Today August 19, 2015 Ty Robben resumed his protest at the Reno Federal Courthouse in Reno, Nevada. Ty Robben want’s his day in court and has argued that the use of Summary Judgment also called FRCP 56 is unconstitutional and a violation of the 7th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
The protests seem to have had a positive affect, the court has responded very quickly in denying the Defendants Carson City et al latest delay tacit. Reno Federal District Court Judge Miranda Du denied Reno Attorney Brian Brown of the unscrupulous Reno law firm thorndal armstrong delk balkenbush & eisinger
A small protest was held Friday at the federal courthouse downtown. According to organizers Ty Robben and Mike Weston, the issue at hand is the use of summary judgments in lawsuits, what they called a violation of the Seventh Amendment that guarantees the right to a civil jury trial.
“I would like to thank the Courthouse security, ‘Homeland Security,’ for being professional and keeping us safe,” said Robben. He also thanked the Reno Police Department “who were on hand for what turned out to be a very, very casual protest. We didn’t chalk the sidewalks even though we could have.”
Robben said they will be holding more protests in front of Reno Federal Court this week.
Check back on the http://NevadaStatePersonnelWATCH.wordpress.com website.
We expect to resume protesting Wednesday 08/19/2015 at both the Federal Courthouse at 400 So. Virginal St. and the Washoe County Courthouse down the street on Sierra St.
The exact time depends on various factors, we like starting early, and we should be up and protesting by 8:00am to Noonish. Wind always causes problems with the signs and our massive “crime scene tape”.
We do plan to protest every day possible until we get justice! Email robben.ty@gmail for information. The public is welcome and if you have an issue to protest, we accept people who have been victimized. The protest is non-violent.
“If you have been victimized by judicial corruption, police corruption, or government corruption – come on out to out next protest,” he said.
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Today Friday August 14th 2015 Ty Robben and Mike Weston along with some friends made that statement that the use of Summary Judgment is unconstitutional and a violation of the 7th Amendment of the US Constitution that guarantees the right to a civil jury trial.
I would like to thank the Courthouse security “Homeland Security” for being professional and “keeping us safe”! says Robben who also thanks the Reno Police Department who were on hand for what turned out to be a very, very casual protest.
We didn’t chalk the sidewalks even though we could have said Robben who said he will continue the “peaceful protest” and hopes other join him in solidarity. After all, an injustice to one is an injustice to all.
“In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.” – – The 7th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America
Summary judgment is cited as a significant reason for the dramatic decline in the number of jury trials in civil cases in federal court. Judges extensively use the device to clear the federal docket of cases deemed meritless. Recent scholarship even has called for the mandatory use of summary judgment prior to settlement. While other scholars question the use of summary judgment in certain types of cases (for example, civil rights cases), all scholars and judges assume away a critical question: whether summary judgment is constitutional. The conventional wisdom is that the Supreme Court settled the issue a century ago in Fidelity & Deposit Co. v. United States. But a review of that case reveals that the conventional wisdom is wrong: the constitutionality of summary judgment has never been resolved by the Supreme Court. This Essay is the first to examine the question and takes the seemingly heretical position that summary judgment is unconstitutional. The question is governed by the Seventh Amendment which provides that “[i]n Suits at common law, . . . the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.”
The Supreme Court has held that “common law” in the Seventh Amendment refers to the English common law in 1791. This Essay demonstrates that no procedure similar to summary judgment existed under the English common law and also reveals that summary judgment violates the core principles or “substance” of the English common law. The Essay concludes that, despite the uniform acceptance of the device, summary judgment is unconstitutional.
The Essay then responds to likely objections, including that the federal courts cannot function properly without summary judgment. By describing the burden that the procedure of summary judgment imposes upon the courts, the Essay argues that summary judgment may not be necessary to the judicial system but rather, by contrast, imposes significant costs upon the system.
read more: Why summary judgment is unconstitutional
Ty Robben at the Reno Monsanto protest showcasing the “World’s largest CRIME SCENE tape”
In Harris v. Maricopa County Superior Court, 631 F. 3d 963 – Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit 2011 the Court states “Congress and the courts have long recognized that creating broad compliance with our civil rights laws, a policy of the “highest priority,” requires that private individuals bring their civil rights grievances to court.” See Newman v. Piggie Park Enterprises, Inc., 390 U.S. 400, 402, 88 S.Ct. 964, 19 L.Ed.2d 1263 (1968). “such suits provide an important outlet for resolving grievances in an orderly manner and achieving non-violent resolutions of highly controversial, and often inflammatory, disputes. Id. Guaranteeing individuals an opportunity to be heard in court instead of leaving them only with self-help as the means of remedying perceived injustices creates respect for law and ameliorates the injury that individuals feel when they believe that they have been wronged because society views them as inferior.” Id.
Back in October 2012, the Nevada State Personnel Watch Blog, which describes itself as ‘exposing rampant, wholesale Nevada corruption – the Nevada ANTI-Corruption movement’ put out a story exposing several suspected FEMA camps in the state of Nevada. The former Nevada state prison in Carson City made the list, and likely for good reason as we see what appears to be new barbed wire and fencing in some of the pictures below videos. How many more of these FEMA camps are there across America and what is the real purpose of them?
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Prof. Suja Thomas knows how to start a story with a riveting lead:
That’s the first sentence of her article, “Why Summary Judgment Is Unconstitutional,” about to be published in the Virginia Law Review and available for download at SSRN. She knows you’ll be skeptical:
I understand that this assertion will face resistance from many. The procedure is well-entrenched in our federal courts through its ubiquity and lengthy history. Nevertheless, I will show that summary judgment fails to preserve a civil litigant’s right to a jury trial under the Seventh Amendment.
Summary judgment means no jury
I have a few intrepid readers whose work has nothing to do with law, and a few more who haven’t thought about civil procedure since law school, so let’s be sure we’re on the same page. Summary judgment means you skip the jury and decide a civil lawsuit “on the papers.” If the judge rules that the undisputed facts lead to only one legal conclusion, the case is over — without a jury trial. A common example is an explicit contract. If I lend you money, you sign a promissory note, and you don’t pay, the judge will usually tell me I win the case “as a matter of law,” since there is nothing a jury could say that would take you off the hook.
To a business litigator like me, rethinking summary judgment is like rethinking breathing. We have never considered what we would do without it. As Prof. Thomas notes, summary judgment is a a fixture of civil practice:
A large number of civil cases do not move beyond discovery without at least one motion for summary judgment from the defendant. . . . Indeed, the extensive use of summary judgment is cited as a significant reason for the dramatic decline in the number of jury trials in civil cases in the federal courts.
I always thought the Supreme Court liked summary judgment, too. In our motions, civil lawyers always cite Celotex Corp. v. Catrett, 477 U.S. 317, which in 1986 formed part of a well-known trilogy of Supreme Court opinions addressing summary judgment:
Summary judgment procedure is properly regarded not as a disfavored procedural shortcut, but rather as an integral part of the Federal Rules as a whole, which are designed “to secure the just, speedy and inexpensive determination of every action.” . . . [The summary judgment rule] must be construed with due regard not only for the rights of persons asserting claims and defenses that are adequately based in fact to have those claims and defenses tried to a jury, but also for the rights of persons opposing such claims and defenses to demonstrate in the manner provided by the Rule, prior to trial, that the claims and defenses have no factual basis.
(Emphasis added, as we always do.) Prof. Thomas points out there is actually data showing how much we love this quote; she cites Adam N. Steinman, The Irrepressible Myth of Celotex: Reconsidering Summary Judgment Burdens Twenty Years after the Trilogy, 63 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 81, 82, 86–88, 143–44 (2006) (SSRN download here) as “presenting data that demonstrates that federal courts cite the trilogy of cases on summary judgment more often than any other cases.”
Prof. Thomas reviews the Supreme Court’s summary judgment cases and argues that the court has never specifically decided whether summary judgment denies the constitutional right to jury trial. Since the question is unresolved, she argues, we should now resolve it, and eliminate summary judgment. She argues here — as she did in an earlier article, “Judicial Modesty And The Jury,” SSRN download here — that summary judgment shifts the balance of power from juries, where she thinks it should be, to judges, where she thinks it shouldn’t.
There are going to be questions, of course. Some are practical. Prof. Thomas draws a line, for example, between constitutionally acceptable motions to dismiss, where the facts are fixed because the complaint is taken as true, and unconstitutional motions for summary judgment, where the judge decides what a jury could reasonably infer from agreed facts. In practice, the distinction is not so clean. If I’m suing on a promissory note and the defendant files a mushy denial, the motion I need to file is for summary judgment, even though the facts and all inferences from them are fixed.
Then there’s the very practical question of what would happen to civil lawsuits if every disputed case went to a jury. Prof. Thomas suggests that many more cases would settle, and that seems certain. It’s likely too that many more cases would be diverted to arbitration, as banks, utility companies, and other businesses started writing arbitration clauses into their contracts.
What about the legislature?
Since summary judgment probably won’t be outlawed any time soon, though, the conceptual questions are more interesting than the practical ones. What is the proper role of juries in our legal system?
Prof. Thomas is making a choice between judges and juries, but judges and juries are not the only pieces on the board. The change she proposes would change the legislature’s role as well. Many lawsuits are based on statutes that are dramatically counterintuitive. Many patent cases, for example, have this fact pattern: the defendant did in fact copy the plaintiff’s product, but changed it, so that the defendant’s product does not include all the features listed in the patent’s “claims.” Patent law says that plaintiff loses, without question. But copying your neighbor’s work is something jurors have learned from kindergarten is wrong, and it’s a difficult statute for them to enforce. In cases like that, summary judgment is an important tool in making sure the legislature gets what it wanted.
A consistent approach
Whether you agree or disagree with Prof. Thomas, it’s worth a minute to admire the consistency of her argument. Much of the talk about the role of juries seems to focus more on the ends than the underlying ideas. Thus for example the libertarian Cato Institute argues here against excessive punitive damages, but here for jury nullification. At the level of principle, they’re the same thing. When you give jurors more power, they may use it to nullify the jury instructions or multiply the punitive damages, but either way they’re using the power you gave them. Prof. Thomas’s paper embraces that; it’s an argument for greater jury power, whereever it may lead. For that and for its audacity, it’s a cogent addition to the ongoing conversation on this topic.
Back to voir dire questions
What does all this mean to a trial lawyer? The world of academic discussion and the politics of juries can look very distant from our desks. Some lawyers are routinely on the same side of an issue, and have a policy view to match; personal injury plaintiffs’ lawyers, for example, tend to oppose restrictions on punitive-damages awards. In a business practice, on the other hand, we can easily represent — and our clients can easily be — plaintiffs in one case and defendants in another. We don’t tend to talk about the role-of-the-jury debate around the coffee machine.
Even for the most opinionated lawyer, though, the politics fall away when jury selection begins. It’s this jury, these witnesses, this judge, these lawyers, these issues, this day, and trying to get a sense of how it will all work together.
In that moment, the only politics that matter are the jurors’. Are there jurors on the panel who feel strongly about the role of the jury? Have they read about this issue? Have they read anything to prepare for their job as a juror? (You’re looking for something like the Fully Informed Jury Association’s Juror’s Handbook, which urges jurors to exercise independent power.) Are they aware there are materials like that out there? Can they agree to take their instruction from the judge, and not what they’ve read? What groups do they feel associated with, or what groups’ publications do they follow? (You want to know that for a hundred reasons, but here, you’re looking for groups who advocate as to either punitive damages or jury nullification.) In most courts you need to make these questions very open-ended, or the judge will call it argument and shut you down. But ask.
Related notes and sources:
2. For more on the conceptual relationship of punitive damages and nullification, a good article is Wenger and Hoffman, “Nullificatory Juries,” published in the Wisconsin Law Journal in 2004 and also here. Wenger and Hoffman argue that “some kinds of damages have much in common with nullification,” and they collect references to several scholars who “have noted potential conceptual links between jury nullification and punitive damages.”
3. For the future of this issue, keep an eye on Tellabs v. Makor Issues & Rights, to be argued before the Supreme Court on March 28. SCOTUSblog describes the issue as the trial court’s “power to draw inferences in considering dismissal of securities fraud lawsuits.”
By Suja A. Thomas∗
Summary judgment is cited as a significant reason for the dramatic decline in the number of jury trials in civil cases in federal court. Judges extensively use the device to clear the federal docket of cases deemed meritless. Recent scholarship even has called for the mandatory use of summary judgment prior to settlement. While other scholars question the use of summary judgment in certain types of cases (for example, civil rights cases), all scholars and judges assume away a critical question: whether summary judgment is constitutional. The conventional wisdom is that the Supreme Court settled the issue a century ago in Fidelity & Deposit Co. v. United States. But a review of that case reveals that the conventional wisdom is wrong: the constitutionality of summary judgment has never been resolved by the Supreme Court.
This Essay is the first to examine the question and takes the seemingly heretical position that summary judgment is unconstitutional. The question is governed by the Seventh Amendment which provides that “[i]n Suits at common law, . . . the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.” The Supreme Court has held that “common law” in the Seventh Amendment refers to the English common law in 1791.
read more: Why summary judgment is unconstitutional
LAWLESS AMERICA…THE MOVIE IS COMING SOON
Bill Windsor provides an update on Lawless America…The Movie.
Lawless America…The Movie is all about exposing the fact that we now live in Lawless America. We no longer have laws that are enforced because judges do whatever they want to do. America has also become lawless because government officials are dishonest and/or corrupt.
The movie will expose corruption in every state. The Movie will focus on victims. Corrupt judges and corrupt government officials will be exposed, and we will confront a number of the crooks.
If anyone has ever questioned the story of a person who has expressed the view that they were a victim of the government or of judges, this movie will prove that the odds are that the corruption report was true. In fact, there are probably tens of millions of victims in the United States who never realized what happened to them.
One feature length documentary movie is being produced. We expect it will be shown in theaters, on Netflix, and the movie will be presented at film festivals.
In addition, videos will be produced for each state and for each type of corruption. Everyone who is interviewed for the film will record a three-minute segment that will be done as testimony before Congress as well as a 30-60 minute on-camera interview with Bill Windsor, founder of LawlessAmerica.com. The legislators in each state will receive the testimony from those in their state, and the members of the U.S. House and Senate will receive all of the testimony nationwide. We have delivered proposed judicial reform legislation to members of Congress and state legislatures.
Over 750 people have been filmed for the movie. Over 7,000 people asked to be filmed. We will continue to film as many people as possible.
The 50-state road trip was planned to take 143 days, but it was over 200 days. Here was the itinerary for Lawless America…the Movie. The road trip started in Atlanta and headed North and traveled counterclockwise around the country. Upon the return to Atlanta, Bill Windsor flew to Honolulu as the 50th state.
It is our plan that this movie can educate many, many people about the reality that America is broken. We will expose many corrupt judges and government officials. We hope to generate a lot of publicity about corruption that the mainstream media usually hides from the public.
We will try to film anyone with a great story of corruption. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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People have interfered with the completion of the movie. Some of the people appear to be just sick, social outcasts, but others appear to be paid by government entities to do what they’ve done. And law enforcement and judicial personnel have taken extraordinary unlawful steps to try to stop the movie from being completed and to destroy Bill Windsor.
