Assemblyman Richard Carrillo drunk DUIAssemblyman Richard Carrillo, D-Las Vegas, was convicted of DUI Monday after a half-day trial.

But Carson City Justice of the Peace John Tatro declined the prosecution request to order jail time for the three-term assemblyman and imposed the minimum $800 in fines.

Carrillo also was convicted of being in possession of a firearm while intoxicated, also a misdemeanor. A .22-caliber pistol was found in his pocket when he was arrested.

He will have to perform 48 hours of community service — reduced to 42 hours because he was in the Carson City jail six hours before bailing out following the Feb. 27 arrest.

The sentence also bars him from having a firearm for at least one year.

His lawyer Larry Dunn said after the verdict that he is recommending his client appeal to district court.

“I don’t think the decision was valid,” Dunn said.

Carrillo has 10 days to make that decision.

Testimony included that from Michael Lawrence of Capitol Patrol who first found Carrillo asleep in a planter box on Plaza Street just a half block from Jimmy G’s where he had been drinking. Lawrence said he specifically told Carrillo not to go to his car and try to drive.

But just 15 minutes later, Lawrence testified he found Carrillo asleep in the driver’s seat of his white Miata sports car in a parking space outside the bar. That prompted him to call sheriff’s deputies.

Carson City Sheriff’s Deputy Josh Chaney said when he arrived, the car’s engine was running and Carrillo, with one hand on the gear-shift, was asleep in the driver’s seat.

Richard Carrillo

Richard Carrillo convicted of DUI in Carson City by judge Tatro who himself has ~3 DUIs

Dunn told Tatro that Carrillo obviously had no intention of driving the vehicle. He said his client was asleep in a legally parked vehicle with its lights off.

“He tells the officer he’s in the vehicle to stay warm. There was no attempt to operate the vehicle.”

Dunn said Carrillo even told the deputy he had some one coming to give him a ride.

But Tatro agreed with prosecutor Amy Steelman that Carrillo was in physical control of the vehicle. She argued that a person doesn’t have to actually be driving a vehicle to violate the DUI law, that being in “actual physical control” of the car violates the law designed to prevent people in control of a vehicle from driving. She pointed to the fact the engine was running and Carrillo was in the driver’s seat with his hand on the gearshift.

“You had the opportunity not to get in the car, not to get into the driver’s seat,” said Tatro.

He imposed the minimum $500 fine plus a $140 administrative fee, $100 specialty court fee and a $60 chemical testing fee for a total of $800 — the minimum fines for a first-time DUI. But he agreed to stay imposition of the sentence until Carrillo decides whether to appeal.

Dunn challenged evidence in the case as hearsay including the Washoe County crime lab testing that set Carrillo’s blood alcohol at 0.10 percent — two-tenths higher than the 0.08 percent where some one is considered legally intoxicated.

Tatro rejected those challenges.

USA FEMA campPublished on Jun 18, 2015
NOTE: There are no railroad tracks in Carson City. See the original story here: https://nevadastatepersonnelwatch.wordpress.com/2012/10/02/fema-concentration-camps-in-nevada/

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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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NO JUSTICE = NO PEACE

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Know Justice = Know Peace

PEACE

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THE CASE OF THE PEOPLE VERSUS SUMMARY JUDGMENT

Prof. Suja Thomas knows how to start a story with a riveting lead:

Gavel_flickr_383476178_8fe0f5e767Summary judgment is unconstitutional.

Say what?

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.

But unconstitutional?

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.

Practical questions

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.

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Related notes and sources:

1.  Eric Turkewitz’s post yesterday on New York Personal Injury Attorney Blog reminds us not to stereotype juries’ orjudge’s decisionmaking.  It’s so pithy it’s practically a haiku.

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.”

judge john tatroWHY SUMMARY JUDGMENT IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL

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.

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LAWLESS AMERICA…THE MOVIE IS COMING SOON

If you haven’t heard the latest, you are in for a shock. Go towww.facebook.com/billwindsor1 for articles from the last year, and seewww.LawlessAmerica.com

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 bill@lawlessamerica.com.

LATEST MOVIE NEWS

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.

MORE MOVIE INFORMATION

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
3.Your city
4.Your state
5.Your zip
6.Home Telephone
7.Cell Phone
8.Business Phone
9.Fax
10.Best email address for you
11.Website (if any)
12.Age
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)
16.Occupation
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.

In total, we will produce one documentary movie; one video of all testimony that will go to every member of the U.S. Congress; 51 videos by state that will go to each member of each state legislature; 750+ videos — one for each person appearing in the film/videos; and 14 videos for the special interest areas (children and family court corruption, divorce court corruption, foreclosure fraud; corporate fraud and corruption; probate/guardianship/elder abuse and corruption; criminal court corruption; civil court corruption; law enforcement abuse and corruption; military corruption; attorney misconduct and corruption; bankruptcy court corruption; government agency corruption; vote fraud; political corruption). That’s 816 videos to come from this one trip.

All of the videos will be available on the LawlessAmerica Channel on YouTube.

Each person filmed will be listed in the cast for The Movie in the credits at the end of The Movie.

Lawless America. That’s where we live.

If you want to reach Bill Windsor, his home address is 110 East Center Street #1213, Madison, SD 57042. That mail gets forwarded to him once a week. His email is bill@billwindsor.com . His phone is 770-578-1094, but it is not answered; messages are checked by dialing in to Verizon from a state far, far away, and Bill receives an email with the name, number, and one sentence summary of each message.

For the Lawless America videos, see www.YouTube.com/lawlessamerica. Bill Windsor’s Facebook page is www.facebook.com/billwindsor1

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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.

A Carson City Justice Court clerk has been arrested on sex charges involving a 15-year-old boy. Armando Navarro

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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POSTED ON APRIL 2, 2015 AT 8:00 AM UPDATED: APRIL 1, 2015 AT 4:41 PM

Nevada Has An Innovative Idea For How To Right Wrongful Convictions

The Nevada State Prison, where Nolan Klein spent more than two decades on what he maintained was a wrongful conviction.

The Nevada State Prison, where Nolan Klein spent more than two decades on what he maintained was a wrongful conviction.

CREDIT: AP PHOTO/SANDRA CHEREB

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.

FRAUD UPON THE COURT Reno, NV Judge Patrick Flanagan and 5 Nevada Supreme Court Justices completely fabricated an entire caseCARSON CITY — A trend of fewer traffic tickets being written by police around the state may be a boon for motorists, but it is creating a financial crisis for the Nevada Supreme Court.

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.

Nevada Supreme Court protest

Nevada Supreme Court protest

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.”

Contact Capital Bureau reporter Sean Whaley at swhaley@reviewjournal.com or 775-687-3900.

pro seAssembly approves charging people acting as own lawyers for misconduct

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.

nevada is a police stateLAS VEGAS — A Washington couple says they were falsely arrested by the Nevada Highway Patrol for stealing a collector car they actually owned.

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.”

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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.”

Bruins: “Me?”

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.’”

fuckthepoliceBeverly Bruins said the troopers treated the couple “like we were Bonnie and Clyde.” She was removed from the car at gunpoint with a broken leg at the time.

“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.”

Nevada Highway Patrol protests

Nevada Highway Patrol protests

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.

Highway Patrol letter concerning dismissal of charges, custody of Robin Bruins

Nevada Highway Patrol protests DA DICK GAMMICK

Nevada Highway Patrol protests DA DICK GAMMICK

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.NHP1

“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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They featured the “Judge” Tatro story:

Does Carson City Judge John Tatro really have Domestic Violence and DUI convictions? We will ask the questions and have the local media ask the…
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  • Alice M. Howell · Top Commenter · Balboa High

    Not familiar with tatros record but my 2 words apply to him too..
  • Jason Bueno

    I don’t think this kid knows one thing about what he’s talking about.
  • John McGrath

    Edward Id watch what you post it does say you are a state employee that might not fare well with your higher ups.
    judge tatro
    JUDGE TATRO JOKER

    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.

    SOURCE: http://carsonnow.org/story/02/27/2015/assemblyman-richard-carrillo-arrested-dui-having-firearm-while-intoxicated

The most honest three and a half minutes of television, EVER…

The opening scene of HBO’s “The Newsroom”. Watch it here: http://youtu.be/16K6m3Ua2nw

Three Finalists Selected For Opening In Ninth Judicial District

neil-rombardo1The Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection today named three nominees to fill an open seat in the Ninth Judicial District Court, Department 2, made vacant by the selection of Judge Michael Gibbons to the Nevada Court of Appeals.

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:

  • Thomas W. Gregory, 45, Genoa, Douglas County District Attorney’s Office
  • Douglas R. Rands, 56, Reno, Rands, South and Gardner
  • David F. Sarnowski, 62, Carson City, Carson City Justice and Municipal Court

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.mark-krueger-is-corrupt

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:

  • 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)

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

State Court Administrator Robin Sweet
Administrative Office of the Courts
775-684-1717

 

Genoa resident only Douglas attorney among judge finalists

Tom Gregory

Tom Gregory

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)

Finalist Biographies

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.

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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

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

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

Audit Nevada Taxation Department for FRAUD

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 evogel@reviewjournal.com or 775-687-3901.

Nevada Department of Taxation Audits

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

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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”. judge tatro

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…

See more here: All “Trumped up” charges against Nevada ANTI-Corruption leader and blogger Ty Robben “dismissed”.

and here:  KRNV – Server says NDOT director avoided subpoena, ran over foot

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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Elko attorney Gary Woodbury listens during his plea hearing Tuesday in Elko Justice Court.

 

Gary Woodbury entered a no contest plea Tuesday to a charge of breach of peace instead of fighting the accusations at trial, which was originally scheduled to take place that afternoon.

The attorney general’s office, which filed the charge against Woodbury in August of last year, agreed to dismiss the case so long as Woodbury has no new charges that result in convictions, other than minor traffic violations, through mid-October.

