attack. In fact, we a patriots and we see the corruption carried out by corrupt government official in Carson City and elsewhere as “Terrorism”. We have been peaceful and legally used our 1st amendment (not the second) and the US Federal Courts to make know out demands the justice is served. Clearly these people are paranoid and we wonder how they sleep at night knowing how many people they have fucked over. We find it interesting the FBI calls about this blog and a protest and ignores our requests and demands to investigate corruption in the Nevada courts, law enforcement and much more. See this related story: Skeptics who utilize free speech are defined by Homeland Security as “domestic extremists.” Anyone who tells the truth in America is instantly discredited. Indeed, to speak truth in America is a high risk activity.”

See our Reno FBI protest here: protest the FBI cover-up of Carson City and Reno Corruption

Could a “Terror Attack” happen in Carson City during the Nevada Day parade?

sniper gonna killCould a “Terror Attack” happen in Carson City during the Nevada Day parade? Maybe – There is a lot of HATE out there… But Las Vegas is OK. On the peaceful side of things there will be an ANTI-CORRUPTION protest on Nevada Day See the story here: NEVADA DAY ANTI CORRUPTION PROTEST

New FACEBOOK site dedicated the March Against Corruption is a movement to start making people aware about the corrupting influence of money in our government.

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In 2008 there were some “security concerns” and Dirty Harry Reid had to sit out the parade.

Angle Walks Parade Route (Twice) While Reid Watches National Review Online | 10/31/2010 | Elizabeth Crum harry reidDo the choices of the Senate candidates at Saturday’s Nevada Day parade in Carson City portend the election results on Tuesday?

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Sharron Angle walked the two-mile route — twice

Harry Reid opted to sit and be a spectator rather than walk the parade route, while Sharron Angle walked the two-mile route — twice. Angle has often been called the “Energizer bunny” of Nevada politics. If she had not earned that moniker before, she did so this weekend. The Angle campaign reported this morning that Angle arrived home in Reno after midnight following Friday’s get-out-the-vote rally in Las Vegas with Senator McCain, Michael Reagan and Jon Voight. At 6 a.m. Saturday, she was driving to Carson City for the Republican Women’s traditional pancake breakfast before the annual parade’s start. Angle served meals and talked with attendees for three hours, until she had shaken hands with every last one of them. She was the last to leave. Choosing to take the local Republican womens’ chapter up on their impromptu offer to walk with their float near the front of the parade, Angle then went back and walked the route a second time.harry reid In contrast, Reid greeted spectators and participants before the parade’s start, and then sat and watched the procession. Staffers said Reid was advised not to walk or ride a car in the parade because of “security concerns.”

FBI head says no new threats for Las Vegas – Carson City no comment and no word on the Bundy vs BLM situation

death is nearDespite unsettling events in the Middle East, Las Vegas does not face new threats of terrorism, FBI Director James B. Comey said Tuesday during a brief visit here. “You are a city of the world,” Comey told reporters. “So you are the focus of attention by good people and bad people all over the world. I don’t see that having changed appreciably in the last few months.” Las Vegas has been considered a terrorist target since it was revealed that the al-Qaida hijackers of the 9/11 attacks in New York and Washington visited here before carrying out the attacks. But over the years, authorities have maintained that there have been no credible threats. Comey, in Las Vegas to meet with local FBI agents and top law enforcement officials, said counterterrorism remains the FBI’s No. 1 priority. “It’s a promise we made to the American people after 9/11 and one we work all day and every day to try to keep them safe from terrorist attack,” he said two days before the 13th anniversary of the attacks.pibe bomb The terrorist threat around the world is changing in two ways, said Comey, who has been at the helm of the FBI for a year. The world has seen the emergence of homegrown violent extremists who are inspired by the “poisonous propaganda” of al-Qaida and other high-profile terrorist groups, he said. Then, there are the smaller splinter groups emerging in the war-torn countries of Syria and Iraq that are attracting recruits from across the globe, including the United States, he said. “Everything I’m worried about touches Las Vegas,” Comey said. On another subject, the FBI director declined to discuss the criminal investigation of the April confrontation between law officers and Bunkerville rancher Cliven Bundy and his supporters. In May, Sheriff Doug Gillespie said the FBI was investigating allegations of threats and assaults on the law enforcement officers. The armed standoff occurred as the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, backed by federal court orders, startedseizing Bundy’s cattle over his failure to pay the agency about $1 million in grazing fees over two decades. Militia members flocked to Bundy’s aid. With each side pointing rifles and tensions reaching a critical level, federal land officials backed away and agreed to return Bundy’s cattle. The BLM said it halted the roundup for the safety of its agents and the public. Contact Jeff German at jgerman@reviewjournal.com or 702-380-8135.
Joe Biden: Gun Control Movement Needs Another High-Profile Victim

joe biden COA_0Saturday, October 11, 2014 On October 10 Vice President Joe Biden spoke at a memorial for the late Jim Brady and said the gun control movement needs another high-profile victim who is well-spoken in order to succeed. Check it out: Brady, who was President Ronald Reagan’s Press Secretary, was shot and wounded during the March 30, 1981 attempt on Reagan’s life. According to The Washington Times, Biden stressed that the push for more gun control is not over and said he prays a new voice for the gun control movement emerges soon: What we need is another Jim Brady, who has the skill and the ability to convince those who are afraid, who walks the halls of Congress, to step up and do what they know is right. One will come along. It will happen. I pray God it is sooner rather than later. Post Continues on http://www.breitbart.com Read the rest of this Patriot Update article here: http://patriotupdate.com/2014/10/joe-biden-gun-control-movement-needs-another-high-profile-victim/#J5kH7PV70P7FOuGk.99

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Corrupt Carson City DA candidate Mark Krueger, if elected, to hire current embattled DA Neil Rombardo as Assistant DA?

The race for Carson City District Attorney has been duller than dirt. Neither candidate’s efforts can be described as anything more than…watching paint dry.

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“The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control, and outnumbers both of the other classes.” –Aristotle

Last night the League of Women Voters of Northern Nevada hosted a candidate forum at the Carson City Community Center. Despite some hiccups in coordinating prior information in the “Voters Guide,” the League did an admirable job in putting the forum together. Attendance was light (roughly 50 people showed) but the forum wasbroadcast live by Carson TV and is now posted on You Tube here.  The story in theNevada Appeal covers the high points, what follows is the rest of the story.

In the hot seats were Karen Abowd, (Ward 1), the challenger Lisa Helget, John McKenna (Ward 3), and his opponent Lori Bagwell. The presentation began with a four minute introductory pitch to address two topics: Why the candidate felt he or she was qualified for the job and the top three issues for Carson City the candidate would address.

Abowd led with an overview of her 20 years of experience as a business owner and emphasized her last four years on the board. As we’ve come to expect, she made much of the completion of the I-58- freeway as if Carson City will be cut off from civilization upon its completion stating she “recognizes the urgent need to promote, support, and retain our businesses..” and the need to “position Carson City as the drive to, not drive by, community.” It’s hard to keep the clichés straight as Abowd on one hand expressed desire to increase manufacturing and tech industries through “synergy,” while on the other hand flogging the need to improve the appearance of downtown. Her claim that “increasing the economic base” includes “expanding senior services, prioritizing and accomplishing capital improvements (which are expenditures), and exploring renewable energy opportunities at the landfill to increase the general fund” was just nonsensical. Abowd touted her first term as City Supervisor as occurring “during one of our worst historical downturns economically” then said fiscal responsibility was, is, and will have her attention. Perhaps she’s hoping no one really checks on her voting record which include a litany of rate and tax increases, large expenditures for non-governmental issues, while massively increasing City debt.

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CarsonNOW assures us the story will come next week! Good Job.

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Is the Nevada Appeal and Carson NOW censoring the news again?
It appears so.

UPDATE: CarsonNOW assures us the story will come next week! Good Job.

The Carson City newspaper and the on-line Carson City news site both appear to be censoring the news regarding Ty Robben’s latest round of victories against the corrupt Carson City and State of Nevada officials.

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More scandals at the notoriously corrupt Carson City Courthouse – This time corrupt Judge Tatro “removing files from the record”

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Call the Appeal and Carson NOW and tell them to print the real news about Ty Robben’s cases. 

NEVADA APPEAL NEWSROOM

Adam Trumble

Editor
Phone Number: 775-881-1224
E-Mail: atrumble@nevadaappeal.com
CARSON NOW:
email jeff@carsonnow.org or call (775) 339-1165 and leave a message.

cencityfol2-570Both the Nevada Appeal and Carson NOW reported on Ty Robben’s arrests on false trumped-up charges that were all dismissed/reversed leaving Robben an innocent man.

Along the way, Robben has exposed numerous meritorious corruption scandals in both Carson City and the State of Nevada, especially the Carson City Sheriff, corrupt Judge John Tatro and the corrupt Carson City DA office under Neil Rombardo and Mark Krueger.

The Nevada Appeal and Carson NOW are not reporting the following:

 

CarsonNOW.com coverage of ANTI-CURRPTION protest against Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto and Governor Brian Sandoval

CarsonNOW.com coverage of ANTI-CURRPTION protest against Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto and Governor Brian Sandoval

Carson City DA moves to reinstate charges against Ty Robben

… office is moving to reinstate criminal charges against Ty Robben — including that he tried to solicit a hit man to kill Justice of the …

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Hearing for Ty Robben in hit man case set for April 23

… an April 23 preliminary hearing to determine whether Ty Robben will face trial on charges he tried to hire a hitman to kill Carson …

RSS Story – Karel – 04/03/2014 – 10:51 – 0 attachments

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 …

Story – editor – 11/26/2013 – 11:48 – 0 attachments

Prosecutor drops charges against man accused of murder-for-hire plot

… inmate to kill Justice of the Peace John Tatro. Ty Robben, a former Nevada Taxation Department employee, was being held on the … 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. …

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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 …

Story – Jeff Munson – 01/27/2014 – 22:49 – 0 attachments

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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Ty Robben makes front page story, where is the follow-up ROBBEN WINS Carson City DA Rombardo and Krueger LOSE AGAIN – Score: ROBBEN 9 Carson City DA 0

Carson DA moves to reinstate charges against Ty Robben

The Carson City District Attorney’s office is moving to reinstate criminal charges against Ty Robben — including that he tried to solicit a hit man to kill Justice of the Peace John Tatro. Two cases involving Robben were turned over to the Douglas County DA’s office after Senior District Judge Charles McGee in Reno disqualified the Carson DA’s office from
Published: April 25, 2014
All charges against Ty Robben have now been dropped. Douglas County District Attorney Mark Jackson, the special prosecutor named to handle the cases, previosly dismissed libel and harassment charges. He served notice Thursday that he was dropping the charge Robben tried to hire a hit man to kill Justice of the Peace John Tatro. Jackson was brought in after the
Published: April 11, 2014
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
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
Nevada Appeal August 17, 2012 Ty makes bail

Nevada Appeal August 17, 2012 Ty makes bail

Jailed ex-Taxation worker convicted

Ty Robben, the fired state Taxation employee who has been waging a campaign against the state and Carson City’s criminal justice system for more than a year, was convicted Friday of misdemeanor disorderly conduct. The conviction results from what the judge ruled was his failure to meet conditions of his plea agreement in a case involving his alleged assault on
Published: December 16, 2013
JOHANNESBURG — Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world’s most beloved statesmen and a colossus of the 20th century when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa, has died. He was 95. South African President Jacob Zuma made the announcement at a news conference late Thursday, saying “we’ve
Published: December 5, 2013
Ty Robben, who is facing charges he libeled and tried to intimidate Justice of the Peace John Tatro, on Monday lost his bid to disqualify the district attorney from prosecuting him. But he won a partial victory when Senior JP Harold Albright of Reno granted him a stay so he could appeal that ruling to district court. Robben was charged
Published: November 25, 2013
NV Appeal coverage of ANTI-CURRPTION protest against Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto

NV Appeal coverage of ANTI-CURRPTION protest against Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto

NV Appeal coverage of ANTI-CURRPTION protest against Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto

NV Appeal coverage of ANTI-CURRPTION protest against Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto

Nevada Appeal Susan Martinovich lies to get TPO NV appeal

Nevada Appeal Susan Martinovich lies to get TPO NV appeal

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“If it was a baseball game, Robben 9, Carson DA 0″

Tordery Robben has prevailed again against the corrupt Carson City DA Neil Rombardo and his corrupt assistant Mark Krueger.

On Friday July 18, 2014 Ret. Reno Judge Charles McGee (who was assigned the cases since every Carson City judge was recused) issued an order that officially dismissed the previously dismissed false charges filed against Robben for allegedly libeling Corrupt Carson City Judge John Tatro and then solicitation the murder for the corrupt judge Tatro.

Robben also has prevailed in his appeal of the original breach-of-peace conviction that corrupt judge Tatro presided over untill he was eventually disqualified for accusing Robben of “shooting up Tatro’s front door with a .45″.

After Tatro was kicked off the case, corrupt Las Vegas judge Nancy C. Oesterle was assigned the case and completely disregard the law and facts of the case to cover-up for her corrupt pal, judge Tatro and convicting Robben to a record setting 60-days in jail for the breach-of-peace charge.

Judge McGee overturned that conviction and did reassign that appeal to the Carson City DA. However, McGee warned the DA that he has issued an “interlocutory” order reversing the conviction against Robben and if the DA pursues the matter, the DA risks malicious prosecution clams by Robben.

judge tatroRobben has filed a federal civil complaint in the matter and is in the process of amending the complaint and/or filing a new complaint to include all the false charges filed by Tatro and the Carson City Sheriff and DA including the recently dismissed libel, solicitation, stalking and intimidation charges.
John Tatro filed these changes as an individual not a judge, he has no immunity” says Robben.

Robben has also filed FBI complaints and also recently discovered his former lawyer William Routsis was working against him in the case.

“I protested William Routsis last week and he wigged out and tried to fight me” said Robben who plans on keeping up the protests against Routsis, Tatro, Krueger and others involved in this scandal. “I want them in prison” says Robben who has kept up the pressure as his website is close to a quarter million views this month.

