Senior citizen arrested for driving classic car by the Nazi Nevada Highway Patrol NHP

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

The highway patrol admitted two errors that led to Robin and Beverly Bruins being removed from their car at gunpoint. And, now, the highway patrol is facing a lawsuit.

As the I-Team learned, it all began with confusion over a license plate on a classic car. A highway patrol dash camera recorded a trooper stating over a loudspeaker: “Driver! Remove your keys from the ignition and put them on the roof now!”

From that point Robin Bruins and his wife experienced a daylight nightmare when the senior citizens found themselves looking down the barrels of police pistols.

“Actually, I think I might have giggled to Bev saying, ‘well, I don’t know what this is all about’ and I put the keys on there,” Robin Bruins said. “And I turned and looked back and saw three gun barrels pointed at me. And, obviously it hit me. Whoa! What’s going on here. To this day I have never experienced anything like looking down the barrel of guns like that.”

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The trooper said to him: “Go ahead with your right hand lift your shirt up. Go ahead, lift your shirt up. With the top of your collar!”

Multiple officers were shouting commands Robin Bruins said he found conflicting or confusing.

One trooper said: “OK. Turn around slowly. Turn around slowly.”

Bruins told the I-Team: “He was telling me to do something and I had my hands in the air and he said to do something again and I looked at him and I said, ‘are you talking to me?’ You know, what’s going on?”

Trooper: “Turn around. Turn around the other way.”

Bruins: “Me?”

Trooper: “Yes, you!”

Bruins to the I-Team: “And it wasn’t until I had taken my shirt off and told to get on my knees and handcuffed and I said, ‘What’s going on? Do you think this car is stolen or something?’ And he said, ‘exactly right. And their car is going back to its rightful owner.’”

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

“I got out of the car and I thought, how am I gonna walk back without crutches?” she said. So, I went to reach for my crutches in the back seat and they yelled at me, ‘Keep — we said keep your hands in the air and walk backward towards us.’”

A woman trooper took Beverly Bruins into custody and checked her background.

“And then she ran a check on my license plate and came back and un-handcuffed me and asked me if I’d like to say goodbye to my husband,” Beverly Bruins said. “And I said, ‘goodbye to my husband? Where’s my husband going?’ And she said, ‘well, he’s going to jail.’ So I went over to see Rob and he’s in the back seat with no shirt on on, hands behind his back and tears are running down his face.”

Nevada Highway Patrol protests

Nevada Highway Patrol protests

Robin Bruins was ultimately taken to the Clark County Detention Center, where he spent most of the night in a holding cell with two dozen new acquaintances but not his nerve medicine.

“And I said, ‘well I’m past the time for my medications, can I take those now?’” he said. “You know, thinking that he was going to give ’em to me. And they said, ‘no, you can’t have anything you brought with you.’”

While her husband was in jail Beverly Bruins took her crutches and luggage to a hotel where she was able to sort things out. It turns out the car was stopped by the troopers because it had an historical license plate that did not show up in a computer check. Restored plates issued in the year a classic car was made are legal in Washington state.

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Nevada Highway Patrol protests DA DICK GAMMICK

Nevada Highway Patrol protests DA DICK GAMMICK

The registration, which the couple provided to a trooper, shows the historical plate in a box called “equipment number.” The actual plate number is in another box. The trooper ran that number but he didn’t include a “plus” sign so it came back to the wrong vehicle.

That was error number one.

Error number two came when the trooper radioed the correct “vin” number of the car into dispatch. But the dispatcher entered the wrong number into the computer, and the erroneous number came back to a stolen car, similar to the one belonging to the couple.

The Bruins said they can understand an honest mistake, even two. What they don’t understand is why officers didn’t act on what appeared to be their own belief that the Bruins might be innocent victims.

As recorded by the dash camera, a trooper gets on the phone and tells his supervisor about Robin Bruins: “I tend to believe him. I mean I’m gonna run him before I make a determination … the guy comes back with possession … or a history of something like that. If he’s lying to me, that’s a different story. But, as of right now, I mean, he seems to be legit.”

Despite a clean criminal history check, Robin Bruins was hauled off to jail.NHP1

“I mean, he was on the phone with his supervisor, talked to other officers when they got there, talked to another officer at the detention center when I got there,” Robin Bruins said. “And they all agreed that I should be behind bars. And that is just incredible.”

The couple has since filed a lawsuit against the officers and head of the highway patrol for civil rights violations.

“Robin was not this, you know, car thief,” the couple’s lawyer Paola Armeni said. “They knew that.. And that’s repeatedly on the video. You can hear them questioning themselves. Yet they still chose to arrest him.”

I-Team: “You think it’s something you need, to send a message with litigation?”

Robin Bruins: “I mean, all they had to do is have one guy check what the dispatcher’s numbers were. And the whole situation wouldn’t have happened.”

