Sunday, February 11, 2007

TABULA RASA


Sunday morning. Millions of Americans wake up, and after finishing their morning coffee or tea and ablutions, they log on to the web to see what Rumpole has to say about the upcoming football games. OK- maybe its just a few dozen or more bored attorneys in Dade, but the point is, all good things must come to an end, and thus has the 2006 football season begun to fade into memories of points scored, and over/under bets cashed.

“Hi. My Name is Horace.”

Group: “Hi Horace.”

“I’m addicted to football.”

Group: “One day at a time Horace.”

Anyway, it’s tough enough coming up with things to say 4-5 times a week, and without football to write about, the Sunday post may well go on vacation until pre-season in August- which is 167 days away, but who’s counting?

It occurs to us that there are other voices out there waiting to be heard. We were quoted in that Channel 6 hatchet job as being a “frustrated writer in a lawyer’s suit” and there must be others so similarly situated.

Indeed, one wonders if there isn’t a robed reader among us, who sits in court, pondering the arrant nonsense and wondering what to do about it.

Now if some Judge is so inclined to write about whatever crosses their judicial mind, there are two ways to go about it:

1) Remain a mystery. It’s tougher than it sounds, and not because mindless fools will go around all day and point at your colleagues and aver in a knowing manner they are indeed the offending party. No, the real problem is that you can’t write about the real juicy stuff. Say some lawyer comes prancing into court, and for some reason they (while practicing to ascend to the bench) say something really stupid. The minute you write about it, your identity is revealed.


You see, to remain anonymous, you must become a master of deception, always on guard against revealing some tidbit that will unmask your identity. So to remain anonymous means you forsake writing about the really good stuff, as well as the minutiae of your day. However, there is probably some cannon against a judge commenting on an on going matter, so any judge who rises to the occasion will be left to write about loftier subjects- perhaps about the awnings on the front of the REGJB, or the lack of any plan for state court to adopt an electronic filing system that the feds seem to have gotten right.

2) Write under your own name. Ah, to be free from the burden of suspicion. To be able to walk down the street a free man/woman, without your picture being in the equivalent of the Au Bon Pain’s wanted section of the post office. But of course, you will be mocked by the lawyers, criticized by people who can’t even write their own name without a grammatical error, and subject to the scrutiny of the press. But if you’re creative and have something to say, you have all week on the bench, during boring voire dire and such, to work on your column.

The welcome mat is out. The blog on Sundays is a Tabula Rasa (for our robed readers, that means “clean slate”.)

And for inspiration, we leave you with the words of one of our favourite presidents, speaking at the Sorbonne (again, for our robed readers, that’s in Paris. Sorry, but we just can’t resist baiting someone to take mouse and keyboard in hand, and rise to the challenge.) :


It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat."

Theodore Roosevelt.
"Citizenship in a Republic," April 23, 1910

See You In Court, wondering who wants to be the “writer in the arena”.

62 comments:

Anonymous said...

How bad is the SAO?

Lets look at what KFR has turned the office into:

1. Please tell us about the DV unit. ASA by ASA.

2. Where have the great ASAs gone: Jessica Reid, Michael Spivak, Michael Grieco?

3. What does Howard Pohl do all day?

Anonymous said...

Rumpole, do you have any cases? I mean, really. You seem to have so much time in your hands, there is no way in this world you can be a top or even half-ass attorney. You have too much down time my friend. Rumpole, are you Jose Elortequi?

Anonymous said...

Rumor is that KFR is being investigated by Bill McCollum for an array of violations as well as ethical issues. This was told to me by one of her investigators. Seems that the Labor Department is also on her ass for working salary employees like hourly employees, not paying overtime as well as drinking on the job on her part.

Captain, what have you heard?

Anonymous said...

NEWS FLASH: CABA has recently changed their name to the "Uncle Tom Bar Association".

Read more!

Cuban bar accepts judge's apology for deportation remark. (Judicial Conduct).(Cuban American Bar Association)(Brief Article)

COPYRIGHT 2002 American Lawyer Media L.P.

The Cuban American Bar Association said Tuesday that it has forgiven Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Jeri B. Cohen for a comment she made in her courtroom last month that "if we deport people back to Cuba, we could empty our jails."

