Guests coming into the Wynn resort in Las Vegas on Monday afternoon had to go through metal detectors and a bag inspection, creating a 10-minute delay to get inside.
Vegas – along with the rest of the country — is still on edge after the tragic shooting late Sunday night that left 59 people dead and hundreds wounded.
Doc and Kris talked about the Wynn story on Wednesday’s show while filling in for Glenn. Can extra safety protocol help, or is it just a hindrance to visitors that doesn’t really add any security?
In an interview last year, Wynn Resorts Chief Executive Steve Wynn warned, “Las Vegas is a target city. We have hardened the target at the Wynn.” He listed new security measures that had been implemented, including metal detectors at every entrance that weren’t visible and guards specially trained to respond to an attack.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.
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This is a rush transcript and may contain errors.
Doc: He could have been scouting it out. That changes if it is a different type of music if it is political. Phone calls finally. 888-727-beck. Dave in the Buckeye state. How are you?
Caller: This is weird and has been going on with the media. Mandalay Bay there is a lot of money, security forces and cameras and it has to be like fort Knox.
Doc: It is like NASA.
Caller: The only thing you see from the media is people handheld phones. There he is carrying more bags. Seeing this guy or showing where he is up there firing you are not seeing. You are just seeing handheld phones recording this. I am not a conspiracy theory person. But by not doing this you are leaving it open for people to say. Something seems wrong. This guy was 64 and never had a record.
Doc: And I think that is part of the reason Kris Cruz said we should see the pictures. You open up crazy Alex Jones-type conspiracy theories. And remember, to be involved in our government and have good outcome we have to have good input.
Caller: Especially the election with the fake news, it is feeding into people. Everybody on the Internet coming up with this guy — it is hard. That is why the police chief is like we don’t want to say anything because we are not sure. Because they want don’t to start mentioning things and people are like you said this a week ago. So, it is a weird thing, but it is a sick thing that happened and it is very sickening for basically them to just right off the bat, oh the guns, the guns. It is the person.
There is a festival. If he ran a truck and drove into the festival could you start taking people’s licenses away? It is very sickening and a real tragedy. It is horrible.
Doc: Appreciate the comments, Dave. Thank you so much. It is ironic the people who keep saying how come you are not calling it terrorism, because of his whiteness, are the same people blaming the gun.
Number one; is it terrorism? Why are you blaming the gun then? Number two, we need to know motive before we can call it terrorism. When it comes to motive, why are you worried about the gun? One thing I will say to Dave’s point where he said about the cameras and I lived in Vegas in the ’90s and have friends who worked security at hotels and other friends who worked in there. When you go into the secure rooms and now I am sure it is more high-tech it is just monitors all over the walls. Dozens and dozens of monitors because they have multiple cameras on every table. Multiple cameras all over the casino floor. They have cameras everywhere. Almost all the cameras at a casino, at these properties, are inside. They have other ones outside and in hotel lobbies and have them in the hallways and stuff like that but most of them are inside. Remember, he was shooting out of his 32nd floor so likely there would be no cameras aimed at the 32nd floor. He would be out on the street and those would be more limited. There are some from in front of the casinos that would have some vantage point.
But we have seen videos of what happens happening on the casino floors or in the hotel hallways of him walking to and from the room with the bags. That would be up to Mandalay Bay to release or police are not releasing it because it is evidence.
Kris: I delivered more research on the hotel. The Ogden. I am looking at a picture. It is across the street from the concert grounds that took place. The life is beautiful concert. Open air like the last one. The Ogden — I don’t know where it is.
It is really interesting you can see the same advantage point he had for the Mandalay Bay. This one actually has a better vantage point because you are right across the street of it.
Doc: It is on the same side of the strip it looks like. It is across but behind some. Wow. Who knows why he was doing that. We will get to more calls coming up here. Mick in Ohio. Hi, Mick, how are you?