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Ousted Assemblyman Brooks gets new court date in California case

A California court date was pushed back again for a former Nevada legislator Steven Brooks who has been jailed since a freeway chase and scuffle with police the day he was expelled in March from the Nevada Assembly.

Ex-Assemblyman Brooks pleads not guilty in I-15 chase

Former Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks pleaded not guilty in Southern California on Tuesday to felony and misdemeanor charges stemming from a police chase and confrontation in March.

Nevada movement draws the line on human trafficking

A modern-day abolitionist movement that includes Las Vegas law enforcement officials, the state attorney general’s office, legislators and grass-roots activists wants to reclassify the pimps who dominate the world’s oldest profession as modern-day slave traders.

Legal brothels provoke conflicting opinions

Like infinite numbers of women before her, Heather Robbins came to Las Vegas with a bit of luggage and a big dream: to someday become a showgirl; or at the very least, to dance in a strip club and maybe work her way up by catching the attention of somebody influential.

‘Survival sex’ continues abuse cycle

Pretty polka-dot bows on top of heads, GPS monitors on the ankles. Teenagers having babies, then leaving them at home with grandma so they can make money on the streets, in motel suites.

Legislation aims to shut revolving door for pimps

Marc Schifalacqua, a Clark County prosecutor, has put plenty of pimps behind bars for pandering girls and women. He’s the first to say that Las Vegas is one big revolving door for pimps who commonly receive light sentences even if they abuse prostitutes or pander minors.

Ex-Assemblyman Brooks indicted on firearms charge

Former Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks has been indicted on a felony firearms charge stemming from an arrest in January in North Las Vegas that began a spiral leading to his expulsion from the Legislature.

Brooks’ troubles put mental health in spotlight

Mental health became a focus of the Nevada Legislature in a very personal way this session because of expelled Assemblyman Steven Brooks’ public difficulties.

For Las Vegas man, struggle against mental illness ‘not all misery’

When James began hearing voices, the unseen others would simply call his name. Then they began to feed his fears. James, now 19, thought people were following him to his Las Vegas high school. To avoid detection, he began leaving his house as early as 5:30 a.m.

‘Broken’ mental health system overwhelms Nevada

The Review-Journal takes an in-depth look at Nevada’s broken system for helping those who have a mental illness and a new approach that could help ease the crisis.

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