Smoking guns from Lyon County, Mississippi West, Nevada, USA

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The old poison still swaths auld Pizen Switch


Mea maxima culpa?

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True racism means never having to say you're sorry
Endemic racism in Washoe and Lyon County schools
Blushing Violet Warning: Dirty pictures attached

The spirits of MLK and Bull Connor live right here
Terrorism in the Nevada outback
Barbwire by Andrew Barbáno / Expanded from the 1-10-2018 Sparks Tribune / Updated 1-11 and 1-12-2018
"The good Lord created the world. Mankind built the cities. And the Devil thunk up the small town." Auld folk wisdom

2 Nevada Teens Say Cop's Son Has Been Sending Them Racially Charged Threats
By David Lohr / Huffington Post 9 January 2018
It's a great story and another public relations coup for Lyon County. However, the formerly fearless HuffPost woosed out on the incriminating photos which you may access in all their execrable glory hereinabove. Unjoy.

Civil Rights Advocacy Rewarded

Reno-Sparks NAACP efforts result in 2 nominations among 7 finalists for Reno Gazette-Journal Citizen of the Year Award
By Editorial Page Editor Brett McGinness
Reno Gazette-Journal / Sunday 12-24-2017

Former four-time Reno-Sparks NAACP President Lonnie Feemster's tireless activism in the Yerington High School racism case has won local and national attention. Swope Middle School teacher Todd Bodensteiner had his students write to the abused Yerington teens who visited his Reno class. Mr. Bodensteiner is now a Citizen of the Year finalist as is the late Reno-Sparks NAACP Executive Committee Member Darryl Feemster, Sr. (1962-2017). He was nominated by Reno-Sparks Branch First Vice-President Andrew Barbano. The winner will be announced in the Sunday, December 31, 2017, Reno Gazette-Journal. Thanks to all involved with the Branch for their membership and involvement and for the support we have received both in Nevada and nationally. Keep up the good work and the good fight. — AB


Protecting and serving whom?

THE VISIT: Bullied Yerington teens inspired by letters from Reno students
By Siobhan McAndrew / 12-12-2017 / Reno Gazette-Journal front page 12-13-2017

Half of Yerington's high school students skip school despite debunked rumor of school shooting
By Amy Alonzo, Mason Valley News 12-8 & 9 / Reno Gazette-Journal 12-9-2017

Where credit is due: Who's on first?
By Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review 12-7-2017

Racist bullying is part of Yerington’s fabric
Scroll down to second letter entitled "Yerington blowback"
By Pizen Switch scion Brad Nelson / Reno News & Review 12-7-2017

Bullied Yerington teens get letters of support from Reno middle school students
By Siobhan McAndrew / 11-29, Reno Gazette-Journal 12-1-2017

Yerington sheriff and police chief kill racism investigations and cover their kids' asses
By Siobhan McAndrew / Reno Gazette-Journal 11-30-2017 11-29-2017

Nevada racism runs rampant + Yerington reader comment from Mason Valley News
By Sheila Leslie / Reno News & Review 11-30-2017

Lyon County officials say they 'stand against' racism & discrimination after recent events
By Kenzie Bales / KRNV TV-4, KRXI TV-11 / Nov. 28, 2017

We Don't Need No Education Part LXXXII—>
Thanksgibleting 2017: Success, sorrow & sustenance
Barbwire by Andrew Barbáno / Expanded from the 11-22-2017 Sparks Tribune / Updated 11-23-2017

Standing with Taylissa and Jayla: Politicians and others show support for bullied Yerington teens
By Siobhan McAndrew/ Reno Gazette-Journal front page 11-22-2017

A bullying nightmare
Two black teens face overt racism at Yerington High and they say no one is stopping it
Sunday front page lead story by Siobhan McAndrew
Reno Gazette-Journal print edition 11-19-2017 / online 11-18-2017

We Don't Need No Education Part LXXXI—>
Brain damage means never having to say you're sorry
Nevada's Most-Censored News Stories of 2017
Barbwire by Andrew Barbáno
/ Expanded from the 11-15-2017 Sparks Tribune

We Don't Need No Education Part LXXX—>
The poisoning of old Pizen Switch proliferates
Barbwire by Andrew Barbáno / Expanded from the 11-1-2017 Sparks Tribune

We Don't Need No Education Part LXXIX—>
Mississippi West don't need no education
Barbwire by Andrew Barbáno / Expanded from the 10-25-2017 Sparks Tribune / Updated 10-29 and 10-30-2017 GMT

We Don't Need No Education Part LXXVIII—>
You've got to be taught to learn to hate
Barbwire by Andrew Barbáno / Expanded from the 10-18-2017 Sparks Tribune / Updated 10-19-2017 GMT

Nevada students denied diplomas over failed exams get shot at redemption
By Meghin Delaney / Las Vegas Review-Journal 10-20-2017

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