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Police State

Rating: 5 out of 5.

5.0 out of 5 stars POLICE STATE

Reviewed in the United States on May 1, 2022

You figure it out. The Gerry Spence book in the post below, Win Your Case, was rejected by the Amazon secret police. But this book was not only approved it was placed at the top of the review discussion. What was the difference? I suppose it depended upon who the one behind that great wall of invisible and anonymous big tech companies is. This review is my posted review on Amazon, word for word, and Freedom’s picture, too. I disabled the Amazon links, but you can go to Amazon and in their search bar type Gerry Spence Police State and you can read all the reviews on this excellent book with 5-Star reviews, or a 4.5 actually. By the way, these reviews laid days in wait for the decision of the secret ones behind the invisible wall of fate to make their decision.

Cliff Harrison, Author

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“I’m a trial lawyer. I make arguments. And I ask questions. I’ve defended the poor, the forgotten, the lost, and the damned for over sixty years in the courtrooms of America. Over my career I’ve shut out a haunting question I wasn’t prepared to face: Are we safe from our own police? Have our police become killers on the loose who cover up their crimes— and too often there’s no one to stop them?” –Gerry Spence, Police State

It reminds me of the inscription on the Statue of Liberty in part…

“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” – Emma Lazarus, 1883

They are both icons symbolic with Law & Justice.

Put on your seat belt, and strap down that shoulder harness, too. You’ll need it. We’re going for a ride with a driver who dares to go where few are willing to go. This trial lawyer who knows his stuff is going to teach you a little bit of it—at Ground Zero!

Gerry Spence covers the POLICE STATE with the stories of his own cases, and those of his client’s, and of others. Ruby Ridge is one case for starters. As Spence paints his stories you feel that you are almost there, like on that bloody mountain top in Idaho where federal law enforcement agents, U.S. Marshals and FBI snipers shot and killed the unarmed wife while she held their breast-feeding baby. The 14-year-old son was shot in the back as he ran for home and the boy’s dog, that was just being a dog and doing what dogs do, was shot first and started the firefight that rained blood. “Murdered,” Spence charges. This was the young family of Randy Weaver, a former U.S. Special Forces, the FBI and federal LEOs entrapped from the beginning in a weapons charge and other botched federal activities of erroneous nature.

Some of the same federal players would soon be engaged in Waco where Americans would soon see the POLICE STATE in living color.

Vigilantes Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols are said to have carried out their vengeance in the 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing in retaliation to the 1992 Ruby Ridge standoff and 1993 Waco siege. Evil begets evil.

The rise in the American Militia Movement can also be attributed to the sieges at Ruby Ridge and Waco.

George H. W. Bush was president when the Ruby Ridge incident unfolded, but Bill Clinton was in office by the time the trial started in April of 1993. His attorney general was Janet Reno. They served through times of American turmoil, both the Ruby Ridge trials and Waco Siege, as well as the Oklahoma City bombing.

Police State is yet another compelling book for any library with a serious Gerry Spence collection.

He covers a lot of cases and a lot of examples of injustice. The scariest part about this book is, it is all true. Spence is the man who delivers it. As he opens the book, he admits that throughout his career he shut out the haunting question, are we safe from out own police? Have our police become killers on the loose? He answers these questions and more in vivid detail. Spence takes you to the crime scene and you can feel the emotions of the victims and hear the thunder of the injustice.

For one who has always been supportive of the police, and justice, I find this is a heart-wrenching story that needed to be told. There was no one more qualified than trial lawyer Gerry Spence to tell this story.

Police State is the epitome of an extended exposition into the full study of American law and justice, police corruption and crime and the injustice that is sowed into the hearts, minds and souls of the victims and witnesses that experience them. Begin here, with the brilliant and extraordinary experience of Gerry Spence at the epicenter of the study of law and lawlessness, justice and injustice, and expand your study outward.

There is a large collection of Gerry Spence books right here at Amazon. I have rated every one of them a 5 star.

