Vegas Gunman Stephen Paddock’s Brother Arrested in Child Porn Probe

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[Editor’s note: Is this just a coincidence or something more sinister? Maybe Bruce knows something about his brother Stephen that could damage or destroy the official narrative of the Las Vegas shooting if it became publicly known? Something such as Stephen having been a federal agent and involved in a gun running scheme?

The more time passes, the more I wonder if Stephen didn’t setup that room at the Mandalay Bay, with all those varied configurations of rifle as some kind of arms bazaar, that he was expecting to show these rifles to a potential customer and when that customer showed up, Stephen was executed and became the patsy in this awful event.

Stephen had been a federal employee and owned and flew a small plane of the type that is most commonly used by smugglers of drugs and guns back and forth from Mexico; there are tentative links to a private defence contractor and suggestions Stephen had been part of a ‘Fast and Furious’ type operation first as a pilot and then, after health problems grounded him, as an arms dealer. 

I find it highly suspicious that Bruce is now under arrest for an unrelated offence, it smacks of silencing a potential whistleblower. Ian]

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NBC News
Vegas Gunman Stephen Paddock’s Brother Arrested in Child Porn Probe

The estranged brother of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock was arrested Wednesday on child pornography charges stemming from an investigation that predates the massacre.

Bruce Paddock, 58, was detained at a Los Angeles assisted-living facility, where he was awaiting surgery for spinal stenosis. A felony complaint said he had over 600 explicit images of minors in 2014 and had also swapped pornography.

He faces 19 counts of sexual exploitation of a child and one count of possession of child pornography, the complaint says. He was being held on $60,000 bond.

The LAPD said the images were discovered inside a building where Paddock was squatting, but they could not find him at the time. After his brother’s crime, they learned where he was and obtained a warrant, police said.

An attorney who Paddock said had represented him in criminal matters in the past told NBC News he is no longer representing him and declined to comment.

Another brother, Eric Paddock, who lives in Florida, said he had no comment on the arrest.

Bruce Douglas Paddock, 59 years old, of North Hollywood, California.

At the time of the mass shooting on Oct. 1 that left 58 dead, Bruce Paddock told NBC News that he had not been in touch with his brother Stephen for 10 years and had no idea why the professional gambler would have opened fire on music festival attendees from his room at the Mandalay Bay.

“I don’t know how he could stoop to this low point, hurting someone else. It wasn’t suicide by cop since he killed himself,” he said at the time. “He killed a bunch of people and then killed himself so he didn’t have to face whatever it was.”


It was Bruce Paddock who revealed that their father was a bank robber who once made the FBI’s most-wanted list and was judged by authorities to be “psychopathic” with “suicidal tendencies.”

But he insisted that his brother wasn’t “mentally deranged” and noted that Stephen had never been in trouble with the law like he had.

Oct. 6: Las Vegas Gunman’s Motive Remains Unknown

Court records show Bruce Paddock has a criminal record stretching back to the 1980s, with convictions for vandalism, criminal threats, theft and driving with a suspended vehicle and other arrests for which he was not convicted.

Paddock was annoyed that his brother’s monstrous crime had brought attention to his own misdeeds, which he described as “minor.” He had to scramble to pay a fine after it was reported that there was an active warrant for his arrest from a vandalism case in which he had failed to perform community service.

“I’m not proud of it,” he said. “But I never went to prison.”

FBI agents visited him twice after the shooting, he said, and were mostly interested in his brother’s childhood.

In the days after the Vegas carnage, Paddock frantically tried to reconnect with members of his fractured family, leaving messages for another brother Eric and reaching out to the attorney for Stephen’s girlfriend, Marilu Danley.

“I want to see if we could patch up what we destroyed so many years ago,” he said. He added that he had only succeeded in reaching his elderly mother, “and she’s yelling at me all the time not to talk to anyone.”

Earlier this week, Paddock said he was concerned about the fate of his brother’s remains and had reached out to the coroner’s office in Nevada to see if he could claim them.

7 COMMENTS

  1. As soon as I saw this headline surface I knew it was horse shit. Bruce might or might not be a dirt bag but Ian hit the likely scenario on the head. Bruce knows plenty and probably suspects more. He needed to be discredited and taken out of general pop before he ends up on Ellen. There’s also quite a list of people that survived the event only to die in the following weeks. This one, like JFK, like 9-11 doesn’t have one storyline that makes any sense. It has all the hallmarks of a crock of shit. Every bit of it.

  2. Agreed. The dumping of porn onto a computer is easy done, as one of your fellow writers Michael Shrimpton will attest. Some of your writing carries rather a lot of spleen but right on here.

  3. Vegas is replete with child trafficking. Most transient place in the world. I had a childhood friend who committed suicide in her mid-life because she just could not deal with the mind alterations of her reality as a result of her abuse as a 13-year old. Her father pimped her out to Vegas big players . . . on the Sinatra level. I’m sure the kiddie porn computer “find” is just the tip . . . of their sick phallic death cult god visions of paradise. They were, probably, running Filipino boys and girls outta there . . . ask the “lady friend” of made dead “shooter” Paddock. It was going to get real ugly, real fast . . . they had to make the hit so everyone would feel “sorry” for Vegas, and promote their “Vegas Strong” crap. All the sheep united on the surface . . . and yet underneath it all . . . filth, trash, child abuse. EVERYONE knows what goes on in Vegas.

  4. Confiscating dudes computers would be standard procedure in a crime of this magnitude. Finding stuff on it, mandates the charges. Speaks to the psychology of the family. Symptoms of a police state. Society is ill from it. Just me, but if I was running guns, there are a million places better than the 32nd floor of a hotel. Vegas is spread out and Nevada landscape a criminals paradise. A Livingston county NY sheriff just spent 3 days, over a hundred volunteers and K-9s and and cell phone alerts on a 8 county search for a missing girl who was in her own small 2 car garage the whole time. Sheriff Thomas J Dougherty is now just,.. DOH ! Karma for publicly shaming minor traffic offenders.

    • Confiscating enables planting evidence. Authority never lies apart from once – all times.
      Whenever a “small time” Pedophile is taken out of society the general public had their comfort feed while the big guns continue their traditional kiddy hobbies big time and unharmed. The show must go on in both directions. If anybody or anything is serious about Pedophilia politics would be a great way to start the cleansing, though that will never happen as it is a long political tradition in disguise.

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