Yesterday Shelly O’Neill was so outraged at us for protesting in front of her office that she came out and grabbed the white sign and through it out into the street claiming “you are trespassing”.

judge Shelly ONeillYesterday Shelly O’Neill  was so outraged at us for protesting in front of her  office that she came out and grabbed the white sign and through it out into the street claiming “you are trespassing”.

Mike Weston went out into the busy street to retrieve his sign and we continued to protest.
Mike Weston made the sign however, he misspelled Nolan Klein’s last name.
He handwritten in pen ??? After the word judge.
Shelly committed the perjury during Nolan Klein’s 1991 post conviction hearing.  In 1992 Nolan filed  a  perjury complaint against Shelly O’Neill and sent it to DA Dorothy Nash Holmes.  Holmes sent back Klein’s complaint with a large red X marked on each page of his complaint.
I then filed a complaint a perjury complaint in 1992 with the Reno PD.  The Detective believed she committed the perjury and he sent it to the D A’s office where it sat there by ADA Karl Hall until the Statute of Limitations ran out.
When Gammick got into office I received a letter from him saying that even if their office felt appropriate to charge O’Neill  with perjury they could not because the statute of limitations had run out
In 2005 our book To Prove His Innocence came out  Shelly was given the opportunity to make a comment. She received the manuscript and returned it without comment.   She did not dispute that she had committed perjury.
Shelly actions resulted in Court Order’s being written.  The the court’s did not know she had committed committed perjury during their decision making.
Did Shelly contact any if the courts and inform the courts that  she had lied during the 1991 post conviction hearing?  No she did not!  She kept her secret that kept an innocence man in prison
In March 2007 Shelly O’Neill was being interviewed for the Washoe County Alternate Public Defender Conflict Unit position.
I spoke against her and presented the evidence of her perjury and a copy of the 2005 book.  She did not get the position.
Did Shelly contact the courts and inform the courts that she lied during Nolan Klein’s 1991 post conviction  hearing?  No she did not!  Her non-actions left him to remain in prison.
In 2009 Judge Brent Adams ordered DA Dick Gammick to turn all of the evidence in Nolan Klein’s case.  When it was turned over there were over 200 documents mostly exculpatory evidence that was hidden by ADA Ron Rachow.
Had Rachow turned it over the exculpatory evidence there would have been no doubt that Klein would have found not guilty. Especially since the jury had been deadlocked to begin with.
Shelly never received this evidence but in in 1991  lied to the court that she had seen it.  She couldn’t have because it  is established by the handwritten notes found in Klein’s file that the ada Ron Rachow had defied the 1988 court order by Peter Breen to turn over all if the evidence.
After this 2009 discovery Mr. Klein’s attorneys were getting ready to file their motions for new trial and bail for Nolan Klein when they received word that Nolan Klein had just died in prison.
Nolan Klein spent 21 years incarcerated for a crime he did commit. In part, of his wrongful conviction was the ADA Rachow withholding the evidence from the defense and the perjury that Shelly had seen it when she couldn’t have because Rachow had never turned it over.
There is no doubt that Shelly’s lies to the court, public and to the press resulted in Mr. Klein remaining incarcerated and dying in prison.
In 2011 I found the Sparks Police Department’s prime suspect whose theory was this prime suspect committed the crime Nolan Klein Was convicted of in 1989.
The 2005 book To Prove His Innocence is about to be re-released with all if the new developments.
Shelly O’Neill the next a Reno Municipal Judge?  Not on my watch!
Tonja Brown

After 11 years of fighting, Mike Weston has bogus conviction overturned

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On March 10, 2016 After 11 years of fighting, Mike Weston has bogus conviction of “obstruction of a peace officer” overturned by Reno judge Pete Sferrazza.
  1. The Washoe County District Attorney admits that the Nevada Highway Patrol edited dash cam video of Trooper Ed Bowers to falsely accuse Mike Weston of obstructing a peace officer.
  2. The Nevada Supreme Court recently decided obstruction citations are unconstitutional in 2015 SCOTT (WILLIAM) VS. DIST. CT. (STATE) case # 67331.
  3. The Washoe County District Attorney  (represented by former Carson City DA deputy Travis Lucia) had no objection to the court vacating and expunging the wrongful conviction and the refunding of fines, fees and costs to Mike Weston.

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

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Mike Weston’s fist protest against former disgraced Washoe Co. DA Dick Gammick at the Washoe County Courthouse in Downtown Reno, NV.

The Court Pleading that won the case:


Judge Pete Sferrazza

Comes now Michael Weston in proper person to move the Court to reconsider and have an oral hearing on the matter or in the alternative alter/amend the signed March 08, 2013, and oddly filed on March 07, 2013, order denying motion to vacate by Judge Scott E. Pearson since the Nevada Supreme Court has ruled obstruction and delay laws/ordinances unconstitutional in 2015 SCOTT (WILLIAM) VS. DIST. CT. (STATE) case # 67331 and the State does not oppose the relief requested by the Defendant and they also concur with setting an oral hearing on the matter.

Memorandum of points and authorities

The Nevada Justice Court Rules of Civil Procedure (“NJRCP”) allow the court to reconsider and/or alter and amend an order pursuant to NJRCP Rule 59(E).

On December 31, 2015 the Nevada Supreme Court has ruled obstruction and delay laws/ordinances unconstitutional in 2015 SCOTT (WILLIAM) VS. DIST. CT. (STATE) case # 67331.v

The March 08, 2013 order denying motion to vacate by Judge Scott E. Pearson is based on the erroneous notion that the Plaintiff filed a legal “Opposition”No “Opposition” was ever filed by the Plaintiff in this instant matter in the timeframe allowed since Plaintiff filed a late answer dated March 06, 2013. The Plaintiff instead missed the time deadline by filed the Opposition as the record clearly shows.

 

The Plaintiff belatedly responded to the Defendants motion on March 06, 2013 and they make several concessions and concede to the Defendants requested relief. The Plaintiff states The State would not oppose the sealing of the Defendant’s record. Thus, if the relief granted is limited to that requested by the Defendant, namely vacating his conviction and returning his fees paid by the defendant without findings of fact or conclusions of law, the State would not oppose such relief. However, the Court may oppose the return of the fine.” This concession by the Plaintiff/State clearly conveys to the Court that the State does not oppose the primary relief of VACATING HIS CONVICTION that the Defendant is requesting!  The Plaintiff/State also concedes to returning the fees to the Defendant and they do not oppose returning the fine and instead leave that decision to the Court and even concurs that in may be appropriate for the Court to set this matter for a hearing to seek justice. See line 19-26.  

In the Plaintiff’s July 16, 2012 late Opposition they admit to editing the Nevada Highway Patrol (“NHP”) dash camera audio/video on page 2 line 20-12 where they state “Deleting portions of a video and leaving a timestamp to reflect such was done in not misconduct, let alone fraud.” The Court must understand that the timestamps show missing minutes and minutes that are longer and/or shorter than sixty seconds indicating intentional fraud. The edited dash cam video also shows a superimposed timestamp with no time stamp inconsistencies in an attempt to fraudulently show that there was no editing of the said audio/video. Clearly the NHP audio/video was intentionally edited to remove exculpatory evidence in an egregious and fraudulent effort to deny the Defendant his due process.  See the submitted DVD video.

The Defendant disagrees and asserts that the deleted portions of the audio/video were malicious and fraudulent.  The Defendant was disenfranchised during the original proceedings when the Plaintiff only showed 2 minutes and 8 seconds of the said dash cam audio/video.  Furthermore, the Defendant was never given a true and full copy of the said dash cam audio/video prior to his hearing.

The Defendant was also denied due process when he timely filed his appeal.

REQUEST RELIEF

Defendant respectfully requests the Court to have an oral hearing on this matter and set a date.

Defendant respectfully requests the Court to vacate the original order upholding the charge of  NRS 197.190 and reimburse Defendant his $300.00 dollar fine, court fees and court costs in this matter. Defendant further requests that his record in expunged of this matter.

Washoe County DA Christopher J Hicks

Washoe DA Chris Hicks

The Plaintiff states “The State would not oppose the sealing of the Defendant’s record. Thus, if the relief granted is limited to that requested by the Defendant, namely vacating his conviction and returning his fees paid by the Defendant without findings of fact or conclusions of law, the State would not oppose such relief. However, the Court may oppose the return of the fine.” This concession by the Plaintiff/State clearly conveys to the Court that the State does not oppose the primary relief of VACATING HIS CONVICTION that the Defendant is requesting!  The Plaintiff/State also concedes to returning the fees to the Defendant and they do not oppose returning the fines to the Defendant.

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

 

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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.

NHP1Weston 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

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Nevada Highway Patrol protests DA DICK GAMMICK

Nevada Highway Patrol protests DA DICK GAMMICK

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Reno police say a suspect escaped custody while being taken to jail.

reno 911RENO — Reno police say a suspect escaped custody while being taken to jail.

Authorities say detectives were transporting 30-year-old Javier Saldana to Washoe County Jail on Friday afternoon when he somehow was able to separate himself from them.

Police say Saldana fled in a vehicle, which has since been located.

Federal, state and local agencies are assisting Reno police in the search.

Police did not say why Saldana was initially arrested.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Reno police.

Hundreds walk off Tesla job in Nevada labor dispute

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Union organizers say hundreds of construction workers walked off the job at the Tesla Motors manufacturing plant east of Reno to protest the increased hiring of out-of-state workers for less pay.

District 16 trades council spokesman Russell James says approximately 350 plumbers, carpenters, electricians and others walked away from the construction site Monday morning.

More than 100 picketed outside the main gate against what they say is an unfair labor practice that undermines promises to hire mostly Nevada workers in exchange for more than $1 billion in state tax breaks.

James says the work is increasingly being done by crews for the non-union, New Mexico-based Brycon Corp.

Tesla said in a statement it’s in compliance with requirements that Nevadans make up more than half of the workers hired by individual contractors. It said three-fourths of the entire “gigafactory” workforce is from Nevada.

Proposed Changes to Federal Nevada Local Rules 2016 include deleting LR 7-5 and 7-6!!!

Proposed Changes to Federal Nevada Local Rules 2016 include deleting LR 7-5 and 7-6!!! see http://www.nvd.uscourts.gov/PublicComments/default.aspx

Be sure to add a comment that LR7-5 and Lr 7-6 remain and include the use of email:

Comments: After carefully reviewing the proposed 2016 rules I immediately noticed my two favorite local rules LR 7-5 and LR 7-6 have been completely removed! I request that these rules remain and are updated to include “letter/mail” in rule 7-6 and add the option to send a ex parte motion via email for 7-5.

