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.
[An Nahar] Leading Republican Senator John Maverick McCain ... the Senator-for-Life from Arizona, former presidential candidate and even more former foot soldier in the Reagan Revolution... said on Saturday night that Washington could be doing more to back the "effort" of the Syrian people in ending the regime of Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad Before going into the family business Pencilneck was an eye doctor. If he'd stuck with it he'd have had a good practice by now...
Speaking at the beginning of a meeting with Israeli President Shimon Peres, McCain recalled his visit to a refugee camp in Jordan earlier that day, "to see the suffering of the Syrian people up close".
"It's very moving to see thousands and thousands and thousands of people who had to leave their homes, their families, some maimed, because of the brutal dictatorship of Bashir al-Assad," the veteran senator said.
"All of us believe that Bashir al-Assad's departure is inevitable, but we are also very concerned about how long that process will take," said McCain who was heading a delegation of U.S. senators to the region.
"There are some of us who would like to see the United States more significantly engaged in assisting the people of Syria in that effort," he said.
Easy to talk tough about removing a guy we all agree is an odious thug. Tough part is what happens next.
A fair number of us, including me, were all for removing Saddam, and we thought we had it figured out how things would play after that. Didn't turn out like we thought. Removing Saddam was still a great idea, and there's any number of innocents in Iraq who are (or at least should be) grateful, but al-Maliki and his gang aren't what we bargained for.
If McCain has a plan that will keep the al-Qaeda surrogates out of a new Syrian government, I'm all ears.
Posted by: Steve White ||
It's not clear to me what's wrong with those people shooting at each other instead of us.