Gerry Spence, America’s foremost trial lawyer and teacher of law and justice. Fighting for the common people. ~Cliff Harrison

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More Taxpayers’ Money Funneling Addicts?

Nevada’s Clark County often teams with nonprofits to funnel money to the homeless.

Help Hope Home on Facebook (Clark County)

Help Hope Home Website

The comment I left on Facebook for this announcement:

“So, is the City of Las Vegas, Clark County and this “nonprofit” going to stop people from being evicted so landlords can make a money grab? Are these “homeless rescue” programs going to follow the criminal HELP of Southern Nevada protocol that crowds violent freeloaders with drug and alcohol addiction in with vulnerable elderly so they can abuse them? If so I smell litigation to put an end to this waste of taxpayer money. There are more jobs available now with higher pay than any time in history. Detox these homeless, put them to work and STOP abusing the taxpayers’ money on violent criminals with treatable addictions. House them in your own neighborhoods or tents until they are willing to shift from freeloading and partying to a self-responsible productive lifestyle.”

Note:

I searched high and low for IRS nonprofit information for a 501(c)(3) by the name Help Hope Home and came up negative. It is too early to conclude and I need more time to research. I have a feeling this outfit is tied to HELP of Southern Nevada which is a local nonprofit worshipped by the City of Las Vegas and the County of Clark and even had their roots to these government agencies. HELP of Southern Nevada has been in the homeless racket for 52 years. They all claim to be “ending homelessness” but the taxpayers money funneled to this worthless cause is endless. Never will they “end” homelessness the way they operate. And they know it. There is huge liability when government agencies and nonprofits marry. We’ll be discussing such issues in future posts.

A comment posted by a Facebook user named, Bruce Henry said, “No such thing as Federal Funds it is all Taxpayers Funds period. Stop this disinformation please.” I agree with that statement 100%.

One of the primary reasons I am opposed to any government agency using taxpayer funds to support nonprofits is they do NOT supervise or investigate what they fund. They just hand our money over and that is the end of it. Aside of being a victimized vulnerable elderly by city, county and nonprofit clients and being in an apartment complex where they turn these freeloading addicts and drug dealers loose without any security or supervision, I can testify there is NO detox. NO work program. NO guidance to a better life with productive results. NO successful conclusion to dependence while establishing an independent and productive life for these clients. There is just 24/7 partying and vice–with ZERO SECURITY, an unlawful condition.

There is widespread corruption pointing directly to these nonprofits and the government agencies and public officials which subvert American taxpayers’ money to violent criminals with no oversight. They do this by setting up these homeless funneling operations with landlords/slumlords who violate just about every law on the books and they engage in conspiracy and racketeering with these entities. I am not saying that this organization is doing that, there is still too much information that needs to be collected, but as for the city, county and other nonprofits, there is a long line of evidence I will be presenting that will either shut these operations down or upset the taxpayers whose funds are being channeled to unlawful sources that are against the public’s trust. One rule the IRS has about nonprofits is that they MUST work within the realms of the public trust.

Much more will be coming. Stay tuned. Scroll down and read the post below where I call for Clark County Nevada’s Sheriff Joseph Lombardo to resign and withdraw his run for Nevada’s governor office. That post is loaded with names and events that have occurred where I reside and has not gotten better, but much worst. I posted that article almost a year ago. I was violently attacked shortly thereafter and I have been attacked repeatedly since.

Most people would agree that if someone is homeless we support giving them a helping hand and a support group to help them get on their feet to a productive life. That is NOT what is happening here. Full dependence and full abuse of the taxpayers and donors money is being committed.

Some people may not like what I post. That is okay, they can change the channel anytime they wish. I post more for a public record and an accounting of the conditions and of the corruption and crimes that public officials, their agencies, nonprofits and other entities commit more than anything else.


Freedom of Thought & Freedoms of the Mind

“Without freedom of thought there can be no such thing as wisdom; and no such thing as public liberty, without freedom of speech.” –Benjamin Franklin


11 Years Blogging Vegas Valley

11 Year Anniversary Achievement

11 years blogging. Amazing!

Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com!