They were: LR 7-5. EX PARTE AND EMERGENCY MOTIONS. (a) Ex Parte Definition. An ex parte motion or application is a motion or application that is filed with the Court, but is not served upon the opposing or other parties. (b) All ex parte motions, applications or requests shall contain a statement showing good cause why the matter was submitted to the Court without notice to all parties. (c) Motions, applications or requests may be submitted ex parte only for compelling reasons, and not for unopposed or emergency motions. (d) Written requests for judicial assistance in resolving an emergency dispute shall be entitled “Emergency Motion” and be accompanied by an affidavit setting forth: (1) The nature of the emergency; (2) The office addresses and telephone numbers of movant and all affected parties; and, (3) A statement of movant certifying that, after personal consultation and sincere effort to do so, movant has been unable to resolve the matter without Court action. The statement also must state when and how the other affected party was notified of the motion or, if the other party was not notified, why it was not practicable to do so. If the nature of the emergency precludes such consultation with the other party, the statement shall include a detailed description of the emergency, so that the Court can evaluate whether consultation truly was precluded. It shall be within the sole discretion of the Court to determine whether any such matter is, in fact, an emergency.

Post image for A Lawyer’s Delight – – following those local rules, . . .LR 7-6. EX PARTE COMMUNICATIONS. (a) Neither party nor counsel for any party shall make an ex parte communication with the Court except as specifically permitted by these Rules. (b) Any unrepresented party or counsel may send a letter to the Court at the expiration of sixty (60) days after any matter has been, or should have been, fully briefed if the Court has not entered its written ruling. If such a letter has been sent and a written ruling still has not been entered one hundred twenty (120) days after the matter has been or should have been fully briefed, any unrepresented party or counsel may send a letter to the Chief Judge, who shall inquire of the judge about the status of the matter.Copies of all such letters must be served upon all other counsel and unrepresented parties.

The Local Civil, Patent, and Criminal Rules Committees for the United States District Court for the District of Nevada have proposed amendments to the court’s local rules of practice and seek comment from the bench, bar, and public. All comments will be carefully considered by the rules committees. Please provide any comments as soon as possible but no later than Monday, March 7, 2016. Comments concerning the proposed amendments must be submitted using the electronic comment form on the court’s website. Click on the red box below to access the proposed amendments and electronic comment form.
Click hereto review and comment on the proposed amendments to the local rules.

http://www.nvd.uscourts.gov/PublicComments/default.aspx

A sergeant named Stephen Bassett with the Reno Police Department was arrested Friday on suspicion of DUI

A sergeant with the Reno Police Department was arrested Friday on suspicion of DUI, according to court records and a police department spokesman.

An arrest log stated Stephen Bassett was arrested by Nevada Highway Patrol just after 1:30 a.m. Friday.

He was booked on suspicion of driving under the influence above the legal limit and failure to maintain his lane/improper lane change.

Officer Tim Broadway confirmed with News 4 that Bassett is a sergeant with Reno police.

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office would be taking over the investigation, according to Broadway.

A dispute over one Washoe County School District principal’s firing is heading all the way to the Nevada Supreme Court.

Carson City lawsuitsA dispute over one Washoe County School District principal’s firing is heading all the way to the Nevada Supreme Court.

And it could cost the district more than $400,000 for three years in back pay and benefits, if the principal succeeds in her appeal for wrongful termination, which recently swung in her favor.

The long legal battle started in February 2013 when Kara White, principal of Lemmon Valley Elementary School, was suddenly suspended and later terminated. District officials were tight-lipped, refusing to provide any explanation to parents, the public or news media asking why the lauded principal was fired.

Under White’s leadership, the north Reno school skyrocketed from a failing to awarded school.

When White took over the elementary school, less than half the fifth-graders met standards in math and science. Only a third possessed the expected reading skills, according to Nevada’s standardized tests. By the time of White’s firing four years later in May 2013, more than 80 percent of Lemmon Valley’s fifth-graders were proficient in math, science and reading, far exceeding the average performance of district elementary schools.

Supervisors gave White glowing performance evaluations, deeming her accomplished or distinguished in all areas in 2012.

“The success Lemmon Valley Elementary School continues to demonstrate is a testament to Ms. White’s high expectations for both staff and students,” area Superintendent Doug Parry wrote in his 2012 review of the first-time principal.

The reasons for White’s firing remained a mystery to the public as she appealed her termination in private arbitration hearings. The district stood its ground, convincing an arbitrator to uphold White’s termination.

White appealed to Reno’s District Court, winning the case in November and effectively striking down the arbitrator’s district-favoring decision.

Silent and unemployed since 2013, White now feels free to speak, she said in a recent interview with the Reno Gazette-Journal. The appeal in District Court makes everything public, including the district’s claims for her termination.

“Even being a cancer survivor, this is the toughest thing I’ve gone through in my life,” said White with tears in her eyes.

Since being fired, White has applied for jobs in numerous school districts. The 41-year-old sought clerical work and substitute teaching, but was never hired.

“It’s very hard to even get an interview,” said White, concluding it must be the black spot on her resume.

The district declined to take questions from the Gazette-Journal about White’s firing, stating that it “will not discuss pending litigation.”

White has long known why the district said it’s firing her. It’s now spelled out in court records filed by the district’s lawyers.

A school counselor reported to the district in early 2013 that White bought her a $149 necklace and also purchased lunch for the entire school staff using funds earmarked for student activities. After investigating, Parry found that White “authorized excessive and inappropriate expenditures” in the two most recent school years. The district suspended White, and soon after moved to terminate her.

“I have never denied that I used funds this way or that way,” White told the Gazette-Journal, repeating what was said in court and arbitration about her four years as principal. “I was always very accountable, turning in receipts for everything.”

White asserted that she didn’t knowingly do anything wrong, thinking the money was for discretionary purposes. She didn’t recall receiving training on the specific uses of student activity funds, White testified.

The district also said White was terminated for something it discovered after suspending her. According to the district, White told teachers they must participate in a training session, for which some teachers used sick days that were restored to them.

White said she didn’t tell teachers the training was mandatory and they would be reimbursed for using sick days. If there was any concern from teachers inferring such an edict, no one brought it to her attention, she said.

An arbitrator found White “less than credible and dishonest,” and upheld her firing on those grounds.

Judge Scott Freeman, however, disagreed with the arbitrator.

“The record does not turn up substantial evidence of dishonesty,” Freeman wrote in his ruling, criticizing the arbitrator who “exceeded his authority.”

No evidence indicates that White knowingly violated district policies, Freeman wrote in his decision.

“Dishonesty requires intent,” Freeman added. “Principal White believed she was using the funds to encourage and congratulate her teachers and to foster a sense of community and pride.”

While there was “abundant evidence of miscommunication” between teachers and White over the training, the judge found “no indication of intentional dishonesty.”

But that’s not why Freeman overturned the arbitrator’s decision.

The contract between all 96 Washoe school principals and the district says discipline must be progressive. Principals must “be given reasonable opportunity for improvement.” The district can’t fire, demote or suspend principals “without just cause,” reads the contract.

“I deserve to be principal and have that chance to improve,” White said.

Several former and current district administrators testified that other principals had made similar missteps and weren’t terminated. They were trained and allowed to improve.  When contacted by the Gazette-Journal, all but one of these testifiers declined to comment. Many of them still have contact with or work for the school district.

“I’ve never seen the district go to such great lengths for minor mistakes,” said Alyson Kendrick, who testified in the case.

Kendrick is a 23-year district employee and president of the Washoe School Principals’ Association representing White in her legal battle.

While the district declined to comment on White’s case, it did answer questions about previous actions taken against principals in similar situations.

“The district is not aware of any other principals who have been terminated for using student activity funds to reward staff,” officials responded.

This raises a larger question that has perplexed White and her lawyers for years: Why did the district terminate a celebrated principal for mistakes so benign and easily correctable?

“That’s been confounding, and it has really felt like a witch hunt,” White said. “I never had a chance to step back on the campus and fix anything. I’ve continued to have faith and believe that the truth – at some point – will come through.”

But the matter isn’t settled, yet.

Counter to what the principal’s union expected, the district didn’t settle with White after the court ruling, Kendrick said.

The district appealed to the Nevada Supreme Court, doing so because it “believes its decision to dismiss the principal is supported by the law,” wrote officials in a statement to the Gazette-Journal.

Before it decides on whether to hear the case, the Supreme Court has ordered the district and White to seek a settlement. Both sides will sit down for that meeting on Jan. 28 with a court-appointed mediator.

Ron Dreher, representative for White, said the former principal will seek nothing less than full back pay to April 29, 2013, when she was put on unpaid suspension. White, who now lives in Dixon, Calif., also wants to be reinstated as a Washoe school principal and issued a letter from the district clearing her name.

“I need help in restoring my reputation and integrity,” said White, who grew up in Northern Nevada and worked in Washoe schools for nearly 17 years. “It’s my home.”

If the parties can’t come to an agreement, the Supreme Court could take the case or send it back to arbitration, which would extend what Judge Freeman already called an unnecessarily prolonged battle for White.

“Her livelihood and reputation have been on the line for far too long,” he said. “Principal White deserved much more than the long, drawn-out procedure she was afforded.”

Eye-opening details of WCSD Superintendent’s new salary contract

moneyRENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) –The Washoe County School Board is receiving some backlash after approving a new salary contract for Superintendent Traci Davis. News 4’s Terri Hendry dug deeper into the agreement and shares information that you as a taxpayer will want to know.

The School District’s attorney Mike Malloy explained some of the rationale and reasons behind the figures in the contract. He admits the process in approving Davis’ as Interim, Superintendent and now her salary contract has been far from perfect. The contract gives her a base pay of $238 thousand a year with benefits critics say are too generous.

He responded to the statement, Trustees didn’t dislike her or take issue with her performance and that the issues and criticisms were all about the money saying, “It is always about the money. That’s the hard part and that’s why there’s sticker shock i’ll admit that.”

Davis was named Superintendent in July of 2015 but her new contract pays her as Superintent going back to October of 2014, when she became Interim. Malloy explains she never had a contract until now and she filled two jobs– that as Deputy Superintendent and Interim Superintendent. He said, “Her position was she should be compensated for doing both jobs at the same level.”

