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Nye County has selective prosecution

Recently, the Pahrump VFW held a candidates’ night where Nye County District Attorney Brian Kunzi stated he favored convening a Grand Jury, but so far in his time of office, he has failed to go to a district court judge to do so. A Grand Jury can hear complaints made against a person much like a preliminary hearing only more thorough, whereas evidence can be presented to bring an indictment against the accused.

If Pahrump and Nye County had a Grand Jury, maybe all the “cover-ups” of people with “connections” would have been exposed and they would have been held accountable for their actions and maybe the questions about where all the money went from the District Attorney’s office Bad Check Program, when Mr. Robert Beckett was the D.A. would have been answered.

A Grand Jury would provide equal justice for all people instead of the selective prosecution which exists in Pahrump and Nye County today, so why don’t we have a Grand Jury yet?

Louis DeCanio

Kudos to our own volunteer firefighters

I’m writing in response to the article published in the Pahrump Valley Times on October 15, 2014, concerning the fire in Shoshone which occurred on October 12th. In reading the article I would like to know why every outside agency that responded was mentioned except for our own volunteer company, Nye County Technical Response Team, Station 51.

The article stated that crews worked to keep the fire from jumping over Highway 178 and spreading farther south. Our Station 51 was the crew that kept it from happening. They responded with a brush truck, water tender and six personnel. Many people who live here in Pahrump don’t realize we have a volunteer company whose purpose is hazmat, search and rescue, and wildland fire support.

The personnel assigned to Station 51 respond to calls because they have a sense of community. It would be nice if people recognized that they are here and serve a purpose.

Denise Flanagan

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