My Point of View/By Rolando Larraz
It is election time. Everyone who is running for office claims to have the best “interest” of the people at heart; they claim they treat everyone with dignity and respect, but I wonder how truthful that is.
I have seen judges losing their temper with people appearing before them and using inappropriate language so maybe they should tell their campaign manager to let them see the commercial before they run it on the local television station.
This is the time when everyone running for office is nice, is courteous and polite; this is the time when the candidates remember everyone’s name and give people their “own personal cell phone number” to call any time, but it doesn’t mean they are going to answer the telephone calls, but that’s not a new story so why waste time talking about it?
Most candidates make the mistake of listening to their campaign managers and many of them lose the race because of that, but they all keep making the same mistake by depending on them.
Most people do not know who the candidates for judge are and therefore they only listen to and vote for those their neighbor tells them about, or the receptionist in their lawyer’s office, or whoever their attorney “suggests” they should vote for.
Now that I am talking about what I do and do not understand, let me go to something more entertaining than talking about the judicial race in Clark County, which is controlled and manipulated by the legal community.
A Canadian woman charged with sending a ricin-laced letter to President Trump apparently tweeted a hashtag supportive of killing the commander-in-chief less than two weeks ago.
Pascale Ferrier, of Quebec, was arrested Sunday at the border crossing between Fort Erie, Ontario, and Buffalo, New York, after allegedly mailing a letter addressed to Trump containing the highly toxic substance, according to CBC News. She was carrying a gun at the time of her arrest at the Peace Bridge crossing, CNN said.
And now here are my questions: why does a person who is not even from this country have to get so involved in our national politics? Why risk her freedom and perhaps even her life for the politics of a country that isn’t even hers?
If she lives here, if she is a resident of this country and she does not like what she sees or hears here, all she has to do is go back to her country.
We Cubans are in a different position from any other person that comes here; they have a country to go back to in case they don’t like what
they see or hear here.
I am lucky. I like almost everything here and after sixty some years here, if I see something I don’t like I put my money where my mouth is and start publishing a newspaper.
That is exactly what I did after I was happily retired and living the American dream, but when the corrupt organized crime unit of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department did what they do to others (sometimes referred to as being f****d over), I came out of retirement and started publishing a newspaper to expose all the crime they commit under the color of law hiding behind their badge and their gun.
That is why I can relate to Judge Melanie Andress-Tobiasson and many others that are victims of our police department and I respect her for what she did or what she is doing. The only crime she has committed is being a mother and defending the honor of her daughter and protecting her at any cost.
Historically, the vice and narcotics units, as well as homicide, are units that pick the worst of the department; most of them are willing to go beyond the law and human decency and they shame the rest of the police department.
I believe that we have a great police department and every time I communicate with a uniformed police officer I thank them for their service and if I have to deal with any of them I tell them how proud I am of them and their service, but I believe that they deserve a better administration.
I laugh because as soon as I mention my feelings about the administration that ends our conversation and right away they tell me that they have another call and leave.
I will never do anything to disappoint the people of this great nation because I love this country and that is why I would not like to see this country become another Venezuela or another Cuba, my country of origin; that is why I am doing the impossible to open the eyes of the people of this country, and that is why I get mad when I see someone from another country trying to damage anything or anyone from the US.
People think that living under a communist regime things are going to be better but they will have a surprise when they wake up and see the
real truth. Every day I pray for the people of this great nation so they will never have to live in a regime like that under Castro or Maduro.
Some self-serving low-level criminals in my neighborhood yelled at me, calling me a communist and a snitch; I can never be a snitch because I do not need to snitch on anyone to be who I am; snitches are people who are committing crimes and need the help and protection of the police.
I cannot be a communist because I love capitalism, I love to dress nice, I love to live in a home outside the ghetto and I’d love to drive a Bentley again, if I could ever afford another one. Besides, I cannot be a communist because I am Cuban.
My name is Rolando Larraz, and as always, I approved this column.
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Rolando Larraz is Editor in Chief of the Las Vegas Tribune. His column appears weekly in this newspaper. To contact Rolando Larraz, email him at: Rlarraz@lasvegastribune.com or at 702-272-4634.
My Point of View/By Rolando Larraz