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  • Reporting on Las Vegas, Pixel by Pixel

    10/23/2017 8:41:54 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 18 replies
    Nearly a month has passed since Stephen Paddock opened fire on a country music festival at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, killing 58 people and wounding hundreds more — yet the shooting continues to confound the public and investigators alike. Little is known about Mr. Paddock’s motives. And investigators have revised parts of the timeline of the shooting on three occasions, raising further questions about what exactly happened. During continuing investigations into major events, traditional reporting often relies in part on official statements from law enforcement officers. But in this case, faced with shifting reports, The...
  • UNPRECIDENTED: Las Vegas Coroner "On Lockdown", Spooky

    10/21/2017 7:16:44 PM PDT · by gaijin · 122 replies
    Mike Tokes (reporter), twitter ^ | Oct. 21st 2017 | Mike Tokes, twitter
    Clark County Office of the Coroner is "On Lockdown at least until the rest of the week, this has never happened before". The staffer answering the front door of the Las Vegas Coroner, Laurie Downey, will only hand over a card listing the general number for the county of the Cornoner. Las Vegas Police Department units are stationed at each side of the building in order to control the situation. Staffers will not answer questions regarding why the Conorner is appointed, not elected. Staffers will name the individual responsible for declaring the Cononer Lockdown. Staffers will not verbally commit...
  • Vegas security guard was pressured to give interview to Ellen

    10/20/2017 1:28:22 PM PDT · by detective · 33 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 19, 2017 | Yaron Steinbuch
    A Mandalay Bay security guard was pressured to give his first interview about the mass shooting in Las Vegas to Ellen DeGeneres because company bigwigs feared a real journalist would have grilled him about the timeline, according to a report. Police initially referred to Jesus Campos as a “hero” — saying he intervened about midway through the mass shooting and caused Stephen Paddock to stop firing. But officials later changed the timeline and claimed he had actually been targeted before the killing started, not after.
  • Ellen DeGeneres twitter: Jesus Campos on tomorrow's show

    10/17/2017 7:44:03 PM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 72 replies
    @TheEllenShow ^ | 17 Oct 2017 | Ellen DeGeneres
    Tomorrow, the first people to encounter the Las Vegas shooter are here – security guard Jesus Campos and building engineer Stephen Schuck.— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) October 18, 2017
  • EXCLUSIVE: FBI Seized Tropicana Video During Las Vegas Massacre

    10/19/2017 4:56:27 PM PDT · by gaijin · 78 replies ^ | Oct 19, 2017
    As chaos and blood flowed on the streets of the Las Vegas strip, a SWAT team was sent by the FBI to the Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel and Casino to secure and confiscate their surveillance footage of the massacre VERO BEACH, FL (TruNews) While gunshots were still being fired on the crowd at the Route 91 Harvest Festival from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay, a seven man team, led by an FBI agent, tactically and expeditiously moved through the casino area of the Tropicana toward the hotel's primary security office. Here is cell phone video of the incident...
  • Mandalay Bay security guard set to appear on ‘Ellen’ after avoiding media [pre-released show clip]

    10/18/2017 12:15:49 AM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 44 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 17 Oct 2017 | Rachel Crosby and Matthew Crowley
    In clips of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” supplied to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Campos reviewed the events of the shooting, recounting how he was alerted to check on a door that was ajar. He said he was on the stairwell going from the 31st to the 32nd floor and came upon a door that was blocked and wouldn’t open. So he rerouted through a hallway and called security dispatch to get an engineer to check on the blocked door. Campos said he then heard drilling sounds and believed the slamming of the heavy door he passed through to get to...
  • Listen: Hot Mic Catches Mystery Voice Telling Las Vegas Sheriff Not to Say Too Much

    10/17/2017 10:45:40 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 14 replies
    The Las Vegas shooting has taken a lot of crazy twists and turns. By now, in a shooting case, a lot of the information would be filled in, the shooter’s motivation, the background, the details and videos of the shooting.
  • Permitting police to use drones with deadly weapons [Did LVMPD use illegal drone?]

