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Tuesday, February 05, 2008

FIRST IN THE DCA LAST IN DECORUM

UPDATED: THE LINK TO THE ARTICLE IN THE ST PETE TIMES WORKS.

Several alert readers have alerted us to the ARTICLE
in the St. Pete Times about the goings on in the First DCA.

Judges filing complaints against each other.
Judges getting concealed weapons permits.
Judges stealing the girlfriends of other court employees.
Judges improperly sitting on cases they should be recused from.
Judges going nuts and screaming and cursing at each other.


All in a days work at the First DCA.

No current truth to the rumor the Judges from Broward have been recruited to give classes to the First DCA on how to act as responsible Judges.


Judge Aleman guilty as charged on one of two counts and faces a public reprimand. The Herald article is
HERE

No truth to the rumor that the Supreme Court, in a nod to Judge Aleman's philosophy on sentencing, will go above the recommended sentence, and remove her from the bench.


See You In Court on the day after super Tuesday.

38 comments:

Fake Vince McMahon said...

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Bill Barzee vs. Carlos Martinez in a special "Public Defender Challenge Match"

The Masked Rumpole vs. Darren McGillis

Judge Dale Ross vs. Judge Country Joe Farina in a Dade-Broward Grudge Match

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Rumpole said...
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fake myron cope said...

Lets not get too crazy with this Giants/Pats stuff.

Google "60 prevent slot hook and go" to see the greatest dynasty win their 4th SB in 6 years.

Or just watch this as the hand of the almighty slew the evil raiders and the greatest play in the history of the NFL that started it all:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07zsdF0ysP0

60 prevent slot hook and go said...

The play that projected the Steelers into their fourth world championship had been practiced eight times during Super Bowl week, Stallworth disclosed -- and it hadn't worked once.

"It's hard to have confidence in a play that never works," said Stallworth. "But I think it didn't work because the field was soggy. Terry Bradshaw was throwing the ball long and I couldn't get to it."

The play, known to the Steelers as "60 prevent, slot, hook and go," occurred at 2:56 of the fourth quarter, after the score had already changed hands five times. Los Angeles held a 19-17 lead.

On third and eight at his 27-yard line, Stallworth -- the slot man -- took two defenders 15 yards downfield, hooked and then went deep, pulling in a perfectly thrown Bradshaw pass 39 yards from the line of scrimmage. He then raced the remaining 34 yards unmolested.

"Usually, on that play," Bradshaw noted, "the receiver hooks and slides. And that's the way the Rams defensed it."

Los Angeles strong safety Eddie Brown confessed: "I blew it. I thought we had five defensive backs on the field instead of six. I should have gone to the inside, but I took the outside receiver instead."

The help that cornerback Rod Perry expected never arrived.

"Bradshaw put just enough arc on the ball to get it over my hands," noted Perry, who yielded five inches to Stallworth.

Bradshaw called the same play later in the game and Stallworth picked up 45 yards, setting up the final Pittsburgh touchdown.

"I felt all along I could deliver the big play," reported Stallworth, gifted with 4.5 speed in the 40-yard dash. "I feel that I can go deep on anybody in the NFL. We tried to beat them with the bomb and go deep on the fly pattern because they were double covering short and deep."

Anonymous said...

There is nothing wrong with judges (or anyone else who meets the requirements of Chapter 790 F.S.) getting concealed weapon permits.

Rumpole said...

Apparently there is something that at least concered the security officials for the court when the chief judge got a gun permit.

CAPTAIN said...

for those that missed it

THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

ELECTION UPDATE .....

It's official. We have our second contested race involving an incumbent judge.

In Group 55, incumbent Jeri Beth Cohen is being challenged by attorney Abbie Cuellar.

Ms. Cuellar has been a member of The Florida Bar for the past 11 years. She is a solo practitioner with an office in Miami. She specializes in children and family law and has been a Guardian Ad Litem Staff Attorney.

Judge Cohen joins Group 51 incumbent Douglas Chumbley as the only other incumbent that has drawn opposition. Chumbley is being challenged by attorney Marcia Caballero.

Judge Cohen was elected without opposition in 1996 and again in 2002.

This means that it will be a long, hot summer for Judge Cohen as she trudges her way from one end of the County to the other in search of dollars and votes.

Qualifying ends on May 2, 2008 and the election is set for August 26, 2008. That's 116 days of campaigning.

