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Ex-Nev. assemblyman arrested hours after expulsion
Associated Press via Mercury News ^ | 3/29/2013 | Ken Ritter

Posted on 03/29/2013 9:53:20 AM PDT by JennysCool

LAS VEGAS—Former Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks has been arrested in California on charges including resisting arrest and throwing objects, just hours after he became the first lawmaker ever expelled from the Nevada Legislature.

Jail records show Barstow police arrested Brooks, 41, at about 7 p.m. Thursday on Interstate 15 at Stoddard Wells.

"We had started to discuss possible next steps," Mitchell Posin, Brooks' attorney, told The Associated Press Friday. "Next thing I know, I heard about this."

Posin said he had no details about the arrest, or about why Brooks was on the interstate in Barstow.

Records show the North Las Vegas Democrat was taken to a San Bernardino County jail in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., on $100,000 bail.

The Nevada Assembly voted Thursday morning to oust Brooks, after Assembly Majority Leader William Horne, D-Las Vegas, called him "potentially dangerous" and said lawmakers didn't feel safe with him in the building.

"This really saddens me," Horne said Friday, after learning of the arrest. "I hope they get Steven the help he clearly needs before he or someone else is hurt or worse."

This is the third time Brooks has been arrested since January.

(Excerpt) Read more at mercurynews.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: California; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: barstow; brooks; california; democratcriminal; democrats; expulsion; lasvegas; mitchellposin; nevada; northlasvegas; ranchocucamonga; sanbernardino; sandbernadino; stevenbrooks; stoddardwells; williamhorne

1 posted on 03/29/2013 9:53:20 AM PDT by JennysCool
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To: JennysCool

Only five paragraphs before party affiliation was disclosed. Better than usual.


2 posted on 03/29/2013 9:58:04 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (HRC:"Sometimes she looks like a primary schoolgirl and sometimes a pensioner going shopping,"-NKorea)
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To: JennysCool

Since Brooks’ Party affiliation isn’t mentioned, are we safe in assuming the obvious?


3 posted on 03/29/2013 9:58:27 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude

Yup! :)


4 posted on 03/29/2013 9:59:33 AM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: Dr. Sivana

AP must be slipping!


5 posted on 03/29/2013 9:59:49 AM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: JennysCool

Democrats: a species that is intentionally killing America!

All of these recent mass murders have been committed by registered Democrats.

Every case of graft in local, state and federal government has been committed by Democrats.

The Republicrat Party may be the stupid party, but a close majority of the American voter is brain dead!


6 posted on 03/29/2013 10:00:14 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Dr. Sivana
Only five paragraphs before party affiliation was disclosed. Better than usual.

Thanks, I see it now, though it is buried, and not directly associated with his name in the same sentence.

7 posted on 03/29/2013 10:00:46 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: JennysCool
This has been an ongoing saga in Nevada's state capitol. The whole state knows about this guy, his party affiliation, etc.

Threatening to murder people (including the Speaker of the NV Assembly), firearms-related arrests, and even denial of a gun purchase through the NICS system right at the same time a few Nevada assembly curmudgeons are trying to get gun control on the legislative calendar. Well, he sure helped derail that, because after all the background check system worked: A loonjob liberal Democrat NV legislator was prevented from getting a gun!

By the way, Stoddard Wells CA is absolutely out in the middle of nowhere in the Mojave desert. I can just imagine this fool ripping off his pants and slapping the desert ground with them crying and shrieking and having to be tackled to the ground by police who were probably thinking "What the F'ing F is with THIS guy?!". Couldn't have happened to a nicer gun-grabbing Democrat.

8 posted on 03/29/2013 10:10:55 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Demand Common Sense Nut Control.)
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To: JennysCool

9 posted on 03/29/2013 10:33:31 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: JennysCool

Now that’s going “Scorched Earth.”


10 posted on 03/29/2013 10:34:09 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: PapaBear3625

Why, this guy looks like one of eric holder’s people! He obviously figgered he was above the law.


11 posted on 03/29/2013 10:50:24 AM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: JennysCool

No more “assault weapons” for him.


12 posted on 03/29/2013 11:00:11 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Barry gave the Republicans a free lunch. All the taxpayers got was a lousy tax increase.)
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To: JennysCool

Why was he arrested?

What did he do?


13 posted on 03/29/2013 11:58:15 AM PDT by FoxPro
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To: FoxPro

Two stories in a newspaper near that area. Go to: www.desertdispatch.com


14 posted on 03/29/2013 12:18:44 PM PDT by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2013! Geaux, Pack, Geaux!)
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To: The KG9 Kid

I thought the article said he was arrested in Barstow, another crap hole in the Mojave. Maybe I’d better read the whole thing and break FR tradition:)


15 posted on 03/29/2013 12:25:38 PM PDT by calex59
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To: FoxPro

Sounds like he was about to go “Falling Down” when they caught him although they haven’t charged him yet for the weapon and ammo they found in the SUV.


16 posted on 03/29/2013 1:01:00 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: Dr. Sivana

Yup. If he were an R, it would have been mentioned in the headline.


17 posted on 03/29/2013 1:07:14 PM PDT by stillonaroll
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To: The KG9 Kid

Well, he sure helped derail that, because after all the background check system worked: A loonjob liberal Democrat NV legislator was prevented from getting a gun! “””

Based upon the local news out of Reno, I was left with the impression that the GUN STORE OWNER recognised Brooks, and that his ‘application’ to the Justice Department didn’t even get processed.

The GUN STORE OWNER put a halt to the purchase.!!

Perhaps Channel 8 in Reno-—ABC said it wrong.


18 posted on 03/29/2013 2:20:25 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: JennysCool

What no race card use?,oh wait it friday slow news day.


19 posted on 03/29/2013 2:41:16 PM PDT by Vaduz
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To: ridesthemiles

I am searching for the facts on what happened, whether it was a state hold on his NICS or that Scheel’s denied him. I’m thinking it was a state hold or Washoe that prohibited him because he might have just gone elsewhere and attempted to purchase there.


20 posted on 03/29/2013 3:15:59 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Demand Common Sense Nut Control.)
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To: JennysCool

The WSJ detailed some of his shall we say, erratic, behavior to say the least. My guess is that the guy is on crack but maybe he’s just naturally cuckoo for cocoa puffs.


21 posted on 03/29/2013 3:19:09 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

If Obama had a son...


22 posted on 03/29/2013 3:23:25 PM PDT by Robwin
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