After meeting with Judge Cohen Tuesday at her request, the CABA board of directors announced that it would not file a complaint against her with the state Judicial Qualifications Commission.

But that doesn't necessarily mean others won't file a disciplinary complaint or take other action against her.

Last week, Judge Cohen sent CABA a one-page letter of profuse apology. On Monday evening, she met with the CABA board of directors to discuss the matter.

"Upon careful deliberation and after speaking with Chief Judge [Joseph P.] Farina and later meeting with Judge Cohen, the Board of Directors accepts Judge Cohen's apology," the CABA board of directors said in...

Anonymous said...

Rump
No mention that the new FIU Law School is named for a Batista's Cabinet Minister & Fidel's Father in Law? Please don't mention that TWO (2) of his Grandson's are U.S. Congressmen. ViVa la Patria; CUBA LIbre
Name withheld so I dont get bombed...

Anonymous said...

Jeri B. Cohen...Blah!!!

E. Garcia

Rumpole said...

Emails are flooding in on one particular topic: the channel 6 news story. I called the story a "hatchet job" because it claimed to identify me, based on nothing but a rumor. I could care less. But the attorney named was both angry and hurt. He sent me a series of private emails about what he believed the blog was doing to his reputation. Our first motto is, or should be- do no harm.
And yet the very existence of the blog was hurting someone. That caused us pain, and brought us as close as we have ever been to revealing our identity.

As always, we remained amazed that in the field of criminal justice, professionals who know better are so quick to convict someone without any substantial proof.

So that is why the channel six story upset us- by recklessly damaging the reputation of another, we became the proximate cause of that problem (that is the right civil term, isn't it?)

To 10:51- you seem to have time to read the blog. Why should you care what I do with my time? it's mine after all. I write it because I like to write. Not for you to read, and don't ever forget it.
HR.

Anonymous said...

Rumpole, please immediately remove the post one topic before this one discussing someone's child.

Anonymous said...

Michael Spivak is now a great federal PD.
Other great ASA's....sort of like great german pacifists, or great French generals...I can't think of any.

Rumpole said...

I don't see the offensive post. Please direct me with a date and time. You don't mean the one about Batista and the law school do you? That hardly seems out of line. I mean the two "children" mentioned are politicians, right?

Anonymous said...

Mike Grieco? Great ASA?! Surely you jest!

And why all this sudden interest in the DV unit? Everyone knows Manny Segarra is a complete moron. This is not news!

Anonymous said...

Don't forget that one of Fulgencio Batista's grandsons sits on the Florida Supreme Court--a great legacy to America.

Anonymous said...

Manny is really hot! And what makes him so hot is his intelligence.

agent provacateur said...

I think Governor Charlie Crist should appoint the descendent of a famous Communist (Castro, Kruschev, Eugene Debs, Norman Thomas, Julius Rosenberg) with a law degree to the Florida Supreme Court just for the sake of fair balance.

Anonymous said...

Did all you Abe Laeser-worshippers enjoy his quote in the Herald today, alluding to the Couey jury selection? ...that if it's a "white-on-white crime that doesn't get covered on Channel 23 or Diario Las Americas, there's a chance that your Hispanic jurors never heard of it."

That's beautiful...I wonder though, about the "articulate" ones.

And Oh Susannah shoulda asked somebody about the Chavez juror's statement that "they show you [the jury] the autopsy. They have to." Not if "they" weren't preying on emotions, Susannah.

Anonymous said...

Abe, this needs explaining.

''In Dade County [it's] going to depend on the ethnicity of the people involved,'' Laeser added. ``If it's a white-on-white crime that doesn't get covered on Channel 23 or Diario de las Americas, there's a chance that your Hispanic jurors have never heard of it.''


Don't rush to judgment, but it does need an expanation. maybe it was taken somehow out of context. But as a public official, it certainly needs to be looked into.

Anonymous said...

Yes, let's look into abe's statement that if it's a white on white crime, maybe the many latinos in this town that do not speak engligh and only read and watch spanish media may not have heard about it. Lets look into it because although its true and a good thought, we can spin it on this blog to make it look like abe hates cubans. Then we can talk about it for weeks, and ask for further imagniary investigations, nad trash one of our good public servants.

I say we rather look into the recent comments about a judges homosexuality, or who it was that used the "n" word, or who said someones baby was ugly.

