Wednesday, February 8, 2012

It's not a good week for Henderson

Just a bit of legal news that I wanted to put out there for some discussion:

The Henderson City Council to Adam Greene, who was ripped out of his car and beaten by several Henderson city police officers who thought he was resisting arrest. The only problem? He was actually having a diabetic seizure. OOPS! The video doesn't make things any better for the police officers after they realize he was a diabetic one of the officers is heard laughing. Greene was given $158,000 in the settlement and his wife was given $99,000. Does that seem like an appropriate settlement for this case? What do you think?

Here's the video of the incident:


What amazes me about the story is that only one of the officers was disciplined and he is still with the department.

In other sad news, ex-Henderson city councilwoman Kathleen Vermillion may have attempted to commit suicide on Friday. Vermillion has been in the news lately after her former boyfriend, County Commissioner Steve Sisolak, accused her of trying to extort $3.9 million from him. She had filed a lawsuit against Sisolak for defamation and invading her privacy after her drug tests were released showing she had tested positive for meth. It doesn't appear that this situation is going to end well.

That's all I've got for today. Let me know if there's any other topics you'd like to discuss other than which schools should be sued for releasing too many prospective lawyers into a horrible legal market.

- JD

10 comments:

  1. Why was Greene stopped by officers in the first place?
    Why was Greene asked to step out of his car?

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  2. According to the story, Greene was seen weaving through traffic and not stopping his vehicle, as well as being non-responsive to commands.

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  3. He was suffering from low insulin and had been driving erratically, but he had not acted violently or in any untoward fashion.

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  4. From watching the video, Greene wasn't asked to step out of his car. On the contrary, he was forcefully told not to move.

    Even if he was asked to move, and he was able to move, I wouldn't blame him for not moving. If you're looking down the business end of a .40 S&W, the best move is to stay very, very, still.

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  5. Mosley stepping down....Thats a pretty decent sized story since its coming 10 days before he is set to conduct the highest profile criminal case in Nevada in years.

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  6. I wonder if there is connection between his retirement and the Hep C case?

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  7. Hey now, wait to discuss Judge Mosley until you see the topic for tomorrow's Friday Open Thread.

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  8. Although it's not that juicy of a topic, anybody got any suggestions for other topics?

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  9. Judge Mosley retiring, the litany of candidates likely to replace him, the laundry list of whackadoodles that he brings out, the effect on the Hep C/Desai trial, the effect on the PJRs that he has been the only Judge handling, the possibility that his is only the first of a number of retirements to come down....I think there is plenty of grist in that mill.

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  10. ~ What is wrong with the SIMPLE TRUTH about Judge Mosley, justing wanting to retire after 35 years on the bench! Has nothing to do with "any" case! He just wants more out of life ! ! ! !

    Pretty Simple, to me!

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