The Carson City DA Rombardo and Kruger caught removing Judge Tatro’s court files in the Ty Robben cases!

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Ty Robben produces the “missing” documents! This is straight out of Nazi Germany and Communist Russia…

Nevada Appeal and Carson NOW censoring the news again?

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

The local newspaper Nevada Appeal and CarsonNOW.org are not following-up now that Ty Robben is “wining” and exposing the massive rampant corruption that has occurred in the retaliation scheme  orchestrated by corrupt DA Rombardo, Krueger and Judge Tatro. I am sure glad I started a blog a few years ago so my side of the story gets out.

The corruption never stops!  This time corrupt Carson City DA and Judge Tatro “removing files from the record”. This is on top of Tatro earlier intentionally not filing other papers in this case!

Last week Ty Robben protests his former defense lawyer William Routsis after it was discovered that Robben’s lawyer sold him out, conspired against him, and engaged in removing files on the record, not turning in papers on time,  back room deals with the Carson City DA and corrupt Judge Tatro – and of all other things, being too drunk and high to write the court motions for Robben’s cases!

Ty Robben had to type up and research the law because his attorney was inebriated most of the time on alcohol and meth. Robben was a witness to the troubling behavior and demanded his $4,000.00 dollars back. See that story here: Protests target corrupt Reno lawyer William Routsis for “ripping off” & “selling out clients”, back room deals, fraud, ineffective legal counsel, threats of extortion, meth use, binders on booze being to drunk to return calls, and more!

This week  Ty Robben successfully appealed a trumped-up false charge of “disturbing-the-peace” orchestrated by the corrupt “cho-mo” judge John Tatro know for his breathier-before-the-bench by the folks in Carson City.

Also, this week, Ty Robben also beat back the Carson City assistant DA Mark Krugers fruitless attempt to reinstate bogus felony criminal charges that were dismissed earlier this year by “special prosecutor” Douglas County DA Mark Jackson

In doing so, Robben discovered various “missing” filings and JAVs audio/video of court hearings that were supposed to be on the court files on appeal that includes a disputed “contempt-of-court” charge that Robben asserts was an illegal order.”

“Judge Tatro issues a clear verbal and written order that never included a daily check in with DAS or house arrest” said Robben. 

“There are numerous missing items that were in fact in the damn file” said Robben.

judge tatroIn particular now is a missing “stipulation” by the Carson City district Attorney, former Deputy DA Travis Lucia and Robben’s previous lawyer Richard Davies, that shows Robben was never ordered on “house arrest” or “DAS daily check-in”. missing papers

Judge Tatro, know for being drunk in the courtroom, “never ordered house arrest and a daily check-in, the record is clear and even the DA agrees” said Robben.

Now in order to overturn another false claim of “contempt-of-court” Robben seeks the paperwork from the court files that mysteriously is now missing after it was there.

“I had a copy of it and I find it very suspicious that the Carson City Sheriff “searched my house” for 5 days and removed various paperwork related to this case.” said Robben.

This is straight out of Nazi Germany and Communist Russia… this is just the “new world order police state” mentality being carried out in Carson City by a very, very corrupt law enforcement and shitty scandalous judicial system.

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Here is the 09/21/12 (note Tatro calls it 09/20/12 in the order below) entry of the “stip” on the Carson City court docket report:

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Here’s the first page of the  “ORDER” where is the “Stipulation”:

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Robben gained local attention to a Carson City court “backdating scandal” in 2012 that was covered in the local news.

KRNV investigates Nevada Attorney General & Carson City District Court BACKDATING SCANDAL

Carson City 911 NV NDOT Dir. Susan Martinovich HIT and RUN and Sheriff COVER-UP

See more on the Hit and Run scandal involving formed NDOT Director Susan Martinovich here:

http://nevadastatepersonnelwatch.wordpress.com/category/susan-martinovich-hit-and-run/

Stay tuned,this story is developing…

See More Here: Carson City’s history of courthouse corruption and retaliation

 

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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.

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.

downloadSee the story the news is not reporting here: 

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 …

Story – editor – 04/25/2014 – 19:20 – 0 attachments

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. …

Story – admin – 04/11/2014 – 08:22 – 0 attachments

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 …

Story – Jeff Munson – 11/11/2013 – 12:58 – 0 attachments

 

  • Below are the Appeal stories:
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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.

http://www.nevadaappeal.com/news/11178764-113/office-robben-charges-carson

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.

 

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Lawyer Mr. William Routsis, ESQ. of Reno, NV claimed on the court records he was “ineffective counsel”

Reno criminal defense attorney William J. Routsis, got a taste of revenge after a former client, Ty Robben protested outside Mr. Routsis’ office at 1070 Monroe St. in Reno which happens to also be Mr. Routsis’ home.

Mr. Robben paid Mr. Routsis $4,000.00 dollars to represent him in court – He now wants his money back.

williamroutsisbadlawyer.wordpress.com is dedicated to this asshole.

Mr. Routsis claimed on the court records he was “ineffective counsel” to Mr. Robben by failing to turn in documents on time, making “back room” deals with the corrupt Carson City judge John Tatro and the DA Travis Lucia, Neil Rombardo and even working against Robben by conspiring with the Carson City Sheriff Detective Dan Gomes.

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At the protest July 15, 2014, Robben and a group of his “peaceful” protest posse expressed their 1st amendment rights in front of Routsis’ home/office on Monroe Street in Reno, Nevada. Neighbors looked upon the signs and people driving by honk their horns in support of Robben’s protest.

Mr. Robben linked the information together and connected the dots by listening to various audio CDs containing the hearings and other transcripts from the Sheriff. Mr. Routsis worked to make sure Robben got the maximum sentence in a disturbing the peace charge for serving a subpoena to former NDOT Director Susan Martinivich, who actually evaded service and ran over Mr. Robben’s foot when she took off in her SUV.

Robben prevailed on his appeal of the breach-of-peace in July 2014 based on his own legal arguments of withdrawing his plea. Robben had to write his own briefs and perform his own legal research because ‘Routsis does not know how to use a computer”.

Robben had to even file the pleading in proper person because Routsis was too drunk and high on dope.

Robben let the militia aside, and just made a few signs. “I want my money back for services not performed”.

At the protest July 15, 2014, Robben and a group of his “peaceful” protest posse expressed their 1st amendment rights in front of Routsis’ home/office on Monroe Street in Reno, Nevada. Neighbors looked upon the signs and people driving by honk their horns in support of Robben’s protest.

Routsis was not home at the time the protest started, but drove up on the protest near the end of day.

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Routsis became enraged and hostile when he read the signs and allegedly called the Reno Police Department to file “criminal charges” against Robben for “extortion” and called Robben a “terrorist”  and Routsis then yelled “I have been working with CCSO Detective Gomes to tell them you are extorting money from me and you [Robben] are on the FBI terror watch list.”

Routsis then challenged Ty Robben to a fight right there on the public sidewalk. People from the neighborhood gathered around and watch William Routsis, a former boxer, tell Robben to “Man UP” and attempted to lure Robben onto his property for a fight!

Robben remained calm, and told Routsis that “You, William Routsis even admit on the court records that you failed to perform you legal duties and were ‘ineffective legal counsel’ for me [Ty Robben]“.photo(3)

Ty Robben’s cousin Jimmy Robben, a cowboy from the Mother Lode witnessed the mayhem and prevented Routsis from striking Ty Robben with his fists. “Ty was here to express his U.S. Constitutional rights and protest a bad business dispute, and William Routsis wanted to start a fist fight. Let’s be clear, Routsis challenged Robben who just held up his ‘Crime Scene’ sign to Routsis’ face while Jimmy Robben restrained Routsis from physically assaulting/battering  Robben.

Robben told Routsis to “get help and look into a 12-step program… and don’t talk to me until you get to step 9 Mr. Routsis”.

Robben said he will be filing a criminal complaint against Wiillim Routsis after this all settles down for terriost threats, assault and Routsis’ challenging him [Robben] to a fight. Robben will file a BAR complaint and even a civil legal malpractice suit against this clown named William Routsis.

