Nowhere is this phrase more apparent than when dealing with the mainstream news media,which keeps throwing out their biased and unfounded opinions about the Bundy Ranch situation. Half truths, specifically made to steer and divert the public’s opinion away from what really happened at the Bundy ranch, are somewhat characteristic of how the mainstream puppet-media is told what to say by the LVMPD. As in the Bundy ranch situation, the timeline is very important when reporting the actual events as they occurred. For those who have forgotten, BLM Federal agents beat up and tazered 8-10 law-abiding American Citizens protesting the actions of Federally contracted cattle wranglers; they had contracted military-type armed snipers, in their perches, threatening the use of deadly force; they used numerous Federal law enforcement-type vehicles, personnel and resources, to restrict the movement of people on public roadways and against their neighbor and fellow rancher, Cliven Bundy, and his family. Only after these above events occurred, did the volunteer state militia, Oath Keepers, and Constitutional Patriots respond in force, with their weapons, to support, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and The Bill of Rights, specifically the First and Fourth Amendments, which were obviously violated, against the Bundy family and their neighbors. The rest of the events pretty much occurred, along with the addition of some exaggerations, such as Cliven Bundy being a racist, and cop-killers Jarod and Amanda Miller being representative of the type of people supporting the protest. As this situation evolves, it is clear that neither of those allegations held any weight or validity, and were just another example of crap journalism, exhibited by the mainstream media. Example after example can be given to clearly show (and the validity of which has been proven) that these half-truths can have devastating outcomes for innocent people — unless such half-truths, lies, are exposed and unmasked for all to see. Take for example, right here in our community, the 2001 Phillip Lemann jail death at the CCDC. The medical examiner at the coroner’s inquest states that Lemann died from a fractured hyoid bone in his throat, which caused strangulation and death, yet nobody involved admitted touching Lemann’s neck and it was later ruled justified. Next, take the Swave Lopes case, where a handcuffed prisoner escaped from a detective’s vehicle and ran away, into a fenced-in parking lot, and is then shot in the back and killed by pursuing detectives. It is later learned that the crime scene was later unlawfully altered, whereby a handgun and a briefcase were removed from the detective’s vehicle and then photographed again. The coroner’s inquest claimed, once again, “justified.” Let’s take the Trevon Cole OIS. Trevon Cole is found half-naked, flushing his dope down the toilet in a apartment, and is shot in the back of the head and killed by search warrant-serving LVMPD detectives, along with “COPS” TV camera crews. Amazingly, the TV video is nowhere to be found and neither is the camera crew. Coroners inquest yields “justified.” Next, Mortensen-Brady-Mendosa OIS. Off-duty officers, Brady and Mortensen, go over to Mendosa’s residence, shoot from their vehicle and kill Mendosa. The vehicle, which belongs to Brady, is immediately stripped and repainted prior to being examined by the crime lab. Mortensen is the only one convicted of killing Mendosa and receives a life term. Eventually, Brady is later charged by the Feds for a civil rights violation, and also goes to prison, for approximately 7-9 years. Next O. J. Simpson’s arrest for Robbery/Kidnap/Burglary. A Spontaneous confession was obtained from O. J. Simpson by me, on digital tape. An arrest report was made, an officer’s report was made, a booking slip was made, and a Miranda Rights Card was signed by O. J. Simpson, Det. Al Garris and me. None of these legal documents made it to trial; in fact, none of the details or circumstances of O. J. Simpson’s arrest, at the Palms Hotel, was brought up at trial. All of these facts, circumstances and evidence (digital confession) was omitted from the trial and/or destroyed by the LVMPD and the District Attorney’s office. In reality, O. J. Simpson’s Due Process rights were violated. The beheading murder of Officer Kevin Scott Dailey is probably one of the most egregious criminal acts, which involves alleged commission and complicity by the LVMPD, Henderson P. D. and the Clark County Coroners Office. Nobody, except a handful of Corrections Officers, were even aware of this murder of an officer, whereby they found Officer Kevin Dailey’s severed head in the desert area near Lake Mead after forming a volunteer search party in December of 2007, after the month-long disappearance of Dailey. This information emerged during legal depositions in June/July of 2013, and is on record. The LVMPD Administration–both past and present–has for decades deceived the public, its employees, and any clients that required police services. This definitely is not the way a police department is supposed to operate and honorably serve the public. In all likelihood, this despicable criminal system that is still in place and operating will continue, unless federal intervention occurs. The Feds are aware of these incidents because I continually tell them and request their help. I have no idea what they are waiting for. God Bless us all; we are going to need it.
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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, 2010 and 2014, 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.