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“Brian Sandoval, John Hambrick, Chris Edwards, Paul Anderson and Michael Roberson Used Unacceptable Political Buy-Outs and Underhanded Tactics to Pass the Biggest Tax Hike in Nevada History and Other Unpopular Laws Against the Will of Nevadans. Be Informed and Clean Them Out in their next election”
When we elect lawmakers to represent us “the voters,” we expect them to put their personal ambitions, biases and vendettas aside and put NEVADA first! When you go to the voting booth in 2016, know the underhandedness that sullied our State Capital in the last session while you were trying to make an honest living to feed your family.
Carson City, Nevada
October 12, 2015
On June 2, 2015, the last day of Nevada’s legislative session, the Nevada legislature passed the largest tax hike in Nevada history. The hike is set to raise $1.1 billion in new or expanded taxes which will be used primarily to reform Nevada’s K-12 education system. This bill was the centerpiece of Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval’s legislative agenda.
But how did this bill and other unpopular bills pass in 2015, given that Republicans formed the majority in both houses of the State legislature, and were universally opposed to these issues?
Regardless of whether you support or oppose the substance of these bills, the underhanded tactics that were used to pass them should awaken every Nevadan to become more informed and to vote to prevent this type of public abuse from being rewarded and repeated.
Here’s a glimpse of some of the worst “dirty politics” in Nevada’s recent history:
The Grand Plan: “Divide, Marginalize, and Conquer”
Sandoval needed 2/3 majority vote of the Assembly to pass his sweeping tax bill. Since the Senate only needed to concur with the Assembly for the bill to pass, passing the Assembly was universally regarded as the bill’s biggest hurdle.
First, Sandoval divided the Republican majority in the Assembly between moderate establishment Republicans and more right wing conservative Republicans.
To win over the moderate Republicans, Sandoval linked his proposed tax hike to robust “parent choice” school legislation which promised to funnel money to families with children in private schools. School choice had been a key issue for Republicans and was enough to convince moderate Republicans to vote for the tax rate hike regardless of the fact that they had expressly promised Nevadans that they would not vote for tax increases.
Next, Sandoval’s staff put on a “full court press” using every possible tactic, to marginalize and essentially “neuter” non-establishment conservatives who would not succumb to the Governor’s initial tactics.
John Hambrick Nevada State Assemblyman Representing District 2: “The First Conservative to Succumb.”
Conservative Republican State Assemblyman John Hambrick had promised to keep conservative Assemblywoman Michele Fiore as Majority Leader of the Assembly. Hambrick was trusted by the entire conservative caucus because he had kept his word in the past and had honored his prior promises not to raise taxes.
After a few days of pressure from Sandoval and his moderate GOP allies, however, Hambrick crumbled. Sandoval allegedly promised to support Hambrick’s in future runs for office in exchange for supporting the governor’s tax bill. Part of the deal involved replacing Fiore, who did not support Sandoval’s tax hike, with moderate Republican Paul Anderson, a key Sandoval supporter, as Majority Leader. Within a few days, Hambrick not only did just that, but he also removed or prevented Fiore from holding any leadership role in any legislative committee.
Thereafter, it became clear that all of Hambrick’s subsequent votes and strategies were orchestrated by Sandoval and Anderson. Sources report that Hambrick was so subservient to Anderson that he had Anderson run the caucus meetings and wouldn’t even act in his position as Speaker on the floor of the Assembly without first seeking Anderson’s permission.
Hambrick, formerly a strong conservative, was essentially reduced to puppet status for Sandoval and Anderson.
Chris Edwards freshman Nevada State Assemblyman Representing District 19 — “The Leadership Swing Vote that Swung for Hambrick for the Right Price.”
Once Hambrick was on board with Sandoval’s plans, Sandoval and Hambrick had to ensure that Hambrick remained the conservative Assembly Speaker. Chris Edwards, a freshman Assemblyman from District 19, was the sole swing vote in selecting the Assembly Speaker. Sandoval and Hambrick plied Edwards with campaign funds and promises of support for his next election if he would give his vote for leadership of the party to Hambrick. It worked. Chris Edwards, singlehandedly served the conservative leadership to Hambrick on a silver platter. Edwards had previously routinely sided with conservative Republicans, even as he mercilessly complained about his outstanding campaign debt.
