“Minute” Changes to Facts about Las Vegas Shooting

Above is video of the press conference given yesterday, October 9, 2017, by Sheriff Joseph Lombardo of the Las Vegas police department. This press conference was a stunner, in that many of the facts previously given to the public have been changed (“clarified” or “updated”) over the 8+ days since the terror attack.

The most stunning change was in the timeline. The unarmed casino security guard, contrary to prior information provided by authorities, was shot before any concert goer was shot.

The guard was shot in the leg a full 6 minutes before Stephen Paddock opened fire on the concert venue. Paddock then rained bullets down upon the concert goers for next 10 minutes. That makes 16 minutes during which the security guard waited somewhere (in the hall?) for assistance. At some point, the guard encountered a maintenance worker, whom, the sheriff says, he prevented from being harmed by the gunman.

The guard had gone to the 32nd floor to respond to an alarm that a door was open. It was not, according to the sheriff, one of the doors to the shooter’s suite. It possibly was the door to the stairs leading to the emergency fire escape, a door which the shooter secured to stymie first responders. His activities on that door may have triggered the alarm to which the guard responded.

Unexplained is how police did not seem to know the location of the shooter as they responded to the massacre, given that the guard had definitely known where a shooter was for at least 16 minutes. The guard notified casino security that he had been shot and by whom, so why didn’t they advise the police? The police who arrived by elevator on the 32nd floor first learned of the security guard’s injury at that time, according to the sheriff. (Note that the link contains the incorrect timeline with regard to the guard.)

Apropos, perhaps, of nothing:  The sheriff is a Republican who was elected by a close margin in 2014 and plans to run for reelection next year.  As a member of the military and as someone who studied at the FBI academy, he no doubt knows how to follow orders from above. He also reportedly supports some types of gun control.

The FBI agent seen to the right of the sheriff in the video was appointed to his Las Vegas position in summer 2016 by then-FBI Director James Comey. This FBI agent closely watched the sheriff during the presser and nodded at particular moments, when the sheriff gave certain facts (which tended to support the official narrative). At one point, the agent prevented the sheriff from telling the public how many cell phones were found in the shooter’s room and what they may have revealed to investigators.

Why did it take 8 days for the authorities to nail down the sequence of events with regard to the security guard and to apprise the public of this change (or update)?

The guard, in the meantime, has been hailed as the hero who stopped the gunman from shooting at the concert crowd. This, as we now know, is not true.  On the contrary, after his encounter with the guard, the shooter began his killing spree.

Had this been his original plan, moved up by necessity after being interrupted  by the guard, or was he planning something altogether different?

The sheriff did not volunteer most of these changes or updates. Instead, reporters asked pointed questions, which elicited the revelations.

The sheriff did mention his responsibility to “ensure the public safety” and to bring about “calming of their minds,” which, he implied, meant that “some things are gonna change,” but in his opinion these changes are “minute.”

To prevent panic, or to keep from tipping off potential accomplices, or to keep from triggering more attacks, perhaps it’s necessary to keep the public in the dark about certain “facts.”

The sheriff admitted that the shooter had checked into the hotel on the 25th, not the 28th, as previously reported. He cut off a woman who seemed to be trying to question him about the room service ticket from the 27th, in the  name of Stephen Paddock, which listed at least 2 meals delivered to 2 guests in the room.

After being asked about the sound of drilling, the sheriff said that the security guard had heard Paddock drilling a hole in the wall adjacent to one of the doors, apparently to install a camera or perhaps a gun. The sheriff answered some questions, he said, because reporters “picked up on it.” The sheriff also indicated there was no evidence that Paddock had rigged any electronic device with which to trigger the explosives in his car from a distance.

The sheriff offered facts to support his theory that Paddock may have expected to escape. For example, the shooter had personal protection (body armor?). In addition, he shot at large tanks containing jet fuel located near the concert venue and he also had explosives in his car, perhaps to create distractions during which he could just “leave the hotel.”