Michael Bongard, deputy attorney general, said after the hearing that the agreement will require Woodbury to behave for a short time in order for the criminal charge to be thrown out.

“It’s basically a deferred sentence,” Bongard said. “… At this point, I would rather have him on the hook and put the onus on Mr. Woodbury rather than us having the case sit and get stale for nine months.”

Bongard said he spoke with the sheriff’s office to ensure that law enforcement signed off on the plea deal.

Sherburne Macfarlan III, defense counsel for Woodbury, told the Elko Daily Free Press that both sides had been working on a plea deal for a while.

“The bottom line is he entered no contest as a means of resolving this matter,” Macfarlan said. “I’m sure all sides are happy to have this resolved without going to trial,”

Senior Judge Barbara Nethery scheduled a status hearing for Nov. 3. If the state drops the charges, the hearing will be removed from the calendar.

“If the court does not receive the paperwork (that requests a dismissal), we will expect all parties to be present,” she said.

Woodbury served as Elko County District Attorney for 16 years before retiring from that post to work as a private practice attorney. He has continued to work for the county on a 15-year-old lawsuit regarding a road right-of-way in Jarbidge.

District Attorney Mark Torvinen, who worked with Woodbury as a deputy DA, forwarded the case to the attorney general’s office to avoid potential conflicts or the perception of conflicts. fuckthepolice

During the 2013 Elko County Fair, Woodbury pushed a reserve deputy who was working at the event and cursed him with obscene language, telling hin to “Fuck off” according to court records.

Fair ground staff had asked officers to keep bleacher walkways clear. After two reserve deputies asked a group of people to move out of the way, Woodbury swore at the officer and refused to move, according to documents.

gary woodburyWoodbury then pushed Joshua Gallegos, one of the reserves, from behind, it states. When the officer asked Woodbury to leave, the former DA reportedly used more obscene language.

A sheriff’s detective later asked Woodbury if he had pushed Gallegos, to which Woodbury admitted that he had, court documents state.

Woodbury was never arrested in connection to the incident.

A person who commits battery on a person who “possesses some or all of the powers of a peace officer” can be charged with a gross misdemeanor under Nevada law.

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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.

 

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Marena Works

Marena Works

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.

Nick "The Dick" Marano - Carson City Manager

Nick “The Dick” Marano – Carson City Manager

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??!

Carson City Deputy city manager to lead senior center

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.

 

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Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline Executive Director Paul Deyhle.

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.bad judge

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.

Judge James E. Wilson Jr. Carson City corruption

Judge James E. Wilson Jr. Carson City corruption

“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.

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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.

His budget request also includes money to replace outdated computers and software and a telephone system installed in 1987 that can’t be updated.judge tatro scandals

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.tatro corrupt

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.

JUDGE TATROHe 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.”

SOURCE: http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/judicial-discipline-commission-hopes-add-staff-caseload-grows

Contact Jeff German at jgerman@reviewjournal.com 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.

Lake Tahoe cop watchersSouth Lake Tahoe Police Officers Laney and Wilson caught up in filing false affidavits and fabricating false DUI arrests.

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.

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MUST SEE VIDEO NEVADA LAND GRAB

(NO PUBLIC ACCESS):

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.

Government Crack Down on Self Reliance and Liberty

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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:

Published on Dec 22, 2014

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/

Listen to KrisAnne Hall on GMN every M-Fr at 9am PST at http://guerillamedianetwork.com/hall

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.

As proposed, nearly 3 million acres in Southern Nevada will be locked away from the people.

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.

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“RETALIATION”: FEDS LAUNCH NEW LAND GRAB TARGETING BUNDY FAMILY

Battle of Bunkerville 2: BLM to declare 1.8 million acres environmental protection zone

“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.

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Powder Keg: Cliven Bundy Supporters Openly Warn Feds To Stand Down In 3 Million Acre Land Grab

Get Ready for the Shit the hit the fan…

by Pete Santilli, The Pete Santilli Show & The Guerilla Media Network

The Pete Santilli Show:   Wednesday October 28, 2014 Episode #827

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.

Today Pete’s main theme was about a story he discovered initially that was published on BeforeItsNews.com titled  FEDS Retaliate Against The Bundy Ranch And Southern Nevada.

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.

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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.  15805c8d-546a-caac-cc5d-c1abb9261745-banner

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carson politicsDECEMBER 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. money blackhole

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. money burning

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.

READER COMMENTS:

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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.NEIL ROMBARDO TAKES IT UP THE ASS

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……..
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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.”
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Nevada Appeal ran the original story here:

nevada appeal storyCarson DA moves to reinstate charges against Ty Robben

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

susan martinovich hit and run coverup

susan martinovich hit and run coverup

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

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

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

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

See the order here: Robben order.mcgee. appeal

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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bad attorneys

He isn’t alone in noticing the increase.crime

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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REASON FOR THE RISE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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NEVADA STATE BAR DISCIPLINE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

 

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

 

FBI Color of Law Abuses

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Filing a Complaint

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

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

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

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

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

Civil Applications

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

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

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

Report Civil Rights Violations

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

Nevada Judaical Code of Conduct:

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

COMMENT

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

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

      Rule 2.15.  Responding to Judicial and Lawyer Misconduct.

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

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

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

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

COMMENT

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

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

      Rule 2.16.  Cooperation With Disciplinary Authorities.

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

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

COMMENT

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

      [Added; effective January 19, 2010.]

 

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

We want your feedback both positive and negative.

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Originally posted on Carson City Sheriff WATCH:

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

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

We want your feedback both positive and negative.

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

For other Carson City Crime Blotters go here: http://www.carsonnow.org/search/node/crime

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lucy Dalglish, dean of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, will talk with co-authors Lee Levine and Stephen Wermiel about the book, which draws from Brennan’s previously unreported papers and interviews with Wermiel. The book explores the collegial and sometimes contentious exchanges between justices of the Supreme Court as well as the line of 31 cases that deal with defamation and privacy aspects of First Amendment law decided since Sullivan was announced on March 9, 1964.
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Criminal libel law declared unconstitutional
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libelNEVADA–A federal judge in Las Vegas declared Nevada’s criminal libel law unconstitutional in late September after the Nevada Press Association challenged the law and the Nevada Attorney General agreed that the law was unconstitutional. uncon

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

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

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

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Carson DA moves to reinstate charges against Ty Robben

Taxpayer money spent on RETALATION

Taxpayer money spent on RETALIATION

By Geoff Dornan

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

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

Ty Robben "gangsta blogger"

Ty Robben “gangsta blogger”

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

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

Mark Krueger Carson City, Nevada

Mark Krueger Carson City, Nevada

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

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

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Front page story: DA Moves to retaliate against Ty Robben

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

Douglas Co. Nevada DA Mark Jackson

Douglas Co. Nevada DA Mark Jackson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mark Krueger Carson City district attorney scandal

Mark Krueger Carson City district attorney scandal

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 21, 2014:

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

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

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

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Lyon Deputies Arrest Dayton Man Wanted on Several Charges

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

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Keith Wayne Furr of Dayton

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

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

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

Furr was eventually arrested after a brief struggle.

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

Melanie Sandomierski of Dayton

Melanie Sandomierski of Dayton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Carson City District Attorney Mark Krueger

Carson City District Attorney Mark Krueger

 

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

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Carson City DA Neil Rombardo is corrupt

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

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

See Robben’s website here:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nevada Department of Taxation Audits

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

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Nevada crime scene

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

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

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More than 1,250 municipalities across the land of the, not so free, will be asked to diversify their neighborhoods or risk losing HUD’s housing manna. Karl Marx would be thrilled beyond measure with this angle.

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It is said what makes Stupid people Stupid is their inability not just to learn from their mistakes but also their inability to just accept COMMON LOGIC. Einstein said The definition of insanity is “Doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results”. Here we have a president that meets both these criteria when it comes to so called “gun control”….SF

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Obama’s exact words: “If you look at the number of Americans killed since 9/11 by terrorism, it’s less than 100. If you look at the number that have been killed by gun violence, it’s in the tens of thousands.”

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harry reidU.S. Rep. Joe Heck, R-Henderson, said Monday he would seek the Senate seat that is being vacated by the retirement of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.

Heck will face former Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto, who was endorsed by Reid in March.

In an interview Monday afternoon in Reno, Heck said he expected Reid’s political team — known as the “Reid Machine” — to be well-oiled in backing Cortez Masto, even though Reid is retiring.

“My opponent is Harry’s hand-picked successor,” Heck said. “I would assume he would not do that if he wasn’t going to be all in for her or whoever the Democratic presidential nominee is.

“So we are planning that this is going to be a very difficult election year in Nevada and that Harry will be very engaged and his machine will be ginned up.”

Heck, 53, has never run a statewide campaign before and plans on giving Northern Nevada some extra attention next month with a five-day trek across the Interstate-80 corridor.

“In August, we’ll do a tour across the northern part of the state where we will go introduce Joe Heck to the voters of Northern Nevada and say look, this is who he is, this is his life story, this is what he has been able to accomplish and this is what he wants to do for you,” Heck said. “And then it is up to the voters to decide.”

Rural Nevada has been the tipping point for victory for many Republican candidates in the past. Doing well in rural Nevada helped propel U.S. Sen Dean Heller, R-Nev., past Democrat Shelley Berkley in 2012 and helped Republican Adam Laxalt nip Democrat Ross Miller for attorney general in 2014.

“We have been around the state previously, as you know, when I was in the state Senate,” Heck said. “I spent time up here so I have contacts. I have friends throughout the state of Nevada.”

Heck said he only began to seriously consider running for the U.S. Senate after Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval announced he was not going to run. Heck said he would not have challenged Sandoval in a GOP primary.

“If the governor said he was in, I would have stayed in the House.”