Oh wait, we don't know who said that, those people weren't able to say their name.

I cant either, because I am saying something intelligent here, and that probably angers some of the ignorant lawyers on this blog.

I'm so happy we're trying the Couey case this week, maybe the state and national media will pick up on this blog and point out how stupid we all look.

Anonymous said...

i most certainly made NO implication that Abe hates cubans. i have never heard that, nor do i think that. as a defense attorney, i hold Abe in high regard. just seems the comment may be taken out of context, and he should explain it. which is why i said dont rush to judgment.

and the abducting, molesting, and killing of a young girl is a HUMAN issue and not one that has ANYTHING to do with race.

Anonymous said...

Evelio......do you know Jeri B? I doubt it. She's as fair as the day is long (in fact, she bends over backwards for the defense.......she judge's people's acts, not their person). Speak to someone who actually know her before you judge her.

In Miami Beach a 400 Million Dollar Scam & No arrest said...

A 400 MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR SCAM ON MIAMI BEACH AND NO ARREST?

The Miami Herald did a small piece back in September 2006, on the 400 million dollar scam and after the crooks attorney wrote the Herald asking for a retraction the Miami Herald went into hiding. The Miami New Times is also in hiding on this fascinating scam that scammed thousands upon thousands of investors all over the United States. Now two of the biggest law firms in Miami, Florida are cashing in on the prize. Yep, billing millions in legal fees to over see the assets while the investors sit back waiting for 50 cents on the dollar. Has the crook behind the scam been arrested? No. The Federal court has actually given him a $10,000.00 per moth allowance (he wanted $15-K).

In one scam the crook out of Miami Beach, sold Barbara Steisand and Elton John concerts to thousands of Missouri investors and pocketed millions of dollars when no concerts ever existed. After the Missouri SEC went after the guy he quickly paid off the investors with money from investors in other states. Pyramid scam. The State of Wisconsin and Michigan also issued injunctions against him from selling illegal securities. Did he stop? NO.

For a quick review of the facts go here:

http://www.entertainmentgroupinfo.com/images/Julyreport1.pdf

In 1998, he incorporated a company in Delaware “Worldwide Entertainment, Inc.”, conspired with a few friends out of Louisiana who opened a phony IRA company for retired Air-Line Pilots. Now that phony company hires agents to sell IRA’s to the pilots and in re-turn WWE issues a worthless promissory note to the phony IRA company WWE pockets the IRA money.

In January 2006 his buddies in Louisiana file suit against him because he is no longer paying them a percentage of the scammed money. About 3-months later the SEC catches wind of the lawsuit and sues everybody and gets the Federal Court to appoint a receiver. Oh read the full story at the links so much more to this.

Why no arrest?

The law firm of Greenberg & Taurig representing the crooks in Louisiana and a former employed lawyer for Greenberg & Taurig representing the main Miami Beach crook. The Akerman law firm was appointed the receiver of the property and cash in the original suit brought by the Louisiana crooks. Now comes the SEC they file suit and appointment of receiver and allowed Akerman to remain the receiver. Was that a wise choice? Millions of dollars in cash and property over 400 million dollars in the treasure chest.

Something just does not pass the smell test. Maybe its just me. Again why no arrest?

Read more here:

http://www.entertainmentgroupinfo.com/courtorders.htm

Comments please. Ms. Nesmith I know you did not do the original story but why has the Herald ran scared from reporting this elaborate scam. The same message to Editor Chuck Strouse of the Miami New Times. Is this because of the Millions of Dollars the crooks have available to file frivolous suits against the papers? Millions stolen from countless investors most of which was retirement money from retired Air-Line pilots.

Again why no arrest?

Anonymous said...

RUMP

Yesterday, 11:10---post about someone's kid is TOTALLY inappropriate.

Anonymous said...

WOW!

Anonymous said...

6:17 pm

Who is the Miami Beach guy?

Anonymous said...

Sorry, his name is "Jack P. Utsick" was living in a 2 million dollar fully paid for condo on the 37th floor of the Portofino Towers. However, the receivers report filed in Federal Courts states they will be selling it for the benefit of the investors. He also had another 2 million dollar condo in the Portofino Towers but that one has a mortage (probally because it was used for office and under the company name in event company went under).

