HomePoliticsJOHN LEE, MAYOR OF THE MURDER CAPITOL OF NEVADA Politics JOHN LEE, MAYOR OF THE MURDER CAPITOL OF NEVADA May 8, 2021 Rob Lauer Political Reporter John Lee, who recently switched parties from Democrat to Republican in order to run for higher office, has been the Mayor of North Las Vegas since 2013. And since then, crime, including murders and gang crime, has exploded on John Lee’s watch. BTW Lee appoints the North Las Vegas Police Chief and sets police policies. When Lee took over in 2013, the city had a murder rate of 3.10 per 100k people. Violent crime soared in 2018 to over 13.1 murders compared to Nevada’s murder rate of just 6.6 murders per 100k people. In 2020, North Las Vegas police investigated 26 killings, the highest ever, up 50% over 2019. According to FBI statistics, North Las Vegas’s crime was higher than 88.1% of all U.S. cities”. CHANCES OF BECOMING A VICTIM OF A VIOLENT CRIME: 1 in 115 in North Las Vegas 1 in 203 in Nevada Violent crime in North Las Vegas is almost double that of Nevada. North Las Vegas was ranked the most dangerous city in Nevada in a 24/7 Wall St. analysis examining cities with at least 20,000 in population that posted the highest violent crime rates per state. With an influx of illegal alien criminal gangs fighting for drug turf in North Las Vegas, young people are being gunned down almost weekly. Local commercial property mangers we spoke with complained about the city’s failure to follow up on burglaries and other criminal activities they continue to suffer with. One commercial property manager complained about homeless sleeping in front on the sidewalks, shootings in his parking lot and stores burglarized. He told 360 “The cops do nothing”. According to police we spoke with on condition of anonymity, Mayor Lee pushed out good cops, and hand picked affirmative action hires for leadership roles to bolster his political image. Other leftist policies instituted a “North Las Vegas Police Department Hispanic Civil Academy”.