Heck said he made the decision to run only after a serious kitchen-table discussion with his family.

“The motivation is simple,” Heck said. “When you look at the issues that Nevadans continue to struggle with — getting and keeping a full-time job, getting their child a quality education, affordable health care, raising a family in a secure and safe community — those are issues I’ve spent my life working on.

“So I believe that my life experiences make me ideally situated to answer the concerns that Nevadans are telling me are the most worrisome to them,” Heck said. “And that is why I am running for the U.S. Senate.”

Sandoval and presidential candidates Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush took to Twitter on Monday to back Heck, saying he is the best chance to replace Reid.

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee responded to the announcement within minutes, with communications director Justin Barasky saying Heck spent his time in office “catering to insurance companies, big banks and Washington special interests.”

Reid announced in March that he would not seek a sixth term. The decision came after an exercise injury left Reid blind in one eye.

Heck served in the state Senate between 2004 and 2008 and won the congressional seat in 2010, narrowly defeating Dina Titus, now the U.S. representative for Nevada’s 1st District.

He won re-election by big margins in 2012 and 2014, even though Democrats have a slight edge in voter registration in District 3.

Heck has spent more than two decades as an Army reservist, including three active-duty tours and a deployment in Iraq. He’s also the only one-star general in Congress.

Heck was born in New York and moved to Nevada in 1992. He lives in Henderson with his wife, Lisa, and three children.

moneySparks City Council approved on Monday a $300,000 payment toward the city’s insurance for defense in a police shooting incident.

Darcie Latham, who was shot in the leg by Sparks police in 2013, filed a claim against the city for more than $2 million. The insurance payment is essentially a deductible, which will be used to litigate the claim made against the city.

Latham’s attorney, Richard Salvatore, was present at the meeting and spoke during the call for public comment. He said that Latham has already paid around $100,000 in medical bills related to the incident, has had extensive surgery and that she now has a permanent disability. Salvatore said that he anticipates that Latham will have at least another $100,000 to pay in medical bills.

Latham has not filed a lawsuit against the city, but, given the estimated costs of Latham’s care and recovery, Salvatore said he was in support of the city making the payment toward its own insurance.

If the Sparks City Council did not approve the payment Monday, the costs of litigating the claim would go toward the city attorney’s office, which would have likely been more expensive.

With two council members, Councilwoman Julia Ratti and Councilman Ron Schmitt, absent from Monday’s meeting, every agenda item had to have a vote of 3-0 to pass. The remaining council members voted unanimously to approve the payment.

Heller 3Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., joined some of his colleagues in the U.S. Senate Tuesday who are ripping the GOP’s billionaire presidential candidate, Donald Trump.

During a recent conservative forum, Trump said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., the GOP’s 2008 presidential nominee and former prisoner of war, was a “war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”

Heller said Trump’s comments “crossed the line” and suggesting his overall bombastic rhetoric has sucked the oxygen out of the campaigns of his four U.S. Senate colleagues who are running for president.

“I have a hard time commenting on other people campaigns,” Heller said. “But sometimes you can cross the line and in this case, I think Trump did, without a doubt.

“Sen. McCain stood up and spoke at lunch today and apologized for all of the back-and-forth and said he doesn’t really want to be involved in this presidential race, he made that very clear,” Heller said. “He said he is not running for president and he got a good laugh out of everybody with that.

“But he (McCain) does feel bad that we have four colleagues here in the Senate that are running for president and unfortunately, there’s one guy who is getting all of the air time right now. And McCain feels that he is the target of some of that air time.

“But it (Trump’s comment) was outrageous and McCain was very, very gracious at lunch today, thanking everybody who has backed him and supported him over the time and he literally got an ovation from our (Republican) conference.”

HELLER SAID McCAIN is indeed a hero. While McCain languished inside a North Vietnamese prisoner of war camp in the late 1960s, Trump avoided the Vietnam War while earning an Ivy League degree, the Washington Post reported.

“McCain is a hero and should be treated as a hero,” Heller said.

Heller, however, also commented on the votes in the U.S. Senate that Republican presidential candidates such as Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Rand Paul, R-Ky., are missing while on the campaign trail.

Cruz has missed 69 votes, according to the New York Times, which also reported Cruz has missed 55, Graham 45 while Paul has missed just three.

“That is a difficult issue and I will leave it up to them,” Heller said. “I do think their first priority, of course, is to their constituents and being here and representing them. So I don’t want to get caught up in this presidential race except to say I believe their top priority is to their constituents.”

Graham called Trump an “jackass” for his comments about McCain on TV Monday.

“Don’t be a jackass,” Graham said on “CBS This Morning.” “Run for president. But don’t be the world’s biggest jackass.”

In response, Trump gave out Graham’s personal cellphone number Tuesday during a televised rally in South Carolina and encouraged folks to ring him up.

“Poor Lindsey,” Heller said.

HELLER WAS AT the Carson City rally Friday for presidential candidate Jeb Bush, although Heller has not officially endorsed Bush.

Nevada’s 2nd U.S. House District Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Carson City, was also at the Bush event and had a hilarious line about Jeb Bush and his brother, George W. Bush, who is know as “43” because he is the 43rd President of the U.S.

“43 had to use his dad’s first name. This guy (Jeb) is his own guy,” Amodei said, comparing the two brothers’ presidential stock.

SEN. HARRY REID TOOK TO TWITTER Tuesday to criticize the GOP Senators’ response to Trump’s criticism of one of their own.

“When Trump insulted a GOP Senator, Republicans couldn’t denounce him fast enough. But when Trump slandered immigrants, there was silence,” Reid tweeted.

He followed up with this tweet:

“I ask each Republican running for President: name one meaningful difference between your immigration policy and Trump’s immigration policy.”

Republicans, like Bush, have talked about granting the nation’s estimated 11 million to 12 million illegal immigrants and pathway to legal status. Democrat Hillary Clinton said she is in favor of pushing for a pathway to citizenship.

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Harry Reid “The JOKER”

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Monday that the Republican presidential candidates are “afraid” of Donald Trump and will not criticize him on policy points because Trump’s ideas are too similar to their own.

“Donald Trump is the Republican Party,” Reid said in an exclusive interview with the Reno Gazette-Journal. “He is Mr. Republican.

“It is interesting to note that all of the other 15 or 18 candidates running against him are all afraid of him,” Reid continued. “And you notice that when he (Trump) criticized John McCain, they all stumbled all over themselves to criticize him for saying something about John McCain. But on virtually every other issue — immigration, poor people, taxes, government workers, the environment — he (Trump) speaks like the Republicans on every one of those.

“The Republicans are afraid to say anything against him because they will be saying things against themselves,” Reid said. “They are afraid of him, obviously because he is speaking for the Republican Party.”

Last week, some GOP senators, including Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., thought that Trump “crossed the line” when he said Sen. McCain, the GOP’s 2008 presidential nominee and former prisoner of war, was a “war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”

Former Gov. Robert List, a leading Nevada Republican, disagreed with Reid, saying no single person can represent the Republican Party. Reid is only trying to define the GOP in a negative way, List said.

“Donald Trump does not represent the Republican Party, no individual does any more than Harry Reid, Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton represent the Democratic Party,” List said. “No single individual fulfills that role.

“What Sen. Reid is trying to do here is define the Republican Party in a negative way before we even have a nominee,” List said. “That is what is going on here.”

Yet a leading political science professor in Nevada agreed with Reid, saying Republicans fear the thought of Trump becoming an independent candidate.

“I actually agree with Reid’s statement and I would include the official national party organization as well,” Lokken said. “I think they (GOP party officials) are very much afraid of him being an independent candidate.

“As logic goes, in a close election, he (Trump the independent) would cost them enough votes to allow the Democratic candidate to win,” Lokken said.

Last week, The Hill reported that Trump said chances that he would launch a third-party White House run would “absolutely” increase if the Republican National Committee is unfair to him during the 2016 primary season.

In 1992, Texas conservative businessman Ross Perot ran as an independent and his campaign was considered as a factor in President George H. W. Bush’s loss to Democrat Bill Clinton.

When Reid was asked if Trump could win the GOP presidential nomination, he said: “I think what he said last week was very valid (about running as an independent). He said if the Republican Party – who has been coming around me, wanting to get money from me, wanting me to endorse them, if they suddenly dump me, you may have an independent in the race.”

Asked if leading Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton could beat Trump in a general election, Reid said, “I think she is going to win anyway. The other candidates are so marginal. They are wrong on all of the issues.”

Reid said climate change is one of many issues where Trump and other Republicans are wrong.

“The new Republican Party is one that denies climate change,” Reid said. “They are totally on the wrong side of the issue on immigration. They want to do away with what we did with Wall Street reform. They want to change social security. They want to change Medicare. They want to change Medicaid. I could go on for five minutes about all of the stuff they are against.

“And that’s what Trump talks about,” Reid said. “Everything he said is just like they believe. So how are they going to criticize him?”

Reid’s comments are “strategic” in nature, List said.

“I admire Sen. Reid for his strategic attempt but that is not who we are, in my judgment,” List said. “But I do think people admire the fact that Mr. Trump often times speaks in a spontaneous way. He is not one of these guys who have a big calculation and plan behind every word that comes out of their mouth.”

RenoReno police officers began citing the homeless last week for illegally camping along the Truckee River Corridor and directing them to an overflow shelter – which is now full.

Since the effort began on July 13, at least 15 people have been cited and two were arrested on unrelated warrants, police said.

“We’re trying our best to work with them and not just issue citations, which is basically a fine,” Reno Police Officer Tim Broadway said in an earlier interview. “Hopefully, they know we’re serious about cleaning up the city.”

The fines cost $500, but that can change if it goes before a judge. Other options include community service.

The push to enforce illegal camping and move the homeless into shelters is part of a region-wide effort to beautify the river, improve safety and address the city’s homeless problem, city officials said.