But Trustee Nick Smith said she should only be paid as Superintendent dating to last July when she received the job. He said when she was named Interim in October of 2014, she had agreed to an additional $3-thousand a month in compensation. He said, “I don’t agree with the additional money. If she had a problem with the $3,000 in compensation, she never brought it to the attention of the Board.” He added, “It has not been my practice as a business owner and manager that we’ve done that in Interim roles and when I talk to other leaders in the area, other big business owners, they’re saying that’s not a practice they have done either.”

Smith also opposes her $800 dollar a month car allowance, plus mileage. He said Davis had asked for a new car and he doesn’t buy the argument this car allowance saves the District money. He said, “Buying another vehicle would not have been fiscally responsible when the vehicle she has is driving is a fine vehicle for her now.”
That is right, she is currently driving a District vehicle.

We asked to speak to Superintendent Davis and we were told she is out of town. If she is on vacation, her contract does allow 25 days of paid vacation and 15 days of paid sick leave.

Smith said, “I know there is a lot of anger and emotion out there from some folks over how this thing played out, but remember its not the kids who did this.”

There is worry this vote could come back to haunt the school board. The district has raised the alarm over school overcrowding. Trustees are considering asking voters to approve a bond issue to build new schools and fix old ones. However, if there is a perception they’re not being fiscally responsible, the fear is the public may not offer support.

Reno appears on ISIS hit list

Got a late start my first day out - very late. Wound up spending the night in Reno. Ah, good ol' Reno - The Biggest Little City in the World!

CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports the Pentagon spent the weekend notifying the soldiers who appeared on the list

http://clashdaily.com/2015/11/kill-list-isis-just-released-a-list-of-cities-they-plan-on-attacking/

Texas: Abilene, New Braunfels, San Antonio, Wyle, Fort Hood, Bedford, Killeen
Indiana: Michigan City, Bolivar
Michigan: Dearborn Heights, Lake Orion
Connecticut: Barkhamsted, Manchester
Nevada: Reno
Georgia: Griffin
Maryland: Upper Marlboro, Warrensburg, Lexington Park
Arizona: Phoenix
Louisiana: Shreveport, Bossier City
South Carolina: Daniel Island, Charleston
North Carolina: Fayetteville, New Bern
Virginia: Burke, Virginia Beach, Suffolk, Springfield, Norfolk, Chesapeake
Colorado: Colorado Springs
California: Hanford, Solvang, San Ardo, Monterrey, Newberry Park, Carlsbad
New Mexico: Farmington
North Dakota: Minot
South Dakota: Rapid City
Florida: Merritt Island, Palm Coast, Saint John, Middleburg, Saint Augustine
Washington: Colton, Cheney, Seattle, Spokane, Anacortes
Nebraska: Bellevue
Illinois: Orland Park
Rhode Island: Newport
Idaho: Bonners Ferry

The city of Reno has been without a permanent police chief since April, despite hiring a national search firm to launch a $22,000 search for candidates to fill the job.

The city of Reno has been without a permanent police chief since April, despite hiring a national search firm to launch a $22,000 search for candidates to fill the job.

Colorado Springs-based KRW Associates, which has been paid about $7,400 so far, is still gathering community input on the desired characteristics for the city’s next police chief. It hasn’t begun recruiting actual candidates yet.

Meanwhile, Reno’s interim Chief Jason Soto is winning high praise from council members and community groups alike. And although Soto said in May that he wouldn’t seek the permanent job, he has changed his mind.

“I’m in a position now where I know I’ve had a positive effect for the police department and the community,” Soto said. “I do have a lot of support from council, incredible support from my staff, both civilian and sworn, and more support from the community than I knew existed prior to taking this position.”

Council members and City Manager Andrew Clinger speak highly of Soto’s performance, saying he’s accessible and has worked in partnership with the community.

The problem? Soto doesn’t meet any of the minimum qualifications required by Reno Municipal Code.

Soto, who was a detective and president of the Reno Police Protective Association when he was tapped to be interim chief, doesn’t have a bachelor’s degree, five years of management experience or a management certificate from the Peace Officers Standards and Training commission.

The council could still hire him as chief, but it likely would have to take the politically unpalatable step of changing city ordinance to lower the minimum qualifications. At this point, despite Soto’s stellar performance, there doesn’t appear to be enough of an appetite to do that.

“Chief Soto is doing a great job,” Councilman Oscar Delgado said. “He’s accessible. He’s proactive. He’s a progressive thinker. And knowing that we don’t have everything perfect in Reno, he’s always looking for dynamic new ways to approach things.

“But, no, I’m not willing to lower the MQ’s.”

Councilwoman Neoma Jardon echoed Delgado’s sentiments on Soto’s performance.

“He has done a tremendous job when it comes to engaging with the community, and really breaking down some of the perceived barriers out there between community members and police in general,” she said. “I think he has done an incredible job.”

But Jardon also wouldn’t support lowering the city’s minimum qualifications.

“I do think a national search benefits the entire community ensuring we get the most qualified best person in that critically important position,” Jardon said.

Councilman Paul McKenzie, however, doesn’t believe the council would have to tinker with the minimum qualifications to hire Soto on permanently. He draws attention to the ordinance’s language, which allows for an “an equivalent combination of training, education and law enforcement experience” instead of a bachelor’s degree and five years in management.

Soto said he respects and understands the position taken by Delgado and Jardon.

“If they decide to go through a search then I will support them throughout that decision making process and make it as smooth a transition as I can,” he said.

But he’s not quite willing to give up, yet.

“If they would allow me to put my hat in the ring, then I would certainly do that,” he said. “I feel like it would have a positive effect for the community and the department and for the city.”

Magazine labels Reno as an ‘unfriendly’ city

RenoRENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) — The magazine Condé Nast Traveler came out with its lists for the 10 most friendly and “unfriendly” cities in the country.

Reno made the cut, but not in a good way.

The travel magazine ranked Reno as the eighth unfriendliest city in the country, alongside destinations like Detroit; Newark, New Jersey; and Oakland, California.

They used reader comments to compile the list, citing some readers who said Reno is, “like Compton but with more lights.”

Another reader said the city appears “old and tired.”

Chris Baum, president and CEO of the Reno Visitors and Convention Authority, said he hasn’t experienced observed any dissatisfaction with Reno.

“Our team booked a record number this last year,” Baum said of convention bookings. “Our corporate business travel is going through the roof with companies like Tesla and Switch and the drone industry. Our leisure travel numbers are coming back strong. So there are a lot more people here than ever before.”

He added that the authority gets a lot of return visits and positive feedback, which indicates an overall positive experience.

News 4 has reached out to Condé Nast to learn more about how the rankings were configured. No messages have been immediately returned.

POLICE STATE ON THE PLAYA 2015: Sheriff Jerry Allen says no ‘crack down’ at Burning Man

LOVELOCK, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) — Pershing County Sheriff Jerry Allen said his intentions were mischaracterized. Allen became the focus of national and international headlines this week after media reports surfaced he was planning a law enforcement “crack down” at the Burning Man festival this year. Allen said, “I hope the majority of people go out there and enjoy themselves. I don’t see this as being a crack down as stated in the paper. We just don’t have the staffing, we don’t have the funding and that is not our intention.”

SEE VIDEO HERE: http://www.mynews4.com/mostpopular/story/No-crack-down-at-Burning-Man/OtSUCXMwd0WI4zQG7onRlQ.cspx
Allen said he was surprised the story received so much attention and coverage. This morning he spoke with reporters in the United Kingdom and France. Another thing he didn’t anticipate was a backlash. He added, “I’m so surprised by this coming from some Burning Man participants.” He said he and now his family have received threats following the coverage.

In a News 4 one-on-one interview with reporter Terri Hendry, Allen clarified his position. There are two areas participants need to be aware of that could draw attention from deputies. One is nudity. Allen said, “I did make the statement I can’t go out there and cite 70,000 people for being nude. That was maybe an error on my part. I know there aren’t 70,000 people out there who are nude.” Allen explained he believes nudity between consenting adults is one thing, but another thing all together when it comes to children who are exposed to it. He said, “You can’t do that in other parts of the county. It is considered by state law, open and gross lewdness.” Another area is illegal drug use. He said personal use of pot could result in a citation. He added selling pot or other illegal drugs could result in arrest.

CLICK HERE for a Burning Man Project “Law Enforcement Survival Guide 2015”
CLICK HERE for general “Burning Man Survival Guide”

Massive CRIME SCENE at the Reno Federal Courthouse – The 7th Amendment protest resumes…

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Reno Federal Courthouse protest by Ty Robben who demands his day in court

Today August 19, 2015 Ty Robben resumed his protest at the Reno Federal Courthouse in Reno, Nevada. Ty Robben want’s his day in court and has argued that the use of Summary Judgment also called FRCP 56 is unconstitutional and a violation of the 7th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

The protests seem to have had a positive affect, the court has responded very quickly in denying the Defendants Carson City et al latest delay tacit. Reno Federal District Court Judge Miranda Du denied Reno Attorney Brian Brown of the unscrupulous Reno law firm thorndal armstrong delk balkenbush & eisinger

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Reno Federal Court turns into a CRIME SCENE

Miranda Du, Reno federal courthouse,

Reno Federal court protest

Reno Judge Scott Pearson gets protested by Mike Weston Judge Pearson will not reverse the fraudulent “conviction” of Mike Weston even though the State and Washoe County DA has no objections to vacating the fraudulent “conviction” of Mike Weston

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Update August 2015: Judge Pearson will not reverse the fraudulent “conviction” of Mike Weston even though the State and Washoe County DA has no objections to vacating the fraudulent “conviction” of Mike Weston and admits to altering the dash cam video in court docs. Mike plans to continue the protest in August 2015 in front of the Washoe courthouse in Reno, Nevada.

2016 update: MIKE WESTON -2016 NEW MOTION TO VACATE

Nevada Highway Patrol protests

Nevada Highway Patrol protests

June 27, 2012 – Mike Weston has filed a motion to vacate his “conviction” of the criminal obstruction/delay of a peace officer in the Reno court. Local media assured Mike and NVwatchdog that they will pursue this story and Mike will take a lie detector test and he challenges NHP trooper Bowers to do the same for the press investigation and NVwatchdog’s investigation. So far NHP is not commenting officially or returning calls for public comments.

Some anonymous people are posting various thoughts on the clock in question as being video storage/memory time remaining on the dash cam. However, NHP originally stated the time was the troopers time on and/or remaining on duty. We need to know what make and model is the recorder? Is there a history of time defects on the said recorder, etc. As of June 2, 2012 NHP refuses to answer any questions. It is suspected that the military time clock was superimposed, but NHP failed to correctly alter the time on duty clock. We want to get these facts right and we need NHP to be forthcoming with information to which they have not.

