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Vigil to Mark 1 Month Since Las Vegas Police Shooting
AP via 8NewsNow ^ | 8/10/10 | unknown

Posted on 08/10/2010 12:44:05 PM PDT by Upstate NY Guy

LAS VEGAS -- Family members and friends are planning a vigil to mark the one-month anniversary of the Las Vegas police slaying of a man in front of a membership warehouse store.

The 9 p.m. Tuesday event is part of an ongoing family campaign to highlight the July 10 death of 38-year-old Erik Scott by police just outside the Costco store in Summerlin.

Police say Scott had a gun and the three officers who shot Scott were responding to reports of a man ripping merchandise inside the store.

Family members say Scott had a concealed weapons permit, and police should release store surveillance video of the slaying. Police say it's possible no video exists. A coroner's inquest has been postponed, with officials planning up to three days of testimony from witnesses

(Excerpt) Read more at 8newsnow.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: banglist; costco; donutwatch; erikscott; lasvegas; policeshooting
One month and the police say they do not know if video exists.

This is really starting to stink.

1 posted on 08/10/2010 12:44:08 PM PDT by Upstate NY Guy
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To: Upstate NY Guy

Stinks pretty bad....smells like a coverup.


2 posted on 08/10/2010 12:47:25 PM PDT by texan75010
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To: Upstate NY Guy

Starting to? We can smell the stench from here in Texas.


3 posted on 08/10/2010 12:48:17 PM PDT by piytar (Those who never learned that peace and freedom are rare will be taught by reality.)
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To: Upstate NY Guy
One month and the police say they do not know if video exists.

Oh, they know. They sent the disk off to Hollywood to receive the best digital editing known. If it can be 'edited' enough to convince the public of an actual OUTRIGHT LIE, then they will tell us it exists.

4 posted on 08/10/2010 12:50:39 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: UCANSEE2
Oh, they know. They sent the disk off to Hollywood to receive the best digital editing known.

Yep. The liberals in Hollywood are well known for their willingness to help the cops with their cover ups.

5 posted on 08/10/2010 12:54:46 PM PDT by Moonman62 (Politicians exist to break windows so they may spend other people's money to fix them.)
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To: piytar

The stench of police misbehavior wafts all the way to the Democratic People’s Republic of Maryland.


6 posted on 08/10/2010 12:57:02 PM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama - Arrogant, blaming, incompetent, anti-American, racist, and Marxist....Is that enough?)
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To: UCANSEE2
Oh, they know. They sent the disk off to Hollywood to receive the best digital editing known. If it can be 'edited' enough to convince the public of an actual OUTRIGHT LIE, then they will tell us it exists.

Sure looks that way. I am surprised there is nobody with an ounce of integrity who is in the know about this thing who will not come forth and admit what is going on. Hell, if I was one of the cops who did it I could not allow the cover up to continue. How do these people sleep at night?

7 posted on 08/10/2010 1:01:45 PM PDT by Upstate NY Guy (Gen 15:16 The iniquity of the Amorite is not yet complete.)
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To: Upstate NY Guy
What bothers me about this is that LV is one of the Headquarters of SEIU. Then there is the LEO's Union.

Connect the dots.

Did someone want to show white rednecks who insist on the right to CCW, that they can be killed, in front of a large crowd, and nobody will do a thing about it?

The Costco Security person escalated this beyond the reality.

The officers who fired (SEVEN SHOTS) were dogs on a leash, and somebody in the 'department' let them off the leash.

What is known for sure is that they fired at him very quickly after he exited the door of Costco.

8 posted on 08/10/2010 1:02:21 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: Upstate NY Guy
One month and the police say they do not know if video exists.

Why is it the LVPD's call to say whether the video exists or not?

Isn't the video the property of Costco?

Why doesn't Costco just release the video to the parents or the news media?

You're right, this stinks to high heaven!

9 posted on 08/10/2010 1:03:18 PM PDT by JohnG45
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To: Upstate NY Guy

This looks like a duck...........This walks like a duck...........This sounds like a duck.............must be a duck............


10 posted on 08/10/2010 1:05:40 PM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: Rapscallion

When I think of the LV police, I get a picture of RENO 911.

I think their biggest duty is to stay out of the way of mob enforcers and hitmen.