So many questions remain to be answered. Why, for example, did the shooter have two separate rooms, with two separate perches from which to shoot, which required him to walk 20 or 30, perhaps 40 feet, between one window and another? Why did he have so many guns? Was the plan for there to be other shooters, yet to arrive–a plan that was interrupted by the curious security guard?

We’re still instructed to believe, however, that there was only one shooter. This link presents a video, documenting a citizen’s analysis of the acoustics of the gunshots. His analysis suggests that there was more than one shooter–there was another shooter who was not in the hotel but instead was positioned several hundred yards closer to the concert venue than was Paddock. Some concert attendees had reported a shooter within the crowd or, variously, one who was shooting into the crowd from another direction than Paddock’s hotel. This link presents police radio transcriptions, documenting reports of more than one shooter. This link provides more analysis of these recent timeline changes.  Of particular interest is the image providing the layout of the shooter’s suite, in which you can see the distance Paddock had to walk to shoot from either window.

The sheriff says there will be no more press conferences until Friday, the 13th of October. The FBI and LV police continue to reexamine the various scenes and to develop a behavioral analysis of the shooter. They also are interviewing his brother and girlfriend.

The sheriff said that it took his team 12 minutes to get to the shooter’s door. The guard was shot at 9:59 p.m. The shooter began shooting concert attendees at 10:05 p.m. He shot, according to the sheriff, for 10 minutes. That means that he stopped shooting at 10:15 p.m. Was the shooter already dead when the police arrived at the door at 10:17 p.m.? The sheriff said,

You know, and during a critical incident, 12 minutes is a long time, you know? Could you imagine being in a fistfight for 12 minutes? It’s a very long time. But when you step back and you evaluate it after the fact, it’s a s– very short period of time for th– to get the intelligence, figure out what the hell is going on– put a team together. Go up 32 floors and evaluate the situation. I think they prevented a thousand deaths. And I think it’s important for the American public to understand that.

Let’s hope that We the People eventually learn the whole truth about this domestic terror attack, so that we can understand.



134 responses to ““Minute” Changes to Facts about Las Vegas Shooting

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  2. duplicate comment. It had gone into moderation because WordPress puts comments with more than two links there. Sorry I didn’t catch it before now. Glad dave figured it out and posted it in two comments!

  3. Maybe time to start a new theme
    And for all the craziness a musical interlude:
    If you haven’t ever heard of Ruby Starr,
    then here she is,
    backing singer for Black Oak Arkansas in the early 70’s
    rivalled Joplin, I know who I like better, before rock became stupid.
    She became her own rock front woman and stayed with us until about 1995 when we lost her to illness.
    I saw her in a small club in San Diego, must have been 50 people there,
    one of the best concerts I saw.
    This is called We’re all standing at the Fork in the Road

  4. Ruby Starr

    • Last night I pondered this question: WHERE are all the thousands of “eye witness” accounts that we SHOULD be hearing and reading? There were 22,000 people there! We’ve heard from a FEW of them. And WHY is that young lady DEAD after having told that story that seems SO TRUE? It’s written in a way one would expect, complete with typos. She has photos that prove she was there. A mysterious seizure reminds me too much of Barry’s adopted sister. Remember? Went for an interview with the media; next thing you know she has a mysterious “stroke” and dies. As believable are Ardito’s comments. Veterans KNOW THESE THINGS because once their lives depended upon knowing things like: Where’s the shooter, in what direction, and how far away? There probably are gag orders on people. If they don’t gag, then what? There is something seriously wrong with this story. WHAT was REALLY going on? An undercover gun sale gone wrong, where the dupe is used by “terrorists unknown?” Who is Campos? Did he disappear because he’s perhaps an illegal alien? Or is it something more nefarious? I guess we could hope he’s undercover, too. Infiltrating. Just hopefully. Sheriff is cracking because he wants to run the show and tell the truth but he’s being muzzled. Maybe for good reasons. Maybe not for good reasons. He has said TWICE now, in two different pressers that he needs to “CALM THE PUBLIC.” Remember that Obama made it legal for them to run propaganda operations against us within the U.S. Best case: They’re trying NOT to panic the public by NOT telling us the truth–that this WAS a coordinated, multi-perp terror attack, carried out by people who appear to have gotten totally away.

