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Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson

Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 | 7:30 p.m.

Clark County's new District Attorney is striking out with the public on his first big decision. Steve Wolfson says it's not in the community's interest to prosecute the cop who kicked a motorist in the head. Hear from him next on Face to Face.

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  1. Jon, this was a great interview. The questions you asked have to be answered as a minimal first step of many before the public is going to be lured from the perception so well articulated by bghs1986 that, "we are all victims of police (and DA--my addition) corruption". Rather than use the length of time between the outrageous conduct of Seelkatz (not his first time, apparently, as it is turning out) as an excuse not to prosecute this criminal, it should be used as a reason to prosecute criminally those who covered up the video (and irrefutable evidence) for so long.

    Can you imagine what the criminal gang in uniform would be saying if that were a video of an off-duty policeman being kicked 5 times by a Crips member? Would the DA have the same forgiving attitude just because a member of the second gang (the Crips) had prevented the tape from being viewed for five years--must less 15 months?

    The common law and Constitutional protections that gang #1 (the uniformed gang) constantly stand behind are designed to protect the non-uniformed public from abuse by government apparatchiks--not to protect those abusers (and at least 99% of the violence perpetuated throughout history is inflicted by government actors--as the Founding Fathers understood) from prosecution for their crimes.

    What we need more than anything is a DA who is willing to educate the jury how much more serious an act committed by a "law" "enforcement" official is than same act committed by some common criminal. In fact, we now know that former DA Roger (and most former DAs?) were covertly and illegally working FOR the uniformed criminal defendants! It should come as NO surprise that juries never convicted these thugs. Maybe that DA, at least, should be prosecuted for not doing the job we (not the police) all paid him to do? Other countries permit private individuals to initiate criminal lawsuits against criminals. Maybe this monopoly power should be snatched from the DA. Keep asking the questions, please, Jon. No one else is doing it. You are the only link we have to logic, sanity and eventual justice. Ed Uehling

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