A federal court in Nevada upheld a Nevada Highway Patrol officer‘€™s right to free speech in a ruling filed last week.

A federal court in Nevada upheld a Nevada Highway Patrol officer‘€™s right to free speech in a ruling filed last week.

Three Nevada Highway Patrol employees, Matt Moonin, Donn Yarnall and Erik Lee, first filed a lawsuit against the department in the summer of 2012, claiming NHP administrators sabotaged their K-9 drug-detection unit and retaliated against them after the press reported on alleged illegal searches.

U.S. District Court Judge Larry Hicks handed down a mixed bag of orders in a July 8 filing, ruling in favor of the state on some claims and against it on others.

At the heart of the free speech complaint is an email sent by Kevin Tice on Feb. 24, 2011 to K-9 troopers in NHP‘€™s southern command area. In the message, Tice forbids “direct contact between K-9 handlers or line employees with ANY non-law enforcement entity or persons for the purpose of discussing the Nevada Highway Patrol K-9 program,€” according to court documents. Tice, who is no longer with NHP, told employees that “All communication with ANY non-departmental and non-law enforcement entity or persons regarding (the K-9 program) WILL be expressly forwarded for approval to your chain-of-command.”€ Emphasis using capital letters was reproduced from the court documents.

The court documents detail the allegations about the department‘€™s mishandling of the K-9 program. In the summer of 2011, after the K-9 program was split up, Moonin filed reports with the department saying he noticed “€œa marked increase in unconstitutional searches.” Moonin was alarmed at the routine practice of poking holes in packages at a FedEx sorting facility to make it easier for the dogs to smell the contents.

Nothing came of Moonin‘€™s report.

In Sept. 2011, NHP‘s K-9 troopers, including Moonin and Lee, resigned “en masse” from the program based on objections to new training methods and alleged civil rights violations, according to court documents. Lee and Moonin were placed in lower-status positions with the highway patrol.

Because of the serious nature of the allegations, the court decided that Moonin‘€™s interest as a citizen in commenting on matters of public concern outweighed the state‘€™s interest in confidentiality as an employer. The court agreed that, in Moonin‘€™s case, the email was an unconstitutional prior restraint of his speech.

The court ruled in favor of the state in Lee‘s case, saying he could not make a First Amendment claim since his unit did not receive the email directly. But the court denied the state’s motion for summary judgment in the trespassing claim made by Lee. Whether NHP is liable for damages resulting from the way it entered Lee’s backyard to reclaim an agency-owned dog kennel will have to be determined by a jury.

Because he died earlier this year, Yarnall‘€™s case was not decided, and his family will have to decide how to proceed with his free speech claim. Hicks set a 45-day deadline for those documents to be filed.

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

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Highway Patrol Violated Officer’s Speech Rights

     RENO, Nev. (CN) – A Nevada Highway Patrol deputy chief violated the free speech rights of a K9 patrol officer when he forbid all employees to talk to outsiders about unrest within the program.
Officers Matt Moonin, Donn Yarnall and Erik Lee sued the state, the highway patrol, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and several other individuals and entities on June 26, 2012, claiming the defendants engaged in a conspiracy to throttle and hopefully eliminate a new K9 drug interdiction program that some police brass believed a waste of money and resources.
Yarnall, who died earlier this year, was the architect of the program, while Moonin and Lee were officers assigned to it.
The plaintiffs claimed that from the program’s inception, highway patrol administrators “worked to undermine and marginalize it, resulting in routine Fourth Amendment violations.”
The officers claimed the K9 program initially flourished but that their superiors lowered the high standards implemented by Yarnall, and filed false complaints against Yarnall and Lee, removed files from the K9 program’s offices, denied dog food and other basic needs and barred dogs from the K9 program’s offices.
They claimed that as time went on, both human and canine officers were given substandard training, and lax supervision.
Moonin, in particular, expressed alarm that some K9 officers routinely poked holes in packages at a FedEx sorting facility, so that their dogs could more easily smell their contents.
Lee and Moonin went on to claim that after they reported their concerns to department officials in 2009, they were routinely subjected to retaliation, including denial of overtime and abuse from their fellow officers.
According to their complaint, things only grew worse when the state Department of Public Safety divided the K9 program between the Nevada Highway Patrol and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, a move the plaintiffs claimed led to a “marked increase in unconstitutional searches.”
The plaintiffs claimed the issue came to a head in early 2011, when local television stations began investigating complaints about the K9 program, interviewing state and Las Vegas police officials. Moonin said rumor within the department was that he had tipped the media, but he denied those rumors.
On Feb. 24, 2011, the complaint said, Deputy Chief Tice sent an email to officers warning them not to talk to anyone outside of the department about its K9 or interdiction programs. “All communication with any non-departmental and non-law enforcement entity or persons regarding the Nevada Highway Patrol K9 program or interdiction program or direct and indirect logistics relating to these programs will be expressly forwarded for approval to your chain of command,” Tice wrote. “Any violation of this edict will be considered insubordination and will be dealt with appropriately.”
The plaintiffs claimed Tice’s email was “unconstitutional prior restraint” of their free speech rights. The defendants said it was nothing of the kind, and the parties filed cross motions for summary judgment.
In their motion of dismissal, the defendants claimed Yarnall and Lee had no standing on the claim since Yarnall was not a trooper and Lee was not working in the command that received the email when it was sent.
In a July 2 ruling, U.S. District Judge Larry Hicks said it would be inappropriate to decide the issue in regard to Yarnall until his heirs decide whether to pursue his claims or not. They have 90 days from the time of Yarnall’s death to do so, Hicks said.
As for Lee, Hicks accepted the defendant’s contention that he wasn’t sent the email, but was only advised of it.
“Therefore, Lee has failed to demonstrate sufficient causation to establish standing, and the Court denies Plaintiffs’ motion for Summary Judgment as to Lee on his prior restraint claim.” the judge wrote.
The remaining issue was whether Tice’s email unconstitutionally restrained Moonin’s speech.
“As a threshold matter, the Court determines that, as a matter of law, Tice’s email restricted speech on a matter of public concern and Pickering balancing is appropriate,” Hicks wrote. “Applying the Pickering test, the Court finds Moonin’s interest as a citizen ‘commenting on matters of public concern’ outweigh ‘the interest of the State, as an employer, in promoting the efficiency of the public services it performs through its employees.'”
The judge then went on to consider the specific wording of Tice’s email, particularly is restriction on “any” contact with non highway patrol personnel to discuss the K9 program.
“The focused ‘any,’ combined with the prohibition on ‘discussing … the K9 program,’ suggests that this restriction applies to speech merely ‘related to’ the K9 program,” the judge said, holding that prior restraint of all communication, even when it is only tangentially related to the department business, certainly exceeds the government’s authority, and “regulates troopers’ speech on matters ‘beyond which the employer itself has commissioned or created.’
“Therefore, Tice’s email restricted speech made as a citizen on matters of public concern, and Pickering balancing is appropriate,” Hicks wrote.
The defendants argued no actual injury occurred because the plaintiffs ignored the email directive, and that Tice’s email only enforced the department’s confidentiality policy, and asserted the highway patrol’ interest in keeping official business confidential for officer safety and effective departmental operations.
Hicks was unmoved.
“The Court finds that a reasonable supervisor would have known that such a mandate was an unconstitutional intrusion into Plaintiffs’ established First Amendment rights,” the judge wrote.
He also concluded that given the above facts, Tice is not entitled to qualified immunity on this claim.
“Moonin has … established the elements of prior restraint, and there is no dispute of material fact that would preclude a finding of summary judgment. Therefore, the Court finds that Moonin is entitled to summary judgment on his prior restraint claim,” Hicks wrote.
Representatives of the parties did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Courthouse News.