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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.”

 

ImageI comes hard to hear Guy passed away. Guy help me and my friends with the first round of protests and videos about the Carson City and Nevada corruption. We will miss you Guy.

May 21, 1937 – May 24, 2014

Guy Page Felton III passed on May 24, 2014, in Carson City, Nevada. Guy’s happiest years were spent as a school teacher in New York State and Nevada. While teaching in Lander County, Nevada, Guy organized a school bond drive that won funding for a badly-needed, new high school in Battle Mountain.

Guy also served a year as president of the Lander County Teachers’ Association and founded a quarterly news tabloid for teachers in all of Nevada’s “cow counties”. In his later years, Guy published a number of websites includinghttp://www.GreatAmericanInns.com which promoted bed and breakfast inns across the U.S.

 

Where’s FELTON’s 21 gun salute? (See the end of this blog) A World-class Patriot and Person Passed Away

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Guy Felton.. a World Class American Patriot, Warrior, Mentor, former Marine, Genius, Good Person, and Great Friend to all.. died. 5/21/37 – 5/24/14 

FELTON, was a renowned writer and orator and a political legend in Reno, Nevada, who was admired and respected by all. Even FELTON’S adversaries respected his courage, compassion, and gusto. 

He could be humorous and friendly, but he always held his ground.

If there was a Reno Watchdog Hall of Fame (and there should be), FELTON would be a Charter member.
“FELTON was a humble empathetic outspoken defender of the underdog and the downtrodden. FELTON deserves a 21 gun salute as much as any person I ever knew. He will be missed.” ~ Sam Dehne

Accused Stalker, Guy Felton Challenges Governor To Gun Fight

By: Auburn Hutton Email Updated: Wed 9:32 AM, Apr 08, 2009
The 71-year-old Sun Valley man accused of stalking and harassing Washoe County Commission Chairman David Humke, also made alleged threats to Governor Jim Gibbons.
The man accused of harassing and stalking Washoe County Commission chairman David Humke says he feels no remorse.

71-year-old Guy Felton of Sun Valley was arrested last week, after allegedly sending Chairman Humke a series of seven threatening emails.

The letters included discussion of killing Humke, as well as holding County Commission members hostage.

Felton tells me he’s been suffering on and off from what could be some type of stomach cancer for several years. He says he won’t live much longer, and plans to spend the rest of his days fighting for the American people, even if he’s behind bars.

Guy Felton looked relaxed in his orange jumpsuit. You may recognize his name as the man who’s been attending County Commission and City Council meetings regularly for more than two decades, often protesting and speaking out candidly against local government.

“I would like to see politicians in Nevada do something about our corruption,” said Felton.

Court documents allege that on March 24th, Felton was kicked out of a commission meeting for flipping county commissioners, ‘the bird.’

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Felton was kicked out of a commission meeting for flipping commissioners, ‘the bird.’

“The birdie, as far as I am concerned is protected by the first amendment,” Felton  added.

The complaint says that Felton then began writing threatening emails to Chairman David Humke, calling Humke an imposter and saying he should be executed by firing squad. “I hate him, with good reason.”

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One email sent to the capitol actually challenged the corrupt nevada governor Jim Gibbons to pistol duel !!!

Another letter talked about a movie script in which the chairman is shot between his eyes.

Felton’s file included six other temporary protection orders filed against him, including ones filed by the Washoe County Manager, the Secretary of State, and even Governor Jim Gibbons.

 

felton vs gibbons“If I wanted to take out any politician in the state of Nevada, I would have no difficulty doing that. I do not intend to do that because that would put me in jail,” said Felton.

Felton says while he has no access to weapons, and has no intention of physically harming any public officials, he does wish to hurt them in other ways.

“Psychological harm? Yes. I want to say to them, start delivering decent American government. Stop violating the constitution,” said Felton.

Felton says he did write the emails, and meant every word in them. He says he disagrees with our state and local leaders because he feels none of them was legally elected. Felton argues that our corrupt voting system allows people into public office who he feels don’t deserve to be there. He says if given the opportunity, he’d make the same threats all over again.

“Look, I am 72. I can’t have much longer to live. The focus is not on my quality of life, or where I spend that life. My focus is trying to improve government in the state of Nevada.”

Governor Gibbons’ office, as well as the County Commission chose not to comment on the case. In a written statement from David Humke, the chairman says that Felton quote: “pushed the limits of free speech.”

Humke and other members say Felton’s behavior has become increasingly more aggressive over the past year, and that they feared for their lives.

Felton is charged with one count of harassment and one count of stalking. He pleaded not guilty and is being held with bail set at $5,000. Felton is expected to be arraigned in District Court on April 16th.

The full interview with Guy Felton is available on our home page.


 www.govnevada.org

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Guy Felton did the voice in the famous SANDOVAL DECEPTION video

The Scum that you are Brian Sandoval.

See more of Guy’s YouTube videos here:

Guy Felton IS the Re-Incarnation of Walter Cronkite. (Washoe county – Marine Veteran )

Watch Marine Corps Veteran and Venerable Patriot “FELTON” Expose (more) corruption.

Reno’s Own Guy FELTON – Watchdog Extraordinaire. Ballardini Ranch, Gammick Humke

(65,987 views) Guy Felton is running for U. S. Congress. Hooray!

Felton talks about UNR president Milton Glick MURDER Uploaded on May 28, 2011

Who is Guy Felton?

Guy Felton

Guy Felton

Guy’s background includes: Marine Corps Reservist, Intelligence Operative, Police Officer, Classroom Teacher, Head of Negotiations for Nevada State Education Association (now having 27,000 members), Newspaper Columnist, Newspaper Photographer, Executive Jobsearch Consultant (Listed in “Who’s Who in America”), Volunteer Ombudsman for the People of Nevada (the latter resulting in being wrongfully arrested and jailed three times for legally challenging corrupt public officials in Washoe County including Commissioners Humke, Weber, and Larkin ~ as well as Washoe Manager Katy Simon, and Deputy D.A. Melanie Foster.)

Felton has got one heck of a platform.
http://www.guyfelton.com

 

You can read a lot more about “FELTON” and his decades-long courageous challenging of perfidious govt at:

Nevada ANTI-Corruption youtube videos

Nevada ANTI-Corruption youtube videos

http://www.guyfelton.com

http://www.booksampler.net/

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Guy Felton returns to confront some of the people who received the stolen votes.

Nevada Highway Patrol corruption, dash cam tampering & retaliation – The Mike Weston story

CSI: Nevada

Massive CRIME SCENE at Nevada Attorney Generals office !!!

American flag for Guy felton God bless you brother keep up the watchdoging on the other side so we can beatthis basterds

 God Bless Guy Felton

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Guy Felton Oath Keeper

 

Guy Felton was a member of the Sheriff Mack constitutional posse

Guy Felton was a member of the Sheriff Mack constitutional posse

Sheriffs Authority

We are members of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA) and support Sheriff Richard Mack in his mission. We train to help in all types of emergencies that might arise in our communities and states. We are all patriotic law abiding peace loving American Citizens that believe in our Government and the Constitution which makes America the great country that it is. We encourage all states to join us in our mission. Our mission is to unite all Sheriffs, Chief of Police, State Patrol, and all public servants in the importance of keeping their sworn oaths to defend the Constitution from all enemies both foreign and domestic. Sheriff Mack provides a resolution for all to sign. It states in short that you will keep your oath.

http://www.nationalconstitutionalposse.com

Here’s Guy’s 21 gun salute

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

Keep up the fight from the “other side” Guy! Semper fidelis

Originally posted on Judge Tatro SCANDALS:

Judge John Tatro Carson City

“Judge” Tatro fucken’ off in Elko

ELKO — Judges descended on Elko this week for business, but took the time to visit a few of northeastern Nevada’s unique landmarks.