Nevada Highway Patrol protests DA DICK GAMMICK

Nevada Highway Patrol protests DA DICK GAMMICK

On the you tube time stamp 45:43 Mike approaches trooper Bowers and report he was nearly run off the road by the SUV/truck Bowers pulled over. This is the moment at around 45:43 to 45:49 where the tape is missing dialog of Mike explaining the situation. The cars traveling east show inconsistent headlight trails frame by frame. We hope the local press fact finders can assist in the video analysis done by a profession reputable company for an experts opinion on this matter.

This project is a work in progress, • I’ll produce a part II to this that covers the court transcripts and more. NHP visited the evidence room twice and then told Mike the tape was destroyed. NHP did not produce the tape for discovery on time for the court. NHP gave Mike a copy without the sound originally.

Reno Judge Scott Pearson

Mike Weston protests Reno Judge Scott Pearson

Furthermore if you listen to the entire recording of the NHP incident, it is very, very clear Bowers had a grudge against Mike related to a previous complaint against Bowers for unprofessional conduct when Mike reported icy roads and a car accident.

Again, listen the the entire incident and Mike initially reports he was terrorized by the SUV/truck Bowers had just pulled over for speeding. Mike’s conduct was proper considering the situation and Mike complied with the troopers orders. Bowers even acknowledges Mike did nothing wrong at time-stamp 16:20 It is very evident the trooper Bowers acted under the color of law and committed perjury by retaliating against Mike Weston. Ed Bowers is the classic example of a cop with an ax to grind against someone.

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

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ThisIsReno.com covers the 7th Amendment protest! More protests are coming Monday 08/17/2015 to ???

7th Amendment Protest Held At Federal Courthouse

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A small protest was held Friday at the federal courthouse downtown. According to organizers Ty Robben and Mike Weston, the issue at hand is the use of summary judgments in lawsuits, what they called a violation of the Seventh Amendment that guarantees the right to a civil jury trial.

“I would like to thank the Courthouse security, ‘Homeland Security,’ for being professional and keeping us safe,” said Robben. He also thanked the Reno Police Department “who were on hand for what turned out to be a very, very casual protest. We didn’t chalk the sidewalks even though we could have.”

Robben said they will be holding more protests in front of Reno Federal Court this week.

Check back on the http://NevadaStatePersonnelWATCH.wordpress.com website.

We expect to resume protesting Wednesday 08/19/2015 at both the Federal Courthouse at 400 So. Virginal St. and the Washoe County Courthouse down the street on Sierra St.

The exact time depends on various factors, we like starting early, and we should be up and protesting by 8:00am to Noonish. Wind always causes problems with the signs and our massive “crime scene tape”.

We do plan to protest every day possible until we get justice! Email robben.ty@gmail for information. The public is welcome and if you have an issue to protest, we accept people who have been victimized. The protest is non-violent. 

“If you have been victimized by judicial corruption, police corruption, or government corruption – come on out to out next protest,” he said.

Please see the original story here and please like and share on Facebook:

http://thisisreno.com/2015/08/7th-amendment-protest-held-at-federal-courthouse/

We “updated” Reno Judge Miranda Du’s Wiki page and added “Controversy”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miranda_Du#Controversy
Controversy
Judge Miranda Du

We “updated” Reno Judge Miranda Du’s Wiki page and added “Controversy”

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval as a judge in 2008, he signed off on sanctions against the attorney after she was found by U.S. Magistrate Judge Valerie Cooke to have mishandled a case. After conducting a fresh review of the record, “the court accepts and adopts the magistrate judge’s recommendation,” he wrote in an Oct. 28, 2008, order. Sandoval issued a statement Thursday after being asked why he would recommend someone for a federal judgeship after having participated in a discipline finding against her. “I have reviewed the documents related to my approval of Magistrate Judge Cooke’s order, and I find nothing that would cause me to change my belief that Miranda Du would make an excellent federal judge,” Sandoval said. [10]

Judge Miranda Du and Reno lawyer Brian Brown protest

Judge Miranda Du and Reno lawyer Brian Brown protest

 In August 2015, a Plaintiff Ty Robben in a civil rights lawsuit against Defendants Carson City, et al, protested [11] against Judge Miranda Du for the use of Summary Judgment (FRCP 56) calling it an unconstitutional violation of the 7th amendment [12] Summary Judgment is unconstitutional. “In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.” – – The 7th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America. [13]

In August 09, 2015 The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals panel recently overturned a 2013 ruling by federal judge Mirnada Du in Reno who threw out most of the lawsuit filed by the Colorado-based WildEarth Guardians. [14]Judge Miranda Du had concluded the harm cited by the conservationists would not be alleviated by halting the operations in Nevada because the state has said it would carry out the killings of coyotes, mountain lions, ravens and other predators itself. But the three-judge panel in San Francisco said in the new opinion that Du’s conclusion was “speculative at best” and ordered her to reconsider the case.[15]

7th Amendment protest goes off at the Reno Federal Court – Ty Robben proclaims summary judgment unconstitutional

Judge Miranda Du Reno Nevada Federal Court

Judge Miranda Du and Reno Attorney Brian Brown Summary Judgment is Unconstitutional! Justice delayed is justice denied

Today Friday August 14th 2015 Ty Robben and Mike Weston along with some friends made that statement that the use of Summary Judgment is unconstitutional and a violation of the 7th Amendment of the US Constitution that guarantees the right to a civil jury trial.

I would like to thank the Courthouse security “Homeland Security” for being professional and “keeping us safe”! says Robben who also thanks the Reno Police Department who were on hand for what turned out to be a very, very casual protest.

We didn’t chalk the sidewalks even though we could have said Robben who said he will continue the “peaceful protest” and hopes other join him in solidarity. After all, an injustice to one is an injustice to all. 

Summary Judgment is unconstitutional.

“In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.” – – The 7th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America

Summary judgment is cited as a significant reason for the dramatic decline in the number of jury trials in civil cases in federal court. Judges extensively use the device to clear the federal docket of cases deemed meritless. Recent scholarship even has called for the mandatory use of summary judgment prior to settlement. While other scholars question the use of summary judgment in certain types of cases (for example, civil rights cases), all scholars and judges assume away a critical question: whether summary judgment is constitutional. The conventional wisdom is that the Supreme Court settled the issue a century ago in Fidelity & Deposit Co. v. United States. But a review of that case reveals that the conventional wisdom is wrong: the constitutionality of summary judgment has never been resolved by the Supreme Court. This Essay is the first to examine the question and takes the seemingly heretical position that summary judgment is unconstitutional. The question is governed by the Seventh Amendment which provides that “[i]n Suits at common law, . . . the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.”

Judge Du Reno

Judge Miranda Du and dirty Harry Reid

The Supreme Court has held that “common law” in the Seventh Amendment refers to the English common law in 1791. This Essay demonstrates that no procedure similar to summary judgment existed under the English common law and also reveals that summary judgment violates the core principles or “substance” of the English common law. The Essay concludes that, despite the uniform acceptance of the device, summary judgment is unconstitutional.

The Essay then responds to likely objections, including that the federal courts cannot function properly without summary judgment. By describing the burden that the procedure of summary judgment imposes upon the courts, the Essay argues that summary judgment may not be necessary to the judicial system but rather, by contrast, imposes significant costs upon the system.

read more: Why summary judgment is unconstitutional

Miranda Du

Judge Miranda Du and Reno Attorney Brian Brown Summary Judgment is Unconstitutional! Justice delayed is justice denied

Judge Miranda Du

Judge Miranda Du and Reno Attorney Brian Brown Summary Judgment is Unconstitutional! Justice delayed is justice denied

justice delayed is justice denied

Judge Miranda Du and Reno Attorney Brian Brown Summary Judgment is Unconstitutional! Justice delayed is justice denied

Constitutional Conversation: 7th Amendment

Judge Miranda Du

7th Amendment protest coming to Reno next week to demand the use of summary judgment as unconstitutional?

 Ty Robben on Infowars

Ty Robben at the Reno Monsanto protest showcasing the “World’s largest CRIME SCENE tape” 

5/07/30/7th-amendment-protest-coming-to-reno-next-week-to-demand-the-use-of-summary-judgment-as-unconstitutional/

Come help protest the rampant corruption this Friday 08/14/15 at 8am to noon in front of the federal courthouse on So. Virginia St. in Reno.

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This picture shows the size of the CRIME SCENE tape we will display in front of the Reno Federal courthouse.

Judge Miranda Du Reno Nevada Federal Court

Judge Miranda Du and Reno Attorney Brian Brown Summary Judgment is Unconstitutional! Justice delayed is justice denied

Today Friday August 14th 2015 Ty Robben and Mike Weston along with some friends made that statement that the use of Summary Judgment is unconstitutional and a violation of the 7th Amendment of the US Constitution that guarantees the right to a civil jury trial.

I would like to thank the Courthouse security “Homeland Security” for being professional and “keeping us safe”! says Robben who also thanks the Reno Police Department who were on hand for what turned out to be a very, very casual protest.

We didn’t chalk the sidewalks even though we could have said Robben who said he will continue the “peaceful protest” and hopes other join him in solidarity. After all, an injustice to one is an injustice to all. 

read more: Why summary judgment is unconstitutional

Miranda Du

Judge Miranda Du and Reno Attorney Brian Brown Summary Judgment is Unconstitutional! Justice delayed is justice denied

Judge Miranda Du

Judge Miranda Du and Reno Attorney Brian Brown Summary Judgment is Unconstitutional! Justice delayed is justice denied

justice delayed is justice denied

Judge Miranda Du and Reno Attorney Brian Brown Summary Judgment is Unconstitutional! Justice delayed is justice denied

Constitutional Conversation: 7th Amendment

We are doing a photo shoot and need some people to hold the “worlds largest crime scene tape” in front of the courthouse. we’ll be doing more protests and this is for the photo shoot to promote the next series of protests. If you have experienced government/judicial/police corruption, this protest is for you!

Contact robben.ty@gmail.com

Here’s the banner we need help displaying for a few hours.

  • Reno Federal Judge Miranda Du is at the center of the 7th Amendment Summary Judgment is unconstitutional protest in Reno Nevada. Dirty harry Reid introduces Miranda Du at nomination hearing and calls her a “boat child“.

Slow-balled, Stone-walled and Corn-holed…

Summary Judgment is unconstitutional.