You registered on WordPress.com 11 years ago.

Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging.


Merry Christmas, Everybody!

I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a safe, and happy season to enjoy the best that you can enjoy!

Christmas, Atmosphere, Advent, Tree Decorations

Tony Hsieh 1973-2020

12 December 1973 – 27 November 2020

Tony Hsieh, Las Vegas Super-Businessman, Dies at Age 46

Tony Hsieh in 2009 And link to Creative Commons photo credit.

(LAS VEGAS, NEVADA)Las Vegas lost yet another brilliant-minded developer. A man with a vision that changed the local scene in Downtown, Las Vegas.

Born in Urbana, Illinois on 12 December 1973, Tony Hsieh died on 27 November 2020 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Just two weeks and one day from his 47th birthday.

The Las Vegas legendary super-businessman is said to have lost his life from complications of injuries sustained in a Connecticut housefire on 18 November 2020.

Like many sudden deaths of people dying before their time there has been a rush of speculation, sketchy and inaccurate reporting with changes occurring frequently.

We need to wait awhile and allow the family time for healing and privacy. It may be sometime before we have the full, accurate detail of what really happened to Tony Hsieh to take him at such a young age.

Then we will learn the full story.

There are many news reports of the tragedy one can find by simple searches.

There is a lot to learn about Hsieh’s life. Just when he was retiring from Zappos, a company he was CEO at for 21 years, his life was cut short.

Zappos online shoe and clothing company, based in Las Vegas, Nevada, was sold to Amazon in 2009 for over one-billion dollars.

Hsieh stayed on as CEO until on 24 August 2020 when he abruptly retired.

Zappos moved from nearby Henderson, Nevada to Downtown Las Vegas moving into the former Las Vegas City Hall when city officials vacated it after building the new City Hall at 495 South Main Street, Las Vegas.

Smoke inhalation and complications from injuries from the housefire on 18 November 2020 is said to have taken his life. It is said he died peacefully, with his family at his side.

It is always tragic when family loses a loved one, especially during the Christmas season.

I lost nearly my entire family during the Christmas season or near then, and no matter how much time passes there is always memories and moments of missing all those who have since gone.

We pray for Tony Hsieh and his family.

Take a few moments and search the history of this young man who began brilliant financial and business moves from a young age and follow his life to the end.

He was founder and developer of the Downtown Project, a Las Vegas redevelopment and startup company.

Tony Hsieh had just moved to Park City, Utah before the tragedy occurred. He traveled with his brother to Connecticut to visit.

Downtown Las Vegas and the Vegas Valley will mourn and remember Tony Hsieh for a long time to come.

September 2016 Issue Downtown Zen (DTZen). photo of magazine cover by Cliff Harrison Photography.

News & Research Links About the Life & Death of Tony Hsieh

USA TODAY

Patch (New London, Connecticut, online Newspaper) House Fire Story

Patch Reporting Hsieh’s Death

13 KTNV Las Vegas: Cause of Death, Scanner, and Fremont Street Experience Honoring Tony Hsieh

13 KTNV Las Vegas News of Tony Hsieh’s Death

13 KTNV Las Vegas Nevada Leaders on Tony Hsieh’s Death

Tony Hsieh, Wikipedia

Zappos Via Amazon

Zappos, Wikipedia

Zappos’ Building, the Former Las Vegas City Hall

The New Las Vegas City Hall

Nick Swinmurn, Co-Founder of Zappos


Locked Out, Locked Down

What if you sat down to your computer one morning and you entered your password to unlock your computer and you found a message stating you entered the wrong password?

What if your head was foggy? What if you had a brain gas? What if you lacked a good night’s sleep and was still tired, maybe even confused? You make mistakes. You are human.

What if something interfered with your immediate memory?

Perhaps a neurological disorder? Old age?

What if nothing was wrong other that you failed to activate the proper case?

What if you had Caps Lock on and it should be off?

What if Caps Lock should be on and it is off?

What if something silly happens like you typed too fast and miss keystrokes, striking the wrong key and subsequently some other key than the intended key is struck, subsequently the wrong password is entered?