About 50 judges from across the state gathered for the Nevada Judges of Limited Jurisdiction biannual seminar, which ran Tuesday through Friday at the Stockmen’s Hotel & Casino.

“For quite a few judges, this was their first exposure to this part of the state,” said Elko Justice of the Peace Mason Simons, who served as “host judge.”

The purpose of the conference, which takes place every January and June in different parts of the state, was for NJLJ members to further their legal education.

Participants had the opportunity, however, to go on a tour of Newmont Mining Corp.’s Gold Quarry open pit mine near Carlin.

Simons said the tour offered insight into Elko County’s economy.

Judges also…

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Please like and share this on facebook and demand Judge Tatro is removed from the bench!

The hits on this post are going viral on facebook, keep up the good work and tell everyone!!!

judge tatro is gonna get whats coming very soon

Also See: Carson City Corruption – Sheriff Furlong sleeping with a Tranny? Is it TRUE?

judge tatro cho moMost people around Carson City know Judge John Tatro has no law degree and has to breathalyze before taking the bench.

This so called “Judge” Tatro is a train-wreck also involved in other sex sandals that caused the shooting of his front door Like his butt buddy DA Neil Rombard who screwed his deputy DA and caused his divorce both these creeps need to go ASAP.

 

See the latest news on the corrupt court here - More scandals at the notoriously corrupt Carson City Courthouse – This time corrupt Judge Tatro “removing files from the record”

This piece of shit “judge” Tatro is nothing more than a liar,an alcoholic and recent statements from “confidential informants” claim Tatro is a “child molester”and had homosexual sexual relations with a young man he paid for sex.

We stand by the claim and even have the name of the victim. judge tarto sex offender

The CCSO knows who the informant is and the victim, they do nothing so we protested the FBI to investigate the mandatory complaint of “child molestation by John Tatro.

The CCSO (Carson City Sheriff) has the recording from the jail cell where the information and names were given to Ty Robben who has reported this crime but the CCSO just ignores Robben.

the local newspaper also has been failing to report the corruption: Nevada Appeal and Carson NOW censoring the news again?

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One thing “Judge” Tatro does is retaliate against people who criticize him. I was thrown in jail for alleged “libel”  by this corrupt mentally deranged son of a bitch.

The charges were dismissed because what I said was true including that fact Tatro needs to breathalyze before he takes the bench and he had an affair with a court clerk which led to the shooting of his front door.

The piece of shit Tatro filed a false criminal complaint as retaliation because according to his complaint, his wife is upset.

Good she should divorce you because you are a scumbag. Maybe Tatro should consider suicide? 

Ty Robben can assure the readers that this information is legit and he can back it up.

We stand by the claim and even have the name of the victim. 

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New website to expose Judge Tatro: JudgeTatroSCANDAL.wordpresscom
Also see: Carson City Sheriff WATCH website
and the New website to expose corrupt Carson City DA Mark Krueger markkruegerforda.wordpress.com
and the brand new williamroutsisbadlawyer.wordpress.com
Child sexual abuse
“Child sex offender” redirects here. For sex crimes committed by children, see Juvenile sex crimes.

kill cho mosChild sexual abuse or child molestation is a form of child abuse in which an adult or older adolescent uses a child for sexual stimulation.[1][2] Forms of child sexual abuse include asking or pressuring a child to engage in sexual activities (regardless of the outcome), indecent exposure (of the genitals, female nipples, etc.) to a child with intent to gratify their own sexual desires or to intimidate or groom the child, physical sexual contact with a child, or using a child to produce child pornography.[1][3][4]

Child sexual abuse can occur in a variety of settings, including home, school, or work (in places where child labor is common). Child marriage is one of the main forms of child sexual abuse;UNICEF has stated that child marriage “represents perhaps the most prevalent form of sexual abuse and exploitation of girls”.[5] The effects of child sexual abuse can include depression,[6]post-traumatic stress disorder,[7] anxiety,[8] complex post-traumatic stress disorder,[9] propensity to further victimization in adulthood,[10] and physical injury to the child, among other problems.[11] Sexual abuse by a family member is a form of incest, and can result in more serious and long-term psychological trauma, especially in the case of parental incest.[12]

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William Routsis

Reno lawyer William Routsis cheats his clients and works for the “other side” to fuck over his clients

Update: The CCSO admits William Routsis worked with them to undermine his client behind the seems to score points with the court . William Routsis threatened me with “criminal libel” for this post and told me to take down this post by midnight and not protest his corrupt ass as I intend on doing – So I created a website williamroutsisbadlawyer.wordpress.com dedicated to this asshole.

Be aware of Reno criminal defense lawyer William Routsis. This piece of lazy crap lies, and works bogus deals with the prosecutors and against his clients. I hire Mr. Routsis and needless to say, it was a complete waste of money. Mr. Routsis can’t even use a computer to  write simple motions. I had to do all the work because Routsis who claims to be Buddhist is actually a drunk and was strung out on meth. He even had the face picking syndrome going on when I witnessed him on on of his binders. He yells at his clients and tells lie after lie to cover up his incompetence.He tore into a yelling rampage against his secretary for allowing me to enter his “office”  (den indie of his home) when he was doing lines of meth and drinking beer with some street person.

William Routsis

William Routsis sucks

He runs his office from his home, but he uses his brothers (John Routsis) mailing address to appear legit.  Mr. Routsis sabotaged my case and worked with the DA to arrange a bogus “plea deal” to which fell apart and Routsis later acknowledged he was ineffective counsel.

We need to let every potential client in the Reno and Carson City areas that William Routsis is no good, he will steal your money and yell at you. He even threatened me and I had to call the Reno police about his behavior. We will protest this corrupt lawyer soon and file complaints with the State Bar and sue him for malpractice. A lawyer like William who fucks his clients is as bad as the worst judge and DA… At least we can have a profound affect of this fella by exposing the truth about his poor representation, lies and rip offs.

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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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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.

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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

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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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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”

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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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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.

UPDATE: A 36-year-old man is in custody this morning after allegedly robbing a customer at an ATM machine in front of Bank of America on William Street in Carson City.

The suspect, Fernando Romero, allegedly stole $340 from a customer who was using an ATM machine in the robbery. He is being held on a robbery charge with a bail amount of $40,000.

 

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Carson City woman has been arrested for her alleged role in a theft operation targeting professional athletes and sports agents.

The attorney general’s office says 39-year-oldMegan Klein was booked Thursday on charges of identity theft, forgery and theft. It was not immediately known if she had a lawyer.

Prosecutors accuse Klein of being an accomplice for George French Jones, who was charged in Los Angeles in March of fraudulently peddling premium season tickets to Miami Heatgames and small ownership interests in the NBA team. Neither tickets nor ownership in the team was for sale.

The attorney general’s office says Klein is charged with defrauding a sports marketing agent and an attorney who wired Jones a combined $350,000.

The FBI is also involved in the investigation.

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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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Join the Newseum Institute and the American Bar Association for a special event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in New York Times v. Sullivan. A new book, “The Progeny: Justice William J. Brennan’s Fight to Preserve the Legacy of New York Times v. Sullivan,” tells the story of the late justice’s struggle to persuade a unanimous court to embrace the First Amendment doctrine established in this landmark case on freedom of the press.

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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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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We wanted to bring this controversial story back to the front page of the blog because the issue has comer up again.

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After an Indian tribe in Idaho cancelled a planned Ted Nugent concert at its casino earlier this week, detractors in other states have joined the effort to compel organizers elsewhere to call off his upcoming shows.

One such initiative, focused on a performance this weekend in Oshkosh, Wis., got a response from the outspoken conservative rocker.

“I take it as a badge of honor that such unclean vermin are upset by me and my positive energy,” he said in an interview published by the Appleton Post Crescent.

The performance, set to be part of a music festival called Waterfest, was first targeted by protesters who published a petition online to prevent his appearance. A local penned a letter to the editor demanding Nugent be kept out of the festival, a sentiment echoed by critics just days before he is set to perform.

