Having to be involved in a Family Court case is stressful enough for anyone, but when that stress gets compounded by an immature individual who prefers to be on the side of her employees and subordinates instead of enforcing justice in the courtroom, it gives others the idea that the magistrate, the judge or the Court Hearing Master is either afraid to disappoint their underlings or they just don’t know how to be a person in charge or a person of authority; well then, that person should not be in a position of authority.
That is the case with a particular Court Hearing Master who allowed a woman to be abused by two grown men with a badge and a gun, while her little three- or four-year-old daughter watched her mother being verbally and physically abused with the blessing of that Court Hearing Master, Patricia Doninger.
A Court Hearing Master in that position and with the attitude of Patricia Doninger does not deserve to sit on the bench; she needs to be taken down for many reasons, among which would be her obvious lack of qualifications, and her lack of showing any dignity and respect toward those appearing before her.
Is it possible that Court Hearing Master Patricia Doninger is acting like that because the victim in both of these two court cases has a Hispanic surname? Or is it because she might be envious that that lady looked more like a movie star than just a very well-dressed and presentable woman who dressed up for the important occasion of showing up in court.
We hope that the Eighth Judicial District Court higher-ups show a little compassion and respect for that Hispanic lady and her little daughter – who is already suffering the drama of seeing her parents divided, and then on top of that, seeing her mother abused by two immature older men in uniform – and have the decency of showing Court Hearing Master Patricia Doninger the door before her attorney shows them the amount of money they may have to pay for their stupidity.
It’s a good thing that the incident happened in Las Vegas where everyone is too busy to get involved with anyone else’s problem.
If this would have happened in New York, Los Angeles or Miami, the demonstrations in front of Family Court would be more noticeable than the long lines in the morning to attend court at the Regional Justice Center, and the noise they would make would be heard at the legislature or even at the governor’s mansion.
The legislature is very quick to take out one of their own and put someone in his or her place who can be controlled by that little clique in the black caucus with renegades at their disposal who will follow their orders to a T.
The county commissioner was able to eliminate a rightful office, perhaps to open the doors for them to be able to raise more campaign contributions for their office re-election.
On April 16, the county commissioners will pick the replacement for Steve Brook, and whoever they pick for a replacement will have to be very grateful to all of them.
What? Do you think for one minute that they are going to pick someone who they cannot control to be their puppet? Think again; you may not be used to Nevada politics.
The court executives can pretend that they are for the people, but we, at Las Vegas Tribune, know better. Some of us have been in the area for more than 30 years, and some even 60 years, and we know that everyone who’s in politics has an agenda, and if someone doesn’t allow them to control that agenda, they get them out of their way.
People have to go along with them and play their game, or they have to get out of the way, once and for all – otherwise they will be removed by any means.
We believe that Court Hearing Master Patricia Doninger should be taken out of her job not today or tomorrow, but yesterday, if not sooner. If not, perhaps the governor, the Secretary of State and the Attorney General should be filled in about what is going on.
If Steve Rushfield has to go, Court Hearing Master Patricia Doninger also has to go because it’s the fair thing to do for everyone; otherwise we are going to do what the Las Vegas Tribune does best, fight for those whose hands are tied and cannot throw the first punch, and do what we did with Judge Donald Mosley’s marshal.
We are going to place Court Hearing Master Patricia Doninger on the front page of this newspaper until the big shots at the Regional Justice Center realize that we want what is best for our community; and we are going to show them that what is best for our community is NOT Court Hearing Master Patricia Doninger.