Put cams on pigs: Nevada Highway Patrol Body Cameras Head Await Sandoval’s Signature

fuck_the_police_by_the_chemical_actor-d3e1imwCARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers have approved a measure requiring all Nevada Highway Patrol troopers to wear portable body cameras by 2016.

Assembly members voted to approve SB111 on Monday, and the measure now goes to Gov. Brian Sandoval for approval.

The measure is sponsored by Democratic Sen. Aaron Ford and transfers nearly $1.3 million over two years to outfit more than 400 troopers with portable body cameras.

The bill requires the highway patrol to have regulations in place for troopers wearing the cameras by July 2016.

Lawmakers approved AB162 earlier in May, which requires police to set certain regulations on wearing portable body cameras and clarifies that footage captured on the cameras is a public record.

NHP confrontation during traffic stop in Carson City

CARSON CITY, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) — A video posted on YouTube last month shows a woman pulled from her car by the Nevada Highway Patrol. In the video, the two women argue with troopers during a traffic stop.
It’s an alleged stop between two women and two Nevada Highway Patrol troopers in Carson City. The video supposedly begins after the trooper returns with the woman’s license, registration, and a ticket.

Trooper: “Can you roll it down please?”
Woman: “Sir, is there a reason I need to roll the window all the way down?”
Trooper: “Yes because I have to interact with you and I can’t hear you out here.”
Woman: “I can interact with you just fine”
Trooper: “Okay, then get out of the car.”
Woman: “No I don’t need to get out of the car.”
Trooper: “Please get out of the car.”
Woman: “Sir, you have no right.”

The YouTube poster claims to have been the passenger that recorded the encounter. According to the clip description, after the driver did not roll her window down all the way, the trooper pulled her out of the car, handcuffing and arresting her.

Trooper: Can I explain something to you? I’m giving you a break and I’m trying to explain to you something to you and you’re being rude, roll the window down.”
Woman: “No I’m not being rude.”
Trooper: “And in Nevada if you refuse to do what I’m saying, then I’m getting you out of the car.”
Woman: “No sir that is not how it works, I’ve never heard of this.”
Trooper: “That’s how it works.”

The video continues with the woman saying we’re just trying to get to the airport and she acknowledges she was speeding. The troopers then continue to ask the woman to roll her window all the way down, and then begin to ask her to get out of the car. After refusing to do that, we see the trooper pull her from the car and place her hands behind her back.

Woman: “What do I need to get out of the car for if you’re giving me a ticket for speeding?”
Trooper: “Because you’re refusing to roll your window down…”
Woman: “I can interact with you through the window that is a large window…this is absolutely ridiculous”

We showed the video to local trial attorney Ken McKenna. Although he believes the women were obnoxious, he also said they were not obstructing justice in the video. “The officers demand that they roll the window all the way down, to me totally inappropriate. He has a right to make contact. The drivers requirement under the law in a traffic stop is to supply a driver’s license, proof of registration, proof of insurance, according to the video, she complied with that, that’s it, after that she has a 5th Amendment right not to speak at all,” said McKenna.

Mckenna also said he didn’t see anything in the video that justifies the trooper asking the driver to get out of the car. “You have a traffic stop, they’re in compliance by supplying their documents, before you can say get out of the car, you need to smell alcohol, you need to smell marijuana smoke in the car, you need to see bloodshot eyes, slurry speech, then you can demand they get out of the car because now you’re investigating a secondary crime, there is no evidence of a secondary crime in this video.”

We reached out to the Nevada Highway Patrol to hear their side. Spokesman Trooper Dave Gibson said after the traffic citation goes through court, the way the traffic stop went will be internally handled. And although the video was posted online last month, Gibson said he did not know when it allegedly happened, but said there is not an investigation at this time.

The video’s poster also claims while she was recording, the other trooper grabbed her, handcuffed her and took her to jail where she also spent two days.


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Caught on Dashcam : Nevada Fatal Shooting – Black Man Hit with Baton, Shot, Killed in Police Car

Dashcam Video Nevada Fatal Shooting – Black Man Hit with Baton, Shot, Killed in Police Car

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Newly released Nevada state trooper dash cam and motorist videos of the moments before the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old man by U.S. Bureau of Land Management officers will be helpful in a federal wrongful death lawsuit related to the slaying, an attorney representing the dead man’s family said Tuesday.

Testimony also revealed during a public airing of evidence Monday that D’Andre Berghardt Jr. twice shrugged off stun gun darts and was hit in the head with a baton before he was shot and killed when he got into the trooper’s cruiser on a state highway near Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

“We’re going to obtain accountability for the Berghardt family. I’m confident of that,” said attorney Jacob Hafter, who represents Berghardt’s mother, Tracy Meadows.

Hafter alleges the federal officers were undertrained, overzealous and enraged that Berghardt didn’t follow their instructions. The federal lawsuit seeks unspecified monetary damages for Meadows and a declaration that the Bureau of Land Management rangers used excessive force and violated Berghardt’s civil rights.

Bureau officials usually don’t comment about cases with lawsuits pending. Agency spokesman Christopher Rose declined Tuesday to comment on Hafter’s allegations.

A Las Vegas police detective who investigated the Feb. 14, 2014, shooting told a hearing officer Monday that the officers who fired feared that Berghardt was reaching for a police assault weapon or could begin driving the idling vehicle, KLAS-TV in Las Vegas reported.

A camera in the Nevada Highway Patrol vehicle shows what authorities said was Berghardt’s hand on the AR-15 in a gun rack, and the dash cam video shows a Bureau of Land Management agent approaching with his handgun drawn seconds before gunfire is heard.

Thirteen shots were fired, and Berghardt was struck seven times, according to testimony. Bullets broke his ribs, pelvis and an arm. The Clark County coroner ruled the shooting a homicide, although the finding does not establish fault.

Earlier, the Nevada state trooper, Lucas Schwarzrock, a five-year department veteran, is seen running to aid the two Bureau of Land Management rangers struggling with Berghardt. Schwarzrock didn’t fire his weapon.

It showed two officers physically preventing Berghardt from entering two vehicles stopped in traffic as the highway patrol officer arrives with his dash cam rolling.
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Law enforcement officers tried to get Berghardt out of the street and started chasing him at one point. However, investigators said Berghardt wouldn’t cooperate with their commands.
Investigators said Berghardt seemed to have superhuman strength. Taser data revealed the 20-year-old was tased at least four times, but it barely affected him.
On the video, you also see Berghardt breaking free before jumping into the vehicle of an NHP trooper. Investigators said the BLM special agent and ranger opened fire on Berghardt when he grabbed the trooper’s high-powered rifle.

What turns up when a police officer punches your name into the computer.

What Do the Cops Have on Me?

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Drew Peterson, the former Bolingbrook, Ill., police sergeant suspected of murdering his third and fourth wives, is now also under investigation forpolice misconduct. New evidence suggests that Peterson used official law-enforcement databases to check up on his fourth wife and her associates before she disappeared. Peterson’s attorney says it was common practice for Bolingbrook police to run checks for friends and family, and to run prank names to alleviate boredom. What can the police learn about you from these database queries?

Your name and aliases; your Social Security number; where you live; when you were born; the color of your skin and eyes; any scars, tattoos, or identifying marks; your height, vision, and gender; what kind of car you drive, whether it’s a stolen vehicle, and your license and plate numbers; your traffic violation history; your local, state, and federal criminal history; and your fingerprints.

