Sunday, June 28, 2009


UPDATE: David Ranck resigns:

(I had to remove the original email addresses because the links mess up the blog. It was from David Ranck to Fernandle, et al.
----Original Message-----

Sent: Sun, Jun 28, 2009 1:51 pm
Subject: Resignation

Effective immediately, I resign my position as Assistant State Attorney. I know that we will always be in each other's thoughts and I look forward to our future dealings.

To the "pit" prosecutors with whom I worked and those I supervised there is a special bond that I will always have with you. If there is ever anything that I can do for any of you please reach out to me.

David Ranck \

Rumpole says: Welcome to the Dark Side of the force. It's very seductive over here. Porsches, fancy watches, sexy women, penthouse condos...
well at least that's the way I imagined it when I started out.

Two more submissions on David Ranck's blog.

This one is his latest response to the Stevenson Charles and Passion Carr murder prosecution.
It appears Stevenson Charles is serving 20 years with the Feds for gun issues which we are not certain are related to this case.

The blog post is an etymological analysis and linguistic disassembly of the responses by various police offices to the issues in this case as quoted in the Ovalle-Herald piece.

Passion Carr is-according to the clerk's office- being represented by Gordon Murray and the case is before Judge Marissa Tinkler-Mendez.

This one appears to be the close out memo in the Leonardo Barquin police shooting.

If you don't want to wade through 52 pages of ontological onanistic legal analysis, (the link is for our robed readers who might need a bit of help with their vocabulary- and this is an especially good word to describe much of their participation in the legal process by the way) the startling conclusion is this: there is not enough evidence to show the officer legally and justifiably shot Mr. Barquin and there is not enough evidence to prosecute him. Ta da!

We now enter the week before, and week of 4th of July, where it is way too hot to want to work, and judge's thoughts turn to those vacation homes in the Carolinas thoughtfully offered to them by lawyers who would never ever think of influencing their decisions. Right?

Anyway, if history is a guide much posturing ("you want to go to trial? Because I have nothing to do. I'll go to trial, so don't push me.") and little work will accomplished the next two weeks.


Is it possible that there is some vast conspiracy between some all powerful "dry-cleaners political lobby" and the absolute refusal of any of the chief judges to modify the dress code for summer? If the Herald hadn't canned Nesmith, we know she would get right on this. Dark and powerful lobbyists never scared her.

See you in court.


Alpha 44 -cleaners division said...

You don"t want to go there my friend. When all seemed lost, the dry cleaners of Cuba banded together with a small band of patriots in Miami and for the last 40 years, aided by our friends at Langley, we have fought "the silent war".

"We aim to "clean' Cuba of Casto" and we will stop at nothing less.

So I wouldn't dig too deeply into the powers of dry cleaners in this town Mi Amigo.

Just a friendly warning.

Anonymous said...

HELP!!!! I tried to write an expose of dry cleaners in Miami and then thyps ...beat me......and

Anonymous said...

County Court Judge Jose Fernandez:
Some of our brethren of the defense bar have expressed disappointment with Judge Jose Fernandez. His growing penchant to favor the State has amazed many of those who knew him when, and drawn shrugs from the cynical, who say oh well he thinks he is untouchable. Who is he listening to? What say you? Care to share your experiences with Judge Joe?

Anonymous said...

I have heard the same complaint's from prosecutors this year. He thinks he can make his own rules.

old guy said...

Enough of Ranck.
Can you stop mentioning him so maybe Rundle can forget that she has to fire him?

Cut him some slack. He has enough troubles.

Anonymous said...

how long does it usually take to have blood work performed on a DUI involving serious personal injury case?

Anonymous said...

Blame those who called Judge Fernandez "JOA Joe" when he was doing the right thing in jail division. He was following the law and granting JOA's when the law and the evidence so required, but the smart asses in this blog started to give him an undeserved pro-defense reputation, which he had to counteract by becoming pro-state in order to neutralize it. Otherwise, he couldn't win re-election with a "JOA Joe" reputation.

Anonymous said...

Fernandez is great. I guess once a Judge stands up to the Defense Bar and doesn't play the games the Defense Bar plays, the complaints come out.

If 11:26 has such an issue, he/she should remove the cloak of anonymity.

Anonymous said...

I have been before Judge Fernandez at least 10 times in the last couple of months. I did not see any bias to the State or to the defense. He seems always to have good judicial decorum despite some frustrations when things move forward at glacier speed because one or more of the players is not ready to play.

Anonymous said...

Does Rumpy have supernatural powers of prognostication or maybe he's back from the future and whips around time in his Time Machine? How else can he explain his posting of Ranck's 1:51pm resignation at 8:23am the same day!

South Florida Lawyers said...

One word, Rump:


word of the days guys-rumor ed. said...

Hot rumor of the day:
1) WIOD fired Neil Rogers. They need a controversial morning host at a chea(er) price.

2) Controversial former Prosecutor David Ranck needs a job.

Like the meeting of peanut butter and chocolate!!!

Anonymous said...

Once again SAO looses a great trial lawyer

CAPTAIN said...



Supreme Court reverses Sotomayor in 5-4 decision.

The Supreme Court ruled Monday that white firefighters in New Haven, Conn., were unfairly denied promotions because of their race, reversing a decision that high court nominee Sonia Sotomayor endorsed as an appeals court judge.

New Haven was wrong to scrap a promotion exam because no African-Americans and only two Hispanic firefighters were likely to be made lieutenants or captains based on the results, the court said Monday.

Cap Out .....

CAPTAIN said...


BREAKING NEWS ...(number two) ...


Bernard Madoff has been sentenced to the maximum 150 years in prison for his multibillion-dollar fraud scheme.

I guess that plea for 12 years from the defense attorney, (he asked for one year less than his client's life expectancy), fell on deaf ears.

Cap Out .....

Anonymous said...

Rump, are you writing the blog at If you are, it is fascinating and different.

Anonymous said...

Rump, are you the author of the blog
It is something that only your erudition could come up with (and it makes you think). Good work.

Anonymous said...

I thought about a month ago, David Ranck reported to the blog that he was fired by the SAO based upon his battery arrest. Now he reports that he has resigned from the SAO effective immediately. Which is it?

Anonymous said...

I guess Judge Joe Fernandez will be put to rest as this blog did with Judge Ivan Hernandez.

Scary. Sorry Joe, I mean JOA Fernandez.