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
Thursday, April 20, 2006
NO TIME TO BE SAD
Anonymous writes a letter of introduction:
I don't think we've met in person, my name is Anonymous. Sometimes, I make a single innocent post and see what happens. Sometimes I post, then I immediately post responses to myself to make it seem like there are many like me. Sometimes, I even use my "real" name, then I anonymously support myself. I cast aspersions on judges, defense attorneys, and prosecutors indiscriminately and at will with no concern for the facts, their careers, or the emotional impact I may have. My possession of testicles is questionable and would be disbarred/sued if identifiable. Maybe I should be banned, it sounds like I am the problem. I need a hobby and I wish I didn't get beat up so much in high school.
I am voting MYSELF off the island.
A reader is a bit pessimistic:
Once again this site has turned into a place where people are mostly posting anonymous and often unfounded and downright cruel gripes at those they feel have wronged them (or of whom they are just jeolous of). Sorry, but I think you expected something better; you are, after all, Rumpole of the Old Bailey. You know, the guys who wear wigs and robes while they litigate in their fine Queen's English.Query: Is it time to pull the plug (or should we just start wearing wigs and robes)?
One Who Won't Be Named To Avoid Attack
Rumpole says: Cheer up ol’ chap. Things are not as bad as they seem. Yes, we are in favour of wigs worn in court, but that never caught on over on this side of the pond.
Things could be worse: You could be picking a jury right now North of the Border.
Have you been there lately? Yes, it's a bit hard to know when to go with the secret hearings and such. But have you seen the prices for parking?
Eight dollars an hour!!! That means if you go for an 8:30 sounding, and being from Miami, the court inadvertently calls your case last, and you get out at 12:30, you have paid $32.00 for the privilege of being North of the Border. Talk about adding insult to injury.
Back to your complaint: Yes, we abhor the cheap cursing you Yanks are so fond of. But this blog brings plenty of laughs, some good information, and most importantly, provides us a creative outlet when the gym or onanism aren’t enough. (look up onanism, and then see if we don’t have a sense of humor.!!!!)
For our robed readers, you can go here:http://www.m-w.com/
See You In Court, feeling satisfied after the gym, or whatever if you get our drift.