Beverly Bruins: “I just think they should have used, that they should have used a character judgment. We live our lives so that we don’t get into situations like this.”

Robin Bruins: “To be treated like the both of us were, I mean, at gunpoint and then handcuffed and then humiliated by making you take your shirt.off and get on your knees on the side of the freeway. I mean, why should that have to happen to anybody?”

The I-Team sought comment from the highway patrol but agency spokeswoman Gail Powell wrote via email: “We are unable to discuss any specifics concerning on-going litigation matters.”

 

Nevada lawmakers to consider raising maximum speed limit to 85 mph

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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) — Drivers with a need for speed will love this, a new bill up for considerations would raise the maximum speed limit in Nevada from 75 mph to 85 mph.

SEE VIDEO HERE: http://www.jrn.com/ktnv/news/Nevada-lawmakers-to-consider-raising-maximum-speed-limit-to-85-287469131.html

nevada speed limitDon’t let that lead foot loose just yet, this is just a proposal. If it does pass, you won’t see any of those maximum speeds within city limits.

It will be up to the Department of Transportation to decided where to allow the higher speeds but it will most likely be in rural, less populated areas. Even so, drivers who spoke with Action News say the idea makes them nervous.

“I think people drive recklessly as is,” said driver, Bruce Darin. “You get a little faster and they’re going to get more reckless.”

“For sure people are going to want to do 95. If you’re doing 85 you’re going to do 95, it’s only ten more miles,” said driver, Damien Reese.

Proponents point out that there’s a lot of open road in Nevada, increasing the maximum would allow drivers to travel between the metropolitan areas that much faster.

Plus some say, many of those drivers are already going 85, the bump would just allow them to do so legally.

But with higher speeds, there can be greater risk.

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“With the higher speeds there’s less room for errors so less room for correction, less time to stop and react and obviously the result of injury and damage done to vehicles is a little greater,” said NHP Trooper Chelsea Stuenkel.

This isn’t the first time lawmakers have considered raising the speed limit. A similar bill was introduced just 2 years ago in the 2013 legislative session but it died in the assembly.

Lawsuit alleges trooper crashed into motorcyclist on purpose

A Las Vegas motorcyclist wants the federal Justice Department to investigate whether a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper violated his civil rights and used excessive force in a crash last month on a Southern Nevada freeway on-ramp.

Attorney Stephen Stubbs filed a complaint Monday that says his client, 39-year-old Allah Shah Lindsey, received a serious leg injury when an NHP patrol cruiser driven by Trooper Colter Shane Earl crashed into his motorcycle late Oct. 8.

Stubbs alleges the crash in the median emergency lane on the 215 Beltway at Rainbow Road was intentional.

He says Earl may have hit Lindsey because Lindsey is black.

Trooper Chelsea Stuenkel declined comment on behalf of the highway patrol.

She says the crash is being investigated and Earl remains on the job.

Mike Weston to finally get his day in Court July 8th 2013

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DA Dick Gammick

Mike Weston to finally get his day in Court July 8th 2013.

Dick Gammick agrees with Mike Weston, the NHP edited dash cam video and Mr. Weston’s case/conviction should be vacated and expunged as stipulated by Washoe DA Dick Gammick.

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JP Scott Pearson “Obstruction of Justice”

Is Judge Scott Pearson obstructing justice by being the judge, jury and prosecutor to abuse his desecration in denying Mr. Weston justice after 8 years of fighting this corruption? Who does JP Scott think he is? A puppet for Redneck justice DA Gammick?

See Judge Scott Pearson’s contributors:

Pearson, Scott – Report 1, Report 1, Amended Report 2 Report 3

Scott Pearson worked for corrupt DA Gammick!

Reno DA Dick Gammick ANTI-CORRUPTION protest

Reno DA Dick Gammick ANTI-CORRUPTION protest

This video shows NHP edited the dash cam video

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3ROtFtZSH8

Congressional Testimony: Mike Weston to Bill Windsor of Lawless America in Carson City, Nevada

A decision is expected soon by the Reno Justice Court Judge Scott Pearson. Mike has also requested the court to report DA Dick Gammick to the “appropriate authorities” for the fraud and Brady Disclosure ( See Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83 (1963) violations of evidence tampering to withholding exculpatory evidence Continue reading

Nevada capital city ANTI-CORRUPTION protests resume for 2013 summer kickoff

Nevada capital city ANTI-CORRUPTION protests resume for 2013 summer kickoff and the posse just got bigger with more people, more website his and viral videos. We definitely got the attention of the numerous “law enforces” or shall we call them renegade cops. Anyway, they backed off once they knew we were on the rights side of the law and peacefully expressing our 1st amendment rights.

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Nevada corruption

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Government: Incompetent or Criminal?