Bill Windsor was not going to be in the movie in any significant manner, but the efforts to stop the movie make compelling content for the film. The movie will end with Bill Windsor being found innocent of criminal charges filed against him, or it will end as he is taken in handcuffs and leg irons into the Montana State Prison for what could be the rest of his life.
Starting in 2007, Bill Windsor discovered that federal judges in Georgia were corrupt. Federal Judge Orinda D. Evans robbed William M. Windsor of millions of dollars. She was aided and abetted by Judge William S. Duffey, Judge Thomas W. Thrash, and others. Bill Windsor has the corruption fully documented.
Bill Windsor thought judges were honest back then, and he thought he just had a corrupt judge. But as more and more judges showed their corruption, he realized the problem was big. Back then, online searches for people dealing with corrupt judges generated little or nothing.
William M. Windsor took his case to the United States Supreme Court. He handled the case himself as his attorneys wanted another $250,000 to handle it, and they assured him he would lose. Bill asked the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court to declare that the federal judges in Georgia had to abide by the U.S. Constitution. The justices said “we refuse.”
This generated some Internet publicity. Bill then realized he wasn’t alone in this discovery as thousands of people emailed and called.
By this point, the judges in Georgia were doing all types of illegal things to stop Bill Windsor. Court filings were destroyed; dockets were changed; legal actions were not processed; he was denied the ability to file anything; transcripts were falsified; orders were issued that ignored the facts and the law; they even blocked him from his second day of testimony before a grand jury when he was presenting criminal charges against six federal judges and the District Attorney in Atlanta. He was denied access to the county courthouse and the federal courthouse. He received word from a federal prisoner’s wife that her husband told her he was approached about a deal to get out of prison if he would kill Bill Windsor. Bill called the FBI; no one ever came.
But when it comes to Bill Windsor, persistent is an inadequate descriptive word. He kept going, documenting everything.
By now, he was dealing with so many people that he began doing a weekly online radio show. This generated the idea that Bill Windsor would film a movie exposing government, judicial, and law enforcement corruption. He traveled to every state (except Alaska), and he filmed over 750 stories of corruption and has thousands more who wanted to be filmed. Evil people, some working for various government entities and committing crimes, set out to destroy Bill Windsor and the movie, Lawless America. Bill Windsor has been defamed online in the largest case of defamation in U.S. history. His life has been threatened many times. A UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA EMPLOYEE, Sean Boushie, attempted to murder Bill Windsor. Sean Boushie even emailed Bill Windsor admitting to the shot, and four different law enforcement agencies and four courts ignored it.
Sean Boushie then falsely claimed that Bill Windsor stalked him, threatened him with a gun, and a host of other lies. Corrupt courts gave Sean Boushie a Temporary Order of Protection. It expired on September 16, 2013, but corrupt Montana and Texas folks pretended it still existed, and a bench warrant was issued for unsuspecting Bill.
Bill Windsor (who had never been in jail in his life except as a tourist) was put into the Ellis County Texas Jail illegally for 53 days as a political prisoner — held for extradition. William M. Windsor was then unlawfully held in the Ada County Idaho Jail for 35 days and then illegally handed over to two Missoula County Montana Sheriff’s Deputies on March 25, 2015. He was held there for 46 days (a grand total of 134 days behind bars). He escaped (on bond) at 11:30 am on May 9, 2015. He was unlawfully denied bond for the whole time. His bail was as high as $4.1 million in the most ludicrous case ever! He faces seven years in the Montana State Prison when he goes to trial on September 28, 2015.
The State of Montana has filed five criminal charges against William M. Windsor for sending a Tweet, publishing the UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA EMPLOYEE’s name (the would-be killer Sean Boushie) four times, sending a legal notice email to a University of Montana attorney, and filming the movie and the pilot for a TV show that will expose Montana as the most corrupt state in the country.
“Law enforcement” had LawlessAmerica.com removed from the Internet. This website contains over 1,400 articles exposing corruption. Bill Windsor worked with a friendly offshore hosting company to return the website to the Internet outside the clutches of American evildoers. He wasn’t so lucky when Facebook removed the movie page falsely claiming it promoted nudity, pornography, and solicitation of sex … or when AT&T canceled the email that he used on everything related to the movie for years falsely claiming he violated their Terms of Service.
If this sounds crazy, it is. None of these are crimes that Bill Windsor is charged with. But in Lawless America, corrupt law enforcement, prosecuting attorneys, and judges will do whatever they want. These corrupt people are out to get Bill Windsor to stop him from getting the movie released, stop him from exposing that Sean Boushie is a paid government cyberstalker, stop him from exposing that Montana is the most corrupt state in America, and to torpedo his lawsuit against the gang of cyberstalkers who have ruined his reputation and life and face damages of as much as $100 million. There are a number of apparently deranged people involved in the Joeyisalittlekid gang of at least 50 people
Bill Windsor’s wife of 42 years divorced him because she fears the people who have threatened Bill. His children have disowned him for the same reason, and he is not allowed to have any contact with his grandchildren who he loves more than words could ever express.
Copies of the movie film are safely scattered, and the movie must be completed. The last thing in the world that can happen is to let these sick people and corrupt government officials succeed in stopping Lawless America…The Movie.
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Who will be in The Movie?
We want YOU to be in LAWLESS AMERICA…THE MOVIE, a documentary about judicial corruption and government corruption. The movie filmed victims from all 50 states and will include at least one victim from each state.
Over 750 people have already been interviewed for the movie.
The movie will present victims from all aspects of judicial corruption and government corruption: Children and Families, Criminal, Civil, Guardianship, Probate Court, Attorneys, Divorce Court, Foreclosure, Financial and Corporate, Law Enforcement, Voter Fraud, Military, Government Corruption, and more. In addition to filming one documentary, everyone filmed will be included in a special video featuring everyone from all over the country who has experienced the same form of corruption.
The film will present an incredible cross-section of people! The victims include old and young, a variety of races and ethnic origins, cowboys and Indians, good guys and bad guys, employed and unemployed, working and retired, activists and pacifists, incarcerated and free, women and men, husbands and wives, married and divorced, mothers and fathers, grandmothers and grandfathers, children and grandchildren, alive and deceased, able and disabled, poor and rich, honest and dishonest. Occupations include authors, business owners, psychologists, healthcare administrators, a tennis pro, ministers, meatcutter, tattoo illustrator, attorneys, disbarred attorneys, judges, retired judges, nurses, doctors, graphic designers, motion picture producers, concert promoters, literary manager, medical assistants, machinists, ink chemist, forensic scientist, electricians, CEO of a computer company, advocates, private investigators, a bounty hunter, candidates for elected office, house cleaners, retired military personnel, customer service agents, software architects, educators, ranch owner, accountants, private law enforcement agents, former secret service agent, contractors, students, journalists, government employees, mortgage bankers, health and fitness professionals, beauty shop owners, foster care manager, electronics repairman, legal assistants, paralegals, marketing professionals, salespeople, administrative assistants, singers, songwriters, dentists, energy consultant, medical marijuana providers, appliance repairmen, compliance officers, bankers, artists, human resources specialists, engineers, hearing aid consultant, real estate investors, school police officer, actors, actresses, respiratory therapist, environmental research scientist, journalists, refugees, CEO of media company, truck drivers, insurance adjuster, elder advocates, documentalist, elected officials, emergency medical technicians, teamsters, university parking enforcement officer, crime investigators, grant writer for medical research, property manager, international airline captain, foundation directors, landlords, Domino’s Pizza driver, debt collectors, bus drivers, caregivers, mineral consultant, jewelry designer, municipal research consultant, computer technicians, legal researchers, coaches, martial arts instructor, transportation coordinator, real estate agents, lab technicians, cartographer, director of medical research agency, deli manager, esthetician, farmers, land developers, physical therapists, occupational therapist, multimedia design consultant, dental hygienist, Alaskan Malamute breeder, construction workers, information technician for the FCC, microcap stock trader, interior decorator, accounts payable clerk, entrepreneurs, hospitality manager, garage door contractor, firefighters, beauty pageant winner, homebuilder, AutoCad operator, campground owner, psychotherapist, housekeeper, biotech business development representative, automobile painter, home remodeler, school administrators, civil engineering assistant, data processor, politicians, loan officers, salvage diver, prosecuting attorneys, database administrator, steamfitter, designers, massage therapist, direct mail sales representative, real estate appraiser, television production specialist, musicians, corporate CEOs, and a jack of all trades.
What will The Movie be about?
The Movie is all about the fact that we now live in Lawless America. We no longer have laws that are enforced because judges do whatever they want to do. America has also become lawless because government officials are dishonest and/or corrupt.
The movie will expose corruption in every state. The Movie will focus on victims. We will expose corrupt judges and corrupt government officials, and we will attempt to confront a number of the crooks.
One feature length documentary movie will be produced.
In addition, videos will be produced for each state and for each type of corruption. The goal is that everyone who is interviewed for the film will record a three-minute segment that will be done as testimony before Congress as well as a 30-60 minute on-camera interview with Bill Windsor. The legislators in each state will receive the testimony from those in their state, and the members of the U.S. House and Senate will receive all of the testimony nationwide.
It is our goal that each person will be able to tell their whole story!
When will The Movie be filmed?
Filming began in Atlanta, Georgia in March 2012. The 50-state film road trip began on June 14, 2012 and ended 241 days later. Additional filming has been done periodically since.
Where will The Movie be filmed?
The movie has been filmed in 49 states, and Bill Windsor still needs to get to Alaska.
The 50-state road trip was planned to take 143 days, but over 1,000 people showed up to be filmed who had not been originally scheduled, so the trip took 241 days. Here is the itinerary for Lawless America…the Movie.
The road trip started in Atlanta and headed North and traveled counterclockwise around the country.
For those unable to travel to participate in a scheduled film session, you can still appear in the videos by recording your own video or by being interviewed on camera by me using a webcam and Skype. We have webcams that we will loan to those who need one for their interview.
Why is the Movie being produced?
It is our hope that this movie can educate many, many people about the reality that America is broken. We will expose many corrupt judges and government officials. We hope to generate a lot of publicity about corruption that the mainstream media usually hides from the public.
We will deliver proposed judicial reform legislation to governors and legislators.
We will produce videos that may be used by those battling corruption in each state as well as those battling the specific forms of corruption.
Who is Producing The Movie?
Bill Windsor is the Producer/Director. Many volunteers have participated.
What quality will The Movie be?
This will be a professional product. We have professional high definition video cameras (Canon XF 300) and a variety of pro audio equipment.
Bill Windsor’s family was in the broadcasting business for 50 years. His father began his career writing jokes for W.C. Fields, and he managed radio stations and television stations from 1947 until the late 1990’s. He was President and CEO of groups of stations and owned some stations. Bill learned to operate TV cameras in high school, and he was a DJ and announcer for radio and TV stations in high school and college. Bill hosted his first television talk show in Orlando on the ABC station in 1970. Bill was a magazine publisher, trade show and conference producer for 25 years. His brother has worked as an anchorman at TV stations as well as news director, and he operated a consulting company that provided training to thousands of announcers and TV reporters. Bill’s father, brother, and he have all owned and operated dinner theatres, and Bill has produced a number of live shows and events during his career. Bill has had a number of consultants who have contributed to the planning.
The crew at many locations has been radio-TV-film students from state universities.
The editing and post-production work will be done by professionals.
How can You be in The Movie?
If you want to testify and be filmed for the movie, please email bill@LawlessAmerica.com.
Send your name, address, phone, fax, email, and website (if any). Provide a short paragraph summarizing what you will testify about.
We are requesting information that will be kept confidential by us, but it will be used to help us contact you now and later, and the information might prove to be helpful to me when I interview you. In your email response, please provide as much of the following as you care to provide:
1.Your full name
2.Your street address
10.Best email address for you
11.Website (if any)
13.Marital status (if applicable to your story)
14.Spouse or significant other’s name (if applicable to your story)
15.Children’s names and ages (if applicable to your story)
17.Title (optional, but part of the film is to demonstrate people from all walks of life)
18.Employer (optional, but part of the story is to demonstrate people from all walks of life)
19.Names and contact information from any witnesses who might be helpful in corroborating your story (optional)
20.Names and contact information for people who have made you a victim (optional – but we will be trying to confront or interview some of the bad guys)
Then write up a three-minute script for your testimony, and email it to bill@LawlessAmerica.com. Please do not make these any longer than three minutes. Please send a recent photo via email. Here is an example of a three-minute testimony script.
When we come to film you, we will begin by filming your three-minute testimony. You will sit in front of our “official Congressional microphone,” and you will read your script as if you were testifying before Congress.
Once we have your three-minute testimony recorded, Bill Windsor will interview you on camera. These interviews will last for 30 to 60 minutes depending upon the complexity of your situation.
For the interview, you are welcome to submit additional information about your story. The more information, the better. Bill Windsor wants to be able to read about your ordeal so he isprepared to ask the best questions. He is especially interested in evidence of the corruption. If you have ever recorded a video, or if there are news videos about your ordeal or the corrupt officials in your case, please be sure to send links to those. If there are letters, court orders, motions, news stories, or anything else important, please send it if you can. If you have or can obtain photos of the people and places involved, we can drop those in as part of the video, so please send us whatever you have (and in the largest format jpg that was originally created as the larger the format, the better the quality for our needs).
How can I be in the videos if I can’t travel to a scheduled film session?
If you cannot travel to the scheduled filming, we encourage you to record a video to send to us. If you have a webcam, it’s easy. Either record a video and upload it to YouTube, and send us the link, or if you have Skype (which is free), Bill Windsor can connect with you on a Skype call, and he can record your testimony, and then he can conduct an interview in which you are both on camera via Skype. So, if you can’t travel to a filming location, just say so in the email that you send to us, and we’ll get with you to try to make the arrangements.
Can my Identity be Concealed?
Yes, if you need to remain anonymous, we can conceal your face and disguise your voice electronically.
Anyone who needs to remain anonymous will be allowed to approve what we film before we will use it.
What will I get if I am in The Movie?
You will help expose corruption!
Each person who is filmed will receive a copy of the documentary film when it is completed.
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The United States Air Force is taking steps to update the Cold War-era B61 nuclear bomb to Mod 12 ‒ or twelfth iteration ‒ completing tests with a mock up version of the weapon in Nevada’s Great Basin Desert.
The B61 has been a top weapon in the US nuclear arsenal since its development at the height of the Cold War in 1963. The intermediate-yield thermonuclear weapon can be delivered by a supersonic aircraft. It is designed to cause a two-stage radiation implosion, but it is a “gravity bomb” – which just means that it’s unguided.
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There seems to be a child molestation problem with the corrupt mother fuckers in Carson City.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) – A Carson City Justice Court clerk has been arrested on sex charges involving a 15-year-old boy.
Armando Navarro was booked into the Carson City jail for investigation of statutory sexual seduction, committing certain sexual acts in public and indecent or obscene exposure.
