Sites are reporting that the security guard, Jesus Campos, who was shot in the leg when he went to check out a door alarm (and then heard drilling coming from Paddock’s room) is NOT A REGISTERED SECURITY GUARD!
As proof they publish a list of names registered at the Private Investigators Licensing Board (PILB).
Right in the list is a Larry Jesus Campos.
I’m not saying this is the Mandalay Bay security guard, but couldn’t it be? I know lots of people who use their middle names rather than their first name. How can a site run a story emphatically saying the security guard wasn’t registered?
Also, what would it mean if he wasn’t registered? Is the implication that Mandalay Bay is hiring illegals? Is it the implication that they might have a lawsuit on their hands for staffing security that isn’t actual security? Is the implication that Campos was in on the massacre?
I’m not sure, because these stories are reported but they don’t spell out where they are going with it, leaving it up to the reader to fill in the subtext, and often that leads to the most conspiratorial and sinister spin possible.
We should definitely all stay on top of this event, disseminate information, discern its value, and demand what the government knows when they know it, particularly when this event is being used by politicians to leverage their holy grail – the successful assault of the second amendment. But we have to be responsible, as well.
A simple question mark keeps a story from having to be retracted in shame later on.
“Is the Mandalay Bay security guard a licensed guard?”