In the 1970s, John Barbour was a well-known actor and star of the television series Real People. He also was an opening act for popular Vegas entertainers such as Robert Goulet and Bobby Darin. What many people do not know about John Barbour is the fact that he has ties to one of America’s most famous prosecutors, Jim Garrison.
Barbour claims that he twice tried to get the news about Garrison’s investigation out to the mainstream media, but each time his attempts were thwarted. He also claims that the New Orleans conspiracy investigated by Garrison has ties to Las Vegas as well. According to Barbour, the assassination plot against Kennedy began with the CIA recruiting Vegas mobsters to kill Fidel Castro. He believes that some of those same individuals were later involved in Kennedy’s death.
While he was largely unsuccessful at drawing attention to Garrison’s work, he did create a documentary that has been widely received. Titled “The Garrison Tapes”, parts of it can be viewed on his official website johnbarboursworld.com.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department wants help from the public in apprehending wanted fugitives. In order to make it easier to locate these fugitives, they have set up a webpage with details about the suspects they are looking for.
There are currently seven men that are wanted for murder listed on the agency’s website, one of who has been sought by police for more than 18 months. There are also several men and women wanted for offenses such as pandering, living from the earnings of a prostitute and pandering a child.
The Las Vegas FBI also posts wanted suspects on its website. There are currently three men who are wanted for murder listed on this agency’s most wanted page. In addition, the FBI also operates an additional page devoted to suspects wanted for bank robbery throughout the state of Nevada. They also offer a reward for individuals who provide information that leads to an arrest.
All suspects should be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Las Vegas residents are encouraged to check “most wanted” websites frequently and contact the appropriate law enforcement office with relevant information.
Several websites have Vegas police feeds including vegasscanner.com, broadcastify, dxzone, tunein.com and policescanner.info. These sites will allow citizens to listen to police dispatchers online much as they would normally do with a scanner. Some programs are even compatible with mobile devices such as iPhones and tablets.
Listening to police activity online is generally more convenient because residents can listen while they are at work or on the go. It also allows people to keep up with the events that are happening back home whenever they happen to be out of town. Tourists who are planning a visit to Las Vegas might find listening to an online scanner helpful, as this could alert them as to which areas of town they might want to avoid.
There is a down side to online listening, and that is when Internet service is interrupted, users are unable to hear police activity. Even so, the benefits more than outweigh the disadvantages. Residents will begin to understand the complexity of crime and legal implications after listening to feeds like this for an evening.
Dalitz first began bootlegging at the beginning of Prohibition in 1919. Soon he was using his family’s laundry trucks to haul whiskey throughout the country. This eventually led to his involvement in the Cleveland Syndicate, a gang that operated in Ohio and Michigan. He later formed partnerships with other gangs that operated illegal casinos in the Cleveland area.
His success at operating casinos led him to Vegas in the 1940s. The original builder of the Desert Inn had run out of money, and Dalitz came to town to help out. He owned the casino until 1967 when it was sold to Howard Hughes. He hoped that by doing so, he would get law enforcement officers off his back, as they were investigating his ties to others that were suspected of violating anti-trust laws.
Even though he was frequently investigated by the FBI, no criminal charges were ever filed against Dalitz. He is credited with building several golf courses and shopping malls in the Vegas area along with Sunrise Hospital. Dalitz died August 31, 1989.
The attack occurred on October 21, 2011, when Young was discovered by Metro police officers lying in the street unconscious and severely beaten. They took the man to University Medical Center where he was treated for his injuries. It is not known what kind of treatment he received for his injuries since that time. There are also few details available about the circumstances surrounding his death.
The Clark County Coroner determined that Young’s cause of death was blunt force trauma resulting from the October 2011 attack. As a result, the death has been ruled a homicide. An investigation is now underway to try to find the person or persons who are responsible for the October 2011 attack and bring them to justice.
There are currently no suspects in this case, so police are asking for help from members of the public. Those who have information on Young’s beating can contact Crime Stoppers at 385-5555. They may also contact the homicide division of the Metropolitan Police Department at 828-5321. Callers may remain anonymous if they wish.