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Monday, April 25, 2011

A VERY WORTHY CAUSE

With the news that Boot Camp has closed for lack of funding, and with the Governor actively trying to shut down the State (Governor Scott's Motto: "Florida: We're closed. Please check back shortly." *) comes this email from Judge Deborah White-Labora:

Dear Rump,

A few months ago I was siting in on a Friends of Drug Court board meeting. We were discussing whether we would be able to continue our long tradition of serving lunch at graduations given the budget situation.

Phill Reizenstein suggested that members of the defense bar might be interested in sponsoring the luncheon. Well a message went out over the list serve and our colleagues immediately stepped in to help. This month our graduation luncheon is being sponsored by Maria and Ed Shohat and we are booked with sponsorships through the summer! (If I may I will keep you up to date on the sponsors each month.)

We have an amazing group of talented, caring lawyers at the REGJB!

Best regards,

DWL.

Rumpole says: Kudos to Judge White, Phil Reizenstein, Maria and Ed Shohat and the board of Friends of Drug Court. This program along with Court Care are the two programs at the REGJB that we care about the most.

If you missed it, over the weekend Dolphin's wide receiver Brandon Marshall was shut down again- this time by his wife. Marshall couldn't shake the coverage and she stabbed him, but thankfully he is ok.

Another Monday. Another parking nightmare? Let us know.

Violence begets violence, and stupidity begets....well, you fill in the rest after reading that the Florida Legislature is rolling back Florida's Bright Futures scholarship program. The Herald article is here.

Fire Station dedicated to Hero Firefighter: Robert "Casey" Lamme is being honored for his heroism when thirty years ago he was killed when he stopped, while off duty, to rescue a woman in a burning car on the Palmetto.



8 comments:

Anonymous said...
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Rumpole said...

I fixed the spelling error. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

How about creating a Friends of Boot Camp?

Anonymous said...

You're welcome.

Kissimmee Kid said...

Truth in advertising would require the Bright Futures program. The future in Florida ain't bright.



Republicans feed us all this propaganda about how hard work will be rewarded and they are colour blind. Here is a colour-blind program which gives high-performing students college aid at public schools. Republican Governor, Republican Legislature; program cut.

Anonymous said...

yep, same parking nightmare this morning. Especially after a 3-day weekend, everyone should know to get there earlier than usual. I got to the parking lot at 7:45, got coffee, shot the breeze at au bon pain for a while, went back to get my files at 9:15 and got followed by so many police vehicles that I thought I was smoking a joint and waiving a gun at the same time!!!!!. fml.

Anonymous said...

Well, where should they get the money from?

Anonymous said...

How about every judge not sending every young defendant to be tested (physical & mental) & wasting funds even before defendants indicate they want to take Boot camp? How about defendants paying the complete probation fee and waiving it all the time or reducing it to $1-$5 bucks? Or should law-abiding citizens just be the ones that pay all the time? If I have to keep paying then let it be on more prisons!