“But we don’t want to discount the homeless,” Reno Police Sgt. Wade Clark said in an earlier interview. “We want to come up with a plan to tackle the homeless population, get them into housing and not just shoo them away.”

Unless someone has a permit, it’s illegal to camp within a certain amount of feet from the river at night, Clark said.

Camping is only allowed on designated camp sites with a permit, unless it’s a commercial campsite, city officials said.

Officers have been giving out warnings to those who haven’t come into contact with police before on the issue, Clark said. They have been educating the homeless on local camping laws and available resources. That includes the overflow shelter, which recently reopened in late June.

‘We like being out here, this is our home’

Donald “Dopey” Crane, 32, of Reno often walks along the river walk to visit some of his homeless friends, who camp nearby.

“They scattered us out because we usually live in groups,” Crane said Thursday. “We feel safer in groups. We just want to be like everybody else. We like being out here, this is our home.”

Crane said he’s experienced homelessness since he was 15 years old. For nearly 13 years, he’s camped along the river, but now lives in a home near downtown Reno, he said.

“There are some people out here that want to buy alcohol or drugs with the money they ask for, but most of us want to make it day by day,” Crane said. “We protect our own. It’s not bad out here, but it’s rough.”

Still, Crane often refers his homeless friends to the shelter, the food bank and other resources, he said.

“They should take advantage of it while they can,” Crane said. “That’s what it’s there for.”

“The shelter themselves are full,” he said, when asked why so many homeless don’t sleep at the shelter. “It’s first come, first serve.”

Finding permanent solutions

The City of Reno recently paid to have the overflow shelter re-opened through August, costing $24,000 a month in federal grants.

The shelter, operated by the Volunteers of America, would usually open in the winter and close in the summer. It accommodates 100 people – 85 men and 15 women. But 28 more beds were added, said Sandy Isham, VOA community relations officer.

“So yes, that has been running for the last four nights, completely full,” she said Thursday.

Regardless, there’s still room at the shelter’s day rooms, which can fit 60 people. Recently, only 20 individuals have been staying in the extra space.

“A person can come in and sit at a table at night,” Isham said. “It’s not as comfortable as sleeping in a bed, but you’re much safer and more comfortable whether it’s a winter evening or a hot summer (day), you’re going to be in an air conditioned building and supervised by our staff. This is actually a much safer situation for someone than to be out on the street.

“People who are on the street are very vulnerable to being attacked, hurt, robbed,” she said. “It’s dangerous to be out on the street, it really is.”

This is the second year in a row that the overflow shelter has extended past the winter. The goal is to get the homeless into the shelter and in the organization’s programs to eventually help them find permanent housing and work.

The organization’s success rate for families reached 79 percent, while only 55 percent of men and women were able to find appropriate housing this fiscal year, Isham said.

“We don’t want to change their situation for today, we want them to have a better life,” she said. “That’s always our goal.”

Big plans to shelter the homeless

Plans to eventually open the overflow shelter year round are already in motion.

“The only thing that keeps us from doing that is funding,” Isham said. “It’s difficult. It can be challenging to get all of that funded.

“When you have the overflow, you have to pay for the staff, transportation and all of that,” she said.

Reno, Sparks and Washoe County agencies have been working together to help the homeless. That includes plans for housing developments, Alex Woodley, Reno code enforcement manager, said.

“Police would have the ability to send people somewhere, and we like it because it’s safe place for people to go to because – as they say – everything happens after midnight,” Woodley said of a year round overflow shelter.

Last year, 28 percent of shelter clients were seniors, Elaine Wiseman, city management analyst, said Thursday. About 97 were identified as homeless with 67 found to be chronically homeless, she said.

This year, 112 were identified as homeless at an annual count in late January. Of that total 38 were chronically homeless.

A seven year study done by the city showed a peak in homelessness from 2010 through 2012. It was followed by a steady decline in 2013, Wiseman said.

“We have a housing first model, and we’re trying to get people into a house and then work on their issues,” she said. “They need to be served and housed right now.”

A public meeting is set to discuss long-term plans for the overflow shelter and gaps in services, Wiseman said. The meeting is set for 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the Reno City Council Chambers at city hall.

Check RGJ for more updates as they become available.

Follow the RGJ’s Marcella Corona on Twitter at @Marcella_Anahi and on Facebook at Facebook.com/Marcella.Anahi

If you go:

What: Homeless Services Public Meeting

When 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Reno City Council Chambers at Reno City Hall, 1 E. First St.

For more information about services and the shelter visit the Volunteers of America website at http://www.voa-ncnn.org/northern-nevada

Source: City of Reno

CARSON CITY SHERIFF CCSOFiguring out the difference between a cell phone and a gun turned out to be the difference between a fatal shooting of a suspect and what ended up as an arrest without any serious injuries for Sgt. Earl Mays of the Carson City Sheriff’s Office. His split second decisions and that of deputy Nick Pinochi likely saved the life of the suspect they detained.

With numerous recent officer involved shootings making national news, law enforcement are under heavy scrutiny when faced with lethal dangers. However, what many people may not realize is what goes into making that split second decision for officers and if they choose wrong, they may be the ones wheeled away in a body bag.

Crime Scene Body Outline.jpg-500x400Recently, Mays and Pinochi were involved in an incident with a suspect who had injured another deputy and was threatening them with lethal force.

On May 26, officers were called to the 400 block of South Saliman Road for reports of a man, David Torres, threatening to allegedly throw his infant into a swimming pool. When deputies responded, deputy Bob Guimont blew out his Achilles heel trying to kick in a door after Torres ran into the apartment and Guimont heard females screaming. Torres escaped out the back window and led remaining deputies on a foot pursuit down 5th Street before hopping a fence into the Juvenile Detention Center. There Mays, who had taken out his baton, was able to locate and corner Torres. As Mays ordered the suspect to the ground. Torres crouched down and claimed he had a gun in the waistband of his pants.

According to Mays, he continued to order Torres to the ground and every time Torres kept saying “I have a gun” with his hand on his waistband simulating he had a gun. It was then Mays drew his gun on Torres, because it was now a lethal threat against Mays.

“It is terrifying, is this the moment of truth right here right now? Maybe, maybe not, we’ll see in about two seconds because that is all it is, two seconds. You don’t have five minutes or the next day to think about it, it’s right now and it’s literally like a snap. It’s what we train everyday for is just for that situation right there and sometimes we get an end result that is good like that where we don’t have to shoot and kill this guy.”Sgt. Earl Mays

Officers are only supposed to disarm their weapon when there is a lethal threat, a subject using a weapon who may try to or already have harmed officers or another person.

But instead of shooting him, Mays believed the “gun” Torres had was a cell phone or other similar object, so he decided to holster his gun and resort back to his baton. Mays said he noticed the way Torres was holding the object and with his training decided it didn’t quite make sense that it was a gun.

“He runs towards me and I hit him with my baton and he kind of slows down but he continues to go down the aisle towards me,” Mays said. “But I holstered my weapon, Deputy Pinochi (who had joined to assist at this time) had his Tazer out and Torres kept looking back at us saying he had a gun. He had a cell phone in his hand and turned real fast and yelled ‘bang’ at the same time that Pinochi tazed him. He started getting up and then I struck him a few times with my baton.”

The incident ended without major injury. Torres suffered minor injuries when the Tazer struck him, but Mays said the incident could have ended much worse.

“Even though I don’t think it’s a gun, it’s nerve wrecking to think about because when I first encountered him, he was in this box per say with a storage area, a fence and when I encountered him he turned towards to me like ‘I have a gun I have a gun,’” Mays said.

“Its happening so fast I don’t want to say you get caught up in it. It’s evolving and it’s unpredictable. I don’t know what he is doing or what is going through his head,” Mays said. “Is he going to hop the fence, is he going to try to rush me and attack me or pull out a gun and shoot me? It’s stressful and obviously your adrenaline is rushing you fall back on your training and just do what you can to control the situation and do your best that you can.”

It was the split second decision both officers made not to shoot that saved Torres’s life, but it could have been at the expense of the two officers’ lives. If Mays had been wrong about the object in Torres’ waistband, Torres could have pulled out a gun and shot and killed the officers.

“It is terrifying, is this the moment of truth right here right now? Maybe, maybe not, we’ll see in about two seconds because that is all it is, two seconds,” Mays said. “You don’t have five minutes or the next day to think about it, it’s right now and it’s literally like a snap. It’s what we train everyday for is just for that situation right there and sometimes we get an end result that is good like that where we don’t have to shoot and kill this guy.”

It makes it particularly difficult for officers in a time like this because they are under a small microscope from the public and Mays said that did play a factor in his decision not to shoot Torres.

“That’s the first time in almost 20 years in law enforcement that was probably the closest thing I have come to shooting someone and that’s the first in my career that the thought of second guessing myself and ending up on CNN has crossed my mind,” Mays said. “That I didn’t want to be that guy on Ferguson or New York and have myself, my department, my family go through that. So did it cross my mind, absolutely.”

“In all reality would we have been justified? I don’t know,” Mays said. “Part of it is, OK if we would have shot him and he didn’t have a gun, believe it or not he is an Army veteran, so I didn’t want to be on CNN being white cop shoots unarmed Hispanic war veteran.”

PROPER TRAINING

This is the dangerous situations police face everyday. It can quickly turn into a kill or be killed situation like this where, if even just a small factor had been changed, someone could have died. One big factor that can change the outcome of a standoff is training for every possible situation.

“Everyone got to go home that night but some officers don’t,” Sheriff Ken Furlong said. “A lot of these big national shootings you can look back and ask are the officers properly trained, do they have adequate training?”

One way the Carson City officers prepare for these kinds of situations is to go through various shooting trainings, such as night shooting. While the incident with Torres happened during the daylight hours, Mays said it could have easily been a much different situation if it had occurred at night because of the lack of visual and he may not have known Torres had a cell phone instead of a gun.

