Special to the Las Vegas Tribune
“The tragedy of losing a precious son is compounded, when parents find that truth and justice are unattainable, thanks to a biased system set up solely to protect killer-cops,” said Scott. “My family knows the lonely, desperate feeling that Michael Brown’s loved ones are experiencing now: Wanting to know every detail of what happened in those horrific moments, when their son was shot multiple times by a police officer. How did it happen? Why? What did he do that warranted execution at the hands of a scared or enraged cop? What could possibly justify blatant post-shooting obfuscation by police officers, political leaders and investigators? Why are they more interested in protecting my son’s killer than getting at the truth?” Scott continued, “America has seen a major shift in law enforcement culture, since 9/11. Cops’ first priority now is self-protection, and they openly exhibit an above the law, us-versus-them attitude. Today’s cops see every citizen as a potential threat, and feel absolutely no responsibility to protect and serve mere ‘civilians,’ as cops now refer to us. That perception was on stark display in Ferguson, when gunned-up, militarized cops rolled into the streets with armored vehicles, looking like an occupying army straight out of the old Soviet Union.”
Due to approximately 6,000 officer-involved killings since 1990, followed by rampant lies and cover-ups, police officers and their department leaders now have shockingly little credibility, especially in minority communities. People simply don’t believe [the] cops’ version of what happened. That fact was subtly validated by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s announcement that his feds will do a second autopsy on Michael Brown’s body. Even federal agents don’t trust local cops, DA’s and coroners to conduct an honest autopsy.
“Today, few citizens believe a cop’s story about an officer-involved shooting… except other cops and rabid police union apologists. My son, Erik, was murdered, because a Blackberry in his hand was mistaken for a firearm. That senseless tragedy was magnified by a transparent cover-up orchestrated to protect his killers and a Cartel of Corruption that controls Las Vegas,” said Scott. “When it became apparent that the traditional ‘legal’ process was failing my family, I turned to an effective asymmetric-warfare vehicle for revealing truth: Entertainment. A story that blended fact and fiction exposed the Cartel by showcasing its brutal methods and warped objectives. It’s a proven tool called ‘Justice through Fiction’ — and it’s very effective.”
“The Permit” recounts a dramatic “black operation” that launches in Las Vegas, Nevada, when Department of Homeland Security intelligence agents identify a new, incredibly dangerous terrorist ‘sleeper cell.’
This cell constitutes the most serious domestic-terrorism threat to national security the U.S. has faced since 9/11. In the past decade, it has killed more Americans than Al Qaeda murdered on 9/11. These terrorists are deeply entrenched in our society. They look like us, talk like us, live in our neighborhoods and, for the most part, pass for respected citizens. Code-named INDIGO, these homegrown terrorists
are rogue or outlaw police officers.
Checkmate, a covert counter-terrorism team, has the advanced-technology weapons and skilled agents to neutralize badged killers, but very little time to do so. If Checkmate fails, America will erupt in armed rebellion. But, with bodies stacking up in the coroner’s lab, terrified Las Vegas cops soon comprehend Checkmate’s
chilling message: “You kill. You lie. You die.” Scott concluded, “Most citizens and elected leaders are reluctant to accept the truth that a minority of their largely professional police officers are routinely abusing and killing innocent citizens, then blatantly lying to protect their own tails. I wrote “The Permit” for two reasons: One, to alert citizens, community leaders and law enforcement officials about the epidemic of police brutality. And two, as a warning to sheriffs, police chiefs and elected officials who had better wake up and hold rogue cops accountable for their crimes, or angry citizens will. People across America are fed up with officialdom
blindly accepting sloppy cover-up ‘investigations’ and winking at quasi-legal courtroom farces structured to ensure killer-cops are never found responsible for ruthless crimes, including murder.”
According to honorable, retired cops, Attorney General Eric Holder and the FBI have irrefutable data that confirm officer-involved shootings really are an epidemic. The feds are scared stiff that citizens are losing faith in ALL law enforcement agencies. At the moment, Holder and President Obama are seriously concerned that riots in Ferguson will spread to other cities — precisely the scenario predicted in Chapter 10 of “The Permit.”William B. (Bill) Scott is a full-time author. A former flight test engineer and aerospace journalist, he retired as the Rocky Mountain Bureau Chief for Aviation Week & Space Technology, following a 22-year career with the international magazine. Bill and his wife live in Colorado Springs, writing and developing the “Fiction as a Legal Weapon” brand of techno-thrillers derived from a premise established in “The Permit,” the initial novel in a “Checkmate Justice” series. Follow us at https://www.facebook.com/