Perez was handcuffed and then assassinated by gunshot by guards at the nearby facility at Indian Springs last year, and it was not until his family was given his body that those scattered bullet holes in him were even discovered.
How can something like this happen and the highest figure in the state knows nothing about it?
According to several news reports from different news accounts, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval claims to not have known anything about Carlos Perez’s murder, openly admitting that the prison director and other high ranking administration chose to keep the governor in the dark.
How can the governor of our state be so blind as to publicly admit that the people under his command hide what is going on under their jurisdiction is a question that many may have asked in private, but are afraid to ask the governor himself — afraid of upsetting the boss, unless of course the governor was informed and decided to do nothing and now is playing the “I did not know anything” game.
Assuming that it is true that the governor was not informed of the killing that sooner or later was to become public, we believe that Governor Sandoval must take a personal interest is solving this murder that looks like it could be a “murder for hire” and the State of Nevada could be part of it.
Director Jim Fox should be called to answer for this crime that those under his jurisdiction may have committed; also, Director Fox should publicly explain to Governor Brian Sandoval why he and his prison administration neglected to inform the governor of this murder, unless they were covering something up.
Of course telephone calls and emails to Director Fox as well as the Public Information Officer of the Prison were continuously ignored by both public servants.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that Perez was a member of a local gang with ties to the Mexican Mafia and was trying to leave the gang after his youngest son died; members of the gang did not allow him to leave and some wonder if the guard who killed the handcuffed Perez may have been promised something in return for killing the
28-year-old inmate for them.
Other similar incidents have occurred with inmates in the Nevada State Prison System; maybe not as tragic as this, but leaving us wondering just the same.
Las Vegas Tribune believes that the prison authorities are doing a good job keeping Governor Brian Sandoval ignorant of what is happening in their facilities, perhaps knowing that the governor may be busy with his political career and doesn’t have too much time for the inmates.
A Cuban lady that was on a hunger strike against an unfair ruling by District Court Judge Douglas Smith was not able to visit her son in prison for several reasons; she believes that was orchestrated by Judge Smith in retaliation for the hunger strike against him and for supporting his opponent in the last election. It was only when the Cuban mother called Governor Sandoval that she was granted permission to visit her ill son in a Nevada prison facility.
A few years ago former Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officer Ronald Mortensen was housed at a prison nearby Las Vegas and Las Vegas Tribune requested a media visit to continue the newspaper coverage of the Mortensen case; two days later he was transfered to the Lovelock facility much farther from Las Vegas, making it a far more difficult task for the weekly newspaper with a few reporters to make the trip to that facility, forcing the newspaper to keep doing
the interviews via telephone at least two or three times a week and by U.S. mail.
We believe that Governor Sandoval should put a special task force to investigate all prison officials and make it a priority to find out if the murder of Carlos Manuel Perez was a hit ordered by the alleged Mexican Mafia; and if that is the case, those prison guards should be brought to justice so the rest of the prison personnel don’t get the idea that they can freely execute prisoners on orders from criminal groups running the prison systems in our state.
Governor Brian Sandoval needs to prove to the citizens of the state of Nevada that he is not part of the criminal enterprise running his prison facilities and that he is not the inept and careless governor that many think he is. It is now up to you, Governor Sandoval…