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

Assemblyman Richard Carrillo drunk DUICARSON CITY, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) — According to the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, Nevada Assemblyman Richard Carrillo was arrested for DUI and Possession of a Firearm While Intoxicated.

According to the Carson City Sheriff’s arrest record, the reporting officer was sent to North Carson Street early Friday morning — at about 3 a.m. — on a call of a person who had left a bar and was asleep in the driver seat of their vehicle.

The report goes on to say the officer went to the area and observed a white Mazda Miata parked in a parking space on Proctor near North Carson Street. The officer says the car appeared to be running and a Hispanic male adult was asleep in the driver seat. The driver seat was not reclined and the driver had his hand on the gear shift. His foot appeared to be on the pedals. On the ground next to the driver side door, the officer says he found vomit.

The report says the officer began engaging the driver and later identified him as Assemblyman Carrillo, the only person in the vehicle. Carrillo reportedly told the responding officer “he had a few” when asked if he’d been drinking. Carrilllo was then asked to step out of the vehicle, which he did.

The reporting officer says Carrillo was then asked to participate in a series of sobriety tests. The Assemblyman reportedly refused the Preliminary Breath Test (PBT). The responding officer then determined Carrillo was unfit to drive and was placed under arrest. During the arrest, it was determined that Carrillo also had a concealed weapon on his person — the responding officer says the weapon was then confiscated and secured.

Upon arriving at the Carson City Jail, Carrillo agreed to a blood test to determine his alcohol level, according to the report.

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office says Carrillo has since been released on bail.

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You Drink, You Drive, You Lose – UMC, 12/9/2011

On December 9, 2011, Richard had the privilege and the honor to attend and speak at You Drink, You Drive, You Lose.  UMC hosts this annual event to bring awareness to the dangers of drinking and driving.  As a husband, father, grandfather and friend, Richard feels that this kind of program  can help prevent tragedies from happening to his family and friends, as well as the community as a whole.

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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

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Carson City, Nev. — Only one Douglas County resident made the final cut in the search for Judge Michael Gibbons’ replacement on Wednesday.

Douglas County prosecutor Tom Gregory, 45, was selected by the Nevada Commission on Judicial Selection, along with Reno resident Douglas Rands and Carson City resident David Sarnowski.

All three names will go to Gov. Brian Sandoval, who will make the final decision.

There is no requirement that the appointee live in Douglas County, but if someone out of the county is selected, they must move here.

A total of 13 attorneys submitted applications for the vacancy. Applicants had to be Nevada attorneys with two years of residency and 10 years of legal experience.

The Commission’s interviews were open to the public. A public comment period was provided at the start of the interview schedule and before the deliberations and voting on the selection of the nominees.

In selecting the nominees, the commission considered the applicants’ interviews along with information in comprehensive applications about education, law practice, business involvement, community involvement, and professional and personal conduct. The commission also considered letters of reference and public statements during the interview process.

The applications of the nominees, with the exceptions of medical records and personal identification information, are available on the Supreme Court of Nevada website at:http://www.nevadajudiciary.us/index.php/judicialselection.

The commission is composed of seven permanent members – the Supreme Court Chief Justice, three nonattorneys appointed by the governor and three attorneys appointed by the State Bar of Nevada.

Neither the Governor nor the Bar may appoint more than two permanent members from the same political party, and cannot appoint two members from the same county.

For District Court vacancies, two temporary members are appointed from the judicial district where the vacancy occurs – a nonattorney by the governor and an attorney by the State Bar – bringing the Commission membership to nine.

The Commission members are:

Supreme Court Chief Justice James W. Hardesty, Chair.

Valerie Cooney, Carson City, past executive director of Volunteer Attorneys for Rural Nevada (State Bar appointee)

Jeffrey Gilbert, Henderson, veteran gaming executive (Governor appointee)

Jesse Gutierrez, Sparks, former executive director of Nevada Hispanic Services (Governor appointee)

Gregory Kamer, Las Vegas, with Kamer Zucker Abbott (State Bar appointee)

Jasmine Mehta, Carson City, Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (State Bar appointee)

Leslie M. Williams, Schurz, Administrative Assistant for Washoe County Senior Services (Governor appointee)

Justina Alyce Caviglia, Minden, Douglas County District Attorney’s Office, (Temporary member)

Judy Keele, Gardnerville (Temporary member)

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.

LOBSTERS IN THE DESERT

Co-workers, politicians and competitors alike respected Vogel.

“Ed Vogel spent a long and luminous career as a reporter covering politics and government in (Nevada),” Gov. Brian Sandoval wrote in a Twitter post Sunday afternoon. “He leaves a lasting legacy and will be dearly missed.”

Thomas Mitchell, the R-J’s editor during much of Vogel’s tenure, said, “Ed was the leading voice of journalism in Northern Nevada. He was adept at asking tough questions of the governor or anybody else. He not only covered the Legislature but got out in the boonies and came back with great feature stories.”

More than one peer recalls Vogel’s national story about a livestock man raising “lobsters” — really Australian crayfish — in the middle of the Nevada desert. State wildlife officials ultimately raided the farm and destroyed all the crayfish because biologists feared some might escape and prey on native species.

Chris Chrystal, former city editor of the Las Vegas Sun, said that story happened because Vogel was curious about a roadside “Lobster Crossing” sign.

“I had seen that sign more than once, and I guess other journalists had, and didn’t do anything about it, she said. “But Ed got out of his car and looked into it.

“Ed’s news coverage never left you muttering that you didn’t get what really happened,” Chrystal said. “When you read a story by Ed Vogel you read it all the way through, and when you got to the end, you understood exactly what it was about. He was a gutsy reporter of sterling integrity, accuracy and caring whose superior news judgment and writing ability drew readers into his stories and informed them completely.”

RJ Capitol Bureau reporter Sean Whaley, who worked with Vogel for years, said “Ed was a great reporter because he loved talking to people and learning about their lives. He had a genuine interest in what they had to say. He might take a phone call from somebody he’d never heard of, and talk with them 30 or 40 minutes. That’s how he got a lot of those great stories… . He never ran out of ideas.”

Vogel “knew more about Nevada than anybody else I ever knew,” Whaley said. “He loved Nevada history and he kept it all in his head. He didn’t need a computer file.”

Barry Smith, who now heads the Nevada Press Association but formerly competed with Vogel as editor of the Nevada Appeal in Carson City, said “Every time I thought I had discovered something new and interesting about Nevada, I found out that Ed had already done a story about it. I wonder if people even realize how much they know about Nevada, state government and politics has come from reading Ed’s reporting over the past 30 years.

“Ed embodied the spirit of Nevada journalism,” Smith said. “He even looked a little like Mark Twain. The difference, of course, is that Twain made things up. Ed didn’t need to, because he’d done the reporting to get the real story.”

Sandra Chereb, who retired from The Associated Press in Carson City and now covers the Legislature for the Review-Journal, had an office down the hall from Vogel’s.

“I used to hear him chuckling to himself while he was writing a story,” Chereb said, ”and it would make me jealous, that somebody could enjoy his work so much.”

Shortly before he retired, Vogel was named one of the nation’s best state capitol reporters by the Washington Post. But the honor he most cherished was the Conservation Communicator award presented to him in 1984 by the Nevada Wildlife Federation.

Born July 23, 1948, in Saline, Mich., Ed Vogel grew up in Clinton, Mich., on his father’s dairy-and-chicken farm. He retained his love for country life, and raised heirloom apples in the yard of his home at Minden. Ed kept horses for his children and continued to care for one personally long after his terminal illness was diagnosed. He also collected baseball cards and was an authority on them.

“He followed the Oakland As, and the Giants, even though he held some lingering allegiance to his Detroit Tigers,” Whaley said.

Vogel attended the University of Michigan on a full scholarship and was graduated in 1970. A conscientious objector, he worked in a hospital as alternative service to the military during the war in Vietnam, and on his own initiative counseled others who opposed the controversial war. Before embarking on a full-time newspaper career, he was a public information officer for the state of Michigan.

His daughter, Powell, said Ed listened to music to unwind from particularly stressful days. “One of my earliest memories is of him being in our garage playing a Bob Dylan album for me. Later he took me to my first Bob Dylan show.

“So the last night he was alive, I played “The Essential Bob Dylan” for him. The last song he ever heard was ‘Feel My Love.’”

Funeral arrangements are pending, but donations in Vogel’s memory may be made to the Carson Valley Community Food Closet/Homeless Shelters, (775) 782-3711, or to Food Bank Northern Nevada (775) 331-3663

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

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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

Bill Windsor is Alive and Still Fighting Corruption – Day 25 as a “Wanted” Man

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BILL WINDSOR IS ALIVE AND STILL FIGHTING CORRUPTION – DAY 25 AS A “WANTED” MAN

7:25 am Pacific Time — January 22, 2015

They haven’t caught me yet.

25 days on the run as the World’s Most Notorious Tweeter.

Kangaroo Court is way too nice a term for every court I have experienced in Montana.  Pure, blatant, undeniable corruption in each and every court.  It seems that my original hypothesis is correct: The University of Montana employs people to do stalking and cyberstalking for the government, and in my case, that included attempted murder.  What we really need is for someone who works in a court or used to work in a court or at the University of Montana who knows what’s going on to spill the beans.

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I have given the Missoula Montana County Attorney, Kirsten Pabst, until the close of business on Monday to dismiss all charges. If that isn’t done, then I will cease to hold back on publishing the name of the UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA EMPLOYEE who attempted to murder me.

Our tech consultant is resolving some issues.  LawlessAmerica.com should be reactivated offshore soon.  I spent time last night and into the wee hours of the morning putting my Facebook articles onto www.LawlessAmerica.org.  More to do.

Journey for Justice – The Experience of Three Young Adults with Lawless America

For those who don’t know, the short story is this: Bill Windsor set out to 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, set out to destroy Bill Windsor and the movie, Lawless America.

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Sean Boushie the “stalker” of victim Bill Windsor

Bill Windsor has been defamed online in the largest case of defamation in U.S. history. His life has been threatened many times.

UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA EMPLOYEE attempted to murder him. He was put into the Ellis County Texas Jail illegally for 53 days as a political prisoner. 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) four times, sending a legal notice William-Windsor-mugshot-34969928_400x800email 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.

Now Bill Windsor is wanted for these dastardly crimes, and he is hiding out in exotic places like Tahiti and Bora Bora. All of that was true except the last four words. And in a recent development, “law enforcement” had LawlessAmerica.com removed from the Internet. This website contains over 1,400 articles exposing corruption. Bill Windsor is now working with a friendly offshore hosting company to return the website to the Internet outside the clutches of American evildoers.

