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Sunday, May 27, 2012

CELTICS IN SIX

Update: We put up one last post on DOM's blog before he returns. "Prosecutors Run Our System" (not our words, believe it or not). Check it out here. 
HEAT  vs CELTICS

Rumpole predicts: Celtics in six. 











URBAN WEEKEND PROCEEDING SMOOTHLY
According to the Herald and Ace Reporter David Ovalle, things on Miami Beach have gone fairly smoothly this weekend and the police have done a good job. Ovalle's report is here, including tenacious and in depth reporting on the "bikini-clad women" partying on south beach. No story is too difficult or disturbing for Mr. Ovalle.  He does what he needs to do to get the facts, bikinis notwithstanding. 

51 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think you are wrong but I give you a huge amount of credit for coming out early and boldly. If you you correct, it's adios Spoelstra. Odd thing is, he will never get a head coaching gig anywhere else. He will always be looked upon as Pat Riley's puppet, rightly or wrongly, a guy who took a hooker to bed every night but couldn't get laid.

Anonymous said...

Only one shooting and 93 arrests so far. Thank G I don't live on the beach

I expect a few more police shootings today. When will the city shut this embarrassing debauchery down? It's a nationwide black eye on our county.

Residents have to leave the beach for the weekend and the rest of us have to tell our families not to visit this weekend bc of the ass clowns who take over the beach and shoot each other. Pathetic. Move this awful festival to naranja or Harlem

Anonymous said...

"Based on the information provided, our Miami police officer is a hero and saved a life,'' he said.

Sergeant Altarr Williams, supervisor of Miami police's Homicide Unit, said a man doesn't have to be armed to be dangerous.

"There are other ways to injure people,'' Williams said. "Some people know martial arts, others are very strong and can kill you with their hands.''

Very heroic to shoot a nut job to death who was unarmed. A hero indeed. Try taking him bro, or kicking him in the nads. Awesome culture when the police call a cop a hero for shooting an unarmed man. Personally, I'd be embarrassed to do that. Use a tazer, a billy club or redirect them to the ground lime you usually do. Can't wait to see the herald surveillance tapes.

Do cops get bonuses for shooting unarmed people. If so, all our tax dollars will be going to these pathetic, weak excuses for men who get off shooting people. Their wives and kids must be so proud of their "manly " husbands"

Maybe they can start shooting kids to show how really tough they are. I guess this is payback for being a bitch in high school and never getting any...

Anonymous said...

How much is this costing the citizens of Miami Beach in police overtime and hours?? There's a police car parked at EVERY residential intersection on Alton Road. Who the hell is making money from this fiasco, because all the regular merchants are either closed or hurting? Stop the madness already.

sexy blonde fed said...

Pretty smooth rump- writing "urban weekend" in the colors of the rainbow- red orange yellow green blue indigo violet.
Not everyone gets your secret humor, but I do.

Anonymous said...

8:19 please tell the full story. The naked unarmed man whom police shot and killed was on top of another man, eating his face. That man is in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.

Good shooting. Cop is a hero.

Your entitled to your opinion but please don't omit crucial facts. Based on your account it seems as though the police officer just shot and killed an unarmed man for the hell of it.

Anonymous said...

Boston - Shamrock shakes and oxycontin

Anonymous said...

819..........pretty easy to be so critical from the comforts of your desk. Would you have comfronted this maniac? Somehow I doubt it.

BTDT

DS said...

The Herald said the guy shot dead was EATTING the face of the other guy?

2 naked guys mouth to mouth?

No Tazer or pepper spray.
I see it now SAO CLEARS the cop and calls it a good shooting.

DS

PS
Angry Gurl,
I cant decide if its Hebrew Nat. Knockwurst or Rib-eyes on the grill. What do you recommmend?
St. Pauli Girl or Sam Adams?

Anonymous said...

miami in 5.

Angry Gurl said...

Some moronic reader of this insipid blog commented in the prior post about me being in Disney World. Nothing could be further from the truth. I spend this weekend in my high floor Brickell Ave condo. Some running, some gym, some classical music and that is my weekend.

But I have been to Disney World and I have one comment- we as a society are doomed. Have you seen the sad profession of obese bodies in electric scooters? These are people who appear to be in their 30's, 40's and 50's and they are so big, they cannot walk. So they scoot around sipping enormous gallon size containers of coca cola followed by a herd of waddling children and spouses. This doesn't make me angry, believe it or not. It makes me cry

fake angry girl said...

Do you have any idea of the carb content of a human face? The processed sugars alone can send you into diabetic shock. The cop was saving that guy when he shot him. Saving him from a lifetime of bad nutrition.

Fake Kenny W said...

Its not so bad here on Sobe. There's the big pink for the best Sobe breakfast in town; there's starbucks for refueling during the day; I like the salsa and guacamole at Rosa Mexicana on Lincoln Road; and of course there's always Texas de Brasil for some nice steak. So don't let the news scare you away.
SoBe Livin Large baby.

Dwayne Wade, Esq. said...

Suck it Boston. Suck it long and suck it hard.

As for Memorial Day on SoBe: 361 days out of the year, douche bags live on SoBe. Four days out of the year, out of town douche bags invade SoBe forcing the regular douche bags to leave. This weekend it's basically trading one set of douche bags for another set. It's a wash.

the trialmaster. said...