11 posted on 08/10/2010 1:05:58 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: Upstate NY Guy

Report of a “Man ripping merchandise inside the store”, what the h**l are they talking about? Do they mean “ripping off” as in stealing or tearing up/destroying something?

Is it too much to use good descriptive wording or is that beyond today’s “reporters”, no need to anwer that.

This really does stink. You can bet that there are videos, nothing but lies, lies and damned lies.


12 posted on 08/10/2010 1:06:52 PM PDT by brushcop (CW4 Matthew Lourey CW2 Joshua Scott/ Kiowa pilots KIA Iraq '05. Thank you for our son's life.)
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To: Upstate NY Guy
How do these people sleep at night?

With one eye open................

13 posted on 08/10/2010 1:06:57 PM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: Upstate NY Guy
How do these people sleep at night?

cyborgs dont sleep anyways...

14 posted on 08/10/2010 1:10:25 PM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: UCANSEE2
Did someone want to show white rednecks who insist on the right to CCW, that they can be killed, in front of a large crowd, and nobody will do a thing about it?

I wonder how the casinos and other businesses in Las Vegas would feel about it if all Vets and families of Vets and folks who believe in the 2nd Amendment would just say:
I will no longer go to Vegas. Nevada is dead to me.

How would they feel if all the corporations who schedule conventions there said: No More!

15 posted on 08/10/2010 1:11:35 PM PDT by Upstate NY Guy (Gen 15:16 The iniquity of the Amorite is not yet complete.)
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To: JohnG45
Isn't the video the property of Costco? Why doesn't Costco just release the video to the parents or the news media?

Because if Costco 'legally' had it in their possession, they could be forced to produce it.

My GUESS is that the actions of the Costco Security employee (exaggerating the incident) would leave Costco open to a huge lawsuit.

So... since the COPS are in just as must 'trouble' if the TRUTH were revealed to the PUBLIC, then they were happy to let the LV Police Chief take the DISK and send it off to California for further 'analysis'.

As long as no one ever sees the original video, the COPS and COSTCO will get away with this.

16 posted on 08/10/2010 1:12:33 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: Upstate NY Guy

I would call my congressman my senator and the FBI


17 posted on 08/10/2010 1:14:18 PM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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A political murder?

It does seem America has become a latter day Weimar Republic with a rising tide of political crimes committed by the fascist Left against honest citizens.

Vegas is a union/ mob/ Leftist town that is as corrupt and degenerate as they come and well known as “Sin City.” He could have been murdered to send a “message” that concealed weapons by permit are politically incorrect.

Also his race, gender and class were a factor that made murder very P.C.


18 posted on 08/10/2010 1:38:58 PM PDT by Ronbo1948
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To: Upstate NY Guy

It stinks even more:

http://www.lvrj.com/opinion/business-as-usual-for-las-vegas-police-97255569.html

The Vegas PD is out of control.


19 posted on 08/10/2010 1:57:38 PM PDT by Ronbo1948
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To: Upstate NY Guy

“One month and the police say they do not know if video exists. “

Speaks volumes regarding their investigative ability... errr cover up ability.


20 posted on 08/10/2010 2:06:19 PM PDT by takenoprisoner (Freedom Watch: fight for freedom with everything you have.)
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To: Upstate NY Guy

They probably destroyed the store videos.

The “we do not know if a video exists” is to cover their asses if one should magically appear.


21 posted on 08/10/2010 2:13:00 PM PDT by sport
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When I first read about this I got a mental picture of a guy loading a case of bottled water in his cart. As he picks it up the carton breaks open and bottles go everywhere. As he bends over grumbling to pick up the mess, he exposes his piece and some dweeb yells gun. He tells the dweeb to chill cause he has a permit to carry but the dweeb won’t say OK no problem. The rest is history.


22 posted on 08/10/2010 2:15:27 PM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: 70th Division
I would call my congressman my senator and the FBI.

I think this is good advice depending on who our Congress-critters and Senators are. Mine are all useless and corrupt DemonRats. But I will call the FBI. Since these videos (which according to the cops may not exist) have already crossed state lines then the cover up is a Federal matter.

