Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer


  • Murder charge for smoke shop worker who shot teen boy. [RJ]
  • Threats are flying about the State Treasurer's continued work on ESAs. [Las Vegas Sun]
  • Allegations that a girl was killed over $450 in death penalty trial. [RJ]
  • North Las Vegas is considering eliminating one municipal judge position. [LasVegasNow]
  • Gag order lifted in the civil case regarding the death of attorney Susan Winters. [RJ]
  • It seems no one really wanted to talk about holiday parties yesterday, but someone did write in asking for your feedback on whether staff would prefer a holiday party or just putting the money that would go to a party into their "bonus." What do you think?

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  1. I'm in a government office and we're having a potluck for lunch. No one gets a bonus, so it's not an issue. There are on-going issues about whether to buy staff presents or not (some of the staff earn just as much as the beginning attorneys - without the student loan debt). For now, some do buy gifts and some do not. It's awkward.

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    1. It's not awkward at all, you should buy your support staff presents. It's not about money, it's about a token of your appreciation for someone who helps you all year.

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    2. Many of my support staff do nothing to help me and often get in the way. Others think they are my supervisor. I'm not feeling the need to be generous with these assholes.

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    3. Ditto 11:08 AM's sentiment.

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    4. You hired them, genius.

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    5. I didn't hire them - the head of our office did. I'm just an attorney in the office. By all means the fool who hired these people should give them presents - but I shouldn't be on the hook too.

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    6. You had no input into the hiring of the people who work for you? Again, genius, you are complaining about a process that decided to either work at an office that does that sort of thing or you chose not to participate. Either way, a shitty staff doesn't happen on accident.

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    7. @12:02 - So in your mind, anyone who works in an office that doesn't give an attorney some input in the hiring of staff is an idiot? Talk about a genius.

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    8. You are both smarter than Barney Rubbel.

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    9. Hi 12:02 PM. I'm not sure if you know this, but there is such a thing as government, wherein support staff are hired and then those hires stay in the same job FOR-EV-VER (use your best The Sandlot impression). Which essentially means, if you're a government attorney, you get the 53 year old secretary (that some manager that retired in 1998 hired) that thinks she knows more than you about the substantive law and strategy just because she knows how to serve a subpoena, file a complaint, and properly calendar the response deadline for a removed case. But, because she's been working for the county for 25 years, she gets 10 weeks of paid vacation and sick leave plus legal holidays, so she almost never in the office. And when she is, she's chatting it up with the other support staff in the office for half the day. She should give me a Christmas gift for having to deal with her all year.

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    10. Ditto 11:08 and Thank You Jesus for Speaking the Truth 5:24PM. Backstabbing, thankless government clerks are the f'ing worst.

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  2. I think most would prefer money but I also enjoy celebrating with my coworkers. Maybe a cheap party, secret santa type event. Nothing big but still take time off to mingle.

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  3. Is it possible to find one sane person to be a judge in North Las Vegas Municipal Court? Not one elected judge in the 10 years or so that I've been practicing there has shown any mental stability.

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    1. NLV is just plain effed up

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    2. Sandra Douglass-Morgan would have been good. Too bad that ship has sailed.

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    3. Hoeffgen will love handling twice as many cases for the same money. He's cranky to begin with.

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  4. Why are they charging the store clerk??? The punk had it coming!!!

    Vegas is becoming California. We are doomed. Soon the hoodlums, bums and derelicts will be everywhere, just like they took over the strip. Get ready for the smell of urine and climate of crime.

    Why do democrats have to ruin everything they touch? From Chicago to LA to Vegas, the same story. They hate peace, prosperity and happiness. Even Trump can't save us.

    Maybe we need a local blog that tracks the lies of the shitty papers we have now. Real reporting on real stories to get the real citizens of Vegas riled up and ready to throw the bums out!

    A Vegas Veritas!!

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    2. The RJ is owned by Adelson. It publishes Wayne Allen Root. How much more right wing could you get? Oh, Project Veritas right wing. I see.

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    3. Wayne Allyn Root's "columns" read like a nonsensical political rant forwarded by my imbecile brother-in-law.

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    4. Don't be so quick to dismiss Project Veritas. Does it matter what you perceive the motivations to be if the video captures DNC operatives bragging about paying people to incite violence, rig elections and spread falsehoods? Snowden and Assange are criminals but the lying press is not?

      The left has overplayed its favorite rhetorical device of labeling opponents as dunces, racists, bigots, idiots, bla bla bla. Forget the messenger for a moment and focus on the message.

