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Saturday, November 26, 2005

FOR THE DEFENSE: BRUMMER BUMMER PART DEUX

We were troubled last night, and we realized that Mr. Brummer deserved a bit better then we treated him. One incident, however mistaken, does not a career make. Mr. Brummer’s office has over the years provided superior representation to thousands of clients, and his office has produced some of the finest trial lawyers in America.

Because we are, at the core, committed to defending people, we advance the other side of the story:

First: what did that little twerp with the mega-phone expect? He came to work FOR Bennett. If he didn’t like the current administration, he should have quit- and then campaigned to his traitorous heart’s content.

While Brummer should not have fired the little weasel, a steady diet of weekend and holiday bond hearings, with a posting to Judge Postman’s courtroom (with strict instructions to buy him lunch any time he asked) would have been in order.

Second, and more importantly, Mr. Brummer has made a career of recognizing, and rewarding loyalty. Currently, Mr. Brummer has a former Judge working for him. Brummer hired the Judge after a long and distinguished career, and an election loss that was a travesty. Mr. Brummer rewarded the Judge with a nice paying slot allowing the Judge to tidy up his retirement. And the Public Defenders Office has long been known as the place where a lawyer down on his or her luck, or entering a new phase of sobriety, could return for a fresh start.

So there is a lot more to Mr. Brummer than what appears to have been a proclivity for heavy-handed politics. And while we stand by our comments criticizing the incident, we applaud Mr. Brummer’s long history of loyalty and record of service to the citizens of Dade County. Like many of his clients, Mr. Brummer is entitled to the jury of public opinion knowing both sides of the story. (plus- you never know when we might need a job).

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

brummers actions here are inexcusable. at least he had the good sense to settle this case before he got a rodney king style beatdown in the courtroom. funny how criminal defense attorneys love to stand on thier soapbox and lecture the rest of us dopes about due process and then piss on the constitution when their precious jobs are at stake. brummers repsct for freedom of speech is akin to vladmir putins. so the stupid kid campaigned for martin? so what, you dont fire him. rundle had the same problem after rundle/milian round one and she didnt fire anyone or demote anyone. rundle showed professionalism in that instance and brummer acted like raul martinez.
shame on you rumpole for defending brummer becuase he hired a few drunks and an ex judge who hadnt finished his 30.

Anonymous said...

tidy up retirement? a place for a drunk to get a new start. are you fucking joking? that can't be what the office is all about all about these days. i guess times have changed.

the current administration has lived of the lorals of the old gaurd for much to long. anyone with a sense of history understands that brummer was never well regarded by the GREATS(n) ie the original ten. he was the only guy who wanted the job back then.

and make no mistake about it, a trial is not a word that benny b is comfortable using. the kid should have held out for 500k.

rumpole come back to the dark side

Anonymous said...

Why is everyone giving Brumm a hard time? Even though he's basically worthless, who else (besides some idiotic 20somethings) would want to deal with a bunch of lazy gov't pissants?

Anonymous said...

I GIVE MY BOSS A BREAK! HE IS A GREAT LEADER WITH SOLOMONIC INSTICT. PLUS, WERE IT NOT FOR HIM, GREAT LAWYERS SUCH AS , RORY S. , CARLOS M. , C. DAVID WEED , BECKY COX, ETC... WOULD NOT BE WHAT THEY ARE TODAY. THE BEST OF THE BEST...
LEAVE BRUMMER ALONE!! WARREN S.