What if times a thousand, maybe a million different reasons something could go wrong and as the old-aged adage of Murphy’s Law said, “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong”. And it did go wrong?

“Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.”

~Murphy’s Law

So, making mistakes is being human.

As my father used to tell me when I was young, shortly before he died, “Any man can make a mistake, no man ought to make the same mistake twice.” Of course, in today’s generation the gender complex would change the statement or quote slightly and substitute people for man. The meaning is the same. We all learn from our mistakes. Well, don’t we?

In reality, mistakes are the best things that happen to us because we learn from them.

But what if when you sat down to your computer, the computer informs you that if you fail so many times in entering the correct password, say three or maybe even ten times, then your computer is locked out permanently and no matter what you or anyone else does, your computer will forever be locked and your entire life of information inside that computer, a device that holds your life’s most personal content, is forever lost? What if?

What would you do? Besides blowing a head gasket what would you truly do?

You’d become furious. Most likely.

You would be angry. Who would you be angry with? You or the computer designer, or the one who controls your computer, who obviously is NOT you?

This exact scenario recently happened to me, not with my computer, or personal PC, but with my Smartphone. A Cricket Wireless phone on the AT&T telecommunications network line.

My phone has been locked out and locked down. Wrongfully. Criminally.

Now it is time for war.

When you attack me, expect to be annihilated, because that is what I do to my enemies, I annihilate them. Legally. Completely. Wait for it!

I had been a customer of Cricket Wireless for more than six years, a very satisfied and loyal customer with not a single payment ever in error or late. In fact, I have been on the autopay, automatic payment plan since the get-go. I was always happy with the Cricket Wireless service… until now. The lockout horror.

Likewise, I have been a loyal customer of AT&T for more than fifty years, a half century and I come from a family who has been loyal customers of AT&T for more than a full century.

I still have letters from decades ago from AT&T when they were the only long-distance telephone company in existence, appreciating the outstanding customer I had been to them for all the years of their service.

So, WTF?

Tech tyrants control our lives at an ever-increasing rate and many of us are furious with our government for not protecting us from them.

These tech tyrants often offer no solutions for resolutions to the many problems they cause. That is the case with the current situation with Cricket Wireless, a tyrant bully which will soon be torn from its throne and crushed beneath the feet of justice. Legally. Wait for it!

If government’s first job is to protect and serve the people, why then aren’t tech companies, including telephone communications corporations regulated against abusing their users?

Why does the government allow tech companies, especially wireless telecommunications, telephone communication corporations like Cricket Wireless, Leap Wireless, AT&T, and others, control our lives and practically everything in it, by having the capability of locking out our devices for any reason other than lack of payment?

I’m speaking specifically of SIM locks, PUK locks and Screen Locks, not service locks.

Verizon Wireless and its parent Verizon communications only locks for the first 60 days after activation and the company claims it never locks the phone thereafter, so this is NOT the same thing we speak about here. Verizon-Yahoo, however, is guilty of much more serious crimes and corruptions which we will soon discuss in massive, multiple publications concerning their deletion of users’ email.  Wait for it!

I recently made a mistake, as thousands of other users before and after me have, and wrongfully set a SIM pin number in error triggering my phone to be locked by Cricket Wireless with zero recourse to rectify or correct, and caused inaccessible conditions to my phone, locking me out, without averting prolonged and massive brain damage to get it unlocked again. Then it locked again, without warning or reason and the same BS started all over again, renewed.

There was no warning. No instructions. Just tyranny. The kind of tyranny that causes an entire industry to collapse and the CEOs having no place to run or hide from justice. Wait for it!

I have a story. It’s a long story. A series, even, coupled with other corporate tyrants of like interest and behaviors. It’s a story that will be told in Blogs & eBooks about Cricket Wireless’ tyrant reign over its loyal users and AT&T’s failure to rein in its subordinate’s criminal and wrongful acts of tyranny and predator behavior by its operating companies. Wait for it!


Happy New Year 2020

Out with the old, in with the new.