“It changes everything at night,” Mays said. “You have to process it so fast but yes, if it was dark and he came up with something he probably would have been shot when he tried to run towards me. I probably wouldn’t have given him the chance to run by me because he was telling me I have a gun and then he runs towards me, he probably would have been shot right there.”

Deputies went through night shooting training last week to work on their skills so if there’s a situation in the darkness they are trained to be able to properly and safely discharge their weapons if need be. It’s important for them to learn because the darkness takes away their ability to fully access a situation and limits their options, the officers said.

“We do a lot of these trainings at night because it is a lot different because we have low light situations and we have to be able to use our flashlights with the guns at night while shooting in the most safe and tactical way,” said firearms instructor deputy Thomas Miller.

To go through the training, there are two sections: one is the regular firearms course, just with no light and the second is a simulation of a deputy going down a hallway and having to shoot targets through openings.

Rifle instructor deputy Kip Lee said it helps because it’s a high stress situation to be in a house or building that’s unfamiliar in the dark with people screaming, police lights flashing and a subject threatening lethal force and this helps try to reduce some of the stresses. By going through this training, officers should hopefully be able to respond better in real life situations because they have been through simulations.

“It’s a ‘I’ve been here before, and done this,’” Lee said. “It gives officers confidence and knowledge to fire accurately and to address and handle their weapon.”

One of the big stressors at night is the presence of police lights. It makes people more nervous and can amp up a subject as well as an officer.

“The use of the lights makes things different,” said deputy Jessica Chrzanowski. “The lights mess with your range of sight and they definitely do make you a little nervous and you have to be more aware and focused in the field at night.”

City of Reno officials sent News 4 a response in regards to the LGBT flag replacing the American flag Sunday:

“The City of Reno honors and respects the men and women who serve our country and we apologize to those we may have offended. While we made an error in not flying the American flag along with the pride flag, when we discovered we were not flying both, we immediately returned to flying the American flag. Neither the Mayor nor City Council was aware we were not flying the American flag. The City was proud to participate in pride weekend and will continue to celebrate our diverse community.”

-Statement from the City of Reno

Mayor Hillary Schieve released her own personal statement saying:

“I was alerted tonight that the US flag was not flying over City Hall. I can most certainly see why people would be offended or upset. I did not order that the American flag be taken down. I have asked that the flag be put back immediately! It was certainly not the city’s intention to be disrespectful and never should have happened. I will take full responsibility since I represent this city. I have family members who have served and I know the importance of the ultimate sacrifice they have made for our country. I am very proud to be an American and we should always support our troops and veterans no matter what. I too am offended and there is no excuse for this. Those who have served deserve the highest respect for their service. My sincerest apologies!!!”

-Statement from Mayor Hillary Schieve


RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) — An LGBT flag flying at Reno City Hall has been taken down as of 8:45pm Sunday. The American flag is flying once again.

A News 4 crew was asked Sunday afternoon why the American flag wasn’t flying at Reno City Hall. Instead, the LGBT flag was flying in its place.

News 4 has reached out to city officials for comment. Stay with News 4 for the latest on this developing story.

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The Historic Railroad Tunnels at Lake Mead were on my adventure list for a while.

Bright and early on a Saturday morning we decided to head out there and finally check it off the list.

Little did we know, thousands of people were also at the trail that morning…running a half marathon.

Instead of turning around and heading home, we decided to embrace the chaos. How many people can say they have been cheered on during a hike (not to mention the perks of water and snack stations)?

This is a fun and easy hike. It’s a mostly flat trail with history facts along the way. It also has great views of Lake Mead.

You can even hike all the way to The Hoover Dam (the trail was previously used to transport materials while the Dam was being built).

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on the road to vegas

Posted: July 28, 2015 in Uncategorized

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Brothel

rented jeep cherokee
adds up the miles
from reno to vegas
nevada scenery
that never changes
desert and mountains
little dusty towns
gas stations and
greasy spoon diners
souvenir shops
with their gemstones
and beef jerky
and 100% authentic
native american jewelry
and there it is
a sign that screams
the word BROTHEL
tall white caps
with a red background
impossible to miss
framed by silent
blank billboards
little more than
desert landscape now
off the highway
one can just about
spot a building
painted a pink
color not often
seen in the desert
perhaps that’s it
somewhere between
reno and vegas
hours from civilization
lies a getting laid place
a place to come
to pay to come
on the road to vegas

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Since June 19th, eight medical/holistic/alternative doctors have been found dead, and at least four of these deaths are being treated as homicides. These deaths have perplexed and rattled people, especially those in the alternative medicine community, and everyone is wondering what exactly is going on. Are these deaths linked? 

We spoke with Erin Elizabeth (full interview is below), who first broke the story after the death of Dr. Bradstreet, to try to get a better scope of the situation. Her mind was reeling after she realized a pattern was emerging before her very eyes. Whenever she began trying to make correlations and connections, another death happened.

Erin is the well-known author and founder of HealthNutNews.com, and Dr.Mercola’s significant other. They personally knew some of the doctors, and after the first three deaths occurred she felt an obligation to keep reporting. Interestingly, mainstream media hasn’t really picked up the story and there are lot of questions…

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The Washington Free Beacon

President Obama told the African Union Tuesday that he felt he had been a “pretty good” president and if he were allowed to run for a third term, he’d probably be victorious.

Obama made the remarks while criticizing leaders on the continent who wouldn’t step aside at the conclusion of their terms.

“Now, let me be honest with you,” Obama said. “I do not understand this. I am in my second term. It has been an extraordinary privilege for me to serve as the President of the United States. I cannot imagine a greater honor or a more interesting job. I love my work. But under our Constitution, I cannot run again.”

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Featured Image -- 7309Dennis Hof, the owner of the Bunny Ranch brothel and six others in Nevada, is known as a master of gaining media attention.

“Do I come up with gimmicks? I’m the P.T. Barnum of the sex industry,” Hof said. “I’m always looking for a new angle and something funny to keep my name and the name of the Bunny Ranch in the national media.”

Hof is the star of the HBO series “Cathouse,” just published his memoirs, “The Art of the Pimp,” and once offered free sex at the Bunny Ranch to the nation’s returning military warriors.

Hof’s latest pronouncement is about politics. He said two weeks ago he was joining the Nevada Libertarian Party and considering running for the U.S. Senate, for the seat that is being vacated with the retirement of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.

Hof, who describes his politics as a “conserva-tarian,” remains upset with Reid for his speech before the Nevada Legislature in 2011, when Reid called for the elimination of Nevada’s legalized prostitution industry.

Hof sees his potential campaign, at the very least, as a poke at Reid.

“I tell you, if I decide to do this, and win, I think it is great to take the guy’s seat who tried to put me out of business four years ago,” Hoff said.

When Hof announced he was setting up an exploratory committee to look at a U.S. Senate run, outlets including the Washington Post, Washington Times and CNBC made it a national story.

Nevada’s Libertarian Party ranks No. 4 in state voter-registration statistics with 12,137 registered at the end of June, according to Secretary of State statistics. The party has a long way to go to catch up with the Democrats’ state-leading registration of 570,000 voters.

Hof’s candidacy is welcomed by the party, said state Chairman Brett Pojunis.

“He really brings a lot to the party,” Pojunis said. “We are really excited about the celebrity that he does have.”

Although the Nevada Libertarian Party does not select its candidates until its state convention next year, Hof has already been penciled in as the party’s U.S. Senate candidate.

“I’ve spent a lot of time with Dennis. I like him a lot,” Pojunis said. “I don’t foresee anybody else trying to come up and run for that spot. So yeah, we are thrilled to have him on board.”

The party also has no qualms with Hof’s business — legal prostitution.

“It is, more or less, my body and my choice,” said Pojunis about the libertarian philosophy toward legal prostitution. “We feel that the government should not tell us what we can and can’t do with our body. And so prostitution, as long as it is between two consenting adults … We frown upon sex trafficking in a big way and anything that is outside of ‘consenting adults,’ we have a huge problem with.”

Is Hof serious? His “exploratory committee” is made up of the same folks that help him run his seven brothels.

“It’s my staff, my CFO, my marketing people, people I trust,” Hof said of his exploratory committee. “We are trying to figure out, can we pull this off? Is it the right thing to do? Do we want to deal with the financial requirements?”

The biggest obstacle for Hof is money.

This is multimillion endeavor. Reid and Republican challenger Sharron Angle each spent more than $25 million in Nevada’s 2012 U.S. Senate race. Some political experts, however, don’t expect the same level of spending in the 2016 U.S. Senate race, which currently pits Republican Joe Heck against Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto. Yet multimillion-dollar fundraising appears to be a must for a run at the U.S. Senate.

“The biggest thing is, where am I going to get the money?” Hof said. “I am not a career politician. I don’t want to be a career politician and I don’t like career politicians because all they are looking for, instead of fixing problems in our government, is keeping their job in the next election. So how do I get, what has been told to me that would cost $5 million to $10 million without funding it myself?

“Could I do that? Yeah,” Hof said. “Do I want to do that? No. So how do I get that kind of money without selling myself and being like the rest of these guys, the rest of these politicians with all their favors?”

Cortez Masto and Heck will have large political organizations behind them. Both of their parties will probably have more than 500,000 voters in Nevada come election time.

Cortez Masto, the two-term former Nevada attorney general, has already been endorsed by Reid. A daughter of one of Las Vegas’ most influential tourism officials, she has been groomed for this job since she was little, some observers have said.

Heck is a sitting congressman, a licensed medical doctor and a one-star general whose political life includes both losing and winning some knock-down, drag-out campaigns.

If Hof is not serious about raising money, he won’t stand a chance, said Fred Lokken, a political science professor at Truckee Meadows Community College.

“He would not have an impact on either candidate, especially if he does not want to actively raise money and actually conduct a valid campaign,” Lokken said. “Only a fraction of the voters will actually know that he is in the campaign.