“In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.” – – The 7th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America

Summary judgment is cited as a significant reason for the dramatic decline in the number of jury trials in civil cases in federal court. Judges extensively use the device to clear the federal docket of cases deemed meritless. Recent scholarship even has called for the mandatory use of summary judgment prior to settlement. While other scholars question the use of summary judgment in certain types of cases (for example, civil rights cases), all scholars and judges assume away a critical question: whether summary judgment is constitutional. The conventional wisdom is that the Supreme Court settled the issue a century ago in Fidelity & Deposit Co. v. United States. But a review of that case reveals that the conventional wisdom is wrong: the constitutionality of summary judgment has never been resolved by the Supreme Court. This Essay is the first to examine the question and takes the seemingly heretical position that summary judgment is unconstitutional. The question is governed by the Seventh Amendment which provides that “[i]n Suits at common law, . . . the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.”

Judge Du Reno

Judge Miranda Du and dirty Harry Reid

The Supreme Court has held that “common law” in the Seventh Amendment refers to the English common law in 1791. This Essay demonstrates that no procedure similar to summary judgment existed under the English common law and also reveals that summary judgment violates the core principles or “substance” of the English common law. The Essay concludes that, despite the uniform acceptance of the device, summary judgment is unconstitutional.

The Essay then responds to likely objections, including that the federal courts cannot function properly without summary judgment. By describing the burden that the procedure of summary judgment imposes upon the courts, the Essay argues that summary judgment may not be necessary to the judicial system but rather, by contrast, imposes significant costs upon the system.

read more: Why summary judgment is unconstitutional

Stay tuned as this story develops.

Read more about Judge Miranda Du here: Harry Reid introduces his 2011 Judge Miranda Du at nomination hearing and calls her a “boat child”

Constitutional Conversation: 7th Amendment

Judge Miranda Du

7th Amendment protest coming to Reno next week to demand the use of summary judgment as unconstitutional?

 Ty Robben on Infowars

Ty Robben at the Reno Monsanto protest showcasing the “World’s largest CRIME SCENE tape” 

5/07/30/7th-amendment-protest-coming-to-reno-next-week-to-demand-the-use-of-summary-judgment-as-unconstitutional/

Reno Federal Judge Miranda Du over tuned by three-judge panel, Du’s conclusion was “speculative at best” and ordered her to reconsider the case.

Judge Miranda Du

Reno Federal Judge Miranda Du over tuned by three-judge panel, Du’s conclusion was “speculative at best” and ordered her to reconsider the case.

RENO, Nev. — A U.S. appeals court has breathed new life into a conservation group’s legal battle in Nevada aimed at shutting down a Depression-era government program that spends more than $100 million a year to subsidize the killing of predators that threaten livestock.

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals panel recently overturned a 2013 ruling by a federal judge in Reno named Miranda Du whom Harry Reid referred to as a “boat child” who threw out most of the lawsuit filed by the Colorado-based WildEarth Guardians.

The lawsuit claims the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services is acting illegally because it relies on scientific and environmental data that is decades old.

They want the program suspended until the underlying data is more current.
Judge Miranda Du had concluded the harm cited by the conservationists would not be alleviated by halting the operations in Nevada because the state has said it would carry out the killings of coyotes, mountain lions, ravens and other predators itself.
But the three-judge panel in San Francisco said in the new opinion that Du’s conclusion was “speculative at best” and ordered her to reconsider the case.

“Any independent predator damage management activities by Nevada are hypothetical rather than actual,” Circuit Judge Michelle T. Friedland wrote Aug. 3.

The Wildlife Services program has given money to Nevada and other states across the West for more than 80 years.

Bethany Cotton, wildlife director for WildEarth Guardians, said it’s a critical ruling.

“For decades, Wildlife Services has operated in the shadows as though it were above the law,” Cotton said.bad judge

Du has not yet set a briefing schedule for the case to continue in Reno. USDA officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Officials for the Nevada Farm Bureau Federation and Nevada Cattlemen’s Association said they were disappointed and disagreed with the circuit court ruling.

The “predator control program not only benefits the livestock industry, but it benefits wildlife sustainability as well,” said Ron Torell of Elko, president of the cattlemen’s group. He said sage grouse specifically benefit from reductions in the population of coyotes, which sometimes feed on the birds, and ravens, which sometimes eat their eggs.
The conservationists said the program that spent $127 million to exterminate more than 5 million animals in 2010 should be suspended nationally until USDA updates its scientific analysis that’s based largely on an environmental impact statement conducted in 1994.

Cotton said most of the science the program relies on dates to the 1970s and 1980s and has largely been disproven by recent research.

“For example, peer-reviewed science shows that indiscriminant killing of coyotes triggers a biological response that actually leads to an increase in the coyote population,” she said. She said a better way to protect sage grouse from coyotes — and their eggs from ravens — is to enforce livestock grazing standards that prevent overgrazing that eliminates grass and sage brush the birds need for cover.

The conservationists said in their appeal that Nevada doesn’t have the resources to continue all the work in a state where federal officials spend $1.5 million to kill about 6,000 coyotes annually. They cited state documents supporting their view, and a Nevada Department of Wildlife official acknowledged earlier they probably were right.
“We wouldn’t have the manpower,” NDOW spokesman Chris Healy told AP at the time. “They are in some wild places in Nevada doing that kind of predator work where we have zero personnel. We already have a full plate.”

Judge Du concluded a Nevada member of the group, Don Molde, legally established actual harm as a result of a reduction in his ability to view coyotes, mountain lions and ravens. But she agreed with the government’s argument that “there’s no relief they can obtain that would redress their alleged injury.”

Andrew E. Wetzler, wildlife conservation director for the Natural Resources Defense Council, said the consequences of the appellate ruling “are hard to understate.”
“If USDA had prevailed, it would have been virtually impossible to ever challenge any predator management plan undertaken with a state or local government in federal court,” he wrote on the group’s staff blog. “All Wildlife Services would have to do is to get a letter from the state or locality saying: ‘we would do this anyway.”

SOURCE: http://www.mailtribune.com/article/20150808/NEWS/150809645

City of Reno completes $10 purchase of Cal Neva garage

RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) — The city of Reno announced Tuesday that it has finalized its purchase of the Cal Neva parking garage next to City Hall for $10.

The deal, signed by Mayor Hillary Schieve, includes the deed for the garage and portions of adjoining streets, according to a statement from the city.

A portion of the garage will be leased back to the seller, the statement said.

The city said in its statement that it would consider making repairs and upgrades to the garage through part of a $3.5 million investment in infrastructure.

About $1 million has been set aside to begin restoration, the city said, although any improvements would be ultimately decided by the city council.

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Sam DEHNE bets $100 that Reno council will approve the duplicated highway in Reno

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Police confirm two pipe bombs found, disarmed in northwest Reno home

bombRENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) — Reno police confirmed that two pipe bombs were found inside a northwest Reno home Friday and had been successfully disarmed.

Police and other agencies had received a report at about 3 p.m. from a home near Harding Way and Bryan Street, after a bail bondsman said he found items that resembled improvised explosive devices

The bail bondsman had visited the home attempting to find a person, police said. No one was found inside the house.

Members of the bomb squad successfully disarmed the two bombs. No injuries were reported.pibe bomb

Police said there appeared to be no intent to set off the two bombs inside the home.

About a dozen dozen surrounding houses had voluntarily evacuated after a notice was issued by authorities, according to police.

The area around Harding and Bryan was reported open.

No outstanding suspects were immediately sought, police said, but the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Reno police at (775) 334-2175 or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900.

Help Ty Robben at gofundme.com and support the 7th Amendment protest coming to Reno Nevada August 2015.

Help support the 7th Amendment protest coming to Reno Nevada August 2015.

We got funding and did the protest – see the story here: 

https://nevadastatepersonnelwatch.wordpress.com/2015/08/14/7th-amendment-protest-goes-off-at-the-reno-federal-court-ty-robben-proclaims-summary-judgment-unconstitutional/

http://www.gofundme.com/8g6pqpf7es

We got funding and did the protest – see the story here: 

https://nevadastatepersonnelwatch.wordpress.com/2015/08/14/7th-amendment-protest-goes-off-at-the-reno-federal-court-ty-robben-proclaims-summary-judgment-unconstitutional/

UPDATE 08/09/2015: I got funding – Thanks to those who supported me as this protest starts this week. We are making new signs and I’ll have pictures up as soon as we hit the streets this week (or next depending on weather).

Reno Nevada resident Ty Robben plans to demonstrate in the very near future about the Reno Federal Court and in particular, Judge Miranda Du’s use of summary judgement to dismiss certain causes of action in his civil rights lawsuit against various Carson City officials including former disgraced DA Neil Rombardo , his corrupt assistant DA Mark Krueger and corrupt Carson City justice of the peace “judge” John Tatro.

“I plan to stay in front of the Reno courthouse with my signs until I get my day in court” says Robben.

Miranda Du judge,

Ty Robben says “This is hurting me financially and preventing me from getting treatment for my dog Tytan who’s suffering from bone cancer. They destroyed me and my family and now I am going to lose my dog.”

Ty Robben says “This is hurting me financially and preventing me from getting treatment for my dog Tytan who’s suffering from bone cancer. They destroyed me and my family and now I am going to lose my dog.” Update 08/04/2015 my dog passed. 

Ty Robben needs funding at http://www.gofundme.com/8g6pqpf7es to bring “The WORLDS LARGEST CRIME SCENE TAPE” to the Reno Federal Courthouse where he want’s to display the signs and use his 1st Amendment rights to protest the violation of his 7th Amendment rights. See previous KOLO news story here: https://youtu.be/gbk0rKPnbfs

Those listed are Defendants’ in a civil rights lawsuit filed by Robben that includes a cornucopia of claims including malicious prosecution, defamation, RICO (racketeering), false imprisonment, false arrest, and virtually every Constitutional amendment a person can suffer from including the 1st 2nd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th and 14th amendments of the US Constitution!

Ty Robben is fed-up and demands justice or there will be no peace. Stay tuned as the next Bundy Ranch heats up in crazy Nevada.

Reno Federal Judge Miranda Du is at the center of the 7th Amendment Summary Judgment is unconstitutional protest in Reno Nevada.

Reno Federal Judge Miranda Du is at the center of the 7th Amendment Summary Judgment is unconstitutional protest in Reno Nevada. Dirty harry Reid introduces Miranda Du at nomination hearing

Judge Miranda Du

Reno Federal Judge Miranda Du is at the center of the 7th Amendment Summary Judgment is unconstitutional protest in Reno Nevada.