After Sandoval and Hambrick’s donations and promises, Edwards stopped complaining about his campaign debt, and instead, inexplicably started voting with Hambrick to support the tax hike — a complete turn-around of his prior positions.
Paul Anderson Majority Floor Leader Nevada State Assemblyman District 13 – “Sandoval’s Henchman”:
As soon as Hambrick named Anderson as Majority Leader, everything changed for conservative Republicans. Many decisions were made in closed door meetings between State Senator Roberson, Anderson and the Governor’s staff instead of in public hearings.
Anderson is alleged to have left caucus meetings midway through without even bothering to hear what others had to say. When he bothered to share anything with the conservative half of the caucus, he had no problem telling straight out lies.
One particularly troubling lie involved Senate Bill 504, Nevada’s Anti-Bullying Bill. The Bill in its original form consisted of little more than setting the parameters for parents and a chain of command for reporting bullying. It was just a few pages long. It easily passed the Assembly with many conservatives voting for it.
Anderson then spearheaded efforts to amend the bill. He made it dozens of pages long, claiming that the only provisions he added were those that were required by federal law. He indicated that passing the amended bill would save Nevada $30 million. He then called for an “emergency” session of the Assembly to pass the bill. Anderson indicated that it would be a personal favor to make this bill pass fast; the understanding was that the favor was for Sandoval.
Lawmaker after lawmaker stood up and asked for more time to simply READ this bill that had just been dumped in their laps for an emergency vote. Yet, Anderson directed Hambrick to deny those requests and take the emergency vote immediately. Given the lack of time, some conservatives voted for the bill, taking Anderson at his word regarding the nature of the added provisions in the bill. It was only later, however, once the bill was passed and available for deep reading, that they learned the truth.
The bill contained provisions that were not required by federal law, and that Anderson knew conservative lawmakers would refuse to pass had they had the opportunity to study the bill. For example, buried deep inside the amended version was a provision that in part defined “bullying” as preventing transgender students from using the bathroom facility of their identified gender. While some states have passed laws allowing such cross-gender bathroom use, federal laws to date have no such requirement. This was indeed just a rouse and a lie that Anderson used to get a bill passed knowing the majority of Republicans would have otherwise opposed it.
Some may call this tactic “politics,” but outside the coffers of the legislature this tactic is more accurately characterized as “fraud” and should have no place in our government.
Michael Roberson, Senate Majority Leader, Representing District 20 – The “Support Me for U.S. Congress” Trade:
Roberson became a staunch supporter of Sandoval’s tax hike bill, even though he was a conservative Republican. Sources indicate that this was at least in part due to Sandoval’s promises to support Roberson’s intended future run for U.S. Congress.
Roberson flexed his Sandoval muscle in connection with Assemblywoman Michele Fiore’s bill to decriminalize minor traffic violations and make them civil matters, as is currently the case in Arizona and Utah. The benefit of this change would have been to free up valuable criminal court resources. The bill had 50 sponsors, even though few bills get more than about 10 sponsors, and the sponsorship came from both the Assembly and Senate. There was no question that this bill would have benefited Nevada as demonstrated by the number of sponsors it received.
The bill passed the Assembly with all members voting for it except for freshman Chris Edwards and Derek Armstrong who voted “no,” seemingly for no other reason than because they don’t like Fiore. They chose to disregard the positive impact this bill could have for Nevada, and instead chose to act out their personal vendettas towards Fiore.
When the bill was finally heard in the Senate, however, Roberson stopped the bill in its tracks, seemingly for no other purpose than to retaliate against Fiore for refusing to support Sandoval’s tax increase.
Interestingly, Roberson is now running for U.S. Congress and he has Sandoval’s support.
Brian Sandoval, Nevada State Governor – “The Poster Boy for What is Wrong with Politics”
Sandoval’s tax hike agenda went against everything for which the voters asked. Sandoval’s staff was relentless in seeking the required votes to get his tax bill passed. He demonstrated that his “enforcers” in leadership could and would stop good legislation in its tracks if a lawmaker was not willing to “play ball” on the tax hike bill. He used every political tactic including payments to legislative campaigns, promises of future political support, and even ushering into law bills that were particularly important to individual legislators but which did not actually have the support of the Assembly.
One example of this was Assemblyman David Gardner’s bill to break up the Clark County School District. That bill was dead as a door nail. Yet a couple of days before the vote on the tax increases, Sandoval’s henchmen ascended on Gardner and persuaded him to change his mind and vote for the taxes.