        • What to believe, what to believe? I mean, this could all actually be another narrative from the Deep State to achieve exactly that, without having to do much except further TERRORIZE people. My head spins. It really does.

          • I know what you mean and I suspect that Lame Cherry guy of being a deep state insider but for some reason I don’t feel the same way
            about thecommonsenseshow
            It’s hard to explain why,
            but Lame Cherry tells us exactly what we most fear, it’s almost too perfect, and here’s all that other weirdness about his site, including all that soft corn that he puts on each post. If he knew as much as he says he knows, it’s hard to imagine that he wouldn’t have been Breitbarted by now.

            • Is LC even a guy? It thought at one point LC suggested s/he was a woman. That never made sense, because of the girly pin-ups (aka soft porn). Unless LC is lesbian. 🙂

        • What bothers me about this is that this site, like TGP, used that photo of the Venezuelan guy from Twitter, saying it’s Campos. It’s not him. [TGP has now retracted their earlier use of the picture.] The first people looking for his photo used that one, which they got off Twitter. When I looked for photos of Campos, I found that one at Twitter and it obviously says he’s from Venezuela (IN Venezuela, iirc). These sites will pick things up that are easy to check and then help proliferate the falsehoods. It’s not fair to that man, even if he probably doesn’t even know about it, that they’re publicizing him as the security guard from LV.

  5. takes a (wife’s) kidney then divorces the? GETS BOOED 4 not stopping!
    TAKE a KNEE … LOPEZ …. O’ 2 LATE!!!! who ya gonna’ call? eminem?

  6. ~ #1 Beast_SPQR ….. Dear “OLD” Hollywood, STARLETS & DICKS!!!
    You are NEVER allowed to tell us how to Live Ever …… Again.
    Not another Scolding word about what we should a… !!!!!!

    Who cares? Does anyone watch a bunch of people playing make believe tell each other how great they are? Meanwhile the industry is so void of any ideas, they are making remakes of remakes & 7 or 8 sequels.

    What a bunch of hypocrites…they encouraged, enabled & looked the other way for decades…& now they’re into faux outrage? They should be running & hiding in disgrace <<<>>>> ..not talking about how appalled they are.…

    I don’t Doubt Weinstein did what he did. He has admitted it. But why did it take this long for Hollywood to show their faux outrage? I know why…the mighty dollar. You Hollywood people are sickening,

    So, what does Weinstein know about his Hollywood colleagues and will he write a bestseller telling the world? Guys like Weinstein don’t go quietly.

    YEP ! HARVEY KNOWS where “ALL …the BONERS” … R HIDDING!!!!

    … Act in Haste. Repent at Leisure. …. What’s the big deal ? – Bill C
    “shocked & appalled” …. O’ HILL / HUMA / OBAMA / LOVE / MOOCHIE!

  7. Underneath this cynical exploitation of White Guilt, Sharpton is hoping
    to ……….. >>>>>> I N -flame conflict. <<<<<<

    Fans already Angry at the Kneeling can only derisively Laugh at the millionaires, & not a few of them will decide they are done with accepting any responsibility at all for something they have nothing to do with.

    The NFL owners already are in retreat on the standing policy, alienating their fans even more. They are going to continue to underplay the damage they are doing to their business.

    Face it: Sharpton is trolling us. Fans & owners alike. Driving conflict. There are a lot of people who want to S E E <<<< Americans Angry at each Other. That's something on which Vladimir Putin <<<>>> Alinskyites Agree. !!!

