And that happens because many people who come to Las Vegas do not realize that the city is not as friendly as it wants visitors to believe it is.
Also, when a tourist gets in trouble, that tourist is under the erroneous assumption that the laws of the United States, which are supposed to apply to all, apply to Las Vegas, Nevada as well. In reality, there is a different set of rules here because this is not the United States of America — this is the “Country of Las Vegas,” under a dictatorial regime similar to a police state.
It seems that “intent sexual assault” is the charge in style nowadays for men, and “child abuse” is the charge for females who do not bow to the system; these are the charges prosecutors use to win every case, even if it requires lying.
There is the case of a young Marine who sat in jail for a month for a sexual assault charge that he did not know he committed; there was no DNA, no evidence of any kind, not even an alleged victim — and yet he was kept in jail for four months after bail had been posted.
There is also the case of a Florida engineer who refused to agree to the prosecutor’s “benevolent” offer of pleading guilty and doing “only” a few years behind bars or else be found guilty by a jury — that in most cases is manipulated by the prosecutors; he is now facing thirty-five years in the Nevada State Prison.
Unfortunately, we cannot only blame the prosecutors for this miscarriage of justice; in some cases that would not happen if the attorneys defendants hire would properly do their job.
Most of the criminal defense attorneys in Clark County know that they are not going to give their client a fair defense, that is why they have a set amount of $10,000 for their services, and even set the client up with a payment arrangement after an initial $5,000 down payment.
There are also those daring attorneys that shoot for more money, asking for fifty or seventy-five thousand, and later “work with the client” or “help the client” by reducing the price they are not worth.
While the set amount is being paid, the local attorneys start working against their client and for the prosecutor trying to convince the client to accept a plea bargain agreement offered by the prosecutors where the defendant has to plead guilty to a lesser charge rather than go to trial for the original charges, where the possibility of a conviction is greater.
Next week Las Vegas Tribune will start a series about cases that we believe could have been treated differently, and deserved a better outcome, but the wheels of justice forced a wrong appearance at the end.
We have two well-documented cases that are still open cases and the family had asked us to hold on to the articles to see what the final outcome will be.
Unfortunately, people who come to Las Vegas are under the false idea that this city is part of the United States of America, but later on they learn that Las Vegas/Clark County, Nevada is a country of its own. They may keep thinking that justice will prevail, and that the injustices they are suffering by the system will change and that their valid innocence will come to light sooner or later, but too late they realize how wrong they were.
The newspaper series will began with the chapter about Rhiannon Gonzales, a social worker student from Long Beach, Calif. who moved to Las Vegas in March of 2013 with her 3-month-old son, on the advice of one of her professors to continue her studies at the University of Nevada. She had no family or close friends living in Las Vegas; her entire base of support was in southern California.
Las Vegas Tribune will explain how a Deputy District Attorney, in open court, lied to a judge — who may still think like the prosecutor she was for a long time, or is so naive that she assumes prosecutors go to court to enforce the law and not to win at all costs all the time — who then did not and could not apply justice to this case.
The newspaper will show that Deputy District Attorney Dena Rinetti lied to the judge in order to successfully get her way when she told the judge that the defendant was pregnant. Twenty months later, Rhiannon Gonzalez had not delivered her baby, which makes this the longest pregnancy in the history of humanity.
Rhiannon Gonzales, an inmate in the Nevada Prison System, was part of a crew of the Nevada Fire Forestry Division, which works on fires, floods and forestry projects. In order to be accepted, she had to pass a rigorous test and could not have any write-ups against her.
Apparently, based on those tests and her own word, Gonzales was not pregnant. Why, then, did the Deputy District Attorney say she was?