Judge Glick took a moment from his busy schedule to drop us an email to enlist our assistance in the worthy cause of renaming the Bond Hearing Courtroom in Honor of the late Judge Manny Crespo:
[We] need to get a band wagon effect going to name the bond hearing courtroom after the late Judge Manuel Crespo. Most recently Judge David Young floated an idea, with the powers that be, to name the bond hearing Courtroom 5-3 in Manny’s honor. So far no word. I believe if the bench and bar were made aware of this idea and spoke to people who need speaking to it might have some success. Your BLOGSITE disseminates a lot of information to people who could make a difference. Please consider.
Rumpole wonders “who the powers may be” are?
Is there actually an individual who has the keys the REGJB?
We thought the building was run by Gremlins.
When Judge Crespo died there were many stirring tributes written about him on this blog. One consistent theme voiced by many of his fellow members of the bench and the lawyers who appeared before Judge Crespo was his dedication to the law in Dade County and his willingness to work weekends and holidays to make sure Bond Hearings were done, and done well.
It made a big difference to lawyers and clients when they appeared at a hearing on a weekend or holiday to see a wise and experienced Judge like Manny Crespo on the bench. Walking into an otherwise empty courthouse on the weekend with their client's worried family members, lawyers would tell their client’s families something to the effect of : “We got lucky today. It’s Judge Crespo. He knows what he’s doing.”
MEMO TO THE MIAMI CHAPTER OF THE FACDL: step up to the plate. Pass out the hat, collect a few bucks for the framing of a picture of Judge Crespo for the courtroom. We are sure Judge Glick could work with Judge Crespo's family to obtain a suitable picture.
MEMO TO THE REST OF OUR ROBED READERS: Sign some orders, call Judge Farina,(1-800-I'DA-BOSS) throw your considerable weight around (some pun intended) and get this done.
We all remember Judge Crespo. His love for his Country, his community, and his job should not go unrecognized. We are all diminished by his loss.
Just picture this scene: Some Sunday in 2010. A new Judge laboring away at a never ending list of new cases that need to be reviewed and have bonds set. The Judge takes a break and asks the clerk about the picture hanging on the wall. The Clerk smiles and starts to tell one more "Crespo story", maybe about his willingness to fill in for a colleague and cover a weekend bond hearing calendar. Refreshed with the spirit and memory of a man who loved his job, the Judge returns to work.
See You In Court.
Judge Glick also saw fit to write to us about our post yesterday and the steamship docked outside his chambers:
“ F.Y.I , the “steamship outside his chambers” that you refer to in your ringing endorsement of my sanity is a hand made model of the steamship CARINTHIA, a Cunard liner from 1956, lest anyone who takes statements from the BLOG literally thinks there is a real steamship outside the office. “
Rumpole responds: Everybody knows there is no way a steamship could dock outside of Judge Glick’s chambers: it could not fit through the security machine. Guns, knives, and various other weapons all fit nicely through the machine and make their way into our workplace everyday.
But a steamship would (eventually) catch the attention of the highly trained and vigilant security force into whose hands we place our security every day.
Have a Good Weekend.