Gardener’s School District bill then miraculously resurrected and passed.
Elected officials with this kind of character have no place in the halls of our legislature. They are a symbol of the corruption we see from City Councils to Washington D.C., where personal ambitions, monetary donations and personal vendettas trump the needs of the citizens that these lawmakers swore to serve.
Let’s identify and keep these officials, and anyone else who uses these kinds of underhanded tactics, from winning in their next elections. Let’s send a clear message from the people of Nevada that “dirty politics” will no longer be tolerated in our great state.
(Also, please note that there are over 300 Nevada Laws on the books that are over 100 years old. Let’s amend or remove these laws from the “Horse and Buggy” era. Let’s clarify the Veterans Court law so it is not left to differing court interpretations, put security measures in place to protect moped riders, and amend laws that presently effectively put sitting Sheriffs above the law.)
“Problem Cop Promoted to Assistant Chief of Police!”
“If you turn a deaf ear and a blind eye to corruption you are just as guilty as the perpetrators that are committing the injustice.”
North Las Vegas Nevada
October 4, 2015
Dave Noahr, whose twisted trail of apparent corruption is long, was recently promoted as the new North Las Vegas Assistant Chief of Police!
Is there anyone in a leadership position in Nevada who has sufficient love of State and the moral fortitude to finally end this apparent reign of corruption?
The unauthorized jailhouse “inspection” that resulted in mayhem and sizable civil settlements.
Police officers take a sworn oath to serve and protect. But during the night of July 2006, then North Las Vegas Captain Dave Noahr, along with his former colleague police Lieutenant David Powell (now retired), entered then-existing North Las Vegas Detention Center while off duty and reportedly drunk. They claimed they were there to conduct a jailhouse “inspection,” even though there had never previously been such an inspection at the North Las Vegas jail.
As reported by Veterans In Politics in 2013 (see, “Crimes Committed by Police Officers at the NLV Jail Look Like Cover-Up Scenes from “The Twilight Zone”: http://nevadapac.ning.com/profiles/blogs/crimes-committed-by-police-officers-at-the-nlv-jail-look-like-cov) the mayhem and apparent cover-ups that ensued should have sent chills up the spine of every Nevadan.
The investigation revealed that Noahr and Power prowled the cells of the facility. They “visited” inmate Daniel LaJocies in his cell. After reportedly barking incomprehensible orders at him, they severely beat him breaking several of his ribs and ultimately detaching his eye retina.
While correctional officers witnessed the event, none lifted a finger, perhaps because the beating was being conducted by their boss, Noahr. Former Correction Officer Chris DeMeo, who was with Noahr that night, described the incident as resembling a group of gang members or thugs walking down the middle of the dorm and when someone would mouth off or rise up, the group would go into the cell and “tighten them up,” meaning, use violence to suppress them, and then move onto the next inmate.
A Sergeant who witnessed the incident testified that at one point, Noahr accidentally received part of a Taser intended for an inmate, and that this seemed to make Noahr “lose it.” Noahr allegedly then went nuts after kicking the crap out of an inmate in the back of his head, detaching the inmate’s eye retina.
According to the testimony, when a fight broke out in another cell that night, Noahr went to the cell, stomped on one of the inmates who was by then already hand cuffed, and reportedly broke that inmate’s hip.
A witness said that Noahr left the cells after beating the inmates, threw his hands up like a champion boxer and said something to the affect, “that’s how we beat motherfuckers down in North town”.
Then it appears that the cover-up began….
Corrections Lieutenant Kumiko-Katie Moore submitted an incident report stating that Noahr and Powell brutally and viciously attacked LaJocies without justification. The tape from the jail’s security cameras, which was the only recording of the incident, was on Lt. Moore’s desk with the door locked when she left that night. The video was gone when she returned to work the next day. When it showed up again, it was claimed that the video had been edited or erased – it showed no one coming in or out of the facility for the entire night. A source claims that Captain Heidi Campbell may now be in possession of that video.
Noahr initially testified that he never even entered the cells where the beatings took place. He later recanted this story once it became evident that several other officers had squarely placed him in those cells. He also claimed that LaJoices’ and other inmates’ injuries were sustained during their fights with other inmates. (Yet, those claims appear to have been unconvincing given the City’s subsequent large civil payouts.)
