Tom O’Connell

Thomas M. O’Connell is the former Senior Litigation Counsel and Chief of the Narcotics and Violent Crimes Section of the United States Attorney’s Office in Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition to his 13 years in the Las Vegas U.S. Attorneys Office, he served for 8 years in the Northern District of California. Tom retired in 2013 and relocated back to Las Vegas. Since then, he has helped trained Las Vegas Metro, North Las Vegas and Henderson police, and U.S. Probation. He’s addressed inmates at High Desert State Prison and guest lectured at both UNLV and Boyd School of Law.

The “Greatest” Clay/Ali

REALLY? It’s pathetic going through Muhammed Ali’s  “highlights”, recently posted on Facebook.  Beating a virtual amateur (Leon Spinks) a light heavyweight (Bob Foster) a washed up, gut-shot fighter (Cleveland Williams), and his own mostly European “Bum of the Month Club”. Got knocked down by Doug Jones, knocked out by Henry Cooper, out-punched 300-100 by Jimmy …

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Violent Crime in America – Is There A Solution?

Problem Identified – Solution Sought – Situation Not Hopeless! Way back when – in late 1997 – Las Vegas Metro officers approached me about violent criminals, and particularly gun crime. They were entirely dissatisfied with the handling of these cases by the Clark County District Attorney’s Office. When I’d arrived in Vegas in 1990 there …

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