“At face value he had to have some help at some point and we want to ensure that that’s the answer” Las Vegas Sheriff Joseph: Lombardo
The more one delves into the life and case of this mass killer named Stephen Paddock the stranger it gets. First we discover that his father was a bank robber wanted on the F.B.I.’s most wanted list, Paddock himself supposedly took illegal drugs and collected over 43 weapons he had stashed in his three homes and was a wealthy real estate guy. The Las Vegas shooter was so hooked on gambling. He played up to 1,000 hands of video poker in a single hour – at a cost of $100,000.
Stephen Paddock bet the colossal sums by playing $125 a time hands at ‘ferocious’ speeds for eight hour stints in casinos on The Strip and in Reno.
Top video poker players told DailyMail.com that players like Paddock look like ‘stenographers’ on the machines because their fingers move so fast.
They had seen Paddock at exclusive VIP tournaments in Las Vegas where he won and lost six-figure sums.
The players described him was a ‘low level high roller’ but he still would have got perks like free limousine rides and $10,000 of free money to play with.
Las Vegas killer Stephen Paddock’s brother once threatened to kill a friend in California, TMZ reported.
Bruce Paddock had been squatting in a San Fernando Valley home in 2014, when his friend Hector Cruz, the owner, accused him of tampering with machinery, the website reported.
When Cruz confronted him, Paddock allegedly said, “If you keep f—— with me, I am going to kill you and drop you in the desert.”
The 57-year-old Paddock also told Cruz, “Hit me like a man,” and punched his antagonist in one arm.
“I am extremely afraid of Paddock, who has intimidated me by his violent character and destruction of my business office and my service bay,” Cruz said in court papers, according to the website.
Cruz alleged Paddock liked to get high and sold methamphetamine and marijuana. His behavior is “extremely erratic and unpredictable,” Cruz claimed.
Police have uncovered 47 firearms stashed across three locations by Stephen Paddock including within the hotel room, inside his home, and at another residence near Reno, Nevada. Investigators found 12 rifles with modified bump-stocks in the hotel room, along with thousands of rounds of ammunition. A bump-stock is a fairly simple modification that enables a semi-automatic weapon to replicate the firing speed of an automatic weapon.
American police say they have found no connection between Stephen Paddock and ISIS. Eric Paddock, the shooters brother, explained, “[Stephen] has no political affiliation, no religious affiliation, as far as we know. This wasn’t a terror attack.”
What does he mean it wasn’t a terror attack? Just because the attacker wasn’t an Islamist doesn’t mean it wasn’t a terror attack. Terrorists come in all shapes, sizes and races. This was a full blown terror attack in my book.
The shooter’s girlfriend and roommate, Marilou Danley, has also been named as a person of interest in the FBI investigation. According to a spokesman for the Philippines’ National Bureau of Investigation, Danley arrived in the Philippines a few weeks before the massacre unfolded. The source added that “there was a wire transfer to her account for $100,000 from Stephen,” possibly suggesting that Danley had previous knowledge of the attack.
Danley has returned to the US on Tuesday for questioning. However, investigators have stated they do not believe she was involved in the crime.
Only time will tell as to whether Paddock was radicalized, or whether he was just a disturbed individual succumb to the evilest of inclinations.
Stephen Paddock, the accused shooter in the Las Vegas massacre, was reportedly prescribed an anti-anxiety drug in June, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
The outlet reported the news after obtaining records from the Nevada Prescription Monitoring Program. The records show Paddock had been prescribed 50, 10-milligram diazepam tablets on June 21st.
According to the outlet, the brand name for the drug is Valium and it is a sedative-hypnotic drug which can cause aggressive behavior when abused and trigger psychotic episodes. Those experiences are further amplified with alcohol.
A retired FBI profiler, Jim Clemente, said in an interview that investigators may be able to prove if Paddock had some kind of neurological disorder if his suicide did not destroy his brain.
Danley told investigators through her lawyer that she had no idea Paddock was like that or capable of doing something like that and looked forward to them living a quiet life together. On the other hand she said she remembers him exhibiting symptoms such as lying in bed and moaning, according to two former FBI officials who have been briefed on the matter.
“She said he would lie in bed, just moaning and screaming, ‘Oh, my God,'” one of the former officials said.
