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Sunday, June 03, 2007

JQC ROCK III

The Further Adventures of JQC Rock, JI.

Chapter Three: Shuminer takes a Powder.

Sometimes in my job you get used to the pain and violence. Take for instance that bell ringing in my head. It doesn’t help when a perp smacks you over the head with a two by four- or in my case, drinking too much Tequilla with that new JA (judicial assistant) at Tobacco Road. In either event, I woke up alone, and the bell was the phone. It was Sunday around noon and the Kid was on the other line.

“Kid, I told ya not to call me before noon.”

“It’s 3pm, Rock.”

“Ouch. OK, whattya got?”

“Maybe a break in the Hanzman case.”

I sat up in bed. Perhaps a little too quickly, as the room began to spin. So I slouched down, put the phone by my ear, and waited for the news.

“We lost a suspect. Shuminer dropped out of the race.” The Kid started yaking faster than my ears could keep up. Something about TV and Spain and Unicorn visions.

My head was swimming. I hadn’t expected this. In my line of work you try and expect the unexpected, but sometimes events pass you by.

“Kid, slow down willya. Come by my place. And bring coffee. Wait…bring two coffees for me, black, sugar, and whatever you want. And bring the Herald.”

I showered and looked at some dry toast, but my stomach couldn’t take it. I was sore. That JA had a few years and some new moves on me. But it was a good sore, if you know what I mean.

The Kid showed up with the Herald. And like a puppy wanting to go out, he sat there barely able to keep quiet while I sipped the coffee and read the article.

I was done and the Kid couldn’t take it any longer. He launched into a stream of consciousness about losing a suspect and having to start all over on the case.

I help up my hand for him to be quiet. For show, I shaked a few Excedrin out of a bottle and crunched them between my teeth, before swilling the whole thing down with the last of my second coffee.

“I don’t buy it Kid. I don’t buy it for one moment. Hanzman goes down and Shuminer takes a flyer on TV? It don’t ring true.”

“What are we going to do Rock.”

For once I was stymied. In this business you learn that there are twists and turns before you solve the case.


“This Shuminer thing is like Mastos all over again. Everyone thought Mastos did himself in, but I found the guy who stuck the knife in.”

The Kid nodded. “We studied that case in school. You were the only one who figured out Mastos didn’t do himself in.”

“Right. And I don’t like this Shuminer gal taking a powder on her own.”

“You mean she was forced out?”

“Could be kid. Only time will tell.”

“So what do we do now?”

“Wait. Time is our friend. Our true enemy has yet to reveal himself.”

“Godfather three, right Rock?”

“Something like that Kid. We wait until the Governor makes his pick, then we do a little more snooping around the edges, shake a few snitches down, and with a few breaks we can catch the guy who did this to Hanzman.”

“Guy?” the kid said.

“Guy or gal Kid. Either way, I’ll get em. “

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

Shumie and Heller running the blog

Cristina gets a TV job and Shumie takes a jog

Now Petey's running the blog by himself

while Shumie can afford cigars off the top shelf!!!!

Anonymous said...

Rumpy, this JQC Rock stuff is gold I tell ya, Gold. I love it. Who took out Hanzman....was Shuminer forced out? Who will the governor choose? I can't wait for the surprise ending.

Anonymous said...

Here's my favorite shumie song:

shumie shumie coco puffs
shumie shumie shumie

Anonymous said...

hmmm...Rumpole out of town
Jonathan Blecher out of town

just wonderin...

Anonymous said...

Blecher is NOT smart enough to be Rumpole.

Anonymous said...

Rumpole is Richard Hersch (sp?) ! He used to write stuff like this for the Defender, FACDL magazine

Rumpole said...

Ahh...the ol Richard Hersch canard?
(if you look up canard, it is quite applicable to Sr Hersch, as it has meanings in aviation as well as meaning a false story).

I for one prefer the "Rumpole is Reizenstein, Shuminer, Lurvey, Lyons and Fingerhut cabal." Of course the Sneaky Pete references lately are a bit amusing. Sorry dear readers, but you have not yet begun to scratch the surface.

HR.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone ever noticed that the email address "Howardroark" and Rumpole's full name "Horace Rumpole" have the same initials "HR"? Could that be a clue?

Rumpole said...

Now you're thinking outside the box.

ROSEN IS RUMPOLE said...

ROSEN IS RUMPOLE!!!! I KNEW IT.

HOWARD ROSEN IS RUMPOLE





(C) Rosen Is Rumpole, all rights reserved. 2006-2007.

Anonymous said...

Reading these fictional posts by Rumpole makes me feel sorry for him. He obviously had some calling other than to be a lawyer and is now relegated to answering the call on the pages of this blog. It's a bit sad and pathetic. And really, they're not that good.

Rumpole said...

Fear not 3:16 dear reader!!!!
We are doing what we want and what we like, and without any modesty, and not withstanding your opinion, we do it quite well. Of course our 700 or so readers a day are free to leave and read your superb blog. Just post the link, and perhaps I will lose my readers.

I will accept without protest your excuse from running across the pages of this drivel. You have never read the blog, you would not watse your time on a bright sunny Sunday with reading the blog, you were merely checking on your multi-million dollar stock account when by mistake, instead of typing in "Charles Schwarb" you typed "justicebuilding blog".
Happens all the time. Don't worry.

