The motorcyclist and the pickup driver at the center of a viral “road rage” video filmed in Henderson last weekend filed conflicting reports with Henderson police, officials said Wednesday.

The motorcyclist and the pickup driver at the center of a viral “road rage” video filmed in Henderson last weekend filed conflicting reports with Henderson police, officials said Wednesday.

The video was taken Saturday, and shows a group of motorcyclists riding together before a man driving a red Chevrolet Silverado truck flipped them off. When the motorcyclist confronted the truck driver at a red light, the driver pulled a gun on the motorcyclist.

The camera that captured the moment was strapped to the motorcyclist’s helmet. As of Wednesday afternoon, the 3½-minute video had garnered more than a million views on YouTube.

“What did I do?” the motorcyclist can be heard saying after noticing that the driver flipped him off.

At the red light, the motorcyclist swerves around to the passenger side of the truck, knocking on the window a few times.

“Why are you guys flippin’ me off? I didn’t do nothing,” the motorcyclist says in a relaxed tone just as the driver opts to roll down the passenger window. That’s when the driver whips a gun out from his center console, aims it at the motorcyclist and shouts back.

In response, the motorcyclist says “Take it easy man. I ain’t doin’ nothing.”

Since it was posted, the video’s description section now reads: “YES I ADMIT I WAS IN THE WRONG FOR GOING UP TO THE WINDOW. YES THIS HAS BEEN REPORTED TO THE POLICE. I ALSO WANT TO POINT OUT THAT I HAVE BEEN CLEARED BY THE POLICE FOR ANY WRONG DOING.”

The motorcyclist filed his police report Sunday — the day after the incident, said Michelle French, Henderson police spokeswoman.

“We were able to track down the pickup driver,” she said — the license plate was clearly visible in the video. “He came in and filed a (conflicting) police report Monday.”

French said the case remains open, so she couldn’t comment on specifics, including the truck driver’s identity. But she added that Henderson police were submitting information to the district attorney soon. After that, information about possible charges will be available.

The video was filmed near Boulder Highway and Horizon Drive, according to street signs in the background. The motorcyclist did not respond to initial requests for comment.

Judge jails scumbag lawyer who tried to duck jury duty

A Henderson lawyer tried to duck jury duty this week and ended up spending a night in jail on a contempt charge.

Kurt Smith, the founder of Smith Legal Group, showed up in District Judge Ron Israel’s courtroom on the 15th floor of the Regional Justice Center on Monday morning with the rest of the potential jurors.

During jury selection, Smith told lawyers in a trial over a property title dispute that jury service would cause a hardship on his business, according to Sandra Jeter, Israel’s judicial executive assistant.

But Smith was picked for the three-day trial anyway.

As the jurors were excused for their first lunch break, Smith passed the tables where the plaintiff and defense attorneys were seated.

“Thanks a lot,” Smith said loud enough for the judge to hear.

Israel called the lawyer back into the courtroom and asked him to return before the end of the lunch break with legal representation.

Israel then found that Smith committed a “breach of the peace, boisterous conduct or violent disturbance in the presence of the court, or in its immediate vicinity, tending to interrupt the due course of the trial or other judicial proceeding.”

Smith’s punishment for contempt, the judge decided: Either observe the rest of the trial from the gallery or spend a night behind bars.

Smith apologized and opted to watch the rest of the day’s testimony, according to court records.

But the trial was slated to resume at 10:30 a.m. the next day, and Smith arrived in the courtroom 30 minutes late, saying he had been tied up preparing for his own trial.

The judge promptly ordered Smith to the Clark County Detention Center for 48 hours, but he was released after a 24-hour stay, about the same time the trial ended.

According to thelegalsmith.com, Smith practices family law, commercial litigation, personal injury, insurance law, corporate law and bankruptcy.

He earned his law degree from Boyd Law School at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Neither Smith nor his lawyer, Mark Anderson, could be reached for comment Wednesday afternoon.

