THE SUBJECT TODAY IS BROWARD, KARMA, CHRISTIANS & THE JNC:
BROWARD KARMA: We had the opportunity to visit the Broward County Courthouse last week. Seemed like every other window was blown out. Remember when those Browardites were so smug after Hurricane Andrew? It seemed like Hurricanes and boat people, not to mention crime and corruption were all problems that only affected Miami. Karma Baby. Your police force is manufacturing evidence, using faulty Miranda forms, and your courthouse was blown to bits. Karma baby. Maybe next time your smug judiciary will think twice about not calling Miami Defense attorneys out of turn.
BROWARD CHRISTIANS & THE JNC:
The Daily Business Review reported the following:
Will you be able to balance your duties as a single mother of twins with your duties as a Broward judge?" That was the question Broward County Assistant Public Defender Jayme Cassidy says she was asked by a member of the 15th Judicial Circuit Judicial Nomination Commission during her two judicial screening interviews in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Cassidy says the first time she was asked the question by JNC member O'Neal Dozier, pastor of the fundamentalist Worldwide Christian Center in Pompano Beach, she was so surprised that she could barely answer. The second time, she says, she was livid and told the panel that the question was inappropriate.
It seems Christian Fundamentalism has now reached the Broward County Courthouse.
We wonder how one of Miami’s well respected Circuit Judges who is also the single mother of twins would have answered the question? (we keep the Judge’s name private because while all Judges are fair game here-their private lives should remain private unless they do something stupid like get caught with a young PD or Prosecutor IN FLAGRANTE DELICTO, but that’s for another posting on another day when we have more time to speculate on the dozens of those rumors that pop up (pun untended) every day). We can’t help imagining the string of expletives that would have at least passed through our fair Judge’s mind before she would have answered such an asinine questions. But welcome to the decade of Religious Correctness.
Coming up next in Broward: “Let he who has not sinned cast the first stone” replaces Standard Jury Instruction on Reasonable Doubt.”
Here’s a an example of a possible new application for a judicial position in Broward:
“Years You Have Been a Member of the Bar: ”
“Number of times a week you go to Church to Pray? ___ ”
“Number of Jury Trials you have acted as lead counsel:_____”
“Number of heathen jews you have converted?____________”
“Number of scholarly articles on the law you have authored: ________ “
“Number of chapters of the new testament you read every week:_______”
We voted for this Governor, and now we have his JNC.
Dan Rather once famously ended his news cast with the word: “Courage”.
Now we know what he was talking about.
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