The other former official said Danley spoke about Paddock displaying “mental health symptoms.” But so far the FBI has not identified a clear motive, “said two FBI officials. And they do not believe Paddock’s mental health had deteriorated to a point that would have triggered him to commit such an act.
I don’t buy her answer for one minute. This is a woman was born and raised in the Phillipines and later moved to Australia where her sister lives. She married two Americans and living with them at the same time before knowing Paddock. Paddock told her to put the money he sent down to her to buy a house with. Was he planning on moving there in an escape?
When Danley received a call from her brother informing her what Paddock had done and that the police wanted to speak with her she replied, “Don’t worry. I have a clear conscience and will take care of everything.”
Let’s parse this sentence. Tell him not “to worry” about what? What does her having “a clear conscience” mean? What does she mean by she will “take care of everything?” Now when she appears with her lawyer she acts so surprised and shocked? Islam has a strong presence in the Phillipines. Could it be she was a Muslim who radicalized him? There was lots of radical ANTIFA literature all over one of his houses and ANTIFA has aligned themselves with ISIS. Hence a possible ISIS connection by Paddock
So we’re supposed to believe that, a person who’s “not a gun guy” has either expended untold thousands of dollars to legally purchase fully-automatic weapons, somehow found them on the black market, or purchased and substantially modified multiple semi-automatic weapons — and did so with enough competence to create a sustained rate of fire. This same person also spent substantial sums purchasing just the right hotel room to maximize casualties. I cannot think of a single other mass shooter who went to this level of expense and planning in the entire history of the United States. Paddock must have put in a lot of effort and expense for a guy who knows even less about guns than the Washington Post.
“Not an avid gun guy at all…where the hell did he get automatic weapons? He has no military background,” Paddocks brother said.
I recently found two conversations by two former marines who are experts on automatic firearms that verify reports that there were other shooters on the fourth floor at the same time Paddock was fiirng
Byron Searle • a day ago
I agree with Bob, I heard 2 distinct weapons systems going at the same time. The media is trying to say that it is the echo from the buildings. There had to be more than one shooter, I have fired those systems in my younger days and they were a handful then, unless the shooter was superman there is no way a 64 year old accountant could handle that weapon on full auto for 10 minutes straight. Now they say he had 23 weapons up in his room with 400lbs of ammo, what did he pack mule all that weight up to the room in? This is too clean, had to be false flag. My prayers go out to the families of the people wounded and killed, but I am afraid this will not be the end of it.
Bob Berberich • 2 days ago
A Vietnam Combat vet can tell a .223/ 5.56 from a .308/ .30 cal (7.62×39). You could hear both at the same time.The low slower rumble was the 30 and the higher pitch and more rapid was the .556. The 30 requires much more to hold the barrel down and maintain any aim at all as it wants to “climb up”. Why he used Armor piercing ammo is stupid or smart. The bullet would go completely through a body and maybe two or more. To just kill, hollow points would cause the most death, blood and mayhem. It’s goofy. They showed 30 round magazines on the floor still loaded. He should have used 100 round drums instead. Again Goofy.
Roy McMillan II Bob Berberich • 2 days ago
Bob, I heard that weapons difference as soon as I watched one of the videos. As a Marine Infantryman, I have heard many “Talking Guns” at the range and you are dead on about hearing the difference between a .30 cal and .223 cal. This was skilled and trained shooters. This is not an unskilled, untrained retired accountant. I have fired tens of thousands of rounds, and I would not have been able to pull off a mission like this by myself. This required at least two shooters and I would expect a third person handing off and reloading weapons.
I also find it strange how we have several pro gun bills heading for a vote and a shooter goes after a Senator. Bills are delayed. Senator recovers and bills are back up for consideration and we suddenly have another mass casualty shooting. ,Hmmmm!!!
There is a link to a police scanner that police reported gunfire at three different locations, one at “Gate 7, one third of the way up the building, and one at the 32nd floor.” There are also videos of muzzle flashes on at least two floors sticking out of the windows. Like the JFK killing, I believe the government is trying to cover this up, possibly even orchestrated by the lefties in high government places. A FBI official said there were cameras in the hotel, but after Comey, I don’t trust the FBI anymore at all.
Here is a video showing shots coming out of the 4th floor. There was multiple shooters. The media is not showing this part.