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“These scumbags are as bad or worse that child molesters” said Robben. In fact, Robben even has evidence to back up a claim that Judge Tatro was involved in child molestation.

“They tried to put me in prison to keep my voice silenced” said Robben who has exposed numerous facts related to scandals with corrupt judge Tatro, Sheriff Furlong, DA Rombardo and others.

The range of corruption includes Tatro having to breathalyze before taking the bench, sex with court workers and underage men, the shooter of Tatro’s home did in fact confess and the CCSO cover-up that to protect Tatro’s family. Robben also made DA Rombardo un-electable by exposing  Rombardo sexual affairs with employees and deputy DA’s in the Carson City offices.

“If it was a baseball game, Robben 9, Carson DA 0″ Says Robben.

“These scumbags need to be removed from office and charged with the crimes they committed. They also need to pay me back for the damage they created.” says Robben who said “They will pay one way or another”.

The Nevada Appeal ran the original story here:

nevada appeal storyCarson DA moves to reinstate charges against Ty Robben

The Carson City District Attorney’s office is moving to reinstate criminal charges against Ty Robben — including that he tried to solicit a hit man to kill Justice of the Peace John Tatro.

Two cases involving Robben were turned over to the Douglas County DA’s office after Senior District Judge Charles McGee in Reno disqualified the Carson DA’s office from handling them.

But two months after that ruling, McGee, of his own volition, entered an order saying he would reconsider that decision in light of an April opinion by the Nevada Supreme Court effectively reversing the precedent he relied on in disqualifying the DA. While McGee said he still has concerns, he would like to see the issue briefed and would consider reinstating the Carson DA’s office.

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But in between his first order and the second one, issued April 15, Douglas DA Mark Jackson dismissed the solicitation-to-commit-murder charge as well as the libel, stalking and harassment charges filed in the first case. He said in the dismissal notices that there wasn’t enough evidence to prove the charges beyond a reasonable doubt.

Putting Carson City back in charge would allow the office to refile the charges against Robben, including solicitation to commit murder, a Category B felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

In the request for reappointment, Assistant DA Mark Krueger emphasized that the Carson DA’s office “reviews the evidence provided by law enforcement and charges only those crimes in which the Carson City District Attorney’s office believes occurred and can be proven at trial beyond a reasonable doubt.”

Krueger declined to comment on the filing, but the court document states that his office maintains “there has never been a conflict of interest” in the cases against Robben.

Robben, meanwhile, is taking his claims the office is unconstitutionally harassing him, violating his rights and covering up corruption in the Carson judicial system to the federal level. He said he will sue the DA’s office and Krueger in federal court and that he has already been interviewed by the FBI.

Robben’s troubles began when he was terminated from the Department of Taxation. His appeals of the termination were rejected at every level.

He got into legal trouble after an incident in which he said he was trying to serve papers on then-NDOT Director Susan Martinovich on behalf of another fired state worker. He became angered with Tatro after the judge convicted him in that case. His anger escalated, and his conduct resulted in the first batch of charges. He was in jail when he allegedly tried to get another prisoner to connect him with a hit man to murder the judge.

Robben was released from jail after the charges were dropped this month.

 

ty robben charges dismissedReno Judge Charles McGee reversed trumped-up “breach-of-peace” conviction for Ty Robben who attempted to serve a subpoena to former NDOT Director Susan Martinovich who clearly evaded service when she left the NDOT building through the back door and took a decoy car driven by NDOT employees to the Smith’s grocery store in Carson City, NV.

The order issued Wednesday July 09, 2014 also appears to render the Carson City District Attorney’s attempt to reinstate other dismissed charges including Libel, Intimidation and Stalking as well as Solicitation of MURDER against corrupt Carson City Judge John Tatro as moot.

The “contempt of court” conviction should also be rendered moot and reversed too since corrupt Judge Tatro’s order was illegal and void of any law or due process when Judge Tatro added conditions to Robben’s bail conditions with no hearing after a request by the Carson City Department of Alternative Sentencing (“DAS”) ordered Robben to wear a GPS device and then ordered Robben to be placed on “house arrest” with a “daily check-in” to the DAS office in Carson City from his home in South Lake Tahoe. The original order never included a “daily check-in” or “house arrest” according to Robben who has proof of the actual transcripts of the hearing conducted by corrupt Judge Tatro. Even the District Attorney Travis Lucia agreed in a written stipulation that Robben was not on house arrest or daily check-in.

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Furthermore, the DAS never had jurisdiction over Robben who was a pre-trial defendant t the time. DAS only had jurisdiction over convicted “probationers” not “pre-trial defendants” according to the law under NRS 211A that governs DAS. The law was modified in July 2013 by Senate Bill 101 (“SB101″) to give DAS jurisdiction over pre-trial defendants, however Robben’s issues occurred in 2012.

This shows a clear pattern of abuse of power and acting under the color of law to carry out a personal vendetta against Robben and a cover-up of the hit-and-run by former NDOT Director Susan Martinovich.

Robben has a pending lawsuit in the Reno Federal Court related to this case and now he can show the “malicious prosecution” claim is valid since the conviction was reversed in Robben’s favor.

Robben has been very vocal about the rampant corruption in Nevada and especially Carson City where a corrupt Sheriff department, DA and Court system conspired and acted outside the law to harass Robben using the criminal justice system. Robben has performed numerious high profile protests in front of the State capitol and the Carson City court related to an array of issues including backdated court filings, withheld evidence, NHP corruption (editied dashcam video) the CCSO cover-up for Susan Martinovich’s hit-and-run and Judge Tatro, DA Neil Rombardoand ADA Mark Krueger’s corruption and abuse of office.

See the order here: Robben order.mcgee. appeal

 

Las Vegas Review Journal - Tonja Brown "The Nolan Klein Story"

Nevada ranks number one in the Country for the most corrupt attorneys… We need to clean up the corruption within our judicial system and it starts with arresting and prosecuting the corrupt attorneys and judges!

Massive CRIME SCENE at Nevada attorney General Office in Carson City because of the rampant corruption in the CORRUPT Nevada Courts 
LVRJ News source: http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/crime-courts/nevada-us-attorney-sees-rise-number-lawyers-prosecuted

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Prosecutors have noticed an “alarming” number of lawyers convicted of serious crimes in federal court in the past several years.tatro corrupt

A total of 23 lawyers, mostly from Las Vegas, have been convicted since 2008, according to the Nevada U.S. attorney’s office.

Since 2011, the number of convictions have increased nearly five times over the previous three years, records show.

There were four convictions between 2008 and 2010, but 19 between 2011 and this year. Eight attorneys either pleaded guilty or were convicted by a jury in 2013 alone.

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Dan Bogdenusdoj“In the last several years, the number of lawyers charged with federal crimes has increased dramatically,” U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden says.

“Although we cannot speculate as to the reason for the rise in numbers, we can say that it is embarrassing and sad when lawyers violate the very laws they have taken an oath to uphold.”

Bogden calls the growing rate of attorney prosecutions “alarming” in his 2013 annual report on the accomplishments of his office.

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He isn’t alone in noticing the increase.crime

“There’s been a significant uptick,” says David Clark, the chief counsel for the State Bar of Nevada, which regulates lawyers. “It’s a combination of economic realities and the increased vigilance on the part of federal prosecutors to go after lawyers.”

Clark says attorneys have struggled in the failing economy just like everyone else and have been forced to look for other ways to make money, sometimes landing in legal and professional trouble.

Of the 23 convictions since 2008, a total of 19 involved financial crimes such as tax evasion, bank fraud and mortgage fraud, records show.

Bankruptcy attorney Randolph Goldberg pleaded guilty to tax evasion last year and is now serving a 1½-year sentence in federal prison. Defense lawyer and former prosecutor Paul Wommer, who was convicted by a jury of tax evasion last year, is serving a nearly 3½-year prison sentence. Both are temporarily suspended and can expect more disciplinary action from the State Bar when they get out of prison.

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disbarredBusiness Woman Series 24Four Las Vegas attorneys — the late David Amesbury, Jeanne Winkler, Barry Levinson and Brian Jones — pleaded guilty to fraud charges in the federal investigation into the massive takeover of Las Vegas-area homeowners associations.

Amesbury killed himself weeks after he pleaded guilty, and the other three lawyers are cooperating with prosecutors and waiting to be sentenced.

Another attorney, Keith Gregory, is to stand trial in October in the HOA case, and one key target, attorney Nancy Quon, committed suicide before federal authorities could charge her.

Winkler was disbarred in 2011 for stealing money from her clients, and Levinson agreed to disbarment as part of the plea deal he struck with federal prosecutors earlier this year. He is currently suspended from practicing law.

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Other well-known lawyers have run afoul of the law:

■ Harvey Whittemore, a onetime political power broker, was convicted last year of unlawfully funneling more than $133,000 to the campaign of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat. He was sentenced to two years in prison and must surrender in August. Whittemore is temporarily suspended from practicing law while the State Bar considers further action.

■ Noel Gage, who specialized in personal injury cases, pleaded guilty in 2010 to obstruction of justice in a federal investigation into an alleged fraud scheme involving a network of lawyers and physicians. He was sentenced to three years probation. Gage is off probation and his law license is temporarily suspended until the end of July. He must apply for reinstatement.

■ Lawrence Davidson, caught up in a political corruption probe a dozen years ago, pleaded guilty to mail fraud, money laundering and several other charges, including those related to his unlawful flight to Israel in 2006 to avoid standing trial. Davidson agreed to disbarment in 2005 after he was originally charged. He eventually returned to Las Vegas and was sentenced in 2012 to eight years in prison.

■ Gerry Zobrist, once a part-time Las Vegas justice of the peace, pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and wire fraud in a multimillion-dollar scheme to use straw buyers to unlawfully purchase homes in the valley. He was sentenced to seven years in federal prison. His law license has been suspended pending further disciplinary action.

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REASON FOR THE RISE

drunk lawyerThomas Pitaro, a respected criminal defense lawyer who has been practicing in Las Vegas for 40 years, says the stress of the legal profession likely has contributed to the rise in criminal prosecutions of attorneys.coke

“I think there are very few attorneys who steal for the hell of it,” Pitaro says. “It’s systematic of other problems — drugs, alcohol, gambling and living above their means.”

Pitaro also believes federal authorities are spending more time investigating white collar and financial crimes that have a higher probability of involving lawyers and other professionals.

Clark says his organization has stepped up its own vigilance of lawyers in recent years and has been working closely with law enforcement authorities.

“We’ve been sharing more information and developing more contacts with law enforcement,” he explains.

Clark points to the Levinson case as a prime example of the State Bar’s strong working relationship with police and federal authorities.

At one point, Las Vegas police, federal authorities and the State Bar all were working cases against Levinson at the same time, Clark says.

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In his federal deal, Levinson not only pleaded guilty in the HOA fraud case, but he also pleaded guilty to tax evasion and embezzling more than $243,000 from his clients. His deal calls for him to receive no less than two years in prison. Any time behind bars he gets in state court on theft charges will run concurrently with his federal sentence.

Levinson’s willingness to agree to disbarment in his federal plea was a first for prosecutors and the State Bar. Goldberg last year agreed to a two-year suspension in his federal plea agreement.

“It shows the evolution of our cooperation with law enforcement authorities,” Clark says.

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NEVADA STATE BAR DISCIPLINE

Something else that is evolving is the State Bar’s approach to disciplining lawyers.

bad lawyers nevadaA Nevada Supreme Court rule says the State Bar can move to temporarily suspend a lawyer upon a “final judgment of conviction,” and the bar has waited over the years until a lawyer is sentenced. That’s when the federal courts, which see most of the criminal cases, recognize a final judgment of conviction.

But two criminal cases against lawyers, one in Clark County District Court and another in federal court, has Clark looking for temporary suspensions before sentencing.

The District Court case is against defense attorney Brian Bloomfield, who pleaded guilty in December to felony charges stemming from a fraud investigation into a sweeping courthouse counseling scheme. Bloomfield has continued to represent clients in court the past six months while waiting to be sentenced.

The federal case involves Brian Jones, who pleaded guilty in the HOA case more than two years ago and is also waiting to be sentenced. Jones has since moved to Utah and is not practicing law in Las Vegas, but his license remains active.how-our-courts-are-used-by-criminals

Last month Clark filed a petition with the state Supreme Court seeking a temporary suspension for Bloomfield while the State Bar prepares to file a complaint against him that could lead to his disbarment.

The State Bar counsel filed a similar petition last week to get Jones temporarily suspended.

Clark is hoping the Supreme Court will more clearly define the broad rule, which also allows the State Bar to seek a suspension after a guilty plea or jury conviction.

“In the past this hasn’t been so much of a problem because there hasn’t been a long disconnect between a guilty plea and a sentencing,” Clark recently said. “But lately, we’ve been seeing a greater delay.”

 

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There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice but there must never be a time when we fail to protest

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Have a problem with the Carson City Courts, Sheriff or DA?reno fed court

Call the FBI and the local news sources and demand an investigation, and charges filed against the corrupt licensed criminals like “Judge” Tatro, Sheriff Ken furlong and DA Neail Rombard and his corrupt sidekick Mark Krueger.

We’re also calling all Nevada Senators and Representatives to demand that FBI do their damn job and investigate that rampant corruption and criminal activity including “Acting under the color of Law” and RICO.

 

 

  • Backdated court filings.
  • Judge Tatro filing false criminal complaints against Ty Robben.
  • Carson City Sheriff and DA fabricating evidence.
  • Cover ups including MURDER and the Judge Tatro shooting because Tatro had an affair with the shooters mom!
  • NHP editing audio video dash camera footage.
  • DAS operating outside jurisdiction.
  • CCSO poisoning food in the jail, not giving inmates required meds, tainted jail water, etc.
  • And much more.

 

FBI Color of Law Abuses

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U.S. law enforcement officers and other officials like judges, prosecutors, and security guards have been given tremendous power by local, state, and federal government agencies—authority they must have to enforce the law and ensure justice in our country. These powers include the authority to detain and arrest suspects, to search and seize property, to bring criminal charges, to make rulings in court, and to use deadly force in certain situations.