I will continue to publish a short article every morning and every night so you will know I am still as “free” as one can be in Lawless America. That’s where we live.

William M. “Montana” Windsor

Bill Windsor (1)From Twitter: BILL WINDSOR IS ALIVE AND STILL FIGHTING CORRUPTION – DAY 24 AS A “WANTED” MAN

6:21 pm Pacific Time — January 21, 2015

They haven’t caught me yet. The mountains are beautiful here in Bora Bora land.

24 days on the run as the World’s Most Notorious Tweeter.

I burned the candle at both ends last week, working on really important court filings. I just crashed last night. Couldn’t stay awake, so I slept and slept and slept. I run on adrenalin, and when the crunch passes, I can’t stay awake.

One important filing going out today. Preparing some new websites.

LawlessAmerica.com removed by corrupt government thugs

See the new web-site here: www.LawlessAmerica.org

 

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crime scene banner in Lawless America movie

For those who don’t know, the short story is this: Bill Windsor set out to 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, 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 attempted to murder him. He was put into the Ellis County Texas Jail illegally for 53 days as a political prisoner. 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) 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.

Now Bill Windsor is wanted for these dastardly crimes, and he is hiding out in exotic places like Tahiti and Bora Bora. All of that was true except the last four words. And in a recent development, “law enforcement” had LawlessAmerica.com removed from the Internet. This website contains over 1,400 articles exposing corruption. Bill Windsor is now working with a friendly offshore hosting company to return the website to the Internet outside the clutches of American evildoers.

I will continue to publish a short article every morning and every night so you will know I am still as “free” as one can be in Lawless America. That’s where we live.

THIS IS HOW THE COURTS IN MONTANA DEAL WITH APPEALS WHEN CORRUPTION IS EXPOSED

This is an actual photo of the handwritten appeal that William M. Windsor filed in the Ravalli County Montana Justice Court. This is what it looked like when Bill Windsor picked it up off the floor after Justice of the Peace Jim Bailey wadded it up, threw it at Bill Windsor, and hit him in the face.

Justice of the Peace Jim Bailey has a “special relationship” with the UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA EMPLOYEE who attempted to murder Bill Windsor.

THIS IS HOW THE COURTS IN MONTANA DEAL WITH APPEALS WHEN CORRUPTION IS EXPOSED</p><p>This is an actual photo of the handwritten appeal that William M. Windsor filed in the Ravalli County Montana Justice Court.  This is what it looked like when Bill Windsor picked it up off the floor after Justice of the Peace Jim Bailey wadded it up, threw it at Bill Windsor, and hit him in the face.</p> <p>Justice of the Peace Jim Bailey has a "special relationship" with the UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA EMPLOYEE who attempted to murder Bill Windsor.</p> <p>For those who don't know, the short story is this: Bill Windsor set out to 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, 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 attempted to murder him. He was put into the Ellis County Texas Jail illegally for 53 days as a political prisoner. 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) 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. Now Bill Windsor is wanted for these dastardly crimes, and he is hiding out in exotic places like Tahiti and Bora Bora. All of that was true except the last four words. And in a recent development, "law enforcement" had LawlessAmerica.com removed from the Internet. This website contains over 1,400 articles exposing corruption. Bill Windsor is now working with a friendly offshore hosting company to return the website to the Internet outside the clutches of American evildoers.</p> <p>Photo copyright Friends of Bill Windsor

This is an actual photo of the handwritten appeal that William M. Windsor filed in the Ravalli County Montana Justice Court. This is what it looked like when Bill Windsor picked it up off the floor after Justice of the Peace Jim Bailey wadded it up, threw it at Bill Windsor, and hit him in the face.

For those who don’t know, the short story is this: Bill Windsor set out to 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, 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 attempted to murder him. He was put into the Ellis County Texas Jail illegally for 53 days as a political prisoner. 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) 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. Now Bill Windsor is wanted for these dastardly crimes, and he is hiding out in exotic places like Tahiti and Bora Bora. All of that was true except the last four words. And in a recent development, “law enforcement” had LawlessAmerica.com removed from the Internet. This website contains over 1,400 articles exposing corruption. Bill Windsor is now working with a friendly offshore hosting company to return the website to the Internet outside the clutches of American evildoers.

 Bill Windsor resumes filming for Lawless America…The Movie

logo-lawless-america-the-movie-logo-final-250wBill Windsor has announced that he is resuming filming for Lawless America…The Movie.

Bill Windsor was recently illegally held as a political prisoner for 53 days by corrupt people trying to stop him from exposing crooks of various types.  While this was and continues to be a terrible experience, it could prove to be a spectacular addition to Lawless America…The Movie.

Bill Windsor did not want the movie to be about him.  In fact, his voice was not even to be heard so he didn’t wear a microphone when he interviewed over 750 people from every state.  But, now we have corruption directed at him that is designed to stop the movie and stop litigation and exposure of an evil group of people.  The movie now becomes the story of the quest to expose the pandemic of government, judicial, and law enforcement corruption; the stories from all over America; and the lengths to which people with power have gone to in their effort to destroy the movie and the senior citizen moviemaker.

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Ty Robben filming of lawless America movie

Bill Windsor lost his family, has endured many death threats and attempted murder, and was put in jail for 53 days as a political prisoner by people who will now become stars of the movie — Montana judges – Judge John W. Larson and Judge Karen Townsend, Montana Chief Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Clark; Ellis County Texas judges – Judge Bob Carroll and one other; Ellis County Texas District Attorney Patrick Wilson; Ellis County Sheriff Johnny Brown; the Ellis County Texas Republican Party; Casey P. Hargrove, Clyde Hargrove, the entire Hargrove family, and the organized crime group called Joeyisalittlekid.

Bill Windsor will be filming the complete story of the University of Montana employee, SUSHI, who cyberstalks, stalks, threatens, terrorizes, and attempts murder — apparently for hire by government authorities who protect him and allow him to commit crimes.  Bill Windsor also plans to film the story of Joeyisalittlekid and how Casey P. Hargrove, Clyde Hargrove, and the evil group of lowlife known as Joeys do work similar to SUSHI.  The Hargroves use poor people with low IQs and brainwash them into thinking good, honest people are demons so these mentally-challenged people become fearless cyberstalkers hiding behind a computer screen with anonymous screen names spewing lies and filth that are beyond comprehension.  The story will look at the headquarters for this gang of criminals, Hargrove Real Estate in Red Oak Texas, and its ties to the Ellis County Mafia and the Republican elected officials who pull the strings with the very rednecked Ellis Countyers.

Bill Windsor will also film the story  of his 53 days as a political prisoner of the Ellis County Mafia.

Isn’t it ironic that the efforts of these people to destroy the movie will give it the dramatic ending that nationwide interviews did not offer?  The Montana Mafia and the Ellis County Texas Mafia should prove to be one of the best things that ever happened to Lawless America.  See you at the movies!

William M. Windsor does now have what’s called a “burner” phone.  It’s a cellphone that can’t be traced to him.  So, if you need to speak with Bill Windsor, please leave a message on 770-578-1094, and Bill will try to call you back.  The only email that is working for Bill right now isbill@billwindsor.com.  The others have all been abused to stop him from being able to send email.

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If you don’t know the story of Bill Windsor’s illegal incarceration, please read it.  Part 1 is the background to the story.  Part 2 discusses when Bill Windsor was handcuffed and taken to jail from a hearing in a civil suit that he filed against the people who have viciously defamed him in what is the largest case of defamation in U.S. history.  Part 3 details early days in jail and attempts to get someone/anyone to help; the conspiracy to keep William M. Windsor in jail begins to come to light.  Part 4 covers events from November 26, 2014 through December 2, 2014 as the corruption of Judge Bob Carroll erupts in full bloom.  Part 5 introduces Ellis County Texas District Attorney Patrick Wilson into the corruption picture.  Part 6 leads to a December 19, 2014 at which Bill Windsor was ordered released by Judge Cindy Ermtinger.

Bill Windsor was never arrested, just illegally incarcerated for 53 days — a political prisoner!

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 new email isWindsorInMontana@yahoo.com.  His phone is 770-578-1094, but it is currently not being used for safety purposes; leave a message, and Bill will try to call you back when he can.

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Bill WindsorWHERE IS BILL WINDSOR IS HEADED?

The road to nowhere? The road to the Montana State Prison? The road to the Academy Awards for Best Documentary for Lawless America? The road to ???

In 2012, Bill Windsor set out to drive to all 50 state capitals to film one victim of government, judicial, or law enforcement corruption in each state. 6,000 people showed up wanting to be filmed. William M. Windsor’s planned 120-day trip took 241 days. He managed to film over 750 people. He shot 1,500 hours of high definition movie film.

Bill Windsor developed many haters, and a group of people has defamed him online in an unprecedented manner – 320 articles, 49,000 published comments accusing Bill Windsor of every crime and horrible thing you can imagine, dozens of videos, over 50 hate websites about him, an online radio show to defame him, all manner of cyberstalking, and more. Bill Windsor has received many threats, including death threats.

One of the most vicious is a man we shall call SUSHI (Sean Boushie), Sean Boushie is an employee of the University of Montana. Bill Windsor drove to Missoula to film an expose about him and why law enforcement and the courts protect him. As Bill Windsor drove from Butte to Missoula, a car about 100-feet ahead of him in the right hand lane on the Interstate burst into flame and smoke. When William M. Windsor reached his hotel in Missoula Montana, he received an email from SUSHI saying that he missed – could Bill Windsor believe how that car exploded. The police and the courts did nothing. Bill Windsor sought protective orders against SUSHI (Sean Boushie) with massive evidence of his cyberstalking, and Bill Windsor was denied in a manner that indicated SUSHI was being deliberately protected.

William M. Windsor registered with the Montana Film Commission, the City of Missoula, and the University of Montana. Bill Windsor had permission to film anywhere on public property. All he did in Montana was work on the film. On the last day of filming, Bill Windsor was in the center of the University of Montana campus when two law enforcement officers came up and served William M. Windsor with a Temporary Order of Protection in favor of SUSHI (Sean Boushie). Bill Windsor filmed it; he thought it would be the perfect conclusion for a one-hour TV show about corruption in Montana. Bill Windsor was charged with stalking for filming his movie. There was never a hearing to convert the Temporary Order of Protection to a permanent order. The Order says it expired in mid-September 2013.

