We have seen it all before and all we have to do is recall the details. The arrest of Officer Joshua Logan for fraudulently using his Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) gas card to not only fill up his vehicle but his girlfriend’s vehicle, is just all too familiar a diversion away from the possible real issue and circumstances. You might recall the firing of Detective George Pease years back for fraudulently using his LVMPD gas card. From our police sources, the real reason for Pease’s firing was that he allegedly was a serial killer that liked stalking and attacking homeless men in the desert and eventually cutting their throats. If our recollection serves us right, there were three victims of this type of activity by Pease. Detective Pease was eventually terminated from the LVMPD for the fraudulent use of his gas card, but was never charged, indicted, or reprimanded for the three homicides (which were not even mentioned), since the former Clark County Coroners Inquest found all three killings to be justified. If it weren’t for the fact that the reputation of the LVMPD now is so suspect and corrupt, this charge of Gas Card Fraud would not even be an issue against Officer Joshua Logan, who — according to the daily paper and its insert — was under close investigation and examination by investigators on his fraudulent use of his LVMPD gas card. This newspaper wonders if there is a little more to this situation than was presented and reported here. Could it be that Officer Joshua Logan was a suspect in some other illegal activity and just happened to use his LVMPD gas card a little too much along with committing other crimes? Going back further, remember former Lt. Paul Page, chairman of the Police Union (PMSA), who embezzled $50,000 in cash and property from the Union? He was never charged and was granted a medical pension along with his regular pension and police credentials and walked away a happy camper — no fuss, no muss. This newspaper surmises that it really all depends on one’s bargaining power — on how much knowledge one may have about the corruption in the police department — when one gets caught with his hand in the cookie jar: will you lose your job or not, get criminally charged, be allowed to retire honorably, or continue to work with maybe a minor discipline? Criminals in jail do this all the time in order to lessen their current charges. Whether it is a gas card fraud, killing an unarmed citizen, selling and consuming illegal drugs, beating your spouse, theft, malfeasance, disability fraud, political unlawful termination from employment, threats to life by co-workers, producing love children with your subordinates, evidence tampering, sexual harassment, discrimination, constitutional violations, etc… etc. LVMPD appears to have it all and so much more and probably ranks high on this food chain throughout the nation. The term “Knowledge is Power” could not be any truer than in LVMPD. If you have the knowledge of wrongdoings, past or present, committed by members of the LVMPD and they have caught you doing something criminal, that knowledge will be your “Get out of jail free” card, so that you can be released and roam throughout our community, continuing your sordid ways. The behind-the-scenes actions of our protectors, at this point in time, will have a drastic effect on the outcome of the election for Sheriff of Clark County. If we are ever to improve our community, we need a sheriff that will stand tall and at least stand for something righteous; otherwise that person will eventually fall for anything and everything, continuing the corrupt situation we presently have. This community needs to pay close attention to what our sheriff candidates are saying and promising, and to closely examine what these sheriff candidates have positively accomplished in the past and are accomplishing in the present to combat the corruption and decay of our police department and for the betterment of the community. Now more than ever we need someone to stand up for the rights of the individual, the Constitution of the United States of America and the Bill of Rights, and to dissuade government intrusion into our lawful daily lives. Whenever the Las Vegas Tribune notices repeat performances of alleged “gas card fraud” or the shootings of “unarmed citizens” by our police force, in our community, all may count on the unbiased, factual and truthful account of what happened being reported by the Las Vegas Tribune, refreshingly different from the daily newspaper, with or without its insert. For this and many other reasons we believe that the community needs to learn how to decide who will be best for the next sheriff. First, we need to eliminate anyone who has been part of the present corrupt administration. Such a sheriff would not be a good choice — unless we want to perpetuate the present dictatorial and corrupted administration that works for the wealthy and powerful casino industry and not for the hard-working decent residents of this community. Educate yourself, eliminate the wrong choices, then pick the best.