What is the Booze District? | Henderson, Nevada

Welcome to The Artisan Booze District: http://www.boozedistrict.com

The Artisan Booze District is dedicated to the culture of crafting libitations and food locally, and enjoying them together!

nv wineLocated only 15 minutes from the iconic Las Vegas Strip, The Artisan Booze District is a alliance of family-owned manufacturers dedicated to connecting the community through the spirit of spirits. The first of its kind in the Southwest, guests may taste award-winning locally inspired beer, wine and spirits, tour the facilities that craft them, or even participate in the activity of creation themselves. Home to Bad Beat Brewing, CraftHaus Brewery, Vegas Brewing Company, Grape Expectations – Nevada School of Winemaking and Las Vegas Distillery with The Chocolate Makery. Cheers!
LAS VEGAS DISTILLERY: The first artisan craft distillery in the State of Nevada. Founded by George Racz, the family’s love and passion for their craft is contagious. Beyond the delicious and expertly crafted booze, the Las Vegas Distillery will serve you joy in abundance. Come feel the steam heartbeat of the two beautiful pot stills, “The Las Vegas Copper Angels,” smell the fresh ambrosia of the fermented mash and listen to the peaceful breaths of the sleeping barrels. At Las Vegas Distillery, you may arrive as a guest, but you will leave as a friend for a lifetime.

BAD BEAT: Founded on a whim and funded by a home mortgage, Bad Beat brewing has been all about one thing, a hardcore passion for beer. The first brewery to relocate to The Booze District, Bad Beat started in 2002 and now crafts an assortment of locally inspired beers that is sure to please any palette.

CRAFTHAUS: CraftHaus Brewery is a community focused brewery that produces artisanal beers infused with friendship. Their dedication to offering quality beer in a comfortable setting is only surpassed by their passion about sharing their love of the craft.

GRAPE EXPECTATIONS: “Where u make a da wine one barrel at a time.” Grape Expectations is a private client winery and school where individuals, groups, companies and institutions learn to make a barrel of wine from stomping to bottling. Our full service winery produces single varietals and blends from hand-picked California North Coast and Chilean grapes, and our experts ensures that your personal label is as delicious as it is precious.

VEGAS BREWERY: is a boutique craft brewery and tap room located in the Henderson Booze District. We specialize in experimental and barrel aged brews that are guaranteed to push the limits of what you thought your beer could be. Our goal is to create and develop new full flavored craft brews for those who demand the absolute best. We utilize advanced brewing techniques to bring the purest beers, each with unique character and depth. Our centrifuge allows us to completely eliminate harsh chemicals, filtration, and pasteurization, bringing you a higher quality, more natural and satisfying beer. Our unconventional approach is what makes us great, we enjoy serving you, your friends and your family so come start your adventure today.

EVENTURE is the Official Tour & Event Planner Partner of The Artisan Booze District.

About EVENTURE: http://www.oureventure.com/
EVENTURE, LLC a female owned and operated modern meeting and event planning firm based in Las Vegas, Nev. As your Modern EVENT Specialists, our objective is to take our clients EVENT to the next level by listening to their goals and executing them to yield the best return on investment and most importantly, ensure that the attendees of an event leave with a memorable and positive experience. Our EVENTicians act as your personal event concierges from the initial consultation and site inspections to event management, to post-event analysis, and every detail in between. From idea to execution, EVENTure offers full service and a la carte event planning support for any size group. Whether hosting an intimate board retreat or an annual convention with thousands of attendees, no client or budget is too large or small. Though their client base is diverse, EVENTURE specializes in the medical and healthcare tourism and the film/production industry with a focus on corporate events, hotel room blocks and conventions. With over a decade of experience in the industry and working with Clients from around the world, our tenure in The Valley over the past decade has enabled us to assemble a preferred list of vendors and hospitality partners who will ensure all of your arrangements are handled by the best in the business.

Connect with us:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BoozeDistrict
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/boozedistrict

Welcome Center & Map:
7330 Eastgate Road, Unit 110
Henderson, Nevada 89011

Henderson Nevada pulls firing policy for news media contact

The city of Henderson has revoked a policy that said employees could be fired for talking to the media.