Local police gather this information from five main databases. A search of records from the state registration agency (called the “Department of Motor Vehicles” in most places) yields information on your car and to whom it’s registered. There’s another archive of driver’s license records, kept in some states by the DMV and in other states by a separate licensing agency, which has facts on where you live, your driving record, and sometimes a digital copy of your license photo. Outstanding arrest warrants will show up in a third database, and a person’s criminal history can be found in either the local police records or the federally operated National Crime Information Centerdatabase, which culls from local, state, and federal files. (Some police agencies also subscribe to research tools that are available to the general public, like LexisNexis and credit reporting services.)nevada is a police state

Access to the databases works a little differently in every agency. In general, police have unrestricted access to the DMV, driver’s license, and warrant databases, as well as the local police records. In some departments, the information can be obtained via Windows-based graphical user interfaces, while other offices still use DOS-like text interfaces. Either way, it works a lot like searching for a book at the library: Officers click a shortcut on their computer desktop to open a window that will let them search by name, license number, date of birth, or Social Security number, and return all matching records.

Looking up a person’s federal and state criminal history is more complicated, though this also varies from local agency to agency. In some departments, officers can query the NCIC database directly from their office computers or the mobile data computer in their squad car; in others, officers must submit a formal request to their records department and sign a statement saying it’s part of an ongoing investigation—and that the record will be destroyed when the investigation is over.

Got a question about today’s news? Ask the Explainer.

Explainer thanks Maj. Robert Stack of the Lexington Division of Police in Lexington, Ky., and Tim Dees of Officer.com.

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.”

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

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

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

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

Nevada Highway Patrol protests DA DICK GAMMICK

Nevada Highway Patrol protests DA DICK GAMMICK

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

That was error number one.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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.

NHP trooper hurt in Sunday crash sent home from hospital

The Nevada Highway Patrol trooper whose patrol car was hit by two cars in 30 minutes over the weekend is resting comfortably at home, the agency said Monday.

NHP has not identified the 34-year-old man by name.

It happened just before noon Sunday, during the valley’s record-breaking rainfall. NHP said cars were going to fast on a wet southbound U.S. Highway 95 southbound, near Eastern Avenue, when the trooper’s patrol car was hit the first time by a green Honda sedan. He wasn’t in it at the time, and the collision caused only minor damage.

Almost 30 minutes later in the same area, the trooper was in the patrol car when it was struck, NHP said. A southbound, gold Ford 500 hit a blue Toyota Camry before striking the patrol unit and overturning, NHP said.

The back of the patrol car was smashed after the second crash.

The trooper and two women in the Ford 500 were taken to University Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening.

The 34-year-old trooper suffered minor head injuries and was released from the hospital.

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.

Ty Robben protests the FBI cover-up of Carson City and Reno Corruption

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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

Resources

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.]

 

 

Nevada Highway Patrol promoted Susan Aller-Schilling to the rank of major

susan aller shillingThe Nevada Highway Patrol on Thursday promoted Susan Aller-Schilling to the rank of major, making her the first female trooper in NHP history to achieve that rank.

At the same time, it elevated Trooper Bill Murwin to the rank of sergeant.

Aller-Schilling has been with the Department of Public Safety for more than 16 years. She began with Parole and Probation, rising to the rank of lieutenant before transferring to NHP in Las Vegas. She transferred to Carson City in 2008, working in the DPS Director’s office, then moving to Reno as rural commander a year later. This past July, she became Reno operations commander.

As a major, she will be deputy chief of the NHP northern command headquartered in Reno, overseeing more than 2,560 sworn and civilian personnel.

She replaces Brian Sanchez, who was recently promoted to lieutenant colonel of the highway patrol.

Murwin began his career with NHP in 2005 and has worked in Yerington, Fernley and Fallon. As sergeant, he will supervise the Hawthorne and Yerington duty stations.

HIGHWAY ROBBERY – Humboldt County, Nevada Sheriff’s Department deputy Sgt. Lee Dove accused of illegal stops, confiscations on I-80

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In this image released by the Humboldt County, Nev. Sheriff’s Department in September 2013 and posted on their Facebook page, Sgt. Lee Dove poses with K-9 Zyla and $50,000 cash that was seized after a traffic stop for speeding. Dove is accused of stopping travelers on a lonely stretch of U.S. Interstate 80 and confiscating tens of thousands of dollars for the county without bringing charges, according to two federal lawsuits. Two men who were traveling alone through northern Nevada’s high desert last year offer strikingly similar accounts of their stops by Dove near the town of Winnemucca, about 165 miles east of Reno

RENO — A rural Northern Nevada sheriff’s deputy is accused of stopping travelers on a lonely stretch of Interstate 80 and confiscating tens of thousands of dollars for the county without bringing charges, according to two federal lawsuits.

Two men who were traveling alone through the high desert last year offer strikingly similar accounts of their stops by the same Humboldt County deputy near the town of Winnemucca, about 165 miles east of Reno.highway robbery

Neither search produced drugs or an arrest, but in one case Deputy Lee Dove took a briefcase filled with $50,000 and in the other he seized $13,800 and a handgun, according to the lawsuits filed in U.S. District Court in Reno.

Both men said they were told they’d be released with their vehicles only if they forfeited their cash.

“It’s like Jesse James or Black Bart,” said longtime Reno defense lawyer John Ohlson, who filed suit on behalf of Tan Nguyen, 37, of Newport, Calif.

The lawsuits say the cash seizures are part of a pattern of stopping drivers for speeding as a pretext for drug busts, which violates the U.S. Constitution. They maintain Dove, Sheriff Ed Kilgore, Humboldt County and its prosecutors condone the practice of seizing assets regardless of criminal prosecution.

Two Reno lawyers representing the county did not immediately respond to telephone or email messages seeking comment, nor did Kilgore or Dove.

Chief Deputy District Attorney Kevin Pasquale said the district attorney’s office would not discuss the lawsuits. “As a matter of policy, we never comment on pending litigation,” he said.

County officials were not shy in the past about discussing their cash seizures. The day after Nguyen had his money taken, the sheriff issued a news release with a photograph of Dove pictured with a K-9 and $50,000 in seized cash “after a traffic stop for speeding.”

“This cash would have been used to purchase illegal drugs and now will benefit Humboldt County with training and equipment. Great job,” the statement said. Dove’s report said he had the money counted at a bank, then gave it to the district attorney’s office “for asset/seizure/forfeiture.”

Nguyen’s suit said Dove stopped him Sept. 23 for driving 78 mph in a 75 zone in what his lawyers described as a “profile stop” based on suspicion he was transporting drugs in a rental car picked up at the Denver airport.

Dove wrote in his report Nguyen agreed to a search before opening the briefcase with the $50,000 in cash. Nguyen denies that he consented.

Nguyen told Dove he won the money at a casino on the way to visit his cousins in California, according to Dove’s report, but Dove told Nguyen he suspected the money was obtained illegally. Dove reported he smelled marijuana but didn’t find any.

Nguyen was given a written warning for speeding but wasn’t cited.

As a condition of release, Nguyen signed a “property for safekeeping receipt,” which indicated the money was abandoned or seized and not returnable. But the lawsuit says he did so only because Dove threatened to seize his vehicle unless he “got in his car and drove off and forgot this ever happened.”

Winnemucca, with a population of about 8,000, is one of just a few towns spread across a 250-mile stretch of I-80 in Northern Nevada.

Ken Smith, who lives near Denver, tells a similar story about his speeding stop Dec. 16.

“It’s pretty scary to be out in the middle of nowhere on the side of the road and be told all your stuff is going to be taken away,” said attorney Jeff Dickerson, who filed a suit last month on Smith’s behalf.

Dove detained Smith on a warrant for another man named Smith, even though Dove had information showing the wanted Smith was black and had a different birth date, the lawsuit said. Ken Smith is white.

Smith eventually was allowed to leave and signed the waiver surrendering $13,800 and his pistol. Besides emotional distress and humiliation, the lawsuit says he now suffers from “fear of law enforcement” and the loss of his .40 caliber Ruger handgun.

Humboldt County Sheriff Ed Kilgore is named in a lawsuit alleging that he condones the practice of seizing assets taken during traffic stops for speeding. Also named in the suit is Sheriff's Deputy Lee Dove and Humboldt County prosecutors. According to the lawsuit, Deputy Lee Dove took a briefcase filled with $50,000. In another stop he seized $13,800 and a handgun, according to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Reno.