Preventing abuse of this authority, however, is equally necessary to the health of our nation’s democracy. That’s why it’s a federal crime for anyone acting under “color of law” willfully to deprive or conspire to deprive a person of a right protected by the Constitution or U.S. law. “Color of law” simply means that the person is using authority given to him or her by a local, state, or federal government agency.

The FBI is the lead federal agency for investigating color of law abuses, which include acts carried out by government officials operating both within and beyond the limits of their lawful authority. Off-duty conduct may be covered if the perpetrator asserted his or her official status in some way.

During 2012, 42 percent of the FBI’s total civil rights caseload involved color of law issues—there were 380 color of law cases opened during the year. Most of the cases involved crimes that fell into into five broad areas:

  • Excessive force;
  • Sexual assaults;
  • False arrest and fabrication of evidence;
  • Deprivation of property; and
  • Failure to keep from harm.

Excessive force: In making arrests, maintaining order, and defending life, law enforcement officers are allowed to use whatever force is “reasonably” necessary. The breadth and scope of the use of force is vast—from just the physical presence of the officer…to the use of deadly force. Violations of federal law occur when it can be shown that the force used was willfully “unreasonable” or “excessive.”

Sexual assaults by officials acting under color of law can happen in jails, during traffic stops, or in other settings where officials might use their position of authority to coerce an individual into sexual compliance. The compliance is generally gained because of a threat of an official action against the person if he or she doesn’t comply.

False arrest and fabrication of evidence: The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right against unreasonable searches or seizures. A law enforcement official using authority provided under the color of law is allowed to stop individuals and, under certain circumstances, to search them and retain their property. It is in the abuse of that discretionary power—such as an unlawful detention or illegal confiscation of property—that a violation of a person’s civil rights may occur.

Fabricating evidence against or falsely arresting an individual also violates the color of law statute, taking away the person’s rights of due process and unreasonable seizure. In the case of deprivation of property, the color of law statute would be violated by unlawfully obtaining or maintaining a person’s property, which oversteps or misapplies the official’s authority.

The Fourteenth Amendment secures the right to due process; the Eighth Amendment prohibits the use of cruel and unusual punishment. During an arrest or detention, these rights can be violated by the use of force amounting to punishment (summary judgment). The person accused of a crime must be allowed the opportunity to have a trial and should not be subjected to punishment without having been afforded the opportunity of the legal process.

Failure to keep from harm: The public counts on its law enforcement officials to protect local communities. If it’s shown that an official willfully failed to keep an individual from harm, that official could be in violation of the color of law statute.

Filing a Complaint

To file a color of law complaint, contact your local FBI office by telephone, in writing, or in person. The following information should be provided:

  • All identifying information for the victim(s);
  • As much identifying information as possible for the subject(s), including position, rank, and agency employed;
  • Date and time of incident;
  • Location of incident;
  • Names, addresses, and telephone numbers of any witness(es);
  • A complete chronology of events; and
  • Any report numbers and charges with respect to the incident.

You may also contact the United States Attorney’s Office in your district or send a written complaint to:

Assistant Attorney General
Civil Rights Division
Criminal Section
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest
Washington, DC 20530

FBI investigations vary in length. Once our investigation is complete, we forward the findings to the U.S. Attorney’s Office within the local jurisdiction and to the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., which decide whether or not to proceed toward prosecution and handle any prosecutions that follow.

Civil Applications

Title 42, U.S.C., Section 14141 makes it unlawful for state or local law enforcement agencies to allow officers to engage in a pattern or practice of conduct that deprives persons of rights protected by the Constitution or U.S. laws. This law, commonly referred to as the Police Misconduct Statute, gives the Department of Justice authority to seek civil remedies in cases where law enforcement agencies have policies or practices that foster a pattern of misconduct by employees. This action is directed against an agency, not against individual officers. The types of issues which may initiate a pattern and practice investigation include:

  • Lack of supervision/monitoring of officers’ actions;
  • Lack of justification or reporting by officers on incidents involving the use of force;
  • Lack of, or improper training of, officers; and
  • Citizen complaint processes that treat complainants as adversaries.

Under Title 42, U.S.C., Section 1997, the Department of Justice has the ability to initiate civil actions against mental hospitals, retardation facilities, jails, prisons, nursing homes, and juvenile detention facilities when there are allegations of systemic derivations of the constitutional rights of institutionalized persons.

Report Civil Rights Violations

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The various Judges(Judge Harold “Hal” G. Albright, Judge Charles McGee and Federal Judge Miranda Du)  involved in the various legal proceedings involving Ty Robben and the Carson City DA Neil Rombardo, Mark Krueger and Judge Tatro have a mandatory duty by law under the Nevada Judaical Code of Conduct and canons to report John Tatro, Neil Rombardo and Mark Krueger to the appropriate authorities. In this case that would be the FBI, the State Bar and the Commission on Judicial Discipline.

Nevada Judaical Code of Conduct:

Rule 2.14.  Disability and Impairment.  A judge having a reasonable belief that the performance of a lawyer or another judge is impaired by drugs or alcohol, or by a mental, emotional, or physical condition, shall take appropriate action, which may include a confidential referral to a lawyer or judicial assistance program.

COMMENT

      [1] “Appropriate action” means action intended and reasonably likely to help the judge or lawyer in question address the problem and prevent harm to the justice system. Depending upon the circumstances, appropriate action may include but is not limited to speaking directly to the impaired person, notifying an individual with supervisory responsibility over the impaired person, or making a referral to an assistance program.

      [2] Taking or initiating corrective action by way of referral to an assistance program may satisfy a judge’s responsibility under this Rule. Assistance programs have many approaches for offering help to impaired judges and lawyers, such as intervention, counseling, or referral to appropriate health care professionals. Depending upon the gravity of the conduct that has come to the judge’s attention, however, the judge may be required to take other action, such as reporting the impaired judge or lawyer to the appropriate authority, agency, or body. See Rule 2.15.

      Rule 2.15.  Responding to Judicial and Lawyer Misconduct.

      (A) A judge having knowledge that another judge has committed a violation of this Code that raises a substantial question regarding the judge’s honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness as a judge in other respects shall inform the appropriate authority.

      (B) A judge having knowledge that a lawyer has committed a violation of the Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct that raises a substantial question regarding the lawyer’s honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness as a lawyer in other respects shall inform the appropriate authority.

      (C) A judge who receives information indicating a substantial likelihood that another judge has committed a violation of this Code shall take appropriate action.

      (D) A judge who receives information indicating a substantial likelihood that a lawyer has committed a violation of the Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct shall take appropriate action.

COMMENT

      [1] Taking action to address known misconduct is a judge’s obligation. Paragraphs (A) and (B) impose an obligation on the judge to report to the appropriate disciplinary authority the known misconduct of another judge or a lawyer that raises a substantial question regarding the honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness of that judge or lawyer. Ignoring or denying known misconduct among one’s judicial colleagues or members of the legal profession undermines a judge’s responsibility to participate in efforts to ensure public respect for the justice system. This Rule limits the reporting obligation to those offenses that an independent judiciary must vigorously endeavor to prevent.

      [2] A judge who does not have actual knowledge that another judge or a lawyer may have committed misconduct but receives information indicating a substantial likelihood of such misconduct, is required to take appropriate action under paragraphs (C) and (D). Appropriate action may include, but is not limited to, communicating directly with the judge who may have violated this Code, communicating with a supervising judge, or reporting the suspected violation to the appropriate authority or other agency or body. Similarly, actions to be taken in response to information indicating that a lawyer has committed a violation of the Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct may include but are not limited to communicating directly with the lawyer who may have committed the violation or reporting the suspected violation to the appropriate authority or other agency or body.

      Rule 2.16.  Cooperation With Disciplinary Authorities.

      (A) A judge shall cooperate and be candid and honest with judicial and lawyer disciplinary agencies.

      (B) A judge shall not retaliate, directly or indirectly, against a person known or suspected to have assisted or cooperated with an investigation of a judge or a lawyer.

COMMENT

      [1] Cooperation with investigations and proceedings of judicial and lawyer discipline agencies, as required in paragraph (A), instills confidence in judges’ commitment to the integrity of the judicial system and the protection of the public.

      [Added; effective January 19, 2010.]

 

 

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This corrupt “judge” gets exposed here: http://judgetatroscandals.wordpress.com

  • Judge John Tatro, like former Judge Robey Willis, is an alcoholic who must take a breathalyzer before he gets on the bench.
  • Judge Tatro had a breathalyzer installed in has car to prevent him from driving drunk.
  • Many people report seeing the “judge” on the bench appearing to be drunk and under the influence of drugs.
  • :Judge: Tatro has no legal training or law degree – see his bio below.
  • Judge Tatro is mentally unstable according to numerous lawyers who deal with his outbursts every day
  • Judge Tatro had an affair with a court clerk who’s son shot his door in December 2012.
  • Judge Tatro lies and tried to send Ty Robben to prison by filing false charges against him. Tatro must, by law, be charged for filing a false criminal report that led to the arrest and incarceration of Ty Robben. Tatro committed a felony and MUST pay the price for his action and MUST be removed from the bench “permanently”. all charges were dismissed against Robben because what he reported was in fact true!
  • Witnesses have reported Tatro has also paid for sex with a young man under age 18. This constitute “child molestation” – Tatro is a child molester.
  • The CCSO even has the secretly recorded jail cell recording to backup Robben’s claims of Tatro’s “ChoMo” story from source.
  • Witnesses have reported Tatro buys and uses cocaine. This is believable since the person reporting the coke use is very close to Tatro’s former wife\girlfriend.

Robben can back up his claims that Tatro is in fact the scumbag that he is.

 

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Welcome to the Carson City Sheriff WATCH website.  We were inspired to create this website to help transform the Carson City Sheriff Department from a corrupt police force under Sheriff Kenny Furlong into a modern Sheriff department with Transparency, Trust and Accountability.

We will post the Good, the Bad and the Ugly information about the CCSO.

We want your feedback both positive and negative.

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Carson city sheriff WATCHWelcome to the Carson City Sheriff WATCH website.  We were inspired to create this website to help transform the Carson City Sheriff Department from a corrupt police force under Sheriff Kenny Furlong into a modern Sheriff department with Transparency, Trust and Accountability.

We will post the Good, the Bad and the Ugly information about the CCSO.

We want your feedback both positive and negative.

Keep checking back as we develop this website and be sure to see out main website for Nevada based stories here: http://NevadaStatePersonnelWATCH.wordpress.com

Vote for ANYBODY BUT FURLONG in Carson City 2014.

CARSON NOW: Carson City sheriff’s candidates square off on Disagreements came at other areas of the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, which has a budget of nearly $16 MILLION DOLLARS!!!

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New blog sites to focus  on Carson City Corruption involving Judge Tatro, DA candidate Mark Krueger and Sheriff Kenny Furlong

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Are you aware of the ruling in the U.S. Supreme Court case 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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Google and Bing search for Carson City DA “Mark Krueger” now suggesting “SCANDAL” and “PROTEST”

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Google and Bing search for Carson City DA “Mark Krueger” now suggesting “SCANDAL” and “PROTEST”

Corrupt DA Mark Krueger – Carson City ANTI Corruption protest

Jason Woodbury announces 2014 run 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.

Mark Kruger is currently employed by the corrupt Carson City DA Neil Rombardo: 2,053 MORE WORDS

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CCSO blotterWe will report the Carson City crime blotter here with links to related news stories.

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Osvaldo Ruiz was arrested early Sunday morning after hitting a convenience store clerk with a banana

CARSON CITY, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) –

Osvaldo Ruiz was arrested early Sunday morning after hitting a convenience store clerk with a banana and later crashing his vehicle into a nearby casino.

According to Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong, Osvaldo Ruiz was arrested after a vehicle and foot chase at 1:41 a.m. in the area of East Long Street. Ruiz crashed his vehicle into a natural gas line at Dotty’s Casino and caused the temporary evacuation of the casino. bannana

Carson City Sheriff’s Office and Carson City Fire Department both responded to the incident, but no injuries were reported.

Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong said Ruiz has a long criminal history in the Carson City area. Ruiz was booked into the Carson City jail and his bail is set at $68,300.

Stephanie Mariskanish a Teachers’ aide from Eagle Valley Middle School  accused of sex with 14-year-old

Stephanie Mariskanish SEX OFENDERA teachers’ aide at Eagle Valley Middle School has been charged with four counts of having sex with a 14-year-old student.

Stephanie Mariskanish was charged in a criminal complaint filed Friday in Carson Justice Court.

Sexual conduct between a school employee aged 21 or older and any student is a Category B felony under Nevada law.

If convicted, each count carries a possible six years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

According to the complaint filed by Assistant District Attorney Mark Krueger, Mariskanish had sex with the boy at her apartment on Roop Street several times beginning in February of this year.mark-krueger-is-corrupt

The sexual contact allegedly happened Feb. 1-28. Mariskanish was described as a Para-Pro or teacher’s aide for special needs students.

She was arrested on the charges Friday after the complaint was filed.

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office Special Enforcement Team arrested a 27-year-old Dayton man Thursday after a needle filled with heroin was found after a traffic stop. David Scott Illig was arrested at 7:52 p.m. in the 3300 block of Highway 50 East.

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Are you aware of the ruling in the U.S. Supreme Court case 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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Lucy Dalglish, dean of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, will talk with co-authors Lee Levine and Stephen Wermiel about the book, which draws from Brennan’s previously unreported papers and interviews with Wermiel. The book explores the collegial and sometimes contentious exchanges between justices of the Supreme Court as well as the line of 31 cases that deal with defamation and privacy aspects of First Amendment law decided since Sullivan was announced on March 9, 1964.
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Criminal libel law declared unconstitutional
10/05/98

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libelNEVADA–A federal judge in Las Vegas declared Nevada’s criminal libel law unconstitutional in late September after the Nevada Press Association challenged the law and the Nevada Attorney General agreed that the law was unconstitutional. uncon

The statute defined criminal libel as “malicious defamation” that tended “to blacken the memory of the dead,” or “impeach” the honesty or integrity of living persons, “thereby exposing them to public hatred, contempt or ridicule.”

we the pepUnder the statute, the truth of a published statement was no defense against a criminal conviction, unless the statement was published “for good motive and for justifiable ends.”