In addition to the Idaho cancellation and protest in Wisconsin, the Post Crescent reports that a Texas town paid him to stay out of a recent Independence Day show; and another demonstration against an upcoming concert is set for New Jersey in coming days.

Nevertheless, the 65-year-old star said the backlash has no bearing on the dedication he has to his craft.

“Put your heart and soul into everything you do and nobody can stop you,” he said. “Sometimes you give the world the best you got and you get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you got anyway.”

In typical Nugent fashion, he used the forum to personally address those who have been attacking his character.

“By all indicators,” he asserted, “I don’t think they actually qualify as people; but there has always been a lunatic fringe of hateful, rotten, dishonest people that hate happy, successful people.”

Amid the recent criticism, Nugent offered his gratitude to his fans and the men and women in uniform he has so often worked to support.

“I have been blessed to be welcomed into the lives of U.S. military heroes forever and have come to know the serious price paid for freedom and the American dream,” he said. “I have vowed to these warriors that I will put to use to the best of my ability those freedoms and rights that they have sacrificed to provide we the people in this sacred experiment in self-government.”

He concluded that every citizen can do his or her part in protecting the rights so many have died to preserve.
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Things in China are getting downright biblical.

First it was the floating animal apocalypse: who can forget the 16,000 floating pigs, followed by a thousand dead ducks, culminating with 5 dead black swans. But nothing quite beats the dramatic impact of the inner river of Wenzhou flowing blood red.

According to China Radio International, this is precisely what happened:

An inner city waterway in the eastern city of Wenzhou was found to have been inundated by an influx of blood-red water this morning.

Local residents say the river was running normally at 4am, but it started to redden at around 6am, and in no time turned as crimson as blood.

One villager who has lived his whole life by the river side said this has never happened before. The villager recalled that there wasn’t a chemical plant along the upper stream.

Inspectors from the Wenzhou Environmental…

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HOUSTON — After weeks of pressure, Harris County District Attorney Chuck Rosenthal resigned Friday amid a scandal involving romantic, pornographic and racist e-mails found on his county computer, KPRC Local 2 reported.
 
Rosenthal, 62, cited a number of reasons, including impaired judgment.
 
“Although I have enjoyed excellent medical and pharmacological treatment, I have come to learn that the particular combination of drugs prescribed for me in the past has caused some impairment in my judgment. This position is much too important for anyone to be less than their best. I am currently in a different regimen of therapy from different health care professionals and am looking forward to concentrating on the restoration of my health,” Rosenthal said in his resignation letter.
 
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Sarah Palin – former governor of Alaska, erstwhile candidate for VP of the U.S. and polarizing public figure – has unveiled a new subscription-based Internet TV network that promises direct access to her and her supporters.

The Sarah Palin Channel, which costs $9.95 per month or $99.95 for a one-year subscription, will feature her commentary on “important issues facing the nation,” as well as behind-the-scenes looks into her personal life as “mother, grandmother, wife and neighbor.” Palin serves as executive editor, overseeing all content posted to the channel.

“I want to talk directly to you on our channel, on my terms — and no need to please the powers that be,” Palin, who is also a Fox News contributor, said in a video announcing the channel. “Together, we’ll go beyond the sound bites and cut through the media’s politically correct filter.”

Palin is producing the channel in partnership with Tapp, the online-video venture formed by Jeff Gaspin, former chairman…

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BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION ON FORMER HARRIS COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY CHUCK ROSENTHAL
 
The following is the initial background study of the past criminal and unethical conduct involving District Attorney Chuck Rosenthal while as a prosecutor and also as a District Attorney.  A frightening thing to note is that many of the prosecutors who assisted in his criminal acts are still Harris County Prosecutors.
 
DNA Scandal Concerning the
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As the Houston Police Department crime lab scandal escalated over the past several months, Rosenthal has refused to recuse himself and his office from the investigation so that a special prosecutor could be appointed.  This in spite of the fact numerous District Judges have advised it.  The reason is obvious.  An independent special prosecutor would uncover the numerous cases in which Harris County prosecutors, including Rosenthal have knowingly used false evidence, or concealed evidence to frame innocent parties.
 

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McDonald’s, Burger King, Taco Bell And More Have Wood Pulp In Food

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McDonald’s, Burger King, Taco Bell And More Have Wood Pulp In Food

By JENN HARRIS contact the reporter Food and Drug Administration

Is there wood pulp in your burger, or your favorite taco?

Here are some major fast-food chains where wood pulp is on the menu – When you fantasize about a classic burger, you think of a juicy patty, your favorite toppings, a warm bun and maybe a little bacon. Chances are you aren’t dreaming about eating any wood pulp.

But if you eat at some of the nation’s top fast-food restaurants, you could be eating wood pulp. Burger King, McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Carl’s Jr. and Wendy’s all have items on their menus that contain this ingredient.

Instead of seeing wood pulp listed in the nutrition information, you’ll see cellulose. It’s a common food additive, made of tiny pieces of wood pulp and plant fibers.

Cellulose also can be listed by some of its many other names, as noted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, as powdered cellulose, alpha-cellulose, flour cellulose, cellulose fiber, Microcrystalline cellulose, cellulose casing and regenerated cellulose.

Earlier this year, Taco Bell attempted to dispel any rumors or concerns of mystery in its beef by explaining the 12% of other ingredients in its ground beef. Among the ingredients was cellulose. Taco Bell describes it as ” a safe carbohydrate found in the cell walls of plants” that “helps with water and oil binding.” The ingredient is also used in its nacho cheese sauce and chips.

McDonald’s, which has the most menu items containing cellulose, lists it as an ingredient in its shredded cheese, fish fillet patty, biscuit, sausage and scrambled egg mix, smoothie base, syrup, ice cream, barbecue sauce, sweet ‘n’ sour sauce and honey mustard sauce.

All this talk of wood pulp may make you lose your appetite, but the FDA has deemed the use of cellulose safe in some instances, including when it’s used as an anti-caking agent and as an emulsion stabilizer.

According to the FDA, humans cannot digest cellulose and in some instances, where large amounts are consumed, it provides dietary bulk and can have a possible laxative effect.

But if you’re looking to cut down on your wood pulp consumption, just check the ingredients list.

The New York Times on Saturday called for the federal government to repeal its ban on marijuana, likening the federal law outlawing the drug to the failed prohibition of alcohol in the 1920s and ’30s.

In the editorial, posted to The Times’ website Saturday and which will appear in print on Sunday, The Times said the federal ban on pot has resulted in enforcement that is “racist, falling disproportionately on young black men, ruining their lives and creating new generations of career criminals.”

“We believe that on every level — health effects, the impact on society and law-and-order issues — the balance falls squarely on the side of national legalization. That will put decisions on whether to allow recreational or medicinal production and use where it belongs — at the state level,” The Times wrote.

The paper noted that there were 658,000 arrests for marijuana in 2012, compared with just 256,000 for cocaine, heroin and other drugs derived from those substances. The Times said marijuana should only be available to people over 21 years old. Washington and Colorado have legalized recreational marijuana use, and other states are considering it.

 

Editor’s Note: Nevada 150 is a yearlong series highlighting the people, places and things that make up the history of the state.

It’s where ranchers fight over water rights, demons prowl the Las Vegas Strip, Basque sheepherders reconnect with family back home and rural residents live out ordinary daily dramas. A place where storytellers with a bit of imagination can craft anything from a Western to a techno-thriller to a spy story against the backdrop of everything from wide-open desert to neon-filled urban clutter.

It’s Nevada, which, thanks to its demographic, geographic and cultural diversity, serves as the setting for stories in just about every genre of literature — even if its roster of homegrown authors with widespread literary acclaim is, frankly, a bit shorter than it ought to be.

Maybe, Sally Denton figures, it has something to do with the Eastern literary establishment’s jaundiced view of the American West.