I can't get over the $10-K monthly allowance the Federal court is allowing. I am sure the guy stashed money away.

Anonymous said...

The real story is how he obtained the millions illegally.

He went out and bought millions of dollars of properties theaters for the benefit of himself not the investors. To keep from being investigated he kept paying investors off using newer investors money.

Interesting

Anonymous said...

all in a days work children........

Anonymous said...

6:16...I do know Jeri B. Cohen...I even practiced before her for a few years. My little critism of her is from MY experience before her and nothing else. Didn't like her back then, I doubt she has changed especially with the stories about the comments she made. Does she still love to tell you how she graduated from HARVARD implying that there is no way you could be smarter than her!!

E. Garcia

Anonymous said...

rump was in trial all last week - no posts during the day - moderation on for the first couple of days of his trial; he works hard too; just wonder how he did on the trial

Anonymous said...

E. Garcia

Why dont you file paper and run against her? She is up for re-election.

Rumpole said...

The offending comment from yesterday is down. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. Some people have no class, no brains, and no feelings.

Anonymous said...

No one would give me money...no one would vote for me...and I don't live in miami dade county any more!!! Someone should run against her though...

E. Garcia

Rumpole said...

Sorry, I was neither in trial nor court last week. Just busy at work.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Gina, or migna, or rumpole!!!

Anonymous said...

What happened Rump...one of your clients finally pay you?

Anonymous said...

Jeri Cohen may have a big mouth and made some STUPID comments but a good Judge she is .

CABA the Uncle Tom Bar Association? Get in the way of our mission and you WILL find the steel of our determination and our tenacity in concerted action DAUNTING!

Anonymous said...

You all talk alot of crap. If you dont like Jeri Cohen file your papers for her seat as she is up for re-election. Otherwise shut up already.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Racial issues? Not a comfortable subject. Hence why the blog always hits a low when those topics come up and then posts pour in when a new topic comes along.

That's life.

Calling CABA a bunch of uncle toms is priceless though, but not politically correct.

Anonymous said...

Chief Judge Dale Ross taking heat from Sun Sentinel regarding comments at bond hearings.Maybe some of the comments were ?able,we are getting to the point anything said may be taken as inappropriate.Even in courts,we must remember all persons are human,not robots and computors.We all have feelings and sometimes say things not out of hate,but perhaps frustration.Sit there day after day and hear some of the comments made by witnesses,defendants and yes attorneys.Judges are no different and sometimes they make statements which are no worse than anyone else.

Anonymous said...

is it true that some burglars were caught on the beach who were palenstinians breaking into orthdox jewish houses to steal jewish prayer items?

Anonymous said...

We're back to Jeri Beth again? Listen, i don't get to Juvenile that often but i'll tell you this, she doesn't cow tow to attorney's who make an appearance and think that she will bend over backwards because she cares about politics. Jeri cares about doing the right thing, not about political nonsense. My money is on her that she'll be re-elected and shame on the citizens of dade if they put in a few more idiots like some of the judges who have made it on the bench in the last 2 years

Anonymous said...

ask former third dca judge sorondo about jeri beth cohen. he openly from the bench critized her for being out of control (her mouth).

abe laeser said...

I thank my friend at 4:57 p.m. for divining the limited purpose of my newspaper statement.

I am a trial lawyer. If I were from another jurisdiction and my venue was changed to Miami, it would be foolish of me not to evaluate the demographics of my case and my potential audience.

If it is a white-on white crime, and from another jurisdiction, AND:

"it doesn't get covered on Channel 23 or Diario de las Americas, there's a CHANCE that your Hispanic jurors have never heard of it."

With apologies to those who mis-read those simple words, it is NOT taken out of context. I did not say that all cases of that sort get no coverage in the Spanish media. I did not suggest that Hispanics were unable to read or watch the English speaking media.

All I did was express the truth as I know it: More than 50% of Dade does not speak English as its first language. The media for those people is intended to /does carry stories for the target audience. Therefore, there is a CHANCE that one can find jurors who are not familiar with a very specific white-on-white crime (not necessarily this high profile one).

This is also true for those in any group who are not TV viewers, radio listeners, or newspaper readers. But the question I was asked dealt with a unique situation which might occur in Dade - and I still am of that same opinion.