Humboldt County Sheriff Ed Kilgore is named in a lawsuit alleging that he condones the practice of seizing assets taken during traffic stops for speeding. Also named in the suit is Sheriff’s Deputy Lee Dove and Humboldt County prosecutors. According to the lawsuit, Deputy Lee Dove took a briefcase filled with $50,000. In another stop he seized $13,800 and a handgun, according to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Reno.

Kilgore, a gun rights advocate, was in the spotlight last year when he put the Obama administration on notice that he would refuse to enforce any new gun control laws he viewed as unconstitutional.

Dove was at the center of a civil rights fight when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2004 that the deputy acted properly when he arrested a man who refused to provide his name during a domestic dispute investigation.

Kilgore said in a March 2013 news release that in the previous two years, a task force made up of Dove, two other officers and three K-9s seized more than 800 pounds of pot, 2 pounds of meth, 3 ounces of cocaine, a half ounce of heroin, and about $180,000 in cash.

Ohlson acknowledged Nguyen had some “minor problems in the past” with law enforcement.

“But when the car gets stopped, this cop knew nothing about that,” Ohlson said. He declined to elaborate.

Source http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/nevada-deputy-accused-illegal-stops-confiscations-i-80

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NEVADA COUNTY SETTLES SUITS ON I-80 CASH SEIZURES
By SCOTT SONNER

— Mar. 14, 2014 11:06 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A rural Nevada county has settled lawsuits with two men who said a sheriff’s deputy violated their civil rights when they were stopped for speeding on Interstate 80, searched for drugs and forced to forfeit tens of thousands of dollars even though no drugs were found and no charges filed in either case.

The Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office also confirmed in a statement late Friday that it has launched an internal review of the county’s “forfeiture program” but that there is no indication there have been any illegal stops or any wrongdoing on the party of Sheriff Ed Kilgore or his deputies.

Tan Nguyen of Newport, Calif., and Michael Lee of Denver said in lawsuits filed in U.S. District Court in Reno they were stopped last year on U.S. Interstate 80 near Winnemucca about 165 miles east of Reno under the pretext of speeding. They said they were subjected to illegal searches and told they wouldn’t be released with their vehicles unless they forfeited their cash.

The suits accused the same veteran deputy, Lee Dove, of taking a briefcase full of $50,000 in cash from Nguyen after stopping him for exceeding the speed limit by 3 mph in September, and seizing $13,800 and a handgun from Lee during a similar stop in December.

“The case has been settled,” Steve Balkenbush, a Reno attorney representing Humboldt County in the case, told The Associated Press on Friday.

The district attorney’s office said the settlement involved both Nyguen and Lee but not disclose how much money was involved. Nguyen’s lawyer told a Reno television station Friday he received a check for the full $50,000 seized as well as $10,000 in attorney fees.

“He wasn’t charged with anything. He had no drugs in his car. The pretext for stopping him was he was doing 78 in a 75,” John Ohlson told KRNV-TV.

“It’s like Jesse James or Black Bart,” he told AP in an interview last week.

Lee’s Reno lawyer, Jeff Dickerson, did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

The district attorney’s statement said both men were stopped legally and that “every asset that was seized pursuant to those stops was lawfully seized.” But it acknowledged the resolution of their claims didn’t receive priority in the district attorney’s office because of staff shortages.

“The cases involved Mr. Nguyen and Mr. Lee raised procedural issues in the District Attorney’s Office and those issues are being addressed by a review of every submitted case,” the statement said.

It said media reports about the lawsuits had “unfairly criticized” the sheriff’s office, which “was acting in accordance with the law as they understood it and was not responsible for any procedural defects following their seizure of the assets.”

“One thing is certain, even prior to the completion of the review by the District Attorney’s Office, is that the seized assets were not utilized unlawfully,” the DA’s office said. “Following completion of this review, a full accounting of those assets will be available for review.”

The lawsuits claimed the cash seizures were part of a pattern of stopping drivers for speeding as a pretext for drug busts in violation of the Constitution.

Nguyen was given a written warning for speeding but wasn’t cited. As a condition of release, he signed a “property for safekeeping receipt,” which indicated the money was abandoned or seized and not returnable. But the lawsuit says he did so only because Dove threatened to seize his vehicle unless he “got in his car and drove off and forgot this ever happened.”

The day after Nguyen had his money taken, the sheriff issued a news release with a photograph of Dove pictured with a K-9 and $50,000 in seized cash “after a traffic stop for speeding.”

“This cash would have been used to purchase illegal drugs and now will benefit Humboldt County with training and equipment. Great job,” the statement said.

source: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/nevada-county-settles-suits-i-80-cash-seizures

 

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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

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

Dick Gammick agrees with Mike Weston, the NHP edited dash cam video and Mr. Weston’s case should be vacated – Is Judge Scott Pearson obstructing justice?

DA Dick Gammick

DA Dick Gammick

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.

JP Scott Pearson "Obstruction of Justice"

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 1Report 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

Nevada Highway Patrol Corruption

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 

The Supreme Court held that withholding exculpatory evidence violates due process “where the evidence is material either to guilt or to punishment”; and the court determined that under Maryland state law the withheld evidence could not have exculpated the defendant but was material to the level of punishment he would be given. Hence the Maryland Court of Appeals’ ruling was affirmed.

John Helzer Assistant Washoe DA

John Helzer Assistant Washoe DA

Deleting portions of a video and leaving a time stamp to reflect such was done is not misconduct, let alone fraud.” (Emphasis added).

[t]he State would not oppose the sealing of defendant’s record. Thus, if the relief granted is limited to that requested by the defendant, namely vacating his conviction and retuning fines and fees paid by the defendant without findings of fact or conclusions of law, the State would not oppose such relief.”

Nevada Highway Patrol protests DA DICK GAMMICK

Nevada Highway Patrol protests DA DICK GAMMICK

Dick Gammick is a Disaster – Roger Whomes on Sam Shad Nevada Newsmakers

Washoe DA Dick Gammick is a wannabe cop who illegally pulls people over acting under the color of law impersonating a  peace officer.

Dick Gammick’s former daughter-in-law discusses how Gammick treated her when she sought court ordered child support from her ex-husband, Gammick’s son. Rebecca says Dick Gammick threatened her

Nevada Highway Patrol protests DA DICK GAMMICK

Nevada Highway Patrol protests DA DICK GAMMICK

Nevada Highway Patrol protests

Nevada Highway Patrol protests

Nevada Highway Patrol protests

Nevada Highway Patrol protests

Nevada Highway Patrol protests

Nevada Highway Patrol protests

DA DICK GAMMICK AND NEVADA GOVERNOR BRIAN SANDOVAL

DA DICK GAMMICK AND NEVADA GOVERNOR BRIAN SANDOVAL

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DICK GAMMICK protest

DICK GAMMICK

DICK GAMMICK

Nevada Highway Patrol protests DA DICK GAMMICK AND AG MASTO

Nevada Highway Patrol protests DA DICK GAMMICK AND AG MASTO

To read the history, see our earlier story : https://nevadastatepersonnelwatch.wordpress.com/2012/07/25/july-2012-updates-continued-mike-weston-story-nhp-now-admits-to-editing-dash-cam-audiovideo

Brian Sandoval letter

Brian Sandoval letter

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Nevada Highway Patrol, City Settle Beating Case

Mike’s case is like the LA dash cam incident where Police were caught by Their Own Dash Cam Framing Citizens For Another Cop’s Crimes

This is the original website for Mike Weston’s case created back in 2005

NEVADA LICENSED CRIMINALS

                  Nevada is a major example of the culture of corruption which plagues America.

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NOTE: The Government seems to be blocking the NevadaLicensedCriminals.com site and we’re trying to fix the censorship.

