way down, and every time he opens his mouth he reminds us of the fact
that he is “doing a good job as Sheriff” and of course “the crime is
down” in what new Las Vegans call “the Valley,” something they seem to
insist on calling our city.
It really does not matter anymore because he already has given the
constituents in Clark County the good news that he no longer wants the
job of crime boss.
Maybe after the end of his official reign, the population in the Clark
County Detention Center will also go down when the crime rate really
Maybe, before he goes, Sheriff Gillespie will be able to explain to
the community why the county jail is so overcrowded if crime is down.
Perhaps Sheriff Gillespie can explain to this community why — in only
one short week — “his” newspaper has published more than a dozen
reports of crime, making him look like a liar despite his arrogant
statements to the contrary.
—Man shot in robbery near Boulder Highway.
—Gunshot victim identified, suspect charged because he did not try to run.
—Wife’s death a homicide, husband ruled suicide.
—Shotgun blast proves fatal in roommates’ argument.
—Two indicted in beatings at Canyon Springs High.
—Police looking for victims in alleged real estate scheme.
—Three indicted on charges related to mobile home fire.
—Suspect in child pornography case escapes house arrest.
—LV police officer responds to call, gets wounded by gun.
—Bomb threats phoned in to Kmart, Dollar General Stores.
These are just a few briefs that Sheriff Gillespie’s newspaper prints
to give the impression that they also are doing a good job in the
Some of these crimes have been solved thanks to good police work, but
the fact remains that crimes have existed and still exist, while the
Sheriff misleads the community by saying that crime is down.
There are also other crimes with larger headlines, such as “FBI target
committed suicide,” and others that are not publicized by the
Sheriff’s newspaper, apparently the only newspaper we may now have.
While the Sheriff and his newspaper play games with the members of
this community, insulting their intelligence and diverting their
attention from more important issues, those issues continue to affect
Why doesn’t Sheriff Douglas Gillespie release the ban on “his”
newspaper and allow it to report on the federal lawsuit filed by
Detective Gordon Martines that includes him and fourteen of his
high-ranking staff for many reasons and violations of the law?
Can Sheriff Gillespie explain to the voters in Clark County why “his”
newspaper has not reported one word on such an important issue as the
one that is taking place in the Federal Courthouse?
Can Sheriff Gillespie explain to the Clark County community why he so
abruptly decided to announce that he is not going to seek a third term
as sheriff and just give up all that power and control he so much
Amongst all of the past and present criminal cover-ups that have yet
to be resolved, we can list: the lies, disinformation, complete
falsehoods, malicious prosecutions, civil rights violations, wrongful
terminations, criminal coercions, nepotisms, conspiracy to commit
murder, conspiracy to commit continual criminal offenses, covered up
police employee domestic violence offenses, covered up police employee
narcotics offenses, participation in and conspiracy associated with
the HOA Scandal, manipulation and coercion of city and county business
licenses, mishandling and attorney collusion of worker compensation
cases etc., etc.
The Sheriff cannot deny that he has been running this community with
an iron fist, making this community afraid of the police — creating a
police state similar to that in a country where even the dictator’s
own force of men and women are afraid of the retaliation if they speak
It is very important to this newspaper to reassure the community that
contrary to the label that Sheriff Douglas Gillespie tries to place on
us of being an anti-police newspaper, nothing is further from the
This newspaper is anti-police CORRUPTION, and we are very well aware
that our police department is among the best in the country and that
the only thing damaging the integrity and reputation of the rank and
file is the administration.
We have to remember what a New York Police Department detective once
said: “Police corruption cannot exist unless it is at least tolerated
by higher levels in the department.”