intentions of running again for the Sheriff’s post in the 2014
are trying to run for the same position — with the help of Mike
Blasky, a reporter with the daily newspaper — have insisted on
ignoring Gordon Martines and misleading the voters and the readers of
that newspaper about the existence of yet another candidate in that
It is possible that Mike Blasky could have been promised the position
of Director of Communications for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police
Department, replacing former Sheriff Jerry Keller’s protégé, Carla
Austin, but the rumor has not been confirmed.
Martines announced his candidacy by emailing and faxing his intentions
to all media outlets, but only the morning news on Channel 8 and the
Las Vegas Tribune reported the news.
The Las Vegas Tribune has on several occasions emphasized the fact
that most of the candidates in the race for sheriff are, or have been
until recently, part of the corrupted administration of the current
Sheriff Douglas Gillespie, aka Doug Gillespie.
Backtracking a few years to the Sharron Angle/Sue Lowden race for the
U.S. Senate, the daily paper also played — or tried to play — the same
game using Harry Reid’s mouthpiece, Laura Meyer, insisting that Sue
Lowden was ahead in the polls when it was completely to the contrary.
At the time the Republican US Senator candidate Sharron Angle was,
supposedly, a close friend of the Las Vegas Tribune to the point of
using the office of the newspaper owner for a few confidential
meetings so the media people in front of her campaign headquarters
could not see with whom she was meeting.
The Las Vegas Tribune came out with a front page reporting that the
daily paper was misleading the readers and the voters as well.
Today, election time is dejvu all over again; friends lie to friends,
friendships end to favor one candidate or another when those
candidates don’t even care about one or the other friend; and
tomorrow, when they don’t fulfill their campaign promises, that
temporary loyal relationship could quickly be broken.
Election time is full of emotion and even the Las Vegas Tribune can
err; in this week’s issue, Norm Jahn wrote that “Larry Burns can offer
Laurie Bisch almost nothing! A member of the LVMPD must be a captain
to be appointed to higher rank and Bisch has not yet been promoted to
It is true that a member of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police
Department must be a captain to be appointed to higher rank and Bisch
has not even passed the sergeant test.
Bisch, a perennial candidate and 13-year veteran with the department
had, until now, an impeccable reputation and is well liked by many in
the department — even those who openly don’t like her classify her as
“a damn good police officer” — and this election could have been her
winning year until, according to many, she “sold her soul” and many
emails can testify to that.
Perhaps Jahn has been given some of Burn’s “kool-aid” and wants to use
the pages of the Las Vegas Tribune to mislead the Clark county voters
because he should be aware that the captain limitation does not apply
to Executive Directors and Laurie Bisch might have been promised that.
In fact, she might be testing the flavor of being a Capt. Larry Burns
underling, supporter and ally. While detectives are off on holidays
without pay (so they say), Officer Laurie Bisch was seen last Monday
driving her personal truck with the Next 100 license plate.
Police radio code 100 is the Sheriff’s code number used to communicate
with the officers in the field, and Bisch’s dreams of being Sheriff
gave her the idea of Next 100 until she decided to waste her filing
fee to support her immediate boss at the Bolden Station.
During a quick meeting with the Las Vegas Tribune owner at the gas
station on Charleston and Rancho while on duty, Officer Bisch told the
newspaperman that she was not running because a member of her family
had asked her not to run this time; but nevertheless the good officer
wasted her filing fee and later withdrew from the race letting down
all those followers that she has created during her years on the force
and those who were pleased to finally see the first female sheriff in
Clark County — making many people in the community wonder who she is
trying to fool.
Martines is the only active member of the Las Vegas Metropolitan
Police Department that was courageous enough to file a lawsuit in
federal court against the present Sheriff and 14 of the higher members
of his administration.
The possibility (plan) of publishing some of the depositions in that
case during the next year’s campaign could be an advance Christmas
present from the Las Vegas Tribune to the voters of Clark County.
Another candidate with extreme qualifications to occupy the sheriff’s
office, Bobby “G” Gronauer, is also ignored by the unfair and
unbalanced reporting of the daily paper.
This may be because a planned arrangement that will benefit everyone
to occupy the position that everyone wish to have.
Las Vegas Tribune plans to ask Bobby G during his appearance on Face
the Tribune radio show if it is true that all he wants out of this
election result is for the Sheriff-elect to appoint him to the
Constable Office so he can get back to his previous job as Las Vegas
No word as yet if Bobby G’s second in command, Peter Gariano, is
planning to run for that office after Clark County Commissioner Chris
Giunchigliani, aka Chris G (no relation to the former constable).
Telephone calls to Mr. Gariano’s office were not returned in time for
this article because he is mourning the death of his older sister who
recently lost her fight with cancer.