Witness officers Bridgida and Dillard also wrote unfavorable reports about the incident. Concerned that their reports would be altered, however, they printed them out and mailed them to their homes. Sure enough, their concerns were confirmed – by the next day, the official versions of their reports had been altered to benefit Noahr.
Sergeant Jeff Rogers, who was also on duty that night, testified in a deposition that his report was also altered without his approval to benefit Noahr. He described what happened that night at the jail, but was reluctant to give more details out of concern that he would be put under investigation like other witness officers.
The entire matter was sent to Internal Affairs to former Sargent Mike Waller, who appears to have done nothing to rectify the situation. Noahr allegedly informed everyone that “if he was to go down for this, then everyone would go down, because he had all the inside information on the corruption in and around the city.” Not so ironically, Police Chief Forti testified in his deposition that he did not know why a use of force report was not filed, even though it was standard operating procedure to do so.
The North Las Vegas City Council subsequently unanimously voted to pay LaJoices $150,000 to settle his claims. This was reportedly the 10% deductible on the $1.5 million insurance settlement paid by the City’s insurer.
The road rage incident that got swept under the pavement.
The above was not Assistant Police Chief Noahr’s only involvement with problematic incidents. In one incident, Noahr who was a police captain at the time, was driving in a city vehicle with his wife when another vehicle reportedly cut them off near Hans Surplus in North Las Vegas.
Noahr allegedly followed the vehicle and when the car parked, he pulled the driver out of the car and drilled his weapon into the side of the driver’s head. The driver (and now victim) of the other vehicle turned out to be a federal law enforcement officer!
A complaint was filed and when the federal government found out that Noahr was a police captain, they accepted an apology rather than pursuing the complaint. Everyone including the Chief of Police knew about the incident, but this incident like others, were “buried.”
The grocery store “hissy fit “meltdown that had customers running for their lives!
About 2½ years ago, an off-duty North Las Vegas Police Officer, now a Sergeant, was shopping at a local grocery store in Henderson with his wife, when he heard a male customer yelling, screaming and threatening people. The officer dialed 911 emergency and handed the phone to his wife. The officer then approached the incident and observed customers and store employees running toward the front of the store and ducking for cover.
The officer observed a man throwing objects towards the employees of the store and using excessive profanity. On closer observation of the perpetrator, the officer recognized the suspect as Dave Noahr.
Henderson Police came to the scene and took a report. It was not clear if Noahr had drawn his weapon during the incident. This investigation, like others however, was “buried.”
Where are our heroes?
The people that we entrust to operate the city of North Las Vegas know about the corruption, the deprivation of rights under the color of law, the dozens of felony and misdemeanor violations, and the hypocrisies that have plagued the city’s government.
When are we going to stand up against lawlessness and finally bring justice back to the City of North Las Vegas?
Corruption only breeds corruption. Case in point: According to his official on-line police profile, Noahr’s career involves, among other things, training other officers, crime scene investigations, and supervising detention operations. Is this what we can expect then from our next generation of officers?
It’s time to unite as a community and stop corruption, not reward it. Nevadans deserves better.
Many times we have asked candidates and elected officials to appear on our radio program and our video endorsement interview process and some declined the offer.
Most of them would ask, “What questions would be asked of them?” We let them know that we are not looking for “actors for a Hollywood movie”, we are looking for a person that can think on their feet, just like a military person on the combat field.
On the combat field there is no time for do-overs, like it is in Hollywood.
When a person declined our offer we do some investigation into “Why”.
We are finding out that all of them have something to hide and since they don’t know what questions would be asked of them, they would rather take the safe way out and not appear…
Especially when our radio shows are live, unedited and archived and our video endorsement interviews are filmed in front of a live audience, unedited and placed on social media for all to see and hear…
If you can’t handle our line of questions, then you should not run for an elected office!
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“Terminated Cop” Jailed!
Terminated LVMPD Officer Jesus Arevalo whom shot and killed unarmed Gulf War Veteran Stanley Gibson was found in violation of Contempt of Court on an unrelated issue in Las Vegas Municipal Judge Heidi Almase courtroom today.
Arevalo will be locked up in Las Vegas Detention Center for 10 days beginning today. If he violates the Stay Away Order when he is released from custody he will automatically receive 179 days in the LV Detention Center…
Arevalo is currently receiving disability pay for the rest of his life for killing Gibson.