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The old Washoe County Courthouse in Reno where the Constitution and due process are commonly violated.

Wake up, America!

Dick Gammick protest

Dick Gammick protest


Sweeping legislation is needed to get tough with corrupt judges, politicians,
lawyers, and cops. The death penalty would be just and appropriate.
Persons who abuse public powers must be held accountable.
Let us declare war on corruption and do whatever it takes.
Our worst enemy is run-amok government.
~ Guy Felton, Publisher

Nevada Highway Patrol

Nevada Highway Patrol

Nevada Highway Patrol

Nevada Highway Patrol

Nevada Highway Patrol

Nevada Highway Patrol

Nevada Highway Patrol

Nevada Highway Patrol

Have YOU been victimized by Nevada’s corrupt legal system?


Mike Weston has and he’s fighting back!

On June 19, 2005, Weston was run off Interstate 80 near the Keystone exit in Reno by two vehicles traveling at extremely high speed. When he returned to the road, he soon came upon a Nevada Highway Patrol cruiser on the shoulder of the highway. Its driver, Officer Edward Bowers, had stopped a large pickup truck and was in process of issuing a citation to the truck’s driver.

Weston stopped his car behind the trooper’s cruiser.

After waiting at least three minutes to observe the officer’s situation and to determine that the officer was not engaged in a threatening scenario, Weston approached Bowers to report that he had just been run off the road by two reckless drivers who posed a clear and present danger to other vehicles. Significant dialogue discussed during this exchange is not included in an audio-video tape as played during Weston’s trial; this proves that evidence was altered to undermine truth. The tape was shot by a camera onboard the NHP cruiser. 

Moments later, Bowers recognized Weston as a person who had previously criticized him. Bowers’ focus shifted to Weston being a critic and he, Bowers, indicated no concern with Weston’s close avoidance of what might have been a fatal accident ~ nor with the clear and present danger to other vehicles posed by the two speeding vehicles Weston reported to him.

Without issuing a warning to Weston, as mandated by law, Bowers issued a citation to Weston for “obstructing and delaying a peace officer”. The audio-video tape mentioned above proves that Bowers did not issue a warning as required by law. Weston was fully cooperative with Bowers; the tape documents this.

On August 19, 2005, Weston found himself in a kangaroo court with “Judge” Fidel Salcedo presiding. During this scenario Weston was victimized by editing of the audio-video tape, complete with a doctored timestamp, and by Officer Bowers lying under oath (perjury).

Weston is now requesting a new hearing. See below >>>>>>


Publishers comment: Mr. Weston has been and continues to be harassed by police officers with clear intent to intimidate him so that he will terminate his contacting government officials to report crimes committed against himself. When public employees authorized to carry lethal weapons feel themselves free to abuse their delegated powers to silence critics by intimidation or worse, a totally unacceptable situation is created. Peace officers who act as thugs against their employers should be tried for treason and, if convicted, executed.

This publisher has suggested to Mr. Weston that he begin keeping a log of any incident involving any action by any member of any law enforcement entity ~ including the corrupt FBI ~ which he, Weston, deems inappropriate. The same for any possible surrogate of any member of any law enforcement entity. If known, names of involved public employees or surrogates will be listed on this website and also reported by letter to the President of the United States.  

As of November 14, 2011, Weston has 31 entries in his log of inappropriate actions taken against him by law enforcement officers. He has installed two video cameras in his car (facing front and rear) to document future incidents of harassment. Future incidents will be put on YouTube ~ with comments including names of rogue law officers.)

If any other Nevada citizen would like to report improper conduct on the part of any law enforcement officer, please send a BRIEF message to this publisher by email. Be sure to include your home phone number and suggest a time to call.

There is no doubt, whatsoever, that a citizens’ review board is needed in Washoe County to deal with public employees who should not be.

                                                                                 ~ Guy Felton

State of Nevada v. Michael Weston, Case RCV 2005-023211
File: Michael Weston, 5-15-08

GROUNDS JUSTIFYING REQUEST FOR NEW HEARING 

Suppression of evidence

Tampered evidence

Perjury ~ false statements

Clerk “Robin” denied Weston’s right to appeal when she told him at the last moment that he needed an affidavit.

Time code was altered on the Nevada Highway Patrol audio-video tape.

Court/NHP did not permit Weston to review said audio-video tape before his day in court (August 19, 2005).

Judge Salcedo denied Weston’s right to enter a relevant complaint letter and relevant response letter from Senator Harry Reid regarding an earlier complaint against the NHP.

Only 3 minutes of the NHP audio-video tape were shown in court out of a total time of 22 minutes.

Weston was forced by Bowers to restage a verbal exchange in front of the NHP cruiser’s camera. The restage was substituted on the “official” tape in place of the original exchange!

Weston’s car was searched without his permission by NHP officers and he, Weston, was ordered to not observe this search.

Bowers’ audio-video tape and the court transcript were both altered after Weston contacted Nevada Public Safety about discrepancies in the audio-video tape played during Weston’s day in court. Withheld evidence was crucial to proving Weston’s innocence regarding any wrong-doing.

During Bowers’ testimony in court, he stated, under oath, that Weston came up to him and said, “Excuse me, excuse me, I want to talk to you about SUVs and pickups.” This statement is not depicted on the audio-video tape as Bowers claimed when Weston first approached him.

The Court refused to give a copy of the NHP’s audio-video tape to Weston for his review and evaluation until after the deadline for filing an appeal.

The Court outright lied to Weston regarding the procedure for obtaining a transcript of his day in court. This to frustrate Weston’s procuring said transcript.

“Kelly” at the District Attorney’s Office informed Weston that evidence had been destroyed and then changed her story to say she didn’t know who had custody of said evidence. Weston was later permitted to obtain a copy of the evidence (audio-video tape) after the appeal period expired.

The audio-video tape documents that Sergeant Kinard (Bowers’ immediate supervisor) asked Bowers, “Did you tell him to hold off (i.e., give Weston due warning)?” Bowers replied, “Yes, I did.” Kinard then asked Bowers, “Did Weston do anything else wrong?” Bowers answered, “No.” Bowers, in fact, never gave due warning to Weston.

During the Court proceeding, there was no discussion regarding Weston having been (or not having been) given due notice before he was cited as required by law. Weston was not given due notice at the time of the subject incident.

The Prosecutor asked Bowers if the audio-video tape shown in Court depicted the true events that transpired. Bowers answered, “Yes.” Bowers lied in that the tape had been edited ~ not only for time, but also to leave out crucial evidence in Weston’s favor.

Judge Salcedo ignored Weston’s reporting to him that Court Clerk “Robin” did not permit him to file appeal papers which Weston attempted to submit in a timely manner.

While pursuing his case, Weston was harassed and stopped on the road a total of 6 times by NHP officers for ridiculous and fraudulent reasons.

Third-party hearsay evidence against Weston was used by the Prosecutor during her closing argument.

The Department of Public Safety made 2 trips to the evidence room on the 9th and 15th of December 2005 to retrieve and return the Weston audio-video tape. This was before Weston was permitted to copy the tape. Who did what with the tape before permitting Weston’s close evaluation of it?

Weston was made to feel that pursuing justice in his case was discouraged by Court officials and that the NHP would maliciously retaliate against him should he persist in doing so.

If Weston is denied fair review of his maltreatment by the Court and the NHP, he will be forced to pursue related litigation in federal court and also sue for heavy punitive damages in the amount of one million dollars.

Copies:
FBI (Read their “We don’t give a damn” reply below.)
Senator Harry Reid & other federal officials 

THE FBI IS PART OF THE

PROBLEM!
BELOW IS A REPLY LETTER TO WESTON FROM
AGENTS STEVEN M. MARTINEZ & MICHAEL A. WEST.