  8. Racial comments …..the black ….dick !!!!!
    On February 13, 1994, Sharpton told a student audience at Kean College in New Jersey: “White folks was in the caves while we was building empires,” he said. “We built pyramids before Donald Trump even knew what architecture was. We taught philosophy & astrology [sic] & mathematics before Socrates & them Greek homos ever got around to it. Do some CRACKER….. come & tell you, ‘Well my mother & father blood go back to the Mayflower,’ you better hold your pocket. That ain’t nothing to be proud of, that means their forefathers was crooks.”[85]

    During the Freddie’s Fashion Mart case/incident (see above), Sharpton said “We will not stand by & allow them to move this brother so that some white interloper can expand his business.”[96]

    During the Tyisha Miller case, Al Sharpton compared the special prosecutor – attorney general Bob Abrams, to “Mr. Hitler”.[97][98]

    He has derided Moderate Black politicians close to the Democratic Party
    AS ….”Cocktail SIP Negroes” or …. “Yellow Niggers.”[99] …REALLY!!!?

    • What an ass Sharpton is. NOW he likes and is proud of “empires?” Hmm. Didn’t empires have SLAVES? If he’s trying to take credit for Egyptian pyramids for blacks, didn’t he know they were built by SLAVES?

  9. (+ DAD’s with no SCHOOL-IN’ CAN’T teach THOSE >>> OFF-SPRING
    MUCH …so they SEX & RUN !!! SEX & RUN … causing TROUBLE
    which just GETS >>> PASSED ON & ON & ON & ON… O’ were not STUPID! )

    ~ Rich*
    The heart of the problem, as some have pointed out, but few accept & most ignore, is families abandoned by a …. >>> F A T H E R !!!!!!!.
    This leads to Behavioral problems, illiteracy, drug use, criminality & stupid NFL players taking a Knee during our country’s anthem. Bill Cosby saw the light & preached this dogma in his latter years.
    …. It’s Probably what Alienated from the left & led to his Prosecution.

    ~ Bobster Rich •
    if we Knew that you were going to be this much of a Problem, we would
    have picked the cotton ourselves. SHOUT THAT OUT BRO’ !!! DITTO / DITTO!

    DONE …..what a FINE MESS …. that created …
    BUTT” ….your just 2 cool 4 school …. WTP KNOW your GAME!
    “the SMELL of DEATH …. & ” AIR QUALITY ” abounds US ALL!


  11. ~ Alan Scepter • …..^^^^^
    Unfortunately, Gov Brown has shown us Time after Time that he doesn’t care about maintaining/fixing California’s infrastructure. And his ideas associated with building new infrastructure puts money in the wrong places …..
    >>>> (e.g. the bullet train). <<<< what a dick -head

    Heck, Gov Brown and his team can't even find simple ways to keep our freeways from piling up with trash — a highly visible sign of California's inability to manage its affairs.

    California's "windows" are broken and Gov Brown will Leave office with a Crumbling Infrastructure. We should take note of this when we vote for HIS successor. So far, the line-up doesn't look promising.????

  12. WI N E Country F I R E S :
    Gov. Brown vetoed 2016 bill aimed at power line, wildfire safety …..
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ DEMOCRATIC OLD FOOL

  13. TIPPIN’ ALL HAT WEARERS the GOAL is 2 WORK! so get off your knees

  14. so just WHO ….reads YESTERDAYS PAPERS? … still a SAD time 4 all



  17. Amen

  18. Oh my, What Big Eyes You Have, my Dear.

    Who are the Paddocks? by a Joe Shmoe investigative blogger like you and me.

    • I listened to What Big Eyes about 5:00 this morning. Some enlightening for sure. Hmmm. It’s still going to be a long time before anybody realizes what the heck the Vegas incident was. I never wanted to go to Vegas. It’s not my thing and I would expect from histories of the many mobbish things that have happened there in the past, there’s plenty of room for wild speculations.

      I posted this Lionel Dude with Gerald for a fun rant to eat your lunch by. THese two are worth hearing out . Too bad Gerald’s peace idea never took off, but he should have never named it a Peace Movement of any sort. Maybe a Stand up For Common Sense Movement would have gotten better attraction.
      These two do share lots of antidotal historic facts so you can tell where they’re coming from.

  19. Skuze Me, I mean Gerald Celente shouldn’t have calle his movement “Occupy or Peace” anything. It is too leftist sounding .

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