Published on May 10, 2013

From highway robbery and surveillance on our roads and selective harassment by the IRS of political groups to the failure to find 3 abducted girls for over a decade, the question becomes is government criminal or just incompetent.
http://www.infowars.com/americas-road…

Sheriff announces the incorporation of license plate reader technology

**Press release available for download below**

Sheriff Kenny Furlong has announced that he has authorized the installation of a license plate reader system (LPRS) in a patrol vehicle, to be operational this week. The LPRS system is expected to increase officer safety and productivity.

Details behind the new technology were not provided, but the LPRS is expected to be able to read license plates of vehicles in all weather conditions, day or night, at speeds of up to 140 miles per hour. Continue reading

Former Nevada Capitol Police chief Tom Navin sues over dismissal

Former Chief Tom Navin

Former Chief Tom Navin

We welcome Tom Navin to come out and protest in front of the State Capital with us next week and throughout the upcoming summer of 2013, Mike Weston will make a big sign for you!  Seriously, come on out, you were a nice fella most of the time.

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DPS Director Chris Perry

Nevada Appeal by Geoff Dornan

Former Capital Police Chief Tom Navin has charged he was wrongfully terminated for failing a physical he was legally exempt from taking. Navin was let go March 15 at the order of Public Safety Director Chris Perry because he was unable to complete his physical to maintain his Peace Officer Standards and Training certification. During the push-ups portion of the test, he re-injured his shoulder, tearing the rotator cuff. Navin’s suit in Carson City District Court charges that he was exempt from taking that test because he still was recovering from an Aug. 29, 2012, surgery to repair that shoulder. …

Read More from the Source: http://www.nevadaappeal.com/news/6278809-113/navin-test-physical-department

Letters to the Editor of RGJ and NV Appeal – Why Nevada needs to clean up the corruption, not a new appellate court

The Las Vegas Sun ran a story about the Nevada Supreme Court and the need for an appeals court. Our position is the Nevada should clean up the lower courts first since Nevada ranks near the bottom of the list for corruptibility. See Mike Weston’s Letter to the Editor of the Reno and Carson City newspapers.

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opinion shopLetters to the Editor:

Clean up the lower courts and the corruption. Nevada received a D- grade on the Center for Public Integrity study in 2012 indicating rampant corruption. Nevada was one of the worst State in the Union. Time after time we hear the horror stories of judges running amuck and acting above the law by acting under the color of law to carry out vendettas and help the good ol boy network.

The road kill includes the likes of Las Vegas Judge Kathy Kathy Halverson, Reno Judge Jerry Carr Whitehead, Douglas Co Judge Jim EnEarl. New controversy is happening in Reno and Carson City with Judges Scott Pearson and John Tatro where the law is completely ignored and justice is obstructed in the cases of Reno resident Mike Weston and ANTI-Corruption activist Ty Robben from So. Tahoe, and formally Carson City, NV.

We’re getting attention, and we have the “Worlds Largest CRIME SCENE tape” and 4 foot tall by 150 long bright yellow banner and other massive signs like “John Tatro End the RAMPANT Corruption” and “Masto Backdates” and “Treason is a Capital crime”.

Both of us have been “demanding justice” using the legal system, however the system is broken. Judge Pearson is ignoring the DA Dick Gammick’s willingness to vacate and expunge a trumped up charge from over 8 years ago and now admits NHP edited the audio video dash cam footage!

Ty Robben has filed criminal, civil and judicial ethics complaints in his cases involving Judge Tatro.

Las Vegas Sun Brian Sandoval Security beefed up

Why Nevada needs a new appellate court

Sens. Tick Segerblom and Mark Hutchison

Friday, March 22, 2013 | 2:02 a.m.

Article 6 of the Nevada Constitution currently provides for one appellate court — the Supreme Court. Every single appeal from decisions rendered by Nevada’s 82 District Courts must be reviewed by the Supreme Court. This two-tier court structure has resulted in a staggering caseload for the Nevada Supreme Court, and the delay of justice — sometimes by years — for Nevada citizens. Continue reading

Nevada Department of Public Safety – Capitol Police Division

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

last summer we got to meet most of the Nevada Department of Public Safety – Capitol Police Division and our experience with them was very positive. These fellas (and the ladies) were all very professional when we did our protests and they talked with us and some got to know us and what we were standing up for – our rights. We found this video on youtube and felt inclined to stick it on the website. We figure with the upcoming spring, we’ll be protesting in Carson City on a regular basis and we’ll want to remain on the good side of the DPS CPD. Cheers fellas.

Treason is a CAPITAL CRIME Judge John Tatro & NAG Masto

Treason is a CAPITAL CRIME

The Capitol Police Division has been in existence for over 50 years, established in 1949. The division is comprised of 31 officers and one civilian. Capitol Police provides police services on numerous state properties, enhancing the safety of visitors and employees on those properties.

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Catherine Cortez Masto protest