Sheriff Ken Furlong says the two were found late Friday inside a vehicle in north Carson City by deputies responding to a report of multiple shots being fired in the area.
A nude male was observed trying to get his clothes on, while the other male was observed putting on his shirt.
Furlong says the 25-year-old Navarro had been a court clerk for about six months and court officials have indicated he’s expected to be fired immediately.
The sheriff says investigators learned Navarro was associated…
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DAHBOO – At about 7:00 you mention Carson City Nevada, what’s going on there???
Carson City will be Bundy Ranch on steroids.
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“Nevada Has An Innovative Idea For How To Right Wrongful Convictions”
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Nolan Klein spent the last 21 years of his life in prison on a life sentence that he never stopped fighting.
Klein claimed a witness misidentified him in a photo lineup and he had nothing to do with the 1988 robbery and sexual assault that occurred in a Payless shoe store in Sparks, Nevada. His sister has continued advocating for his innocence, even after his death.
Courts have denied him a posthumous exoneration, but lawmakers in Nevada introduced legislation with bipartisan support last week which would have helped Klein fight his wrongful conviction and could grant an exoneration after his death, his sister, Tonja Brown, told ThinkProgress. The bill, AB 401, would make Nevada the second state in the nation to allow the creation of separate courts that would re-examine possible wrongful convictions.
“If this bill existed, Nolan Klein and others like him could have their cases heard,” said Brown, who also wrote about her story in an exhibit attached to AB 401. “It would allow all evidence that was not presented at trial that may have been hidden from the defense, newly discovered evidence that was overlooked, DNA evidence to be tested and witnesses that were never investigated.”
To date, there have been 329 people exonerated by DNA testing in the United States, with the average exoneree serving 14 years in prison. Since 2003, prisoners in Nevada can petition the court for DNA testing, but creating a separate court would allow judges to examine all of the available evidence and other information that may have been withheld in the original trial that convicted an innocent person.
The jury in Klein’s case was only shown around 20 exhibits — a small portion of the evidence that was available to the defense counsel, Brown said. If courts of special inquiry had existed at the time, they would have been able to examine all of the available evidence including exculpatory evidence which would have cleared him of the crime, she said.
Brown has become an advocate for her brother even after his death. She filed a wrongful death suit alleging the prison did not treat her brother for a medical condition that caused his death. She also maintains a website and helped to write a book about his case. But she said this legislation would be a necessary step to help wrongfully convicted inmates like her brother who have run out of legal options.
“AB 401 would give those individuals fighting for their innocence the chance at their freedom,” she said. “And for those who have passed away, the chance for exoneration through a posthumous pardon.”
In 2011, attorneys filed a petition for posthumous exoneration on Klein’s behalf but the Nevada Supreme Court denied the request and said that issuing orders like that is beyond the court’s jurisdiction. “It is for the legislature to create a cause of action or remedy and provide for an appeal,” the court wrote.
So Brown took the issue to the legislature and worked with Assemblyman Harvey Munford (D) to draft the bill, which is also co-signed by Republican Assemblyman John Moore.
“[Brown] has worked very long and hard to exonerate her brother and that is where much of the genesis of the courts of exoneration came from,” said Judy Molnar, who works for Rep. Munford. “The courts of inquiry really were a possible avenue for her to seek justice for her brother and for other inmates as well.”
In addition to allow districting courts to create special courts of inquiry to look into wrongful convictions, the bill would also create a study to look into effective ways to release and rehabilitate former inmates.
Texas is currently the only state that allows district judges to set up courts of inquiry when they believe state laws have been broken, including in cases of potential wrongful convictions. Munford and attorneys with the state legislature looked to Texas as model when they drafted AB 401, Molnar said.
In Texas, defendants and their attorneys can seek courts of inquiry when they think there is corruption or conflicts of interest in the normal courts that would hear their cases. Michael Morton was exonerated in 2011 after DNA testing proved that he did not murder his wife more than two decades earlier. After he was cleared, his attorneys asked a court of inquiry to determine whether the prosecutor withheld evidence that could have cleared him at trial. In 2013, thecourt arrested the prosecutor, finding that he intentionally hid evidence to secure Morton’s conviction.
North Carolina’s governor signed legislation in 2006 establishing the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission, an alternate legal process that only considers claims of innocence by a convicted person. The commission can refer cases to a three-judge panel that can dismiss the charges.
Rebecca Brown, director of state policy for the Innocence Project, told ThinkProgress that North Carolina’s commission is different because it doesn’t send the cases back to the district court but it was a groundbreaking measure at the time.
While the courts of special inquiry could create another avenue for exoneration for those who are wrongfully convicted in Nevada, the Innocence Project is also working to prevent wrongful convictions in the first place. Klein alleged in his original trial that he was misidentified by a witness in a photo lineup, a procedure Nevada no longer allows.
“We worked in partnership with members of the law enforcement community on updating their policies,” Brown said about the Innocence Project’s efforts after Nevada passed a law requiring written policies on eyewitness identification procedures. The Las Vegas Police Department recently updated its policy to require blind photo lineups, where the administrator isn’t aware of the suspect, and Brown said she is working with other counties to implement similar rules.
A 2014 report found that eyewitness misidentifications contributed to 72 percent of the 318 wrongful convictions that were later overturned by DNA evidence. The report endorsed a number of changes police departments should make to the process to ensure accuracy, including blind administration and the videotaping of the procedure.
Chief Justice James Hardesty recently told a panel of state lawmakers the court will go broke by May 1 if the Legislature does not provide emergency funding to keep it functioning.
The court receives millions of dollars each year for its budget from assessments on traffic and parking tickets that range from $30 to $120 per citation.
But the number of tickets written by law enforcement agencies around the state has been declining steadily, partly because state troopers have focused on violations more likely to lead to crashes. In 2010, there were 615,267 citations issued statewide. In 2014, that number fell to 484,913, a decline of more than 21 percent in a five-year period.
As a result, revenue from the assessments is dropping fast, too.
“If this is not addressed by May 1, the court will not have sufficient cash to operate,” Hardesty said in his testimony to lawmakers. “I believe the Legislature has a constitutional obligation to fund the judicial branch of government. Do you want me to close the judicial branch of government at the state level on May 1?”
The court is short $700,000 in its budget this year and needs a bailout from the general fund, Hardesty told a joint Senate Finance and Ways and Means subcommittee March 11. A bill to fund the shortfall should be introduced in the next few days.
State Sen. Pete Goicoechea, R-Eureka, asked Hardesty what the court could do cut back spending to reduce the deficit.
“There is absolutely nothing the Supreme Court can do with that,” Hardesty replied.
The court has made efforts to reduce spending, including keeping positions vacant, to help as much as possible, he said. The upcoming two-year court budget is also short by $1.4 million because of the lower assessment revenue, Hardesty said.
Total revenue to the court from the assessments was expected to reach $26.3 million in the upcoming two-year budget, but is now projected at $24.9 million, creating the $1.4 million shortfall. That shortfall will be made up partly by using court budget reserves, but another $700,000 will be needed from the general fund in the upcoming budget, too, Hardesty said.
As to why the number of citations is declining, Hardesty said courts have been told police are writing fewer tickets for traffic violations in every county. The Las Vegas Justice Court, for example, fell below 10,000 traffic cases a month three times in 2014. Total traffic filings in the court dropped to 168,852 in fiscal 2014 from 202,940 in 2013, a 17 percent drop, court statistics show.
“I’m not faulting law enforcement; either they are understaffed or they have changed policies,” Hardesty said. “Now with all due respect to the citizens of Nevada, I don’t think anyone is driving better. I think the truth is is that we’re seeing less traffic violations because law enforcement’s priorities have changed and it has changed dramatically.”
The Nevada Highway Patrol said its troopers have caught more people committing some offenses, such as drunken driving and cellphone use, but NHP citations are down overall. Troopers issued 222,935 citations in 2014, nearly 30,000 fewer than in 2012. That’s an 11 percent drop.
Part of the reason, police said, is the NHP Strategic Plan’s emphasis on violations that could cause crashes, including distracted driving and driving under the influence. Police also believe enforcement and the Zero Fatalities education program have changed drivers’ behavior, while completion of some major highway projects has made traffic move better.
The declining number of citations has implications for the budgets of state agencies beyond the Supreme Court. Revenue to the state and the court from the assessments are expected to reach just over $22 million a year in the new budget.
By contrast, the assessments brought in $30 million in fiscal 2010 and nearly $29 million in fiscal 2011, information provided by the court shows.
The drop in assessment revenue was originally projected at 3 percent, but is now expected to reach 10 percent in the coming budget, Hardesty said.
The decline is also affecting the state’s specialty courts, which are designed to keep offenders out of prison by offering treatment for drug and mental health issues, as well as services targeted at groups including veterans. The assessment drop and lower local funding add up to a $1.4 million shortfall for those courts, Hardesty said.
But Gov. Brian Sandoval has proposed in his budget filling that gap with $1.4 million in general funds. Sandoval has also proposed putting $3 million more in state general funds into the specialty courts each year, enough to treat another 800 to 900 people. Hardesty said the specialty courts have succeeded in diverting people from prison.
“They are huge to the success of the criminal justice system,” he said. “The default position is to incarcerate them.”
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The Assembly on Wednesday approved AB110, which allows judges to charge people for misconduct while acting as their own attorney in civil court cases.
Assemblyman Ira Hansen, R-Sparks, said the bill lets a judge determine whether a litigant is being “vexatious” and trying to delay or frustrate the legal process. He said those people should be charged for reasonable expenses and fees incurred because of their actions in a civil action.
The bill mirrors the requirements imposed on a lawyer appearing in a case if the lawyer pursued a civil action not warranted by the facts or law, imposing those same requirements on parties who aren’t represented by counsel.
But several lawmakers objected including James Ohrenschall, D-Las Vegas, who said he was extremely concerned about holding regular people to the same standards as members of the bar.
“Constituents who cannot afford to be represented by counsel, have no choice but to represent themselves,” he said.
But unlike attorneys who he said are trained and required to know the rules, these citizens may not.
He said requiring fees and expenses takes away judicial discretion.
Nelson Araujo, D-Las Vegas, said the bill “hurts constituents who may not be able to afford an attorney.”
But Assemblyman Erven Nelson, R-Las Vegas, said judges will still have the discretion over whether to declare a pro-se litigant “vexatious.” He said his experience in more than 30 years of legal practice is judges “bend over backwards” to help people acting as their own lawyers.
AB110 passed the Assembly on a 24-17 party line vote with Republican Michele Fiore absent.
The bill goes to the Senate for consideration.
The highway patrol admitted two errors that led to Robin and Beverly Bruins being removed from their car at gunpoint. And, now, the highway patrol is facing a lawsuit.
As the I-Team learned, it all began with confusion over a license plate on a classic car. A highway patrol dash camera recorded a trooper stating over a loudspeaker: “Driver! Remove your keys from the ignition and put them on the roof now!”
From that point Robin Bruins and his wife experienced a daylight nightmare when the senior citizens found themselves looking down the barrels of police pistols.
“Actually, I think I might have giggled to Bev saying, ‘well, I don’t know what this is all about’ and I put the keys on there,” Robin Bruins said. “And I turned and looked back and saw three gun barrels pointed at me. And, obviously it hit me. Whoa! What’s going on here. To this day I have never experienced anything like looking down the barrel of guns like that.”
The trooper said to him: “Go ahead with your right hand lift your shirt up. Go ahead, lift your shirt up. With the top of your collar!”
Multiple officers were shouting commands Robin Bruins said he found conflicting or confusing.
One trooper said: “OK. Turn around slowly. Turn around slowly.”
Bruins told the I-Team: “He was telling me to do something and I had my hands in the air and he said to do something again and I looked at him and I said, ‘are you talking to me?’ You know, what’s going on?”
Trooper: “Turn around. Turn around the other way.”
Trooper: “Yes, you!”
Bruins to the I-Team: “And it wasn’t until I had taken my shirt off and told to get on my knees and handcuffed and I said, ‘What’s going on? Do you think this car is stolen or something?’ And he said, ‘exactly right. And their car is going back to its rightful owner.’”
“I got out of the car and I thought, how am I gonna walk back without crutches?” she said. So, I went to reach for my crutches in the back seat and they yelled at me, ‘Keep — we said keep your hands in the air and walk backward towards us.’”
A woman trooper took Beverly Bruins into custody and checked her background.
“And then she ran a check on my license plate and came back and un-handcuffed me and asked me if I’d like to say goodbye to my husband,” Beverly Bruins said. “And I said, ‘goodbye to my husband? Where’s my husband going?’ And she said, ‘well, he’s going to jail.’ So I went over to see Rob and he’s in the back seat with no shirt on on, hands behind his back and tears are running down his face.”
Robin Bruins was ultimately taken to the Clark County Detention Center, where he spent most of the night in a holding cell with two dozen new acquaintances but not his nerve medicine.
“And I said, ‘well I’m past the time for my medications, can I take those now?’” he said. “You know, thinking that he was going to give ’em to me. And they said, ‘no, you can’t have anything you brought with you.’”
While her husband was in jail Beverly Bruins took her crutches and luggage to a hotel where she was able to sort things out. It turns out the car was stopped by the troopers because it had an historical license plate that did not show up in a computer check. Restored plates issued in the year a classic car was made are legal in Washington state.
The registration, which the couple provided to a trooper, shows the historical plate in a box called “equipment number.” The actual plate number is in another box. The trooper ran that number but he didn’t include a “plus” sign so it came back to the wrong vehicle.
That was error number one.
Error number two came when the trooper radioed the correct “vin” number of the car into dispatch. But the dispatcher entered the wrong number into the computer, and the erroneous number came back to a stolen car, similar to the one belonging to the couple.
The Bruins said they can understand an honest mistake, even two. What they don’t understand is why officers didn’t act on what appeared to be their own belief that the Bruins might be innocent victims.
As recorded by the dash camera, a trooper gets on the phone and tells his supervisor about Robin Bruins: “I tend to believe him. I mean I’m gonna run him before I make a determination … the guy comes back with possession … or a history of something like that. If he’s lying to me, that’s a different story. But, as of right now, I mean, he seems to be legit.”
Despite a clean criminal history check, Robin Bruins was hauled off to jail.
“I mean, he was on the phone with his supervisor, talked to other officers when they got there, talked to another officer at the detention center when I got there,” Robin Bruins said. “And they all agreed that I should be behind bars. And that is just incredible.”
The couple has since filed a lawsuit against the officers and head of the highway patrol for civil rights violations.
“Robin was not this, you know, car thief,” the couple’s lawyer Paola Armeni said. “They knew that.. And that’s repeatedly on the video. You can hear them questioning themselves. Yet they still chose to arrest him.”
I-Team: “You think it’s something you need, to send a message with litigation?”
Robin Bruins: “I mean, all they had to do is have one guy check what the dispatcher’s numbers were. And the whole situation wouldn’t have happened.”
Beverly Bruins: “I just think they should have used, that they should have used a character judgment. We live our lives so that we don’t get into situations like this.”
Robin Bruins: “To be treated like the both of us were, I mean, at gunpoint and then handcuffed and then humiliated by making you take your shirt.off and get on your knees on the side of the freeway. I mean, why should that have to happen to anybody?”
