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Monday, November 23, 2009

A DOG OF A CASE

The Priors: Three counts of aggravated battery within two years.

The Crime: one count of aggravated battery (biting).

Venue: West Palm Beach.

The Sentence: House arrest indefinitely. Banned from public places like parks and beaches. If he goes out, he must wear a muzzle.

A muzzle?

The Accused: Described as Yellow in color, short haired fur, Labrador retriever named "Leo". Said to be owned by none other than Broadway Joe Namath.

Yes, in an article in the Palm Beach Post and carried by the Herald (the title links to the post) Joe Namath's dog has been convicted in West Palm Beach doggie court and sentenced to home confinement.

No word on whether new Palm Beach Circuit Judge (and former Dade Prosecutor) Judge John Kastrenakes had anything to do with the case.

5 comments:

no fan of shumie said...

This blog is at it's best keeping its nose down on shumie, shumie time, the Q, the fakes and all the rest.

Shumie himself? Fey as my grandmother would say. But shumie time? Hey, I'm all for taking off work early. I just don't know how such a good ideal got mixed up with such a guy. He's not the worst, but not the best.
Fey.

Governor's Race said...

The Governors race is attracting more candidates this year. Why?

http://www.examiner.com/x-30685-Miami-Liberal-Examiner~y2009m11d23-As-Governors-race-field-widens-Floridians-increasingly-seek-populism-from-their-officials

CAPTAIN said...

THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

From the Jose Quinon school of Matrimony ......

The driver has a bottle of Jack Daniel's in his red Jeep. He smashes into a car, killing a 24-year-old pregnant woman. A prosecutor steps in, ready to send the driver — an Army captain — to prison. The prosecutor is Louis Birdsong, also an Army captain. At this point, in April 2001, he does not know this case will change his own life. In between the two trials - one civil and one military - Birdsong develops a friendly relationship with the driver's recently divorced ex-wife. Three years after the trials, he marries her. The driver, now incarcerated at the Cross City Correctional Institution, was stunned when he learned this year that his ex-wife and his prosecutor had married each other. He said he now thinks Birdsong pushed to have him prosecuted twice in this case, which more than doubled his prison time, so that the couple could be together in peace. He has filed a Bar complaint against the prosecutor and tried to get the military to launch an investigation.

http://www.tampabay.com/news/
courts/criminal/army-jag-prosecutor-marries-ex-wife-
of-macdill-captain-he-puts-in-prison/1053667

Cap Out .....

Jason M. Wandner said...

Rump, the law in Palm Beach County in relation to dangerous dogs is actually less oppressive than in Broward County. Our friends just north of the border have a new ordinance that mandates euthanasia of any dog which kills another domestic animal, including other dogs or even cats, even where there are no prior instances of aggression. It is a terrible law that is in the process of being challenged on constitutional grounds given that it directly contradicts Florida law on the same subject. Although our challenge (now in the Fourth DCA) will not effect Broadway Joe's situation, scores of dogs' lives are on the line. I will keep you posted.

Grey Tesh said...

Rump,
Kastrenakes ain't doin' doggie court. He's in circuit criminal. I'm trying a murder case in there now with APD Dan Eisinger.
Grey