Nev. Dem. Arrested Again For Violence

A few weeks ago, Nevada Democratic Assemblyman Steven Brooks, 40, was arrested for threatening to kill the Nevada Speaker of the Assembly. This week he is behind bars again, this time charged with suspicion of domestic battery against a thus far unnamed family member.

Authorities reported that Brooks was arrested on February 11 outside his Las Vegas home after getting combative with police. Officials say that they had “determined Brooks had physically attacked a family member.” Further details have yet to be released on the incident.

This isn’t the first time Assemblyman Brooks mixed it up with police. At the end of January, Democrat Brooks was arrested for “threats of physical violence” lodged against Nevada Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick, also a Democrat.

Brooks was released the day after he was arrested and called a press conference for later that day. Strangely, the lawmaker didn’t attend his own press conference. His attorney, Mitchell Posin, told reporters that Brooks had been hospitalized with “intestinal bleeding.”

By January 25, Brooks told members of the Nevada media that he was the one in danger, not Speaker Kirkpatrick, and that he had hired armed guards to keep him safe.

Brooks’ erratic behavior continued that same day when police were called to his home for another domestic disturbance. Brooks had, however, left the scene before police arrived. Police were told he had been taken to the hospital for medical evaluation.

Brooks has released no statement on his latest arrest.

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Posted by on February 13, 2013.
Filed under corruption, Culture Of Corruption, Democrats, Douchebag Of The Day.
Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com and BigJournalism.com, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, RightPundits.com, StoptheACLU.com, Human Events Magazine, among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the new book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions, EMAIL Warner Todd Huston: igcolonel .at. hotmail.com "The only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life, or better to endure it." --Samuel Johnson

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  • jim_m

    You see, if he had only made his attacks on a conservative he would never have been arrested.

    • Brucehenry

      Which is why John Hinckley is a free man.

      WTF are you talking about? Any examples of attackers being let off easy because their victims were conservatives?

      • jim_m

        Losing the ability to understand sarcasm are we?

        • Brucehenry

          Maybe, but is more likely one of us is losing the ability to express it.

          • jim_m

            Yes you may have that problem too

          • Brucehenry

            You are on fire dude.

          • jim_m

            My doctor asked me, “Do you smoke?”

            “Only when I’m on fire,” I answered.

        • LiberalNightmare

          Careful Jim, he sounds angry …

      • fustian24

        The union guys that messed up that black man selling bumper stickers in, what was it, Wisconsin?

        • 914

          I thought it was hot dogs ?

        • jim_m

          Kenneth Gladney in St Louis was selling Gadsden flag items. But 2 thugs were prosecuted and got off despite having many witnesses to the incident. The dems and the unions were 100% behind beating a conservative in public. Especially beating a black conservative in public.

          • 914

            One gets the feeling they would have dragged Herman behind a truck and strung him up if he would have won the nomination.

      • 914

        If you don’t have anything intelligent to add, nothing has changed.

      • herddog505

        Consider the difference:

        — Jared Loughner, a lunatic, shoots Gabby Giffords and several others.

        [C]ritics of Sarah Palin have already drawn a link between the shooting and the fact that the former Alaska governor put Giffords on a “target list” of lawmakers Palin wanted to see unseated in the midterm elections.

        — James Holmes, a lunatic, shoots several people in a theatre in Aurora, CO.

        Stephanolpoulos: I’m going to go to Brian Ross. You’ve been investigating the background of Jim Holmes here. You found something that might be significant.

        Ross: There’s a Jim Holmes of Aurora, Colorado, page on the Colorado Tea party site as well, talking about him joining the Tea Party last year. Now, we don’t know if this is the same Jim Holmes. But it’s Jim Holmes of Aurora, Colorado.

        — Floyd Corkins shoots up the Family Research Council in DC, claiming that the SPLC’s “hate group map” made them a target. This isn’t speculation: he SAID it.

        [crickets]

        See the difference?

        ====

        (1) http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20027918-503544.html

        (2) http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/07/20/It-Begins-ABC-Ross-Stephanolpoulos-Point-to-Tea-Party-for-Dark-Knight-Shooting

  • GarandFan

    Someone needs to get his head seriously candled.

    • Conservachef

      Yeah it sounds like this guy needs to visit a doctor. Not just a general practice family doctor, but a “lay on the couch and tell me about your childhood” doctor.

      • http://opinion.ak4mc.us/ McGehee

        More likely he’ll call a spin doctor.

        • Conservachef

          He is a politician, after all…

  • http://www.wizbangblog.com David Robertson

    For what it is worth, the political affiliation of Steven Brooks is irrelevant to the criminal charges against him. Sure, there may be times when the political affiliation of a jail bird is relevant to that jail bird’s criminal behavior, but this is not one of those times.

    • herddog505

      In a rational world, I’d agree with you.

      However, we don’t live in a rational world, and democrats and MiniTru (BIRM) certainly don’t hesitate to point out the party affiliation of a nogoodnik when it suits their purposes. They also don’t hesitate to (ahem) blur that affiliation when it’s embarrassing to them.

      Further, given that democrats are into wholesale smearing of their political opponents as murderers (see my post above and also consider the entire “war on women” meme), serving them back with their own medicine seems to me completely appropriate.