The I-Team sought comment from the highway patrol but agency spokeswoman Gail Powell wrote via email: “We are unable to discuss any specifics concerning on-going litigation matters.”
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Carrillo, 48, of Las Vegas, and Assemblyman for the 18th district, faces charges of DUI and possessing a firearm while intoxicated. The Assemblyman bailed out of the Carson City Jail early this morning.
According to the arrest report, officers arrived in the area of North Carson Street and found Carrillo passed out in his running vehicle, vomit outside the car and his hands on the gear shift and the heater on. Officers knocked on the window and he woke up. Officers could smell a strong odor of alcohol coming from Carrillo, the arrest report states.
It was determined that because of the vehicle was running and he was in the driver’s seat, with vomit outside the door, that he was under the influence and unable to drive a vehicle. Dispatch informed officers Carrillo has a concealed weapons permit. Officers asked Carillo if he had any firearms.
Carrillo said he did in his right front pocket. Officers removed a loaded .22 caliber pistol from his right front pocket. He was taken to jail where he submitted to blood samples. Bail was set at $6,137 and he was released this morning.
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The nominees were selected following interviews by the Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection February 24 and 25 in Carson City. The names and applications of the finalists have been sent to Governor Brian Sandoval, who will appoint a new judge from the list.
The Commission’s three nominees for the open seat, in alphabetical order, are:
A total of 13 attorneys submitted applications for the vacancy. Applicants had to be Nevada attorneys with two years of residency and 10 years of legal experience.
Selection Process Was Open To The Public
As has been the rule since 2007, the Commission’s interviews were open to the public. A public comment period was provided to the public at the start of the interview schedule and before the deliberations and voting on the selection of the nominees.
In selecting the nominees, the Commission considered the applicants’ interviews along with information in comprehensive applications about education, law practice, business involvement, community involvement, and professional and personal conduct. The Commission also considered letters of reference and public statements during the interview process.
The applications of the nominees, with the exceptions of medical records and personal identification information, are available on the Supreme Court of Nevada website at:http://www.nevadajudiciary.us/index.php/judicialselection.
Commission On Judicial Selection
The Commission on Judicial Selection is composed of 7 permanent members – the Supreme Court Chief Justice, three non-attorneys appointed by the Governor and three attorneys appointed by the State Bar of Nevada. Neither the Governor nor the Bar may appoint more than two permanent members from the same political party, and cannot appoint two members from the same county.
For District Court vacancies, two temporary members are appointed from the judicial district where the vacancy occurs – a non-attorney by the Governor and an attorney by the State Bar – bringing the Commission membership to nine.
The Commission members are:
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Carson City, Nev. — Only one Douglas County resident made the final cut in the search for Judge Michael Gibbons’ replacement on Wednesday.
Douglas County prosecutor Tom Gregory, 45, was selected by the Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection, along with Reno resident Douglas Rands and Carson City resident David Sarnowski.
All three names will go to Gov. Brian Sandoval, who will make the final decision.
There is no requirement that the appointee live in Douglas County, but if someone out of the county is selected, they must move here.
A total of 13 attorneys submitted applications for the vacancy. Applicants had to be Nevada attorneys with two years of residency and 10 years of legal experience.
The Commission’s interviews were open to the public. A public comment period was provided at the start of the interview schedule and before the deliberations and voting on the selection of the nominees.
In selecting the nominees, the commission considered the applicants’ interviews along with information in comprehensive applications about education, law practice, business involvement, community involvement, and professional and personal conduct. The commission also considered letters of reference and public statements during the interview process.
The applications of the nominees, with the exceptions of medical records and personal identification information, are available on the Supreme Court of Nevada website at:http://www.nevadajudiciary.us/index.php/judicialselection.
The commission is composed of seven permanent members – the Supreme Court Chief Justice, three nonattorneys appointed by the governor and three attorneys appointed by the State Bar of Nevada.
Neither the Governor nor the Bar may appoint more than two permanent members from the same political party, and cannot appoint two members from the same county.
For District Court vacancies, two temporary members are appointed from the judicial district where the vacancy occurs – a nonattorney by the governor and an attorney by the State Bar – bringing the Commission membership to nine.
The Commission members are:
Supreme Court Chief Justice James W. Hardesty, Chair.
Valerie Cooney, Carson City, past executive director of Volunteer Attorneys for Rural Nevada (State Bar appointee)
Jeffrey Gilbert, Henderson, veteran gaming executive (Governor appointee)
Jesse Gutierrez, Sparks, former executive director of Nevada Hispanic Services (Governor appointee)
Gregory Kamer, Las Vegas, with Kamer Zucker Abbott (State Bar appointee)
Jasmine Mehta, Carson City, Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (State Bar appointee)
Leslie M. Williams, Schurz, Administrative Assistant for Washoe County Senior Services (Governor appointee)
Justina Alyce Caviglia, Minden, Douglas County District Attorney’s Office, (Temporary member)
Judy Keele, Gardnerville (Temporary member)
Thomas W. Gregory, 45, has worked for the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office since January 2007. He was promoted to chief deputy district attorney in the criminal division in 2009.
During 2014, Gregory processed three murder cases, including the Tatiana Leibel murder trial, which resulted in a conviction earlier this month. In his application, he said he developed a protocol for telephonic search warrants.
Before coming to the district attorney’s office, Gregory, a native Nevadan, was in private practice for four years in Reno. He served as a deputy district attorney in the Washoe County District Attorney’s Office from 1996 to 2003. He also served in the White Pine County District Attorney’s Office.
Gregory clerked for district judges Tom Perkins and Gibbons.
He is a 1987 graduate of Douglas High School and a 1991 graduate of the University of the Pacific. He graduated from McGeorge School of Law in 1994. During law school he worked for Noel Manoukian his first summer and for U.S. District Judge Howard McKibben in the second.
Gregory said arguing the case of Meisler v. State was one of the most enjoyable in his career.
He is married to attorney Cynthea Gregory, who is in the civil division of the District Attorney’s Office. His parents are Minden residents Darlene and Jerry Gregory.
Douglas R. Rands, 56, has been a partner in the law firm Rands, South and Gardner for the past 17 years. He is a 26-year Nevada resident.
He had previously worked for the law firm Perry and Spann for nine years. He left to form his own firm.
He graduated from Union Endicott High School in New York in 1977. He received a bachelor’s degree in zoology from Brigham Young University in 1984. He graduated from J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University in the top third of his class in 1987.
He was admitted to the state bars of Nevada and Utah in 1988.
According to his application, 90 percent of his litigation over the past five years has been civil.
He listed Palmer v. Del Webb’s High Sierra as his most significant case, which was his first argument before the Nevada Supreme Court. It was an appeal of a decision rendered by Douglas County District Judge Norm Robison, who held the seat Rands is now seeking.
In his statement, Rands said his wife is looking forward to moving to Douglas County.
David F. Sarnowski, 62, is not currently practicing law, but serves as a part-time justice of the peace and municipal court judge in Carson City.
Sarnowski served as executive director of the Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline and the Standing Committee on Judicial Ethics for 11 years, retiring in 2013 after 32 years of state service. He’d served with the Nevada Attorney General’s office for 18 years. He was chief deputy attorney general of the criminal division until 2002.
He is a native Nevadan and a 1970 graduate of Mineral County High School. He graduated in 1974 with a bachelor’s degree in history from Santa Clara University in California. He received his law degree in 1981 from Santa Clara University Law School.
He served as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve and the Nevada Army National Guard retiring after 30 years with the rank of colonel. Sarnowski was admitted to the state
He received a master’s degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College in 2000. He also served as the commander of the Capitol American Legion Post for three years.
His most significant case was Robert Michenfelder v. Sumner before the U.S. District Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the mid-1980s.
Sarnowski defended Nevada Department of Prisons employees in the case.
Edison “Ed” Vogel, a member of the Nevada Newspaper Hall of Fame and recently retired state capitol bureau chief for the Las Vegas Review-Journal, died at his home at Minden on Sunday. Vogel, 66, had covered the Nevada Legislature every session from 1985 until his retirement last year, and was an authority on state government.
Vogel had been treated for cancer for many months, and on Feb. 11 suffered a stroke brought on by the disease. His caregiver was his wife, Carol, a reporter and political columnist who has worked for every major daily newspaper in Nevada. In addition to his wife, Vogel is survived by daughters Annabelle Rose Vogel, of Minden, and Powell Boyer, of Los Angeles; a son, David Boyer, of New Hudson, Mich.; and four grandchildren. Also by three brothers: Tracy Vogel of Las Vegas, Russ Vogel, of Woodbury, Tenn., and John Vogel, of Seattle; and a sister, Robin Vogel-Wells, of Port Orchard, Wash.
He began his four-decade career in journalism writing sports stories in his native Michigan, but for 37 years until his retirement last march Vogel was an R-J reporter in Las Vegas and in Carson City.
For in-depth stories, Vogel sometimes used unorthodox research methods. Once, to accurately describe the difficulties faced by Las Vegas’ homeless, he dressed in rags and spent a day and a night dumpster-diving, panhandling, and dodging policemen. Because of his especially strong interviewing skills, he was chosen to write a weekly front-page column of human interest profiles.
Although Vogel could coax moving personal stories from modest, even inarticulate, people, he preferred to keep a low profile himself. His wife recalled a time when the celebrity journalist Dominic Dunne wanted to interview Vogel at length, on camera.
“It takes a long time just to set up the lighting and camera angles for an interview like that,” Carol Vogel noted, “and a lot of journalists would have given him unlimited time, just to get the publicity. But Ed told him, ‘You know, I’m still working today, so I can only give you 45 minutes at most, and if a call comes in with a story I’ll have to cut you off right then.’ Ed wasn’t a ‘look-at-me’ kind of guy.”
Review-Journal Editor Michael Hengel said Vogel was “a great journalist and was among the very best statehouse reporters Nevada has ever produced. We’ll not see another like Ed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Carol, Annabelle and the rest of Ed’s family.”
When Vogel was inducted into the Nevada Newspaper Hall of Fame in 2012, Hengel noted that Ed was fiercely competitive about getting the details of a story first.
“Ed gets as giddy about a scoop as a kid out of J-school,” said Hengel.
But the editor didn’t realize competition extended even to the Vogel living room.
“Sometimes I had stuff Ed didn’t have for a story, and he wanted to know what I had,” Carol Vogel remembered. “And I’d say, ‘Well, I have to give it to my own newspaper first!’ He’d get pretty frustrated about that.”
Carol thinks their competitiveness drew them closer “because we had the same values, we respected them in one another.”
The Vogels met while both worked at the Review-Journal, and were married 30 years. It was the second marriage for each.
LOBSTERS IN THE DESERT
Co-workers, politicians and competitors alike respected Vogel.
“Ed Vogel spent a long and luminous career as a reporter covering politics and government in (Nevada),” Gov. Brian Sandoval wrote in a Twitter post Sunday afternoon. “He leaves a lasting legacy and will be dearly missed.”
Thomas Mitchell, the R-J’s editor during much of Vogel’s tenure, said, “Ed was the leading voice of journalism in Northern Nevada. He was adept at asking tough questions of the governor or anybody else. He not only covered the Legislature but got out in the boonies and came back with great feature stories.”
More than one peer recalls Vogel’s national story about a livestock man raising “lobsters” — really Australian crayfish — in the middle of the Nevada desert. State wildlife officials ultimately raided the farm and destroyed all the crayfish because biologists feared some might escape and prey on native species.
Chris Chrystal, former city editor of the Las Vegas Sun, said that story happened because Vogel was curious about a roadside “Lobster Crossing” sign.
“I had seen that sign more than once, and I guess other journalists had, and didn’t do anything about it, she said. “But Ed got out of his car and looked into it.
“Ed’s news coverage never left you muttering that you didn’t get what really happened,” Chrystal said. “When you read a story by Ed Vogel you read it all the way through, and when you got to the end, you understood exactly what it was about. He was a gutsy reporter of sterling integrity, accuracy and caring whose superior news judgment and writing ability drew readers into his stories and informed them completely.”
RJ Capitol Bureau reporter Sean Whaley, who worked with Vogel for years, said “Ed was a great reporter because he loved talking to people and learning about their lives. He had a genuine interest in what they had to say. He might take a phone call from somebody he’d never heard of, and talk with them 30 or 40 minutes. That’s how he got a lot of those great stories… . He never ran out of ideas.”
Vogel “knew more about Nevada than anybody else I ever knew,” Whaley said. “He loved Nevada history and he kept it all in his head. He didn’t need a computer file.”
Barry Smith, who now heads the Nevada Press Association but formerly competed with Vogel as editor of the Nevada Appeal in Carson City, said “Every time I thought I had discovered something new and interesting about Nevada, I found out that Ed had already done a story about it. I wonder if people even realize how much they know about Nevada, state government and politics has come from reading Ed’s reporting over the past 30 years.
“Ed embodied the spirit of Nevada journalism,” Smith said. “He even looked a little like Mark Twain. The difference, of course, is that Twain made things up. Ed didn’t need to, because he’d done the reporting to get the real story.”
Sandra Chereb, who retired from The Associated Press in Carson City and now covers the Legislature for the Review-Journal, had an office down the hall from Vogel’s.
“I used to hear him chuckling to himself while he was writing a story,” Chereb said, ”and it would make me jealous, that somebody could enjoy his work so much.”
Shortly before he retired, Vogel was named one of the nation’s best state capitol reporters by the Washington Post. But the honor he most cherished was the Conservation Communicator award presented to him in 1984 by the Nevada Wildlife Federation.
Born July 23, 1948, in Saline, Mich., Ed Vogel grew up in Clinton, Mich., on his father’s dairy-and-chicken farm. He retained his love for country life, and raised heirloom apples in the yard of his home at Minden. Ed kept horses for his children and continued to care for one personally long after his terminal illness was diagnosed. He also collected baseball cards and was an authority on them.
“He followed the Oakland As, and the Giants, even though he held some lingering allegiance to his Detroit Tigers,” Whaley said.
Vogel attended the University of Michigan on a full scholarship and was graduated in 1970. A conscientious objector, he worked in a hospital as alternative service to the military during the war in Vietnam, and on his own initiative counseled others who opposed the controversial war. Before embarking on a full-time newspaper career, he was a public information officer for the state of Michigan.
His daughter, Powell, said Ed listened to music to unwind from particularly stressful days. “One of my earliest memories is of him being in our garage playing a Bob Dylan album for me. Later he took me to my first Bob Dylan show.
“So the last night he was alive, I played “The Essential Bob Dylan” for him. The last song he ever heard was ‘Feel My Love.’”
Funeral arrangements are pending, but donations in Vogel’s memory may be made to the Carson Valley Community Food Closet/Homeless Shelters, (775) 782-3711, or to Food Bank Northern Nevada (775) 331-3663
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.
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 email@example.com or 775-687-3901.
Originally posted on JASON WOODBURY WATCH:
The new Carson City District Attorney Jason Woodbury has “black-male” power over the Carson City court by knowing about various criminal” complaints on the various judges (Tatro, Wilson) and by using this said “black-male power” Jason Woodbury “controls” these judges under the threat of being “prosecuted” for their “crimes”.