June 2, 2008

Dear Mr. Weston:

RE: Complaint against Edward Bowers

The FBI has reviewed your complaint of May 20, 2008, wherein you allege you have been the victim of a civil rights violation. Based on the review of your complaint information, no investigation will be initiated.

Enclosed with this letter please find the following items you provided to our office on May 23, 2008:

One VHS tape containing the video of Trooper Bowers dashboard camera depicting the incident; one DVD containing the audio from Reno Justice Court depicting the bench trial for Weston’s citation; one copy of the bench trial transcript; one copy of the letter from Office of Professional Responsibility (DPS); one copy of the letter to George Togliatti; one copy of Weston’s appeal letter; one copy of the ACLU complaint form; one copy of NRS 197.190; one copy of letter to the Nevada Commission of Judicial Discipline; one copy of of a response letter from the Commission of Judicial Discipline; one copy of a response letter from Senator Harry Reid; one copy of a newspaper article; and one copy of a sheet of paper with Nevada State Crimes. ###

Publisher’s comment: Martinez and West are asked to explain why they refer above to evidence tampering, perjury, and judicial fraud as “a civil rights violation”. Such willful mischaracterization of the felony crimes committed against Weston amounts to fraud, misprision of fraud, and obstruction of justice.

Also, the above letter fails to acknowledge receipt by the Reno FBI office of three documents submitted as evidence by Weston in addition to the items noted. These three documents were not returned to Weston; one is a printout of the altered times shown on the audio-visual tape:

               TIME STAMP IRREGULARITIES DISPLAYED ON ORIGINAL TAPE

Hour 5
Minute 11 Incident begins
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Hour 4
Minute 59 40 seconds
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Minute 41 Incident ends


Weston’s criminal and conspiratorial treatment by Nevada and federal employees will be brought to the attention of the Nevada Supreme Court, all members of the state legislature, and all members of Nevada’s congressional delegation.


Google “Abuses by the Federal Bureau of Investigation”
Think our national police force can be trusted? Truth is, it has a record of running amok.
We need a national referendum to abolish the FBI. Police powers should only be
entrusted to persons having sterling integrity and a sense of mission.


Nevada State Personnel Watch gets over 10,000 hits worldwide

Our little Nevada ANTI-Corruption website has taken off and we’re celebrating our success with more updates and future demonstrations to promote the movement. We simply started the ANTI-Corruption movement as a grassroots effort with one cardboard sign and a cause to stand up to the corruption and relation in Nevada that has affected us personally.  We networked with other people who were also victims of Nevada’s web-of-corruption. See our stories – Mike Weston (Mike’s LawlessAmerica story) – Tonja BrownTy Robben (Lawless America video being produced and coming soon to expose the demonic rampant wholesale corruption in Nevada). Then there was the a new issue and cover-up by State of Nevada officials explained by Reno, NV KRNV mynews4.com NEWS. For now, please see our 2012 ANTI-Corruption Summer 2012 video.

https://nevadastatepersonnelwatch.wordpress.com

We made professional signs and a one-of-a-kind 150 long X 4 foot tall CRIME SCENE BANNER and protested in front of the Nevada State Capitol buildings in the spring and summer of 2012.  Stay tuned as NV ANTI-Corruption adapts to our new version 2.0 round of protesting and exposing corruption in Nevada. We’re also covering other Nevada, U.S. and world issues on this website to attract a wider audience to broader issues covered by Infowars, Lawless America  and others. To all united against tyranny and treason, we salute you.

Nevada ANTI-Corruption you-tube videos

NV ANTI corruption videos

Our youtube videos have also gone viral with over 50,000 hits and we’re in Lawless America the movie. Thank you for your support and please keep coming back to the NevadaStatePersonnelWATCH.wordpress.com website.

 

 

 

 

Sundance Film festival 2013 Lawless America

Sundance Film festival 2013 Lawless America

Are you aware some how Bill Windsor in all his splendor has the Lawless America the Movie Promos tied into the 2013 Sundance Film Festival? 

View here Sundance Film FestivalSUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL VIDEOS.

 

 

 

Guy Felton's youtube channel

Guy Felton’s youtube channel

Please see our friend Guy Felton’s youtube “Nevadagate” series on Nevada Corruption with links posted below in this posting. Guy has put together about 10 videos explaining his perspective on the rampant, wholesale corruption in Nevada.  Topics include Judicial Corruption, Government Corruption to include AG Masto, Gov. Sandoval and much more.  Guy goes wide and deep into the issues and calls out these corrupt and criminal politicians.

Guy Felton’s youtube “Nevadagate” series on Nevada Corruption
Nevada government is permeated with a culture of corruption. Members of the state legislature meet for only 4 months every other year. This does not permit anything close to proper administration of the public affairs of Nevada’s 2.7-million residents.  Members of the upcoming 2013 legislative session are asked to answer tough-but-fair questions which might force changes for the better.
Part 2 of at least 3 intended parts

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

Nevada Highway Patrol Corruption

Nevada Highway Patrol Corruption

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

 

 

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

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Nevada government admits to gangstalking ANTI-Corruption movement

Furthermore, Ms. Martinovich indicated the Nevada Attorney General (“NAG”) office is stalking Mr. Robben! On Page 2 line 12-13 Ms. Martinovich writes  “Robben is the individual who has been under review by the NHP and the Nevada Attorney General [NAG MASTO] office”.

There are very strange things happening to the people who speak out about corruption in Nevada. Government gangstalking.  This includes being followed and watched under surveillance including wiretaps, bugs and planting tracking devices on the cars of the individuals under review by the NHP and AG. Under cover agents peering through the windows brandishing firearms.

This is all very real and very scary and very real.  Remember the movie called Enemy of the State?

Gang Stalking. Closing The Gap

Ok for those who still do not think that Gang Stalking is real, read this book, and then tell me if you still feel this way.

[link to gangstalkingworld.com]

Black Cover
[link to www.amazon.com]

White Cover
[link to www.amazon.com]

Are you being followed around by groups of people that you don’t know? Strange occurrences? Losing jobs, having to move, and a whole lot of bad luck that just can’t be explained? Feeling as if you are being watched? Under surveillance?

Closing the Gap takes a deeper look in how laws are being perverted to blacklist and target innocent people and put them on notification lists, once listed, the persons life slowly starts to fall apart.

Complaint after complaint about groups of strangers following and stalking go unheard. Harassment by strangers in the community goes ignored by authorities, and an innocent persons life starts to fall apart and they never know why.

Rumours and gossip follows. Friends, family and those around the target start to think maybe the person is having a mental breakdown, but in reality it’s just the start of an unimaginable nightmare, that can continue for years to come.

Closing The Gap takes a deeper look into the Gang Stalking phenomenon and how community notification programs are being used and abused to destroy the lives of innocent citizens. These programs are being used to create a system of state control and conformity.

The citizens of democratic countries have been mobilized as weapons for the state. They are being used as a clearing house for those who the state see as unfit, and undesirable. The state in every community, workplace, and most families have created a disturbing, interconnected system of surveillance, and control.

Once targeted, the person in question is blacklisted. Then those around the target are categorically enlisted into the states monitoring, supervision, and annexing of the target.