“Running as a Libertarian greatly limits the portions of the electorate who will be interested in his candidacy and ensures that he won’t win,” Lokken added.

“But he’s also, in a way, our own Donald Trump,” Lokken said. “He’s someone who likes attention and finds creative ways of getting attention.”

Prostitution and politics

Hof would not be the first member of Nevada’s legal prostitution industry to run for political office.

Former Mustang Ranch and Bunny Ranch courtesan Jessi Winchester — who gained international notoriety when she competed in the Mrs. Nevada pageant while working at a brothel — placed second in a Republican primary for Congress in 1996. She was third in a nine-person GOP primary for lieutenant governor in 2000.

Lance Gilman, owner of the Mustang Ranch brothel in Storey County, is currently an elected member of the Storey County Commission. Gilman was also a major player in the negotiations that brought the Tesla Motors gigafactory to Northern Nevada.

“It’s one of those ‘only-in-Nevada’ stories,” Lokken said about Hof and the others in politics.

“Over the years, we have seen individuals from the brothel industry show an interest in politics,” Lokken said. “Sometimes it is for the attention. Sometimes they have an issue.”

Hof’s big issues

Hof said the $1.4 billion package of new and extended taxes recently passed by the Legislature was the factor that “put him over the edge” and got him thinking about running for office. But if elected to Harry Reid’s seat, his issue will be wiping out illegal sex trafficking.

“Do people not know what is going on in Las Vegas,” Hof said about sex trafficking. “It is out of hand. Las Vegas is the cesspool in America, the worst there is when it comes to sex crimes.”

Sex trafficking in Las Vegas includes underage girls who are virtual slaves to their pimps, Hof said, adding that it is also dangerous for those who seek out the illegal sex trade in Las Vegas.

“What happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas when it comes to sex trafficking because STDs go home with you,” Hof said.

Hof admits it is self-serving for him to push against illegal sex trafficking.

If illegal sex trafficking could be stopped in Las Vegas, it would be a financial boon for Hof, since he owns brothels in Southern Nevada, including the “Alien Cathouse,” located 90 miles from Las Vegas.

“It is absolutely self-serving,” Hof said. “But can you do the right thing and be self-serving at the same time? Yes.”

Hof considers himself an expert on the issue and has spoken at international conferences on legal prostitution and sex trafficking.

“I have lectured in Oxford, I have lectured at the famed Dublin’s Trinity College,” Hof said. “Three months ago, I was (lecturing) in Paris,” Hof said. “I have worked with all of the major news organizations on sex trafficking. I’ve done an hour show on CNN on sex trafficking, called ‘Selling The Girl Next Door.’

“I do this all of the time,” Hof said. “And if you are in the (U.S.) Senate, you’ve got a bigger voice. The Pope is talking about (sex) trafficking now. That is how bad it is. It is epidemic proportions around America and nobody does anything about it.”

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Jade Helm has faded somewhat into the background. However, there are events which are guaranteeing that Jade Helm 15 will catapult prominently back into the news.

I have been receiving emails from listeners and viewers asking me about the latest on Jade Helm and many wanted to know why I was no longer covering the Jade Helm exercise. The following email captures these sentiments.

Dear Dave, 

Why are you no longer covering Jade Helm? Is it over? I have noticed that ____  ____ on his show is no longer covering either. He actually said that he no longer considered Jade Helm to no longer be a big deal. Do you think the same?……..

Thanks for all you do for America, 

Brett

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On July 25, The Common Sense Show published an article which demonstrated how far the dissident roundup preparation plans have advanced. However, as tyranny marches forward, there appears to be a push back which could result in a military coup in order to unseat the traitor residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Even local Officials Are Speaking Out Against the Tyranny of This Administration

In October of 2014, a county official in Missouri suggested that American troops should overthrow President Barack Obama.

Jefferson County Recorder of Deeds Debbie Dunnegan called President Barack Obama “our domestic enemy” and she even suggested the U.S. Constitution would give the U.S. military the authority to oust the president in a coup d’état, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. Certainly, the betrayal of the American people represents a foreign and domestic enemy. Perhaps Dunnegan is correct.

One Military Coup Has Already Failed

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From left, Joe Burns, Scott Carrigan and Dan Johnson of Sensurion Aerospace prepare the Sensurion Aerospace Magpie commercial drone for a flight Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, near Boulder City.

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Assemblyman Elliot T. Anderson of the Nevada Assembly District.

The real-world applications for drones are nearly limitless: Police could use them for search operations; businesses could use them for delivery or marketing.

But unmanned aerial vehicles have critics, too, who worry the technology could undermine civil liberties. Are you protected if a drone peeps through your window? Or if a neighbor flies a drone over your yard?

With such concerns in mind, a number of state legislatures have passed drone-specific laws to protect privacy. Nevada, which hopes a drone test site designation could be an economic booster, is one of them.

The Legislature unanimously approved a bill, effective Oct. 1, that prohibits the weaponization of drones and allows homeowners to file trespass charges involving drones in certain circumstances. It also requires law enforcement to obtain warrants for flying drones in the immediate area of a home, where there is an expectation of privacy.

The Sunday spoke with bill sponsor Assemblyman Elliot Anderson about why he pushed the measure and what it protects.

Where did your interest in unmanned aerial vehicles come from?

Well, we passed a resolution that encouraged the Federal Aviation Administration to create a test site in Nevada, and I realized then we hadn’t really thought about privacy. I decided if we were going to have the UAV industry come to the state, then we should give Nevadans some comfort with the privacy regulation because there really isn’t a lot right now that is suitable for this new technology.

Is this the start of the regulatory process or a final version of what the regulatory structure for UAVs will be?

Right now, I feel like the law is pretty complete. It was fairly comprehensive. We touched a lot of different areas, which is different from many states that just dealt with law enforcement use. It was designed to try to be all encompassing.

The law prohibits drones from being weaponized. Why?

I know there are people who want to develop that. I have seen UAVs equipped with very, very powerful machine guns on YouTube. It can be done. It’s one of those things people think about when they think of UAVs, so I wanted to be able to say, “This isn’t allowed in our state.” That’s another way, I think, to make people more comfortable with the technology.

Does that apply to law enforcement too?

Correct.

Is there a concern police might weaponize UAVs?

No. I don’t think law enforcement is interested in that. I think law enforcement is interested in officer safety during tactical operations.

Some privacy concerns are covered by the Fourth Amendment in terms of what law enforcement can and can’t do with UAVs. What else does the bill provide for regarding privacy protections involving law enforcement?

It provides additional protection for homeowners. Police already need a warrant under the Fourth Amendment if a person has a reasonable expectation of privacy, which is mostly at home. This bill extends it to the curtilage of a residence, which in layman’s terms means your backyard, your front yard, areas that are part and parcel with your home. The reason is, this is a different technology. It can go into tighter spaces. It can go into your backyard, and you might not even know.

What about privacy protections involving people not affiliated with law enforcement — in other words, hobbyists or commercial pilots?

We protected homeowners’ property rights through what is called a trespass cause of action. The bill creates a trespass cause of action if you are flying under 250 feet. We set an artificial height limit to ensure people could have protection but we couldn’t stump the industry because obviously people need to fly over and traverse different areas.

That being said, the cause of action really is focused on your average person who isn’t a professional, who isn’t a business and who potentially could be irresponsible. Businesses are granted immunity from a lawsuit as long as they are in the scope of their business activities.

So let’s say my house was in the middle of an Amazon shipping center’s drone path, and there were constantly Amazon drones flying above my house all day and night. What would be my recourse? There’d be none. We can’t stop commerce. We have to allow the industry to flourish.

This bill is designed to strike a balance between protecting people’s privacy rights and allowing the industry to flourish. We cannot go so far that we stop businesses from utilizing this technology. It only hurts us.

A new sheriff inevitably means changes to the Metropolitan Police Department.

Under Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo, changes came quickly.

Most of the department’s detectives now have different job descriptions. Substations that were closed to the public because of funding concerns have been reopened. And police shootings have dropped, while violent crime continues to rise.

The sheriff sat down to speak with the Review-Journal this past week.

DETECTIVE DECENTRALIZATION

Probably the biggest change since the start of the Lombardo regime Jan. 4 was finalized just more than a week ago.

On July 18, his plan to decentralize operations for about 150 detectives formally started.

With the shift, detectives who worked in specialized units, such as robbery, domestic violence, drugs and gangs, were filtered out and now staff each of Metro’s eight area commands throughout the Las Vegas Valley. Each area command has about 24 detectives, Lombardo said.

But the way it was, Lombardo said, it took on average 12½ days after a crime was reported for a detective to review the case file for the first time.

That, the sheriff said, needed to change.

It’s evidence-based, he said.

Metro has experimented with the idea before, when the agency decentralized property crimes detectives, who typically handle crimes such as home burglaries.

Before pushing those detectives out to area commands, the department solved about 33 percent of property crimes, Lombardo said. Since the change, it has jumped to about 45 percent.

By pushing the detectives out to handle smaller geographical areas, Lombardo said he hopes to cut that time in half.

Under the old system, most detectives worked out of Metro headquarters, at 400. S. Martin Luther King Blvd. Some units, such as homicide, sexual assault and crimes against youth and family, will remain centralized. Those investigations tend to be more forensics-based, while those that have been decentralized are more “human-based,” he said, utilizing informants and interviews more often.

But another reason also initiated the change.

“In years past, crooks were specialized,” Lombardo said. “We’ve really seen that change over the last five to 10 years. Now they’re poly-criminals.”

To keep up, Lombardo said, his detectives need to have multiple areas of expertise too.

“We’re limiting ourselves if we stay specialized and the criminals are not,” he said.

MORE OFFICERS

When the Clark County Commission approved a $539 million Metro budget for 2015-16, it meant two things for the department: more cops and the ability to reopen four area commands that had been closed to the public.