Of course truth be known, we have always wanted to be Rick in Casablanca. Running a Casino, drinking too much, and in the end, doing the right thing.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone read David Markus' blog dated 5/31 under the "comments" section?

Anonymous said...

Ilove the Shumie Shumie coco puffs song. My kids sing it all the time even though they don't know what it means. Sort of like Sarduy.

Fredo Blecher said...

Whadda ya mean I'm not smart. I'm smart. I can handle things. Not like people think. I'm smart.

Anonymous said...

The whole Sarduy thing died down. That's what happens with fads. They come and go. Personally, I like the Sarduy thing. I was going to name my boat Sarduy Seas.

Sarduy 4 Circuit said...

Sarduy for Circuit Court?? Now is the time for Sarduy to put his name in for the Shumie slot. Strike while the Sarduy iron it hot!!!

Anonymous said...

Couldn't let me get the last word, huh Rump? that's twice in a month.

Anonymous said...

I have always thought Rick should have taken Ilas, gone to the USA. D-day stopped the Germans not Victor Laszlo. Follow your heart. Rumple, write a book or run for Judge.

Rumpole said...

6:10??? please explain. You are always entitled to the last word.

7:39...Rick wouldn't be Rick if he sold out like that. As for me, writing is a definte possibility. But I have more cases to try, more Judges to make angry, more prosecutors to annoy. Its a long road that does not have any turns in it.

Anonymous said...

If everbody had a Shumie
Across the USA
Then everybody'd be Shumieing
Like Miami-ia
You'd see him yelling at clients
and Illiana too
A bushy blonde hairdo
Shumie USA

Anonymous said...

Nah...nice try...but I like the coco puffs song better.

Rumpole said...

4:56 Yes I have. I have received said document as well, although it was emailed to me and I choose not to comment. This blog will not become a sounding board for Mr. Thompson or anyone's personal fight against the bar or any other personal cause. That being said, to the extent the documents reflect on the REGJB they can go up.

Anonymous said...

rumpole of the bailey is definitely abe of the bailey

I on Q said...

Enough with the Shumie stuff. Enough with the Sarduy stuff.
We all know the comments section is and should be about the Q.

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Q is the word that you heard
It's got groove it's got meaning
Q is the time, is the place is the motion
Q is the way we are feeling



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Chris said...

Alan, first you and Cris leave me

Now the Sopranos are ending.

Bobby's dead
Silvio's in the hospital

they're after Tony...

I'm scared.

TIVO Guy said...

Chris, you suck. On behalf of TIVO using Sopranos fans, I beseech you Rumps, moderate away all comments that reveal Soprano plot twists.

Anonymous said...

Upsatirs at Tobacco Road @ 5:30 today-free drinks-fida.

Anonymous said...

What happened to the adventures of Captain Pro Se. Its been two whole days and no CPS to get me going in the morning.

I bet the men in the white jackets took him away?

Anonymous said...

What is this case about?

JOHN B. THOMPSON,

Plaintiff,

v. Case No. 07-21256 (Judge Adalberto Jordan)

THE FLORIDA BAR and
DAVA J. TUNIS,

Defendants.


Why is the bar being sued and a sitting Judge? Is this guy pro-se or not?

Just curious.

Daedalus said...

now that shuminer is out, why isnt JI Rock looking hard at emas, bailey or sanchez?

just one word of caution rump/rock:

in Greek mythology, icarus flew too close to the sun....

you should think long and hard about snooping around.

Anonymous said...

Hector (The Godfather) Lombana and Former Judge Christina (Little Chris) Schuminer meeting this weekend:

Godfather Hector: How could you do this to me you ungrateful (expletive deleted)? Do you have any idea the favors I had to call in for you? Then you up and throw it back in my face.

Little Chris: Oh Godfather, please don't be angry with me. I will be even more important than I was. I'll be the talk of all of Latin America. I'll be bigger than Marilyn. Everybody will love me. It was an offer I could not refuse. Look at all the shopping I can do and write it off.

Godfather Hector: Yeah then what about me? You're getting to big for your little britches. But then again you don't need the schmuck anymore.

Okay, go with my blessing. Besides this Governor doesn't show me the love the last one did. I may have to lay low for a while. You know where to find me if you need me. Just remember you still owe me.

Little Chris: I will remember, Godfather. I know if it was not for you and the "The Boys" I would not have all I do.

Godfather Hector: I will find a new protogee. Maybe that Sarduy guy. Oh well, want to go get a Big Mac?

Little Chris: Sure Godfather, I'll buy the fries.

Anonymous said...

I don't know who is writing this "Godfather and Little Chris" stuff, but it's great. Now that she is leaving I guess it will end. Too bad.

Anonymous said...

I don't know about all these songs ABOUT Shumie, but here is one song I am sure Shumie is singing to his wife:

"And when you smile for the camera
You know I love you better..."

Anonymous said...

TV in Spanish is really bad and Judge Shuminer having a television show will make it even worse. Did they not notice she has the personality of a mortician? She is cute, but dry and too anal to be on television. Her show will not be on for over 2 seasons. Mark my words.

As a matter of fact, can we do a poll to see how long she will be on the air? I think we have a better chance for Hector to popped than for Shuminer to stay on.

Anonymous said...

Rock, I think you got confused. What you meant to say is that it was Mastos drinking with the JA and that you had found his own fingerprints on the handle of the knife sticking out of his back.