Bill Windsor sued SUSHI (Sean Boushie) and the small army of cyberstalkers in Ellis County Texas court. Bill Windsor is the sole plaintiff. As Bill Windsor left the courtroom after a routine hearing on October 28, 2014, a group of Ellis County Sheriff’s Deputies took him to jail. Bill Windsor had never been in jail in his 66 years. Bill Windsor was not arrested – just detained for extradition to Montana on three felonies and two misdemeanors. The “arrest,” incarceration, denial of bond, and denial of release was all totally illegal. Bill Windsor provided a $100,000 bond from an Ellis County Texas bail bond company, and it was rejected. Bill Windsor then arranged a $100,000 Montana bond, and it was rejected. William M. Windsor fought like crazy to get the laws enforced and get released, but all types of wrongdoing by Judge Bob Carroll, Sheriff Johnny Brown, District Attorney Patrick Wilson and their employees kept him in jail for 53 days until he finally managed to get before a judge and prove all the violations.

Bill Windsor was released on a personal recognizance bond on December 19. He will likely have to turn himself in by January 20 in Missoula.

Bill Windsor doesn’t know what he is charged with. All he has been told is “violation of a protective order.” It may be that Montana is claiming that Bill Windsor’s website violates the non-existent protective order, or that mailing copies of legal documents required under the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure violates the non-existent protective order. But what Bill Windsor is really charged with is the filming of a documentary that will expose Montana as the most corrupt state in America.

Bill Windsor’s website is www.LawlessAmerica.com. His Facebook page iswww.Facebook.com/billwindsor1. His YouTube Channel iswww.youtube.com/lawlessamerica

Bill Windsor very well may be destined to die in a Montana prison. He is looking for someone who might be interested in taking his film and completing the project. He doesn’t care about money; he just wants the pandemic of judicial corruption exposed.

Listen to the Lawless America Show on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 –http://www.talkshoe.com/talkshoe/web/talkCast.jsp…

Bill Windsor may be reached at 110 East Center Street #1213, Madison, SD 57042, windsorinjail@yahoo.com, www.facebook.com/billwindsor1,www.youtube.com/lawlessamerica, www.LawlessAmerica.com. If you would like to have Bill Windsor publish your story about INjustice, please email your story with photos, evidence, and anything that you feel is important for people to see — windsorinjail@yahoo.com

gray stateA father, mother and their five-year-old daughter have been found dead following an apparent murder suicide.

The bodies of screenwriter David Crowley, 29, his dietitian wife Komel, 28, and their child were discovered by a neighbor in Apple Valley, Minnesota, on Sunday morning.

Next-door neighbor Collin Prochnow discovered the bodies and told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that they had not been seen since Christmas.Murder-suicide: The bodies of David Crowley, his dietitian wife Komel and their child were discovered by a neighbor in Apple Valley, Minnesota, on Sunday morning

Murder-suicide: The bodies of David Crowley, his dietitian wife Komel and their child were discovered by a neighbor in Apple Valley, Minnesota, on Sunday morning

He went to the steps of their house to pick up packages that had been there for days. A dog was said to be inside at the time.

Several neighbors said Crowley may have been veteran and had tattoos on his arm. The family are believed to have lived in the house for around a year-and-a-half.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Dakota County Sheriff’s Office are assisting the Apple Valley Police Department with the investigation.

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They confirmed they are treating the death as ‘suspicious’.

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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”.

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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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El Dorado DA Vernon Pierson made $258,220.12 DA Vern Pierson

  • SLTPD Chief BRIAN UHLER made $224,117.93
  • SLTPD SGT. JEFFREY REAGAN made $227,505.72
  • SLTPD SGT. PHILLIP WILLIAMS made $215,920.66
  • SLTPD LIE. DAVID O STEVENSON made $210,653.85

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There corrupt “Nevada licensed criminals” are out of office in 2015…

Former Nevada AG (“NAG”) Catherine Cortez Masto

Former Washoe County DA Dick Gammick

Former Carson City DA Neil Rombardo

New, bigger and improved NAG Catherine Cortez Masto protest sign

New, bigger and improved Catherine Cortez Masto protest sign

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Neil “Nutsack” Rombardo

Dick Gammick

Dick Gammick

 

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

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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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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/

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The proposed Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC). have prompted concerns of how this will affect Bundy Ranch and, most importantly, all of Southern Nevada.

Federal Register / Vol. 79, No.197 Notice – Outlines plans to make the Bundy ranch–and most of the rest of Southern Nevada–Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs). 90 days from October 10th, 2014, these proposals will become federal law without consent from the Nevada State legislature or the people of Southern Nevada.

Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs) are human-restricted management areas. ACECs have been a tool used by the federal government to gain further control of large masses of western lands and the resources.

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:

Nick Marano

Nick Marano

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.

Carson City Sheriff Kenny FurlongThis is a group created for the people of Carson City who are tired of having there constitutional rights violated by Carson City sheriff’s department! Please feel free to add members and share the page.

I also ask anyone who has ever had a run in with ccso to Please share your story whether it be good or bad! The town needs a change. We need to be respected as we are all citizens who live in this town that Carson City sheriff’s department is sworn to SERVE AND PROTEC. The cops around here will profile you and violate your rights.. this group is hopefully going to stop this madness… big plans yet to come!!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/395047910652225


This is a group created for the people of Carson City who are tired of having there constitutional rights violated by Carson City sheriff’s department! Please feel free to add members and share the page.

I also ask anyone who has ever had a run in with ccso to Please share your story whether it be good or bad! The town needs a change. We need to be respected as we are all citizens who live in this town that Carson City sheriff’s department is sworn to SERVE AND PROTEC. The cops around here will profile you and violate your rights.. this group is hopefully going to stop this madness… big plans yet to come!!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/395047910652225

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

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

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

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

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

downloadSee the story the news is not reporting here: 

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

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

NEVADA APPEAL NEWSROOM

Adam Trumble

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Carson City DA moves to reinstate charges against Ty Robben

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

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

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

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

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

Man accused of libeling judge denied lower bail

… Geoff Dornan, Nevada Appeal Ty Robben, who is facing charges he libeled and tried to intimidate Justice of the …

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

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

… inmate to kill Justice of the Peace John Tatro. Ty Robben, a former Nevada Taxation Department employee, was being held on the … and his family, saying there wasn’t enough evidence that Robben was stalking him and his family, and that Nevada’s libel law was vague. …

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

Fired state employee faces charge of soliciting murder of Carson City Judge Tatro

… sometime between Jan. 18 and Jan. 27 of this year Robben, “did counsel, hire command or otherwise solicit another to commit murder.” The criminal complaint states Robbenasked a fellow Carson City jail inmate to kill Tatro either directly or …

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

South Lake Tahoe man faces felony stalking, three gross misdemeanor charges

… of intimidating a public officer. Todd Christian Robben was transported Nov. 9, 11 a.m. from El Dorado County Jail to Carson City Jail on a Carson Township warrant. Robben had signed a waiver of extradition in Superior Court in the state of …

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

 

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

Carson DA moves to reinstate charges against Ty Robben

The Carson City District Attorney’s office is moving to reinstate criminal charges against Ty Robben — including that he tried to solicit a hit man to kill Justice of the Peace John Tatro. Two cases involving Robben were turned over to the Douglas County DA’s office after Senior District Judge Charles McGee in Reno disqualified the Carson DA’s office from
Published: April 25, 2014
All charges against Ty Robben have now been dropped. Douglas County District Attorney Mark Jackson, the special prosecutor named to handle the cases, previosly dismissed libel and harassment charges. He served notice Thursday that he was dropping the charge Robben tried to hire a hit man to kill Justice of the Peace John Tatro. Jackson was brought in after the
Published: April 11, 2014
Reno Justice of the Peace Harold Albright has ordered an April 23 preliminary hearing to determine whether Ty Robben will face trial on charges he tried to hire a hit man to kill Carson Justice of the Peace John Tatro. Robben remains in jail. He has been there since the original charges were filed last year that accuse him of
Published: April 3, 2014
The special prosecutor handling charges against fired ex-Taxation employee Ty Robben has ordered one of the two cases dismissed. But Douglas County District Attorney Mark Jackson said he and his staff still are investigating the second and much more serious case accusing Robben of trying to hire a hit-man to kill Carson City Justice of the Peace John Tatro. The
Published: March 27, 2014
Ty Robben, the fired state taxation employee charged with two counts of intimidating Justice of the Peace John Tatro, now is charged with attempting to solicit someone to kill Tatro. Robben, who is in jail awaiting trial on the original charges, reportedly tried to “solicit another to commit the murder of Carson City Justice of the Peace John Tatro either
Published: January 27, 2014
Nevada Appeal August 17, 2012 Ty makes bail

Nevada Appeal August 17, 2012 Ty makes bail

Jailed ex-Taxation worker convicted

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

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

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

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

Nevada Appeal Susan Martinovich lies to get TPO NV appeal

Nevada Appeal Susan Martinovich lies to get TPO NV appeal

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Nevada Appeal ran the original story here:

nevada appeal storyCarson DA moves to reinstate charges against Ty Robben

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

See the order here: Robben order.mcgee. appeal

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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He isn’t alone in noticing the increase.crime

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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REASON FOR THE RISE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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NEVADA STATE BAR DISCIPLINE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

 

FBI Color of Law Abuses

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Filing a Complaint

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

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

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

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

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

Civil Applications

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

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

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

Report Civil Rights Violations

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

Nevada Judaical Code of Conduct:

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

COMMENT

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

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

      Rule 2.15.  Responding to Judicial and Lawyer Misconduct.

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

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

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

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

COMMENT

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

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

      Rule 2.16.  Cooperation With Disciplinary Authorities.

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

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

COMMENT

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

      [Added; effective January 19, 2010.]

 

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

We want your feedback both positive and negative.

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

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

We want your feedback both positive and negative.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Carson DA moves to reinstate charges against Ty Robben

Taxpayer money spent on RETALATION

Taxpayer money spent on RETALIATION

By Geoff Dornan

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

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

Ty Robben "gangsta blogger"

Ty Robben “gangsta blogger”

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

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

Mark Krueger Carson City, Nevada

Mark Krueger Carson City, Nevada

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

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

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Front page story: DA Moves to retaliate against Ty Robben

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

Douglas Co. Nevada DA Mark Jackson

Douglas Co. Nevada DA Mark Jackson

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

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

Levi Minor

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

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

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

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

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

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judge tatro shooting

judge tatro shooting

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

judge tatro scandal

judge tatro scandal

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

JUDGE TATRO JOKERjudge john tatro team

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

Mark Krueger Carson City district attorney scandal

Mark Krueger Carson City district attorney scandal

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 21, 2014:

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

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

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

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Lyon Deputies Arrest Dayton Man Wanted on Several Charges

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

Keith Furr

Keith Wayne Furr of Dayton

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

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

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

Furr was eventually arrested after a brief struggle.