Woodbury can also black-male the Carson City Sheriff Kenny Furlong for his “crimes”. Sheriff Kenny Furlong and his deputies and detectives like Dan Gomes committed crimes by conspiring with Judge John Tatro…
For instance, Judge Tatro filed false criminal complaints against Ty Robben which were all dismissed. “Judge” Tatro should be charged with filing a “false Sheriff Report”.
Judge James E. Wilson back-dated court documents as covered by KRNV news…
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Hustle warns that when you call the cops, you often put your own life at risk. It’s a problem thatReason readers are certainly familiar with. His music video shows countless clips of officers punching, pepper spraying, and otherwise brutalizing people.
The rapper issued a press release to accompany the song:
Increasing militarization of police in our country is becoming a threat to life and liberty. Laws are supposed to help and protect people. But when those laws – and the people that enforce them – become the danger, then someone must raise their voice. Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Who watches the watchers? Me, you and other artists who care.
His lyrical accusations are, in a lot of cases, a little too broad for my taste. The majority of police are, of course, law-abiding people. However, he does highlight some of significant specific incidents that Reason has also covered:
Yesterday, he made the track available on iTunes for 99 cents. The proceeds will go to Bounkham Phonesavanh, the then-19-month-old baby who was critically injured by a police flash-bang grenade during a raid in May.
Had he waited a few more days, maybe he could have included this ongoing story about a17-year-old who was fatally shot when he opened a door for a cop.
Here’s the video. At three days old, it’s got over 50,000 hits.
Where will embroiled former Carson City DA Neil Rombardo go now that he’s unemployed and unemployable?
And the speculation of Neil Rombardo taking over Marena Works job as Deputy City Manager.
What is it with these folks from the DAs office and wanting to be jacks of all trades. First Melanie Bruketta goes from Civil Deputy Chief in the DAs office to being the City’s HR director, to Rombardo somehow thinking being a failure of anything but a respectable and competent DA to being a Deputy City Manager.
Make him go and find a job in this tough job market like many of the 43 plus employees who left the DAs office under his watch had to.
What a slap in the face to those people who voted against having Krueger as their DA, and the people Rombardo has belittled and bullied over the years of his failed DA tenure. Nice way to do your research Marano. What a way to come in and change things from the status quo.
Let these folks see the real world struggle of how hard it is to find work, better yet, how hard it would be to go somewhere other than Carson City to get paid as much as they do.
Sure they might get paid more in Reno or Vegas, but there are way more people and a lot more headaches to deal with in those places. I am guessing Mark Krueger will be appointed Juvenile Court Master since Kristin Luis will takeover his position as Assistant DA come January 1st.
After all of the Shenanigans Rombardo and Krueger have engaged in over at the DA’s office, city administration still even considers putting them in another city position??!
John Barrette December 13, 2014
Marena Works, who was named deputy city manager in 2013, is moving to Carson City’s Senior Center.
She will become director there when Janice McIntosh retires next year. McIntosh, senior center director since March of 2000, is retiring in the spring from the center located at 911 Beverly St.
The announcement came Friday from City Manager Nick Marano in coordination with the senior center board. Works met with board members on Friday.
“They’re very happy with the discussion they had with her,” said Marano, noting there would be some overlap to smooth the transition. He anticipated Works would start at the center soon.
Works became deputy city manager in May 2013. Late that year she was named interim city manager when Larry Werner, who had been city manager for about six years, retired. She was the interim during a search for Werner’s replacement. She returned to deputy status when Marano was hired to take over city staff and head government executive operations at mid-year.
Word Works is moving to the senior center came just a day after the city manager said he would have Michael Salogga, city business development manager, take on additional roles and move into the city manager’s office. Salogga will continue with development matters, handle internal communications, in part to shift from paper documents to electronic messaging and retrieval, and will work on a LEAN management efficiency initiative.
Marano said for the present, he will do without a deputy city manager.
Offices of the city’s four supervisors also are being moved across Proctor Street to the Business Resource Innovation Center (BRIC), which is just northeast of City Hall and is where Salogga has been located, but Marano said full details about the various changes at City Hall and the BRIC still are being sorted out.
Works, who earned a master’s in nursing and public health in 2007 and a bachelor’s in nursing 12 years earlier, serves on the Nevada Public Health Foundation Board and the University of Nevada Reno School of Community Health Sciences Advisory Board. She holds certification in public/community health nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center and has an endorsement as a school nurse in Nevada.
She was Carson City’s director of Health and Human Services before she became deputy city manager under Werner.
She headed the city’s HHS office since 2008 and before that, she served at HHS as clinic manager.
Works was chief school nurse for the Carson City School District from 2001 until 2005. She also has worked in both pediatrics and hospice nursing roles.
During her tenure as both deputy and interim city manager, Works spearheaded a months long drive to put on this year’s Nevada 150 Fair at Fuji Park and Fairgrounds. which was a signature event during the Silver State’s Sesquicentennial celebration. After the late July and early August fair, she won kudos from the Board of Supervisors, as well as virtually everyone involved, for her role in making it successful.
By JEFF GERMAN
Complaints against judges across the state are rising, but the Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline is having a tough time keeping up.
Executive Director Paul Deyhle said the commission lacks modern-day resources, manpower and in some instances authority to handle the growing caseload.
The backlog is the result of years of being underfunded and ignored within state government, he said.
This past year, the seven-member commission spent $183,300 — more than three-quarters of its budget — pursuing a single disciplinary action against former Family Court Judge Steven Jones, who fought the panel every step of the way.
For its efforts, the commission ended up giving Jones a three-month suspension without pay over his mishandling of a romantic relationship with a prosecutor who appeared before him.
It took the federal government to get Jones off the bench. He resigned in September as part of a deal with federal prosecutors to plead guilty to a felony in a decade-long $2.6 million investment scheme.
Deyhle has big plans to get the struggling commission what it needs to go after errant judges like Jones in the future.
“We’re trying to bring the office back into the 21st century,” said Deyhle, who has been at its helm since November 2013. “Not much has been done for the commission in many, many years. It’s time.”
During a time of fiscal restraint, Deyhle has requested a 40-percent increase in his new two-year budget, bringing it up to $902,971. He wants to add an associate general counsel and a management analyst and take other long-overdue measures to improve the commission’s daily operations.
The commission, which received roughly 225 complaints against judges this year, has had only three full-time staffers, including Deyhle, to process those cases. Deyhle has doubled as general counsel.
The new hires would eliminate the frequent need to pay expensive private lawyers to handle disciplinary cases and move the cases along quicker, Deyhle said.
It allows for the purchase of a new Internet server to store and protect commission documents, along with a new electronic case management system that should have been installed years ago. The current system isn’t supported by the manufacturer, which is no longer in business.
Deyhle said he also hopes to use the additional funds to provide more ethics training to judges around the state.
One of his bigger priorities is finding a new and larger office in Carson City. The current office is in a building with no other state agencies and sits next to a fitness center. At times during the day, the walls shake from the impact of the fitness classes and their blaring music, Deyhle said.
The office is so cramped that case files have to be stacked in boxes along the walls in public view. Supplies are stored in the bathroom, and there is no conference room or place for visitors to sit, he said.
Commissioners also are forced to conduct confidential conference calls from a common office area at a staffer’s desk with the help of a plastic folding table, he added.
Deyhle’s push to beef up the office also includes seeking financial help from the Nevada Legislature in the case of an emergency.
He has submitted a bill draft that would give the judicial commission an opportunity to draw money from a state contingency fund if it finds itself short of operating cash because of another high-profile case like the one involving Jones.
Another bill draft would more clearly define the commission’s ability to take certain action against judges and expand its authority to remove a judge without pay.
Over the past several months, Deyhle has been working hard behind the scenes lobbying for the changes.
“We’re trying to improve the operational efficiency of the office,” he said. “We’re trying to effect a positive change, so the commission can better carry out its constitutional and statutory mandates. It’s not unreasonable.”
Contact Jeff German at firstname.lastname@example.org or 702-380-8135. Follow @JGermanRJ on Twitter.
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Police Chief Brian Uhler pictured.South Lake Tahoe residents and tourists were shocked last year when former South Lake Tahoe Police Officer Johnny Poland was sentenced to 18 months in prison for similar fabrication, falsification and corruption.
Stay tuned as this story develops and as we await comments from South Lake Tahoe Chief Brian Uhler and El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson to see if criminal charges will be filed against the perpetrators Officers Laney and Wilson.
South Lake Tahoe residents and tourists were shocked last year when former South Lake Tahoe Police Officer Johnny Poland was sentenced to 18 months in prison for similar conduct.
In 2013 the South Lake Tahoe and the El Dorado District Attorney Vern Pierson were the subject of a protest and a series of negative…
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We can no longer dismiss these type of events as small localized issues; I believe they’re part of a larger movement to control the way we live. What we are seeing here is a coordinated attack on traditional American values, and an all out assault on the self-reliant lifestyle. They don’t want you to be able to live off your land, they don’t want you to hunt and fish, and they don’t want you to be able to take care of yourself.
I think evidence of this can be seen:
Visit CountyxCounty.org to learn more about what you can do to help Nevadans stop the federal government from taking 3 million acres of land without due process: http://www.countyxcounty.org/NV/
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The proposed Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC). have prompted concerns of how this will affect Bundy Ranch and, most importantly, all of Southern Nevada.
Federal Register / Vol. 79, No.197 Notice – Outlines plans to make the Bundy ranch–and most of the rest of Southern Nevada–Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs). 90 days from October 10th, 2014, these proposals will become federal law without consent from the Nevada State legislature or the people of Southern Nevada.
Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs) are human-restricted management areas. ACECs have been a tool used by the federal government to gain further control of large masses of western lands and the resources.
This includes most uses on the land (recreational, agricultural or otherwise).
Listed below are just a few of the outlined restriction that come with ACECs: · Closed Roads · Excluded Trails · Closed to Camping · Closed to Recreational Vehicles · Closed to Motorized Travel · Closed to Livestock Grazing · Restricted Human Hiking · Restricted Horseback Riding · Exclude Group Recreations · Closed to Mineral Development · Closed to Water Access · Closed to Hunting / Target Shooting The Southern Nevada people soon will have less access to their lands than any other people in the history of this country.
“Retaliation”: Feds Launch New Land Grab Targeting Bundy Family
by PAUL JOSEPH WATSON | OCTOBER 29, 2014
A federal land grab being imposed under the guise of environmental protection in Southern Nevada has been labeled an act of “deliberate retaliation” by Cliven Bundy, the rancher who was at the center of a standoff between BLM agents and armed militia groups earlier this year.
On Sunday, the Bundy family posted a Facebook entry which asserted that, “the federal government is mounting retaliations against the Bundy family and the Southern Nevada people,” after it was announced that the feds intended to designate around 1.8 million acres of land around their Gold Butte range as critical to the environment.
The initial dispute between Bundy and the feds, which culminated in an armed standoff between BLM agents and Bundy supporters back in April, centered around more than $1 million in grazing fees which authorities claimed Bundy owed stretching back two decades.
The Bundy family asserts that the new draft Resource Management Plan made public by the Bureau of Land Management would place up to 3 million acres of land off limits to recreational use, agriculture or ranching.
“They’re trying to surround us by controlling all the land. People should know they’re doing this without the knowledge of the people who use it,” Carol Bundy told the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Days after the standoff came to a head earlier this year, after which the feds were forced to release nearly 400 cattle belonging to Bundy, Nevada Senator Harry Reid labeled Bundy supporters “domestic terrorists” and indicated that the fight was not over.
“From near the beginning of history, tyrannical men have sought to oppress through the control of land and resources, “Control the land and resources, and you have the power to control the people”. There is a direct correlation to land and resources with power and wealth. All major powers in world history have gained their power & wealth by conquering the land and controlling the resources,” states the Bundy Facebook post, adding that Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs) “have been a tool used by the federal government to gain further control of large masses of western lands and the resources.”
The BLM’s latest move to seize huge tracts of land surrounding Bundy’s property under the justification of environmental protection suggests that we could witness part two of the ‘Battle of Bunkerville’ sometime over the next few months.
The comment period for the BLM’s new proposal ends on January 7th after a series of public meetings set to begin on Monday.
Watch footage of April’s armed standoff between Bundy supporters and federal authorities below.
Get Ready for the Shit the hit the fan…
In this episode of The Pete Santilli Show: Pete’s back from his little business trip. We were off air for a couple days, planning for the coming days & weeks of unraveling within the USA.
In today’s episode, Pete relives the original Bundy Ranch standoff, and he also conveys his belief that a 2nd Bundy Ranch Standoff will ensue if the federal government dares to take the 3 million acres they have recently proposed and published on their website. Santilli’s comments are important, especially as they relate to the U.S. Constitution. Article one, section 7 paragraph 17 of the U.S. Constitution specifically prohibits what the U.S. Government can and cannot own as far as land. Taking 3 million acres from the American people is outright unconstitutional, and Santilli tells Senator Harry Reid, the BLM, the DOJ and every other communist who has infiltrated the U.S. Government that we will not let them take the land from the people of the state of Nevada. Santilli openly calls for a 2nd Bundy Ranch Standoff in order to defend our constitutional rights as a people.
During the show, Pete Santilli is joined by “Gunny Booda”, the head of security for the Bundy Family and Ranch. Booda and Santilli are both former United States Marines who have sworn an oath to defend and support the U.S. Constitution, and they do not pull any punches when the discuss how a 2nd Bundy Ranch Standoff will produce an even bigger response than the first — the Constitution still applies, and contrary to BLM Special Agent Daniel P. Love’s recorded conversations with Santilli, the U.S. Constitution applies in the dirt.
Please listen to at least the last conversation Santilli had with Love before the Standoff: 3 – Final Meeting with BLM_04112014 3 – Final Meeting with BLM_04112014
Santilli & Booda also reach out to federal agents, law enforcement and federal officials to be “Constitutional”, and to stand down when confronted by peaceful protestors. They both agree that each of the Bundy Ranch supporters are peaceful, constitutional and very willing to die defending our God-given rights. They both encourage all members to the Citizen’s Militia to respond to the call when necessary in order to defend our country at Bundy Ranch.
The warning to the federal government is strern and non-negotiable.
1) The federal government must comply strictly with Article 1, Section 8, paragraph 17 ”To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of Particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings;– The federal government does not own land for any reason outside or or in violation of the U.S. Constitution.
2) If the federal government attempts to seize 3 million acres in Southern Nevada, and local law enforcement does not side with the people of Nevada as in the case leading up to the standoff in April 2014, We The People will have no alternative than to stop them by any means necessary to peacefully defend and support the U.S. Constitution. If the federal government attempts to harm the American people in any manner with “weapons of war” as they did on April 12th 2014, We The People will have to defend ourselves by any means necessary. We will not fire a shot unless fired upon, but we make it very clear that the 2nd amendment will be fully exercised in our defense, and as we are obligated to do so by the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.
