We want to know what bright bureaucrat at the Jail decided to order the orange jumpsuits for all of the Dade County inmates awaiting trial.
This is Miami folks. We try and do things with style, so when we screw up in the national spotlight (riots, election fraud, you know the drill) we at least look cool.
You can't walk down Ocean Drive without bumping into a wannabe clothing designer.
We are sure one of those aspiring Calvin Kleins would have donated their time for some free publicity.
How about the Dolphins teal, orange, and black? Cuffs trimmed in white.?
Something other than these bright orange blobs.
Don’t be surprised if the next time you saunter through the REGJB on your rounds if you see a surprising number of our judiciary peering at you behind a pair of sunglasses. And not because of a hangover (giving them the benefit of the doubt).
For once, you dear robed readers have our sympathy. (Quick, look outside. Is there a blue moon?) You are the ones who have to deal with that bright orange glare all day (ok- the two hours a day that you work). And it’s not as if our robed readers need any more distractions when trying to work their way through a tough two page arraignment calendar.
This is the Dade County Jail we are talking about. Somewhere, if some enterprising prosecutor pokes around, is an orange coloured scandal just waiting to be uncovered.
Congratulations to Assistant Public Defender David Sisselman who was the winner of the last trivia contest. Sisselman was the only one who emailed us that quick draw Henry Ferro was the attorney who beat Ted Mastos and that Ferro then resigned from the bench after he pointed a gun at a juvenile defendant accused of armed robbery and asked him how it felt. Displaying the kind of street smarts and common sense our judiciary is known for around the world, , Ferro saw fit to assault the defendant in front of his family members including Georgia Ayers. For those of you new to Miami, Ms. Ayers was about as powerful a community activist as we have seen in these parts.
These days one can find quick draw Ferro holed up in his home in the swamps of middle Florida, emerging mole like to verbally assault our State Attorney when certain former judicial assistants are bright enough to hire the wise Mr. Ferro to defend them from impending criminal charges.MORE TRIVIA:
TODAY’S SUBJECT: THE BENCH DURING THE ROARING 80’S : FUN, SUN, SEX, DRUGS, AND INDICTMENTS.
1) A) What Former Judge was known as “The Mouse”.
B)Why is he no longer on the bench?
2) What former judge was known as “Maximum”?
3) A) What former Circuit Judge resigned amid scandalous sex related allegations, and was later re-appointed to the county court bench, then appointed to the circuit bench, and then indicted in courtbroom? B)What was the outcome in his trial?
4) What former judge was acquitted in the trial of the judge in #3.?
5) What former Judge was a paratrooper in the Korean conflict?
6) A) What former Judge ran on the slogan: Put a Mensch on the Bench?
B) What county court judge and former chief of county court for the SAO did he beat?
7) What current judge is married to a former chief of county court for the SAO?
8) A) What former Judge has a tennis court named after him? B)Why is a tennis court named after him?
9) A)Before there was the court-broom scandal, another judge and attorney were tried for corruption. Name the former Judge and current attorney who were both indicted.
B) Special bonus question: Name the Broward Judge who presided at their trial.
C)What was the outcome of the trial? D) Where was the trial held?
See you in court with all the answers, as usual.