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Did I read this right? "$40 worth of cocaine" and District Judge Carolyn Ellsworth sentences this guy to 16 to 40 months in prison, suspended, placing him on three years of probation, which would include nine months in the Clark County Detention Center?

What in the world is wrong with these people? The man had a personal drug problem. Why in bell is he put in jail? I don't see ANYTHING in this story about harming anyone in the community other than himself.

Astonishing how people talk about wasteful Gov't resources - yet, they are slapped in the face by an elected official who throws a guy in jail for 9 months because of 40 dollars worth of cocaine?


We have constant police killing of citizens who are unarmed - police beatings of people suffering from a seizure, yet this guy has 40 dollars worth of cocaine and he is thrown in jail?

And they call it the house of justice. lol

(Suggest removal) 7/18/13 at 10:07 a.m.

How about getting rid of the pig farm? That is always a start.

Why allow one pig farmer have such an adverse affect over so many NLV residents?

The expansion of North Las Vegas was a result of ordinary expansion.

The residents of NLV didn't "come to the nuisance." This one pig farmer should not be allowed to hold the community hostage.

The pig farm is a nuisance, brings property values down, and scares business away.

ONE pig farmer being allowed to influence the lives of so many residents? How do you permit this? Get rid of it!

(Suggest removal) 7/16/13 at 11:48 a.m.

Here is an article on fights/riots after college games.

This wasn't much different - sports, crazy people, sports, crazy fans, sports, crazy "revelers," sports, "celebration," sports, crazy people.

(Suggest removal) 7/11/13 at 11:57 a.m.

This isn't just about "having your door open."

They need a little more than you opening the door and having cookies ready for them. That is more fantasy/hollywood world.

If they burst into this innocent person's house with guns drawn - how is this any different than the guy who is holding a child hostage with a gun to his head? The conduct is one and the same. It makes no difference.

Here, officers breaking into a home and holding a man hostage only creates another hostage situation.

We have to put things in perspective - How is it that the Mitchells have the burden in this case? Officers claim they want to save a life - so they put the life of an innocent person in danger?

"I want to save a life, so I'm going to put your life at risk to save the life of another"?

It is self-defeating logic.

A person has NO affirmative duty to come to the rescue. Why should THEIR life be put at risk?

When you set your standards so low that you allow Gov't bureaucrats absolute immunity - there will be abuse. This is why we strive for a representative democracy - because we know that absolute power corrupts absolutely.

We know the history of giving Gov't too much power over her citizens. This is why we have laws prohibiting certain gov't conduct. To prevent such abuses.

(Suggest removal) 7/11/13 at 10:42 a.m.

Funny how some people are so feeble minded and gullible in "police doing their job."

So one guy is holding a gun against an innocent person in one house - and the police decide to hold a gun against an innocent person in another house and this is "doing their job?"

How twisted is that logic?

Are people really so invested in the "good of government" that you ignore the the most basic and fundamental laws to protect against such behavior?

Do people not truly understand that we have laws on the books PRECISELY!! to prevent this kind of Gov't conduct?

If Gov't "doing their job" will always trump these protections - then what is the point of having those protections in the first place? Protection from what!!

Christ! Put some thought into that process!

(Suggest removal) 7/11/13 at 9:29 a.m.

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