Those area commands — Bolden, 1851 Stella Lake St.; South Central, 4860 Las Vegas Blvd. South; Southeast, 3675 E. Harmon Ave.; and Downtown, 621 N. Ninth St. — were closed in previous years because of a lack of funding that forced layoffs at the civilian employee level.

But with the $28 million bigger budget for this year, 46 civilian positions were added, allowing Metro to restaff and reopen those front desks. Residents now can file police reports in person at those locations.

With those civilian employees, Metro was able to hire 55 new officers.

That can help Las Vegas police push back a slight uptick in violent crimes.

This year, violent crime — which includes homicides, sex assaults, assaults with a deadly weapon and robberies — has gone up 2 percent overall compared with last year.

Assaults with a deadly weapon saw the biggest jump, about 12.5 percent, according to Metro crime statistics.

Lombardo said he simply needs more officers if he is going to bring that number down.

Even with the new officers, Metro’s officer to resident ratio, hovering at 1.74 officers per thousand residents, is far below where Lombardo would like to see it.

Lombardo said he would like to see the department get back to what he considers the standard, which is at least two officers per thousand residents.

OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTINGS

Going the opposite way of violent crime, Metro’s officer-involved-shooting numbers have plummeted this year, with just six compared with 11 at the same point last year.

A big reason for the drop, Lombardo said, is that the enhanced emphasis on de-escalation “is really hitting home now.”

“There’s never not going to be officer-involved shootings,” he said. “We have to look at it as ‘was it necessary?’ instead of ‘was it justified?'”

And while the sheriff understands that even the current number of police shootings can change seemingly overnight, that hasn’t stopped him from praising what he says is the progress his department has made.

“I’m very proud of our officer-involved-shooting numbers,” Lombardo said.

Contact reporter Colton Lochhead at clochhead@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-4638. Find him on Twitter:@ColtonLochhead.

harry reidFor years, Harry Reid has railed against the Koch brothers as the worst example of the corrupting influence of special interest money in politics. But the Senate minority leader’s crusade against the conservative barons recently yielded big bucks for his own party.

Reid invoked the Republican megadonors during a July 12 fundraiser in Montreal for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. In the end, he raised more than $1 million from one special interest — trial lawyers — by criticizing another. Reid flew to the event in one lawyer’s private jet

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/07/harry-reid-1-million-fundraising-trial-lawyers-120540.html#ixzz3gkaAwCI8

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Let’s see, Ted Cruz has been a U.S. senator for a little more than two years.

He’s a rookie, still serving his first term; he’s not even halfway through his first term, in fact.

So what does the Texas Republican do? Rather than adhere to the Senate’s rather strict rules of decorum regarding besmirching fellow senators’ reputation — let alone that of the majority leader — he calls the Man of the Senate a liar. In public. In a floor speech.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/ted-cruz-calls-mitch-mcconnell-a-liar-on-senate-floor/ar-AAdslYE

Oh, boy. Now he’s done it.

Cruz is running for the Republican presidential nomination. But he took some time this week to accuse Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of going back on his word regarding legislating involving the Export-Import Bank, which Cruz wants to see abolished.

“We know now that when the majority leader looks us in the eyes and makes an explicit commitment, that he is willing to…

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Originally posted on AUSTRIAN ECONOMICS ADDICT:

Last Friday Senator Ted Cruz took to the floor of the Senate and did something very few politicians do, he told the truth. He tells it like it is about republican majority leader Mitch McConnell, minority leader Harry Reid, career politicians in both parties, republican leadership, how the Senate operates, the Export Import bank, and the crony capitalist corporate welfare system our Government has become. He pulls back the curtain and allows us to see what really goes on in congress, although many of us have a good idea. Here is the video of his speech. Watch it all. It is one of the best you will ever see and hear.

Here are some excerpts:

“The majority and minority leader, arm and arm, should not team up against the American tax payers.”

“we loot the taxpayer to benefit wealthy powerful corporations.”

“Do you know what he (McConnell) didn’t bring up…

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This is my Journey to the Top of Tikaboo Peak for the First Ever Live Stream of Area 51 & 1st Pics of the New Southern Hangar. Along the way, you will see clips from areas i passed through. I also detail the path to Tikaboo and the best tactics for streaming. There will be more exclusive footage from this trip coming down the road. We have a lot of footage to still go through. Stay tuned for more, Much Love!

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Our projected job growth — 50,000 or more new jobs in the next few years — will have a huge impact on our community. Most will be positive, but there are areas where we are not yet ready for this historic growth. In October of last year, EDAWN invited our local, regional and state partners to work together to provide the community a unified assessment of the potential impacts of this growth. The result is the upcoming Economic Planning Indicators Committee (EPIC) report due out in the next few weeks. Preliminary data indicates there are a few significant concerns that we must address if we are to mitigate the potential negative aspects of this growth. What stands at the top of the list is the huge impending demand for new housing. If not addressed immediately, this could be our greatest crisis.

The ratio associated with new housing units needed ranges between 0.64 and 1.0 new housing units per job. According to Brian Bonnenfant at the UNR Center for Regional Studies, many in the housing industry like to use 0.75 new housing units per job. When you do the math: 0.75 times 50,000 new jobs equal 37,500 new housing units needed in the next five years. This could be a real problem, considering we have averaged only 840 new housing units per year during the past five years (2010-2014), and just 1,376 last year!

For anyone that has been looking for an affordable house, apartment or condo lately, there is not much out there now! So far this year we have added over 4,780 new jobs in the region, according to the Center for Regional Studies. That means (at 0.75 units per job) we now need another 3,500 new housing units. With the significant growth in our construction industry (driving the need for extra construction workers) along with the addition of more than 1,000 new UNR students expected in each of the next five years, any slack in our housing availability is now gone.

Since we built only 1,376 new housing units in all of last year, we are continuing to lose ground. To consider the magnitude of our housing challenge, we need to build new… not one, but two new Carson Citys’ worth of housing units by 2020, as they have about 21,000 households now! Even if we accelerate our housing starts from 1,376 last year to 3,000 next year, our historic average, we still fall short by more than 30,000 units by 2020. The highest number of new housing units ever built here was just over 6,000 in 2005 – we need almost 9,000 a year for the next 5 years. WOW!

While this new housing need is urgent, enormous and very real, we still have the capacity as a region to address it. According to the Center for Regional Studies, there are 28,058 lots approved now and another 20,000 that can be available in the next few years. Additionally, there are thousands of lots in the areas around the metro area (Fernley, Dayton Valley, Carson City and others.) Furthermore, there are numerous projects going forward that will add apartments or condos to the region, some revitalizing old casinos. Finally, the Regional Water Management Plan (published by the Western Regional Water Commission) indicates that the available amount of sustainable water resources identified are much more than what is required to support the 20-year population forecast.

So now is the time to embrace this challenge as a region. It is no longer “business as usual.” We must acknowledge that this is not the last housing boom built off of speculation, but one based on real job growth. It will take a collaborative effort between local government and the private sector to accelerate our housing starts now, before it becomes a real crisis. Our success as a region depends on it.

Mike Kazmierski is president and CEO of the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada.

Originally posted on BLOGGING BAD: Gunny G:

If Trump goes third party, then the Republicans will certainly lose the White House in 2016.

Posted on 7/27/2015, 9:17:50 AM by Enlightened1

In other words…, Trump is the Republicans ONLY HOPE for the White House.

If the Establishment Republicans along with their cohorts in the media destroy him, then Trump will be become more powerful. It will split the Republican vote that put in all the Republicans in 2014.

The end result will be either be Hillary or Trump victory in 2016.

I see the Establishment candidates Jeb and Walker as nothing more than McCain and Romney fall guys to Hillary.

Agree or Disagree?

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Originally posted on 2012 The Awakening:

Published July 25, 2015

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While mainstream media entertains and distracts many Americans with the Donald Trump circus of idiocy, our planet is literally burning to the ground. Though there are a great many anthropogenic factors related to the record number of fires that are incinerating what is left of the Earth’s boreal forests, the most significant factor of all still goes completely unacknowledged by the climate science community and mainstream media, global climate engineering programs. Geoengineering is inflicting record drought around the globe (along with deluge in other locations), destroying the ozone layer, and contaminating soils and waters. Climate engineering is the greatest assault against the natural world ever unleashed by the human race. All are needed to join the fight to raise awareness of this most critical issue. When we reach critical mass, we will have a chance of stopping…

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(NaturalNews) The severe droughts affecting the western United States are approaching apocalyptic proportions as the water level of Lake Mead – America’s largest capacity reservoir – has reached the lowest point in its history.

Lake Mead, which was formed when the Hoover Dam was built, supplies water to around 40 million people and is also a crucial agricultural resource in the region. Humans, livestock and crops in Arizona, California, Nevada and even northern Mexico depend on water from Lake Mead (and the Colorado River which feeds it) for power, drinking water and irrigation.

Major metropolitan areas including Las Vegas and Phoenix also rely heavily on Lake Mead water.

The water levels have just dropped (as of this writing on April 30, 2015) below 1,080 feet – that’s lower than last year’s record low level of 1080.19 feet.

What makes this even scarier is the fact that last year’s record low…

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Originally posted on Fight The NDOC:

Today’s visit was vastly different from last week’s; I got there an hour early, as per usual, but NO ONE else was in the waiting area, nor did anyone else show up. That is, while I was there.  I got to sign in at 11:30 am – one half hour before the visiting hour officially begins, as per usual.  While I was signing in, I was asked if I would like to make an appointment for next week’s visit, which I did.  I was given a confirmation number and the metal tag for my locker, and then I went to lock my things up and proceed through the double glass doors, just like last week.

