Joe Downtown Joe Downtown: Reality show on Las Vegas government could spotlight local problems

city_council_reality_tv_WEB_t1000Joe Schoenmann

Wed, Aug 28, 2013 (4:06 p.m.)

Dozens of reality TV shows have been filmed in Las Vegas, and over the years I’ve gotten to know a few of the people involved in various productions.

The truth is, reality is often pretty boring, so shows are scripted and scenarios are contrived to create the kind of drama that makes for good TV. The one exception that comes to mind is Cops, the depressing show about police and the people they arrest. Scripting might not work there, because so few on the show appear capable of reading.

But I digress.

The point is, “reality” shows don’t draw viewers without drama. Continue reading

Former Nevada, North Las Vegas corrections officer indicted

We need more of these scumbags indicated and convicted for acting under the color of law.


A federal grand jury Tuesday indicted a former corrections officer in what authorities say was a case of excessive use of force more than four years ago at the now-closed North Las Vegas Detention Center.

Stuart Barlow Johnson, 47, was indicted on one count of violating a handcuffed inmate’s civil rights and one count of falsifying a document to cover up the assault, according to the Justice Department in Washington.

He faces a May 3 arraignment on the two charges, which together draw up to 30 years in prison, before U.S. Magistrate Judge George Foley Jr.

The indictment, returned in Las Vegas, focuses on Johnson’s Nov. 29, 2008, confrontation with Doyle Hedger, a federal inmate at the detention center.

In an April 14 story, the Review-Journal disclosed the civil rights investigation and reported that it had led to a dispute between the Justice Department and the North Las Vegas Police Department, which fought the surrender of subpoenaed records.

Hedger filed a civil rights lawsuit in 2010 alleging Johnson body slammed him to the concrete floor while he was handcuffed, causing serious head lacerations. Johnson, North Las Vegas and the detention center all were named as defendants.

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Fifteen members of Las Vegas Sheriff Douglas Gillespie’s organization have been served with a Federal complaint

The Las Vegas Tribune writes the following story on a new Las Vegas corruption scandal involving the Las Vegas Sheriff Douglas Gillespie’s organization.
You Have Been Served!

Douglas Gillespie

Fifteen members of Sheriff Douglas Gillespie’s organization have been served with a Federal complaint filed in District Court for the State of Nevada that notified them they are being sued in a historical legal precedent against the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department by one of their own.The complaint has been filed by Las Vegas Attorney David Otto on behalf of his client, the Plantiff, 34-year veteran with LVMPD, Detective Gordon Martines.The lawsuit specifically names the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the Defendants, their agents, officers, servants and/or employees, engaged in unlawful conduct by, inter alia, retaliating against Plaintiff for exercising his First Amendment right to free speech and denying him procedural due process. Continue reading

Lawless America Draws Attention In Las Vegas

Las Vegas Tribune - Lawless America

Las Vegas Tribune – Lawless America

With so much corruption in Las Vegas Nevada, we want to include as much news about these scandals too.  Bill Windsor filmed parts of Lawless America the movie in the city of Las Vegas recently and the Las Vegas Tribune was kind enough to write a story.  It seems like every day we read about police misconduct a Las Vegas SWAT mission gone wrong (see real news report) and  corruption in the Sin City news.

Are you aware some how Bill Windsor in all his splendor has the Lawless America the Movie Promos tied into the Sundance Film Festival? Which you can view @ SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL VIDEOS

I-Team: Nevada District Court Judge Valorie Vega  Facing Misconduct Counts

I-Team: Nevada District Court Judge Valorie Vega Facing Misconduct Counts

Las Vegas thrives in corruption like the rest of Nevada, but only bigger and grander just like their casinos. They have their own style of corruption down there that includes firefighter, police and HOA corruption running rampant in addition to the usual Nevada Government corruption and Nevada Judicial corruption.

We found a new website to expose corruption called and they did a story on Judge Valorie Vega too along with 8newsnow. For more on this sage, go to the corrupt Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline website.

There is even a Linkedin website for Las Vegas Judicial Corruption

1 Judge George Assad of Las Vegas an Il Duce Wannabee and ethically insolvent
2 Judge Nicholas Del Vecchio of Las Vegas; loathsome pervert, celebrated moron
3 Judge Elizabeth Halverson of Las Vegas a moron and an ethical gremlin
4 Judge Kevin Higgins of Sparks, NV; lifetime porker, congenital liar
5 Las Vegas Judge Steven Jones, accomplished misogynist, ethical gremlin
6 Former Judge Peter LaPorta of Henderson, NV; convict, ethically deprived
7 Senior Judge Terrence P. Marren of Las Vegas; lifetime porker, slacker
8 Judge Reese F. Melville of West Wendover, NV; Muammar Gadaffi Wannabee
9 Judge Donald M. Mosley of Las Vegas: lifetime porker and loser
10 Judge Valerie Vega of Las Vegas; arrogant slacker, loser

The Las Vegas press does an OK job at exposing the Sin City Corruption.  LV Sun always runs a good story about once a week on Las Vegas Corruption: Judge Valorie Vega says ethics charges lack merit. The local newspaper Las Vegas Sun and its editor Hank Greenspun led a crusade in the earlydays to expose all the criminal ties, activities, and government corruption in Las Vegas. His investigative reporting and editorials led to the exposure of Clark County Sheriff Glen Jones‘ ownership of a brothel and the resignation of Lieutenant Governor Clifford A. Jones as the state’s national committeeman for the Democratic Party. Before his death in 1989, Hank Greenspun founded The Greenspun Corporation to manage his family’s assets, and it remains a major influence in Las Vegas, with media holdings in print, television and the Internet; substantial real estate holdings; and ownership stakes in a number of casinos., an online research tool conducted a recent study. Of 10 cities listed in the study, Las Vegas came in 10th.

Here’s the list of cities and the number of times the word “corruption” and a particular city appeared in media mentions over the last two years. Maybe if they rated corruption per capita Las Vegas would rank closer to #1.

1. Chicago, 3,121 2. Los Angeles, 1,412  3. Boston, 1,130 4. Washington, D.C., 946 5. New York City, 899 6. Philadelphia, 634 7. Miami, 617 8. San Francisco, 492 9. Detroit, 434 10. Las Vegas, 387

Find anyone on the street of Las Vegas and they’ll belly laugh, or run away quickly, because someone stopped them to ask the question: “Is Las Vegas corrupt?”

We’ve had bribery scandals that landed four county commissioners in federal prison; we’ve had suicides, court battles and convictions related to a years-long case involving homeowner association boards and attorneys trying to cash in on home-defect allegations.

We all “know” lobbyists and casinos run our state Legislature.

Even local firefighters have been called corrupt after county officials and an independent arbitrator pointed to firefighters’ apparent use of sick-leave to run up overtime hours. The FBI is still investigating the matter.

By Marilyn Henderson
Special to the Las Vegas Tribune

Standing behind his 150-foot crime scene banner, Bill Windsor is drawing nationwide attention to his cause, Lawless America, and making its presence known to all Americans who have been wronged by a corrupt justice system and “lawless” government officials.

Grant Sawyer Building Las Vegas Crime Scene
Grant Sawyer Building Las Vegas Crime Scene

He is asking victims of injustice to tell their stories on camera in interviews with him. Lawless America is filming the interviews to be used in a movie about how America has become a lawless country.

By lawless, Windsor is referring to the victimization of the American public by a justice system run with corrupt government officials and corrupt judges who do whatever they want to do, regardless of the law. Continue reading