There are some slightly dated obscure websites the discuss this gang-stalking and State sponsored terrorismReno Gang Stalkers is interesting and leads us to http://www.freewebs.com/criminalcomplaints/

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ANTI-Corruption contact info and FAQ

Click here for the Proposed legislation being presented to Nevada — Word File— PDF File

Email us at: Nevadawatchdog@rocketmail.com

Main Nevada ANTI-Corruption website: https://nevadastatepersonnelwatch.wordpress.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/NevadaWatchDog

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/stumpjumpnty/videos

News coverage:

KOLO part 1 http://youtu.be/-lN4YWCZMrc?t=15m41s

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

KOLO part 2 http://youtu.be/-lN4YWCZMrc?t=12m34s

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

Nevada Appeal:

http://www.nevadaappeal.com/article/20120429/NEWS/120429789&parentprofile=search

Protesters create giant ‘crime scene’ in front of AG’s office
Sunday, April 29, 2012
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

NBC / KRNV

http://youtu.be/-lN4YWCZMrc?t=23m23s

AG and Carson City Court (Judge James E. Wilson) caught in backdating scandal

NBC KRNV news cover Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Cortez Masto backdating scandal
NBC KRNV news cover Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Cortez Masto backdating scandal

Las Vegas Review Journal

http://www.lvrj.com/news/taxation-department-losing-tens-of-millions-of-dollars-a-year-ex-employees-say-139331338.html?login=y

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

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

Las Vegas SUN

http://www.lasvegassun.com/community/press-releases/449/

Las Vegas SUN coverage of ANTI-CURRPTION protest against Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto
Las Vegas SUN coverage of ANTI-CURRPTION protest against Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto

Carson NOW

http://carsonnow.org/reader-content/04/03/2012/protest-front-attorney-general-catherine-cortez-mastos-carson-city-office

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

http://carsonnow.org/reader-content/04/28/2012/kolo8-news-covers-crime-scene-flash-mob-protest-front-nv-ag-catherine-cort

Protesters rallied with a 4 foot by 150 foot long “CRIME SCENE” banner!

Protesters each have their individual complaints against the Attorney General, NDOC, NHP, the Governor and Reno DA Dick Gammick.

Individual complaints include backdated court filings, withholding evidence, Brady violations, computer problems in NDOC adding false charges to inmates records and deleting “good behavior” credits. Other people complain about being harassed by NHP (pulled over 40+ times) after reporting icy road conditions.

Nevada was recently given a D- grade in transparency and is a top State in the union for CORRUPTION. Essentially a “State of Corruption”.

Protesters are planning to continue these demonstrations in the weeks and months ahead now that the weather is nice and more victimized citizens are learning about the movement.

CNN

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

FAQ:

Click here for the Proposed legislation being presented to Nevada — Word File— PDF File

Q- What the hell is this protest all about?

A- In 2012, Nevada received a D- grade making it one of the worst States in the union for CORRUPTION and Judicial Corruption. Local Nevada citizens in Carson City and Reno networked and joined forces using the Internet and social media and old fashion methods to create a collision.  They were inspired to protest and created the Nevada ANTI-Corruption movement. One of the fellas involved in the protest is a professional sign maker who fabricated a massive 140 foot long, 4 foot tall one-of-a-kind CRIME SCENE banner.  The banner is unique and has commanded the attention of anyone who sees it as well as local, national and world-wide media attention. The other protest signs are also large and unique targeting specific issues and general anti-corruption messages.

The Nevada ANTI-Corruption movement is working and we are having success for individual causes and bringing public attention to the Rampant Wholesale Corruption here in Nevada. We will report news and information on out main website https://nevadastatepersonnelwatch.wordpress.com

We encourage people to watch out youtube videos at http://www.youtube.com/user/stumpjumpnty/videos

Once you become familiar with what we are doing, please contact us at Nevadawatchdog@rocketmail.com

We are starting to regularly hold demonstrations in Carson City Nevada at the State Capital in front of the Attorney Generals office which is directly across from the Governor’s office on the main street and Musser St.

We will also hold demonstrations at other locations such as the Reno AG office, area courts (Reno, Carson, other) and pinpoint protests at Nevada Department of Taxation offices in Nevada and other State agencies as required. We may expand protests to Las Vegas and bring the CRIME SCENE banner to rural areas of Nevada too. All this brings attention to the judicial corruption happening in Nevada and the rest of the country.

Nevada ANTI-Corruption & Lawless America join forces to gain Nation Nevada ANTI-Corruption & Lawless America join forces to gain Nation Attention to Rampant, Wholesale Judicial Corruption in America.

Kids for Ca$h, Penn State and Nevada’s D- grade are all recent scandals we’ve heard about in the news. There are thousands and tens of thousands we have not heard of.

Corruption is running rampant in America and it is getting worse. Please check out a recent update from Bill Windsor from Lawless America on the Internet talkshow called ‘Talkshoe’ at www.Talkshoe.com

Here is the direct link to the profound information: http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-115884/TS-646174.mp3

Listen to time-stamp 57:15 to learn about how to sue the State courts if Federal court using something called section 1983.  This “section 1983” is Constitution law and is used for civil rights cases like excessive police force, discrimination, retaliation and other State abuses of power.

legal info:

I, NevadaWatchDOG, am not an attorney.  This website expresses my OPINIONS.   The comments of visitors or guest authors to the website are their opinions and do not therefore reflect my opinions.  Anyone mentioned by name in any article is welcome to file a response.   This website does not provide legal advice.  I do not give legal advice.  I do not practice law.  This website is to expose government corruption, law enforcement corruption, political corruption, and judicial corruption.  Whatever this website says about the law is presented in the context of how I or others perceive the applicability of the law to a set of circumstances if I (or some other author) was in the circumstances under the conditions discussed.  Despite my concerns about lawyers in general, I suggest that anyone with legal questions consult an attorney for an answer, particularly after reading anything on this website.  The law is a gray area at best.

These Know Your Rights materials are informational resources only and are not legal advice. For legal advice, to ask about your rights in specific situations, or if you believe that your rights have been violated and wish to pursue a private action or other possible avenues, please contact a private attorney. [ACLU NV]

THE FIRST AMENDMENT

The First Amendment and Police Encounters [PDF]
Know Your Rights: Demonstrations and Protests [PDF]

;) New mini NAG MASTO signs to placed all around the protest zone(s)

😉 New mini NAG MASTO signs to placed all around the protest zone(s)

NV ANTI CORRUPTION scrap book Catherine Cortez Masto and Brian Sandoval

NV ANTI CORRUPTION scrap book Catherine Cortez Masto and Brian Sandoval

New, bigger and improved NAG Catherine Cortez Masto protest sign

New, bigger and improved NAG Catherine Cortez Masto protest sign

July 2012 updates continued – Mike Weston story – NHP now admits to editing dash cam audio/video

The Nevada ANTI-Corruption movement continues.  We are starting to have success and we’re seeing positive results of our efforts.  In June 2012, Mike Weston filed a Motion to Vacate his wrongful conviction of obstruction/delay based on NJCRCP 60 (b) fraud. As of July 2012, the State of Nevada via Reno/Washoe District Attorney Dick Gammick now admits the Nevada Highway Patrol dash-cam audio/video was in fact edited as Mike Weston has been complaining about. However, they claim it is not misconduct or fraud. The State missed its filing deadline and filed a late answer that basically concedes to Mike Weston’s requested relief of vacating the conviction, expunging his record and reimbursement of fines, fees, costs, etc.

A decision is expected soon by the Reno Justice Court Judge Patricia Lynch.  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 

The Supreme Court held that withholding exculpatory evidence violates due process “where the evidence is material either to guilt or to punishment”; and the court determined that under Maryland state law the withheld evidence could not have exculpated the defendant but was material to the level of punishment he would be given. Hence the Maryland Court of Appeals’ ruling was affirmed.

Deleting portions of a video and leaving a time stamp to reflect such was done is not misconduct, let alone fraud.” (Emphasis added).

[t]he State would not oppose the sealing of defendant’s record. Thus, if the relief granted is limited to that requested by the defendant, namely vacating his conviction and retuning fines and fees paid by the defendant without findings of fact or conclusions of law, the State would not oppose such relief.” (Emphasis added).

