“The basic purpose of FOIA is to ensure an informed citizenry, vital to the functioning of a democratic society, needed to check against corruption and to hold the governors accountable to the governed.” United States Supreme Court in NLRB v. Robbins Tire Co., 437 U.S. 214, 242 (1978)
It’s right here in our own NRS 239.001:
1. The purpose of this chapter is to foster democratic principles by providing members of the public with prompt access to inspect, copy or receive a copy of public books and records to the extent permitted by law;
2. The provisions of this chapter must be construed liberally to carry out this important purpose;
Right here tells us they have 5 days to do it:
NRS 239.0107 Requests for inspection or copying of public books or records: Actions by governmental entities.
1. Not later than the end of the fifth business day after the date on which the person who has legal custody or control of a public book or record of a governmental entity receives a written or oral request from a person to inspect, copy or receive a copy of the public book or record, a governmental entity shall do one of the following, as applicable:
(a) Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, allow the person to inspect or copy the public book or record or, if the request is for the person to receive a copy of the public book or record, provide such a copy to the person.
Subsection 2 says: If a public book or record of a governmental entity is readily available for inspection or copying, the person who has legal custody or control of the public book or record shall allow a person who has submitted a request to inspect, copy or receive a copy of a public book or record as expeditiously as practicable.
The NRS further says if a public servant denies us our rights, they could be found guilty of a class C felony:
N.R.S. 239.300 2.
(c) A category C felony is a felony for which a court shall sentence a convicted person to imprisonment in the state prison for a minimum term of not less than 1 year and a maximum term of not more than 5 years. In addition to any other penalty, the court may impose a fine of not more than $10,000, unless a greater fine is authorized or required by statute.
So now that we know the law and what our so-called servants are supposed to abide by, why don’t they?
I guess I’ll have to take them to court on this, too, and in their own personal capacity, as they appear to be breaking the law.
About now, you’re probably trying to figure out what the hell I’m even talking about, right?
Well, I have many roles that we the people have asked me to fill. Some are in election integrity, and others are for county business as a whole. So I need access to county records so I can inform them and you on what’s going on in our county.
It’s the county’s duty to provide these books, records, and information I and you are entitled by law to receive. Instead, I receive anonymous emails back from the county that tell me they need 6 months to respond, or they play word games with me and deny it altogether, saying such records don’t exist.
I could write a short book just posting their ridiculous responses to me, but I’ll save your sanity and save those emails for court. Know that I left out several statutes here that will come in very handy in court as well. These people are hiding information from you and from me. Why?
Take a look at this email I received Monday from some anonymous person at the county regarding the information request into Commissioner Alexis Hill, AKA Comrade Hill-Insky:
They admit they received this request on 4/21, here we are 1 month later (not 5 days), and they tell me it will take them 6 months to send us the emails and messages that Alexis Hill sent and received for a one-month period!
They also said, Staff has recently responded to 5 of your requests, and you currently have 4 outstanding public records requests”.
That’s funny, we need the information, not a response saying they received it!
Here’s the deal, folks, they are hiding information from us. It’s obvious they are covering for someone, or someone is telling them to do this to cover for themselves or others.
As I told Comrade Hill-Insky at the County Commissioners’ meeting, it’s all going to come out. Believe me, it will. We know far more about all these people than we’ll say in one of these posts.
It’s sad when they are using our tax dollars against us, and then when I sue and win, and I will win, it will be our taxpayer dollars paying for their time and my costs.
These people are scared; they’ve never had to deal with people looking at what they are doing before. There’s never a threat of violence from us, we simply want our servants to serve us so we can go about our lives. Unfortunately, we all got so busy with our own lives we forgot what Plato told us: “Get involved in politics or be ruled by evil men[or women].” While we’re off trying to be good providers for our families, we see our county circling the drain, our cost of living skyrocketing, crazy policies taking root, and the accountability of our servants disappearing.
This ends soon.
Cockroaches hate the sunlight; they scurry back under the fridge and hide, waiting for you to leave. We see that time and time again with people like Hill-Insky, Brown-Stain, and of course, Mariluz “Sometimes lives in her district too.”
So what do we do? We simply keep asking questions, keep pointing out the issues, keep holding these people accountable, and have others do it as well.
Share this message with two people you don’t talk to about politics. People that live in the county. People this affects. Use email, text, or social media to share it. Ask them to read and do the same.
We have to hold our servants accountable, or they will serve themselves, not us.
God willing, we will win.
Freedom Friday will be on 6/9/23 hope to see you there. Details on lineup, location, etc to follow this week. Always free, always a great time. Come hungry for food and information!