Summary Judgment is unconstitutional. “In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.” – – The 7th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America

Summary judgment is cited as a significant reason for the dramatic decline in the number of jury trials in civil cases in federal court. Judges extensively use the device to clear the federal docket of cases deemed meritless. Recent scholarship even has called for the mandatory use of summary judgment prior to settlement. While other scholars question the use of summary judgment in certain types of cases (for example, civil rights cases), all scholars and judges assume away a critical question: whether summary judgment is constitutional. The conventional wisdom is that the Supreme Court settled the issue a century ago in Fidelity & Deposit Co. v. United States. But a review of that case reveals that the conventional wisdom is wrong: the constitutionality of summary judgment has never been resolved by the Supreme Court. This Essay is the first to examine the question and takes the seemingly heretical position that summary judgment is unconstitutional. The question is governed by the Seventh Amendment which provides that “[i]n Suits at common law, . . . the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.”

Judge Du Reno

Judge Miranda Du and dirty Harry Reid

The Supreme Court has held that “common law” in the Seventh Amendment refers to the English common law in 1791. This Essay demonstrates that no procedure similar to summary judgment existed under the English common law and also reveals that summary judgment violates the core principles or “substance” of the English common law. The Essay concludes that, despite the uniform acceptance of the device, summary judgment is unconstitutional.

The Essay then responds to likely objections, including that the federal courts cannot function properly without summary judgment. By describing the burden that the procedure of summary judgment imposes upon the courts, the Essay argues that summary judgment may not be necessary to the judicial system but rather, by contrast, imposes significant costs upon the system.

read more: Why summary judgment is unconstitutional

Stay tuned as this story develops.

Read more about Judge Miranda Du here: Harry Reid introduces his 2011 Judge Miranda Du at nomination hearing and calls her a “boat child”

Constitutional Conversation: 7th Amendment

Judge Miranda Du

7th Amendment protest coming to Reno next week to demand the use of summary judgment as unconstitutional?

7th Amendment protest coming to Reno next week to demand the use of summary judgment as unconstitutional?

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7th Amendment protest coming to Reno next week to demand the use of summary judgment as unconstitutional?

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 Is Ty Robben’s 7th Amendment protest against Judge Miranda Du coming to Reno next week?

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7th Amendment protest coming to Reno Judge Miranda Du next week to demand the use of summary judgment as unconstitutional?

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7th Amendment protest coming to Reno Judge Miranda Du next week to demand the use of summary judgment as unconstitutional?


Is a 7th Amendment protest coming to Reno next week? Stay tuned. Summary Judgement is unconstitutional. Ty Robben plans to demonstrate in the very near future about the Reno Federal Court and in particular, Judge Miranda Du’s use of summary judgement to dismiss certain causes of action in his civil rights lawsuit against various Carson City officials including former disgraced DA Neil Rombardo and his corrupt assistant DA Mark Krueger.

Ty Robben started a go fund me website to help raise money for the protest and his dog Tytan who has medical needs because of a recent discovery of bone cancer in his leg.

Ty Robben’s lawsuit also includes corrupt Carson City justice of the peace “judge” John Tatro. judge tatro

The complaint also includes the Carson City Department  of Alternative Sentencing (DAS) and names numerous Defendants including Sheriff Kenny Furlong and even jailhouse Dr. Joe Joseph E. McEllistrem.

Those listed are Defendants’ in a civil rights lawsuit file by Robben that includes a cornucopia of claims including malicious prosecution, defamation, RICO (racketeering), false imprisonment, false arrest, and virtually every Constitutional amendment a person can suffer from including the 1st 2nd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th and 14th amendments of the US Constitution!

Ty Robben is fed-up and demands justice or there will be no peace. Stay tuned as the next Bundy Ranch heats up in crazy Nevada.

Ty Robben says he want’s peace and justice. No justice is no peace. This is a crazy case where Judge Tatro falsify accused Robben of hiring a hit man to kill him and well as trying to frame Robben on the shooting of Tatro’s home which turned out to be the crazy drunk judges mistress! Only in Carson City can you find hillbilly justice like this.

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Ty Robben says “This is hurting me financially and preventing me from getting treatment for my dog Tytan who’s suffering from bone cancer.”

Ty Robben says “This is hurting me financially and preventing me from getting treatment for my dog Tytan who’s suffering from bone cancer.”

Stay tuned as this story develops.

Why Summary Judgment is Unconstitutional

Suja A. Thomas

Abstract:

Summary judgment is cited as a significant reason for the dramatic decline in the number of jury trials in civil cases in federal court. Judges extensively use the device to clear the federal docket of cases deemed meritless. Recent scholarship even has called for the mandatory use of summary judgment prior to settlement. While other scholars question the use of summary judgment in certain types of cases (for example, civil rights cases), all scholars and judges assume away a critical question: whether summary judgment is constitutional. The conventional wisdom is that the Supreme Court settled the issue a century ago in Fidelity & Deposit Co. v. United States. But a review of that case reveals that the conventional wisdom is wrong: the constitutionality of summary judgment has never been resolved by the Supreme Court. This Essay is the first to examine the question and takes the seemingly heretical position that summary judgment is unconstitutional. The question is governed by the Seventh Amendment which provides that “[i]n Suits at common law, . . . the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.” The Supreme Court has held that “common law” in the Seventh Amendment refers to the English common law in 1791. This Essay demonstrates that no procedure similar to summary judgment existed under the English common law and also reveals that summary judgment violates the core principles or “substance” of the English common law. The Essay concludes that, despite the uniform acceptance of the device, summary judgment is unconstitutional. The Essay then responds to likely objections, including that the federal courts cannot function properly without summary judgment. By describing the burden that the procedure of summary judgment imposes upon the courts, the Essay argues that summary judgment may not be necessary to the judicial system but rather, by contrast, imposes significant costs upon the system.

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Reno homeless cited on camping, overflow shelter full

RenoReno police officers began citing the homeless last week for illegally camping along the Truckee River Corridor and directing them to an overflow shelter – which is now full.

Since the effort began on July 13, at least 15 people have been cited and two were arrested on unrelated warrants, police said.

“We’re trying our best to work with them and not just issue citations, which is basically a fine,” Reno Police Officer Tim Broadway said in an earlier interview. “Hopefully, they know we’re serious about cleaning up the city.”

The fines cost $500, but that can change if it goes before a judge. Other options include community service.

The push to enforce illegal camping and move the homeless into shelters is part of a region-wide effort to beautify the river, improve safety and address the city’s homeless problem, city officials said.

“But we don’t want to discount the homeless,” Reno Police Sgt. Wade Clark said in an earlier interview. “We want to come up with a plan to tackle the homeless population, get them into housing and not just shoo them away.”

Unless someone has a permit, it’s illegal to camp within a certain amount of feet from the river at night, Clark said.

Camping is only allowed on designated camp sites with a permit, unless it’s a commercial campsite, city officials said.

Officers have been giving out warnings to those who haven’t come into contact with police before on the issue, Clark said. They have been educating the homeless on local camping laws and available resources. That includes the overflow shelter, which recently reopened in late June.

‘We like being out here, this is our home’

Donald “Dopey” Crane, 32, of Reno often walks along the river walk to visit some of his homeless friends, who camp nearby.

“They scattered us out because we usually live in groups,” Crane said Thursday. “We feel safer in groups. We just want to be like everybody else. We like being out here, this is our home.”

Crane said he’s experienced homelessness since he was 15 years old. For nearly 13 years, he’s camped along the river, but now lives in a home near downtown Reno, he said.

“There are some people out here that want to buy alcohol or drugs with the money they ask for, but most of us want to make it day by day,” Crane said. “We protect our own. It’s not bad out here, but it’s rough.”

Still, Crane often refers his homeless friends to the shelter, the food bank and other resources, he said.

“They should take advantage of it while they can,” Crane said. “That’s what it’s there for.”

“The shelter themselves are full,” he said, when asked why so many homeless don’t sleep at the shelter. “It’s first come, first serve.”

Finding permanent solutions

The City of Reno recently paid to have the overflow shelter re-opened through August, costing $24,000 a month in federal grants.

The shelter, operated by the Volunteers of America, would usually open in the winter and close in the summer. It accommodates 100 people – 85 men and 15 women. But 28 more beds were added, said Sandy Isham, VOA community relations officer.

“So yes, that has been running for the last four nights, completely full,” she said Thursday.

Regardless, there’s still room at the shelter’s day rooms, which can fit 60 people. Recently, only 20 individuals have been staying in the extra space.

“A person can come in and sit at a table at night,” Isham said. “It’s not as comfortable as sleeping in a bed, but you’re much safer and more comfortable whether it’s a winter evening or a hot summer (day), you’re going to be in an air conditioned building and supervised by our staff. This is actually a much safer situation for someone than to be out on the street.

“People who are on the street are very vulnerable to being attacked, hurt, robbed,” she said. “It’s dangerous to be out on the street, it really is.”

This is the second year in a row that the overflow shelter has extended past the winter. The goal is to get the homeless into the shelter and in the organization’s programs to eventually help them find permanent housing and work.

The organization’s success rate for families reached 79 percent, while only 55 percent of men and women were able to find appropriate housing this fiscal year, Isham said.

“We don’t want to change their situation for today, we want them to have a better life,” she said. “That’s always our goal.”

Big plans to shelter the homeless

Plans to eventually open the overflow shelter year round are already in motion.

“The only thing that keeps us from doing that is funding,” Isham said. “It’s difficult. It can be challenging to get all of that funded.

“When you have the overflow, you have to pay for the staff, transportation and all of that,” she said.

Reno, Sparks and Washoe County agencies have been working together to help the homeless. That includes plans for housing developments, Alex Woodley, Reno code enforcement manager, said.

“Police would have the ability to send people somewhere, and we like it because it’s safe place for people to go to because – as they say – everything happens after midnight,” Woodley said of a year round overflow shelter.

Last year, 28 percent of shelter clients were seniors, Elaine Wiseman, city management analyst, said Thursday. About 97 were identified as homeless with 67 found to be chronically homeless, she said.

This year, 112 were identified as homeless at an annual count in late January. Of that total 38 were chronically homeless.

A seven year study done by the city showed a peak in homelessness from 2010 through 2012. It was followed by a steady decline in 2013, Wiseman said.

“We have a housing first model, and we’re trying to get people into a house and then work on their issues,” she said. “They need to be served and housed right now.”