“I’ve always been kind of struck by this kind of anti-Western bent in general,” said Denton, a fourth-generation Nevadan who grew up in Boulder City and whose works of narrative nonfiction include “The Money and the Power: The Making of Las Vegas and Its Hold on America.”

“It seems to me there was always this sense of the American West as kind of a poor relation to the Eastern literary elite,” Denton said. “And Nevada seems to be, even, the bastard child of the Western group. I never could understand why.”

Yet, “I cannot tell you how many times I’ve been contacted by Eastern fiction writers who want to write about Las Vegas,” Denton added. “But you can’t crack Las Vegas if you haven’t really lived it.”

The truth is, Nevada — the real Nevada — can serve as “a setting for some really evocative literature,” Denton said, “and I think that’s one of the things Mark Twain captured.”

WHERE SAM FOUND MARK

Ah, Twain. In any discussion of Nevada in literature, “you have to start with Mark Twain,” said Geoff Schumacher, a veteran Nevada journalist and author and director of content development for the Mob Museum in Las Vegas.

While writing for the Virginia City Territorial Enterprise, which he joined as a reporter in 1862, Samuel Clemens “was quite perceptive and entertaining, and I think reflected what was happening in Virginia City, and beyond, during that time,” Schumacher said.

It also was in Virginia City that “Mark Twain” — the pen name and the literary persona — was born.

“It’s not that Hannibal, Mo., didn’t shape Mark Twain,” said UNLV history professor Michael Green, but Samuel Clemens “became Mark Twain in Nevada.”

Twain and kindred Western writers on the Comstock Lode developed an unusual style of describing the Nevada of the time.

“When Twain talked about the wind, the Washoe Zephyr as it was called, it isn’t enough for it to be a wind. The thing knocks over countries,” Green said. “And I think the fact that this place historically attracted people from elsewhere who came here for a purpose — mining, to make a buck, gambling, to make a buck — that encouraged Mark Twain and others who came out here for similar reasons.”

Any list of Nevada’s seminal authors also would include Walter Van Tilburg Clark, who grew up in Reno and whose 1940 novel “The Ox-Bow Incident” was a serious-minded, realistic Western.

It’s “not necessarily based on anything in Nevada,” Green said, “but it had Nevada roots and the idea of a group of people in the Old West engaged in vigilantism. This is very much of a piece with how people viewed mining towns and old Western towns. But he also wrote a marvelous novel about Reno, ‘The City of Trembling Leaves,’ and other works.”

Then there’s Robert Laxalt, “whose fiction was connected mainly to Basque culture, which is not limited to Nevada in America but has been far more predominant in Nevada,” Green said.

Laxalt’s 1957 novel/memoir, “Sweet Promised Land,” “is about returning with his father to the Pyrenees, and it’s just a beautiful book,” Green said. “And in the process, Laxalt revitalized — or you could say he even vitalized; he got started in many ways — interest in Basque culture beyond Nevada.”

A LITERARY ‘LEAP FORWARD’

Then, Schumacher said, “take another leap forward,” and Nevada’s literary voices include such Nevada-born authors as Reno native Don Waters (whose work includes “Desert Gothic,” a short story collection published in 2007), Reno native Willy Vlautin, whose 2007 novel “The Motel Life” revolves around the lives of Reno down-and-outers, and Southern Nevada author H. Lee Barnes, whose 2003 novel “The Lucky” is a coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of Las Vegas’ postwar casino industry.

All are very different writers, Schumacher said, but all have in common “that they take Nevada seriously and they are trying to write meaningfully about the state.”

Among other Nevada authors who hew to the same standard, Schumacher added, are former Nevadan and Pahrump-raised Claire Vaye Watkins, author of the acclaimed short story collection “Battleborn,” and Las Vegan Laura McBride, whose debut novel, “We Are Called to Rise,” is “getting huge national attention.”

For other, drive-by authors who aren’t quite as serious about finding the real Nevada, Las Vegas, Reno or rural Nevada often serve as verbal shorthand for confirming whatever pre-existing viewpoints they already hold, whether about the dangers of material excess or the psychic cost of bathing in all of those bright lights in Las Vegas and Reno.

“There are people who never come to Nevada, the place, and if they did come in, it’s with a chip on their shoulders,” Green said, purporting “to tell Nevadans who they are or who we are and what we think and how we feel.”

But, when used as metaphor, sometimes Nevada works. Consider: Would a book by Hunter S. Thompson called “Fear and Loathing in Omaha” been quite as effective?

“Thompson is important, I think, to this whole discussion,” Schumacher said, not necessarily because he accurately depicted Las Vegas, but because he so effectively captured the notion of Las Vegas as “sort of the rotten core of the American dream.”

“I think Thompson set that book here on purpose,” Schumacher said. “You really couldn’t have set that book anywhere else.”

IT’S NOTHING PERSONAL

Beyond fiction, Nevada has provided ample fodder for authors of nonfiction works ranging from memorable magazine pieces — a goodly chunk of Gay Talese’s now-famous “Frank Sinatra Has a Cold,” published in Esquire in April 1966, is set here — to books such as 1963’s “The Green Felt Jungle,” by Ovid Demaris and Ed Reid, that seek to explore the history of Nevada, be it shiny or tarnished.

The state’s cultural and topographic diversity — as well as its attractions both physical and human — likely will make it a prime setting for popular fiction of all sorts, from techno-thrillers to urban fantasies to mysteries.

Even if, sometimes, it’s not completely fair.

“If you think about ‘Leaving Las Vegas,’ the book and the movie, the man could go almost anywhere to drink himself to death,” Green said.

“Las Vegas, though, provides a backdrop that wasn’t necessarily what you’d find in Kansas City or Philadelphia.”

One man’s descent into oblivion wasn’t enough for Stephen King. He set Armageddon itself in Nevada — right, of course, in Las Vegas, which he also makes the devilish bad guys’ headquarters — in his apocalyptic opus “The Stand,” originally published in 1978.

It probably just comes with the territory when you have a single state that’s large and vivid and distinctive enough to almost be a literary character of its own.

“Las Vegas, and this is true for Reno, has a cachet,” Green said. “If you’re going to write a story, generally the surroundings have to be a character, too, and Las Vegas and Reno — and before that, places like Virginia City — are themselves characters in the way people might not think of Tuscaloosa and Des Moines.”

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Aftermath of Domino Toppling

3,610 Nevadans would lose their jobs in the private sector next year if Question 3 on November’s ballot passes, according to a new study.

The Nevada Policy Research Institute, who commissioned the study, used dominoes to illustrate the cascading impact of job losses the measure would have in the Silver State, which still has one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation. “Each of these 3,610 dominoes represents a member of our community whose livelihood will be toppled if the Margin Tax is passed in November,” declared NPRI President Andy Matthews.

The study from the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University also projects a decline of nearly a quarter-billion dollars in real disposable income each year in the state from passage of the initiative, which is also referred to as the “Margin Tax” and which supporters call “The Education Initiative.”

This drop in real disposable income is due to a combination of fewer workers earning income, some workers who remain employed earning reduced wages, and a higher cost of goods due to part of the margin tax being passed along to consumers, eroding their purchasing power.

Q3 would impose a 2% tax on the gross income of any business with revenues above $1 million. The 56-page initiative allows businesses to choose from three general types of deductions (employee compensation up to $300,000 for an individual employee, cost of goods sold or a straight 30% deduction) to reduce the amount of income subject to the tax. Since the tax is levied on gross income, not profits, businesses that lose money would still be required to pay.

The Beacon Hill study declares, “Sound policy requires that any tax meet the test of five principles: the provision of appropriate revenues, overall neutrality, equity, efficient administration and accountability,” and claims the proposed tax fails on all five.

Private-sector job losses would increase to 3,670 by 2018, according to the study, with business investment declining by $7.1 million next year.