3) 10′s of millions of patriots are literally willing to die to defend our nation from all enemies; foreign and domestic. Feds and law enforcement need to choose the side of the American people and refuse to continue acting as a domestic enemy. Officials who have sworn an oath must educate themselves, stand down and be constitutional or face another potential Bundy Ranch stand ranch standoff.
This time around we have a chance to be proactive and avoid the potential loss of life as occurred on April 12th, 2014. We ask Feds a law enforcement to choose the side of the supreme law of the land, the American people, and future generations of Americans who will benefit from each of us doing the right thing for our country. STAND DOWN and you will instantly become a true American hero. Opposing us and firing upon us….would be a very very bad choice. We proved our intent on April 12th, 2014. We meant peace, but we were willing to die to defend our God-given rights. Not one shot was fired, and every singlet person in the canyon benefitted that day — except for BLM Special Agent In Charge Daniel P. Love. If Daniel P. Love is involved in any way with the taking of 3 million acres, refuse his orders and if the federal government dares an unconstitutional “next time”, let’s all arrest him on the spot for putting all of our lives in danger.
Please feel free to review the original Bundy Ranch Standoff which took place in April 2014.
As millions of Americans are aware, Pete conducted the first major interview with Cliven Bundy on April 8, 2014 (Click here to get right to the interview)
The following day Pete was present at Bundy Ranch and recorded the BLM brutalizing peaceful protestors who set out to stop the BLM’s convoy returning from the desert as they suspected the BLM was killing cattle or destroying infrastructure in violation of the law and their own court order. The video begins as the BLM convoy was stopped in order to demand a full investigation of the vehicles returning from the area seized by the federal government. Millions of people around the world viewed and shared this video, and thousands of people came to Bundy Ranch on April 12th to defend the peaceful proctors demanding the cattle and land be freed.
Watch what “We The People” accomplished on April 12th 2014. The unarmed peaceful protestors were met by the Federal Government’s guns of war, but the protestors were backed up by a credible threat of 2nd amendment patriots of the citizen’s militia.
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DECEMBER 14, 2014
A YULE TIDE BLOG…
by CC POLITICS
If you were hoping Santa was going to bring us something wonderful for Christmas, don’t look at December 18th’s agenda for the Board of Supervisors. John Barrette of the Nevada Appeal did the obligatory glossy treatment, giving highlights to the impending negotiations between the law enforcement collective bargaining units and the Board for raises.
See the original story (and comments) here: http://www.carsoncitypolitics.com/board-of-supervisors/yule-tide-blog
Frankly, the Sheriff’s Office is the one City entity that consistently proves its worth on a daily basis. The Office remains on the top-heavy side but Carson City is still a safer place to live than many other places and that’s worth the money we pay.
Amongst the agenda laundry list was yet another sole source contract, this time by Parks and Recreation for $63,250, for an unspecified amount of food and beverages, for an unspecified purpose. With the unusual sloppy staff work permitted by City Manager Nick Marano, we could be buying one giant hot dog and a soda, or just stocking up on Pop Rocks in case there’s a shortage. Is it worth dragging your self down to the Community Center to engage in public comment on the subject? Probably not. It won’t change the fact that we’re buying unspecified commodities from the vendor who faces no competition. Unless you’re a potential competitor, no one on the Board will likely stifle a yawn as this agenda item sails through. Not saying we’re not getting good value for the money but the sole source contract has become a tool of lazy convenience by City Staff and without the details in the supporting documents, you and I will never know.
The 800 pound elephant on the agenda was the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. It’s a beast of a document and unless you’re an accountant, reading it will make your eyes glaze over and most likely cure insomnia…until you get to the part about our debt. On page 4J, the audit reports that we have a total bonded outstanding debt of $152,836,828.
In that report the city has various lawsuits that can substantially increase this debt by millions.
CARSON CITY NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS JUNE 30, 2014
C. CONTINGENT LIABILITIES
The City is a defendant in various lawsuits. Although the outcome of these lawsuits is not determinable, it is the opinion of the District Attorney, the City’s counsel, that resolution of these matters will not have a material adverse effect on the financial condition of the City.
And on the subject of never knowing…the recent “reassignment” of Marina Works from Deputy City Manager to Director of the Senior Citizens Center answers the Moass Adams question about what a Deputy City Manager is supposed to do. Lacking a good answer, she’s moved herself to a position with less visibility. Given Works’ underwhelming performance as Acting City Manager and then Deputy City Manager, her absence at City Hall is likely to achieve little notice. Hiding out at the Senior Center may be more within her skill set but if the City ever get its “pay for performance” plan figured out, we’re likely due a refund on this one.
The downtown Commercial Area Vitalization District update will also be presented. The plan is to outline the progress of unifying the major property owners to decide what Carson Street businesses will pay for maintenance of the renovated areas. Look for dissent from smaller business and those who won’t benefit from the scheme. Then look for the larger properties to make those people irrelevant. No doubt about it, the downtown will be different in the coming years and it should surprise no one when the little guys are forced out.
The 800 pound elephant on the agenda was the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. It’s a beast of a document and unless you’re an accountant, reading it will make your eyes glaze over and most likely cure insomnia…until you get to the part about our debt. On page 4J, the audit reports that we have a total bonded outstanding debt of $152,836,828. Details specifying what this debt is for start on page 34. Details matter but there’s nothing anyone who lives on a budget will understand about how our City owes over $152 million for “stuff” and instead of looking for ways to reduce costs and live within our means, our Board is looking for ways to raise taxes, and bond and spend more. If Christmas is lean around your house this year (and it is for many of us), there are things on this list that are needed but more than a few that are not. This is debt we leave for our children’s future and as they grow and look for cities with better opportunities and lower costs of living, this is part of the reason they don’t stay here. As most of us have learned growing up, just because you have good credit doesn’t mean you should use it.
So now that we’re all depressed…the shenanigans at City Hall should provide more than enough sadistic entertainment for the next few weeks. (Better than watching the Hallmark Channel.) Marano claims to want to leave the Deputy City Manager position vacant while he continues to tout his LEAN management philosophy. Apparently this acronym stands for “Less Effective Administration Now” and we suspect the vacant position will be filled…in January when a newly unemployed DA is looking for a job.
Here’s hoping you have a merry Christmas and that we all have a better new year! Don’t forget those among us who are less fortunate.
JOHN H. DECEMBER 15, 2014 AT 6:28 AM
Musical chairs at the city. Hire incompetent people behind closed doors, they show their incompetence so the community can see, the public shows discontent with their performance or behavior, the city moves them to another position high paying position. Sounds about right. To me, if a person takes a job, they should do so knowing that if it doesn’t work, they will have to either apply for another position in an OPEN process within the agency they currently work, or go somewhere else. The switching around of these HIGHER UPs, just gives people on the outside of the city out who are qualified and looking for work no hope when it comes to gaining employment in carson city. Just look at the last few appointments. Joel Dunn, the library director, Marena works, so forth and so on. I am all for upward mobility within an office, but must we continue to engage in nation wide searches which cost money to hire consultants to conduct, just to hire what is already here in our backyard??? Marano was the exception here, I believe Stacy Giomi was the real choice of the board, but since the public was watching, and since the board had been called out for having a home town and good ole boy bias, they needed to show they were fair in their process of appointments when they knew the public was really watching. Marano got lucky and just was in the right place at the right time.
On to the Marena situation. So were there not any other qualified individuals with actually experience running a senior center who might have wanted to throw their name in the hat for the job Marano so leniently handed Marena Works? Guess we will never know. Should the current Director of Health and Human Serices be worried about Marena somehow overthrowing her to go back to her old position if this new position doesn’t work out for her? I can’t say for sure, but if it were me in Aker’s spot, I would be a little nervous. We have seen that the city (Marano)will do whatever he feels necessary to suit his agenda, then take it to the board for the rubber stamp.
And the speculation of Neil Rombardo taking over Marena’s job as Deputy City Manager. What is it with these folks from the DAs office and wanting to be jacks of all trades. First Melanie Bruketta goes from Civil Deputy Chief in the DAs office to being the City’s HR director, to Rombardo somehow thinking being a failure of anything but a respectable and competent DA to being a Deputy City Manager. Make him go and find a job in this tough job market like many of the 43 plus employees who left the DAs office under his watch had to. Let these folks see the real world struggle of how hard it is to find work, better yet, how hard it would be to go somewhere other than Carson City to get paid as much as they do. Sure they might get paid more in Reno or Vegas, but there are way more people and a lot more headaches to deal with in those places. I am guessing Mark Krueger will be appointed Juvenile Court Master since Kristin Luis will takeover his position as Assistant DA come January 1st. After all of the Shenanigans Rombardo and Krueger have engaged in over at the DA’s office, city administration still even considers putting them in another city position??! What a slap in the face to those people who voted against having Krueger as their DA, and the people Rombardo has belittled and bullied over the years of his failed DA tenure. Nice way to do your research Marano. What a way to come in and change things from the status quo……..
DECEMBER 15, 2014 AT 10:59 AM
WOW – Maybe the title on the story should be “Carson City Taxpayers owe over $152 million for “stuff” and instead of looking for ways to reduce costs and live within our means, our Board is looking for ways to raise taxes, and bond and spend more.”
DECEMBER 15, 2014 AT 11:06 AM
The new DA (Jason Woodbury) should charge the old DA (Neil Rombardo and his corrupt sidekick Mark Krueger) with an array of criminal complaints for the clear civil rights violations carried out under that regime. Perhaps a grand jury if there is one in Carson City… Rombardo and Krueger were criminals themselves.
I have my motion in to strike as untimely filed. The attorney general’s office Reply and request for submission was due on September 2, 2014.
They did not file their Reply until September 5, 2014. And their Request for submission on the motion for judgment on the pleadings until September 8, 2014
The first judicial district court rule 15 (4), 15 (5), 15( 6). Shows they were late.
Judge James Wilson has my Motion And I will file my Motion for Reconsideration too
The judge in my case dismissed as to rule 15 (5). I didn’t file the motion in time Rule 15 (5) as being late.
Rule 15 (4) 15(6) states that either parties can file I request for submission, upon the expiration of the reply the request for submission must be filed. They were late. She is an attorney and I not
I always do, however, this time the printing place did not print it off for me. I filed over 500 documents with my Opposition that showed the defendants breached the terms of the settlement agreement after it was signed and continue to do so now. My request for submission didn’t get printed off and I believed it was. That was until I received their request for submission on September 9, 2014. Then I realized my request did not get filed so I file it on September 10, 2014
The judge cited the rule for being late. The ag’s office was late first so based in the judges ruling for dismissing my case as being late it should hold true for the ag’s office.
I had motions still pending that showed the ag’s office interfered with a. Complaint I filed with the ag’s office in September on a violation of the open meeting law that one of the defendants if not all blocked anyone from my public documents that showed the computer glitch audit was flawed
The ag that got my complaint talked to the ag representing the defendants in my breach of settlement agreement and told him that those documents I posted o the record that were blocked were confidential records per settlement agreement. They were not! This ag interfered with me getting my Discovery and my complaint
Ty 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.
Robben 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.
“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:
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.
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.
Reno 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.
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
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.
“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.
“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.
Four 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.
Thomas 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.
“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.
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.
NEVADA STATE BAR DISCIPLINE
Something else that is evolving is the State Bar’s approach to disciplining lawyers.
A 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.
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.”
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.
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: 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:
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
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.
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:
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
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.
 “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.
 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.
 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.
 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.
 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.]
This corrupt “judge” gets exposed here: http://judgetatroscandals.wordpress.com
Robben can back up his claims that Tatro is in fact the scumbag that he is.
Welcome to the Carson City Sheriff WATCH website. We were inspired to create this website to help transform the Carson City Sheriff Department from a corrupt police force under Sheriff Kenny Furlong into a modern Sheriff department with Transparency, Trust and Accountability.
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Welcome to the Carson City Sheriff WATCH website. We were inspired to create this website to help transform the Carson City Sheriff Department from a corrupt police force under Sheriff Kenny Furlong into a modern Sheriff department with Transparency, Trust and Accountability.
We will post the Good, the Bad and the Ugly information about the CCSO.
We want your feedback both positive and negative.
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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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CARSON CITY, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) —
According to Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong, Osvaldo Ruiz was arrested after a vehicle and foot chase at 1:41 a.m. in the area of East Long Street. Ruiz crashed his vehicle into a natural gas line at Dotty’s Casino and caused the temporary evacuation of the casino.
Carson City Sheriff’s Office and Carson City Fire Department both responded to the incident, but no injuries were reported.
Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong said Ruiz has a long criminal history in the Carson City area. Ruiz was booked into the Carson City jail and his bail is set at $68,300.
Stephanie Mariskanish 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.
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.
Criminal libel law declared unconstitutional
NEVADA–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.
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.”
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)
We are looking or stories of Government, Judicial and law enforcement corruption in all of Nevada and especially Carson City.
We want to make Sheriff Ken Furlong unelectable in the 2014 elections. We want Judge Tatro off the bench.
Do you have a Nevada corruption story? Send it to us at email@example.com
We made DA Neil Rombardo, DA Dick Gammick and Catherine Cortez Masto unelectable and we will continue to expose their rampant, wholesale corruption.
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto has come out in favor of the nuclear agreement with Iran.
The former Nevada attorney general announced her position on Thursday, after what she described as countless hours talking with experts and reading opinions about the deal.
She said she’s concluded that the agreement will do more to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon than the status quo.
Masto’s position is opposite of her Republican opponent Rep. Joe Heck, who said he does not support the deal. Heck said Wednesday that he doesn’t trust Iran to cooperate with the terms, and doesn’t believe the Obama administration would act if Iran broke its promises.
Heck and Masto are vying for Democratic Sen. Harry Reid’s seat in what’s expected to be a close contest.
BBQ Tatro and Burn the fucker down ;)
The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s help in identifying a person of interest in an attempted arson on a Carson City judge.
In December 2014, the suspect sent the judge and his wife a Christmas card that said “You will die.”
See video and original story here: http://www.nevadaappeal.com/news/17998625-113/carson-city-sheriffs-office-offering-2000-for-suspect
The Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Nevada Department of Public Safety Investigation Division, has been investigating multiple incidents of attempted violence against Carson City Judge John Tatro. With the most recent incident being on May 13, 2015, around 1:08 a.m. when an incendiary device was placed in front of the garage door at the Tatro residence. The device burned for a while, but didn’t ignite and no damage was reported. Nearby video footage captured the image of a light colored sedan driving in the area before and after the incident.
This incident was determined to have been connected to a drive-by shooting that occurred at the Tatro residence in 2012. Original reports state at 4:23 a.m. Dec. 11, 2012, Tatro called 911 to report someone had shot into his house. Neither Tatro or his wife were injured in the shooting. The bullets left two holes in Tatro’s front door, traveled through the living room, through a sliding glass door and out to the yard where one bullet lodged itself in a fence. A similar car appears in video footage from both the 2012 shooting and the 2015 incendiary incident.
Officials believe the suspect is a white adult male between the ages of 35-60, however they do not have an identity for the suspect. They also believe the man lives north of Carson City, possibly in the Reno/Sparks area, due to footage of the suspect’s car entering and leaving Carson City via I-580 at Carson Street at the time of the incendiary incident.
