A Democratic assemblyman is in jail, arrested for threatening Democratic Speaker-elect Marilyn Kirkpatrick, according to North Las Vegas Police and Democratic sources familiar with the situation. Assemblyman Steven Brooks, 40, of North Las Vegas made threats to harm a public official Saturday afternoon, police said in a news release Sunday morning. A source said he was arrested with a loaded gun after threatening to shoot Kirkpatrick. Kirkpatrick and witnesses who corroborated the allegation prompted police to begin searching for Brooks. About 5:30 p.m., Brooks was seen driving in the area of Carey Avenue and Mt. Hood Street, where he was taken into custody without incident during a traffic stop. Another Democratic source with knowledge of the situation said Brooks publicly threatened to harm Kirkpatrick because he was unhappy with the committee assignments given to him by Kirkpatrick. The 2013 Legislature begins Feb. 4.The male - female angle is being completely glossed over in media reports. If this had been a male Republican State Rep. threatening a female Republican House Leader?
Monday, January 21, 2013
Oopsie! Another top Democrat arrested, this one for assault on a woman in Las Vegas
Coming on the heels of New Orlean's "Chocolate City Mayor" and DEMOCRAT Ray Nagin's indictment on embezzlement charges From Eric Dondero: Wow. Does it ever end? Two top up and comer Democrats busted in less than a week. Late last week an indictment was handed down on former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin for embezzlement and accepting over $200,000 in bribes and free vacations to Hawaii and the Caribbean in exchange for "favors." Now this from the Las Vegas Sun, "Assemblyman in jail, accused of threatening fellow lawmaker":