In accordance with an agreement between the Nevada Press Association and the Attorney General, Judge Johnnie Rawlinson issued a final judgment stating that the law was unconstitutionally broad and violated the First Amendment by providing punishment for the publication of truthful statements. (Nevada Press Association v. Del Papa; Media Counsel: Kevin Doty, Las Vegas)

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Carson DA moves to reinstate charges against Ty Robben

Taxpayer money spent on RETALATION

Taxpayer money spent on RETALIATION

By Geoff Dornan

The Carson City District Attorney’s office is moving to reinstate criminal charges against Ty Robben — including that he tried to solicit a hit man to kill Justice of the Peace John Tatro.

Two cases involving Robben were turned over to the Douglas County DA’s office after Senior District Judge Charles McGee in Reno disqualified the Carson DA’s office from handling them.

Ty Robben "gangsta blogger"

Ty Robben “gangsta blogger”

But two months after that ruling, McGee, of his own volition, entered an order saying he would reconsider that decision in light of an April opinion by the Nevada Supreme Court effectively reversing the precedent he relied on in disqualifying the DA. While McGee said he still has concerns, he would like to see the issue briefed and would consider reinstating the Carson DA’s office.

judge tatroSee the Carson City DA filing here: MOTION – Request to re-appoint (1)

Mark Krueger Carson City, Nevada

Mark Krueger Carson City, Nevada

But in between his first order and the second one, issued April 15, Douglas DA Mark Jackson dismissed the solicitation-to-commit-murder charge as well as the libel, stalking and harassment charges filed in the first case. He said in the dismissal notices that there wasn’t enough evidence to prove the charges beyond a reasonable doubt.

Putting Carson City back in charge would allow the office to refile the charges against Robben, including solicitation to commit murder, a Category B felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

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Front page story: DA Moves to retaliate against Ty Robben

In the request for reappointment, Assistant DA Mark Krueger emphasized that the Carson DA’s office “reviews the evidence provided by law enforcement and charges only those crimes in which the Carson City District Attorney’s office believes occurred and can be proven at trial beyond a reasonable doubt.”

Douglas Co. Nevada DA Mark Jackson

Douglas Co. Nevada DA Mark Jackson

However the Douglas DA Mark Jackson dismissed all 6 charges and counts due to lack of probable cause, the lower standard and the highest standard beyond a reasonable doubt.

Those charges included 3 felonies, gross misdemeanors and the most serious class B felony of solicitation of murder on a judge.

Levi Minor

Levi Minor admitted to shooting Judge Tatro’s frond door in December 2012.

The libel charged was dismissed because what Robben said was in fact, true.

Robben reported on his website that Carson City resident Levi Minor admitted to shooting Judge Tatro’s frond door in December 2012.

Robben reported the motive was that Minor’s mother, who also worked at the courthouse,  had an affair with Judge Tatro.

Robben confirmed that Minor told him this in person when he was in custody in the Carson City jail.

judge tatro shooting video

judge tatro shooting

judge tatro shooting

Robben also reported on the alleged breathalyzer test requirements for Judge Tatro before he takes the bench and related DUIs.

judge tatro scandal

judge tatro scandal

Judge Tatro also was offended when Roben made him look like the joker.

JUDGE TATRO JOKERjudge john tatro team

The bottom line and the facts are Robben did  not solicited murder on Judge Tatro, instead it was the other way around when Robben’s cell-mate (cellie) named Keith Furr attempted to solicit Robben. Robben informed his lawyers and the FBI about the situation prior to being charged. Robben could not report the incident to the Carson City Sheriff (CCSO) since they were the one setting him up. The CCSO would not respond to Robben’s inmate request forms and stole his legal papers. The CCSO still has Robben’s computers after the Douglas County DA has released the property.

Mark Krueger Carson City district attorney scandal

Mark Krueger Carson City district attorney scandal

The CCSO alleges Furr wore a “wire” to secretly record Robben in his cell conspiring with Furr to hire a hit man for a “roofing job”. The recording show Furr solicited Robben and Robben declined. Robben has recording to his lawyers on the phone telling them to contact the FBI immediately because the CCSO is covering up the Tatro shooting incident and they are setting me up with a guy selling me a hit man to kill Judge Tatro. Why would Robben be calling the FBI if he was going to have a hit man kill the judge?

hit man contract out for Judge TatroHowever, Furr later admitted to other inmates in jail he did not were a wire and instead the CCSO secretly surreptitiously listened to the conversations in the cell via the intercom system normally used for emergencies. The CCSO coerced Furr into saying he wore a wire and fabricated a header on the digital audio to make it appear Furr wore a wire. The audio was illegally edited which is tampering of evidence. jp tatro ruthless and toothless

The CCSO and DA needed Furr to allege he wore a wire in order for the evidence to be admissible in court. However, by fabricating the evidence and witness testimony, the CCSO and DA have actually committed crimes against Robben. Robben also said the CCSO listened to all his phone calls which is legal, however the CCSO also listened in on all his attorney conversations in the visiting area via the intercom system just like they did in his cell 24 hours a day. Everything was digitally recorded and mined for anything that could be used against Robben. Inmates are not entitled to privacy in jail, however the secretly surreptitiously recorded data would test the law and show how far the CCSO and Carson City DA went to set up Robben.

Kenny FurlongThe CCSO, DA and Sr. Judge Harold “Hal” Albright  (presiding over the cases due to conflict of interests with all Carson Judges and Justice of Peace including JP Tatro and JP Armstrong) dismissed all pending charges against Furr in order to coerce Furr to testify against Robben, however the audio shows Furr doing the solicitation.  Keith Furr has a long criminal record and is currently in jail in Lyon County for serious charges including arson.

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

The CCSO, DA Rombardo, Mark Krueger and Sr. Judge Harold “Hal” Albright let off Keith Furr for very serious crimes that can be found by a google search of Keith Wayne Furr in Carson City:

April 21, 2014:

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proved guilty in court:

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9:45 p.m.: Keith Wayne Furr, 51, was arrested on a felony possession-of-stolen-property warrant. Also arrested was Melanie Sandomierski, on suspicion of harboring a fugitive and possession of a controlled substance.

Source: http://www.nevadaappeal.com/news/11126816-113/carson-arrested-warrant-alcohol

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Lyon Deputies Arrest Dayton Man Wanted on Several Charges

Posted: Apr 21, 2014 6:18 PM PDTUpdated: Apr 22, 2014 11:41 AM PDT

Keith Furr

Keith Wayne Furr of Dayton

Lyon County deputies have arrested a man they say was wanted on drug and stolen property property charges.

Deputies had been searching for 51-year-old Keith Wayne Furr of Dayton all weekend after receiving a felon warrant for possessing stolen property.

Around 9:45pm Sunday, they received a tip Furr was spotted at his trailer located in the 1000 block of Highway 50. When deputies arrived, they found Furr packing personal belongings into a vehicle. They say when he saw them, he ran away, and after losing him for a brief time, they found running east along Highway 50.

Furr was eventually arrested after a brief struggle.

During the investigation, deputies say an associate of Furr — 43-year-old Melanie Sandomierski of Dayton — was also arrested for harboring a fugitive for possession of a controlled substance.

Melanie Sandomierski of Dayton

Melanie Sandomierski of Dayton

Furr is charged with principle to possession of stolen property, resisting arrest, criminal contempt (Carson City Justice Court Warrant), possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of extended protection order.

Furr’s bail is set at $15,920 while Sandomierski’s bail is set at $12,500.

Carson City sheriff’s officers make numerous drug, misdemeanor arrests over weekend

Two men were arrested Sept. 27 and face felony drug charges after Carson City Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Team officers found methamphetamine in a console of a van. Both men denied the meth was theirs.

Keith Wayne Furr, 51, and William Dale French, 42, of Dayton were arrested in the 4900 block of Highway 50 East at 5:28 p.m.

According to the arrest report, an officer was patrolling eastbound Highway 50 near Sunrise Road when he noticed a Chevy van with an expired California plate traveling westbound. The officer followed the van to a mobile home park where it drove into a space. The men got out of the vehicle and went around to the back of a mobile home. The men were given instructions to stop what they were doing and put up their hands, which they didn’t do, each rummaging through their pockets, according to the arrest report.

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French told officers that he was a passenger in the van and was just getting a ride. He stated that Furr saw the officer on Highway 50 and stated he knew it was a cop. French told officers that Furr was nervous and drove quickly into the mobile home park. He said they didn’t know anyone who lived in the mobile home park.

A K9 did a drug sniff of the yard of the mobile home park where the dog located a small amount of marijuana along with some cash near a grill. French was asked about the marijuana and he stated it was Furr’s and he is the one who hid it. Officers spoke with Furr who stated that French was the one with the marijuana and was hid it. Furr also stated he knew the officers who stopped him were part of the SET team from the sheriff’s office when he was driving on Highway 50, according to the arrest report.

Department of Alternative Sentencing assisted with the investigation as it was learned that Furr was on a list that allowed for searches. The K9 conducted the search of the van. In the van a hypodermic device was found along with a small amount of methamphetamine and another open bottle of alcohol in the middle console of the van, within reach of both men, the arrest report states.

Officers again asked both about the meth and hypodermic device. Furr said it belonged to French and French said it belonged to Furr, the arrest report states.

Officers then learned that the rear plate of the van had a valid 2014 registration sticker however the registration was expired as of 2010, according to California DMV. The plate was taken for evidence and later booked at the sheriff’s office for fictitious registration. Dispatched advised Furr did not have a valid license in Nevada or California.

Both men were booked. Furr faces the following charges: felony possession of methamphetamine, gross misdemeanor destruction of evidence. Misdemeanors include possession of marijuana, no valid driver’s license, expired registration, no proof of insurance, possession of a hypodermic device, violation of conditions, open container and fictitious registration. Bail: $11,179. French faces a felony charge of possession of methamphetamine and a gross misdemeanor charge of destruction of evidence. He also faces the following misdemeanor charges: Possession of marijuana, possession of a hypodermic device and open container. Bail: $6,874.

Carson City Sheriff’s Office report details initial arrest that led to recovery of 60 stolen weapons

More details have emerged following the arrest Friday of a Dayton man that led to Carson City and Lyon County authorities to recover approximately 60 stolen weapons, a stolen vehicle and narcotics. Three others were also arrested.

Keith Furr, 52, was arrested on charges of being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm, contempt of court and criminal contempt and is being held in Carson City with a bail of $23,500.

According to the arrest report, deputies were dispatched Friday at around 3 p.m. to the area of Clearview Drive and South Edmonds after a person called dispatch to advise there was a vehicle stuck on top of the next to Prison Hill.

When they were approximately 100 meters from the vehicle they observed Furr carrying a short-barrel AR-15 and a white metal carrying case.

When they were approximately 100 meters from the vehicle they observed Furr carrying a short-barrel AR-15 and a white metal carrying case.

When they were approximately 100 meters from the vehicle they observed Furr carrying a short-barrel AR-15 and a white metal carrying case.

The man immediately attempted to walk past the officers and appeared nervous, making movements like he was about to run from the officers, the arrest report states.

The officers asked the man who the gun belonged to and Furr said a man that he did not know handed the weapon and a case to him and told him to carry it to the top of the hill. Furr stated the man would meet him shortly thereafter, the arrest report states.

Deputy Kepler walked to the vehicle and checked the license plate through dispatch and advised the plate came back to a subject in Lyon County and then walked back to speak with Furr. As the officer returned, Sgt. Humphrey informed the deputies that Furr was a felon. Furr also admitted to this, the arrest report states. Deputy Kepler and Trotter took the man into custody at 5:12 p.m. for being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm.

Dispatch advised Furr was on alternative sentencing, which then placed a hold on Furr for violation of conditions of probation and violation of a court monitored sentence.

Through the combined efforts Carson City Sheriff’s Office and Lyon County Sheriff’s Office, four people were arrested for felony and misdemeanor charges and parole violations. During the investigation approximately 60 stolen weapons, a stolen Chevy pickup with a camper shell and illegal narcotics were recovered, authorities from both agencies said.

Both Carson City Sheriff’s Office SET and Lyon County Gang Unit are still following up on leads to other crimes and suspects as a result of the arrests. Because of the investigation and leads into the case, the names of the three other suspects have not been released.

Carson City District Attorney Mark Krueger

Carson City District Attorney Mark Krueger

 

Krueger declined to comment on the filing, but the court document states that his office maintains “there has never been a conflict of interest” in the cases against Robben.

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Carson City DA Neil Rombardo is corrupt

Robben, meanwhile, is taking his claims the office is unconstitutionally harassing him, violating his rights and covering up corruption in the Carson judicial system to the federal level.

He said he will sue the DA’s office and Krueger in federal court and that he has already been interviewed by the FBI.

See Robben’s website here:

http://nevadastatepersonnelwatch.wordpress.com/2014/04/10/ty-robben-aka-top-ramen-free-at-last-all-charges-dropped/

Robben’s troubles began when he was terminated from the Department of Taxation. His appeals of the termination were rejected at every level.

Robben claims the termination was retaliation for exposing corruption in the Nevada Department of Taxation. The Las Vegas Review Journal newspaper did a story on Robben’s claims that the new $50 million dollar computer IT system had serious problems costing the State money. Robben also complained about other issues including the mine audits and personnel issues with other employees engaging in inappropriate behavior. Robben’s co-worker Morgan Canfield send numerous pornographic emails to other employees over the State email system and IT director Vince Cherpeski used inappropriate language and discriminated against employees. A Taxation employee other than Robben was so upset with Cherpeski they defecated on his desk!

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Taxation Department losing tens of millions of dollars a year, ex-employees say

CARSON CITY — The state is losing tens of millions of dollars a year in tax revenue because of an inefficient computer system that prevents department auditors from reviewing the tax records of companies in a timely manner, according to two former Nevada Taxation Department employees.

