UNCONFIRMED REPORTS ARE THAT THE DEFENDANT WAS CONVICTED OF POSSESSION. Thus depriving the prosecution of their pound of flesh, or in this case 25 pounds (years).
UPDATED WITH LINK TO THE CURRENT HERALD ARTICLE
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Another example of Justice Building Justice, as our intrepid Herald reporter Oh Susannah Nesmith, (back from an editing stint) reports on the trial of Joaquin Decantor for trafficking drugs.
The article is
The defense: his car broke down and before he walked home he grabbed his girlfriend’s prescription medicine to take home to her.
The penalty: A 25 year prison minimum mandatory.
If the defense facts are true- if this man was arrested and charged while having his girlfriend’s prescription on him as he walked home, the SAO and every member therein should hang their heads in shame. The prosecutor should resign, and Kathy Fernandle should be replaced. IF the facts are true.
To subject a human being in this scenario to a quarter century of prison on these set of facts bespeaks of a prosecutor’s office so out of control, so out of touch with reality, so afraid of their own shadow, so unable to do justice, that Janet Reno’s picture should be removed from their lobby. Because Ms. Reno would NEVER EVER allow a case like this to be filed, much less tried.
IF the facts are true.
Let's hope the PD trying the case will be getting one of those "VICTORY" emails from our intrepid FACDL Miami Chapter president Barry Wax.
See You In Court.
(careful readers will note I edited the last paragraph because I split an infinitive, which is a no-no.)