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Monday, August 29, 2011

DRUG COURT CHANGES

"Drug court gets under your skin..." And with those words Judge Deborah White-Labora sent out an email last week announcing that come the first of the year she will return to the domestic violence division and leave as the third judge to run the nation's first drug court.

How blessed we have been in Dade County to have Judges Stanley Goldstein, Jeffrey Rosinek, and then Deborah White-Labora run our drug court. Stan Goldstein- former motorcycle cop- the original cop on the beat with a heart- helped found drug court and address a national epidemic. Judge Rosinek brought his unique brand of tough love to the job, and then Judge White-Labora sat during what must have been an explosion in pain killer addictions. Judge White-Labora is also justifiably proud of the new "Veteran Track" in drug court for members of our armed services who present with their own unique problems. Each judge had their ownstyle and each judge fulfilled the unofficial slogan of the court: "drug court works."

A hearty "well done, well done indeed" to Judge White-Labora. We're sure there will be a great send off party in November/December, and we'll post the details when we learn of them.

Breaking news: sit down- this is a stunner: The conditions in the Dade County Jail are unconstitutional!! The Herald shocker is here. Next up: the Herald is running down a tip that it's awfully muggy in Miami in August. Stay tuned.

SUICIDE POOL: Check out Saturday's post and sign up with an email to FBpool12 at gmail dot com.

BLOG SPY CAM:
Two heavy hitters laugh it up in court last week. And catch veteran CO Ben Moreno chuckling in the back ground.

Could this have been the joke?
Ted: How many judges does it take to change a light bulb?
Alex: What do I care how many f*(&^! &%'ing Judges it takes? Ready for trial!

Have a great Monday.

See you in court.


10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I remember whem Goldstein did traffic in NMB before N Dade opened. He said that you needed a picture to prove the cop was wrong giving you a ticket. He was a cop on the bench. Then he went to Drug Court and BLOSSOMED. He became a real 'Mensch on the Bench'. and a model for All Judges.
DS
triavia :Who used the Slogan a Mensch for the Bench. Who did he beat. Hint it was 1978....

Anonymous said...

Is it me or does Michelle Bachmann's pic in the Mon Herald look like a Nazi salute?
DS

Rumpole said...

Not only do I know the answer to the trivia question, but I used the same one a few years ago. But for those of you who are stuck, you could always ask one of the guys in the picture for a hint.

mikal said...

RE: Bachmann's photo in today's Herald - it looks nothing like a Nazi salute.

Now for something really important - attorney filing frivolous lawsuits and the courts not having the guts to punish the plaintiffs' attorneys:

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/nationworld/chi-bad-mothering-lawsuit-dismissed-20110828,0,7371093.story

"American Minority" said...

Ted Mastos and Al Michaels in the spy cam eh.

Anonymous said...

The answer is one. But don' t wait around for a Friday afternoon to find out.

Anonymous said...

Great to see a picture of Alex and Ted!!! They look the same as always...Evelio...in Tampa

Anonymous said...

looks like Mr federal Blogger Markus got quite the beatdown in 11th circuit yesterday. sorry Dr Shaygan no six hundred grand for you

Anonymous said...

Milton Hirsch for drug court?

Anonymous said...

MIKAL.....one of the reasons the civil and criminal systems are such a mess is that most judges refuse to hold attorneys (and others) accountable for blatant misconduct. Frankly, it's disgusting. That suit is the tip of the iceberg.

BTDT