The Irish tradition, for New Years, open the front door and open the back door. In with the new and out with the old. Sounds good to me.

What a gorgeous day to end the year with in Vegas.

We end the year. Not as successful as we would have liked, but far more successful than a number of people had. The holidays in Vegas have led to many tragic traffic accidents from Thanksgiving to Christmas and continuing through New Years.

This new year’s 2020 fireworks are being reported as being the most expensive and most technical than any year in the Vegas Valley history. (And indeed it was. Absolutely spectacular!)


“I want to go back until it is finished”

The humanitarian community loses another freedom fighter in combat. Unless a warrior is an official government combat soldier or someone well known to the powers that be, the public will hear not one word from the mainstream media or government sources. Tragically a 13-year veteran combat medic and cameraman fighting with the Free Burma Rangers (FBR) unit has lost his life in Northeastern Syria.

During daylight fighting, on 3 November 2019, Zau Seng, of the Free Burma Rangers died of his battlefield wounds, mortar fire from Turkish alliance Syrian fighters in Kurdistan.

Read the story posted by Shadows of Hope on their Facebook page and website telling the story of Zau Seng’s last moments in life. Links to the Free Burma Rangers website and Facebook page also goes into more detail of that fatal day.

(Click the picture to go directly to Shadows of Hope’s Facebook page and visit them there and at their link below. Doing so will also link you to Free Burma Rangers, Zau Seng’s team.)

I have been a strong supporter of President Donald J. Trump long before most Americans ever seriously considered him to lead our country.

I started supporting Trump in April of 2011. I vocally condemned Trump’s sudden pullout of Syria. As a result, I had lost many friends or went into conflict mode with them when they supported the pullout of Syria saying we shouldn’t have been there in the first place.

I tired of armchair analysts that know nothing of what they talk about and my hot temper let them know I didn’t think much of their statements. An isolation attitude pacifies those that don’t hear the screams or pleads for mercy. They don’t smell the blood or battle smoke or human death. They don’t have the lingering haunting for the ones they couldn’t save whom they think far more often than the ones they did save. It’s a battle you don’t want to go to, the War of Words because they hurt the very soul of ones who were once friends or family or loved ones. But sometimes a man has to stake his claim and stand his ground on issues. Especially issues when innocent women and children die from being slaughtered by ruthless terrorists and evil forces.

The point is not rather we should, or should not have been fighting there, but the fact we were there and then right out betrayed without warning, the world’s most valuable asset in fighting the Daesh terrorists–the Kurd of Kurdistan. Among those brave freedom fighters were thousands of Kurd women who fought beside male fighters, including U.S.Special Forces. We could not have brought down Daesh without them. The pullout was a betrayal and a green light to open slaughter on the fighters and the innocent people of that region, men, women, and children, mostly the latter of whom had already experience atrocities for years. Too, thousands of hardcore terrorists would escape only to renew their onslaught of terrorism in the world.

The abandoning of the Kurds, our most trusted and loyal allies in the fight against Daesh (ISIS or IS) terrorist was irresponsible, irreversible and reprehensible. I am nauseated by the ignorance of that decision. Many U.S. Special Forces and Special Ops, as well as a host of high commanders in the American combat zones, were equally appalled.

It was Trump’s Bay of Pigs.

I will continue to support Trump, but in a much less vocal manner. We have no choice. There is no sane alternative. Unity seems distant. We are a nation in peril. We might come to understand what the rest of the world and her people experience every day of their lives.

Many of us in tune with what is going on and what has been going on in that region, especially in Iraq and Syrian Kurdistan, knew the pullout would be tragic and fatal to many decent and innocent lives, and/or for the warrior the same.

When we hear about the loss of life by such freedom fighters as Zau Seng knowing the mainstream media won’t mention a word about it, we feel compelled in doing our part–our duty–in letting the world know the real stories that come from the dark corners of this planet. The darkness that just grew darker.

