Nevada Governor Sisolak

Nevada Governor-elect Steve Sisolak speaks at an International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees union hall Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and other elected leaders spoke to the media Friday morning to discuss racial injustices and ongoing protests throughout the state.

Sisolak was joined by Attorney General Aaron Ford, State Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson and Assemblywoman Daniele Monroa-Moreno at the Grant Sawyer State Office Building in Las Vegas at around 9:30 a.m.

The press conference followed a tense week of protests in Nevada and around the nation. Following protests Monday night, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police officer Shay Mikalonis was shot. Mikalonis was still in critical condition as of Friday afternoon.

"As a white man, a privileged white man, I don't know what it's like to live in fear of police intolerance," Sisolak said. "But as governor of the state of Nevada, it is my duty to help shepherd change on behalf of all Nevadans. And that should and would include policy change at the state level."

In a tense moment near the end of the press conference, a local columnist asked Sisolak and Ford to explain the difference between protests at the Governor's mansion and protests for the Black Lives Matter movement.

"There's a double standard and the double standard is going to stop in the state of Nevada," Sisolak said. "Those militia members, whatever you want to call them, carrying AR15's and AK47's, if these young black men that were out here protesting were doing that the past few days, what do you think would've happened?"

"The right to protest was afforded to the white folks who wanted to reopen Nevada, and they're now being authored to our protesting the fact that Black Lives Matter," Ford said.

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(16) comments

AmericaFirst

So why doesn’t Sisolak fire his personal bodyguards? I bet they carry scary black guns too.

sisolakisascumbag

The ONLY "Racial Injustice" is how many Whites are murdered by Blacks every year. This is a con job by Deep State and So ros and O bozo to "distract" From Obama Gate Testimony exposing him for TREASON. Scummy Sisiolak works for S oros and Obaoz and Holder the most corrupt bunch of filthy sc umbags ever to hold office. Sisolak decimated Nevada and is now spewing "racial" b.s. for his masters ruining childrens lives making think they are oppressed. THEY ARE NOT.

qwerty123

What is so appealing about the deep state conspiracy? Why are people drawn to it? It doesn't stand up the slightest bit of scrutiny or even common sense. I love a good conspiracy theory, but you need to work on making it believable. There needs to be both clean motivation, plausibility, and at least a sprinkling of evidence.

TruthBOMB

This entire event was nothing more than a hijacking of one idea to run a narrative designed to sway an election. BLM and it's supporters were bamboozled, but since they seem to have no clear leadership or directive other than authority by force... they were all to happy to whoop it up like Arsenio Hall and burn their own cities. If that was making a case for equality, forgive me for mistaking it for tyranny.

Daisho

You have "protesters" rioting and looting, and all sisolak can do is virtue signal about being a "privileged white male" and complain about lawful gun owners peacefully demonstrating with the oh so scary black rifles. Vote this clown out of office.

PeacefulNevadan

That's not a "militia" type you fool. "Militia" types are probably at least 98% veterans and retired police. The type of people who would never harm innocents. The guy in this incident is clearly Antifa and it's plain as day by the way he handled his weapons and by even taking weapons to that protest in the first place.

We knew before you got elected you were coming for Nevadas gun rights but you got elected anyway. So now here is your perfect opportunity that you've been waiting for to demonize law abiding gun owners in this state.

Daisho

There is racial injustice in this country, and it's overwhelming black on white. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, in 2018, there were nearly 600k felony violent crimes committed between blacks and whites. Over 90% of them were committed by blacks against whites.

de Razor

All Hail Almighty Gov Sissy-O-Lacky. He puppet speaks only for the Democrats.

AmericaFirst

I hope they discussed the terrible crime problem in Las Vegas. Robberies, home invasions and street crime are on the rise. Let’s stomp out the gangs and put away criminals for life!

Ginger

This is getting insane. It is okay to loot businesses, burn things kill, injur, or shoot police, all in the name of Black Lives Matter. And the police are supposed to stand there and take it I suppose. Words are more powerful than action, something that these simps are forgetting. Respect is earned and not given, and those that are lawless shall never get respect. When residents are scared to drive to the market or go for an ordinary walk, something is for sure wrong. If a policeman is facing a brick or any other object being hurled at him, he has a perfect right to defend himself in any way possible.

Roscoe

Governor Douchebag Sissypants should go talk to the nice upstanding citizens on Cambridge, gobble down on a dose of what they got for him.

Malsikcuf

Step down Sissylick and surrender your admitted privilege!

Ventura Capitalist

How did we wind up with a used car salesman as governor?

MicheleR58

We need to consider that ALL LIVES MATTER!!!

NOT just BLACKS. ALL LIVES MATTER. End of story

Mediumjeep

Lot of criminal Kenyans and drugs in Reno area !

Mediumjeep

Sizelscum worthless communist,nothing good from this dirtbag ,not on Nevada side !

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