Speaking of qualifying, it is T-minus exactly three months and our esteemed Judge Orlando Prescott remains as the only incumbent who has still not filed of the 47 seats up for election. Judge Prescott sits in Group 35.

CAPTAIN OUT .....

Anonymous said...

Go OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

the sptimes article link does not work rumpole

Anonymous said...

Hey Cap...........you really think your posts are so important that you need to put them under several headings?

Anonymous said...

Jack Thompson, Attorney wrote:
Look for a JQC proceeding regarding the following:

John B. Thompson, Attorney at Law
1172 S. Dixie Hwy., Suite 111
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
305-666-4366
amendmentone@comcast.net

February 6, 2008

Chief Judge Joseph Farina
Linda Kelly Kearson, General Counsel
Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida
Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center
175 NW First Avenue, 30th Floor
Miami, Florida 33128 Via Fax to 305-349-7168

Re: Judge Dava Tunis’ Forged Loyalty Oath

Dear Judge Farina and Ms. Kearson:

I am in appreciative receipt of Mr. Kearson’s January 29 letter transmitting Judge Tunis’ Loyalty Oath to me, mandated by Florida law.

Unfortunately, the Oath is a forgery. Please see the attached affidavit in that regard.

We must immediately have a hearing in this regard, given the fraud indicated by the attached. At the hearing we must also address the impropriety of having “Judge” Tunis preside as referee in my Bar matter, to which office you appointed her.

Please advise when we will have a hearing on all this. Please don’t disregard this serious matter, as you have in the past.

Regards, Jack Thompson

Copy: Florida Bar
“Judge” Tunis
Others

Attachment

Anonymous said...

Jack,

You're certifiable. Again, I implore you, get help, it really is not too late, but I am beginning to think that time is near.

Anonymous said...

Jack Thompson...Carbon footprint not worth his existence.

South Florida Lawyers said...

Now I am curious -- what could possibly be "fake" about the loyalty oath?

Anonymous said...

Is this guy Jack Thompson a certified nut?

Anonymous said...

Clinton or Obama are no match for McCain.

Clinton and Obama stand for socialized medicine, retreat and defeat in Iraq, a weaker America, higher taxes, and more government regulation in the business world.

With that pathetic platform, all of you libs better get used to another 4 years (at least) of principled Republican leadership.

Anonymous said...

Aleman got what was coming to her.

She is a real, real, real bad judge and a rotten human being.

fake keith olberman said...

McCain is a 70sh cancer survivor who spent almost 6 years in a hellish prisoner of war camp and his VP heir apparent is anti-evolutionist Mike Huckabee. So, if you vote for McCain, you are probably voting for a Huckabee presidency for a good portion of McCain's term. Between them, they offer the certainty of more war in Iraq and probably Iran, a total ignorance of economic principles (McCain admitted this already), an anti-science, pro-evangelical agenda (Huckabee stated that the "word of God" should supplant the U.S. Constitution), and a short-tempered, short-attention span approach to American government, not much different than that that we have had to suffer during the last 8 years. Even Conservative Replubican blowhards like Coulter, Limbaugh, and the unxious Sean Hannity are opposed to this Republican "Dream Ticket." If Obama and Clinton are "no match" for these losers, then this country is even more trouble than I thought.

Fake JFK said...

Time for Obama to step aside.

Anonymous said...

What is it with the Republican Party that they love old candidates(Reagan, Bush I, Dole and now McCain) and they love war mongers. McCain went to a military academey, is father and grandfather were career military, and he dropped BOMBS on people for a living. His imprisonment was just punishment for dropping bombs on and killing probably dozens if not hundreds of people. Why? because someone told him to or he liked flying fast jets. Do we need and does the world need an asshole like this. He will continue to have war with someone if elected and that means the poor who volunteer to serve in the military because they don't want to work at walmart, fast food, hotels or other jobs at the hundreds of towns that are parallel to the major interstate highway system. and these kids will come home in body bags. if we elect a democrat we can get out of iraq within the next 5 years, just like it took Nixon several years to get us out of Vietnam due to LBJ's buildup. This country needs to start thinking as American and not what party you are in. And of course all of this presupposes no more terrorist attacks on us. If that happens then it doesn't matter who is president because the pentagon will do what it wants.

Anonymous said...

Time for Clinton to step aside

Anonymous said...

