Many times I have said that the daily newspaper, called The Las Vegas Review-Journal, cannot be trusted as they write articles and news items as they are told to by the local powers that be.
And by way of disclaimer, I’d like to remind the legal bulldogs of the Review-Journal that the title of this column is MY Point of View.
Again, MY Point of View, and as a six decades residence in this county I have the right to MY Point of View and I am entitled to express it regardless to what any Democrat may believe; we all have that right.
Also, by way of disclaimer, the topic of this (MY) Point of View, I’d like to make it clear that attorney Vicky Greco is not my friend, I hardly know her; besides the two or three times that she appeared on my Face The Tribune radio show, I have never socialized with her and have not even shared a telephone conversation, but I think she is getting the short end of the stick on her legal problems of late.
I did not talk to her before I wrote this column, but my dislike for despicable “rats,” “snitches” or “concerned citizens for convenience” make me step in this swept-under-the-rug legal embarrassment.
I have no idea if Vicky Greco is guilty or innocent, and to be honest and truthful, that is immaterial at this point for this (MY) Point of View because that is not the focus of this column.
The focus of this column is how the guilty ones always get the better deals because they turn into snitches, which is the worst label any human being can hold because only cowardly, despicable individuals and pieces of trash are honored with that label.
A few months ago, Las Vegas Tribune’s Alexandra Cohen wrote in a front page article, “A discrepancy occurs in Brian Bloomfield’s criminal case.
“As a Clark County district attorney, Roy G. Nelson, III has a team of investigators available to him. Attorney Nelson has a duty of due diligence to ensure the prosecuted (Brian Bloomfield’s clients) did
not contempt the court by falsifying court records.
“The prosecuting attorney in attorney Bloomfield’s criminal case has a duty of due diligence to disclose the probable cause of Clark County district attorney Nelson’s aiding and abetting alleged fraud. Because attorney Bloomfield is alleged to have committed 91 counts (of fraud), one can conclude attorney Nelson aided in 91 counts of fraud.”
Now it seems to me suspended attorney Brian Bloomfield is “cooperating” with the authorities to get a better deal from those who are holding his future and his freedom in their hands and he is talking like a parakeet, spreading truth and lies equally to please the zoo master.
Instead of acting like the man he is supposed to be, and as a man, take responsibility for his actions, keep his mouth shut, do his time and come out with a medal of honor, he took the easy way out and became a rat.
That Las Vegas Tribune article gave me the idea that Atty. Brian Bloomfield did not need to snitch on any one to save his skin and gave me the impression that Brian Bloomfield is not as good of an attorney as he thinks he is with such poor defense in his own case.
Brian Bloomfield has opened the doors for others to become snitches also; his wife is now talking like another palanquin and has opened the doors of the laundry room in their home putting the dirty laundry
in the front yard for all the neighbors to talk about and most likely, after all the talking, they both are going to some time behind bars.
As I said I have no idea what role Vicky Greco could have played in this soap opera, but she did not need to be dragged into the ring to fight for her future and maybe her freedom.
In the old days even the criminals had principles and dignity, but now it is no longer that way, which may be a good thing because more people will avoid participating in any criminal enterprise; and even if there are a few, the others trying to play the government will become snitches, rats, informants and any other descriptor that can be applied to their despicable behavior.
That is what they don’t want to realize, they are not playing the government, but instead the government is playing them — to make their cases; remember it is not a matter of justice; it is a matter of winning more cases so when they are ready to change the prosecutor’s suit for the prosecutor’s black robe, they can truthfully tell the voters that they have ninety five percent convictions.
People don’t realize that in Clark County, defendants have only two choices for their plea: Not guilty and do twenty five years behind bars, or guilty and walk out of the courthouse on their own.
My name is Rolando Larraz, and as always, I approved this column.
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Rolando Larraz is Editor in Chief of the Las Vegas Tribune. His column appears weekly in this newspaper. To contact Rolando Larraz, email him at: Rlarraz@lasvegastribune.com or at 702-272-4634.