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

Melanie Sandomierski of Dayton

Melanie Sandomierski of Dayton

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Carson City District Attorney Mark Krueger

Carson City District Attorney Mark Krueger

 

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

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Carson City DA Neil Rombardo is corrupt

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

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

See Robben’s website here:

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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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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We are looking or stories of Government, Judicial and law enforcement corruption in all of Nevada and especially Carson City.

 

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

 

Do you have a Nevada corruption story? Send it to us at nevadawatchdog@rocketmail.com

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

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For nearly two decades alternative media has warned of government internment camps where citizens would be disappeared, detained and tortured with no regard for their rights. For nearly two decades the notion has been dismissed by the general population as just another conspiracy theory.

But a new report out of Chicago suggests that not only are such facilities real, they have now been actively integrated into the nation’s law enforcement apparatus.

The Chicago police department operates an off-the-books interrogation compound, rendering Americans unable to be found by family or attorneys while locked inside what lawyers say is the domestic equivalent of a CIA black site.

The facility, a nondescript warehouse on Chicago’s west side known as Homan Square, has long been the scene of secretive work by special police units. Interviews with local attorneys and one protester who spent the better part of…

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There is another police involved shooting lighting up social media today, this time in Los Angeles where video uploaded to Facebook by user Anthony Blackburn shows LAPD officers shooting a homeless man multiple times during an altercation of some sort.

Details on the shooting from the Los Angeles Times:

Police have not identified the dead man or said how many officers were involved, or how many shots were fired. The man was declared dead at a hospital shortly after the shooting, which occurred about noon, according to police spokesman Sgt. Barry Montgomery.

The officers had responded to a robbery call in the 500 block of San Pedro Street, Montgomery said. He added that at one point during the struggle a Taser had been deployed, but investigators did not know if it struck the man who was subsequently shot.

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Ripped from the news headlines, David Chase Taylor’s legal fight for political asylum in Switzerland is possibly the most daring and compelling case ever assembled. Involving the Super Bowl, nuclear terrorism and the Obama administration, Taylor’s case is unique, shocking and definitely one of a kind.

On February 1, 2011, Julian Assange of Wikileaks revealed to the world via leaked classified diplomatic documents that Al-Qaida was on the brink of using a nuclear bomb and that the West was on the verge of a “Nuclear 9/11″. What the diplomatic documents failed to mention was actual target, date and location of the impending nuclear terror attack.

Published 4 days prior on January 28, 2011, David Chase Taylor’s free ebook, entitled The Nuclear Bible, specifically named Super Bowl XLV on February 6, 2011, in Dallas, Texas, as the target…

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SWITZERLAND, Zurich — Based on recent events that shall be disclosed at a later date, it now appears that the CIA in Switzerland may murder me Jimi Hendrix style. In other words, I may be assassinated under the cover of “alcohol poisoning” or a “drug overdose”, regardless of the fact that I do not do drugs (pharmaceutical or otherwise) or drink in excess.

In the event that I die of alcohol poisoning, drug overdose or suddenly slip into a drug-induced coma, know that the CIA is ultimately responsible. In the aftermath of my death or sudden coma, the CIA will predictably produce a number of people who will bear false witness that I was drinking heavily or have been on drugs, both of which are patently false.

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14 Signs Americans Are Flat Brokeby Michael Snyder
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1945 - A B-25 bomber crashes into the Empire State Building killing 14 people

On the foggy morning of Saturday, July 28, 1945, Lt. Colonel William Smith was piloting a U.S. Army B-25 bomber through New York City. He was on his way to Newark Airport to pick up his commanding officer, but for some reason he showed up over LaGuardia Airport and asked for a weather report. Because of the poor visibility, the LaGuardia tower wanted to him to land, but Smith requested and received permission from the military to continue on to Newark. The last transmission from the LaGuardia tower to the plane was a foreboding warning: “From where I’m sitting, I can’t see the top of the Empire State Building.”1The Crash
At 9:49 a.m., the ten-ton, B-25 bomber smashed into the north side of the Empire State Building. The majority of the plane hit the…

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“In the long, convoluted and complex legal battles facing Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom, there was some bizarre stuff that happened late last year. As you may recall, early on, the US government seized basically all of his stuff and money. Dotcom has made efforts to get some of it returned, as it’s tough to fight the most powerful government in the world when it’s holding onto all of your money.”

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Helterskelter to World War Three – Darkmoon.

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This fact-filled article (source) is well worth studying carefully  because it gives us an overall perspective of the criminality of the American government as it plunges the world ever closer to WWIII.

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This week I was invited to address an important conference of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. Scholars from Russia and from around the world, Russian government officials, and the Russian people seek an answer as to why Washington destroyed during the past year the friendly relations between America and Russia that President Reagan and President Gorbachev succeeded in establishing.

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After years of languishing in Nevada courts, legislators are reconsidering sex-offender laws affecting juveniles and the way criminals are ranked and registered.

State Sen. Richard “Tick” Segerblom, D-Las Vegas, and Assemblywoman Michele Fiore, R-Las Vegas, introduced Senate Bill 99 in February to repeal the state’s version of the federal Adam Walsh Act. Critics have said the law disenfranchises juveniles who could be reformed, and many think the way the law categorizes offenders — based on the crimes committed rather than risk of re-offending — might not really serve the public interest.

The law has been challenged in Clark County courts, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and the Nevada Supreme Court, which placed an emergency injunction against the law in October, the day before it was supposed to finally be enacted.

The Nevada Legislature passed Assembly Bill 579 in 2007 to make the state compliant with the Walsh Act, signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2006. The law was named after Adam Walsh, the 6-year-old son of TV personality John Walsh, who was abducted and murdered in Hollywood, Fla., on July 27, 1981.

Las Vegas attorney Maggie McLetchie has been litigating the issue since 2008. She said the Legislature was wrong to think that the federal government could compel Nevada to follow its guidelines.

McLetchie was scheduled to challenge the law in the state’s high court in early February, but oral arguments were canceled to give the Legislature another chance to work on it.

SEXUAL DELINQUENTS

One problem with the Walsh Act is that community notification and lifetime registration applies to youths convicted of sex crimes as long as they’re over 14. But opponents of the law say juveniles should be treated differently than adult offenders.

Las Vegas attorney Donna Coleman has been serving on a committee evaluating the Walsh Act for the state attorney general’s office. She said she would testify in favor of the bill to repeal it.

The fragile minds of juveniles might not be able to cope with the pressures of community notification and appearing in online sex offender registries, Coleman said.

“We are at a very high suicide rate for juveniles,” she said. “We don’t want to push them over the edge.”

A 2014 study by the Illinois Juvenile Justice Commission found that most juveniles convicted of a sexual offense were not motivated by “deviant sexual arousal or a focused intent to harm others,” which would indicate a risk of future sexual offenses. Youths usually commit sexual crimes due to developmental or social issues, or because they were abused themselves.

Most juveniles respond well to therapy, the report said, so they will not become adult sex offenders.

The proposed law would ensure that juveniles would not be subjected to community notification, though schools would continue to get the information. When youths reach age 21, a court hearing would assess whether they were a risk to the public, Coleman said.

Juveniles who commit particularly heinous sexual crimes likely would be tried as an adult and thus be subjected to adult registration rules, she added.

Sgt. Brian Zana with the Nevada Division of Parole and Probation’s sex offender unit compared publishing youth offenders on the public register to branding them with a “Scarlet Letter.” He said the division supports the idea of holding hearings when a juvenile offender turns 21.

“You have to remember children make mistakes,” he said.

Treatment of juvenile sex offenders was addressed in the first Walsh Act case to reach the Nevada Supreme Court. Justices upheld a lower court ruling that said the law did not violate the state constitution. But in an opinion penned by Justice Michael L. Douglas, the court acknowledges problems with the law.

“We share the juvenile court’s concerns regarding the wisdom of this legislation. Nevertheless, we are bound to follow the law,” the opinion reads. “Of utmost concern, it does not appear from the legislative history that the Nevada Legislature ever considered the impact of this bill on juveniles or public safety.”

Another problem is that the statute applies to offenders retroactively, and some people could end up on Internet sex offender registries for crimes that happened as long ago as 1956. In a worst-case scenario, the law could even be applied to people convicted long ago under Nevada’s voided and unconstitutional criminalization of consensual homosexual acts, McLetchie said. SB 99 would not repeal that, too.

RATING RISKS

The old sex offender law was pretty simple: Offenders individually were rated by specially trained mental health professionals from low to high according to their risk of re-offending. But how long people have to register as sex offenders is not based on this risk rating under the Walsh Act.

The current law categorizes offenders into tiers based on the crime they committed and might not truly be in the public’s interest, according to a 2012 multi-state study sponsored by the National Institute of Justice. Researchers found that many with the highest risk of re-offending often ended up on lower tiers with shorter registration terms under the Walsh Act.

“It’s not that cut and dry,” Zana said of categorizing offenders based on convictions.

Many first-time offenders automatically would be rated on the lowest tier under the Walsh Act but would be ranked higher if considered individually based on their risk of re-offending. This includes crimes such as lewdness with a child under 14 and incest, he said.

Under Walsh Act standards, the lowest registration tier is assigned to those convicted of a crime against a child or a sexual crime. Offenders have to register for 15 years.

Tier II offenders committed a sexual crime or one involving a child if it is punishable by imprisonment for more than a year. Those who re-offend after being assigned Tier I graduate to this level and have to register for 25 years. Tier II crimes include felony luring of a child, sexual abuse against children, sex trafficking and child pornography.

Those in the highest tier, which applies to people convicted of crimes including kidnapping and sexual abuse against a minor under 13, must register for life. Top-level crimes also include sexual assaults and murders involving rape.

All of the tiers also include attempts or conspiracies to commit those crimes and similar convictions from other states.

The Legislature said during the 2008 special session that more than 2,000 parolees would move from a low-risk rating under the old law to the highest tier under the Walsh Act.

“You get a needle-in-the-haystack problem,” McLetchie said.

Zana said he has been studying the proposed repeal for a couple weeks, and that while it’s not perfect, he said it’s heading in the right direction.