Proponents of Question 3 claim it would raise $800 million annually in additional funds for public schools. The Beacon Hill study determines the Margin Tax would raise even more, $851.9 million, with funds from the tax deposited in the Distributed Schools Account. The Beacon Hill study notes,

The reality is that lawmakers can effectively divert the extra funds raised by a margin tax to other programs beginning in year one by offsetting the deposits into the Distributive School Account with a smaller general fund appropriation into that account. This reality destroys any assurance that margin-tax proceeds will be used for the purpose voters are being told.

The study concludes,

Public education clearly contributes to a state’s ability to promote economic growth by enhancing human capital. But more spending does not necessarily guarantee a desired educational outcome. Nevada already spends a substantial sum, and there is no significant documented relationship between increased spending and student performance. Increasing education spending of the magnitude desired by proponents of a margin tax requires a serious trade-off with economic efficiency. Voters should seriously weigh the implications on Nevada’s recovering private sector in considering the measure.

[Footnote removed – ed.] The battle over Question 3 is expected to be one of the most expensive campaigns in Nevada’s history, with experts predicting more than $10 million to be spent by both sides in a state with 2.8 million residents.

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This is an absolutely fascinating, just released conversation with 4-star US General Charles Jacoby, Jr, (NORTHCOM / NORAD COMMANDER), who joined the Aspen Security Conference recently to talk in a very open and frank discussion about many of the things that Americans, and particularly Before It’s News readers, want to know about including martial law on American soil.

This appears to be a very honest and transparent conversation with General Jacoby and provides some amazing information, straight from a US 4-Star General, that you surely won’t get from the mainstream media. What he says about martial law on American soil might surprise you. *Update! A 2nd video, an excerpt from the 1st below, has been added called: “DONT FEAR OUR MILITARY: Politicians, Maybe…. Military, No.”

While I DO believe there are people (such as many persons in the current Administration) that are inherently bad, I can not stand behind the theory of complete “Martial Law.” First, it serves no purpose. Second, it would be nearly impossible to do as an “armed nation.” But most importantly, there is no desire, or will, of our Military to take such actions. In my personal contacts and discussions with active military personnel, NONE have ever come close to confirming the claim that there will be a “military takeover” in the United States…. further, most (the vast majority) do take their OATHS seriously, to “…. support and defend the Constitution of the United States…against ALL enemies, both foreign and domestic… and will bear true faith and allegiance to the same…”

It seems that Democratic National Committee chairperson Debbie Wasserman Schultz has herself programmed to automatically criticize any Republican governor in the U.S. for refusing to implement a state Obamacare exchange.

Wasserman Schultz made that contention on Tuesday about Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval. She did so on Nevada’s “Ralston Reports,” a TV program hosted by Jon Ralston, whose bio indicates that he is “a contributing editor at Politico Magazine” and that he has appeared “on national television, including programs on MSNBC, FOX and PBS.” There’s only one problem: Nevada tried to set up an Obamacare exchange,but decided to “scrap its crippled Obamacare exchange and join the federal HealthCare.gov for at least a year.” Video and a transcript follow the jump.

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JON RALSTON: I think most Americans looking at this, Congresswoman, think this law is shaky. It’s a mess. You are one of the strongest supporters of this law. You have to be worried.

WASSERMAN SCHULTZ: Actually, I think ultimately when the Supreme Court decides this, because obviously with dueling rulings and competing rulings that’s what’s going to happen, it’s going to be very clear that the unanimous ruling by the Fourth Circuit is the right one. The reason it’s the right one is Just take a state like Nevada, where you have a governor who refused to implement a state exchange and as a result people who get Affordable Care Act healthcare plans are getting them on the federal exchange.

RALTSON: Hang on. Let me just stop you for a second, because you’re misinformed about that. Brian Sandoval put in a state exchange. He did. So, whoever briefed you on that is wrong. He did put in a state exchange. He was the first Republican governor to do that.

WASSERMAN SCHULTZ: OK. That’s not even the point I’m making. I stand corrected. I’m not from Nevada.

The point Wasserman Schultz was making was about mean GOP governors like Sandoval who wouldn’t implement state exchanges. Since Sandoval did, though unsuccessfully, she ended up not having a point.

Ralston was far too indulgent, and in my view gave away where his sympathies lie. As seen in the transcript, he helps her by blaming “whoever briefed you.” What if nobody briefed her, Jon? And since when is blaming your handlers an acceptable excuse?

In the crosstalk near the end of the video, Ralston actually says “You can pivot from that.” Huh? How do you “pivot” from an obviously false statement? To use the implied sports analogy, she’s already committed a violation by traveling into an area about which she is ignorant, and she should hand the ball over to someone who is informed.

When Wasserman Schultz says, “I’m not from Nevada,” Ralston was right there to say “No, I know, that’s why I’m saying, it’s not your fault” (the final word is partially cut off, but that’s what Ralston appears to have said).

Excuse me, but, reinforcing a point made at Eagle Rising by Onan Coca, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee should know these things before she starts spouting off about them. If she really wasn’t ready with state-specific facts, she shouldn’t have ventured into what Nevada does or doesn’t have.

The press wouldn’t let an error like this made by a Republican when talking about a Democrat or a state governed by a Democrat slide. But according to a Google News search on “Wasserman Schultz Nevada” (not in quotes, sorted by date), the DNC chair’s whopper has only garnered the attention of about 15 overwhelmingly center-right blogs and outlets. About the only exception at the time of the search was atPolitifact, which gave Wasserman Schultz a break by reviewing all of her assertions during the Ralston interview and rating them “Mostly False.” Wasserman’s core contention about Nevada is obviously totally false.

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 frack nevadaFrack Free Nevada will hold what it’s describing as a peaceful demonstration calling for Gov. Brian Sandoval to ban hydraulic fracturing in Nevada from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 31 at the Capitol Buidling.

Frack Free Nevada and Nevadans Against Fracking and other citizens will participate to defend Nevada’s water, maintain healthy Nevada communities, protect air quality, safeguard agriculture and ranching and preserve habitat for wildlife, organizers said.

Organizers state fracking has brought rampant environmental and economic problems to rural communities and accidents and leaks have polluted rivers, streams and drinking water supplies. Regions peppered with drilling rigs have high levels of smog as well as other airborne pollutants, including potential carcinogens, organizers also stated. Property values also decline, they said.

In addition, organizers of the demonstration state the process for developing fracking regulations has not been transparent.

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FEMA Concentration Camps are all the rage this year.  Alex Jones, always ahead of his time, and ahead of reality, has been writing about, and creating documentaries about FEMA Camps for the last few years.  Oddly enough, people actually believe they exist.  No, I’m serious!  They actually do.  If you throw in the FEMA “Cattle Car” train cars, you even pick up more people who believe FEMA is Satan incarnate and is preparing to take control of the entire United States.  I believe the fear of FEMA began soon after hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana and (Oh, did you not know there was an AND during Katrina?  You probably didn’t hear much about it because they didn’t whine and cry and ask who was going to pay their bills) Mississippi.

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Aaron Hillel Swartz (November 8, 1986 — January 11, 2013) was an American computer programmer, writer, political organizer and Internet activist. Swartz was involved in the development of the web feed format RSS, the organization Creative Commons, the website framework web.py and the social news site Reddit. In 2013, he was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame.

Swartz became an equal partner in Reddit after its merger with his company, Infogami.

His later work focused on sociology, civic awareness and activism. In 2009, wanting to learn about effective activism, he helped launch the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. In 2010, he became a research fellow at Harvard University’s Edmond J. Safra Research Lab on Institutional Corruption, directed by Lawrence Lessig.

He founded the online group Demand Progress, known for its campaign against the Stop Online Piracy Act.

On January 6, 2011, Swartz was arrested by MIT police on state breaking-and-entering charges, after systematically downloading academic journal articles from JSTOR.

Federal prosecutors later charged him with two counts of wire fraud and 11 violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, carrying a cumulative maximum penalty of $1 million in fines, 35 years in prison, asset forfeiture, restitution and supervised release.

On January 11, 2013, two years after his initial arrest, Swartz was found dead in his Crown Heights, Brooklyn apartment, where he had hanged himself.

