Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!
The Cliven Bundy rancher incident should never have happened in the
first place. Had we an oath-keeping sheriff, this incident of
overreach of Federal power and land grab would have been nipped in the
bud, at the get-go. This is how corruption seeps its way into your
protectors. What should be the total embodiment of honor, trust and
integrity, your police force, again tramples and disgraces every law
enforcement officer in the county by ita non-involvement.
Sheriff Gillespie is the perfect example of what being “bought and
paid for” really means. The moment any sheriff accepts money,
equipment, assistance, or gratuities from the Federal Government, they
own him or her, forever.
The real story behind the BLM standing down was because ordinary
American citizens came together, organized and planned their protest
in a disciplined manner, and sent a stern message back to the federal
agents that had engulfed the perimeter of Cliven Bundy’s ranch, with
approximately 80 government vehicles, and approximately 200 federal
agents, including snipers in their perches. The BLM forcibly removed
Bundy’s cattle from the grazing land that his family had used for
decades, and sold the cattle at auction to pay off the debt Bundy owed
the BLM for these grazing privileges, or so it seems, and what we are
The most pathetic part of this whole charade is that for most American
citizens, this incident needed a little more push to pull off. Presto,
the Desert Tortoise is inserted into the mix, and now at least one
group of people, the environmentalists, are now on board and screaming
accolades at the government for their fine work in stopping big
corporations (Bundy’s ranch) from taking over land and killing off the
Desert Tortoise. I guess this all didn’t matter before, when the
Desert Tortoise was subjected to all the Nuclear Bombs that were set
off at the test site. I am almost sure that the Desert Tortoise was
carefully relocated from the test site before, and placed carefully on
Bundy’s BLM grazing land. If one was to make a study, you will notice,
the Environmental Protection Agency is usually called in when there is
need for a little extra reasoning and push for the American public to
swallow some more of the Feds vomit, when there is a land grab deal in
Well, it doesn’t look like it worked this time, at least for the day.
By no means is this particular incident over — not by a long shot. Let
there be no doubt of what really happened over the weekend. The BLM
backed down because of the pressure by the protesters, who were backed
up by the Militia, who I hope are being re-enforced. The Feds are only
backing off to regroup and think of another battle plan, and they have
many from which to choose.
The Sheriff, being shamed into now becoming involved in the temporary
stay of this “Constitutional Restoration Rally,” is merely responding
to his master’s wishes to make some type of showing of a peaceful
negotiation. The Sheriff is only about four days late in this lame
duck showing of involvement.
There is also no doubt that the Sheriff knew full well in advance that
federal agents were going to storm the Bundy’s ranch and steal his
cattle, to sell at auction. At the time, federal agents arrived and
began tazering and beating people near Bundy’s ranch, and our
42-million-dollar Sheriff already had his excuses ready for why he is
not following and obeying his Oath of Office. The facade of our
Sheriff negotiating this peace with Bundy and the Feds is all just
The back story is that this property is on the auction block to sell
to China or some other foreign country, and old Dirty Harry —
allegedly of course — has his hand in it. Well, gee whiz, I wonder if
the billion dollars allegedly stolen from Nevada residents in 2002 by
our then Governor and then Attorney General and transferred to a
private company called EICON, for their personal use and investments,
could in some way be connected with this latest land grab and the fake
preservation of the Desert Tortoise.
Nevada never ceases to amaze me in how deep and complete the crooks
can manipulate and control the public by use and control of the main
stream media. I am really not as concerned about the corrupted trash
that we presently have as I am about our leaders. I am more concerned
about the people that put these criminals into power, and continue to
keep them there, raping this state.
If there is to be any hope left for a better life for our community
and our children, please educate yourself on our candidates for
office; that is first and foremost; we need constitutionalists and not
“pretend legislation” and “perverted law” merchants.
Gordon Martines is a former LVMPD detective who has served in many
capacities over his 39-year career in law enforcement. He has been a
candidate for sheriff in 2002, 2006, and 2010, is currently running
for sheriff with the intention of bringing integrity and
accountability back to the department, and filed a federal lawsuit
against LVMPD in 2011. Martines now contributes his opinions and ideas
to the Las Vegas Tribune to keep the public informed and help improve
policing in Las Vegas. He has also appeared on the Face the Tribune
radio program several times to share his plan for a better LVMPD if he
should be elected sheriff.
Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!