He said the current law is confusing and a handful of sexual offenses aren’t included, such as peeping and taking secret “up-skirt” photos. “Those are entry-level sex offenses,” Zana said.

Like so-called gateway drugs, Zana said people committing these offenses often get bored and move on to worse crimes.

Nevada was one of the first states to pass the Walsh Act, Segerblom said, adding that the Legislature rushed to comply with federal guidelines out of fear of losing criminal justice grants.

But the cost to implement it — estimated at $4 million in 2009 — far exceeds the less than $200,000 Nevada would have lost. To Segerblom’s knowledge, the state never has received federal funds to help with implementation of the Walsh Act.

LIFETIME MONITORING

Assemblyman Phillip O’Neill, R-Carson City, requested a separate bill draft to change laws about the lifetime monitoring of offenders and the system for dealing with violations. For the proposed changes, O’Neill has been working with the Nevada Department of Parole and Probation, which has been trying to change lifetime registration laws for years with no success.

The complexity of the legislation is one reason it hasn’t gained momentum in the past, according to parole department Lt. David Helgerman. Many hesitate because on the surface the bill seems to remove lifetime supervision altogether, but Helger­man said the department is actually trying to replace it with an extended probation period.

“We would not recommend something we thought would be a detriment to public safety,” Helgerman said.

Currently, lifetime registration begins for sex offenders after they have finished parole. And to punish violations would require an offender to be charged with an additional felony in the jurisdiction in which they were first charged. If they have moved to another city, officers must scramble to meet the 72-hour deadline to get the violator to court, where they could then be released on bail.

“There’s a long list of problems,” he said about the law.

O’Neill’s bill would replace lifetime registration by extending the maximum probation terms and giving courts more deference in sentencing sex offenders. Rather than new charges, violators would face a parole hearing. The proposed changes also would make it easier to hold hearings for violators in other jurisdictions and would make it easier to transfer probationers and parolees out of state, Helgerman said.

Helgerman said the majority of the sex crimes an ex-convict would have to register for come with life sentences in prison, so lifetime supervision requirements are “redundant.” The four charges that don’t carry maximum sentences of life in prison right now — battery to commit sexual assault, child pornography, incest and exploiting people with mental illnesses — would all get extended prison sentences under the new bill.

O’Neill’s bill also would prevent sex offenders from being released on bail after violating the terms of their registration.

Helgerman said the state has 783 offenders on lifetime supervision.

“This bill would give our current law more teeth,” Helgerman said.

LEGISLATIVE SOLUTIONS

Segerblom said that the current law unnecessarily “lumps everyone together” and burdens local law enforcement agencies. Nine years after the federal Walsh Act passed, most states have rejected it. Only 17 states have enacted it, and the count might include other states, like Nevada, where the law was approved but not fully enforced because of lawsuits.

“We had a really good sex offender law before the Adam Walsh Act,” Segerblom said. “Sometimes you just need to say, ‘I’m sorry.’ A bad law is a bad law.”

SB 99 addresses some of what opponents point to as the Walsh Act’s problems. The current draft of the bill gives offenders a way to appeal tier designations and lifetime monitoring after 15 years, and it calls for individual assessments of juveniles based on their risk of reoffending. The bill also would give juvenile courts the ability to exempt youths from community notification and registration.

The state attorney general’s office has defended the Walsh Act through every legal challenge, and Attorney General Adam Laxalt plans to continue to do so. When asked if Laxalt would support efforts to repeal the Walsh Act, Assistant Attorney General Brett Kandt said there’s no reason for the attorney general’s office to change course “unless and until the Legislature says so.”

Kandt said that he hasn’t seen any studies about problems with the Walsh Act, and the attorney general only engages with the Legislature on bills that would affect public safety, which he did earlier this session. Laxalt’s office sent a memo in January urging lawmakers to support Assembly Bill 45, which would allow the Department of Corrections to give sex offenders risk ratings of moderate-low and moderate-high in addition to low, moderate and high.

This risk ratings system would have no effect on the length of time an offender has to register under Walsh Act standards.

Gov. Brian Sandoval’s office did not return repeated calls to ask whether he would sign a bill to repeal Nevada’s version of the Walsh Act.

Contact Wesley Juhl at wjuhl@reviewjournal.com and 702-383-0391. Follow @WesJuhl on Twitter.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY OF SEX OFFENDER LAWS

FEDERAL LAWS

1994 – The Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act, part of the Omnibus Crime Bill of 1994, established guidelines for states to track sex offenders and required states to track sex offenders for 10 years after their release or for the rest of their lives if convicted of a violent sex crime.

1996 – Megan’s Law provided for the public dissemination of information from states’ sex offender registries. Most states passed a similar law in the mid-90s, which required state and local law enforcement agencies to release relevant information necessary to protect the public about persons registered for any purpose permitted under a state law.

1996 – The Pam Lychner Sex Offender Tracking and Identification Act of 1996 established the National Sex Offender Registry, or ‘NSOR’, for the FBI to track certain sex offenders. The law required offenders living in a state with insufficient registry programs to register with the FBI and allowed for the dissemination of FBI information to federal, state and local officials and for the notification of state agencies when certain sex offenders moved to another state.

1997 – The Jacob Wetterling Improvements Act, part of the Appropriations Act of 1998, changed the way state courts determine whether a convicted sex offender should be considered sexually violent. The law also gave states the responsibilities of notification, registration, and FBI notification to a state agency other than law.

The law required each state to set up procedures for registering out-of-state offenders, federal offenders, offenders sentenced by court martial, and non-resident offenders crossing the border to work or attend school and gave states the discretion to register individuals who committed offenses beyond the Wetterling Act’s definition of registerable offenses.

The law also required the Bureau of Prisons to notify state agencies of released or paroled federal offenders, and required the secretary of defense to track and ensure registration compliance of offenders with certain convictions from military courts.

1998 – The Protection of Children from Sexual Predators Act directed the Bureau of Justice Assistance to carry out the Sex Offender Management Assistance (SOMA) program to help eligible states comply with registration requirements. The law also revoked federal funding for programs that gave federal prisoners unsupervised access to the Internet.

2000 – The Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, passed as part of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act, required anybody in a state’s sex offender registry to notify an institution of higher education at which the sex offender worked or was a student of their status as a sex offender and amended the Higher Education Act of 1965 to require institutions to provide notice of how information concerning registered sex offenders could be obtained.

2003 – The Prosecutorial Remedies and Other Tools to end the Exploitation of Children Today (PROTECT) Act required states to maintain a website containing registry information, and required the Department of Justice to maintain a web site with links to each state website. The law also authorized appropriations to help with state costs for compliance with new sex offender registration provisions.

2006 – The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act created new sex offender registration and notification and created the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART Office) within the Department of Justice to administer the standards for sex offender notification and registration, administer the grant programs authorized by the Adam Walsh Act, and coordinate related training and technical assistance. The same year the Department of Justice passed a federal regulation to specify that Walsh Act registration requirements are retroactive.

2008 – The Keeping the Internet Devoid of Predators Act (KIDS Act) required registered sex offenders to also register their Internet identifiers, such as emails and screen names, with the DOJ. The law exempted the identifiers from public disclosure on registry websites.

NEVADA LAWS

1985 – Assembly Bill 286 increased the penalty for possession of pornography involving children and required people convicted of certain crimes to register as sex offenders.

1987 – Assembly Bill 405 started a pilot program to study the use of a type of birth control on certain offenders in state prisons.

1989 – Assembly Bill 165 required convicted sex offenders to submit to testing of their blood and saliva and required the central repository for Nevada criminal records to collect, maintain and arrange the results of those tests.

1993 – Senate Bill 192 required institutions that release or discharge a sex offender to ensure the registration of the offender and provided for the release of registration data.

1995 – Assembly Bill 312 expanded the definition of “employees” to include volunteers and prospective volunteers for provisions regarding the prior sexual offenses of employees.

1995 – Senate Bill 192 increased the penalty for certain crimes related to sex, gave guidelines for lifetime supervision of certain sex offenders, expanded the definition of sexual offense for the purpose of blood and saliva tests and required the attorney general to adopt guidelines for notifications about the release of sex offenders.

1997 – Assembly Bill 280 increased the penalty for certain sexual offenses committed against a child younger than 14 years and required the state board of parole commissioners to impose certain conditions of parole on people who commit such offenses.

1997 – Senate Bill 325 established a statewide registry of sex offenders and those convicted of certain crimes against children and a program to provide the public with access to the registry. The law revised the provisions governing community notification, including certain juvenile sex offenders, and required that movie theaters and other businesses that primarily have children as customers be notified about certain sex offenders. It introduced new conditions of probation and parole for certain sex offenders and prohibited the sealing of criminal records in certain circumstances.

1997 – Senate Bill 5 required certification by a panel or mental health professional before offenders convicted of certain crimes may be released on parole or probation.

1997 – Senate Bill 99 required that the presentence investigation of certain sex offenders include a psychosexual evaluation.

1997 – Senate Bill 102 required school officials to be notified about juvenile sex offenders and prohibited those juveniles from attending the same school as a victim.

1999 – Senate Bill 515 modified registration requirements and allowed for a website and the monitoring of nonresident offenders

2001 – Senate Bill 551 required an Internet service provider to provide access to certain information, established a penalty for committing the crime of stalking with the use of the Internet or electronic mail and prohibited the use of a computer to lure children, providing that such an offense constitutes a sexual offense.

2001 – Senate Bill 412 revised the provisions regarding the registration, community notification and conditions of probation and parole for sex offenders. It added restrictions against sex offenders’ accessing the Internet or going to businesses of a sexual nature. The law gave the state oversight of offenders’ prescription medications.

2003 – Assembly Bill 78 revised the penalties for sexual assault against a child under the age of 16 and lewdness with a child. The law also prohibited the suspension of sentence or granting of probation to a person convicted of lewdness with a child and changed provisions about access to information in the statewide sex offender registry.

2003 – Senate Bill 218 revised provisions relating to the program that provides the public with access to certain information in the statewide sex offender.

2003 – Senate Bill 397 required sex offenders and offenders convicted of a crime against a child who are enrolled in or work at institutions of higher education to register with local law enforcement, which must to notify campus police.

2005 – Senate Bill 341 authorized unrestricted searches of an offender’s property, expanded procedures for disseminating registration information to employers, established civil liability for misuse of info from state registry, expanded charges for failing to maintain registration, expanded guidelines for dealing with juvenile offenders, sentencing and offenders who become gaming employees. The law also restricted the DMV from granting licenses without permission from officials based on an applicant’s registration compliance.