John B. Thompson, Attorney at Law
1172 S. Dixie Hwy., Suite 111
Coral Gables, Florida 33146
305-666-4366
amendmentone@comcast.net

February 6, 2008

John Harkness
Executive Director
The Florida Bar
Tallahassee, Florida Via Fax

Re: No Loyalty Oaths by Bar Employees

Dear Mr. Harkness:

By virtue of The Bar’s and its employees’ total failure to comply with FSA 876.05 et sequitur pertaining to Loyalty Oaths, I hereby make written demand, as provided by the aforesaid statute, that all Bar employees be discharged. Note:

876.06 Discharge for refusal to execute.--If any person required by ss. 876.05-876.10 to take the oath herein provided for fails to execute the same, the governing authority under which such person is employed shall cause said person to be immediately discharged, and his or her name removed from the payroll, and such person shall not be permitted to receive any payment as an employee or as an officer where he or she was serving.

Also note that your failure to discharge these employees is a criminal act by you:

876.08 Penalty for not discharging.--Any governing authority or person, under whom any employee is serving or by whom employed who shall knowingly or carelessly permit any such employee to continue in employment after failing to comply with the provisions of ss. 876.05-876.10, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.

Please do your statutorily mandated duty by this Friday.

Regards, Jack Thompson

Copy: Bar General Counsel Paul Hill

Anonymous said...

laugh all you want at socialized medicine but the bottom line is every Canadian has free health care and millions of Americans can't afford to get sick.

The laugh is really on those guys, right?

Anonymous said...

Butchko and Bama! 2008! Let's go "BuBa!!!"

Anonymous said...

Clinton vs. Obama

Respecting the Role of Lawyers
Hillary Clinton believes that too often, the important work of trial attorneys is denigrated and turned into a partisan punching bag. She believes that standing up for people who deserve justice, standing up for those who have been wronged, and standing up for accountability and responsibility, is to be applauded and respected.

In December, when asked why he chose his particular career path, Senator Obama said he was
guided by a commitment to public service and to bringing about change. He concluded his remarks
by saying, “That’s why I didn’t become a trial lawyer.”

When Hillary Clinton tells voters that no one will be invisible in her America, that is an ideal that she shares with trial lawyers, who spend every day bringing attention to those who might otherwise be left behind.

Anonymous said...

Check this out...this guy did not like his attorney.
http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/crime/2008/02/06/dnt.man.slugs.lawyer.wlex

Anonymous said...

why the delays in posting, does it take the fbi that long to censor antiwar protesters.

Anonymous said...

Kevin Emas got slammed by the Fla. Sup. Ct. today.

There was credible evidence that the defendant did not know the undercover guy was a cop. Notwithstanding that, Kevin made sure the guy went to prison.



Read this:

Supreme Court of Florida.
Gary Lamar POLITE, Petitioner,
v.
STATE of Florida, Respondent.

No. SC06-1401.

Sept. 27, 2007.


Background: Defendant was convicted by jury in the Circuit Court, Miami-Dade County, Kevin Emas, J., of resisting an officer with violence. Defendant appealed. The District Court of Appeal, 933 So.2d 587, affirmed and certified conflict.

Holdings: The Supreme Court, Pariente, J., held that:
(1) knowledge of the officer's status is an essential element that is part of the state's burden of proof for offense of resisting an officer with violence, and
(2) trial court's error in failing to instruct jury that knowledge of the officer's status was an essential element of offense of resisting an officer with violence was not harmless; abrogating, O'Brien v. State, 771 So.2d 563.

Decision quashed; remanded with instructions.

Anonymous said...

Hey Thompson: since you post and read this cite hear this; there are some people that if you mess with they are getting what they deserve, i.e. judges who act like prosecutors. they are some who there is a divergence of opinion on but at least they are respected. then there are those who are above reproach. dava tunis is above reproach. leave or alone. or ?

Anonymous said...

Mr. Thompson:

I'm not a lawyer, so please help me out.

1. Judge Tunis took the Oath of Office. Doesn't that mean a hell of a lot more than the "Oath of Loyalty?"

2. Suppose fraud occurred. There's no allegation Tunis was involved. Since the Oath of Office supercedes the Oath of loyalty, where's the harm.

3. I presume the fraud you allege occurred when Judge Tunis first became a Judge. That was more than 7 years ago, correct?

4. In debate class, we always talked about motions. You demand action, but haven't moved for anything.

5. Who exactly is supposed to hold the hearing you seek "immediately." Mr. Kearson? The Chief Judge. The Chief Justice? Judge Tunis.

Hoping you get a life,

a fan.

Anonymous said...

