This is a great post:
I am saddened to hear of the passing of a great man, Judge Henry Leyte-Vidal.
My father, Abraham Safdie, recently died of Gallbladder Cancer. Many at the courthouse knew my father. He was a court interpreter, who four days prior to passing was made an honorary judge in a ceremony attended by more than fifteen judges. Judge Leyte-Vidal was one of those judges.
That day, my father seemed to have a sudden charge of energy given to him by these public servants.
Although, what many do not know is that Judge Leyte-Vidal visited my father at the hospital, almost every other day during those awful two and a half weeks. With every visit my father was energized with hope and love provided by this noble man. He also was a great comfort to my mother, sister, brothers and I.
His wife and three sons should know that he has earned a place in heaven, not necessarily for what he did on the bench, but more so for what he did as a private citizen, without fanfare, visiting cancer patients and providing inspiration and hope.
Charles A. Safdie
WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL RICHARD E GERSTEIN JUSTICE BUILDING BLOG. THIS BLOG IS DEDICATED TO JUSTICE BUILDING RUMOR, HUMOR, AND A DISCUSSION ABOUT AND BETWEEN THE JUDGES, LAWYERS AND THE DEDICATED SUPPORT STAFF, CLERKS, COURT REPORTERS, AND CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS WHO LABOR IN THE WORLD OF MIAMI'S CRIMINAL JUSTICE. THIS BLOG HAS BEEN CALLED "THE DEFINITIVE BLOG ON MIAMI CRIMINAL LAW" BY THE NY TIMES, THE WASHINGTON POST, THE POPE, AND DONALD TRUMP WHO ALSO ONCE SAID IT WAS "REALLY GREAT". POST YOUR COMMENTS, OR SEND RUMPOLE A PRIVATE EMAIL AT HOWARDROARK21@GMAIL.COM