WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL RICHARD E GERSTEIN JUSTICE BUILDING BLOG. THIS BLOG IS DEDICATED TO JUSTICE BUILDING RUMOR, HUMOR, AND A DISCUSSION ABOUT AND BETWEEN THE JUDGES, LAWYERS AND THE DEDICATED SUPPORT STAFF, CLERKS, COURT REPORTERS, AND CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS WHO LABOR IN THE WORLD OF MIAMI'S CRIMINAL JUSTICE. POST YOUR COMMENTS, OR SEND RUMPOLE A PRIVATE EMAIL AT HOWARDROARK21@GMAIL.COM

Friday, September 17, 2010

A TALE OF THREE JUDGES



Our tale of Three Judges starts with Judge Diane Ward, who takes over from Judge Peter Lopez in ROC court. She wanted it and she got it. But we have to question why in the world a judge would want the mind numbing assignment of handling hundreds of robbery and strong arm robbery cases with more minimum mandatories than you can throw a Florida Legislator at, as these cases tend to dominate the ROC court docket.

We move on to everyone's favourite Judge Court Judge AND Crime Fighter; Judge Deborah White- Labora, who was one of many who received a City Proclamation for their activities of 11 August of this year. For those of you who missed it, the Judge was thick in the middle of chasing a would be camera thief who stole a camera from a Herald reporter who was taking pictures of a Taco Truck that the Judge and her family were patronizing. (BTW- we've looked for this famous Taco truck, and haven't been able to find it. Can someone tell us location, hours and whether the guacamole is any good?)

The NBC news video and story of the Proclamation is here.



And we end up with Judge Wesely E. Brown, USDC, Kansas. He is one of four remaining Judges appointed by President Kennedy. He fought in WWII, and he has served long enough to see his former clerk become a United States District Court Judge AND take senior status. At 103, he is the second oldest person ever to serve on the Federal Bench, and as this NY Times article makes clear, he is an inspiration to us all.

The Blog will be down for spiritual maintenance Saturday. Those of you who eagerly wake up and turn on the computer for the "Good Saturday Morning...here's the news you need for the weekend" will just have to wait a week. We will post our Sunday Football picks Saturday night, along with the suicide pool picks.

For those of you fasting, have an easy one.

See you in court.


14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Judge Ward is a disgusting human being. Mean spirited and plain nasty.

Anonymous said...

I think Diane is older than that dude in Kentucky. Or kansas. (Like it matters.)

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Anonymous said...

"here's the news you need for thw weekend"

No need to post but did you mean THE
rather than thw

Anonymous said...

Judge Ward will kick butt as a ROC judge. She doesn't put up with crap from the state or defense. She knows the difference between a real criminal and a social nuisance. Congrats Judge Ward!

Rumpole said...

No, I actually meant THW. I don't make mistakes.

fake directory said...

Fake blecher will WIN the suicide pool/ He's a professional bettor. He lives in Vegas.

former county ct pd said...

Speaking of Fakes, is it true that Colby is leasing oil wells in Chechnya?

Anonymous said...

Ward will be much better for defendants than Lopez. The State better get ready to be held to their word when announcing ready.
With Lopez if State wasn't ready it was automatic continuance. With Ward it ain't gonna be like that.

Anonymous said...

I think you were joking about the mistakes part Rump, you've made plenty. Usually which you dismiss with a nobody's perfect.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone really care what happens when a guy gets convicted in ROC court.... with all kinds of priors?

Who cares what judge maxes them out?

Anonymous said...

What does ROC stand for?

Anonymous said...

Judge Ward is bright, fair, and doesn't tolerate nonsense. At least now we will not have enthusisastic Latin judges maxing out a flow of Blacks, some of whom deserve it, but many of whom do not. But, who cares, they got there by a bunch of convenient pleas, many based on lying cops, but that doesn't matter. After all, if we didn't have Blacks to prey upon, the entire economic model would fail, all the way up to North Florida shit-kickers who would have no work.

Anonymous said...

ROC = Repeat Offender Court.

LennyJ1952 said...

Ah, to look at all this stuff from a far remove!