City Manager Jacob Snow announced the change in an email to employees Thursday afternoon. It came after recent articles in the Review-Journal about the city’s media policy and dealings with reporters.

Media and civil-liberties advocates criticized the firing clause as an effort to intimidate employees and control what the media and public know about city government.

In an interview, Snow said the language was mistakenly included by a new assistant city attorney who had worked in the private sector. The threat of employees being fired for talking to the media is common in business, Snow said, but not “appropriate for a governmental entity that’s supposed to be open and transparent.”

He added: “That’s something that shouldn’t have happened.”

Thursday’s announcement was a sharp reversal. When first asked about the firing threat after a Feb. 3 City Council meeting, Snow said he knew nothing about it. But he also said the clause did not surprise or concern him because he wanted all media inquiries routed through spokespeople.

And in a later interview with Fox News, city spokesman Bud Cranor defended the discipline clause, saying, “If you violate a policy, there is a con­sequence.”

Snow signed off on the three-page policy in September, but said neither he nor his staff noticed the final section, which said employees could be disciplined or fired for speaking to a reporter without permission from the city communications office. The previous policy, adopted in 2002, had no discipline clause.

“I should have caught it, but I didn’t,” Snow said. “My staff should have caught it, but they didn’t.”

The new media policy also will include language reminding employees they have protection under state whistle­blower law and city ethics law if they speak up to expose wrongdoing.

“From our standpoint, I feel like the city of Henderson has always been open and we’ve always been cooperative,” Snow said. “We have nothing to hide. I didn’t feel like this was an appropriate or a necessary clause to have.”

Last year, according to emails recently released under a public-records request, Cranor sent out a photo of this reporter to staff. The same email linked to the new media policy and reminded employees not to talk to the press.

Snow had a different tone Thursday, saying employees should be able to talk to the media if they want to. He said the questions raised by the Review-Journal led to an internal debate and changes that will make the city’s approach to internal policies “more deliberative.”

Snow said he asked Assistant City Manager Bristol Ellington to review all city policies, and City Attorney Josh Reid will begin personally reviewing policies before they’re enacted. Reid did not review the media policy, Snow said.

City Councilman Sam Bateman said he told Snow he thought the firing clause was “heavy-handed and inflexible.” He also said other cities and Clark County have more sensible media policies, encouraging employees to answer routine questions if they know the answers. Neither Clark County nor any other city in it threatens to fire employees for speaking.

Snow said the city is determined to work with reporters to get them information “whatever way you want to get it.”

“If you want to talk to somebody at the city, you can talk to whoever you want,” he said.

Asked whether employees would still be required to get permission from spokespeople first, he said, “We’re going to recommend that they do that, and if they don’t, we’re not going to get them in trouble for that.”

Contact Eric Hartley at ehartley@reviewjournal.com or 702-550-9229. Find him on Twitter: @ethartley.

What is the Booze District? | Henderson, Nevada

Published on Oct 11, 2014

Welcome to The Artisan Booze District: http://www.boozedistrict.com

LAS VEGAS DISTILLERY: The first artisan craft distillery in the State of Nevada. Founded by George Racz, the family’s love and passion for their craft is contagious. Beyond the delicious and expertly crafted booze, the Las Vegas Distillery will serve you joy in abundance. Come feel the steam heartbeat of the two beautiful pot stills, “The Las Vegas Copper Angels,” smell the fresh ambrosia of the fermented mash and listen to the peaceful breaths of the sleeping barrels. At Las Vegas Distillery, you may arrive as a guest, but you will leave as a friend for a lifetime.

BAD BEAT: Founded on a whim and funded by a home mortgage, Bad Beat brewing has been all about one thing, a hardcore passion for beer. The first brewery to relocate to The Booze District, Bad Beat started in 2002 and now crafts an assortment of locally inspired beers that is sure to please any palette.

CRAFTHAUS: CraftHaus Brewery is a community focused brewery that produces artisanal beers infused with friendship. Their dedication to offering quality beer in a comfortable setting is only surpassed by their passion about sharing their love of the craft.

