Las Vegas Tribune
The article that first appeared in the online edition of the Baltimore Post Examiner emphasized that two Las Vegas judges “pose a substantial threat of serious harm to the public or to the administration of justice.”
Las Vegas Township Justice Court Judges Melanie Andress-Tobiasson and Amy Chelini “pose a substantial threat of serious harm to the public or to the administration of justice,” the Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline ruled Friday.
The newspaper elaborated that “The Commission said it intends to suspend Judges Tobiasson and Chelini based on their investigation. The Commission will hold a public hearing before ordering such a suspension, scheduled for December.”
It is very possible that such miscarriage of justice may occur if the people in Nevada allow it to happen because it happened once before when former Clark County District Attorney David Roger forced the Clark County Recorder out of office despite the fact that she was elected to that position.
Judges Melanie Andress-Tobiasson and Amy Chelini were both elected to the jobs they now hold and unless they have committed a capital crime they may not be at the risk of a capricious Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline and the public should not be at risk of losing two very professional jurists duly elected by an election.
The reason for this action, according to the Baltimore Post Examiner, is that the “Commission has determined that Tobiasson and Chelini pose a substantial threat of serious harm to the public or to the administration of justice;” but in reality it becomes a vendetta from members of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department because Judge
Tobiasson courageously and outrageously took a position against the corrupted members of the vice unit and some of its most noticeable members.
The Las Vegas Tribune learned that “the Commission shall suspend a judge from the exercise of office with salary:
(a) While there is pending an indictment or information charging the judge with a crime punishable as a felony pursuant to the laws of the State of Nevada or the United States; or
(b) When the judge has been adjudged mentally incompetent or insane.
As far as the newspaper is concerned, it is not a crime to expose police corruption; in fact, it should be a plus and the newspaper should applaud the jurists for their action.
It is not a crime for a mother to fight for the safety and the well-being of her daughter and to protect her from the criminal hands of corrupted police officers.
A statement made by Las Vegas Township Judge Melanie Andress-Tobiasson during a September 2018 interview with an investigator for the Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline conflicts with what she told the Baltimore Post-Examiner last May and which was later reprinted, with permission, by the Las Vegas Tribune.
The focus of the investigation was to ascertain if Tobiasson used her position on the bench to solicit the assistance of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to intervene in a possible prostitution ring that she feared her teenage daughter had possibly become involved in.
In addition, Tobiasson presided in a domestic violence case involving one of the alleged principles in the prostitution ring, who, according to Tobiasson, was attempting to recruit her daughter into prostitution.
Las Vegas Tribune is very familiar with the level of corruption by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department as any number of articles have proven the lack of honesty and ethics that the late Homicide Detective Gordon Martines, police Sergeant Norm Hahn and other members of the Las Vegas Strip police force experienced by those who were too cowardly to put their names to their statements.
It is a well-known issue in the Clark County Regional Justice Center that when Justice Court Judge Karen Bennett-Haron reminded some members of the LVMPD that she was in charge of the courtroom she
presides over, the police union under the direction of Detective Kallas went out in force looking for a challenger in her campaign for reelection.
Detective Kallas today is a legal state marijuana pusher. It is not the court employees who have created all this confusion within the courthouse; the Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline can say whatever they want to say but we know very well for a fact that none of the court employees would get involved in such dirty behavior.
It has been the presumption of this publication for a very long time that the police department wants to run the court system by telling the district attorneys who to prosecute and who not to, leaving the control of the judges to the deputy district attorneys, and the defense attorneys are left behind betraying their paying clients or the ones paid by the taxpayers’ money.
Judges Melanie Andress-Tobiasson and Amy Chelini are honorable members of our judicial system and the Las Vegas Tribune management, ownership and staff are here to support them all the way to the end.