There was a new female guard being trained, and she was very nice.  Once I had walked through those double doors, both female guards (trainer and trainee) walked me right through and past the metal…

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Fire on the Strip

Posted: July 25, 2015 in Uncategorized

Originally posted on Suitaru:

Fire at the Cosmopolitan pool. Fire at the Cosmopolitan pool.

Marquee evacuated for the Cosmopolitan hotel pool fire. Marquee evacuated for the Cosmopolitan hotel pool fire.

Aerial view of the Cosmopolitan fire. Aerial view of the Cosmopolitan fire.

On Sat. July 25, 2015 there was a fire atop the Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas. The strip-side hotel pool fire likely started from a garbage can. At least one person has been reported injured.

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Originally posted on Reclaim Our Republic:

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July 24th, 2015 by Mac Slavo
SHTFplan.com

Economic forecaster Martin Armstrong, who is known for having accurately predicted major events like the Savings & Loan crash, the collapse of Japanese financial markets and the destruction of the Russian economy almost to the day, says that a major turning point is coming to the global paradigm this October. While stopping short of calling for an all out crash, Armstrong’s cyclical turning point of 2015.75 suggests that very big changes are set to take place.

But how do you prepare for the uncertainty of what’s to come?

Armstrong says you’d better have some cash on hand for short-term disruptions, just in case your financial institution shuts down like they did in Greece:

No institution is safe for all can be closed by decree, including credit unions. This is true of safe deposit boxes as well. They may not confiscate it, but they…

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only reason obama dems immigration whatdidyousay
24 July 2015 by Steve Byas

The Obama administration is charging ahead with actions to promote more immigration into the United States, including veto threats, executive actions, and changes to the citizenship oath.

The recent murder in San Francisco by a repeat illegal alien has thrust the issue of “sanctuary cities” into the national spotlight. Sanctuary cites are places where municipal authorities have made it very plain that they will defy federal laws against illegal immigration. Combined with the high incidence of crime perpetrated by illegal aliens, the issue of sanctuary cities has led to calls for Congress to take substantive action against these pro-illegal alien local governments.

President Barack Obama, however, has threatened to veto a proposed bill to penalize sanctuary cities.

He has also announced his intentions to use his “executive authority” to make it easier for illegal aliens to remain inside the United States, despite federal laws…

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Originally posted on Whiskey Tango Foxtrot:

The Hill reported that the Obama administration plans to veto the “sanctuary cities” bill, which is scheduled for a vote on the House floor Thursday and is expected to pass.

President Obama / AP

In a statement, the White House insisted that the legislation, which would cut off funds from cities helping illegal immigrants, “undermines current administration efforts to remove the most dangerous convicted criminals” and does not further comprehensive immigration reforms.

The White House cited 2014 executive actions by President Obama which were crafted to “prioritize deporting felons not families” as evidence of the administration’s current “efforts” to rid the country of dangerous illegals.

“The Congress should give [the program] a chance to work, instead of displacing that collaborative approach—which prioritizes the worst offenders—with the coercive approach of this bill, which makes no such differentiation,” the White House insisted Thursday.

Under the Obama administration, 2.5 million illegal immigrants have flooded the country.

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University Chancellor Dan Klaich is under fire. Everybody knows that.

“It’s not been a good time,” Klaich said during an interview Thursday for the Nevada Newsmakers statewide TV show.

On Wednesday, journalist Jon Ralston reported the University System Board of Regents hired a prominent and expensive California labor lawyer to investigate allegations against Klaich.

The investigation will focus on Klaich’s treatment of a outside study about Nevada’s community colleges. The study was critical of the university system’s leadership, which is a bad reflection on Klaich. Now, he accused of either squashing and quashing the report or at least demanding it rewritten.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Bethany Barnes has been all over it, as well as noted R-J columnist Jane Ann Morrison.

This Klaich controversy comes after Barnes – late last year – uncovered documents that showed the Nevada System of Higher Education copied large sections word-for-word of a Brookings Mountain West report draft in creating a competitive grant. It’s alleged to be plagiarism, which is a major crime in Academia.

 Catherine Cortez Masto

And let’s not forget Klaich’s hiring for former Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto as executive vice-chancellor for a salary of more than $200K a year. She stayed about three months before leaving to run for U.S. Senate in May.

And let’s not forget Klaich’s hiring for former Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto as executive vice-chancellor for a salary of more than $200K a year. She stayed about three months before leaving to run for U.S. Senate in May.

It made it look like a “political juice” job, where Cortez-Masto parked and got paid long enough to help Klaich with the 2015 Legislature before jumping into the U.S. Senate race.

Clearly, it has been a trying time for Klaich. One regent told the Review-Journal that he is losing confidence in Klaich.

Klaich does not feel the pending investigation will lead to his termination or resignation.

“I don’t think that will occur,” Klaich said on Newsmakers. “I know who I am and what I did and I know the kind of person I am and I think that will ultimately be the result here. The chair ( of the regents) has appointed this investigator and I fully support that. I absolutely support his doing that and I think I know how this will come out.

“I will say this, I have never held myself out as a perfect human being and if as a result of this whole discussion, we can improve things, whether that is relationships with the board, my own personal style of leaderships, relationships with the public, I am open to that.”

KLAICH ALSO DENIED he hired Cortez-Masto for the political clout and possible future considerations that clout may bring.

“I would say that is absolutely false,” Klaich said. “I ran a search for that position. I did not get the quality of candidates that I wanted. So I started looking around to try to recruit someone. And I had a number of conversations with Catherine Cortez-Masto and ultimately hired her because I thought she was exactly the kind of person we needed in that position, a person who knew Nevada, who had dedicated her life to Nevada.”

Klaich said the retirement of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., — which gave Cortez-Masto the opportunity to run for Reid’s seat – caught him off guard. Reid announced his retirement earlier this year after an accident with workout equipment in his Searchlight home left him blind in one eye.

“We didn’t know what the political future held when I was recruiting her and I don’t think any of you or any Nevadans thought at that time that Sen. Reid would be retiring,” Klaich said. “But that is what happened and she left and it was a real blow to my staff.”

When asked by Newsmakers’ host Sam Shad if he ever had discussions with Cortez-Masto about her future political aspirations, Klaich said:

“Catherine and I clearly has discussions and let me phrase it this way: We did not know what the future held. Clearly she has a strong political resume and I would be foolish to tell you that I didn’t contemplate that we may come to a point in time where she may run again. That was not my (immediate) concern. My concern was can she do the job, starting on day one? Will I get the best service for the state of Nevada every day she is there? And I did.”

Originally posted on Twitchy:

From the woman who proposed “fun camp” comes another Orwellian-sounding planned initiative:

That’s some kind of interesting name coming from the candidate who just offered a strong defense of Planned Parenthood’s practices. And besides…

Heh.

That’s Hillary!

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UPDATE: Good news for Carson City: KTVN Channel 2 Reno reports the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles Carson City branch is among a number of the DMV offices that will retain the computer system.
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A computer system designed to cut down on wait times at the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles by allowing customers to track their time in line via their smart phones has been scrapped because it proved to be inefficient and wasn’t being used, DMV officials said Wednesday.

DMV’s DashPass queue system was unveiled statewide in September 2014 with the idea to give DMV customers more control over the DMV waiting process. Nine months into the experiment, the agency cut off outside access to the queue system, citing a high rate of no-shows that made the system inefficient.

“We embraced a new technology that was intended to provide an enhanced customer experience. The technology was not as effective as promised once it was put into a real-world environment,” said DMV Director Troy Dillard.

Dillard said 20 percent of people who logged into the agency’s queue never showed up. As a result, technicians experienced reduced productivity waiting for no-shows to arrive at counters.

“It’s a few minutes of time lost per no-show. Over the course of an entire day at our five metro offices that adds up to a lot of lost time,” said Dillard.

In a three-week period from June 29 to July 17, DMV averaged in excess of 6,500 customers per day at its five metro offices.

Since July 15, DMV has experimented, at certain offices, with shutting off outside access to the system — via text, online and telephone — to determine how much the high no-show rate was contributing to expanded wait times.

The initial results, according to Dillard, have been significant.

“We eliminated the queue access from outside the offices last week at select locations and the numbers are telling a powerful story,” said Dillard. He indicated that two offices (Flamingo and Sahara) have reduced the no-show counts by roughly 175 customers per day. He said as a result, average wait times have dropped enough to shut down outside access for all metropolitan offices to determine if similar results can be achieved at all metro locations.

“We know how frustrating it has been for our customers who have had to endure extended wait periods,” said Dillard.

The 93 new employees hired on July 1 will be trained by September and provide additional relief at DMV offices. In addition, Dillard said the agency plans to roll out a pilot appointment system in Reno later this year. If successful, the appointment system will be expanded statewide. “Cutting wait times is our number one priority” he added.

Dillard said another trend his agency is seeing is a steady increase in customers using DMV’s alternate services, which include online transactions, kiosks and Electronic Dealer Report of Sales that allow vehicle buyers to register vehicles and receive license plates and tags without a visit to DMV.

Dillard said that in fiscal year 2015, alternate services transactions reached an all-time high of 1.87 million.

“Ultimately, we want our customers to be able to conduct most of their business with us without a visit to the office,” he said.

Originally posted on midacts9:

Jade (at the) Helm gives new meaning to the phrase “Big Brother is watching you”.  Is it any wonder that the CEO of Google is now part of the Bilderberg meetings?

Where do you think Jade Helm gets/will get all it’s information on individuals?  Off the internet, off your Google cell phone (smart phones), Facebook, various other websites, social networks in general, when you license your vehicle, go to hospital, visit the dentist/doctor.  When the technological advancements are in the hands of evil men, I’d say it will make Hitler look like a walk in the park.

The important question is :  Are you saved?  Will you be left to the devices of evil men and the Antichrist in time to come, only to suffer God’s eternal wrath as a lost sinner?

All it takes is simple faith in Christ’s finished work on Calvary’s cross to be saved.

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