GRAPE EXPECTATIONS: “Where u make a da wine one barrel at a time.” Grape Expectations is a private client winery and school where individuals, groups, companies and institutions learn to make a barrel of wine from stomping to bottling. Our full service winery produces single varietals and blends from hand-picked California North Coast and Chilean grapes, and our experts ensures that your personal label is as delicious as it is precious.

VEGAS BREWERY: is a boutique craft brewery and tap room located in the Henderson Booze District. We specialize in experimental and barrel aged brews that are guaranteed to push the limits of what you thought your beer could be. Our goal is to create and develop new full flavored craft brews for those who demand the absolute best. We utilize advanced brewing techniques to bring the purest beers, each with unique character and depth. Our centrifuge allows us to completely eliminate harsh chemicals, filtration, and pasteurization, bringing you a higher quality, more natural and satisfying beer. Our unconventional approach is what makes us great, we enjoy serving you, your friends and your family so come start your adventure today.

EVENTURE is the Official Tour & Event Planner Partner of The Artisan Booze District.

About EVENTURE: http://www.oureventure.com/
EVENTURE, LLC a female owned and operated modern meeting and event planning firm based in Las Vegas, Nev. As your Modern EVENT Specialists, our objective is to take our clients EVENT to the next level by listening to their goals and executing them to yield the best return on investment and most importantly, ensure that the attendees of an event leave with a memorable and positive experience. Our EVENTicians act as your personal event concierges from the initial consultation and site inspections to event management, to post-event analysis, and every detail in between. From idea to execution, EVENTure offers full service and a la carte event planning support for any size group. Whether hosting an intimate board retreat or an annual convention with thousands of attendees, no client or budget is too large or small. Though their client base is diverse, EVENTURE specializes in the medical and healthcare tourism and the film/production industry with a focus on corporate events, hotel room blocks and conventions. With over a decade of experience in the industry and working with Clients from around the world, our tenure in The Valley over the past decade has enabled us to assemble a preferred list of vendors and hospitality partners who will ensure all of your arrangements are handled by the best in the business. EVENTURE knows doing business in Las Vegas is also about giving back, and has dedicated their resources to assist in fundraiser events, galas and 5k runs for a number of local charities including U.S. Vets, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, Opportunity Village, Helping Hands of Vegas Valley, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Catholic Charities.

Connect with us:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BoozeDistrict
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/boozedistrict

Welcome Center & Map:
7330 Eastgate Road, Unit 110
Henderson, Nevada 89011

Book BOOZE DISTRICT Tours / Tickets:
Events@BoozeDistrict.com
Tours@BoozeDisrict.com

Nevada Department of Alternative Sentencing did not have legal jurisdiction over Pre-Trial Defendants prior to July 2013 If you were under DAS supervision, you may have legal recourse to sue

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WTF NevadaAttention – Were you ever incarcerated in the Carson City jail? Was your food poisoned? Mine was and I posed a story that has gone viral with other people also claiming their food and water was tainted.  This happened to people in the ‘Hole’ and solitary confinement. This story is one of the biggest Facebook stories we’ve written with 420 Facebook like and referrals.

https://nevadastatepersonnelwatch.wordpress.com/2012/10/12/carson-city-jail-putting-methadone-in-the-waterfood/

ATTENTION Carson City, Douglas, Reno, Henderson, Nevada Department of Alternative Sentencing (“DAS”) did not have legal jurisdiction over Pre-Trial Defendants prior to July 2013 If you were under DAS supervision, you may have legal recourse to sue in federal court under Title 42, Section 1983 and have any related criminal charges, pleas and convictions vacated.

Nevada Department of Alternative Sentencing SB101 hearing. Carson City DAS did not have legal jurisdiction of pre trial defendants.

People have constitutional right we can’t stomp on either the US Constitution or the Nevada Constitution and I oppose the end result what this bill is going to allow them to do which they’re already doing without authority.

Bail has to be reasonable it can’t be coercive.

They can search their home they can search there be a call they have not been convicted they are charged with the crime whether it be a misdemeanor a gross misdemeanor or felony they still have their constitutional rights so my concern is that we’re taking these rights away from people. Continue reading