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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 11:28 AM

Police Detain Nevada Assemblyman, Seize Sword

Source: TPM



NICK MARTIN 9:47 AM EST, SATURDAY JANUARY 26, 2013

Las Vegas police on Friday detained a Nevada assemblyman and confiscated a sword from him during some type of disturbance at his grandmotherís house, according to the Las Vegas Sun.

Assemblyman Steven Brooks (D) was later placed in medical custody for a psychiatric evaluation, the newspaper reported.

This was the second times Brooks had a run-in with police in the past week. On Jan. 19, he was arrested on suspicion of threatening the life of Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick, and police said they found a loaded gun and 41 rounds of ammunition in his car.

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Link to Las Vegas Sun article:
Police detain Brooks for psychiatric evaluation, confiscate sword
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2013/jan/25/brooks-detained-police-psychiatric/

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Reply Police Detain Nevada Assemblyman, Seize Sword (Original post)
DonViejo Jan 2013 OP
enlightenment Jan 2013 #1
DavidWD72 Jan 2013 #2
blackspade Jan 2013 #3
Lurks Often Jan 2013 #4
blackspade Jan 2013 #8
CreekDog Jan 2013 #6
OldRedneck Jan 2013 #5
alp227 Jan 2013 #7

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 11:31 AM

1. I'm glad they pulled him in.

Obviously he's suffered some sort of break with reality. The state legislature is currently trying to figure out the rules for removing him from his seat - there's nothing in the current set of guidelines that covers this.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 12:17 PM

2. I glad they pulled him in as well.

It may not be necessary to remove him from office if he can get the treatment he needs. These incidents should highlight the need to fund the mental health care institutions so desperately needed in our country.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 12:54 PM

3. Did they sieze the gun as well?

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Response to blackspade (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 01:53 PM

4. Almost certainly the gun was seized during the last incident

and it would have been held as evidence pending the court case if charges were/are going to be filed.

Probably why he chose the sword this time.

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Response to Lurks Often (Reply #4)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:49 AM

8. Just curious.

They made such a big deal about the sword, that I found the lack of mention about the gun interesting.

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Response to blackspade (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 03:10 PM

6. swords don't kill people!

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Sat Jan 26, 2013, 11:10 PM

7. Bummer, I nearly thought I was reading about some Republican weapon hoarder.

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