Author Archive | Bill Scott



The next sheriff of Clark County, NV, will face two daunting tasks—getting rid of rogue or outlaw Metro police officers and instilling a culture of accountability. However, he absolutely must do both, or good, honorable police officers on the Metro force will face the wrath of increasingly outraged, distrustful citizens. To the latter point, this […]

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Cutting Room Floor: Ravens Roast

When editing “The Permit,” I cut about 15,000 words, including entire chapters, that didn’t satisfy a fiction writer’s ruthless criterion: Does it move the story forward?Several faithful readers, who had tracked the online, serialized version, noted that the final, published book was missing a chapter they particularly liked—”Ravens Roast.” Consequently, like a DVD movie that […]

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One foolproof method for deciding who is the right person to elect as the next Clark County sheriff and leader of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is to scrutinize endorsements. And the perfect way to eliminate the wrong sheriff candidates is to ask: Who is the Las Vegas Police Protective Association (LVPPA) backing?  The […]

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Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie recently made national news as a “peacemaker,” who brokered a deal between the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and a recalcitrant Nevada rancher, Cliven Bundy. Backed by hundreds—possibly thousands—of supporters committed to preventing arrogant, heavily armed federal agents from driving his family off leased grassland, Bundy refused to knuckle […]

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As any experienced investigative reporter knows, the first tenet of uncovering corruption in public “officialdom” is “Follow the Money.” That dictum applies equally well to separating Clark County sheriff candidate(s), who have been bought and paid for by the Las Vegas “Cartel of Corruption,” from those who would break the Cartel’s hold on Southern Nevada […]

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The upcoming election will decide who will wear Clark County’s sheriff badge for the next four years, overseeing a half-billion-dollar annual budget and more than 2,600 sworn police officers. Voters will decide whether the county and Las Vegas continue to be plagued by a sheriff beholden to city/county power brokers and big-money elites, or one […]

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Mike McDaniel’s “Update 21” — THE WAGES OF SIN

The insightful Mike McDaniel, an experienced former police officer, has written yet another stellar update under “The Erik Scott Case” on his Stately McDaniel Manor website/blog. This piece focuses on the outrageous National Sheriffs Assn. “award” to Sheriff Dougie-Doo Gillespie: “No good deed goes unpunished.” Attributed to Clare Boothe Luce In reporting on the […]

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Militarizing U.S. Law Enforcement By Rachel Ehrenfeld, William ScottWednesday, July 31st, 2013 @ 2:29AM Introduction: The growing militarization of U.S. law enforcement agencies does not necessarily help to protect Americans in their homeland. Increasing the number of heavily armed uniformed policemen who abuse their power and even shoot to death innocent citizens is becoming a […]

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Discussion of “The Permit” on Jon Ralston’s “Face-to-Face” show

On July 10, the third anniversary of my son’s murder in Las Vegas, NV, Jon Ralston of Channel 3/KSNV kindly invited me on his “Face-to-Face” show to talk about Erik and “The Permit.” Here’s a link to that discussion (may have to scroll down to the July 10, 2013, show): the interview, I identified “Captain […]

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Stop Exaggerating the Threat to Cops (Radley Balko)

As stated in “The Permit,” cops are safer today than since the 1960s, but arrogant, selfish police unions and a lazy, complicit media’s reporters continue to justify and excuse killer-cops’ behavior by citing dangers to officers. A terrific writer, Radley Balko, documents the overt lies being promulgated by these self-interests in a new blog posting […]

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