By Gordon Martines
Before this community can move forward, better itself and rise up from
its present corrupt abyss, a complete overhaul and cleaning out of the
present LVMPD administration needs to be and has to be to be done.
This overhaul cannot be accomplished if anyone associated with the
present police administration is inserted into the top cop position of
sheriff. By merely changing the name at the top it will only continue
the legacy of the deeply imbedded police corruption that currently
Before honor, integrity, trust and truth can be reinserted into the
relationship between the community and its police force, past crimes
committed by the LVMPD administration need to be rectified completely;
otherwise, a promising, clean, ethical, constitutional police
department cannot be honorably established. You cannot build anything
on a rotten, corrupt, disease infested foundation and expect it to
function properly and serve our community honorably.
Before any real change for the better can occur, the individual, who
is elected to be your next sheriff, must be qualified and chosen by
the community through a democratic electoral process. That person who
will serve you cannot be simply anointed by a tap on the shoulder, or
advanced by a kissing of the ring, or ‘divinely’ appointed by the
outgoing sheriff with knee-bending ceremony. The person you are going
to elect sheriff must be willing to accept the responsibility and
powers associated with that office and understand that his Oath of
Office is absolutely sacred and must never be compromised — under any
circumstances, including any and all situations leading up to physical
harm or threats to his or her own life.
Before this person can be a sheriff worthy of your vote of confidence,
an in-depth examination must be made of his character, worthiness,
morality, past record, individual achievement, experience, knowledge,
common sense, and most of all, his belief in the principles of
Justice, Truth and Value for the life of a single human being.
Before you cast your vote, this examination must be accomplished fully
and thoroughly. Las Vegas citizens and honest law enforcement
officials are now realizing how illusions and trickery were used to
steal our past votes. As an example, in Germany, the Nazi Party, using
simple imagery even without substance, came to power with only 15
percent of the German population supporting it. Of course, later on,
the rest of the population — by then abruptly awakened — found itself
experiencing hardships and suffering under a corrupt police
administration, just as we are suffering our own right now.
Before this election for sheriff, this community must demand its right
to seek the truth and find any credibility that is left amongst our
leaders. We must get the facts and circumstances regarding all of the
following incidents: (1) the Erik Scott officer-involved fatal
shooting, (2) the Trevon Cole officer-involved fatal shooting, (3) the
Stanley Gibson officer-involved fatal shooting, (4) the Swayve Lopez
officer-involved fatal shooting, (5) the Daniel Mendoza
officer-involved fatal shooting, (6) the Phillip LeMenn
officer-involved fatal strangulation death in the jail, (7) the 2007
beheading murder of LVMPD Officer Kevin Scott Dailey in Henderson,
Nevada, (8) the omitted evidence and prosecutorial misconduct in the
O. J. Simpson case, (9) the police cover-up of the narcotics informant
Alamo Murder Case, (10) the support and use of phony narcotic dogs,
(11) the mismanagement of use of phony narcotic dogs, 12)
the police racketeering activity with local businesses such as tow
companies, vehicle repair shops, communication radio companies, TV
production companies, escort services, residential clean-up services,
liquor retail stores, and of course, (13) the home owners association,
or HOA, scheme/scandal (which I might add, is not over yet and still
has more indictments waiting to be served on LVMPD administrators and
These 13 and other criminal incidents must be cleared up and resolved.
And, yes, it will take years, a lot of money and resources, but it
will all be well worth it in the long run, as long as we don’t elect
to continue the same trend that this community has been blindly
following for the past several years: policing with no accountability.
Before you make that vitally important decision at the ballot box,
consider this: Realistically, where the LVMPD is concerned, what is
your present quality of life and the quality of life of your family
and friends. If you like the present corrupted status quo, then so be
it, I will pray for the continued best for you and your family.
If you want truth and justice for your community, then remember the
name Gordon Martines, a Constitution Restorationist, on June 10, the
primary election day for sheriff of Clark County.
Support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America
and the Bill of Rights. In God We Trust.
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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.