“I think there is a connection to Carson City, he doesn’t reside here, but in Northern Nevada,” said Sheriff Ken Furlong. “We are hoping that someone will see the car and it will ring a bell for them. This person has a motive for action that isn’t shaking, so it may not be a specific event, but an emotional event that triggered him. They are someone who is very upset with the Tatro family so he has most likely told other people about his hatred.
“Someone knows a person who matches this description and we need access to that if someone discussed that hatred in casual conversation.”
Furlong said it’s believed the suspect is comfortable around the Tatro house and the suspect spent some time observing the residence.
Investigators still are trying to determine whether the intended target is Tatro or his wife. Furlong said either way the family is at tremendous risk because he believes the intent is to harm the Tatro family. Investigators have gone through court records to see if the suspect may have been involved with the Carson City Courthouse, but they haven’t found an individual to match the suspect description through that.
The FBI, NVI, ATO and Northern Nevada law enforcement have all been involved in the investigation, however law enforcement has exhausted all efforts to try to identify who the suspect is, so Furlong is hoping someone in the community would have some information about who this person may be and come forward.
Anyone with information should contact Secret Witness at 775-322-4900 or the Carson City communication center at 775-887-2014. The Sheriff’s Office also has a tip site set up at carson.org/tips. Secret Witness is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the identity, arrest and conviction of the person responsible for these incidents.
Originally posted on tomfernandez28's Blog:
BY JESSE BYRNES
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is keeping up a public feud with GOP presidential rival Donald Trump, saying Monday that the businessman is becoming a “cancer” to conservatism.
“Defending conservatism against the cancer of Trump-ism – I hope you’ll join me Wednesday in DC,” Perry tweeted Monday, linking to a policy forum in Washington where he will speak later this week.
Perry said last week that “Trump-ism” involves “a toxic mix of demagoguery and nonsense,” after which Trump said Perry “should be forced to take an IQ test” before the first GOP debate.
The pair have sparred for weeks after Perry become one of the first GOP presidential candidates on July 2 to denounce Trump’s controversial remarks on immigrants from Mexico.
That led to a series of back-and-forth criticism between the two. Amid the feuding, Trump has skyrocketed in presidential polls, while Perry has fought to…
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Posted Sep. 1, 2015 at 10:27 PM
Updated at 11:03 AM
WORCESTER – With the city expected to have even more limited financial resources in the coming years, a city councilor wants the city administration to explore the feasibility of consolidating the Police and Fire departments into a single department of public safety, headed by a public safety commissioner.
At the request of Councilor-at-Large Konstantina B. Lukes, the City Council Tuesday night asked City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. to provide a report on whether such a merger can be done legally.
If so, the council also asked the manager to detail the advantages and disadvantages.
Mrs. Lukes, who has raised the consolidation issue on previous occasions, said the intent of her order is not to save money, but rather to maximize…
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Originally posted on GrrrGraphics on WordPress:
I decided to draw this cartoon to refute those who still think big government and their functionaries are out to ‘help’ us. Once upon a time we had a republic with checks and balances. The government was relatively small and the people were free. Now government is gargantuan and the people are becoming slaves. It is no longer recognizable as the government Jefferson had in mind. It has mutated into a counterfeit of sorts–a ‘pink slime’ government. Still edible maybe, but very bad for you. The global banks, corporations and the military industrial complex that Eisenhower warned us about have taken over. It is rigged in their favor.
As George Carlin once said in his “It’s a big club, and you ain’t in it!” speech, they don’t care about us. At all. AT ALL! That’s why they see to it that our water is ‘medicated’ with fluoride–a poison. That’s why…
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Originally posted on GrrrGraphics on WordPress:
I often get positive email from people with good ideas for cartoons. Surprisingly, all of the ideas have been good. I haven’t been able to draw them all, but I have thought about them. The idea for this cartoon came from a certain Alex L. I realized it was a good idea worth developing and so I did.
The more we let government decide things for us, the more we become their cattle. We aren’t supposed to question government. After all, they have our best interests at heart, right? We fear our militarized police and they treat us like animals, not citizens. The government says we don’t need to know if we’re eating GMO foods. We don’t need to worry about fluoride in our tap water. A little bit of poison can’t hurt us. Sure. We don’t need to worry about the falsehoods being told to us by mainstream media…
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Originally posted on Christian Patriots Network:
There are many of us who are all to well aware of the dangers that lie ahead for those people who speak out against the tyranny that is sweeping our country. In modern day America, this is a very dangerous time to be outspoken. At places like Washington State University, using the terms “boy”, “girl”, “homosexual”, “senior citizen” and any other term that the globalist political correct police force deems inappropriate, can get you expelled from school. For those who engage in the high stakes game of calling a criminal a criminal (e.g. the bankers who have hijacked the United States government), are willfully engaging in life-threatening behavior.
Economic indicators in this country, are horrific on their face. As economist Joseph Meyer recently told my international radio audience:
-Seventy five percent of the country makes less than $30,000 per year.
-On-third of adults over the age of 30 are living…
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Originally posted on twissblog:
BLACK ROCK DESERT, Nevada–Hillary Clinton, under pressure to show a common touch after her much-derided appearance at the Iowa State Fair, decided to hold a fundraiser at the Burning Man festival this week. However, sources close to the campaign said that she was “really disappointed” with the results.
“We came away with two back massages, a pound of lentils, and a whole lot of weed,” admitted campaign spokesman Doug Macreavy. “While we didn’t expect Wall Street-level donations, this was below what we were hoping for.”
Burning Man expert Jonathan Dill noted that “you wouldn’t expect a far-right candidate like Clinton to get very far here,” adding that “it’s hard to imagine anyone more conservative–what would that even look like?”
According to Macreavy, Clinton’s next event to show her connection to regular people will be to line up a bunch of working-class people in Ohio and fly her jet down low…
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Originally posted on outlawpatriotnews:
By ERIC TUCKER and JACK GILLUM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in license-plate reader technology, but it halted a purchase order at least temporarily after lawyers raised privacy concerns about the surveillance three years ago, according to emails and other documents obtained by The Associated Press.
The heavily redacted emails provide a limited view into some of the internal discussions over the last decade about the technology, which relies on a network of cameras to capture and store data from vehicle license plates. They also indicate that the FBI sought to develop a policy governing its use.
Law enforcement officials view the plate scanners as valuable in tracking the location and movement of suspicious vehicles and as a tool for a broad range of criminal investigations, including kidnapping. But as the number of license tags recorded in police files has grown well into…
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Originally posted on outlawpatriotnews:
The Daily Mail
The FBI has admitted to gathering secret intelligence about the annual Burning Man festival since 2010.
In response to a request under the 2012 Freedom of Information Act, the security service said its Special Events Management unit has kept files on festival-goers, known as ‘burners’ – to ‘aid in the prevention of terrorist activites and intelligence collection’.
But the FBI’s 16-page response to the question by Inkoo Kang is heavily redacted, with information about the technology being used to secretly gather the information being blanked out.
The revelation comes as the 29th Burning Man takes place in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada.
The FBI document describes the festival as a ‘cultural and artisan event, which promote (sic) free expression by the participants’.
Originally posted on Christian Patriots Network:
Russian President Vladimir Putin has introduced legislation that would deal a tremendous blow to the U.S. dollar. If Putin gets his way, and he almost certainly will, the U.S. dollar will be eliminated from trade between nations that belong to the Commonwealth of Independent States. In addition to Russia, that list of countries includes Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Obviously this would not mean “the death of the dollar”, but it would be a very significant step toward the end of the era of the absolute dominance of the U.S. dollar. Most people don’t realize this, but more U.S. dollars are actually used outside of the United States than are used inside this country. If the rest of the planet decides to stop accumulating dollars, using them to trade with one another, and loaning them back to us at ultra-low interest rates, we are going to…
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Agents showed up about 9 a.m. to serve the warrants and are being assisted by the Riverside County district attorney’s office, said FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller.
The federal affidavit outlining the reason for the search is under seal, she said.
The warrants are part of a joint effort by the Inland Empire Public Corruption Task Force, Eimiller said.
Click here to read the full story on LATimes.com.
Originally posted on Pronk Palisades:
Every year, thousands of Mexicans illegally cross the US border. To find out exactly how it’s done we went to El Alberto, Mexico to film the experience.
El Alberto lies 800 miles south of the US border in the state of Hidalgo. It’s pretty much like any other town of 3,000 people, except in El Alberto they offer tourists the chance to participate in a simulated illegal border crossing. It all happens at a standard recreational park with swimming pools, river trips, zip lines, and the other typical fare. We took a few cameras and headed for the EcoAlberto Park to spend some late-nights running through underground tunnels on the heels of our personal “Coyote” while being chased by border patrol. While we were there, we crashed a quinceñera party and saw El Alberto from the perspective of the locals.
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Originally posted on What in the world is going on?:
jesse ventura joined chris cuomo on cnn newday to discuss donald trump’s presidential run. gov jesse ventura talks being v.p. for donald trump. Jesse Ventura: Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders campaigns remind me of mine Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura says real estate mogul Donald Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont are shaking up the presidential race and they’re reminding him of his successful 1998 run for governor. “We have differences of opinions on many issues, but I think Donald Trump is wonderful that he’s shaking the system to its core,” the former pro wrestler said Friday on CNN’s “New Day.” “We have a government in Washington that’s broken, clearly, and it needs to be shaken up and Trump is doing that, and so is Bernie Sanders.” Mr. Trump has been out in front in recent polling on the 2016 GOP presidential contest, and Mr…
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Originally posted on Exposing Modern Mugwumps:
REPOSTED FROM THECONSERVATIVETRIBUNE.COM
I’d say that Hillary Clinton had a bad week, except for the fact that bad weeks have become pretty much par for the course for the former first lady and 2016 presidential hopeful.
First and foremost, there’s the investigation into her private email server. The number of emails containing classified information is now up to a whopping 305, and the odds are it won’t stop there. There’s also the matter of her failing poll numbers. The latest surveys show self-described socialist and genial nutcase Bernie Sanders within striking distance of Hillary, whose numbers have dipped under 50 percent for the first time — all without a long-rumored Joe Biden run.
Now comes an ad from the conservative America Rising PAC which devastates the Hillary myth in a little over a minute and a half:
As you can see, the ad clearly contradicts everything that Clinton has…
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Originally posted on kraychik:
Not to be outdone by the competitive field of Republican candidates for the party’s presidential nomination, CNN is framing the combined political landscape of both parties as a “Rise of Anti-Establishment Candidates”. Bernie Sanders, who has been in politics for virtually his entire political life, is apparently anti-establishment. Also amusing is that Sanders almost never criticizes Hillary Clinton – the epitome of the political establishment of the Democrats.
Contrast this with Donald Trump and Ben Carson, who CNN frame as Sanders’s anti-establishment counterparts on the Republican side. Neither of these two men have held elected office. Further, both of them have led accomplished professional lives outside of politics. Lastly, both Trump and Carson have criticized the GOP establishment. In fact, it’s almost a rite of passage to do so in order to win the affections of the right-wing/conservative American grassroots. On the Democrat side, there’s almost a code of silence…
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Originally posted on PA Pundits - International:
By Frank Salvato ~
As scandal surrounding Hillary Clinton’s illegal use of unsecured email servers to access classified information during her time as US Secretary of State continues to unravel her presidential aspirations, a more comprehensive overview of the many email issues related to the Obama Administration presents a more sinister possibility. From the State Department to the Internal Revenue Service, the Environmental Protection Agency to the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy to the White House itself, everywhere you turn in the Obama Administration there has been an issue with high-ranking personnel using alternative email accounts and/or servers for government business and then refusing access to those communications to oversight authority.
In 2010, President Barack Obama, speaking in Elyria, Ohio, bragged,
“We have put in place the toughest ethics laws and toughest transparency rules of any administration in history…in history! And by the way, this is…
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Originally posted on outlawpatriotnews:
Los Angeles Times
During his 21 years in law enforcement, Cpl. Wayne Curry hasn’t worried much about the approach of strangers.
The Texas officer, like anyone who wears a badge, said he has had his share of run-ins with those who harbor a dislike of the police. But when people have stepped up to him, he said, it is “more likely they want to buy me dinner.”
Curry is now thinking twice. He spoke as he watched over a crowd of about 1,500 people gathered at an impromptu memorial at a gas station in a Houston suburb, where an on-duty officer from a neighboring department in Harris County near Houston was gunned down Friday in an apparently unprovoked attack while fueling his car.
Originally posted on pundit from another planet:
This information squares with the findings of a Congressional Research Service (CRS) study covering the slightly shorter period of time from 1994 to 2009.
For those years, CRS found that Americans purchased approximately 118 million firearms, and the 1993 “firearm-related murder and non-negligent…
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Originally posted on wchildblog:
Source: Western Journalism
On the front cover of Washington State’s August 2015 “Inlander” magazine, Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich is shown hands on hips standing on top of the “Don’t Tread On Me” (Gadsden) flag. The title of the article is “Daring To Tread.”
The sheriff and at least one of his deputies have verbalized opinions that “constitutionalists” are threats to the sheriff’s office, the federal government, and to the country itself. Sheriff Knezovich even went so far as to compare “constitutionalists” with the Sunni Muslim terror group ISIS. The deputy indicated that the presence of armed “constitutionalists” in the county was the principal reason why the sheriff’s office was amassing military equipment. When asked to name names as to who he was referring to, Spokane County’s highest-ranking law enforcement officer (Sheriff Knezovich) named Washington State Representative Matt Shea and radio talk show host Alex Jones (who resides in Texas…
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Originally posted on Whiskey Tango Foxtrot:
Ben Carson, in many ways, is the antithesis of Donald Trump.
Mr. Trump is loud and bombastic; Dr. Carson is low-key and genial. When Trump speaks, he chops his hands in the air as if to enhance his brashness. Carson has calm, steady, surgeon’s hands – “Gifted Hands,” as his memoir is titled. Trump comes across as the aggressively self-confident businessman he is; Carson has the bedside manner of the physician he is.
And they’re both hot properties in the GOP presidential nomination race, ranked one and two nationally, and tied for the lead in the latest poll out of Iowa. Trump and Carson each got 23 percent of the vote among likely Iowa GOP caucus-goers, according to a Monmouth University poll released Monday. Iowa’s Republican caucuses, scheduled for Feb. 2, are the first contest in the 2016 nominating race, and are a crucial test.
The outsider appeal of…
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Originally posted on peoples trust toronto:
What about Bernie Sanders and Rand Paul?
by Jon Rappoport
August 31, 2015
(To read about Jon?s mega-collection, Exit From The Matrix, click here.)
“If you discovered a major institution of society absolutely devoted to reducing humans down to androids, would you say that was a significant problem? Would you admit that institution could radically alter life and send it careening in the wrong direction?” (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)
This article isn’t about campaign issues or policy issues or who is qualified to lead. It’s about the presidential election season and who runs that show:
Get used to it. Every few years in the US (and other countries), the television production teams swing into gear with their wall-to-wall series called:
“Let’s have our robots talk to the robot candidates.”