On August 3 2013, Swartz was posthumously inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame.

Man Seeks Video of 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing

by TIM TALLEY & BRADY MCCOMBS | AP | JULY 27, 2014


One man’s quest to explain his brother’s mysterious jail cell death 19 years ago has rekindled long-dormant questions about whether others were involved in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.

What some consider a far-flung conspiracy theory will be at the forefront during a trial set to begin Monday in Salt Lake City. The Freedom of Information Act lawsuit was brought by Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue against the FBI. He says the agency won’t release security camera videos that show a second person was with Timothy McVeigh when he parked a truck outside the Oklahoma City federal building and detonated a bomb, killing 168 people. The government claims McVeigh was alone.

Unsatisfied by the FBI’s previous explanations, U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups has ordered the agency to explain why it can’t find videos from the bombing that are mentioned in evidence logs, citing the public importance of the tapes.

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Riders on the Las Vegas Monorail sang karaoke, played poker and crossed their fingers on Saturday that they would win a luxurious prize as part of the monorail’s 10-year anniversary celebration.

Participants got a wristband, a punch card and a gift bag with coupons, pens and mints. At each station, riders could get a playing card and a hole punched in their cards. People who completed their punch cards or collected a winning poker hand of playing cards were entered into the raffles to win prizes packages including hotel suites, spa packages and flight vouchers.

At the Sahara monorail station, people getting on and off trains could sing karaoke for prizes. Riders at the station by Bally’s could have their caricature drawn for free and do the “Cupid Shuffle” dance. Stations gave out popcorn, drinks and cupcakes. Every station had a DJ, except for the Flamingo station, which had a duo of steel drummers.

It was an important day for the monorail. Over the past 10 years the monorail has had about 60 million riders and experienced a lot of changes.

It started out as a one-mile line from MGM to Ballys, and, for a while, it was known more for its shortcomings and failures, said Las Vegas Monorail President and Chief Executive Officer Curtis Myles. But ridership is starting to grow again.

Myles announced a rebranding effort that includes a new logo and forthcoming changes to make the monorail more user-friendly. He said the company has gone to great lengths to show that they value their customers and that the monorail itself is valuable.

The nine trains’ small cars each have about 18 seats and space for wheelchairs and people standing. But unlike most public buses in the Las Vegas Valley, the trains rarely get to be standing-room-only, explained one monorail employee. The monorail does get busy on weekends, and trains are often packed full of people during the major trade shows such as CES.

Last year, 1.2 million visitors came to the convention center, said Dawn Christensen, senior director of communications for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, so transportation has to be a priority.

“Over the past decade, the Las Vegas Monorail has been a valuable transportation option for convention delegates and has significantly enhanced access to and from the convention center,” Christensen said. “We greatly appreciate the work they do every day with our conventions to make sure our visitors have a positive experience while in Las Vegas.”

Most of the riders are tourists and conference attendees, who stay at one of the big resorts around one of the monorail’s seven stations along the 4 miles between the SLS near Sahara Avenue and the MGM Grand near Tropicana Avenue. Riders pay between $5 for one ride and $12 for a 24-hour pass.

Addressing the main complaint against the monorail — that it doesn’t go to McCarran International Airport — Myles said that it is an eager participant in a transportation committee including the Taxicab Authority, Regional Transportation Commission, Nevada Department of Transportation and others to come up with plans that will benefit the whole valley.

“If what’s best for this community is making it easier for paths to get in and out of the hotels, (the airport and the Strip); making it easier for people to access the monorail by extending it to other convention centers or the airport; making it easier for our citizens to get into the resort corridor and out, where their primary places of work are, by developing a light rail system. Then, if we all collectively agree that’s what’s best for everybody, then that’s what we’re going to do,” Myles said.

Rapper questions rough handling by police

Local rapper Orlando Clemons was walking to his car after a downtown Las Vegas show in March when a Metro officer pulled up next to him.

What happened next has left the entertainer and some legal experts baffled. The officer pushed Clemons onto the hood of the patrol car: a forearm pressed against the back of his neck, his hands held behind his back. Clemons, 29, was arrested and cited for jaywalking and resisting arrest.

And the incident was caught on video.

Clemons, a hip-hop artist who goes by the name Splash God, had finished a show about 1 a.m. at the Beauty Bar on East Fremont Street, an area where many up-and-coming bands and musicians perform. He and his friends were filming a behind-the-scenes album promotional video while they walked to El Cortez’s parking garage.

What they didn’t expect was for Metro officer Paul Shreiber to make an appearance.

Schreiber drove past in his patrol car, made a U-turn and stopped.

“What’s up, man? Step in front of my car, please,” Shreiber said as he got out of the vehicle.

Confused, Clemons walked over, hands in the air with his palms exposed to the officer.

“I turned around to kind of surrender myself already, to let him know I didn’t have any weapons,” Clemons told the Las Vegas Review-Journal earlier this month.

But the officer almost immediately restrained Clemons’ hands behind him. When Clemons turned his head, the officer pushed his face onto the hood.

“I was just trying to talk to him,” Clemons said. “It’s hard to talk to an officer of the law when I’m in handcuffs and being jerked around like a beef jerky stick.”

Clemons asked the officer if he was being arrested.

“No,” the officer said.

Shreiber pulled Clemons off the car, attempted to trip him, then slammed Clemons back onto the hood of the patrol car as three more officers in two cars arrived.

Clemons was scared and worried that he might be stunned with a Taser or shot, he said.

“I really thought something bad was going to happen,” he said.

His friends tried to tell the officers that Clemons hadn’t done anything wrong.

“I don’t give a s—-, step away,” one of the officers shouted.

A few seconds later, one of Clemons’ friends, Frank Williams, was pushed toward the car by another officer, who then slammed Williams onto the hood.

The two were handcuffed, put in the back of a police car and taken to Las Vegas City Jail.

Clemons was arrested and cited for jaywalking and resisting arrest. He spent two days in jail. Williams was cited for obstructing an investigation and spent three days in jail.

The officer’s version of events doesn’t quite match the video, which doesn’t capture the entire exchange.

According to a police arrest report, Clemons refused Shreiber’s order to go to the front of the car and argued until the officer was forced to put Clemons’ hands behind his back. Shreiber said he pushed Clemons against the car to “maintain my control” when Clemons continued to resist and twist away, according to the report.

The video left some legal experts questioning the officer’s use of force in what eventually became a minor citation.

Allen Lichtenstein, American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada general counsel, said Metro could use its time better by “protecting people from real criminals, not jaywalkers.”

“Anyone who uses physical force for a jaywalking charge is being excessive,” Lichtenstein said.

Las Vegas criminal defense attorney E. Brent Bryson echoed Lichtenstein’s comments. Even if Clemons, who stands about 6 feet tall and has hair cut close to his head, did jaywalk, the officers’ actions were unwarranted. He questioned whether race — not jaywalking — prompted the initial stop.

“From what I can see from where the video starts, there is no basis, other than you have a couple of African-Americans walking down the sidewalk, for this particular officer to stop these individuals,” Bryson said. “I did not see anything that one would find typically with resisting arrest.”

But Bryson said he can understand how some behavior may have made officers tense. Police can maintain a scene to keep themselves safe, Bryson said. Some of Clemons’ friends disobeyed police orders to back away.

Metro launched an internal investigation into the arrest and found Shreiber did not violate any laws or policies. Shreiber declined to comment for this story through his supervisor, Downtown Area Command Capt. Shawn Andersen.

Anderson called Shreiber actions “reasonable.”

“Officer Shreiber was out there attempting to control somebody who was clearly resisting him, alone. It was important for him to do what he had to do to control that person as quick as possible,” Andersen said. “Those situations can escalate and be very dangerous.”

Police stepped up jaywalking enforcement recently in an attempt to lower the number of pedestrian deaths, Andersen said. Metro saw a spike in pedestrian deaths in 2012 and 2013, with 40 and 47, respectively, compared with just 23 in 2011.

