What Happened in Vegas” — the superb documentary that focuses on Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department employee brutality, unaccountability, and cover-ups — was screened last week in Vegas to an audience hungry for truth and justice. Though the “bad apples” within the LVMPD have taken steps to dissuade screenings of this documentary at area theaters, demand dictated it be shown, as this screening took place only after a successful pre-sell.

Note: If you have videos, stories, upcoming events/protests, or personal interactions with the police (and/or “justice” system) that you would like to share, send them to us and we will do everything we can to bring it to the attention of the world. In addition, you can get informed and protect yourself with the information on our Know Your Rights playlist and Film The Police page.

Post Screening Q&A

Those in the theater were treated not just to the powerful and compelling documentary but to an engaging Q&A with documentary director/producer/editor Ramsey Denison, executive producer Randy Wiles, associate producer Stephen Stubbs, and Nevada Cop Block founder Kelly Patterson.

Conversation included:

  • questions about Stephen Paddock and the Mandalay Bay shooting
  • the on-going failure of LVMPD to respond to the Fox5 public records request
  • the sway held by casinos in Vegas to minimize stories about LVMPD misdeeds
  • the legaland maneuvering by LVMPD to deter transparency
  • the importance of capturing, for ourselves, objective video footage of police interactions
  • solutions that we can implement

Future Screenings

Interest in “What Happened in Vegas” is driving another pre-sell of tickets for an April 16th screening in Vegas and an April 18th screening in Lacey, WA. If you are in another location and want to spearhead a screening at a theater in your town, please make it happen.

Alternatively, you can stream it now for $12.99 or buy a DVD for $17.99. If you do that, consider inviting friends and neighbors over to screen the documentary and have a discussion. And be sure not to leave off on a note of fear or apprehension, but of empowerment — you are now more informed the information (both from the film and sources like Nevada Cop Block’s “Film The Police” page) and have access to tools (including apps like Cell411, which enable you to turn to those you trust rather than some stranger with a badge in times of need).

The full Q&A is below (29-minutes):


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