CAUGHT WITH THEIR PANTS DOWN?
Looks like Nevada Assembly Speaker John Hambrick (aka: CarsonCity) & Nevada Campaign Director Charles Munoz (aka: BoredINThe702) sign on & follow the slogan on the AshleyMadison.com website:
HAVE AN AFFAIR…!!!
Clark County Nevada
September 25, 2015
In the footsteps of disgraced Senator John Ensign, ex-Governor Jim Gibbons, and call-girl-calling Eliot Spitzer, it looks like two more Nevada politicians feel that “Life is Short. Have an Affair” is more in tune with their moral creed than what they profess in church, or on their campaign trails.
“Having an affair is not shocking what makes this disturbing is that this is occurring by people that base their public campaigns on Family Values.”
In the September 19 Veterans In Politics Talk Show, guest Nevada State Assemblyman Brent Jones said that he read on Facebook that Assemblyman Hambrick’s name was found on the Ashley Madison website. Hear the details here:
The President of Veterans In Politics International (VIPI) contacted Assemblyman Hambrick on Tuesday September 22nd 11:35am and left a detailed voice message to get his response to the comments made by Assemblyman Jones.
But to date, no response from Assemblyman Hambrick.
So VIPI conducted its own investigation into Assemblyman Hambrick’s alleged online shenanigans. But while investigating Assemblyman Hambrick, VIPI also learned that someone else in Nevada politics may be caught in this web of Ashley Madison affair seekers: Nevada State Director for US Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, none other than Charles Munoz also a former America For Prosperity Director.
According to the information recovered, Hambrick signed up for an Ashley Madison account on 1/23/2013 in Carson City with the user name “carsoncity” and the tag line, “looking for someone to make me feel alive again”. His actual birthdate was in the personal information section. The IP address used to set up the account indicates that it belongs to someone in Carson City.
We may hear the claims “someone else did it” or “my identity was stolen.” While people can have their email addresses spoofed or stolen, it is not common for the hacker to also know the user’s exact birthdate and location and to use an IP address registered in that user’s location.
Nor is it likely that the hacker would have known Assemblyman Hambrick and would have stolen his email address to hurt him politically. If someone wanted to hurt Hambrick by doing this, they would have had to know two years ahead of time that there would be an Ashley Madison leak. Please note, that Assemblyman Hambrick did not create an account and then respond via email to verify his email. However, you can use Ashley Madison without verifying your email. Verifying email just unlocks features. So, maybe he was just curious, or thought he was being “cautious.”
Munoz however, appears to have created two separate Ashley Madison accounts, verified his email both times, and used his own birthdate when setting up the accounts. When Munoz’s name was first discovered on the Ashley Madison list shortly after the Ashley Madison hack made the news, Munoz claimed that his email had been stolen. Yet, Munoz’s user names were “boredinthe702” which was created with zip code 89118 and an IP address belonging to someone in North Las Vegas, and “char702” which was created with zip code 89123. And again, if the hack were for political gain, the perpetrator who would be setting up Munoz would have had to be aware that the information would leak eventually to try and harm him.
So the Munoz denial sounds like bull.
Even more egregiously, Munoz’s most recent account was last updated in May of this year while he was engaged to his fiancé who is now the Secretary at the Clark County Republican Party. So much for “family values”.
Then the Ashley Madison leak happened.
What the hackers reportedly did was obtain the entire website from the company. Everything including how the site was made (code). They first dumped the data records. 40MIL accounts. This was in a big 20GB file. That was put onto infamous chat forums like Reddit where this sort of thing is commonly released.
Good Samaritans created online searchable databases to search by email. But the data contained credit card transaction history, addresses, personal information, anything normally kept in an account.
An email searched commenced when the Ashley Madison story broke – John Hambrick’s and Charles Munoz’s emails were found amongst the search.
Hambrick’s showed his email had been used but the email had not been verified by Ashley Madison (he didn’t click the email link to verify his address). It was still an account he could access and use, but verifying his email enables options like chat, etc.
Munoz signed up with his email and verified his account to enable features. An expert was used to download the data. Experts were able to track down the data associated with both email addresses (Hambrick’s and Munoz’s).
Still want to deny your involvement with AshleyMadison, gentlemen…?
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