WTF why has Tunis not disbarred this ahole already!

JT get a life or at least go hang out in the everglades at night.

Anonymous said...

Jack, you've finally figured it all out! "Judge" Tunis forged her own signature on the "loyalty oath". The conspiracy against you grows daily. Hint: check out the justices of the Supreme Court. I'll bet if you stay up all night once again, studying the lines, shapes, characters, ink, pencil, notary seals, dots above the i's, slants of the "t's", width of the tails on the y's, misspellings, smell/taste of the paper, etc., you will find that they all forged their loyalty oaths. And they did it TO GET YOU DISBARRED! Thank God, Jesus and Pat Robertson that you have finally figured it out. All the judges in the state need to be thrown out because--not only are they "disloyal"--they're criminally attempting to get you disbarred. Perhaps you can find out when/where they had their conspiratorial meetings. (I'll bet it was at a Bar meeting, and that Steve Chaykin convinced them-with Ben Kuhene's help-that the conspiracy was necessary to preserve the Bar's core values of promoting homosexual marriage and adoption). I just love your strategy for keeping your law license. It's absolutely brilliant. Good luck, and keep obsessing. You certainly have a "beautiful mind"......

Anonymous said...

was jack that douche bag in grade school who got his butt whipped and insteading of manning up and fighting back decides to sue the school board, principal, and the PTA?

Hang it up bro, its that time. The nice fellows from shady acres will be here soon.

the trialmaster said...

alert..alert....the TRIALMASTER will be in the building tomorrow!!!

Anonymous said...

JT we need your help here on the west coast in a lawsuit we filed against the Devil.

We have heard that you have plenty of free time on your hands and that you are a religious nut. A copy of the class action suit is at this link:

http://www.lectlaw.com/files/fun25.htm

Please confirm ASAP that you will help us sue the Devil.

Anonymous said...

I Jack Thompson, hereby sue and file the following complaint:

Now comes the Plaintiff, John Doe, on behalf of the class of people
referred to as the human race [hereinafter humans], praying for relief
from false advertising and intentional tortious acts of defendant and
his operatives, .

1. Plaintiff states that Defendant knowingly, willfully, and
maliciously disguised himself as a serpent on approximately February
sixth, 4003 B.C., and encountered one Eve, for whom no last name is
known.

2. Plaintiff furhters states that Defendant promised Eve and her male
companion, Adam, that if they performed a certain illegal act, they
would become gods.

3. Plaintiff further states that Defendant knew the statement in
paragraph 2 to be false, that they would not become gods, yet induced
them to commit the act of eating one apple from the so-called Tree of
Knowledge of Good and Evil, an act illegal in the municipality of Eden,
where they resided (Godslaws sec. 1, p. 232).

4. Plaintiff further states that the commission of the illegal act
caused a congenital defect that forced Eve, Adam, and all their
descendants, save for one Jesus Christ, to desire to commit, and to
commit, wanton tortious acts of cruelty, violence, and degradation, many
of which have been supported by Defendant.

5. Plaintiff further states that such acts mentioned in paragraph 4
violated any and all laws that have ever been in place, as well as some
that havent, and caused grievous injury to others.

6. Plaintiff further states that Defendant and his operatives continue
to this day to mastermind such illegal, malicious, and tortious acts, or
fraudulently induce others to commit them.

7. Plaintiff further states that said Jesus was forced to suffer a
horrible and excruciating death to pay for the acts mention in
paragraphs 4 and 6, to allow all who followed Him to regain that glory
upon their deaths.


WHEREFORE, Plaintiff prays that the Court grant relief from the injury
to Eve, Adam, and descendants, in the form of $10,000 for each
descendant, totalling approximately 80 trillion dollars.

Plaintiff further prays that the Court grant Plaintiff relief from all
harassment, destruction, and mischief that Defendant has committed, in
the amount of one trillion dollars in monetary damages, along with
punitive damages of 666 gazillion dollars for pain and suffering, for
injuries incurred as a result of Defendants actions.

Plaintiff further prays that the Court issue an injunction barring
Defendant, or Defendants operatives, from having any contact or
involvement with Plaintiff class. This includes any attempt that a
member of Plaintiff class may unwittingly attempt to make with Defendant
through any spiritual mechanism.

_________________
Signature of Attorney
Jack Thompson AKA "Nut Job"

Anonymous said...

how can I help sue the devil when I have 75,000 bar application signatures to compare.

fake Betty Butchko said...

I'm lovin' this!