We will continue to focus on our humanitarian and human rights objectives despite the interference, displays and divisions and commotions that cause such disruption to our mission. Our operations are decades old and will continue for as long as we are able to continue. If we must stand alone, then so be it. We’ve stood alone before. We’ve never been afraid to be outnumbered. While pigeons flock together, Eagles fly alone.

In the dark corners of this earth are innocent people still oppressed by evil and tyranny. They do not know the freedom and independence that we Americans take for granted every waken hour.

Liberating the Oppressed with my theme song, The Green Beret, echoing from the darkness.
We celebrate people like the members of Tim Ballard’s groups, Operation Underground Railroad (OUR) and The Nazarene Fund. Robert Hoey’s people of Shadows of Hope (a Vegas Valley-born global humanitarian organization that began working in the hundreds of miles of tunnels underneath Las Vegas supplying humanitarian and medical aid to the thousands of homeless that live–and die there.) Now based in the State of Washington, it has grown to a multi-purpose humanitarian and human rights organization. And People from units like those of David Eubank’s, a former U.S. Army Special Forces and Ranger officer, the founder and leader of the Free Burma Rangers (FBR)in which Zau Seng was a 13-year member of. They all sing to the tune of the same song, and conviction: Liberating the Oppressed: The Ballad of the Green Berets

These Are the Alpha Teams
The Elite of the Elite, the Liberators of the Oppressed:
Operation Underground Railroad

The Nazarene Fund

Shadows of Hope

Free Burma Rangers
(Grab the FBR Newsletter, it is a fantastic read. One of the best I’ve seen in newsletters. At the Free Burma Rangers site when you click on the link above; scroll down to the very bottom of any page at the FBR website and see “Subscribe to our newsletter”. Type in your name and email and you’ll have the newsletter soon.)

Free Burma Rangers Teams Memorial
Memorial for FBR Team Members

Global humanitarians going into action with commandos in places where others won’t or can’t go deserve the highest of respect and support. They bring food, medicine, rescue and evacuation in a hopeless dark corner of the world. They are the real-life Rambos on operations and missions that be their last. Operations and missions that would scare the pants off the strongest of will. We cannot forsake them into anonymity, nor shall we.

We will be working more, longer, faster, pushing harder, in the days, weeks and years to come, trying our best to bring public awareness and support to these vital groups that risk their lives rescuing others.

The test of character is when someone risks their life or lay down their life for someone they don’t even know, only knowing the oppressed or endangered is a fellow human being. A human being deserving liberation from oppression and tyranny.

Almost nobody will thank them for their service, except those who know them personally and know what they do.

There will be no flag folded in a symbolic triangle and placed in the wooden display box with the military honor awards, war medals, and decorations. The will be no honor guard funeral or military spokesperson for the President to hand the widow the folded flag. No brass bands will play, no drums will beat or bagpipes will scream and cry. But maybe, just maybe we ought to start such service for the mercenaries, private contractors and freedom fighters among us who die in the same battles and wars as the rest of our heroes. Just maybe…

John 15:13-15 King James Version (KJV)
13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.

15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.

Zau Seng was such a man. And tragically his death arrived on the 1-year birthday of his baby daughter. What could bring more sorrow to the hearts of the hearty?

Cliff Harrison
Las Vegas, Nevada USA
10 November 2019


March is Brain Injury Awareness Month

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Army Col. Geoffrey G. Grammer

According to the Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC), 1.7 million people are diagnosed with a brain injury each year.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can be caused by a number of things such as a violent blow, or penetrating wound to the head. The wound may be outside the skull or penetrate to the brain. The U.S. Department of Defense partnerships with numerous other agencies, groups and individuals, to bring awareness to TBI during the month of March.

Partner with DVBIC to promote Brain Injury Awareness Month

Col. Geoffrey G. Grammer at the Department of Defense
Col. Geoffrey G. Grammer

Educate Yourself On Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Military Health Topics/Conditions and Treatments/Physical Disability/Traumatic Brain Injury

Related Links:
Coping with Someone Who Has Traumatic Brain Damage
Mayo Clinic: Coping and Support

Coping with Behavior Problems after Head Injury