2007 – Assembly Bill 579 adopted standards to make Nevada compliant with the federal Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006.

2007 – Senate Bill 471 required incarcerated sex offenders and offenders convicted of a crime against a child to register with a local law enforcement agency before being released from prison. The law also required sex offenders to provide a biological specimen at the time of registration with a local law enforcement agency and increased minimum sentences for sexual offenses committed against a child.

Year in and year out, Clark County shells out six-figure pay to a small group of employees who step away from their regular work to handle matters for their unions.

The system of paid union leave offers flexibility: County employees can attend legislative sessions, participate in staff grievance hearings and catch up on labor issues at union conferences — all on the taxpayer’s dime.

Clark County staffers were paid $825,376.14 for doing union-related work from 2011 through 2013, a Las Vegas Review-Journal analysis of salary data shows.

It’s all perfectly legal, plainly spelled out in labor contracts just like everything else negotiated between a union and management.

But the practice raises eyebrows among critics, who say that tax dollars shouldn’t fund union-related activities that sometimes run counter to the same government agencies that pay their salaries.

Government pay for union-related work would end in Nevada under a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Randy Kirner, R-Reno. Assembly Bill 182 would prohibit the practice as part of the bill’s wide-ranging shake-up of collective bargaining. Other aspects of the legislation would exclude supervisors from collective bargaining, prevent local governments from deducting union dues from employee paychecks and require final contract offers from both sides to be made public.

Kirner said the taxpaying public should be getting a teacher, police officer or other government employee when they’re covering the person’s salary — not union-related work.

“Government should not be in the business of subsidizing a union,” he said.

The bill has yet to have a committee hearing.

BY THE NUMBERS

A Review-Journal analysis of Clark County pay records shows how much union leave costs the state’s largest government agency: The annual cost ranged from $224,863.89 in 2011 to $346,200 in 2013, for an annual average of $275,125.

Less than 1 percent of the county’s workforce of nearly 12,000 employees received paid union leave, or 115 employees.

Amounts paid vary widely. In 2013, for example, one staffer claimed the smallest amount, $12.93, while Ryan Beaman, president of the International Association of Firefighters Local 1908, was paid the most at $52,219.44. Union presidents typically are paid the most because they clock more time on union-related activities. County employees who spend part of their workday in grievance meetings representing a county worker typically are at the low end of the list.

The average annual pay for union leave in 2013 was $3,010 per employee who received it.

The bulk of the payouts go to employees affiliated with the firefighters union and the Service Employees International Union Local 1107, which are the county’s largest labor organizations.

Those figures cover just Clark County government. In 2012, the Nevada Policy Research Institute determined the total annual union leave bill associated with 37 municipal labor contracts in Southern Nevada was at least $4.6 million. Those figures include unions that represent workers in cities, the Metropolitan Police Department and the Clark County School District.

“It’s just a complete waste,” said Victor Joecks, executive vice president of the right-leaning think tank. “There’s no reason that taxpayers should be subsidizing organizations like that.”

HOW IT WORKS

The agreement between Clark County and the Service Employees International Union has varied provisions for union leave.

A county worker who becomes president of SEIU’s Local 1107 is paid for 40 hours a week at his regular county pay rate even though he works full-time for the union. The union’s executive vice president, however, gets just four hours per week of paid leave for union activities.

Union leaders say they like the system just fine as it is.

Martin Bassick, president of Local 1107, said it doesn’t make sense for legislators to get involved in an issue that both sides have agreed upon.

“It’s in a contract and it’s not been in dispute,” Bassick said. “It’s never gone to arbitration.”

Nor does the arrangement benefit only the union, he said.

By having employees serve as stewards, the union has people already at the workplace who can help deal with personnel and provide feedback about safety issues, Bassick said.

“The union has a person right there in the shop and they can address it right then and there,” Bassick said.

As many as four chief stewards get 32 hours of paid time-off each week for union business. If the SEIU elects a president who isn’t a county employee, the county is required to give another 32 hours total of paid leave to be shared by the stewards according to schedules provided to the county’s human resources department.

The SEIU’s contract with Clark County also provides as much as 2,080 hours of paid leave each year for employees engaged in activities such as investigating grievances and attending legislative sessions, conferences and conventions.

Bassick said Kirner’s bill is “just another attack on unions that are protecting the middle class. This is politics as usual.”

Union leave provisions seldom are an issue in contract negotiations. For Clark County and the SEIU, for example, the key bargaining points are big-ticket items such as longevity pay and cost-of-living increases, which put millions of taxpayer dollars on the line.

But Kirner said the issue shouldn’t be part of bargaining at all.

“At the end of the day, they’re doing union business,” Kirner said, noting that taxpayer dollars are involved.

The county’s agreement with the firefighters union allows the union president to pick six officers and give them paid leave for activities that include educational conferences, seminars and training courses. They’re required to give eight days’ notice or more before taking the time away from their regular duties.

Firefighters can’t claim overtime pay when participating in union functions, under terms of the contract.

Payroll records show the firefighters union president also works regular shifts in addition to receiving union leave pay.

Beaman was unavailable for an inter­view about the issue, but said in an email that the union has a “very productive working relationship with the county.”

County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak said he’s brought up the issue in the past, and any changes would have to come through the bargaining process, which requires give-and-take from both sides.

SCRUTINY BEYOND NEVADA

While now on the Legislature’s agenda, paid union leave has attracted more attention elsewhere.

In Arizona, the conservative think tank Goldwater Institute sued Phoenix and its police union to end the practice. That case hinged on a legal argument that the practice is tantamount to illegal gifts, forbidden by that state’s constitution. The Goldwater Institute won the case when the court determined union leave is a “pure gift” because the Phoenix Police Department receives nothing of value in return.

If an appellate court upholds that deter­mination, the practice would end statewide in Arizona, institute attorney Jon Riches said.

Utah lawmakers in 2011 passed legislation that prohibits paid union leave for public school teachers, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

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Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, a Republican, saw first-hand Wednesday the political football immigration has become in the U.S. House of Representatives. Laxalt testified before the House Judiciary Committee to explain the lawsuit against President Obama’s executive action. Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, a Republican, saw first-hand Wednesday the political football immigration has become in the U.S. House of Representatives. Laxalt testified before the House Judiciary Committee to explain the lawsuit against President Obama’s executive action. Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt, a Republican, saw first-hand Wednesday the political football immigration has become in the U.S. House of Representatives. Laxalt testified before the House Judiciary Committee to explain the lawsuit against President Obama’s executive action.

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“I think that many crime reporters in Chicago have political views that are right in line with the police,” Tracy Siska said. “They tend to agree about the tactics needed by the police. They tend to have by one extent or the other the same racist views of the police — a lot of urban police (not all of them by any stretch, but a lot of them) embody racism.”

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Has it gotten bad enough to wake up the sheeple? Dear God, what in heaven’s name will it take!!! ~J

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This is one of the alleged “black sites” where torture of illegally detained Chicago residents is taking place. This is a modern day FEMA camp operating in broad daylight operating under the color of law provided by the NDAA in which people can be arrested and deprived of due process. According to the Guardian and Infowars, people have lost their lives inside of this facility.

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1984_270x453Every day signs are looming larger than life as we know it in the wealthiest nation on earth that it’s about to crash and burn, forever changing not for the better. The latest wake-up call arrived in a Guardian article earlier this week. The story features a secret prison not unlike the CIA torture detention centers all over the world whereby the Chicago police hold rounded up US citizens for hours or days at a time for interrogation. The same internationally illegal roundups of suspected “potential terrorists” (which by latest Gestapo America standards can easily be you or me) that the CIA and military black ops deploy globally, are being covertly conducted not only in Obama’s hometown where his thug buddy Rahm rules, but likely every US city and soon coming to a neighborhood near you.

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“…if all records told the same tale — then the lie passed into history and became truth.” (1984, George Orwell)

The New Scientist has the stunning story (2/28/15, “Google wants to rank websites based on facts not links,” by Hal Hodson):

“THE internet is stuffed with garbage. Anti-vaccination websites make the front page of Google, and fact-free ‘news’ stories spread like wildfire. Google has devised a fix – rank websites according to their truthfulness.”

Great idea, right?

Sure it is.

The author of the article lets the cat out of the bag right away with his comment about “anti-vaccination” websites.

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SWITZERLAND, Zurich — Based on breaking news and events, it appears the CIA in Switzerland may stage an surprise Pearl Harbor-like attack on the USS Ranger (CV-61) which is slated to leave Bremerton, Washington the first week of March 2015. Any attack on the USS Ranger in the Pacific Ocean will predictably be scapegoated onto China or North Korea.

Based on prior ship-related false-flag terror plots exposed by Truther.org (e.g., the USS Bataan Terror Plot, the USS Mesa Verde Terror Plot, the USS George H. W. Bush Terror Plot, the USS Harry S. Truman Terror Plot, etc.), it’s highly likely that the USS Ranger (CV-61) will suffer a false-flag terror attack that will lead to war.

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Neon signs and cold nights go hand in hand—coffee from a street side café simply completes the whole deal. When I was a single man, I sat solitary in a corner booth or at the bar in such establishments. I sat with a black cup of coffee in a ceramic cup resting on the table or counter, spending the evening with my books. Biographies on James Chalmers, Henry Martyn and other Evangelical Protestant missionaries kept me company. I embodied that old country song, by Tim Spencer, which says in part:

Cigarettes, whiskey and wild, wild women

They’ll drive you crazy, they’ll drive you insane.

Except for the cigarettes, whiskey and wild, wild women, or not so wild, wild women, or wild, or any woman, my life then was exactly like that song. It was Spartan—simple, uncomplicated, and boring. Now I got me a fine…

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Jerry Tarkanian was the head coach for the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels  basketball team from 1973 to 1992.  He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013. He died February 11, 2015 at the age of 84. He was so well loved by the city of Las Vegas that the lights on the strip were dimmed in his memory for 3 minutes, an honor only seven others have shared, including, Elvis Presley, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, George Burns and Frank Sinatra after their deaths.

Tarkanian was popularly known as “Tark the Shark”!

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March 1, 2015
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money-greedy1In remarks this week at a luncheon sponsored by the publishing conglomerate Crain Communications, federal bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes said that pension cuts imposed as part of the Detroit bankruptcy, should be used as a starting point to completely eliminate defined benefit pension plans nationwide.