Dino DiCianno explains everything

They place the blame primarily on a computer system that, while not antiquated, is slower and not user friendly, saying that a new system is needed.

The department’s annual report, released Jan. 15, shows 1.24 percent of businesses in the state were audited during the past fiscal year, almost half the total in the 2006-07 year, just before a new $40 million tax accounting system went online.

They also said that mismanagement by former Taxation Director Dino DiCianno has contributed to the department’s inability to perform more audits and that he deliberately stopped audits of the mining industry. DiCianno closed the agency’s Elko office in June 2010 as part of a cost-cutting plan by former Gov. Jim Gibbons, though the mining industry was booming and the auditor there could have recovered millions in unpaid mining taxes, they said.

DiCianno, who did not return a phone call seeking comments Tuesday, abruptly retired from state government in March, a day after telling legislators that mining companies had not been audited for two years because he lacked qualified auditors to check their records.

Taxation Department executives told legislators that the mining industry operated on a “self-reporting” tax system.

After DiCianno’s departure, new Gov. Brian Sandoval required the department to undertake mining industry audits.

That work produced $1.2 million in additional revenue from audits in the fiscal year that ended June 30, although the employees said much more could have been secured except for a three-year statute of limitations on unpaid taxes.

Still the employees and their union representative said far more revenue could be secured if the number of audits returned to the total of past years.

“It is our members’ assertion the total number of audits is down because of the computer and software system,” said Vishnu Subramaniam, executive director of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 4041. “Individuals have to pay their fair share of taxes. We should expect the same from Nevada businesses.”

Although no one was critical of his performance, new Taxation Director William Chisel did not return three messages left by the Review-Journal on his office phone over the past week and a half.

Sandoval, however, expressed support Tuesday for Chisel, adding it is the director’s plan to concentrate audits on companies where the returns can be greater.

“I will have a conversation with the director,” Sandoval said. “Mr. Chisel’s background is as an auditor. They are developing systems to go after the higher returning entities.”

Subramaniam arranged for the two former Taxation Department employees to speak with a Review-Journal reporter. They both requested anonymity.

One is still employed in state government. He said he told legislators before the meeting in March that DiCianno was not having the department audit mining companies.

He said he previously worked for a mining company and is proficient in auditing their records. Instead, he was assigned to audit businesses where the return for the state was far less.

This employee said no net proceeds of minerals audits were performed for 10 years.

“We did sales tax audits. We did business tax audits. We did everything but net proceeds of minerals,” he said. “I was stifled by Dino (DiCianno).”

The other source, who said he is familiar with the computer system, said, “It wasn’t right from the beginning. It has been completely dysfunctional.”

The system will not even properly add up numbers, he said.

As an example, he said the system software would show a 990 answer for adding up a group of numbers with an actual sum of 1,000. Replacing it with a new system would cost $100 million, he added.

Auditors for the Taxation Department do not need accounting degrees but can take a couple of night courses to qualify for the job, according to the former taxation auditor. He said pay is too low to attract highly qualified people.

According to the state Personnel Division, tax auditors are paid $39,108 to $69,029 a year, depending on their experience.

A person with a high school degree with previous auditing experience who has completed six credit hours of college accounting classes can be an auditor.

“I would always collect or recover five times or more what I earn,” he said. “The jobs pay for themselves.”

The annual report shows salary expenditures by the Taxation Department increased by about $450,000 to slightly more than $20 million a year in the past fiscal year.

Subramaniam said Sandoval needs to take the leadership to ensure the Taxation Department does more audits and businesses know they are being watched so they will pay their taxes, but with a 1.24 percent audit rate, businesses realize they can fudge their taxes with impunity.

“The least we could be doing is to ensure that Nevada businesses are paying their fair share in taxes — that they are paying what they’re supposed to be paying,” Subramaniam said.

Contact Capital Bureau Chief Ed Vogel at evogel@reviewjournal.com or 775-687-3901.

Nevada Department of Taxation Audits

Year Audits Revenue
produced
Pct. of businesses
audited
2010-11 1,066 $16.2 million 1.24%
2009-10 1,254 15.0 1.35
2008-09 1,397 16.2 1.51
2007-08 1,346 13.4 1.45
2006-07 1,994 19.3 2.08
2005-06 1,668 12.45 2.32
SOURCE: Nevada Department of Taxation
annual report, 2010-11

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Nevada crime scene

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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mine taxBy Mark Robison, RGJ

On next month’s Nevada ballot, there’s a question that’s a bit strange because its passage will have no noticeable effect.

The catch is that it opens up the possibility for legislators to make changes later, and it’s those changes that could be big.

We’re talking about the mining tax initiative, which asks a seemingly simple question: Should the Nevada Constitution should be changed to remove the cap on the mining tax?

One twist is that although some supporters hope this makes it possible the mining industry could pay more than what it does now, legislators could also lower its tax burden.

People on different sides of the issue discuss their viewpoints below, but before getting to that, the highlights are this:

Supporters say a yes vote means mining will no longer get special treatment in the state constitution, enabling the Legislature to change the mining industry’s taxes if needed.

Opponents say a no vote keeps intact the constitution, which shouldn’t be changed without a good reason — and mining taxes aren’t a good reason because the Legislature can already change mining taxes in ways that don’t involve mucking with the constitution.

What changes

Right now, mines generally pay a 5 percent tax on the difference between what they sell minerals for and what it costs to get them.

This is called the net proceeds. For every $100 in net proceeds, they pay $5. A portion of that $5 goes to the county in which the mine is located — based on the county’s property tax rate — and the rest goes to the state.

If the ballot measure passes, the same amount of taxes will still go to the same places. That’s why there’s no noticeable change, at least initially.

But the tax would be changed from being a property tax — whose rate is limited in Nevada — to an excise tax. Politicians or voters can raise an excise tax to whatever they want, after going through the proper approval process, of course.

An excise tax is often a tax on a thing when it’s sold, such as cigarettes or gasoline. Sometimes it is put on an activity, such as gambling or highway usage by trucks.

What then

The full ramifications of passage would play out in the Nevada Legislature, which returns for its every-two-years sessions in February.

It could lower the tax on mining, raise it or leave it the same. But it could also potentially create separate tax rates for different things, such as a lower rate for gold in years when the price is low or a high rate on lithium if its price goes through the roof thanks to rechargeable batteries.

“It opens a Pandora’s box from the industry perspective,” said John Dobra, an economics professor at the University of Nevada, Reno.

“There’s gonna be pressure to raise it over the current level. There will be continuous battles over what the excise tax would be for mining, like we also have for cigarettes, and that’s why it’s scary for industry because there’s no cap, the sky’s the limit.”

Dobra said this uncertainty “definitely could” keep a company from starting a mining operation here.

He added that some people characterize mining’s treatment in the Nevada Constitution as a sweetheart deal but “I published study in the International Resource Journal. It shows state mining taxes; Nevada is right in the middle. It’s not like it (the mining industry) is getting a great deal. We even come in comparable with California.”

Case in favor

Sheila Leslie said, “It’s only fair that the mining industry pay its fair share and not be only industry with tax protections written into the constitution. The constitution is no place for tax protections.”

She’s a former state senator who was chair in 2011 of the revenue committee where this mining tax plan originated.

“We held hearings on mining and we heard how many are not paying any of the tax because of generous deductions,” she said. “The more we dug in to it, the more we became concerned and wanted to take special tax protections out of the state constitution.”

The mining industry pays smart people to convince the Nevada Tax Commission to allow more and more deductions until the amount of deductions has become overly generous, Leslie said: “Go look up what they (mining companies) paid last year — a number paid zero.”

Indeed, quite a few paid zero, according to the 2013-2014 Net Proceeds of Minerals Bulletin.

Leslie said oil is taxed heavily in Alaska and many citizens get rebates from the oil industry, while in Wyoming with its natural gas boom, the state has a severance tax.

“Nevada can’t have a severance tax unless we take mining out of the constitution,” she said.

Passage won’t have much of an effect unless the Legislature approves more taxes for mining. If this happens, it would mean more money for education and human services, Leslie said.

“The negative possibility is we’ll lose jobs and close mines, but it’s a boom-and-bust industry with many factors so I don’t think these multibillion-dollar corporations will feel much pain,” she said. “And if mining pays more, maybe our sales tax can be lowered.”

Of course, the ballot measure could backfire on supporters and lead to a lower tax rate for mining.

“It’s ludicrous to think in our low-tax state that we would tax them less,” Leslie said. “That’s not going to happen.”

But she does expect a battle to tax the mining industry more.

“The way people in Clark County feel about the rest of us taking their money — that’s the only thing that gives me hope that mining will be taxed more appropriately,” Leslie said. “The mining in Nevada is by multinational billion-dollar corporations. For the most part, these aren’t mom-and-pop operations. They can afford to pay this state for our non-renewable resources.”

Case against

Jim Wadhams, a lawyer who has represented mining companies on tax issues for 20-plus years, said the first things people should ask themselves regarding the ballot question are: Do we want to amend the constitution and is this a good reason to do it?

He doesn’t see the point. For one, he agrees mining companies are treated differently in the constitution: “They are exposed to a higher tax rate than other property owners.”

Nevada’s property tax rate is capped at 5 percent. Counties charge less than that, but mining companies pay the appropriate county’s tax rate plus the difference between it and 5 percent.

For another, “the claim that mining is the only industry mentioned in the constitution is simply not true,” Wadhams said. “We specifically exempt retail inventories and goods in warehouses from tax. … So that comes back to why should we amend the constitution if the reasons you’re giving aren’t true?”

For a third, opponents say mining can’t be taxed more — “that’s false,” he said. “Mining pays the modified business tax. If they wanted to raise it, they could. If they wanted to add an income tax on mining, they could without amending the constitution.

“The constitution has served the public well so it shouldn’t be changed so easily. And the reasons they (opponents) give — none of them holds water.”

Wadhams said when taxes are raised on a business, it changes the economics of that business.

“People say mining companies will never leave Nevada because that’s where the gold is — that’s crazy,” he said. “Companies come and go depending on whether the time will allow them to make money.”

Last year during the Legislature, a Las Vegas Review-Journal said Wadhams never used the word “lawsuit” but he warned lawmakers that if the ballot measure passes, the mining industry might take the issue to court.

Asked if he might sue, he said, “No. I’m not sure what there would be to sue over. If (the ballot measure) passes, then we’ve amended the constitution for no valid reason because the Legislature could tax or not tax anyway so what’s the lawsuit over?”

He did make a connection with the Tesla battery factory, though.

“The Tesla deal passed unanimously in the Legislature,” Wadhams said. “Why? Because we wanted jobs that come from making batteries with lithium and nickel. That battery factory is just the end process of the mining industry. If we want to raise the prices of mining, what’s that going to do to the Tesla deal?

“The other question it raises is: Tesla is creating 6,500 $40,000-a-year jobs while the mining industry currently has 10,000 jobs currently worth about $85,000 a year. The policy question this comes back to is why are we amending the constitution to mess around with basically a two company industry that creates high paying jobs and contributes to the economy?”

How mining tax works

Mines take stuff out of the ground and sell it. Then they generally pay 5 percent on the difference between what that stuff can be sold for and what it cost to get it.

So if a certain nugget sells for $1,500 and it costs $1,400 to dig it up, process it and get it to market, that leaves $100 left over. This is called the “net proceeds.” (The $100 amount was chosen purely for ease of calculation, not for real world accuracy.)

A mine would then pay $5 in taxes on that nugget: 5 percent of $100.

The county in which the mine was located gets a cut based on its property tax. In rural Washoe County, the rate is 2.7002 percent so it would get $2.70. The remaining $2.30 — to get to the total $5 in taxes — would go to the state’s general fund.

If the mining tax ballot measure passes, these same rates would be paid to the same governments unless the Legislature or voters decide to change them. The only difference is the tax would now be considered an excise tax, which has no limit, instead of a property tax, which is capped.

— Mark Robison, RGJ.com

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From the Ask Joe file, storm season is coming, and one of our viewers has a question about the upcoming winter months.

Ken in Sparks wrote in asking if DRI plans to cloud seed this winter in order to wring every possible drop of water out of the clouds?

Answer:

Ken, there is good news on this front. The cloud seeding operation does have the green light for this winter. Cloud seeding works by shooting silver iodide crystals into the sky during storms to create more snow.

Joe checked with Justin Broglio at DRI. He said they have five generators on the ground throughout the Tahoe area ready and waiting to be fired up. It has to be cold enough before they can cloud seed, but hopefully that will happen soon.

There is no state funding for the program. Instead, the Truckee Meadows Water Authority and the Western Regional Water Commission are funding the program, which costs $300,000 a year to run.

Broglio said in a good year, cloud seeding can add about 10-percent to our seasonal snowpack. Two years ago, the program created an additional six billion gallons of water for our area. So it really adds up when the conditions are right.

(N.Morgan) To add tho the mystery of the location of Roswell New Mexico, a new German documentary claims that the UFO ‘Roswell Incident’ in the USA nearly 70 years ago was the result of experiments with ultra-secret Nazi rocket technology. Could this claim be true? Could this be the long sought after answer to the Roswell conspiracy? The Roswell Incident was reported on July 8 1947 in the town of the same name in New Mexico.
Initially thought to be the crash landing of a flying saucer, military authorities later said it was a downed weather balloon, but conspiracy theorists down the years have always insisted that the military was covering up an alien visitation. But now a documentary entitled ‘UFOs in the Third Reich’ claims the incident was linked to testing of the ‘Bell,’ a copper colored aircraft three meters in diameter, the core of which was a futuristic propulsion unit using electric particles. The documentary screened on the N24 channel claims the craft was the forerunner of the Stealth fighter of today and was crafted by scores of V2 rocket experts who were spirited to America at the end of the war to give the USA the edge over the Soviet Union in rocket technology.

