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

Posted: November 5, 2013 in Uncategorized
Nevada crime scene

Nevada crime scene

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

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

One Thousand Showers: A University Immersed in a Culture of Retaliation and an Avalanche of Lies
by Terri Patraw (Author) , Kathleen Keithley (Contributor)
11 customer reviews

About the Author

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.

This book was easy to read and laid out nicely.

Mari

Amazingly, the media also fails in doing its job in ferreting out and reporting the truth.

A Thinking Man

I was blown away by this story and what this woman had to endure.

Shannon E.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

 

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful

By Pack Soccer Parent on September 10, 2013

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

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful

By Dennis J. Meredith on September 5, 2013

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Admittedly I have not yet read this book, yet I still feel very qualified to review it sight unseen.
(I will order it right after writing this review, and if after reading it I have a different opinion, you will see it here)I’ve personally seen many of the court orders and transcripts, and I know quite a number of the principle players.
Whatever Terri Patraw has to say about them, it is likely euphemistic. These people are everything she says they are, or were.The university is no different than any corrupt large corporation, and there are no fewer special interests, and no shortage of
lobbyists. The Whittemore scandal should provide sufficient evidence for this claim on its own. Not just his lobbying, but his
center that his wife runs, which had its biggest research triumph go down in flames when it was discovered to be a sham.The UNRPD should warrant a book unto itself, with Adam Garcia at the helm. That dept has had a string of worthless
chiefs, going back as far at least as Ray Wedmore… ran his state-owned police car into a garage at midnight. Was he drunk
would be rhetorical. Their bullying and intimidation of citizens for noting animal improprieties at the Ag farm was known,
but never followed up and corrected. That all will further support the claims of Hussein she’ll no doubt have in the book.

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

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful

By Mari on August 10, 2013

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

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful

By Shannon E. on August 18, 2013

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

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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful

By Katherine Kriese on July 21, 2013

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

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By Kelly Dickerson on June 27, 2013

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

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  1. No doubt Terri very much appreciates this article !

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