Rhodes, who in late 2014 ruled to approved the city’s plan to slash pensions and other retirement benefits, predicted that state governments nationwide would soon force workers onto defined-contribution plans, citing estimates that US municipal pension funds face collective shortfalls of some $4 trillion.

“I think that solution across the country, including in Detroit, has to be at some point defined contribution plans,” Rhodes said.

Only days earlier, Rhodes told the Detroit Free Press in an interview, “The political reality of pension obligations is there isn’t a real strong political constituency for them.”

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Going to the Dogs in Nevada

Posted: March 1, 2015 in Uncategorized

Originally posted on Tom Darby:

“Some dogs cannot hold their licker,” goes the old joke.

All kidding aside, Nevada State Senator John Settelmeyer has introduced a bill allowing individual bar owners admit dogs into their establishment if they’d like too. At present, Nevada laws forbid dogs in bars or restaurants unless they’re service dogs.

“Fundamentally,” said Settelmeyer, “…it comes down to a matter of property rights to an individual business…”

Settelmeyer introduced SB 105 at the request of Karen Woodmansee, editor of the Virginia City News in Storey County. The bill may seem trivial at first, but on second look, it’s anything but.

The bill is about letting bar owners decide what’s best for their businesses and not on what the government dictates. Nevada health department officials plan to oppose the bill, saying dog hair and bodily fluids might cross-contaminate food or drink, unruly dogs could bite patrons, and employees would have to be trained on…

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▶ Cop Block 101 – YouTube.

Jacob and I are currently brainstorming a police accountability video series to help people make the connections between police incidents that happen across this country and world and ways the public can stand up against what they feel is immoral conduct and behavior. Our hope is that these videos will act as a bridge to bring together people’s voices, experiences, and perspectives related to police unaccountability so that we can move forward with more-effective strategies to address these issues.

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CARSON CITY – A bill seeking to change the makeup of the public employees retirement system board to include three public members with areas of expertise in pension plans ran into resistance Monday from some lawmakers and participants in the plan.

Opponents offered a common refrain: the plan is well managed and no changes are needed.

Assembly Bill 3, sought by Randy Kirner, R-Reno, would change the makeup of the current board, which is now composed of seven members, all of whom are participants in the plan. Testimony lasted for more than two hours. No immediate action was taken on the measure.

Kirner, who has made reforms of PERS a priority in the 2015 session, said a public perspective would help the board manage the plan’s $35 billion in assets and long-term unfunded liabilities of $12.5 billion.

Kirner and some other Republicans, including Gov. Brian Sandoval, would like to change the public pension plan from a “defined benefit” plan, where retirees are guaranteed a monthly pension based on years of service and salary, to a “defined contribution” plan, where employees manage their own investments much like a 401(k) plan. A defined contribution plan would have no unfunded taxpayer liability.

Kirner plans to introduce such a bill later this session. It would only affect newly hired public employees.

Kirner said his bill to change the makeup of the board is not based on any concerns with the performance of PERS or its current board, but is intended to bring a public perspective to the management of the plan. The plan is funded by taxpayers who should have representation on the board, he said.

A packed hearing room, with overflow rooms holding even more attendees, saw a lot of opposition to the bill.

Assemblyman Richard Carrillo, D-Las Vegas, said a recent assessment of Nevada’s public pension plan by the national firm of Aon Hewitt described its actuarial funding policy as “best-in-class.”

The evaluation suggests no changes are needed, he said.

Assemblyman Glenn Trowbridge, R-Las Vegas, a PERS member as a retired Clark County parks and recreation director, said it was public members of the board in the mid-1980s who advocated for some bad investments by the plan, including a dog track in Henderson and the Rivera Hotel.

The suggested changes appear to be a step back, he said.

The board makeup was changed by the Legislature in 1987 to be composed of all public employee participants.

Tina Leiss, executive officer of PERS, said the board opposes the bill because the current system is a model of best practices. The removal of the private sector members in 1987 was done to take politics out of the management of the plan, she said.

Changes approved by the voters in the mid-1990s to protect the system were due in part to concerns that public pension plans could be raided and used for other purposes, Leiss said.

The plan is also overseen by a panel of state lawmakers who serve as the Interim Retirement and Benefits Committee, she said.

The board changes were supported by both the Reno-Sparks and Las Vegas Metro chambers of commerce.

Tray Abney, director of governmental relations for the Reno-Sparks chamber, called Kirner’s proposal a reasonable change to make to the PERS board.

“This should have been done a long time ago,” he said.

The purpose of the bill is to have some board members who are outside the system and don’t have a vested interest in the plan, Abney said. Even with the change, two-thirds of the board will still be PERS members, he said.

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But whether the veteran was dead or still alive, brown said VA supervisors in Oakland ordered her team to mark the claims “no action necessary” and to toss them aside. Whistleblowers said that was illegal.

“The VA didn’t help them. The VA didn’t care about them. They took them, they put them in a file, and they stuffed them away,” Brown said.

There were 13,184 veterans who were, Brown said, “begging for help.”

When she raised her concerns, she said she was taken off the project. Then, this past summer, Brown and former VA employee Tony Silviero found a cart full of these same claims, ignored, yet again.

“We pulled 15 indiscriminately to look at; just 15,” Brown said. “Eight of them were owed money. One was owed $36,000.”

She said that was just a few months ago.

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Submitted by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog,

Most Americans spend their lives working for others, paying off debts to others and performing tasks that others tell them that they ?must? do. These days, we don?t like to think of ourselves as ?servants? or ?slaves?, but that is what the vast majority of us are. It is just that the mechanisms of our enslavement have become much more sophisticated over time. It has been said that the borrower is the servant of the lender, and most of us start going into debt very early into our adult years. In fact, those that go to college to ?get an education? are likely to enter the ?real world? with a staggering amount of debt. And of course that is just the beginning of the debt accumulation.

Today, when you add up all mortgage debt, all credit card debt…

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shineYou’ve seen the TV shows about moonshiners, but they make moonshine in large quantities.

This video is the easy way to make a small batch of moonshine in your own home without any special tools or materials.

You’ll need a pressure cooker, basic tools and some basic supplies from the grocery store. Enjoy this classic hillbilly moonshine video!

Chicago’s Abu Ghraib

Posted: February 28, 2015 in Uncategorized

Originally posted on News for the Revolution:

by Andre Damon
February 27, 2015
World Socialist Web Site

Chicago Police Homan square Homan Square, a warehouse facility on Chicago’s west side, operates as a black site where police violate people’s constitutional rights, according to a report.

In April 2004, the world was shocked and horrified by the release of photographs of sadistic torture carried out by US military personnel at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Detainees at the prison, most of them locked up for opposing the US military occupation, were beaten, tortured, sexually assaulted and killed.

At the time, the World Socialist Web Site explained that the crimes revealed in the photos and the psychology underlying them could be understood only in relation to the brutality of social relations in the United States, together with the dirty colonial aims of the war itself.

The WSWS further warned that “such a military, accompanied by a growing army of professional ‘civilian’ mercenaries…

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holman square

CHICAGO, Ill.–

The Chicago Police Department is operating what lawyers are saying is the equivalent to a CIA “black site”.  The Guardian reports accounts of a secret interrogation facility known as Homan Square where basic rights are denied.

Accounts include:

  • Keeping arrestees out of official booking databases.
  • Beating by police, resulting in head wounds.
  • Shackling for prolonged periods.
  • Denying attorneys access to the “secure” facility.
  • Holding people without legal counsel for between 12 and 24 hours, including people as young as 15.

At least one man was found unresponsive in a Homan Square “interview room” and later pronounced dead.

Activists groups have organized a protest with ambitions of shutting down the facility on Feb. 28. RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/772047659539836

The Anti-Media hopes to raise awareness of the facility and the protest with a “social media hashtag storm”.

We will be holding a social media hashtag storm (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram etc) on Friday…

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Today Marks The 22nd Anniversary Of The Waco Siege

Wiki :

” The Waco siege began on Sunday, February 28, 1993, and ended violently 50 days later on April 19.[4] The siege began when the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), accompanied by several members of the media, attempted to execute a search warrant at Mount Carmel Center ranch, a property of the religious group Branch Davidians located in the community of Elk, Texas,[5][6] nine miles (14 kilometers) east-northeast of Waco.

  On February 28, shortly after the attempt to serve the warrant, an intense gun battle erupted, lasting nearly two hours. In this armed exchange, four agents and six Branch Davidians were killed. Upon the ATF’s failure to execute the search warrant, a siege was initiated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The siege ended 50 days later when a fire destroyed…

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Mass surveillance will continue for now, but is set to expire on June 1—unless Congress acts

A federal court has again renewed an order allowing the National Security Agency to continue its bulk collection of Americans’ phone records, a decision that comes more than a year after President Obama pledged to end the controversial program.

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court approved this week a government request to keep the NSA’s mass surveillance of U.S. phone metadata operating until June 1, coinciding with when the legal authority for the program is set to expire in Congress.

The extension is the fifth of its kind since Obama said he would effectively end the Snowden-exposed program as it currently exists during a major policy speech in January 2014. Obama and senior administration officials have repeatedly insisted that they will not act alone to end the program without Congress.

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What the federal agencies need to understand is one very simple thing: We are not terrorists.  We are non-violent, and we are peaceful.  We want nothing more than to be left alone to live our lives in freedom.  We have families and we have homes.  We want no fight; not today, not tomorrow…But we will not be enslaved…  If you come for us, we will stand unmoving.  If you shoot at us, we will shoot back. We are willing to give anything for liberty, including our own lives.

Combat Shooter's HandbookPretty bold words. But it is high time somebody stood up to the bastards. — jtl, 419

by Kit Lange via the Patrick Henry Society

Yesterday we reported on the arrest (and later release) of liberty activist Anthony Bosworth, an Iraq War vet and one of the co-leaders of Liberty For All.  You may have seen the InfoWars story on his questioning by the…

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9/11 Reality – Israel, Friend or Foe: A TLB Special Show with Ryan Dawson

by Ariyana Love of thelibertybeacon.com

The Liberty Beacon interviews Ryan Dawson on 9/11 and the Neocons
http://youtu.be/HaEfVEwg9Sw

Geopolitical analyst, author and human rights activist, Ryan Dawson, is going to speak before the US House of Representatives in April, to present the case of Israel’s direct involvement in the orchestrated events of 9/11 which were undeniably the biggest conspired terror attack on the United States in US history.