Nevada Highway Patrol protests DA DICK GAMMICK

Nevada Highway Patrol protests DA DICK GAMMICK

Nevada Highway Patrol protests DA DICK GAMMICK

Nevada Highway Patrol protests DA DICK GAMMICK

Nevada Highway Patrol protests

Nevada Highway Patrol protests

Nevada Highway Patrol protests

Nevada Highway Patrol protests

Nevada Highway Patrol protests

Nevada Highway Patrol protests

DA DICK GAMMICK AND NEVADA GOVERNOR BRIAN SANDOVAL

DA DICK GAMMICK AND NEVADA GOVERNOR BRIAN SANDOVAL

DICK GAMMICK

DICK GAMMICK

DICK GAMMICK

DICK GAMMICK

Nevada Highway Patrol protests DA DICK GAMMICK AND AG MASTO

Nevada Highway Patrol protests DA DICK GAMMICK AND AG MASTO

Reno DA Dick Gammick ANTI-CORRUPTION protest

Reno DA Dick Gammick ANTI-CORRUPTION protest

Nevada Highway Patrol corruption, evidence tampering & retaliation – The Mike Weston story

 

 

For more information see http://NevadaLicensedCriminals.com 
On June 19, 2005, Weston was run off Interstate 80 near the Keystone exit in Reno by two vehicles traveling at extremely high speed. When he returned to the road, he soon came upon a Nevada Highway Patrol cruiser on the shoulder of the highway. Its driver, Officer Edward Bowers, had stopped a large pickup truck and was in process of issuing a citation to the truck’s driver.

Weston stopped his car behind the trooper’s cruiser.

After waiting at least three minutes to observe the officer’s situation and to determine that the officer was not engaged in a threatening scenario, Weston approached Bowers to report that he had just been run off the road by two reckless drivers who posed a clear and present danger to other vehicles. Significant dialogue discussed during this exchange is not included in an audio-video tape as played during Weston’s trial; this proves that evidence was altered to undermine truth. The tape was shot by a camera onboard the NHP cruiser. 

Moments later, Bowers recognized Weston as a person who had previously criticized him. Bowers’ focus shifted to Weston being a critic and he, Bowers, indicated no concern with Weston’s close avoidance of what might have been a fatal accident ~ nor with the clear and present danger to other vehicles posed by the two speeding vehicles Weston reported to him.

Without issuing a warning to Weston, as mandated by law, Bowers issued a citation to Weston for “obstructing and delaying a peace officer”. The audio-video tape mentioned above proves that Bowers did not issue a warning as required by law. Weston was fully cooperative with Bowers; the tape documents this.

On August 19, 2005, Weston found himself in a kangaroo court with “Judge” Fidel Salcedo presiding. During this scenario Weston was victimized by editing of the audio-video tape, complete with a doctored timestamp, and by Officer Bowers lying under oath (perjury). TIME STAMP IRREGULARITIES DISPLAYED ON ORIGINAL TAPE

Hour 5

Minute 11 Incident begins
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Hour 4
Minute 59 40 seconds
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Minute 59 Displays again / 40 seconds / Different content
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Minute 41 Incident ends

An open video part 2 to Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval – STOP the fraud and corruption destroying Nevada

CSI: Carson City, An ANTI-Corruption open letter/video to NV Governor Brian Sandoval about the fraud and corruption destroying Nevada by Guy Felton. Recorded May 25, 2012.

An open letter to Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto and Brian Sandoval.

An open letter to Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto and Brian Sandoval.

“We have the power to demonstrate to the people of Nevadathat honest, civil, and responsive government is alive and well inCarson City.” Governor Brian Sandoval from the State of the Union Address 2011.

The active Anti-Corruption campaign, protest, and movement is a peaceful demonstration ofNevada citizens who have been victimized byNevada government corruption.

The campaign is focused on judicial/legal corruption committed by the Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto’s office and her rogue Deputy Attorney General’s that carry on a pattern of illegal conduct.

The campaign is asking Ms. Cortez Masto, Governor Brian Sandoval and the legislature to work together and resolve the people’s grievances, end the corruption and use this opportunity as a catalyst to moveNevadafrom one of the most corrupt States in the union (D-) to a State that is graded A+ for transparency, anti-corruption laws, and whistle-blower protection.

We have assured Nevada Public Safety that the campaign will operate by the 1st amendment of the US Constitution’s right to free speech i.e. protesting.  We won’t take it to the levels of rock star Ted Nugent’s recent speech but we’re going to push the envelope to the point we’re calling out the politicians on their fraud, corruption and knowingly doing nothing to stop the corruption and thus supporting it.

We’re not a danger to anyone’s safety – only their political careers, public image and/or any legal action that they be subject to.  See Rod Blagojevich.

This Anti-Corruption movement is truly a grass roots cause.  Each person participating has their own story of corruption that’s affected them personally.  Some people have paid dearly like Tonja Brown who’s brother died in prison for a crime he did not commit.  Other people have had their careers and livelihoods destroyed by the corruption and retaliation. This is very, very serious and the movement will continued to grow as more people come forward with their stories of corruption and the desire to protest and make the needed changes happen here inNevada.

This is the moment in time when both Ms. Cortez Masto and Mr. Sandoval can truly rise to the occasion and do the right things.  Please do the right thing and meet and listen to us.  Most of the issues could be resolved quickly and easily and little cost/liability to the State ofNevada.  Changes could be implemented to accomplish better transparency and anti-corruption laws and accountability for existing laws. People’s lives can be made whole and closure can be made for the sins of the past.  Please helpNevada become a leader in fighting corruption and rise from a D- (F in transparency) to an A+ in anti-corruptibility.

On the other hand Ms. Cortez Masto and Mr. Sandoval, you can do nothing and thus support the corruption.  The protests could grow larger and travel to other parts of the State to promote our Anti-Corruption movement.

The 4 foot tall 150 foot long CRIME SCENE banner is attracting attention. See KOLO News video here: http://youtu.be/gbk0rKPnbfs and Nevada Appeal here: http://www.nevadaappeal.com/article/20120429/NEWS/120429789&parentprofile=search

The media has published stories about my personal plight.  NBC/KRNV TV NEWS did this story on the judicial backdating: http://youtu.be/O-K9Hhx47LQ

LVRJ did this very interesting story:http://www.lvrj.com/news/taxation-department-losing-tens-of-millions-of-dollars-a-year-ex-employees-say-139331338.html

Other advocates have complained about bribery in the State Personnel Hearing Officer system by Hearing Office Bill Kockenmeister.  The evidence is compelling and there is no denial a bribe from Mr. Kockenmeister to Glenn Marr occurred.

Please see these videos:

Glenn Marr at Personnel Commission Meeting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5L7SaPtSKo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEq7_uGKm_g

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBqDp9h4mbY&feature=relmfu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfOxujDO96I

One of my fellow advocates is Tonja Brown who lost her brother because of withheld exculpatory evidence  (Brady v. Maryland) by the AG’s office.  More on that here http://www.justicefornolanklein.net/

Ms. Brown also disclosed the “computer glitch” in DOC that is adding false charges to inmates records and deleted good behavior credits.  That story is here: http://www.mynews4.com/news/story/State-Panel-Wants-Answers-about-Prison-Comp…

Here’s Mike’s issue with edited audio/video related to NHP: http:// http://nevadalicensedcriminals.com/

And finally, here’s a good video that explains things:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2zfx3E4uyU&feature=my_favorites&list=FLsAkMGpIir6b3uJHdWzW3mA

Conclusion:

Ms. Cortez Masto and Mr. Sandoval Please do the right thing and meet and listen to us.  The corruption is bleeding the Taxpayers. People’s lives can be made whole and closure can be made for the sins of the past.  Please help Nevada become a leader in fighting corruption and rise from a D- (F in transparency) to an A+ in anti-corruptibility. We believe we’re on common ground with Mr. Sandoval who has stated he wants’ better transparency and “We have the power to demonstrate to the people of Nevada that honest, civil, and responsive government is alive and well in Carson City.” Governor Brian Sandoval from the State of the Union Address 2011.

Thank you,

-Ty Robben