      For example, a friend challenged me to browse Wikileaks. I couldn't believe it. After what I read, I asked my wife to fashion a tin foil hat for me and to promise none of our kids will ever intern for the pervs at the DNC or anywhere in DC.

      The RJ is a rag. This town deserves a real news source. Whether it's rabid Marxists looking to unmask the ruling elite, or kooky Kirkians looking to unmask a plot to destroy the West, if enough people ask questions things will change. The point of labeling and smearing is to stop such inquiries.

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    5. Lugenpresse! That's awesome. Good for you, let's have a little rough stuff in the streets. A little broken glass just means you have to get sturdier boots for when you're marching, jah?

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  5. I am stumped why DA is charging clerk with murder when he and the store were being robbed. Please explain, I admit don't know a lot of detail of the story. Also, two other robbers having charges reduced.

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    1. It's a real fine line. As soon as the danger passes (dude turns to run, etc) you're no longer entitled to kill in defense.

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    2. just like the South Carolina cop being "in fear" while he shoots in the back multiple times the black guy running away from him

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    3. The store clerk was not being robbed. The kids did not have weapons and they didn't make threats against the clerk. They were shoplifting. You can't shoot the shoplifters.

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    4. Had masks on. Did they have a baseball bat?

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    5. From the preliminary information, these were Jr. High shoplifters. Other than the masks, they posed no perceivable threat. He shot a little kid in the head. You cannot shoot shoplifters.

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    6. Again, this is a good reason to have real journalists doing real investigative stories. Interview people who knew the shooter and the shootee. Attend hearings. Read pleadings. Attend the trial. Pass on the gripping narrative. The RJ is worthless. If Jane Moronson tackles this, she will conclude Glen Lerner was at fault. If Ralston tackles this, it will be Trump's fault. Etc. We need real journalists!

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    7. This is all around sad. With 8-9 shots, why was only person hit?

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    8. 8-9 shots which hit Patti multiple times. He unloaded into the little kid.

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    9. Fire a warning shot and tell them to get the fuck out.

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    10. Seems the sales clerk was spooked. What would I do if confronted with masked intruders? Probably shoot. Better judged by 12 than carried by 6.

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    11. Have you seen the local jury pool 8:13 PM?? Not entirely sure these days insofar as you get certainty with one of those options.

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    12. @8:13-- Except Metro (who is pro-store owners usually) said everyone who looked at the tape said this was a snatch and run shoplifting that the clerk should never have pulled a gun and had no reasonable fear.

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  6. Case No. P-13-077855-E
    IN THE MATTER OF: MICHAEL MACKNIN, DECEASED

    12/05/2016 Ex Parte Application for Temporary Restraining Order and Motion for Preliminary Injunction

    12/05/2016 Order Granting The Estate's Ex Parte Application for a Temporary Restraining Order and an Order to Show Cause regarding Preliminary Injunction

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  7. Who is the new associate over at John Benedict's?

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  8. What's up with Robert Graham's firm LawyersWest? They just shutdown, no warning. Did they just leave active cases and clients in the lurch. Did they file bankruptcy or something?

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    1. No clue. Thought I still saw him advertising on Channel 3 last week. What makes you think they shut their doors?

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    2. Phone # isn't answering, website is down, I've heard through the probate clique that he told them he was shutting down, I was contacted by one of his clients that she wasn't able to reach her attorney and went to the office and it was locked all day Monday; etc. Their twitter account was disabled as well.

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    3. usDecember 6, 2016 at 1:42 PM
      Case No. P-13-077855-E
      IN THE MATTER OF: MICHAEL MACKNIN, DECEASED

      12/05/2016 Ex Parte Application for Temporary Restraining Order and Motion for Preliminary Injunction

      12/05/2016 Order Granting The Estate's Ex Parte Application for a Temporary Restraining Order and an Order to Show Cause regarding Preliminary Injunction

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    4. I understand that he walked in on monday and told everyone he was filing BK and closing the office

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  9. AnonymousDecember 6, 2016 at 1:42 PM
    Case No. P-13-077855-E
    IN THE MATTER OF: MICHAEL MACKNIN, DECEASED

    12/05/2016 Ex Parte Application for Temporary Restraining Order and Motion for Preliminary Injunction

    12/05/2016 Order Granting The Estate's Ex Parte Application for a Temporary Restraining Order and an Order to Show Cause regarding Preliminary Injunction

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