23 posted on 08/10/2010 2:15:50 PM PDT by Upstate NY Guy (Gen 15:16 The iniquity of the Amorite is not yet complete.)
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To: Ronbo1948
The Vegas PD is out of control.

Wow, I'll say! Thanks for the link.

24 posted on 08/10/2010 2:22:54 PM PDT by Upstate NY Guy (Gen 15:16 The iniquity of the Amorite is not yet complete.)
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To: showme_the_Glory

Thank you for those details, really makes me feel bad for that young man and his family. As usual, over reaction by a dweeb and paranoid police, I’ve seen a few of those.

In our area of Texas, as folks were gearing up with concealed handgun permits, deputies and small town cops were over-reacting to permitees who were advising that they had a permit (when stopped on minor traffic infractions) as required.

The permit holders were generally better trained in gun handling than many of the LEOs and kept a cool head under stressful situations as they were being yelled at and ordered to “get out! Stay put! Show your hands! Don’t show your hands! Get on the ground, the floorboard, lean on the trunk, the hood!” It was insane.

I drove up on one scene that three deputies were all hollering different orders at the same time. Never could figure out the need to be screaming at folks, a calm demeanor dampens a lot of iffy situations.


25 posted on 08/10/2010 2:30:23 PM PDT by brushcop (CW4 Matthew Lourey CW2 Joshua Scott/ Kiowa pilots KIA Iraq '05. Thank you for our son's life.)
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For those who aren’t aware, the Las Vegas PD has recently been caught manufacturing evidence, framing people, and lying to the public. The chief of police recently admitted it.


“Just over a year ago, the sheriff had to stand in front of the press and admit that much of what he had averred in a previous press conference about a high-speed collision that killed a Las Vegas police officer was completely false. It turned out that when officer James Manor plowed into a pickup that was attempting a left turn on Flamingo Road early one morning in May 2009, his flashing lights and sirens were not activated, the patrol car was traveling 109 mph in a 45 mph zone, the officer was not wearing a seat belt, and the man arrested and charged with driving under the influence and failing to yield to an emergency vehicle was not drunk and not at fault.

Late last month, the Metropolitan Police Department agreed to pay the falsely accused driver $120,000.”


In this case, the police lied about the dead officers actions, falsely claimed the driver the officer hit was drunk to avoid responsibility for the accident, and they arrested the man despite trying to save the officers life by putting out a fire in the vehicle after he himself was injured.

Has any officer involved in the cover-up or false charges been fired? No.

This is a department out of control and needs federal investigation IMHO.


26 posted on 08/10/2010 2:42:53 PM PDT by WaterBoard
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To: Upstate NY Guy; waterhill; ixtl; mylife
Yea, I'm still pissed about Costco ping!

There won't be any video. Count on it.

27 posted on 08/10/2010 3:25:04 PM PDT by Envisioning (Call me a racist,........one more time.....)
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http://www.lvrj.com/blogs/mitchell/someone_has_posted_police_scanner_traffic_during_costco_shooting.html#blogcomments?submitted=y
28 posted on 08/10/2010 5:34:33 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know .F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: Moonman62
Yep. The liberals in Hollywood are well known for their willingness to help the cops with their cover ups.

Yeah, since we all know that Hollywood NEVER glorifies cops with the endless stream of "police drama" tv shows and buddy cop films that populate the large and small screens alike.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_police_television_dramas

29 posted on 08/11/2010 9:28:54 AM PDT by conimbricenses (Red means run son, numbers add up to nothing.)
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30 posted on 08/11/2010 10:03:23 AM PDT by Moonman62 (Politicians exist to break windows so they may spend other people's money to fix them.)
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Sadly, that's probably about the most realistic of all the cop shows on television right now. Most of the "police dramas" present cops as highly efficient, expertly trained, selfless crime-fighting superhumans.

In reality, they are much closer to the lazy buffoonish bureaucrats that populate any other government agency.

31 posted on 08/11/2010 10:12:11 AM PDT by conimbricenses (Red means run son, numbers add up to nothing.)
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To: Upstate NY Guy
I am surprised there is nobody with an ounce of integrity who is in the know about this thing who will not come forth and admit what is going on. Hell, if I was one of the cops who did it I could not allow the cover up to continue. How do these people sleep at night?

I always heard...

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.

32 posted on 08/12/2010 9:50:39 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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