Bigotry is not at issue. There is nothing to 'explain'. If you see a potential juror who looks like your victim, your first instinct depends on which side of the case you represent. If not, you know very little about human nature.

If you want jurors who know nothing of the facts, perhaps you might seek them among those who do not frequent the mainstream media.

That is all that I said. Sorry if any of you mis-understood.

Anonymous said...

What is CABA's "mission"? And don't go off on me, because I'm just asking. If you do not wish to respond, then just don't. I as one lonely Anglo in this sea of ethnicity just have not gotten the mission, but maybe I haven't been looking. ps Please do not repeat the sattement on their website as it does not say anything to anyone.

Anonymous said...

mr. abe laeser:

what about 6:17 post above anynews in your office on that matter?

Anonymous said...

ahh, a new week to make up lies about the people who serve at the REGJB.

Anonymous said...

Never "We who serve here seek only the truth".

Right Rumpole?

Is this guy going to jail? said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Anonymous said...

damn that's a lot of crap for the morning

Anonymous said...

CABA'S Mission? It was born in 1974 at a time when bigotry and bias against Cubans and Cuban American lawyers was Rampant

(To refresh your recollection Remember "will the last american leaving dade county please bring the flag " or the English as the official language issue Which caused Bnai Brith and others to get involved including the Greene family which donated money for spanish language signs at Metrozoo)

As i understand it the mission is :

1. the protection of of the legal rights of cuban americans
2. the achievement of true diversity on the bench including increasing the number of hispanics african american and women on the bench
3.rooting out and identiying racist or bigoted comments or actions by the judiciary
4.improving the quality of the bench and helping to elect and retain the best judges
5.helping with court issues before local and state government
6.having great parties !

Anonymous said...

Who cares about some concert promoter who screwed up? Why is that in this blog?

Anonymous said...

The concert promoter post was obviously submitted by someone with their own agenda and reasons for trashing the people mentioned in the newspaper article. I remember reading the article in the Herald months ago. What makes it so important now?

Rumpole said...

I removed the lenghty post of the news article. Re-post the link with a summary if you wish.

Anonymous said...

"The truth as we know it", Abe?

Be careful, that saying can be used
to condone a lot of negative stereotypes. Some would say Blacks
and Latinos are more apt to drugs
and violence because unfortunatley
statistically they have a higher percentage of people in prison than
other races.

The truth as you know it may be offensive to the truth as I know it.


I see how you're trying to get yourself out of this, but I'm not
buying it.

Your statement clearly implies that
Spanish speakers do not follow either the local florida or national main stream news and thus will have never heard of Jessica
Lunsford.

You can try to parse it all you want, but those were your subconscious thoughts about Latinos in Miami. You bought into
the stereotype that most latinos
in Miami do not relate to the U.S..

Anonymous said...

sorry about that rump my cuban coffee got the best of me.

the link to the herald story on the promoter is here:

http://209.85.165.104/search?q=cache:UbRo8B7etIYJ:www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/business/15320494.ht

Someone asked what makes the story different now from when it came out months ago. Answer read the 6:17 post above with links to recent court documents that provide more details on this amazing elaborate scam not included in the Herald piece.

Plus what caught my attention was two things: (1.) the lawyers representing the promoter scared the Herald with a threat to file a libel action for what they printed and (2.) the amount of money that all the attorneys involved (from the bank to the appointed receiver) are collecting by dragging the case on. Eventually leaving the investors with 50 cents on the dollar.

More important why no arrest?

A 400 MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR SCAM ON MIAMI BEACH AND NO ARREST?

The Miami Herald did a small piece back in September 2006, on the 400 million dollar scam and after the crooks attorney wrote the Herald asking for a retraction the Miami Herald went into hiding. The Miami New Times is also in hiding on this fascinating scam that scammed thousands upon thousands of investors all over the United States. Now two of the biggest law firms in Miami, Florida are cashing in on the prize. Yep, billing millions in legal fees to over see the assets while the investors sit back waiting for 50 cents on the dollar. Has the crook behind the scam been arrested? No. The Federal court has actually given him a $10,000.00 per moth allowance (he wanted $15-K).