This is what is delivered, and this is what the audience expects, in the same way…
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Originally posted on TIME:
Nearly three decades after the inaugural Burning Man festival, the massive gathering in the desert is still tricky to explain. The event, which runs this year from Aug. 30-Sep. 7, now attracts politicians and pop stars—but what exactly is it and how did it start?
In 2000, TIME’s Joel Stein went straight to the source for an answer, interviewing Larry Harvey, the man who lit the spark:
Harvey, a San Francisco bohemian, started the tradition 14 years ago as a punk-pagan celebration on a San Francisco beach and moved it to a lifeless desert northeast of Reno in 1990 when the S.F. beach patrol kicked him off. Since then, he has nurtured his festival into a lengthy ritual that this Labor Day attracted 30,000 campers to its mix of art, raves, nudity and spirituality. In the process, much has changed. Harvey has driven out some of his original…
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Originally posted on tomfernandez28's Blog:
FrontPage Magazine’s master sleuth Daniel Greenfield reports that the Iranian American Political Action Committee (IAPAC) has contributed to the following Pro-Iran deal Democrat “traitors”:
During the eight years of Rafsanjani’s presidency, which ended in 1997, the Iranian regime had…
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Originally posted on tomfernandez28's Blog:
Nation of Islam Leader, Louis Farrakhan, addresses the audience at the Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in in Washington, D.C.
Farrakhan met with local leaders to discuss the upcoming “Million Man March” on October 10, 2015. Farrakhan said it was time to “pull down the American flag”.
Now, he is saying it is time for blacks to kill whites. Farrakhan has been traveling the U.S. for his “Justice, Or Else!” tour.
“Death is sweeter than watching us slaughter each other to the joy of a 400 year old enemy. Death is sweet. The Quran teaches persecution is worse than slaughter.”
“10,000 in the midst of the million … 10,000 fearless men who say death is sweeter than continued life under tyranny”
Farrakhan said the Quran calls for retaliation when “slaves” are oppressed.
“Retaliation is a prescription from God to calm the breasts of those whose children have been slain. So…
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Originally posted on unfettered equality:
Sebastian and Angie discuss presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and his chances in the 2016 Democratic primary. The conversation is edited and compiled.
ANGIE: So let’s talk about Bernie Sanders actual chances to win the Democratic nomination. It is fun reading hot takes on his surge in the New Hampshire polls and huge rally turnouts, but what are his actual chances within the primary system. There was a really interesting FiveThirtyEight article that discussed current polls and Democratic bases in primary states. It seems like the big issues concerning potential voters in state primaries are Liberal elites in northern and western states and Black Democrats in the South.
ANGIE: Breaking down the primaries is incredibly important. It is important to look at likely voters and Democratic bases. The South has a Black Democratic base that usually leans more moderate. The West has a liberal Democratic base that…
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A robotic device was used courtesy of the Tahoe Douglas Bomb Squad after a suspicious backpack was found near the Nevada State Capitol Building and Legislature complex in Carson City on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. Video Courtesy of Carissa Cox
UPDATE 6PM: Carson Street has been re-opened between Second and Robinson streets as well as side streets which were closed after a package found this afternoon near the State Capitol Building was determined to be non-explosive, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.
UPDATE: A “suspicious” package, initially reported to be a backpack, was found on Carson Street near the Nevada State Capitol Building and across from Firkin and Fox, closing a portion of South Carson Street, from Second Street to Robinson Street this afternoon. A bomb squad from nearby Douglas County was called to the scene.
Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Duncan Dauber said there hasn’t been any specific threat and precautionary measures are being taken after the suspicious package was found. He was unclear if it was a backpack or a package. Dispatch initially referred to it as a backpack.
The package was called into dispatch at around 4 p.m. from Capitol Police. Carson City Sheriff’s Office, Nevada Highway Patrol and Capitol Police are also investigating and made the decision to close the portion of Carson Street until the area is deemed safe. Traffic is being re-routed.
The Tahoe Douglas Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit is using robotics to get at the backpack. As of 4:30 p.m. plans were to have barricades up and extending the closure to Robinson Street, according to dispatch.
No other information was available. Check back for updates.
Source: A Permanent Utopia?
‘BURNING MAN’ BUGS AND THE CIA
The history of insect bio-weapons they don’t want you to know about
by ROB DEW | INFOWARS.COM | AUGUST 23, 2015
Infowars News Director Rob Dew looks at the recent phenomenon of massive amounts of insects appearing in the middle of the desert at the site of this year’s Burning Man festival.
Originally posted on Newjerusalemcoming:
Author’s Commentary: The Burning Man is an annual event held in Black Rock Nevada. This year the main exhibit will be an Ape like creature in a cage with Artificial Intelligence which will “SCAN” people as the go by the cage. It will interact with them based on moods, conversation, movements and more established within the program written for this AI. Creepy at best and I think this tops the event since its birth in 1986 by Larry Harvey.
Creepy crawly stink buts have also joined this free for all event.
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Originally posted on wchildblog:
The United States lags far behind other developed countries in terms of personal, civil and economic freedoms, according to a study released this month. Its neighbor to the north, for example, ranked 14 spots ahead of the so-called “Land of the Free.”
Three international think tanks — the U.S.-based Cato Institute, Canada’s Fraser Institute, and Germany’s Liberales Institut at the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom — released the Human Freedom Index earlier this month. In addition to major civil liberties, the study considers safety and rule of law, relative size of government and capitalist values like the soundness of money, property rights, and access to international trade. The authors used a total of 70 data sources ranging from 2008 to 2012, the most recent year for which all necessary data is currently available.
This wasn’t the only recent study to take issue…
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Originally posted on wchildblog:
Source: The Common Sense Show, by Dave Hodges
The above picture is eerie and it has been mostly associated with the transport of civilian detainees presumably to a FEMA camp. Many have questioned the authenticity of the photo and have subsequently made allegations of photo shopping this picture in order to make it look like a FEMA transport trait. I have known that this was authentic for sometime and have had on eyewitness guests appear on my talk show which have authenticated the existence of these “FEMA trains”.
FEMA Prison Train Spotted in St. Louis
The following communication was sent to me, by email, in a which a picture of a FEMA train was taken and it is identical to other pictures of the same in which critics have maintained are a fraud. To the critics, feast your eyes on what follows:
Attached is a picture taken today at…
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Originally posted on ChaSch:
For my sanity, here are a list of activities (some free, some not) that look good for adults and kids. The list is far from comprehensive; if there are any family friendly events that you know of, then add a comment with details.
October 3 & 4, 2015 Art in the Park at Wilbur, Bicentennial and Escalante Parks in Boulder City. 53rd annual Art in the Park brings artist and their wares to the outdoor art festival. Free to the public.
October 8-12, 2015 Millionaire Chess Tournament at Planet Hollywood. Spectators appear to be free, there was on-line streaming last year. Entry in the open tournament is available to everyone; fees are staggered by registration date – today is $1,500. An unrated event has a separate prize pool and an entry fee of $100.
October 15-17, 2017 Las Vegas Valley Book Festival at various locations. Kids events on Saturday October 17 at Historic…
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Originally posted on Christian Patriots Network:
Yesterday, and despite being a speed reader, I spent almost three hours reviewing a mountain of material that I have been sent by people from around the country. About half way through my review, I had an epiphany. I began to see the interconnections between events unlike I have ever seen before.
Previously, some of the material stood out as stand alone information. However, as I moved from one item to another, I began to connect the dots like I have never done before. Please allow me to provide for you the dot connections followed by a comprehensive analysis of what is coming in a more precise manner than I have previously reported.
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Originally posted on Christian Patriots Network:
Ostensibly, and on the surface, they are trained to “help out” with things like natural disasters, floods and hurricanes.
They are “ready” too for chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear hazards.
Slightly below the surface, these Fort Bragg Army engineers are also training — this time in Florida — to assist local authorities in the event of domestic disorder and potential chaos — prepared to quell civil unrest, riots, mass unrest or even the aftermath of terrorist attacks.
Scenarios which could all be really coming to America.
And that’s when the potential for martial law kicks in.
ABC11 out of North Carolina reports:
Early Friday morning, more than 300 20th Engineer Brigade soldiers prepped convoys. Over the next five days they will join more than 400 additional troops in an Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise.
While the soldiers may be called on domestic or foreign disasters, this exercise is about the…
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Originally posted on Libertarian Hippie:
“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”—Martin Luther King Jr.
There’s an ill will blowing across the country. The economy is tanking. The people are directionless, and politics provides no answer. And like former regimes, the militarized police have stepped up to provide a facade of law and order manifested by an overt violence against the citizenry.
Despite the revelations of the past several years, nothing has changed to push back against the American police state. Our freedoms—especially the Fourth Amendment—continue to be choked out by a prevailing view among government bureaucrats that they have the right to search, seize, strip, scan, spy on, probe, pat down, taser, and arrest any individual at any time and for the slightest provocation.
Despite the recent outrage and protests, nothing has changed to restore us to our rightful role as having dominion…
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Originally posted on The Last Refuge:
Mike Huckabee has a weird spike in this poll. However, the biggest problem for Jeb Bush is the continued erosion within the Republicans being polled. The “splitter” group (Fiorina, Huckabee, Christie, Rubio, Kasich, Perry, Graham, Pataki, Gilmore) cannot pull enough specific state-by-state primary support to create a pathway for Jeb if Bush remains under 15-20%.
Thanks entirely to Donald Trump, the GOPe road map is further collapsing this week.
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Marijuana contains a chemical — delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC for short — that goes to the parts of the brain controlling memory, concentration and movement. The popular image of a “stoner” is no myth. They really do have trouble solving problems, perceiving what’s going on around them and learning. Worse, the effects of being high on marijuana can last days or weeks after it’s smoked. They may not even realize how dim their wits have become over time. The health hazards aren’t funny either.Chronic cough, bronchitis, emphysema, cancer, decrease in testosterone and sperm counts for men and an increase in testosterone and infertility for women are among the risks for long-time marijuana smokers. It contains 50 to 70 percent more carcinogenic hydrocarbons than tobacco smoke. It’s possible to become addicted to marijuana, and the psychological harm can include paranoia and anxiety.
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Originally posted on Flyover-Press.com:
While the news media, political pundits and Democrats — who feel compelled to offer advice to the GOP about how to win elections — denigrate and criticize the man known as The Donald, the more he’s bashed and denigrated, the higher go his poll numbers.
And, as to his popularity: 1) it should tell us something about the sad state of affairs in the uSSA and 2) once we get rid of this one, we do not need another nation-State style of government. — jtl, 419
By NWV Senior Political News Writer, Jim Kouri
An estimated crowd of 20,000 people on Friday night in Mobile, Alabama, poured into Ladd Peebles Stadium to see and hear the latest political phenomenon, the Republican presidential front-runner…
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Originally posted on Flyover-Press.com:
After a local resident approached and questioned law enforcement’s need for military hardware, the deputy immediately used ‘constitutionalists’ with ‘firearms’ as justification.
The average American is 8 times more likely to be murdered by a cop than s/he is by a terrorist. Also, over the span of both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, more Americans were killed by cops than were killed in both of the war zones put together. Please wake up and see that we live under a Police State every bit as evil as Nazi Germany. — jtl, 419
By Chuck Baldwin via NewsWithViews.com
Where Are The Pastors?
On the front cover of Washington State’s August 2015 “Inlander” magazine, Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich is shown hands on hips standing on top of the “Don’t Tread On Me” (Gadsden) flag. The title of the article is “Daring To Tread.”
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Sheriff Joe Lombardo, who heads the 3,200-officer Metropolitan Police Department, made light of the historic nature of his appearance at a lunch meeting of the Las Vegas Medical Marijuana Association.
“Bear with me. I’m still trying to wrap my arms around the fact that the sheriff’s in a marijuana (meeting),” he said to laughter.
Speaking just days after the county’s first legal marijuana dispensary opened, Lombardo told the owners he wants to help make sure their businesses are safe.
The reverend at a Reno church wanted to show his solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, so he hung a sign outside the church.
Within 24 hours, the sign had been vandalized.
The Rev. Neal Anderson said he put the sign up Wednesday at around 5 p.m. outside the Unitarian Universality Church of Northern Nevada on Del Monte Lane. It’s a simple sign with a yellow background and a black graphic of a heart.
“The (church) is committed to bearing witness to racism and working to eradicate racism in our community and our state and our nation,” he said. “So in solidarity with the black liberation movement and Black Lives Matter, we put that sign up.”
Originally posted on Whiskey Tango Foxtrot:
Supreme Leader and Savior of the World Barack Obama has some choice words for those critical of the Iran deal (which is you, me, and nearly everyone else who reads this site and others like it). On his way to a fundraiser in Las Vegas for his BFF Harry Reid’s handpicked successor (more on that in a minute), Obama referred to people who oppose the Iran deal as “crazies” –And he delivered, recounting the ride he and Reid had just taken from the conference to the fundraiser in his up-armored presidential limo, where they talked about old times and getting back to Washington to “deal with the crazies in terms of managing some problems.”
I know y’all don’t expect class and honor from this guy after nearly seven years of his bullcrap. I certainly don’t. But still – this is the freaking President of the United States. The leader…
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Originally posted on tomfernandez28's Blog:
byBRANDON SMITH | ALT MARKET | AUGUST 28, 2015
In the years since the derivatives disaster, there has been no end to the absurd and ludicrous propaganda coming out of mainstream financial outlets and as the situation in markets becomes worse, the propaganda will only increase.
This might seem counter-intuitive to many. You would think that the more obvious the economic collapse becomes, the more alternative analysts will be vindicated and the more awake and aware the average person will be. Not necessarily…
In fact, the mainstream spin machine is going into high speed the more negative data is exposed and absorbed into the markets. If you know your history, then you know that this is a common tactic by the establishment elite to string the public along with false hopes so that they do not prepare or take…
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Reno made the cut, but not in a good way.
The travel magazine ranked Reno as the eighth unfriendliest city in the country, alongside destinations like Detroit; Newark, New Jersey; and Oakland, California.
They used reader comments to compile the list, citing some readers who said Reno is, “like Compton but with more lights.”
Another reader said the city appears “old and tired.”
Chris Baum, president and CEO of the Reno Visitors and Convention Authority, said he hasn’t experienced observed any dissatisfaction with Reno.
“Our team booked a record number this last year,” Baum said of convention bookings. “Our corporate business travel is going through the roof with companies like Tesla and Switch and the drone industry. Our leisure travel numbers are coming back strong. So there are a lot more people here than ever before.”
He added that the authority gets a lot of return visits and positive feedback, which indicates an overall positive experience.
News 4 has reached out to Condé Nast to learn more about how the rankings were configured. No messages have been immediately returned.
Originally posted on peoples trust toronto:
Last fall, we wrote about how the FBI had set up a fake AP news story in order to implant malware during an investigation. This came out deep in a document that had been released via a FOIA request by EFF, and first noticed by Chris Soghoianof the ACLU. The documents showed the FBI discussing how to install some malware, called a CIPAV (for Computer and Internet Protocol Address Verifier) by creating a fake news story
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