German engineer Georg Klein claimed that such designs had been developed during the Third Reich. Klein, who went on to have a distinguished postwar career as an aeronautical engineer, said; “I don’t consider myself a crackpot or eccentric or someone given to fantasies.
“This is what I saw, with my own eyes; a Nazi UFO.” British and American bomber crews, who ranged free in the skies over Germany towards the end of the war to deliver their lethal cargoes, also reported strange sightings over enemy territory when  debriefed back at their bases – now thought to have been test flights of the Bell. The programmer explores the possibility that the Roswell Incident may have been the crash of another Nazi-era flying saucer known the Schriever-Habermohl model.
Rudolf Schriever was an engineer and test pilot, Otto Habermohl an engineer. This project was centered in Prague between 1941 and 1943, but the plans for it was taken to America at war’s end. Initially a Luftwaffe project, it eventually fell under the auspices of armaments minister Albert Speer before being taken over once again in 1944 by Kammler.

Eyewitnesses captured by the Allies after WW2 claimed to have seen the saucer produced in Prague fly on several occasions. Joseph Andreas Epp, an engineer who served as a consultant to the Schriever-Habermohl project, stated 15 prototypes were built in all. He described how a central cockpit surrounded by rotating adjustable wing-vanes formed a circle. The vanes were held together by a band at the outer edge of the wheel-like device. The pitch of the vanes could be adjusted so that during take off more lift was generated by increasing their angle from a more horizontal setting. In level flight the angle would be adjusted to a smaller angle, similar to the way helicopter rotors operate. The wing-vanes were to be set in rotation by small rockets placed around the rim like a pinwheel.
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34534534On October 2nd US Vice-President Joe Biden finally said what most of those working in the region already know. “America’s key allies in the Middle East are very much responsible for the rise of the Islamic State (IS), funding and equipping extremists – “let’s call them terrorists” – with money and weapons in their eagerness to oust the Assad regime in Syria, at any cost.”

America’s “biggest problem” in Syria is its regional allies, Biden told students at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at the Institute of Politics at Harvard University. “They poured hundreds of millions of dollars and thousands of tons of weapons into anyone who would fight against Assad. Except that the people who were being supplied were al-Nusra and al-Qaeda and the extremist elements of jihadis coming from other parts of the world.”

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Mix-In the last couple of weeks, the Ebola Virus seemed to gain notoriety out of nowhere.

Supposedly a byproduct of bats in deepest, darkest Africa. Brought into America twice, once to treat an active case, a second time by a person who came from the source area in Africa, supposedly not knowing he was infected.

And yet we know that Russia and America have worked in the past militarizing this virus to be deployable as a bio-warfare weapon. It has been successfully combined with a common cold type virus.

Was Ebola deployed in America as a sophisticated from of blackmail designed to coerce the USG to send ground troops into another massive Mideast War for Israel and the World Zionist (WZ) Oil Companies?

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Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces, by Radley Balko, PublicAffairs, 2013

There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.” ?Charles de Montesquieu

If there was any silver lining to the horrifying events that took place in Ferguson, Missouri which riled the month of August, it has finally brought the issue of police militarization to the forefront. As outrageous as the police shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was, the brutal law enforcement response in the form of running roughshod over the First Amendment and resorting to quasi-martial law to mostly peaceful protests by local residents and activists was worse. To many observers, what took place in a Midwest suburb was indistinguishable from scenes out of occupied Iraq.

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Database of New Yorkers deemed too ‘mentally unstable’ to carry guns grows to 40,000+ names…Drudgerport.com ^ | Oct 18, 2014Posted on 10/18/2014, 9:03:01 PM by Jet JaguarOn Drudge now.

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Michael Ramirez of Investor’s Business Daily skewers Obama on Ebola. And everything else…

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Ferguson protesters, rioters, arsonists, trespassers and racist are turning up their threats for an all out war if they don’t get their way,  thanks to a New York Times story that indicated officer Darren Wilson was assaulted in his patrol car, had a struggle over his gun, which was fired hitting M. Brown in the arm.  A 2nd shot from the vehicle apparently missed.

My oh my, Browns blood (DNA) was found on the officer’s gun  according to the FBI investigation.   Officer Wilson is also believed to have stated the same to confirm these findings in addition to his face being scratched and an eye struck from Brown in a struggle in the officer’s car.   Officer Wilson felt threatened and defended himself.  Now seriously you all, don’t you think the police and the hospital took photographs of the officer upon entry into the hospital.  You damn right they…

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President Obama is always the first to claim that no one is more frustrated, angry, or upset than he is whenever his administration meets a setback. In a lengthy article in Friday’s New York Times, sources at the Ebola meeting for which the president had to cancel a DCCC fundraiser said the president was “visibly angry” at the incompetence on display:

Beneath the calming reassurance that President Obama has repeatedly offered during the Ebola crisis, there is a deepening frustration, even anger, with how the government has handled key elements of the response.

Those frustrations spilled over when Mr. Obama convened his top aides in the Cabinet room after canceling his schedule on Wednesday. Medical officials were providing information that later turned out to be wrong. Guidance to local health teams was not adequate. It was unclear which Ebola patients belonged in which threat categories.

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Source: TRUTHstreammedia, by Melissa Melton

“We will stop Ebola in its tracks in the U.S.”

In the days following Ebola Patient Zero Thomas Duncan’s positive test results, Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reassured America with this line over and over and over on every mainstream media outlet that would let him.

To read this story (and any other stories I write about this topic from here on out) is to be forced to assume that we can trust what we’re being told in our news media and by our government officials — not something I’ve been very good at historically, and something I’m even worse at these days.

But let’s play along.

As I’ve maintained from the beginning, if officials were taking this Ebola outbreak seriously with the level of respect a real Ebola outbreak of this reported magnitude deserves, then from the…

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Donald Rumsfeld and Saddam Hussein

Back in the 1990’s, journalists used to joke, “Of course we know Iraq has chemical weapons. We have the delivery receipts to prove it!”

The joke turned out to be the exact truth.

While covering Iraq in 1990 – just before the first massive US bombing campaign – I discovered the US and Britain had secretly built a germ weapons arsenal for Iraq to use against Iran in the eight year-Iran-Iraq War.

This while both the US and Britain were fulminating with breathtaking hypocrisy against the alleged dangers of Iraq’s supposed WMD’s (weapons of mass destruction) that never existed. Some years later, the two leading apostles of attacking Iraq, George W. Bush and Tony Blair, delivered Philippics against Saddam Hussein’s weapons programs while never mentioning that high level of western support for Iraq’s late leader.

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The Nevada Department of Corrections has reported there was a homicide at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center located just outside of Carson City today Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014.
Responding staff tried to reviving the inmate, but lifesaving efforts failed.

The NNCC facility is currently on lock-down status and will remain so until normal operations are reinstated. An investigation is underway and no further information is available at this time

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This is one of the most amazing video clips and updated stories of our hollow planet that I have ever seen made into a new documentary.   

The video tells us that governments ban commercial airplanes from flying over this area, both the north and south poles,  as they want to protect what is inside our planet. 

If  you have the time, this information is the kind that will always stay will you, and they will not teach this in school, this is a cover up of mass proportions. 

This is a HUGE find. They say that inside our planet are beautiful forests and oceans…

Tibetan sacred texts speak of a mystical kingdom called Shambhala, hidden behind snow peaks somewhere north of Tibet, where the most sacred Buddhist teachings — the Kalachakra or Wheel of Time — are preserved.

It is prophesied that a future king of Shambhala will come with a great army to free the world from barbarism and tyranny, and will usher in a golden age. Similarly, the Hindu Puranas say that a future world redeemer — the kalki-avatara, the tenth and final manifestation of Vishnu — will come from Shambhala. Both the Hindu and Buddhist traditions say it contains a magnificent central palace radiating a powerful, diamondlikeLIGHT.

In Hamilton, Ohio, located in Symmes’ Park between 3rd and 4th streets, is a monument  to John Cleves Symmes and his belief in ahollow-earth. It cannot be denied … the globe atop the stone monument has holes at both poles.

Foster Gamble was interviewed with John B. Wells recently concerning his excellent documentary Thrive, in which he explains how our world is controlled by a global elite who want to eliminate 90% of the world’s population.  

In his video Thrive, Foster Gamble explains that there is a better way, one in which the people of earth can thrive and have abundance. 

It is all based on his discovery that abundance systems emanate from an energy pattern called a Torus. which is the shape of ourhollow earth, as well as all bodies in space.

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AFP PODCAST interviews Victor Thorn, author of over 30 books and chapbooks, best known for his groundbreaking political conspiracy research, has set his sights on the biggest conspiracy of them all, The Holocaust, with his new book, The Holocaust Hoax Exposed: Debunking the 20th Century’s Biggest Lie. Thorn rips apart, in lay language, the veil-thin arguments used to prove the Jewish “Holocaust,” which is then used by global Zionists to justify the creation and continued existence of the state of Israel and as a tool to silence all critics; “Never again” is their rallying cry. From eye-opening facts that not one autopsy exists that shows the use of Zyklon B on work camp inmates to zero photographic evidence of this supposed enormous event to the ludicrous and licentious tales woven by the “Holocaust” historians, Thorn’s latest masterpiece should be required reading for anyone interested in understanding the underpinnings of the Jewish power elite.

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Innocent Targeted Individuals under corporate government surveillance for 24/7 intimidation, persecution, suicide or violence against others

Innocent Targeted Individuals under corporate government surveillance for 24/7 intimidation, persecution, suicide or violence against others

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Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy together with congressional candidate Kamau Bakari (IAP) challenge U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to come to Nevada and have the conversation about race that he claims Americans are too cowardly to have.

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from Dave Acton Reporting:

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) wrote a letter to Wall Street’s largest lobby group, the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, in which he questioned Alexander’s financial ethics. Disclosing or misusing classified information for profit is, as Mr. Alexander well knows, a felony. I question how Mr. Alexander can provide any of the services he is offering unless he discloses or misuses classified information, including extremely sensitive sources and methods. Without the classified information that he acquired in his former position, he literally would have nothing to offer to you.

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Photo – In this Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 photo, an election official checks a voter’s photo identification at an early voting polling site, in Austin, Texas. In elections that begin next week, voters in 10 states will be required to present photo identification before casting ballots _ the first major test of voter ID laws after years of legal challenges arguing that the measures are designed to suppress voting.
In this Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 photo, an election official checks a voter’s photo…

The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its voter identification law in November’s election.

A federal judge struck down the law earlier in October, saying it created “an unconstitutional burden on the right to vote.” That same judge later issued an injunction blocking the law’s implementation.

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NaturalNews) In breaking news, a lab technician who processed blood and other fluid samples from Thomas Eric Duncan, the first known Ebola victim to arrive unexpectedly on U.S. soil, is currently being quarantined on a Carnival cruise ship after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) contacted the company to notify it of a potential disease breach.

The unidentified woman is currently under voluntary quarantine in one of the ship’s cabins, along with a travel mate, as the leisure vessel makes its way back to Galveston, Texas. The trip had to be cut short after a scheduled port visit to Cozumel, Mexico, was denied clearance, but the woman is said to be showing no symptoms at this time.

“The employee has been self-monitoring, including daily temperature checks, since Oct. 6, and has not had a fever or demonstrated any symptoms of illness,” said CDC spokeswoman Jen Psaki in a…

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Watervliet, NY Asks Pistol Permit Applicants for Facebook Passwords.

The department recently sent an applicant a form which asked for his Facebook username and password, and after the applicant complained, the department claimed the form was sent to him by mistake and was only used during face-to-face interviews when the department asks applicants for access to their Facebook accounts.

“It is… a common practice to view social media as a means to identify and determine character of a pistol permit applicant, in addition to other investigatory methods,” the department’s spokesperson told the applicant. “Typically all we ask is that an applicant access their account during an interview.”

But if the police dept. gets the applicant’s login credentials as requested on the form, and the applicant does not change his password afterwards, the police and the court reviewing…

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Ruth Bender reports: Not everyone in Paris appears to like contemporary art.

A massive, green, inflatable installation by U.S. artist Paul McCarthy was vandalized in central Paris in the night from Friday to Saturday, according to a police official, after the piece of art entitled “Tree” sparked outrage.

The artwork, set up last week on the famous Place Vendôme, ignited a wave of comments on social media for its resemblance to a sex toy. It attracted even more attention after the Los Angeles artist—known for his sometimes controversial and provocative work—was attacked by a person in the street Thursday as “Tree” was being set up on the square.

French Mayor Anne Hidalgo Meets Young French Designers In Paris

 “Art has all its place on the streets of Paris and no one can hunt it away,”

–  Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, in a tweet condemning the attack

According to French daily Le Monde, a man…

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A large number of the Palestinian children held in Israeli prisons are being subjected to torture and abuse, a Palestinian official says.

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Rami al-Alami, who supervises Palestinian children at the Ofer Israeli military prison, said that around 100 children being held in this jail are in need of medical and psychological attention as they are being kept in bad conditions and being abused and tortured by the Israeli guards.

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New Ebola czar Ron Klain was hired to lobby on behalf of an organization that hoped to limit payouts in asbestos lawsuits and for a company that was heavily criticized for withholding an experimental drug from cancer patients.

That is curious work for a longtime Democratic operative who is also a board member on two prominent progressive organizations. And it also appears at odds with Klain’s new job as the Obama administration’s Ebola czar.

President Obama appointed Klain to the position on Friday to manage the administration’s handling of the emerging Ebola public health crisis after a series of missteps by the Centers of Disease Control.

The choice was immediately assailed by critics who pointed out that Klain has no medical experience. The appointment was completely politically motivated, critics have claimed. Klain has served as an aide in the Clinton and Obama White Houses.

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US war plans against North Korea recently included the option of a nuclear strike, former CIA Director and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta revealed in his memoirs, triggering major controversy.

READ MORE: The Kim is Back: North Korean leader makes first public appearance in a month

Panetta described a 2010 briefing in Seoul by General Walter L. ‘Skip’ Sharp, the commander of US forces in South Korea, where it was made clear that the nuclear option was on the table if North Korean forces crossed into the demilitarized zone (DMZ) between the North and the South.