A public meeting is set to discuss long-term plans for the overflow shelter and gaps in services, Wiseman said. The meeting is set for 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the Reno City Council Chambers at city hall.

Check RGJ for more updates as they become available.

Follow the RGJ’s Marcella Corona on Twitter at @Marcella_Anahi and on Facebook at Facebook.com/Marcella.Anahi

If you go:

What: Homeless Services Public Meeting

When 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Reno City Council Chambers at Reno City Hall, 1 E. First St.

For more information about services and the shelter visit the Volunteers of America website at http://www.voa-ncnn.org/northern-nevada

Source: City of Reno

LGBT flag removed from Reno City Hall

City of Reno officials sent News 4 a response in regards to the LGBT flag replacing the American flag Sunday:

“The City of Reno honors and respects the men and women who serve our country and we apologize to those we may have offended. While we made an error in not flying the American flag along with the pride flag, when we discovered we were not flying both, we immediately returned to flying the American flag. Neither the Mayor nor City Council was aware we were not flying the American flag. The City was proud to participate in pride weekend and will continue to celebrate our diverse community.”

-Statement from the City of Reno

Mayor Hillary Schieve released her own personal statement saying:

“I was alerted tonight that the US flag was not flying over City Hall. I can most certainly see why people would be offended or upset. I did not order that the American flag be taken down. I have asked that the flag be put back immediately! It was certainly not the city’s intention to be disrespectful and never should have happened. I will take full responsibility since I represent this city. I have family members who have served and I know the importance of the ultimate sacrifice they have made for our country. I am very proud to be an American and we should always support our troops and veterans no matter what. I too am offended and there is no excuse for this. Those who have served deserve the highest respect for their service. My sincerest apologies!!!”

-Statement from Mayor Hillary Schieve


RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) — An LGBT flag flying at Reno City Hall has been taken down as of 8:45pm Sunday. The American flag is flying once again.

A News 4 crew was asked Sunday afternoon why the American flag wasn’t flying at Reno City Hall. Instead, the LGBT flag was flying in its place.

News 4 has reached out to city officials for comment. Stay with News 4 for the latest on this developing story.

Reno shuts down site where homeless are fed

RenoRENO — The City of Reno is looking for a new location to feed more than 200 homeless people daily after shutting down the We Care Volunteers site.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports volunteers are speaking with the city council Wednesday to figure out an alternative location.

Code Enforcement Manager Alex Woodley says Since We Care began serving meals to the homeless on the property of the Morris Burner Hotel.

The meals at the hotel were served Monday through Thursday from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Woodley says the meals were being served at a time when people are hungrier and more inebriated, which leads to more conflicts.

We Care Volunteers president Amber Dobson says she hopes the city finds a place for them to serve, but she hopes the feeding time doesn’t change.

Video has surfaced on YouTube showing a fight near the Reno Arch on Saturday night in downtown.

RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) —  Video has surfaced on YouTube showing a fight near the Reno Arch on Saturday night in downtown.

When two Reno police officers arrived, they found between eight and 10 people fighting, Officer Timothy Broadway said Monday.

The officers tried to break up the fight and later told them to quit resisting the officers, Broadway said.

A woman with a baton approached an officer who then responded by tasing the woman, Broadway said.

Once the woman was tased, the fight ended, she was treated at the scene for minor injuries and booked into the Washoe County jail.

Lena Conway, 28, was charged with obstructing and resisting an officer and possession of a dangerous weapon, police said.

Two other people also were charged and booked, Broadway said.

Joshua  Aguilar, 26, was charged  with obstructing and resisting an officer and passion of a dangerous weapon, police said. Taren Williams, 21, was charged with obstructing and resisting an officer, police said.

Nevada’s “Stand Your Ground” law for property owners: Burgarello trial off to fast start in Reno

murder of Judge TatroRENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) — The murder trial of Wayne Burgarello is off to a fast pace in Washoe District Court.
The elderly man is accused of shooting two trespassers inside his vacant duplex in sparks killing one and seriously injuring another.

It’s a case that is bringing Nevada’s “Stand Your Ground” law for property owners to the forefront.   On Tuesday in Reno, Burgarello’s lawyer noted her client has suffered strokes.

She was worried the stress of the trial may be having an impact.  In the end, he was deemed competent.  The other issue was a juror. She had daycare problems and was dismissed from jury service.  An alternate was put into her place.

In opening statements, prosecutor Bruce Hahn said that Burgarello opened fire using two guns when he entered Burgarello’s vacant unit in February 2014.  Defense attorney Theresa Ristenpart paints a different picture — a property owner defending his property from trespassers. Both attorneys say a friend of Burgarello told him a red truck was parked in the driveway.   Nevada law allows a property owner to use deadly force to defend property if they are in fear for their life.

But the property owner cannot be the initial aggressor.  The trial is expected to last two weeks.
 

Mari St. Martin the spokeswoman for Governor Brian Sandoval was booked into the Washoe County jail over the weekend for DUI and driving the wrong way down a one-way road.

The spokeswoman for Governor Brian Sandoval was booked into the Washoe County jail over the weekend for DUI and driving the wrong way down a one-way road.

Mari St. Martin the spokeswoman for Governor Brian Sandoval was booked into the Washoe County jail over the weekend for DUI and driving the wrong way down a one-way road.

brian-sandoval-bongRENO, NV – The spokeswoman for Governor Brian Sandoval was booked into the Washoe County jail over the weekend for DUI and driving the wrong way down a one-way road.

Reno police arrested 30-year-old Mari St. Martin late the night of Friday, May 8, 2015. She was booked and released.

St. Martin has been Sandoval’s communications director since 2014; she had worked for his re-election campaign, and before that worked for Congressman Joe Heck and Senator Dean Heller. She also unsuccessfully ran for a seat in the Nevada State Senate in 2012.

Jeb Bush, a GOP presidential contender for 2016, will hold a town hall meeting in Reno Wednesday morning

jeb-george-bushFormer Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a GOP presidential contender for 2016, will hold a town hall meeting in Reno Wednesday morning at the Evelyn Mount Community Center, 1301 Valley Road.

The program is scheduled for 8:45 a.m. and the doors will be open to the public at 8:30 a.m.

Bush is the third GOP presidential candidate to visit Northern Nevada during the early-campaign cycle. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., visited Reno earlier this year and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee spoke at the Nevada GOP Central Committee meeting in Carson City recently.

Bush is scheduled to speak at the Clark County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner Wednesday evening in Las Vegas.

Military Convoy With Microwave Weapons Seen In Jade Helm 15 ‘Permissive’ Nevada Provides More Evidence Of Massive Civil Unrest Preparation In America!

Military Convoy With Microwave Weapons Seen In Jade Helm 15 ‘Permissive’ Nevada Provides More Evidence Of Massive Civil Unrest Preparation In America!

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By Stefan Stanford – All News Pipeline – Live Free Or Die

An All News Pipeline reader has emailed us the photograph above as well as the 1st video below which show a US military convoy with microwave weapons units taking a break while heading west on I-80 near Reno, Nevada. These units are used by the military as a non-lethal method of crowd control according to Extreme Tech, causing a tremendous amount of pain to those who the weapon is used against and making the skin burn’ from the inside out, though said to cause no permanent injuries. This is just the latest sighting by everyday Americans across the country that provides us with more proof of huge preparation for some kind of an ‘event’ by the US military that looks more and more as being preparation for crowd control and civil unrest in America for when the economy completes its’ tumble, leaving the US a 3rd world nation.

A microwave weapons convoy was seen in Jade Helm 15 permissive state Nevada and video emailed to All News Pipeline. These weapons are used for crowd control but can also be set to kill.

Called an ‘active denial system’, these weapons can be mounted on top of vehicles or used as stand-alone units with their own generators on wheels as seen in the picture above and video below. Sending a non-lethal millimeter-wave electromagnetic energy beam at ‘attackers’, the energy beams penetrate skin up to 1/64 of an inch deep and cause a sensation that is similar to one being on fire – a two-second energy burst can heat a humans skin up to 130 degrees, causing anyone within its vicinity to pull away by reflex. These weapons can also be set to kill and work much like a microwave oven, with human beings being cooked rather than popcorn and pizza. Much more below.

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Like a kid playing a video game, the next video below shows us one of these microwave weapons systems in action with role players acting as rioters with govt agents working the joystick – the purpose of these weapons is painfully clear. The human targets allowthemselves to be ‘cooked’. After watching this video you can get an idea of how effective these weapons will be in dealing with civil unrest and the rioting hungry.

If you think that these weapons really cause ‘little damage’, you’ll need to watch the next video below in which we see evidence that microwave weapons were used in Iraq on Iraqi soldiers who were literally cooked to death by them. Let’s all hope they don’t ‘accidentally’ turn up the power or this could be all of us in 3rd world America.

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Reno-area gigafactory expected to play role in new Tesla effort

Tesla NevadaRENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) – A highly anticipated Tesla announcement scheduled for Thursday night has spiked the car company’s shares by 7 percent.

There are little details as to what Tesla CEO Elon Musk will announce, but there are major clues.

He set the internet abuzz last month with a tweet saying it would be a new product line—- and not a car.

All signs point to what the company calls, Stationary Energy Storage Applications. In simpler terms, they’re consumer batteries that would power homes and businesses; at a fraction of the price. Musk’s brother tells CNNmoney it could slash electric bills by 25 percent.

With Tesla moving into town in a couple years, the $5 billion gigafactory just outside of Reno could play a big role in producing the innovative batteries.

According to Tesla’s latest projections, the gigafactory will produce battery packs for their automobiles and later, as much as a quarter of the plant’s capacity could be used for stationary batteries.

During the company’s last quarterly earnings call in February, Musk indicated that a home consumer battery would be unveiled soon. Also, in the latest shareholder report, Tesla projected it would start ramping up sales of stationary batteries in 2015.

Ask Joe: How did the city of Reno ‘find’ $10.9 million?

Bags-Of-Money-Dollar-Signs-Bills-CoinsRENO, Nev. (www.MyNews4.com & KRNV)

From the Ask Joe file, a question tonight about Reno’s finances and a big development this week that’s been in the news.
Brandon, not Wholey, but another Brandon, wrote in to say “Don’t you think the city of Reno should have to explain why all of a sudden they have $10.9 million in surplus?  Brandon says that is a large amount of money to just “show up” all of sudden.
Source: http://www.mynews4.com/mostpopular/story/Ask-Joe-How-did-city-find-10-9-million/QcqEeC8QnkexSY3YuG_VDg.cspx

RenoHere’s what I found out:

This has definitely been the topic of a lot of conversation this week after the city council made the announcement that this extra money had turned up almost $11 million.
I checked with Deanna Gescheider and Kate Thomas at the city of Reno, Thomas is the assistant city manager.  I asked if they could give me a better explanation about where the money came from…Here’s what they told me:  It wasn’t that the just found the money — it is actually a case of revenues being higher than expected in several different categories.

