I don’t allow doors to close in my place; if you want to talk privately you go to the sidewalk

My Point of View/By Rolando Larraz
I have always been a very independent, self-sufficient, human being; and now, in my old age, I find myself being a part-time newspaper owner-publisher-editor, which is very difficult for me to accept. The only thing that has not changed is that I want to be on top of everything; I have to know every move that takes place in my place of business.
Once I was called “a control freak,” but that is not true. I just want to be informed of everything that takes place in my office, on my property, and in my domain, because I earned the right to know.
Why did I earn the right to know everything that happens in my domain? Because I take responsibility for everything that happens under my
roof, good or bad; because I am the captain of the ship and the line ends with me — and also because I am the one who pays the bills and that alone gives me the right to do and say whatever I want under my newspaper’s roof.
I used to drive some people crazy when I used to tell them that I want to know if someone sneezes, if someone coughs, or if someone walking
by was asking for directions. I want to know everything because I don’t like surprises and because I am ultimately the person responsible, so I have to know.
Unfortunately nowadays, I am not at my post at six in the morning as I used to be, but I am on the telephone with my inquiring mind asking
questions and expecting the right answer; the truth, only the truth, and nothing but the truth.
I wrote the above four paragraphs on January 7, 2019 the morning that my friend Gordon Martines died. Martines was a former Detective with
the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department assigned to the Homicide Unit for several years but had nothing to do with and it is not related in any way or shape to recent episodes of what’s been happening today within the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
Maybe I am a little paranoid, maybe I do not trust too many people, but when one is entrapped or double-crossed by alleged friends it is a
little difficult to trust anyone.
I don’t allow doors to close in my place; if you want to talk privately you go outside, go to the sidewalk and walk back and forth with your mouth covered so no intruder can hear you or read your lips.
I believe that several units of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department are corrupt and being a resident of Clark County for sixty-one years gives me the right to express my opinion freely; and after two years and several months I still believe that my friend Gordon Martines’ death was not accidental or due to any medical issue. It is my opinion that Gordon Martines was killed by someone in the department.
The same is my opinion on the killing of Raul Moran by Victor Cruz who never spent one day behind bars because Cruz is not protected by the
Almighty; Victor Cruz is protected by Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson and Sheriff Joseph (Joe) Lombardo and if I am wrong why
don’t they correct me and call me a liar publicly?
If the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Sheriff Joe Lombardo and the Vice Unit are so innocent and so not guilty why don’t they take action in the investigation of the death of Sidney Land and Nehemiah Kauffman?
If the members of the Vice Unit were such good investigators they could have exchanged information with their fellows in blue in the Homicide Bureau instead of being so preoccupied with investigating someone that may have or could have been on the same side of the law as they are unless they were covering for someone on the wrong side of the law.
Everyone was aware of the animosity between Kauffman and the prime suspect in the murder of Land and Kauffman, Shane Valentine. Every adult in this life and even some children know that you do not have to be the one who pulls the trigger to be responsible for someone’s murder.
Kauffman and Valentine were in the same line of business and Vice Unit was aware of that unless they are not as good Vice Cops as they pretend to be; Vice Unit officers were aware that Valentine attempted to vandalize Kauffman’s mother’s home two days earlier than Land and Kauffman were murdered.
Luckily for Valentine, if he really is involved in these two murders, is that today criminals are not as smart as they used to be; in the old days if the first attempt to get rid of someone failed, the target of that first attempt would be prepared and the “intruder” would have been the dead person.
In my humble opinion, aside from the murder, only looking at the type of business Shane supposedly was involved in, if not still is, Shane
could (I’d like to use capital letters) Shane COULD be targeting the families of members of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
and members of our Judicial System to hold some derogatory information on them.
What makes me think like that? So far there are two police officers’ daughters and two Judges’ daughter’s that have been under the spell of
criminals like Shane Valentine.
Most people and most attorneys agree with us that Judge Melanie Andress-Tobiasson should never have given up to Metro and its puppet
Thomas C Bradley, Prosecuting Officer of the Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline.
If Judge Melanie Andress-Tobiasson was trying to protect her daughter when Thomas C Bradley, Prosecuting Officer of the Nevada Commission on
Judicial Discipline was so afraid of Metro retaliation when he went so low as to subpoena the daughter of Judge Melanie Andress-Tobiasson to
testify against her own mother, she should remind her daughter that as an American citizen she has the right to take the Fifth Amendment of
the United States Constitution.
“The [Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination] serves to protect the innocent who otherwise might be ensnared by ambiguous circumstances.” This case beefed up an earlier ruling that prosecutors can’t ask a jury to draw an inference of guilt from a defendant’s
refusal to testify in his own defense.”
My name is Rolando Larraz, and as always, I approved this column.
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Rolando Larraz is Editor in Chief of the Las Vegas Tribune. His column appears weekly in this newspaper. To contact Rolando Larraz, email him
at: Rlarraz@lasvegastribune.com or at 702-272-4634.

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