    10/14/2017 8:22:16 PM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 76 replies
    CBS News ^ | 31 March 2017 | CBS/AP
    HARTFORD, Conn. -- Connecticut lawmakers are considering whether the state should become the first in the country to allow police to use drones outfitted with deadly weapons, a proposal immediately met with concern by civil rights and civil liberties advocates. The bill would ban the use of weaponized drones, but exempt police. Details on how law enforcement could use drones with weapons would be spelled out in rules to be developed by the state Police Officer Standards and Training Council. Officers also would have to receive training before being allowed to use drones with weapons. snip North Dakota is the...
  • Hero security guard of Las Vegas massacre 'checked into a quick clinic' after vanishing

    10/14/2017 1:25:26 PM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 90 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 14 Oct 2017 | Jennifer Smith and Snejana Farberov
    Jesus Campos, the hero security guard who was shot in the Las Vegas hotel massacre, checked into a 'quick clinic' after vanishing moments before he was due to speak to the media for the first time since the attack. The security guard is yet to be interviewed since he was shot by Stephen Paddock on October 1 on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel. On Thursday, Campos was due to appear at a press conference after being given an award for his bravery but he disappeared. His union representative revealed on Saturday that Campos was taken to a...
  • Las Vegas police shift timeline again in concert massacre

    10/13/2017 1:31:32 PM PDT · by JP1201 · 99 replies
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - Las Vegas investigators offered a new version of events Friday in a shifting timeline surrounding the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history as they described how the gunman opened fire on nearby airport jet fuel tanks and on police officers arriving at the massacre. Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo held a highly anticipated news conference alongside the top FBI agent in Las Vegas amid questions about whether police could have done more to stop gunman Stephen Paddock on Oct. 1. They provided no new information about Paddock's motivation as he killed 58 people and wounded more...
  • Las Vegas security guard Jesus Campos disappears moments before TV interviews

    10/13/2017 5:31:24 AM PDT · by grundle · 118 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 13, 2017 | Greg Norman
    Where in the world is Jesus Campos? The Mandalay Bay security guard shot by Stephen Paddock in the moments leading up to the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history was set to break his silence Thursday night with five television interviews, including one on Fox News, Campos' union president said. Except when the cameras were about to roll, and media gathered in the building to talk to him, Campos reportedly bolted, and, as of early Friday morning, it wasn't immediately clear where he was.
  • Heros and Zeros: Vegas

    10/12/2017 11:03:07 PM PDT · by JME_FAN · 53 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | October 10, 2017 | Karl Denninger
    Time to call out a few, given that Reuters is making excuses (big shock). I'll start with the heroes. Among them was the unarmed hotel security guy who attempted to interdict the shooter but could not get through the door because the shooter had driven screws into the frame. He took a round to the leg when the shooter blindly emptied a mag through the door of the suite but he'll be ok. Next up is the ex-service member who stole a truck and used it to transport injured people out of the kill zone. If they prosecute that guy,...
  • Metro going through hundreds of hours of footage related to 1 October shooting

    10/12/2017 6:15:28 AM PDT · by Rumierules · 45 replies
    Fox 5 - KVVU TV ^ | 10/11/2017 | Cyndi Lundeberg
    Campos was shot about six minutes before the suspect opened fire on the crowd at the Harvest Festival. After Campos was shot, he didn't call the police, he instead radioed down to the hotel for help. Assistant Sheriff Fasulo said that's standard protocol in the hotel industry.
  • Worker warned hotel before Las Vegas shooter opened fire on crowd

    10/11/2017 1:17:13 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 84 replies
    CBSnews ^ | 10-11-2017 | CBS/AP
    A maintenance worker said Wednesday he told hotel dispatchers to call police and report a gunman had opened fire with a rifle inside the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino hotel before the shooter began firing from his high-rise suite into a crowd at a nearby musical performance. The revised timeline has renewed questions about whether better communication might have allowed police to respond more quickly and take out the gunman before he committed the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Worker Stephen Schuck says he was checking out a report of a jammed fire door on the 32nd floor...
  • Nevada Gun Laws