Property taxes were up 22% or $2.4 million.
Business license fees were up 30% or $3.3 million.
Franchise fees were up almost $3 million dollars.
Consolidated tax distributions like the tobacco tax another $1.3 million and
Miscellaneous — that is  gaming license, administration fees and parking revenues were also up nearly a million dollars from what was budgeted.

So if you add it all up that is nearly eleven million dollars that the city wasn’t expecting to have but it’s not like it was lax accounting or that it just showed up in the couch cushions. This is increased revenue the city is seeing now that the economy is starting to bounce back.

Now the question is what to do with it, and the council is considering a number of options including using the money to clean up downtown, purchasing the Grand Sierra Fire Station and helping to revitalize Virginia Lake.  Another option is just to save it for a rainy day.  But those are just suggestions, the only thing set in stone is that the money is there to be spent.

Thanks to our viewer Brandon for sending in that question, and to Deanna and Kate at City Hall for providing a clear explanation of where that money came from!

lawyer for a homeless Reno man has filed a civil rights lawsuit accusing sheriff’s deputies of routinely seizing and destroying homeless people’s property without prior notice or due process.

County accused of illegally seizing property of homelessRENO — A lawyer for a homeless Reno man has filed a civil rights lawsuit accusing sheriff’s deputies of routinely seizing and destroying homeless people’s property without prior notice or due process.

Plaintifff Robert Wynters said his property was taken three times since September, twice while looking for work after tucking his bedding and clothes beneath a bridge where he lives along the Truckee River.

The lawsuit characterizes the warrantless seizures as the “criminalization of homelessness” and seeks unspecified damages from Washoe County and a court order halting the practice.

It cites numerous cases where judges have struck down as unconstitutional similar policies in Miami, Los Angeles, Sacramento and Fresno, California.

“Driven by business interests, or not-in-my-backyard attitudes, the ultimate goal of such measures is often to remove the visible effects of homelessness and poverty from downtowns and tourist destinations,” said the lawsuit filed by attorney Terri Keyser-Cooper on March 24 in U.S. District Court.

“The intent is clear: Destroy what little the homeless have in this world as a means of forcing them out of the county,” she wrote.

Deputy District Attorney Michael Large said his office is investigating Wynters’ claims.

“Contrary to Ms. Keyser-Cooper’s statement, Washoe County does not target our homeless residents through our parks and open space cleanup,” he said.

Wynters, 42, has been homeless and unemployed since October 2013. He previously worked as a grocery stocker, casino cook and maintenance worker.

He occasionally does odd jobs and receives food stamps, but has no steady income or assets. He began living under the bridge with others after being turned away from overcrowded shelters downtown, the lawsuit said.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development estimated Reno’s homeless population at 769 people in 2014 — 349 in emergency shelters, 323 in transitional housing and 97 “unsheltered.”

Wynters claims Deputy Wendell Scott threatened to arrest him and other homeless near the bridge and warned he would confiscate their property if they left it alone. Wynters said he returned from a job search to find his bicycle, clothes and personal papers missing. He said the same thing happened in November and mid-February.

Wynters said he went to the sheriff’s office the next day to retrieve his property but was told it had been destroyed.

“I do not have much — a couple of pairs of pants, a few shirts, socks and underwear, items for personal hygiene, but I need all of these things,” he said. “I desperately need that bike to look for work.”

Sheriff’s spokesman Bob Harmon referred queries about the matter to the district attorney’s office.

Large said county officials typically post signs 24 hours before a river sweep warning people to remove items from public areas.

“Items, garbage and refuge that remain in the parks and open spaces during the cleanups are disposed of accordingly,” he said.

The county takes pride in its open spaces and works hard to maintain the areas for the entire community and also is sympathetic to the plight of the homeless’ and provides social programs to assist them, he said.

Wynters said he carefully safeguards his property, hiding it so it won’t be easily found or in anyone’s way.

“It does not look like ‘trash’ or ‘junk.’ It looks like precisely what it is — personal property,” the lawsuit said.

Keyser-Cooper said the Fourth Amendment prohibits the seizure of property simply because it’s in a public place. She said it doesn’t matter if the owner is homeless or if the property has little value.

“Otherwise people who walk away from their parked cars, tied up bicycles or pets or whatever, would be in danger of having their property destroyed,” she said.

Reno Police chief Steve Pitts resigning

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Reno Police Chief Steve Pitts has announced his retirement from the city, effective April 10, according to a media release from the city.

Pitts was promoted to deputy chief of the Reno Police Department in January 2008. He served as interim police chief from March 2010 to March 2011, at which time he accepted the permanent position as police chief.

“I have been blessed, with you, to serve our community, our council, and all of local law enforcement,” Pitts wrote Friday in an email to the police department. “Thank you for allowing me to be your chief of police; it has been a priceless experience. Always serve with a full heart, and move our organization forward toward what is best for our community.”

Pitts has more than 35 years of police service, spending numerous years in major case and homicide investigations, emergency management, and crisis intervention. He has more than 25 years of experience in special weapons and tactics and other special operations units, and more than 15 years of command level experience.

“Chief Pitts has been an incredible asset to our community and all city employees and elected officials who have had the honor of working with him,” Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve said in the release. “We thank him for his years of service and leadership, and he has made our city very proud.”

“Reno is officially the most depressing place on earth,” is the headline on an article published Tuesday in the Design section of Fast Company’s website. It’s a national magazine focused on business and technology.

RenoRENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com)- “Reno is officially the most depressing place on earth,” is the headline on an article published Tuesday in the Design section of Fast Company’s website. It’s a national magazine focused on business and technology.

New York based writer, Shaunacy Ferro, cites her view with a photography project by Joe Johnson. He happens to be the son of University of Nevada, Reno President, Marc Johnson.

“It’s unfortunate to see my son’s name associated with pictures in a way that are completely contrary to what message he is delivering in his pictures,” Johnson says.

Johnson is one of many Reno leaders fired up about Ferro’s article, sarcastic or not. He says it’s unfortunate that Reno, and by extension, the university, is represented in such a poor light.

The photos, taken 2 to 5 years ago, depict empty Reno casinos. Photographer, Joe Johnson, tells News 4, “I absolutely disagree that Reno is a ghost town. I love Reno and would live there any day.”

He says he takes Ferro’s words with a grain of salt because she is a blogger. Johnson says he understands that people will perceive his photos in their own way, but his intent for the project was always narrowly focused.

The purpose of the photos, he says, was to highlight internal architecture in casinos, and purposely without people.

“The author talks about the desolation in Reno, that Reno is [like a] ghost town because of all of these empty chairs in front of slot machines, when actually, the agreement my son has with casino owners is that he will not take pictures of casinos with any people in the pictures,” Johnson senior says.

In the article, Ferro also writes Reno is most recently, trying to reinvent itself as a bowling mecca. However, her source is a three year old article from the New York Times.

“That was incredibly outdated,” says Reno Mayor, Hillary Schieve.

Schieve says she was shocked by the lack of research in Ferro’s article.

“Obviously being that it’s my city, I’m very protective, but truly this is one of the most exciting times right now in reno,” she says, “Has [Ferro] been to burning man? Has she been to one of the tallest climbing walls in the country right here at Whitney Peak? Has she been to the Midtown District? Has she been to some of our incredible restaurants?”

According to its website, Fast Company has more than 31 million page views a month. With that in mind, Schieve isn’t going to let this perception of Reno slide by.

While Ferro writes the photos should warn cities not to rely on a single industry, Schieve counters that statement.

“We aren’t just a gaming town anymore, and I think that is surprising a lot of people about Reno,” Schieve says.

She says Reno is diversifying, with power companies like Tesla, Amazon, and Apple making big investments in the city, to name a few.

As for how casinos and hotels are currently faring, the state gaming board’s latest report shows Reno had a 14% increase in gaming wins compared to January 2014.

Plus, taxable hotel revenues grew a record 32.5%in January, according to the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority.

“So truly, she is off the mark,” Schieve says.

Schieve extended a personal invitation to Ferro via Twitter, saying “I invite you to come see Reno through my lens. Take a tour with me, the view will change your story.”

Whitney Peak Hotel also offered Ferro a free stay to see Reno for herself.

News 4 reached out to Ferro, but have not gotten a response.

Koch brothers’ business coming to Reno

Koch brothers business coming to RenoThe political activist Koch brothers are bringing their business empire to Reno.

Koch Business Solutions LP, a shared services company for the subsidiaries of Wichita, Kan.-based Koch Industries Inc., will open a Reno IT office with up to 20 employees, company officials said Thursday at a Reno luncheon.

“”Reno has a deep base of very talented IT professionals,” Kevin Spiares, director, technology services for KBS, said in a news release issued by the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada.

“As we look to provide support in the areas of applications development, cyber-security, global network architecture and various cloud, virtual and converged platforms, we need employees who will continue to help us solve problems and prepare us for future needs,” Spiares said. “That’s why Reno is the perfect place for us.”

Mike Kazmierski, CEO of EDAWN which sponsored the Thursday luncheon, said Koch Business Solutions’ selection is Reno for its satellite applications center is “an incredible validation of the growth of IT in the region.”

“Koch is No. 2 on Forbes’ list of America’s largest private companies, so to be selected by a company of this caliber just reinforces the latest success in the region following recent announcements by Switch, Tesla, Apple and others,” Kazmierski said.

In a statement in the news release, Reno City Council member Naomi Duerr said, “We’re quickly establishing a reputation as one of the West’s great tech hubs, and I and other city leaders are very supportive of that movement.”

Koch Industries, with more than 100,000 employees worldwide, is one of the biggest companies in the U.S. with operations in oil, chemicals, textiles, paper and other products in what is widely described as a hugely profitable and privately held conglomerate.

Charles and David Koch, sons of the company’s founder, have been prominent in the political arena, pumped millions of dollars into conservative causes and advertising campaigns against Democrat Party leaders.

One target has been Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., who in a recent speech on the Senate floor said of the Koch brothers, “I guess if you make that much money, you can make these immoral decisions. The Koch brothers are about as un-American as anyone I can imagine.”