The majority of the 900 pedestrian stops Andersen’s command makes each month rarely escalate to the physical level of Clemons’ case, he added.

“Having to put our hands on somebody is the absolute last thing we want to do,” Andersen said. “This was extraordinary.”

Clemons admitted that he had an outstanding traffic warrant because he was having trouble paying the fine.

“I’m not a bad guy, but you know, s—- happens and you can’t catch up with the money that you owe,” Clemons said.

Three months after the arrest, Clemons is still unsure why the officer stopped the group.

“Maybe he pulled me over because I was sagging,” Clemons said. The night of his arrest, the video shows him asking Shreiber for permission to pull up his camouflage cargo pants that had fallen off his hips.

Clemons is fighting the case in court. He said he does not plan to file a lawsuit against Metro.

“I just feel violated,” Clemons said. “I wasn’t doing anything wrong.”

“No one expects, you know, walking down the street and just being put in handcuffs.”

Annalise Little contributed to this article. Contact reporter Colton Lochhead at clochhead@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-4638. Find him on Twitter: @ColtonLochhead.

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Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Boulder City, NV, USA. Dock leading to watercraft rentals and a swarm of wild catfish competing for the free bread tossed by benevolent strangers. I had the opportunity to experience jet skiing with my dad for the first time!

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RENO, Nev. (AP) — A small airplane with engine trouble struck a pickup truck during an emergency landing on a Nevada highway Saturday morning, authorities said.

At least two people were aboard the plane and two people were in the truck when the collision occurred about 9 a.m. on a rural, two-lane section of Nevada Route 445 about 20 miles north of Reno, Nevada Highway Patrol Lt. Kevin Honea said.

All four escaped with minor injuries, Honea said.

“Anytime you hear about a plane versus car, you’re thinking the worst,” Honea said. “I’m happy to report that nobody had to be transported to the hospital.”

The truck was heading north on the 40-mile-long highway, which links the Reno area and a desert lake.

The plane, an experimental Thunder Mustang, was forced to land on the highway after losing power, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer said.

The crash occurred shortly…

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The ongoing Veterans Affairs scandal that cost Secretary Eric Shinseki his job has cast a grim light on the VA’s appalling — and, in some cases, perhaps lethal — incompetencies. It comes as no surprise to anyone with a long memory, however, that this is hardly the first time the VA has failed to uphold the nation’s “sacred trust,” recently cited by President Obama, “to all who’ve served.”

In May 1970, LIFE magazine published a devastating cover story on the frightful conditions faced by troops returning from Vietnam, and those wounded in earlier wars, who were “fated to pass into the bleak backwaters of our Veterans Administration hospitals.” (The Veterans Administration was transformed into the Cabinet-level Department of Veterans Affairs in 1988.)

“A man hit in Vietnam,” LIFE noted, “has twice as good a chance of surviving as he did in Korea and World War II, as support hospitals perform miraculous repairs on injuries that…

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News reporter and friend Dave Hodges joins the Hagmann and Hagmann Report in this newly released video report and the conversation is not for the feint of heart. Why would the US military keep the US Navy in a permanent state of readiness off of 3 coasts of America in a set of continuous and unparalled war games? Is the US military preparing for World War 3? Does this unusual behavior have to do with stopping Americans from escaping once martial law is declared, before and after the economic collapse? The REAL answer might surprise you! This show gets hot after the 5 minute mark as the meat of this discussion begins.

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“Governments do not dictate major policy, major multinational corporations do. We’ve seen this time and time again, and one of the best examples out there is Monsanto.”

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Source: Natural News, by Mike Adams

After analyzing the Monsanto Collaborators website for the last day or so, I’ve come to the conclusion there is a very high likelihood this site has been launched by the biotech industry to serve as a trap for GMO skeptics.

The site, which names what it calls “Monsanto collaborators,” was launched immediately after my own article went live describing GMOs as a Nazi-style holocaust. (The Holocaust killed 6 million people, and GMOs are already blamed for hundreds of thousands of suicides in India, with the number growing by the hour. The future death from GMOs may reach 100 million or more…)

Since then, the Monsanto Collaborators website has started naming all sorts of journalists it describes as “Monsanto collaborators,” including people I’ve never even heard of.

And then, just hours later, biotech shills began running carefully-prepared press releases which falsely stated that…

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ANOTHER PLANE! Flight #AH5017 Lost on Radar before Alleged Crash

#MH17 Instructed by Air Traffic Controllers to Divert Route before Crash

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July 2014 — ARUP, a multidisciplinary engineering and consulting firm with a reputation for delivering innovative and sustainable designs, served as the technical advisor for a 400-ft-tall, free-standing flagpole owned by ACUITY Insurance Company in Sheboygan, Wis. The pole, which is currently the largest in the United States, was dedicated in June amid comments from Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, and appearances by skydivers and military dignitaries. 25 ACUITY employees who are military veterans carried the 350lb, 60ft x 120ft American flag that was lifted onto the pole during the ceremony.

“ACUITY erected its first flagpole after 9/11 as a tribute to our Nation’s soldiers, and from there its meaning, intent and symbolism have grown to mean many different things to many different people. During this latest installation we knew this was much bigger than a construction project and we were committed to doing it right in order to provide our community with a beacon of hope and patriotism well into the future,” said Sheri Murphy, ACUITY’s vice president, services & administration and flagpole project lead. “It brought a great sense of comfort and confidence to our team knowing we had Arup’s experience and expertise guiding all aspects of the project on our behalf. They helped us stay focused and the end result is exactly what we were striving for. It was wonderful to have them by our side.”
ACUITY appointed Arup to review and oversee all technical aspects of the flagpole’s design and fabrication, which included wind engineering; supplemental damping design; cold weather engineering; metal fatigue analysis; geotechnical, electrical, and mechanical engineering; moveable structures; corrosion protection; lighting; and security camera review. Key engineered components of the flagpole include a rotating truck slew bearing assembly at its top, and three pendulum-type tuned mass dampers within the pole to suppress the first three modes of cross-wind oscillations.

“It’s easy to underestimate the engineering challenges,” said structural engineer Hans-Erik Blomgren, who served as Arup’s lead designer. “There’s some really specialty engineering involved. In particular, the need to withstand oscillating in the wind, subzero temperatures, and ice that the flagpole will frequently be exposed to during its 50-year lifespan required careful consideration.”
ACUITY enlisted Arup as technical advisor for the project upon hearing about its engineering design for the 394-ft-tall Spire of Dublin. Arup relied upon engineering experts from throughout the firm to scrutinize the design to ensure the flagpole can be sustained for a 50-year design life.

“Current design standards and codes of practice do not adequately cover projects of this nature,” Cormac Deavy, Arup’s principal in charge for both the ACUITY and Spire of Dublin projects. “These projects require fundamental research into the physics of the problem and rely upon ‘first principles’ engineering and a fundamental understanding of the loads, materials, and structural response to create elegant, efficient designs.”
A site-specific wind and climate report determined that the flagpole should be designed for a low service temperature of minus 41 degrees Celsius. Dampers will suppress vibrations and help to reduce fatigue on the flagpole.
In addition to the Spire of Dublin, Arup has also completed similar projects, such as the United States Air Force Memorial and the flagpole at King Abdulla Square in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, which currently stands as the world’s largest flagpole.
Key collaborators on this project included contractor Mortenson; US Flag & Flagpole Supply; structural engineers APE Inc., and tuned mass damper supplier Flow Engineering.
Flagpole facts:
• At 400 ft, the tallest flagpole in the world flying a U.S. flag
• The flagpole is 11ft in diameter at its base tapering to 5ft 6in at its top.
• The pole weighs approximately 420,000lbs and was fabricated and erected in six sections.
• The 60ft x 120ft flag weighs 350lbs.
• Over 500 gallons of paint provide corrosion protection.
• The foundation is comprised of 680 cubic yards of concrete.
• Designed to withstand low temperature service of minus 41 degrees Celsius and wind speeds of 120mp

 

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