    10/11/2017 6:22:20 AM PDT · by 7thson · 25 replies
    There is no limit on bulk purchases, amounts of ammunition, or magazine sizes. A gun dealer also does not have to comply with law enforcement; police inspections of Nevada gun shops are not allowed by state law. Many gun control activists believe the absence of regulations on dealers combined with the constant flow of tourism attribute to Nevada's bleak murder numbers. Since 2000, Nevada has had on average 27 gun related deaths per 100,000 people annually, by far the most in the US.
  • Heroes And Zeros: Vegas

    10/11/2017 5:45:09 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 13 replies
    Market-Ticker ^ | 10/0917 | Karl Denniger
    Heroes And Zeros: Vegas Time to call out a few, given that Reuters is making excuses (big shock). I'll start with the heroes. Among them was the unarmed hotel security guy who attempted to interdict the shooter but could not get through the door because the shooter had driven screws into the frame. He took a round to the leg when the shooter blindly emptied a mag through the door of the suite but he'll be ok. Next up is the ex-service member who stole a truck and used it to transport injured people out of the kill zone. If...
  • Man with ricin in Las Vegas hotel room sentenced

    11/22/2008 8:46:52 AM PST · by Fizzie · 11 replies · 4,137+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | November 17, 2008 | Mary Manning
    The man who unlawfully possessed the deadly toxin, ricin, and two unregistered firearm silencers in his Las Vegas hotel room in April was sentenced today to three years in prison, three years of supervised release and ordered to pay a $7,500 fine. U.S. District Judge Robert C. Jones imposed the sentence against Roger Von Bergendorff, 57, who pleaded guilty in August to one count of possession of a biological toxin and one count of possession of unregistered firearms. Bergendorff also agreed to forfeit a pistol and two unregistered silencers, said U.S. Attorney Greg Brower of Nevada.
  • Sheriff shares new details about Las Vegas shooting investigation

    10/11/2017 12:42:00 AM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 57 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 10 Oct 2017 | Rachel Crosby
    Despite Mandalay Bay shooter Stephen Paddock’s history of high-stakes gambling, he had no known gambling debts, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said Tuesday. And, contrary to published reports, Paddock’s girlfriend, Marilou Danley, told investigators in Los Angeles she had no concerns about his mental health. In an extensive interview Tuesday with the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Lombardo clarified those details and provided new information about the Oct. 1 shooting that killed 58 concertgoers and left nearly 500 injured. The sheriff said investigators have made contact with Paddock’s entire “family tree,” including the shooter’s two ex-wives. Their conversations have shed new light...
  • Burglars target Las Vegas shooter's Reno home

    10/10/2017 5:05:04 PM PDT · by SSS Two · 72 replies
    USA Today ^ | 7:51 p.m. ET Oct. 10, 2017 | Sarah Litz
    <p>The Las Vegas shooter’s home in Northern Nevada was broken into over the weekend, police confirmed Tuesday.</p> <p>Reno's Somersett neighborhood, part of a Del Webb retirement community, has been in the spotlight since Stephen Paddock opened fire Oct. 1 from the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay resort onto the crowd of concertgoers below, killing 58 people and injuring hundreds before killing himself. Paddock, 64, purchased the small tan and brown home in 2013 and lived there with his girlfriend, Marilou Danley.</p>
  • Questions Still Abound More Than A Week After Las Vegas Shooting [LVMPD radio interview]

    10/10/2017 3:08:09 PM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 96 replies
    KNPR - Nevada Public Radio ^ | 10 Oct 2017 | Joe Schoenmann
    Undersheriff Kevin McMahill “I’m 100 percent confident there was one shooter,” he said. snip Originally, police said Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Campos arrived on the scene after the shooting started and saved lives by stopping Paddock from continuing to fire. However, McMahill said that timeline has changed after speaking to Campos and others involved. According to McMahill, Campos was checking the 23rd floor of the hotel on a report of a problem with an alarmed stairwell door. When he arrived, he noticed the door wouldn’t open. He called maintenance to the area to fix the door. While waiting for...