In one scam the crook out of Miami Beach, sold Barbara Steisand and Elton John concerts to thousands of Missouri investors and pocketed millions of dollars when no concerts ever existed. After the Missouri SEC went after the guy he quickly paid off the investors with money from investors in other states. Pyramid scam. The State of Wisconsin and Michigan also issued injunctions against him from selling illegal securities. Did he stop? NO.

For a quick review of the facts go here:

http://www.entertainmentgroupinfo.com/images/Julyreport1.pdf

In 1998, he incorporated a company in Delaware “Worldwide Entertainment, Inc.”, conspired with a few friends out of Louisiana who opened a phony IRA company for retired Air-Line Pilots. Now that phony company hires agents to sell IRA’s to the pilots and in re-turn WWE issues a worthless promissory note to the phony IRA company WWE pockets the IRA money.

In January 2006 his buddies in Louisiana file suit against him because he is no longer paying them a percentage of the scammed money. About 3-months later the SEC catches wind of the lawsuit and sues everybody and gets the Federal Court to appoint a receiver. Oh read the full story at the links so much more to this.

Why no arrest?

The law firm of Greenberg & Taurig representing the crooks in Louisiana and a former employed lawyer for Greenberg & Taurig representing the main Miami Beach crook. The Akerman law firm was appointed the receiver of the property and cash in the original suit brought by the Louisiana crooks. Now comes the SEC they file suit and appointment of receiver and allowed Akerman to remain the receiver. Was that a wise choice? Millions of dollars in cash and property over 400 million dollars in the treasure chest.

Something just does not pass the smell test. Maybe its just me. Again why no arrest?

Read more here:

http://www.entertainmentgroupinfo.com/courtorders.htm

Comments please. Ms. Nesmith I know you did not do the original story but why has the Herald ran scared from reporting this elaborate scam. The same message to Editor Chuck Strouse of the Miami New Times. Is this because of the Millions of Dollars the crooks have available to file frivolous suits against the papers? Millions stolen from countless investors most of which was retirement money from retired Air-Line pilots.

Again why no arrest?

Anonymous said...

To the 3:46 blogger:

Great logical analysis. Try this syllogism.

1. Socrates was a man
2. Socrates was gay
Therefore: 3. All men are gay, or all men are Socrates.

Understanding that not all parts of this world learn information in precisely the same way is not some hidden form of racism. It seems like 'truth' to me.

I barely know Abe, but he did not write about Blacks being drug users or that Latinos do not relate to the U.S. You did. All of your own hates seemed to have emerged in trying to discredit him.

Anonymous said...

Look, I've posted several posts critical of Abe before; I'll never be mistaken as a personal friend. That said, the allegations about his supposedly racist comments are just plain stupid. I can't imagine anyone who's ever tried a case having trouble understanding his point.

He is not the most agreeable guy in the world, but the man has served this community honestly and faithfully for decades, is a great trial lawyer and does the right thing even when it may hurt his career (look up the 3rd DCA opinion in Echevarria if you doubt that). He deserves our respect. If you can't give him that because he offended your puny little ego, at least hammer him for something real, not this bullshit.

Anonymous said...

Abe:

You are a true gentleman and an asset to the legal community here in Miami.

Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

ok ass kissers. I'll say it Abe is
a great guy and would never intentionally offend anyone. That may be correct, but sometimes things we have heard and seen over the years get ingrained into our
minds as truth when they are simply
not.

I know what his point was, but that does not mean he is immune from exhibiting his own institutionalized bigotries.

And if this had anything to do with my ego, would I really be posting this stuff anonymously.
Get a clue before you speak.

Anonymous said...

8:32. LOL. You're too funny. How can it be ass kissing if it's done anonymously? LOL.

Obviously, he offended you. That's fine. You can hate him for that if you want. But, to call him a racist because of this nonsense is ridiculous.

How many trials have you had? One? How can you not understand his point. You must be a rook.

Anonymous said...

JB Cohen was an awful prosecutor and is now an awful judge. She is so in love with herself...huge ego. She walks into court and just looks around to make sure everyone is watching her.

Anonymous said...

Batman says:

Abe Laeser is no advertisement for Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People. But he is as honest as the day is long and the consumate prosecutor. No prejudice in him except for incompetence in his co-workers or opposition. I know that if anything ever happened to anyone close to me, the only person I want handling the case is Abe. Don't have to like him to respect and admire him.