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A man who was recently in Las Vegas for DEFCON, the world’s largest annual hacker convention, was harassed and had his room raided by law enforcement-impersonating private security goons at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel, which is part of the Caesars Entertainment family of hotels and casinos.
Ben, as The Civil Rights Lawyer is calling him, was awoken out of his sleep at around 11pm on Sunday, August 14, by loud pounding on his door. He looked through the peephole and saw what appeared to be armed cops in tactical gear who ordered him to leave the room immediately.
Confused and believing the men to be law enforcement based on their militant appearance, Ben complied while his room was raided in search of firearms. It turns out the men were part of the Paris Las Vegas Hotel’s “Special Response Team,” which dresses like a SWAT team and harasses guests believed to have guns in their rooms, presumably because of the 2017 “massacre” false flag incident.
Ben, who works in cybersecurity and is heavily involved in the firearms community, had gone shooting in another nearby town prior to checking in at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel. He was apparently flagged as possibly still having firearms with him that he did not check in at the front desk.
Paris Las Vegas Hotel workers waited until late at night to send a good squad up to Ben’s room to terrorize him while he was in his underwear. The following video from The Civil Rights Lawyer depicts a censored version of his encounter (WARNING: While most of the foul language is censored, a few words slipped through the censors):
Does Ben have a legal case against the Paris Las Vegas Hotel?
There are multiple aspects to this incident that scream lawsuit against the Paris Las Vegas Hotel. For one, hiring private security goons and dressing them in militaristic tactical gear to make them look like law enforcement is potentially a crime – and a somewhat serious one.
Secondly, there are civil rights protections in place that, regardless of whether or not this occurred on private property, exist to protect people like Ben against this kind of terrorism and abuse.
“There may be Nevada state law protections at play, but it’s difficult to implicate federal civil rights protections,” says The Civil Rights Lawyer. “That would require a bit of legal gymnastics. But the more I research this, after having watched this footage, I think there are some possibilities.”
“There are actually quite a few cases out there discussing private hotel security and constitutional rights. Many of these arise out of criminal cases. There are actually cases where federal courts have attributed state action, and Fourth Amendment violations, to private hotel security.”
Such cases typically involve the question of suppression of evidence in criminal cases, and a case could be made out of this incident that if private security searches a hotel room and the police arrive, “there may be a sufficient connection to establish state action by the private security.”
On the other hand, the behavior of Paris Las Vegas Hotel workers and the way they terrorized this man, a paying customer, late at night while posing as police officers could warrant a legal case against the facility and its owners.
“Las Vegas is the one place I have never had a desire to visit,” wrote a commenter about the story. “There is nothing even remotely tempting to draw me there that I can’t find somewhere else.”
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