“If North Korea moved across the border, our war plans called for the senior American general on the peninsula to take command of all US and South Korea forces and defend South Korea— including by the use…

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RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada ranchers are offering a $20,600 reward after the shootings of some 60 head of cattle across northern Nevada since mid-summer.

Nevada Cattlemen’s Association President Ron Torell says 10 of the animals were killed and the rest received serious or minor injuries.

He says the latest case was discovered Wednesday, and the toll could climb as ranchers continue their fall gathers on the range.

The shooting spree has occurred in remote areas over a wide swath of northern Nevada stretching from north of Winnemucca to Wells.

The cattlemen’s association is working with law enforcement authorities and the Nevada Department of Agriculture to try to track down the shooter or shooters.

The reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case.

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SWITZERLAND, Basel —Based on breaking news and events, it appears that the Obama administration (at the behest of the CIA) is once again plotting a “race war” massacre in the Ferguson district of St. Louis, Missouri, most likely this weekend or next.

The racial tension in Ferguson was originally in respect to the Michael Brown execution which was designed to spark a “race war” in Missouri. However, due to the August 14 2014, Truther.org report entitled “Obama Plotting Gun-Related “Race War” Massacre in Ferguson, Missouri”, and the August 22, 2014, Truther.org report entitled “Obama Plotting “Race War” Attack at Michael Brown Funeral and Protests”, the feds were unable to stage the attack.

However, on October 8, 2014, a second black male was executed by an off-duty Missouri police officer, resulting in massive protests…

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Sept 18, 2014

What has happened to America?  Please show these numbers to anyone that does not believe that the United States is in decline.  It is time for all of us to humble ourselves and face the reality of what has happened to our once great nation.  For those of us that love America, it is heartbreaking to watch the foundations of our society rot and decay in thousands of different ways.  The following are 50 facts that show how far America has fallen in this generation, but the truth is that this list could have been far, far longer…

#1 According to a survey that was just conducted, only 36 percent of all Americans can name the three branches of government.

#2 Only 25 percent of all Americans know how long U.S. Senators are elected for (6 years), and only

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LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL

An Ely State Prison inmate serving consecutive five-years-to-life sentences apparently committed suicide on Thursday, the State of Nevada Department of Corrections announced on Friday.

John Carroll, 35, from Clark County was incarcerated in 2010 and after being convicted of first-degree kidnapping and attempted sexual assault, officials said.

Carroll was found unconscious in his cell. Attempts from the prison’s medical staff to revive him were unsuccessful, officials said.

His death is being investigated by a White Pine County coroner, according to officials.

Contact Ricardo Torres at rtorres@reviewjournal.com and 702-383-0381. Find him on Twitter: @rickytwrites.

By Natalie Cullen,

LAS VEGAS — Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval is taking steps to beef up the state’s preparations for the Ebola virus.

The governor announced Friday that he has directed the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services to form an advisory task force to oversee preparations connected to the virus.

Sandoval says the task force will enhance communication, training and responsiveness. They will also give the governor’s office regular updates.

The task force will be made up of experts and key leaders from around the state.

According to the governor’s office, since the first person in the U.S. tested positive for the disease, the governor has received regular briefings from the head of the state health department and the state epidemiologist.

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The state is working with local health authorities to provide proper training for medical personnel and to make sure they have proper personal protective equipment.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there have been three confirmed cases of the virus in the United States and nearly 9,000 in west Africa.

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Nevada Highway Patrol to hold open house

The Nevada Highway Patrol is holding an open house at its Reno headquarters Oct. 22.

The patrol is celebrating its 65th year of service and is inviting the public to tour its facilities and equipment including the mobile command center and mobile breath analyzer truck. The event at 357 Hammill Lane in Reno will begin at 5 p.m.

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Published Fri, Oct 17, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY — A risque video shot in conservative Utah featuring bikini-clad women firing high-powered weapons and riding in tanks for a pinup calendar has raised the ire of a pair of law enforcement agencies who suspect some of their equipment and officers may be in the film.

The Utah National Guard learned about it Tuesday and is determining if military equipment was used in the video, Lt. Col. Steven Fairbourn said. The Utah National Guard didn’t give permission for the project, he said.

The Utah Department of Public Safety believes two of their officers are in the video wearing agency uniforms in violation of agency policies.

Both agencies criticize the video — a promotional “behind the scenes” look at how they shot this year’s “Hot Shots Calendar” — for its edgy content. It features British women wearing camouflage bikinis and other tight clothing while shooting guns, riding in military-type vehicles and striking seductive poses.

“Productions of this kind are not in keeping with the values of the Utah National Guard nor its members,” the National Guard said in a statement.

The England-based company that produced the video wasn’t immediately available for comment.

By Pashtana Usufzy

A man accused of falsely reporting a bomb on the High Roller observation wheel on the Strip was indicted Thursday by a Clark County grand jury.

Jamie D. Dantis, 34, of New Mexico is accused of making a bomb threat May 2 after riding on the wheel, according to the indictment.

Dantis told employees there was a bomb on the wheel and made multiple comments criticizing the low level of security, according to the indictment.

The maximum sentence for making a bomb threat, if found guilty, is six years in prison.

The High Roller, located at the Linq shopping and entertainment complex, is the world’s tallest observation wheel at 550 feet.

A Nevada inmate died Wednesday of what corrections department officials only described as a “medical condition.”

Frank Ortiz, 45, died in the mental health medical unit of the Northern Nevada Correctional Center, officials said. He was convicted of sexual assault and was serving 10 years to life.

Ortiz had been in prison since 1997.

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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Friday rejected a call for travel bans from Ebola-ravaged West Africa, suggesting that it was too early for such a move.

“We have a lot of people in Sierra Leone and in places like Liberia who are dual citizens,” the Nevada Democrat said in Henderson. “If there was a ban they would just fly to smaller countries before coming here.”

House Republicans had called for such a travel ban at a congressional hearing Thursday. President Barack Obama rejected the proposal on Friday.

Reid also backed the Obama administration’s approach to the deadly, expressing faith in just-appointed Ebola Czar Ron Klain’s ability to do an “outstanding job” combating the fast-moving disease.

He spoke at the unveiling of a new Regional Transportation Commission mobility training center.

Reid lamented the fact that researchers hadn’t yet come up with a vaccine to defeat the virus, highlighting National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins’ remarks that sequestration cuts had slowed progress on drugs to fight the disease.

He went on to defend Centers for Disease Control and Prevention head Dr. Thomas Frieden, who some have called on to resign over the past week.

Reid said it’s “easy to start firing people,” but that there was no need for the CDC director to step down.

Contact James DeHaven at jdehaven@reviewjournal.com or 702-477-3839. Find him on Twitter:@JamesDeHaven

UN: We botched response to the Ebola outbreak

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LONDON (AP) — In a draft document, the World Health Organization has acknowledged that it botched attempts to stop the now-spiraling Ebola outbreak in West Africa, blaming factors including incompetent staff and a lack of information.

In the document obtained by The Associated Press, the agency wrote that experts should have realized that traditional infectious disease containment methods wouldn’t work in a region with porous borders and broken health systems.

“Nearly everyone involved in the outbreak response failed to see some fairly plain writing on the wall,” WHO said in the document. “A perfect storm was brewing, ready to burst open in full force.”

The U.N. health agency acknowledged that, at times, even its own bureaucracy was a problem. It noted that the heads of WHO country offices in Africa are “politically motivated appointments” made by the WHO regional director for Africa, Dr. Luis Sambo, who does not answer to the agency’s chief in Geneva, Dr. Margaret Chan.

WHO is the U.N.’s specialized health agency, responsible for setting global health standards and coordinating the global response to disease outbreaks.

The document — a timeline on the Ebola outbreak — was not issued publicly but the AP was told the health agency would be releasing it earlier this week. However, WHO officials said in an email Friday that the timeline would now probably not be released publicly. No official at the agency would comment Friday on the draft report.

Dr. Peter Piot, the co-discoverer of the Ebola virus, agreed in an interview Friday that WHO acted far too slowly, largely because of its Africa office.

“It’s the regional office in Africa that’s the front line,” he said at his office in London. “And they didn’t do anything. That office is really not competent.”

WHO’s other regional directors — the Americas, Southeast Asia, Europe, Eastern Mediterranean and the Western Pacific — are also not accountable to Geneva and are all elected by their regions.

Piot, director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, also questioned why it took WHO five months and 1,000 deaths before the agency declared Ebola an international health emergency in August.

“I called for a state of emergency to be declared in July and for military operations to be deployed,” Piot said. But he said WHO might have been scarred by its experience during the 2009 swine flu pandemic, when it was slammed for hyping the situation.

In late April, during a teleconference on Ebola among infectious disease experts that included WHO officials, Doctors Without Borders and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, questions were raised about the performance of WHO experts, as not all of them bothered to send Ebola reports to WHO headquarters, according to the draft document.

In the timeline, WHO said it was “particularly alarming” that the head of its Guinea office refused to help get visas for an expert Ebola team to come in and that $500,000 in aid was being blocked by administrative hurdles. Guinea, along with Sierra Leone and Liberia, is one of the hardest-hit nations in the current outbreak, with 862 deaths so far blamed on Ebola.

The Ebola outbreak already has killed 4,546 people in West Africa out of at least 9,191 cases. WHO says within two months, there could be new 10,000 cases of Ebola every week unless stronger measures to fight the outbreak are put into place.

When Doctors Without Borders began warning in April that the Ebola outbreak was out of control, a dispute on social media broke out between the charity and a WHO spokesman who insisted the outbreak was under control.

At a meeting of WHO’s network of outbreak experts in June, Dr. Bruce Aylward, normally in charge of polio eradication, alerted Chan about the serious concerns being raised about WHO’s leadership in West Africa. He wrote an email that some of the agency’s partners — including national health agencies and charities — believed the U.N. agency was “compromising rather than aiding” the response to Ebola and that “none of the news about WHO’s performance is good.”

Five days later, Chan received a six-page letter from the agency’s network of experts, spelling out what they saw as severe shortcomings in WHO’s response to the deadly virus.

“This (was) the first news of this sort to reach her,” WHO said in the draft document. “She is shocked.” In the following weeks, the WHO country office heads in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone were all replaced.

Other experts said it was impossible to predict that the initial Ebola cases in Guinea would spark the biggest-ever outbreak of the lethal disease.

“There were a lot of mistakes made by WHO but a lot of the best public health minds would have thought we could handle this in July,” said Michael Osterholm, an infectious diseases expert at the University of Minnesota.

“By the time we realized how bad things were, the genie was already out of the bottle,” he said.

Osterholm said the U.N. health agency was far from the only organization to blame.

“If we fault WHO for the early dropping of the ball, the whole world has dropped the ball in some sense,” he said. “Nobody is to blame because everybody is to blame.”

Meanwhile, Ebola has sent food prices soaring, hurting people’s ability to feed themselves in the three nations hardest hit by the outbreak, the World Food Program said Friday.

Spokeswoman Elisabeth Byrs told the AP that food shortages, panic-buying and hoarding have driven up food prices by an average 24 percent in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. The price of cassava, a key staple, doubled in Liberia’s capital of Monrovia between July and August, she said.

In one hopeful note, WHO reported Friday that Senegal, which had only one case of Ebola, was now free of the disease.

1st Dallas nurse with Ebola in fair condition

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The first nurse to be diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital has been sitting up and eating and has her iPad after being moved to a specialized isolation unit near Washington, officials said Friday.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Friday that Nina Pham’s condition is stable and she is resting comfortably at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He said she is “in good spirits.”

Pham, 26, arrived shortly before midnight Thursday and was admitted to the clinical studies unit. Doctors said her mother and sister also were in the Washington area.

Pham is being treated by staff specializing in infectious disease and critical care. Workers are monitored as they put on and remove protective clothing and nurses are working in pairs in Pham’s room, with one watching the other to make sure correct procedures are followed. They also limit the amount of time they spend in her room to reduce fatigue.

At a briefing outside NIH, Fauci was asked whether Pham’s condition had changed for the worse since she left Texas Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, where she was described as in good condition.

“She’s not deteriorating,” he said. He said that he couldn’t describe the reasons NIH doctors rated her status as “fair” without violating patient confidentiality but that she was fatigued by the journey. Such a condition “implies that she does still have some symptoms,” he said.

Dr. Rick Davey, the deputy clinical director of the NIAID’s division of clinical research who examined Pham, said she is “doing quite well compared to what we were told about her status at the other hospital.”

Fauci said, “We fully intend to have this patient walk out of this hospital.”

Pham flew late Thursday from Dallas to Maryland. She was seen walking gingerly down the stairs of the plane to an awaiting ambulance that brought her to the hospital.

In a video shot Thursday in her Dallas hospital room, she is seen smiling as she sits upright in a hospital bed while a man identified as her treating physician can be heard thanking her for getting well and being part of the volunteer team that took care of Duncan, who died of Ebola last week.

“Come to Maryland. Everybody,” Pham laughs into the camera before wiping away tears with a tissue handed to her by an attendant in full protective gear.

WHO: Ebola death toll rises to 4,546 in hardest-hit countries

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GENEVA — The death toll in the Ebola outbreak has risen to 4,546 out of 9,191 known cases in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

A further 20 cases including eight deaths in Nigeria, and one non-fatal case in Senegal, have also been recorded, it said.

In addition, Spain has recorded one local Ebola infection and the United States has three confirmed cases including one death, the WHO said in its latest update.

The death toll for the three countries with intense transmission of the virus includes 62 more deaths than on Wednesday. There are 239 health workers among the fatalities.

Earlier on Friday, the WHO declared an outbreak in Senegal officially over, after twice the maximum incubation period of 21 days had passed. A similar WHO statement on Nigeria is expected on Monday after the requisite 42 days.

A separate Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo, from a different strain of the virus, has claimed 49 lives out of 68 known cases, the agency said.

Remembering ’89 quake during World Series

Two thoughts occurred at 5:04 p.m. Thursday, on the eve of the 25th anniversary of the deadly Loma Prieta earthquake that hit San Francisco.

At 5:04 p.m., Oct. 17, 1989, it was just minutes before the start of Game 3 of the World Series in San Francisco.