Osama Bin Laden, Al Qaeda and Muslim terrorists did not carry out the massive detonation of the World Trade Center towers and building 7, as we have been programmed to believe.

In his documentary film, “9/11 War by Deception,” Ryan walks us through the events of 9/11, detailing with great accuracy which foreign states, together with a cabal within the US government, carried out the mass murder of nearly…

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For those ignorant and naive enough to still believe the policeman is your friend, and only really ‘bad people’ go to prison, and who also believe prisons exist to reform ‘bad people’, so they can, once again, return to society and be ‘productive citizens’, here is a wake up call for you little boys and girls:

9 surprising industries getting filthy rich from mass incarceration

It’s no coincidence that the United States now imprisons more of its people than any other country in the world: mass incarceration has become a giant industry in the U.S., resulting in huge profits not only for private prison companies, but also, for everything from food companies and telecoms to all the businesses that are using prison labor to cut their manufacturing costs. The prison-industrial complex even has its own lobbyists: according to a 2011 report from the Justice Policy Institute (JPI), the U.S.’ largest…

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WCSD open meeting law violationRENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) — In less than a year, Washoe County School District’s Board of Trustees has been found to be in violation of Nevada’s Open Meeting Law. Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt issued a six page opinion (Click here to read the opinion) about a complaint filed by citizen, Karen Dunaway. The incident stems from a school board meeting that took place October 28, 2014, at a time the Board was embroiled in a controversy over the firing of former Superintendent Pedro Martinez.

Laxalt said, “You had a member of the public that’s trying to comment. It’s a fundamental right that they’re able to comment and this person was shut down in the middle of that.” He added, “That is just not the way our law works.”

The opinion notes Dunaway alleged Trustee Barbara McLaury, who was acting as Board President at the time, and Board Counsel Randy Drake prevent Dunaway from making further comments when she was trying to discuss the firing of former school Police Chief Mike Mieras. When her remarks became critical of Martinez, she was instructed to put her comments in writing.  The opinion states she was told to do so because Martinez had not received required notice his professionalism or character would be discussed publically. Dunaway argued there was no legal standing to cut her comments short and the legal threat from Martinez’ attorneys was wrongly applied to her. The AG’s opinion agrees.  Laxalt said, “We hope they pay attention to this opinion and review it carefully and not repeat these mistakes.”

Laxalt said his office will not seek fines but has asked the Board of Trustees to post the opinion and publicly discuss it at the next opportunity, which could be at the next regularly scheduled meeting on March 18, 2015.

WCSD School Board President John Mayer issued the following statement:

“We are in receipt of the Attorney General’s opinion regarding the October 28, 2014 meeting of the Board of Trustees. At that meeting, a member of the public began making negative comments towards then-Superintendent Pedro Martinez. Based on correspondence from Mr. Martinez’ attorneys threatening to take action against the District if the Board directly or indirectly considered the professionalism, character or integrity of Mr. Martinez at this Board meeting, Vice President Barbara McLaury stopped the comments. There are no punitive penalties associated with this opinion and we thank the Attorney General’s Office for carefully considering the District’s position on this matter.”

If you would like to read the Attorney General’s news release click here.

Carson City Sheriff Kenny FurlongRecreational marijuana is now legal in Colorado Washington, Alaska and Washington, D.C.  But the Sheriff of Carson City says he does not want to see that in Nevada. During his 12 years as Sheriff, Furlong says he has not had any violent crimes involving meth and heroin, like you might expect. But he says it’s a different story with pot.

“Second to domestic violence, marijuana is at the top of our list of violent acts, here in Carson City,” Furlong said.

Furlong says if you exclude the deadly IHOP shooting in 2011, Carson City has about one homicide per year. One of those happened just two years ago on Super Bowl Sunday.

See video of the jackass Kenny Furlong here: http://www.ktvn.com/story/28224992/carson-city-sheriff-says-violent-crimes-tied-to-marijuana

“One pulls out a gun, shoots the other right straight through the heart,” Furlong said. “Marijuana found at the residence.”

Meth and heroin users are often involved in burglaries and robberies. While those drugs are viewed as much more destructive, Furlong says users may harm themselves but don’t normally hurt others.

“A meth user, we call them tweekers,” Furlong said. “They just spin in circles. They don’t get anything done. He may threaten you but he just can’t get out of that circle of the effect of the drugs. Same with the heroin. But the marijuana user is a clear-headed person.”

Furlong says he doesn’t think marijuana causes people to commit violent crimes, but says it plays a role.

“We have had several that are either directly or indirectly related to marijuana,” Furlong said. “It’s not the drug that we’re talking about. It’s the culture that surrounds it.”

He says that culture is like a religion to some people.  he Sheriff’s office has even seen deadly conflicts over stolen weed.

“It’s a cherished culture,” Furlong said. “And to violate that can produce some very dramatic effects, such as we’ve seen here.”

Many people are pushing to legalize pot for recreational use, in Nevada, — including Senator Tick Segerblom.  We tried today to get his reaction to sheriff furlong’s comments but he was traveling back to Las Vegas and was not available to talk.

Can We Impeach Now?

Posted: February 27, 2015 in Uncategorized

Originally posted on Socialism is not the Answer:

Red State

First Barack Obama decided to overreach and extend amnesty by executive order. One judge in Texas has told him no and Republicans are hanging their hat on that judge’s order.

Then the FCC decided to declare internet a public utility. They overreached, rushed it through, and committed to as little transparency as possible to make it happen. Congress did nothing on this front and the FCC decided to replace the Congress on the matter.

Now there are reports that Barack Obama, by executive order and agency regulation, will curtail the manufacture of certain ammunition.

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“As of yesterday afternoon, most people had not heard about this event. I am not surprised as similar events transpired in both Florida and Oklahoma, AT THE SAME TIME!”

“For those of us that have covered events such as this, we can often smell a cover-up when we see the repetitive use of a key word or phrase. In this case, the key word is “vandals”.  In this instance, the implied use of the word “vandal” is designed to indicate that whomever attacked these cables, presumably owned by Century Link, were amateurs who were engaged in some kind of prank. As I investigated further, it became clear that this was a well-coordinated and well planned attack by persons with expertise related to the attack. Further, whomever did this had to have had specialized equipment to cut through these cables. The simple act of just finding where these cables also required…

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The passenger seat of a semitrailer offers an exceptional view into the cab of passing vehicles.

Elevated above Las Vegas motorists on the 215 Beltway, Nevada Highway Patrol Sgt. Michael Cooke said he spotted 48 drivers who were violating the law Wednesday.

As part of NHP’s “Badge on Board” campaign, Cooke said, troopers work together, targeting dangerous drivers on valley freeways by hunting them down in the most unsuspecting, unmarked police vehicle — an 18-wheeler.

Drivers using their cellphones proved to be the most problematic throughout this campaign, which ran Tuesday through Thursday, according to NHP trooper Kevin McNeal.

“During ‘Badge on Board,’ it’s by far the worst offense,” McNeal said about motorists who can’t resist using their mobile devices. That falls into the general category of distracted driving.

But it’s not exactly clear what cellphone use is prohibited while driving and what isn’t.

“It depends on how you read it,” McNeal said of the law against cellphone use behind the wheel.

Using a phone for GPS mapping or quickly dialing a phone number while driving, for example, is permitted, McNeal said. There are also exceptions for law enforcement officers and emergency responders.

Talking on the phone without a hands-free device and scrolling through a phone are considered distracted driving offenses, just like reading the newspaper or putting on makeup behind the wheel.

Getting a ticket for distracted driving would cost about $195, according to McNeal, though it varies by jurisdiction. If you get more than one, the cost increases.

But each case is “dealt with individually,” McNeal said. “They’re not all the same.”

Six troopers, including McNeal, travelled back-and-forth Wednesday on the southern Beltway from Buffalo Drive to Stephanie Street awaiting a radio call from Cooke, who was searching for scrollers and speeders from inside the 18-wheeler.

“It’s just like fishing. We’re not sure when or where we’re gonna find something,” said NHP commercial vehicle inspector Travis Perkins, who was in the driver’s seat of the semitrailer.

Once Cooke gave a vehicle description, the responding officer proceeds with the traffic stop, McNeal said.

An Arizona woman was driving eastbound on the Beltway when Cooke radioed McNeal that she was on her cellphone and headed in his direction. McNeal waited for her to pass, then he switched on the red and blue lights.

The woman claimed to be using the GPS on her phone, and after returning to his vehicle to visit the Nevada law library online, McNeal had no choice but to let her on her way without a citation. She had not broken the law, he said.

The three-day-long event also focuses on enforcing semitrailer driving safety, McNeal said.

There are “absolutely” harsher limits for truck drivers, and “every offense is a primary offense,” McNeal said. “They would kill someone easier than a vehicle driver.”

Blind eyes and scorched birds.

Posted: February 27, 2015 in Uncategorized

Originally posted on Mark and Saimi Boldly Go:

When driving on Interstate 15 near the Nevada/California border, keep your sunglasses on.imageimage

We could not figure out what these blinding lights were as we drove into California. We saw these huge towers in the desert.   We had all kinds of guesses. Was this some kind of tourist attraction? Were they huge searchlights to attract people or grow something in the desert? Nope not even close. This is the new solar generating station created in 2014. Some people did not want the plant built because of the environmental impact to the Mojave Desert. This plant pitted environmentalists who want clean power against environmentalists who did not want any impact on the desert landscape.

Now some are reporting that birds are being scorched by this solar plant. See this story from the Daily Mail.

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Steven Chandler at Liberty Fine Art Gallery Steven Chandler at Liberty Fine Art Gallery

As I was filling out some applications for art projects this year, I looked up the Friends of Black Rock Residency.  I saw the show at Liberty Fine Art Gallery in 2014.  As I was reading over the application I first focused on the sentence from the application “Artists are also required to provide the copyright for designated art piece to the Bureau of Land Management.”

What?  This is the second application in Nevada  demanding the copyright of the artists work, the first being the Circus Circus Mural Contest.  This is highly irregular in established art communities as it not in the artists best interest .  Interestingly, the language on the application has changed in the last day.

Actually, the entire list of expectations has changed in the last day.

I emailed the contact and asked them three questions:

1.  Does…

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February 23, 2015

As the world continues to digest breaking news out of Greece and Ukraine, the Godfather of newsletter writers, 90-year old Richard Russell, warned that a new world currency is on the way but he also covered what will be the biggest surprise about this new currency.  Russell also described how this will impact the entire world, including major markets.

Click Here to continue reading, which I strongly suggest you do.

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