Candlestick Park was creaking and swaying from the most powerful earthquake since the 1906 temblor that nearly flattened the city.

I was among hundreds of media jammed into the two press boxes atop Candlestick Park.

The first thought, of course, is self-preservation. But where do you go? Where are you safe?

In a quake that strong, elevators could jam. Stairs could be death traps from falling debris.

When the quake ended after 20 seconds, cheers and applause erupted from a relieved crowd on hand for the Giants and Oakland A’s rivalry.

I burst into a nervous laugh. A gallows humor moment, maybe. What was so funny?

I was thinking of one of the tourist attractions I saw on Pier 39 a day or two earlier: the earthquake “experience” that simulated the super quake of 1906.

With Candlestick Park being pulled apart at the seams, I couldn’t help but find humor in what was happening a couple of miles away at the fake quake tourist joint.

I visualized a guy turning to his girlfriend and saying, “Wow, that was worth every penny!”

The quake measured 6.9 on the Richter scale.

Other memories:

■ Eyewitnesses speaking in awe of seeing the quake generate wavelike action in the parking lot, lifting buses and cars like they were toys.

■ While walking through a blacked-out part of town, on my way to the Nikko Hotel to dictate my story back to the Rocky Mountain News in Denver, I heard clanging noises. I looked down an alley. Men with crowbars were beating down an aluminum door. Looting had begun.

■ I interviewed a florist who was passing out roses to motorists. Why this random act of kindness? Because his electricity was cut off. The flowers would soon die without refrigeration. He wanted to do what he could to lift people’s spirits.

■ In the hard-hit Marina District, I found firefighters who saved a woman buried in rubble, disregarding the danger of a gas leak.

■ The most unforgettable interview, though, was with an 89-year-old man who arrived at his Marina District apartment hoping he could remove some treasured personal belongings. It was too dangerous; the building was on the verge collapse. It wasn’t his first Big One. He survived the 1906 quake at the age of 6, he said. His mother walked him to school, taking long detours so he didn’t see the stacks of bodies.

■ Despite damage to the opera house, the San Francisco Opera went ahead as scheduled to a packed house. The emotional standing ovation was a tribute to the opera members and their show-must-go-on spirit.

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Meghan Smith is ineligible to run as a Democratic candidate for the Assembly District 34 seat, after a judge ruled she didn’t meet the residency requirements.

The Thursday ruling by District Judge Nancy Allf makes Republican candidate Victoria Seaman, who filed the challenge, the only eligible candidate on the ballot.

Seaman filed the challenge after discovering Smith had purchased a home in the northwest Las Vegas district after she filed to run for office. Under state law, a candidate must live in a district for 30 days before filing for office.

“Justice prevailed and I believe we’re bringing honesty and integrity back into the election process,” Seaman said.

In a statement, Smith said she respects the judge’s decision, but believes it is in error.

“I disagree strongly with this ruling, and I am considering my legal options to appeal it and set the record straight,” Smith said, adding that she properly filed and met all the deadlines. Smith said she’ll continue to meet with voters to talk about issues.

For Seaman, the campaign isn’t over. Although Smith is ineligible, her name will stay on the ballot because state law doesn’t allow changes after the fourth Friday in June before the election.

Under state law, if Smith were to get more votes than Seaman, the Assembly would pick someone to fill the seat. And that someone could be her.

“We will be very prevalent in walking with all of our people in making sure everybody knows she’s been declared ineligible,” Seaman said.

Local GOP party leaders welcomed the development.

“It’s sad to see Democrat candidates perjure themselves even before they get into office,” said Nick Phillips, Clark County Republican Party’s political director, in a statement.

The District 34 seat was wide open because Assembly Majority Leader William Horne is termed out. Horne, a Democrat, was elected in 2012 with 57 percent of the vote.

Registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans in the district. Democrats make up 43 percent of the district’s registered voters, while registered Republicans account for 31 percent of the voting block. Another 19 percent of registered voters don’t have any party affiliation. The remaining 7 percent belong to third parties.

Ineligibility for the ballot doesn’t prevent a candidate from being seated later by the Legislature.

In 2012, a district judge ruled that Democrat Andrew Martin was an ineligible candidate because of lack of residency. He won with 53 percent of the vote anyway against Republican Kelly Hurst, and the Democratically-controlled Assembly picked him for the seat.

Contact Ben Botkin at bbotkin@reviewjournal.com or 702-405-9781. Find him on Twitter: @BenBotkin1.

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Loser: Obama’s credit card declined at fancy restaurant

(CNN) — Ever had your credit card turned down at a fancy restaurant?

President Obama can commiserate.

Speaking to workers at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington on Friday, he recalled a moment last month when, at the end of a dinner out in New York City, his plastic was declined.

“I guess I don’t use it enough, so they thought there was some fraud going on,” he said. “Luckily, Michelle had hers. I was trying to explain to the waitress that I’ve really been paying my bills.”

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The President and first lady dined at Estela in downtown Manhattan during Obama’s stay in New York for the annual United Nations General Assembly session in September.

Based on a photo of their kitchen order that the restaurant posted online, we know the Obamas dined on burrata with salsa verde and charred bread, and an endive salad with walnuts and anchovies.

The restaurant is run by a former staffer at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, a farm-to-table mecca in the Hudson Valley where the Obama family attended the wedding of their personal chef this summer.

Obama was at the financial agency Friday to sign an executive order bolstering security measures for government credit cards.

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Between now and the November election you likely will hear this phrase repeated frequently: “Justice delayed is justice denied.”

This pithy little aphorism is usually attributed to 19th century British Prime Minister William Gladstone and argues that legal redress not delivered in a timely fashion is tantamount to no redress at all — such as some court cases here in Nevada that are still pending, though most of the original parties have long since died.

It is the favorite argument proffered by advocates for setting up an appeals court in Nevada, even though voters rejected similar proposals in 2010 and 1992.

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Nevada Supreme Court protest

Actually, that is not the strongest argument for ballot Question No. 1. You see, in order to keep up with its truly monumental caseload, the Nevada Supreme Court has over the past years resorted to disposing of most cases with non-precedential memorandum, or what are called unpublished opinion, since these can be prepared quicker and more easily than a full blown opinion. The case is settled but the ruling sets no precedent for similar cases, and thus offers no guidance for the courts, attorneys and parties. The same legal ground gets plowed over and over, wasting time and money for litigants and taxpayers.

“The published opinions that establish guidance on unsettled questions of Nevada law, as a percentage of the number of total dispositions, has declined over the years to where it now hovers between 3 and 4 percent,” the court reported in its fiscal year 2013 annual report.

The Nevada Supreme Court handles everything from appeals for driver’s license revocations to appeals in family law, foreclosure mediation, business, and death penalty cases.

At the urging of the justices, the 2013 Nevada Legislature passed SJR14, which would, if approved, create the Court of Appeals. But it would not be just another layer of judicial bureaucracy between the 171 district court judges and the seven-member Supreme Court. It would be a push-down court.

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Nevada Supreme Court

All appeals would go straight to the Supreme Court, but about a third of all cases, estimated to be about 700 a year, would be sent to the three-justice appeals court — such as timely cases involving child custody and criminal convictions.

The Nevada Constitution requires mandatory review of all cases, but the appellate court would allow discretionary review. The few cases anticipated to be appealed from the intermediate court would have been thoroughly reviewed and the high court could make short work of those cases.

The 2013 Annual Report of the Nevada Judiciary indeed shows the state’s high court carrying a huge caseload. Of the 10 states that do not have an appellate court, the report showed Nevada had the highest caseload by far — 2,333 cases compared to the second highest of 1,524 in West Virginia and 910 in third highest New Hampshire. That caseload means there are 333 cases for each of the seven Nevada justices. The American Bar Association recommends no more than 100 cases.

In a comment to the 2013 Legislature, Chief Justice Kris Pickering said, “In 2012, filings exceeded the dispositions and will likely continue to do so. Delayed dispositions and lack of precedent by which citizens can predict outcomes and regulate themselves are the result. This hurts not only citizens whose cases are delayed but Nevada’s nascent economic recovery as well.”

If approved by the voters, the appeals court would be housed in the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas, closer to the vast majority of parties in legal disputes and thus saving time and money.FRAUD UPON THE COURT Reno, NV Judge Patrick Flanagan and 5 Nevada Supreme Court Justices completely fabricated an entire case

The cost of implementing the Court of Appeals is estimated to be $1.5 million a year to pay for the three judicial positions as well as staff — one executive legal assistant and two law clerks per judge. Since the Supreme Court is expected to spend less due to this intermediate court the total increased cost to taxpayers should be less than $1.5 million.

Nevadans are not getting the timely justice they deserve and are having to spin their wheels making the same legal arguments time and again. This time we believe the justices and lawyers supporting this measure have made a better case for an appellate court.

On the other hand, it might be cheaper to just change the state constitution so that the Supreme Court would hear only the most significant cases — discretionary review.

Nevada is one of the few states that allow high court review of darned near any case for any reason or no reason — other than one party not liking the outcome at the lower court level. Most states, like the U.S. Supreme Court, allow discretionary review. Only cases deemed worthy for some stated reason are taken up by the highest state court.

us supreme courtIf you look at the stats from 2012, you’ll find the Nevada Supreme Court handled 2,248 appeals. Out of all those cases, the high court reversed only 10 cases and reversed/remanded only 95 cases. The vast majority were affirmed, denied or dismissed.

So, does the state of Nevada need to amend its Constitution to add another court at a cost of $1.5 million or should it amend the Constitution to make appeals discretionary? The justices argue the appeals would essentially be a discretionary review process.

study conducted 30 years ago found that in only a couple of years after creating appeals courts the number of opinions written by the state court of last resort was nearly the same as before the creation of the appeals court.nevada supreme court

The voters have only the option of yes or no to an appeals court.

(Thomas Mitchell is a longtime newspaper columnist and editorial. His blog is 4TH ST8.)

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Jerry Lee Peek

A reader email us and says “Talk about corruption! These are trumped-up charges against an innocent man. He left the sheriff’s department due to medical issues. Undersheriff Al Torres is trying to drum up support for his desperate campaign. Sixteen months after this allegedly occurred, they suddenly arrest him and issue an inflammatory and misleading press release ONE DAY before the start of early voting! Please investigate this travesty!”
A now-fired Lyon County deputy faces 21 counts of sexual misconduct and forcing female inmates to perform sex acts, according to a Nevada Attorney General criminal complaint.

Jerry Peek, 33, was booked Tuesday in the Washoe County jail on $750,000 bail.

According to the complaint filed Monday, Peek allegedly forced female inmates to show their breasts and perform oral sex. Four women were named in the complaint.

Allegations were first brought to the sheriff’s office June 2013 when Peek was a 14-month employee of the agency, Lyon County Undersheriff Albert Torres said Friday. Peek was put on paid administrative leave pending investigation until he was fired in March, Torres said.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office released a statement on the arrest Friday, saying it withheld information pending internal affairs and Nevada Division of Investigation probes.

A warrant was obtained and Peek was arrested in Washoe County on Tuesday. Peek lists Reno as his home on Facebook.

“We had not released any information prior to this at the requests of the victims,” Torres said.

Torres said the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office has revamped policy in the jail — from cell checks and regular duties — following the alleged incidents.

When asked for specifics on those changes, Torres said he’s “not willing to get into those details.”

He added: “I can’t think of too many things much more serious than something like this happening at a sheriff’s office.”

The Lyon County Jail is staffed with about 18 deputies and holds an average daily inmate population between 75 and 80, Torres said.

LYON COUNTY (MyNews4.com & KNRV) — The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office has released a statement regarding the details of criminal charges filed against Jerry Lee Peek, as well as the events leading up to his arrest.

According to the press release, initial criminal allegations were made against former Lyon County Sheriff’s Deputy Jerry Peek in June of 2013. Officials say at the time of these allegations, Peek was a 14 month veteran of the agency. Previously, information regarding this incident was not released at the the request of the victims.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office says an Internal investigation was started in June of 2013, along with a criminal lyon soinvestigation performed by an outside agency — the Nevada Division of Investigation. Peek was immediately placed on paid Administrative Leave pending the outcome of these investigations, and his employment officially ended as of March, 2014.

The Nevada Division of Investigations found evidence of several crimes, filed these charges with the Nevada Attorney General and obtained a warrant for the arrest of Peek. Mr. Peek was arrested on Oct. 14 and booked into the Washoe County Jail and has been charged with 6 felonies and 3 gross misdemeanors including ‘Preventing/Dissuading Victim from Reporting Crime,’ and ‘Inhumanity to a Prisoner.’ For a full list of charges, click HERE.

His total bail has been set at $750,000.00.

“Unfortunately these types of crimes occur across the country and are a blemish and embarrassment to all of Law Enforcement …” said Lyon County Undersheriff Albert Torres. “The most important thing we need to remember are the victims, and we are incredibly sorry this happened, and we thank them for having the courage to come forward and for having faith and trust in the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office that we will do what is right no matter who is involved. We are a transparent agency and we want to ensure you that we will continue to be a transparent agency.”

Court dates and times are still unknown, but the Walker River Justice Court in Yerington will be the court of jurisdiction.

UPDATE: 10:53 a.m., 10/17/14

LYON COUNTY, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) — According to the Lyon County Human Resources Department, 33-year-old Jerry Lee Peek – who is currently detained at the Washoe County Jail — was employed as a Lyon County Sheriff’s deputy until March of 2014.

He’s facing several charges including sexual crimes against a prisoner, coercion with the threat of force, voluntary sexual conduct with a prisoner and inhumanity towards a prisoner.

Little information is available. But Lyon County authorities confirm Peek worked as a deputy from 2012 until March of this year.The Nevada Division of Investigations is handling this case but Captain Ryan Miller says Lyon County’s Undersheriff, Albert Torres, will be releasing more information today.

For a full list of charges, click HERE.

Source: http://www.mynews4.com/news/local/story/Man-detained-at-WCSO-for-alleged-sex-crimes/88v_ltA9aEuT8SFvhyzCNw.cspx

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