Heators in 5.

Kenneth Weisman said...

To 8:11 AM. Yes, thank god you don't live on the beach. We are an accepting tolerant community that doesn't share your fear of gays, blacks or just plain freaks. I have happily raised a family on South Beach. Are you aware that the principal at Beach High just won principal of the year for the State of Florida? Enjoy your hating while we embrace our beach life and our Memorial Day guests.

Anonymous said...

More Angry Gurl please.

Anonymous said...

Rump, you are normally right on many things. You are dead wrong on this prediction of Celtics in 6. It's probably why you did not articulate your reasoning. Let me note you whine about the Heat being spoiled brats. What do you think the Celtics are? Kevin Garnett is one of the biggest thugs in the league, generally considered one of the most dirty players, and is an all around asshole to people. Paul Pierce was stabbed 11 times at a club in 2000. Rondo has a horrible attitude in general - remember last year he refused to even get into the huddle during the playoff games. Doc called him out in the locker room in front of everyone asking him if he wanted to even be part of the team and Rondo blew him off - there's a reason there was rumors of him being traded despite him being oh so talented.

Miami won this series 4-1 last season and honestly, Boston is worse while Miami is better. Miami basically has a 9 man rotation LeBron, Wade, Chalmers, Miller, Haslem, Battier, Joel Anthony, Turiaf, and Norris Cole all play over 10 minutes a game, are younger, and have had the pleasure of a few days rest in a grueling season (plus, James Jones is widely considered a decent bench player who can play in a pinch).

For the Celtics, they only use a core 7 man rotation of Pierce, Garnett, Rondo, Brandon Bass, Ray Allen, Mickael Pietrus, and Ryan Hollins (with only these healthy players playing over 10 minutes a game in the post season). Ray Allen plays over 30 minutes and CANNOT MOVE with his ankle injury. He will have a great time defending Wade (a little bit more difficult than Evan Turner and Jason Richardson/JJ Reddick).

The only advantage the Celtics have in this series is at the point with Rondo. However, Rondo is a horrible shooter. He has his nights, but generally that is the case. I envision they will play Haslem and Joel Anthony on Garnett, LeBron will cover Pierce, and Wade will be guarding Rondo/Allen depending on how the game goes. In the end I think Miami will win in 6. Deeper bench, younger/fresher legs, better shooters, and home court.

Anonymous said...

...continued

7:54 - you are dead wrong as well. Spoelstra's father has a relationship with the ownership in Golden State; there were rumors he was going to leave to coach there recently. He may not be the greatest coach, but he is a decent coach and young. He will find a job once he leaves.

Once the Finals hit though, I think they Heat are in trouble. Here is hoping that OKC/San Antonio go 7. And Rump, you can keep picking against the Heat as I guess a broken clock is even right twice a day. They won't be favored in the finals, or even have home court in the series, so it's not really a huge prediction.

Your general distaste for the Heat somewhat annoys me at this point. These players are no worse than the majority of athletes. LeBron and Bosh TOOK LESS MONEY to play in a city they wanted to play in. They earned that right. Can you imagine Rump if you left law school and were then told, "congratulations, you are required to now work at the Cleveland County District Attorney Office's," or even move to a different country. I don't believe you are originally from Miami either, and you at one point took your talent's to south beach AND THEN LEFT PUBLIC INTEREST WORK to make more money. The Decision had good intentions, but was executed horribly by LeBron, but sadly, what can you expect? He has never been told no his entire life and has horrible friends/people in charge of his career/image. That stupid event at the arena was the idea of the people who run the Heat and NOT THE PLAYERS. Again, poorly executed but not their faults as they are employees and not the employer.

Having said all this, and this isn't setting the bar high, but none of these Heat players have ever been arrested. You don't see them out every night like some NBA players do. Bosh (The Chris Bosh Foundation), LeBron (LeBron James Family Foundation), Miller (Mike Miller Foundation), Wade (Wade's World Foundation), Haslem (Udonis Haslem Children Foundation), and Battier (The Battier Take Charge Foundation) and Chalmers (Mario V Chalmers Foundation) are all heavily involved in charity work, both in the Miami area and their home communities.

Drew Brees is fighting with the Saints over a couple of million dollars. I know your defense will be he is not local, but why not call him out? I will note Haslem, Battier, and Miller also took huge pay cuts to either stay or play in Miami.

Give me something legit Rump, and I will get behind you. LeBron is a bad tipper (this is true, as I know first hand he doesn't tip - as an aside, if you were lucky enough to hit up Morton's after a game when Jermaine O'Neal was with the Heat, you were likely in for a treat and a free dinner if you ate at the bar), Bosh is a jerk as a person (he actually is), and I will be more inclined to at least say you have a legit gripe and basis for your complaint.

While I'm at it, I have some other Rump predictions for 2012:

1. The Miami Dolphins WILL NOT win the Superbowl.
2. Danica Patrick WILL NOT win a major race.
3. Mitt Romney WILL WIN some states in the general election.
4. Obama WILL WIN some states in the general election.
5. KFR will get some votes.
6. Rod will get some votes.

Anonymous said...

This has been a great weekend on Miami Beach. It has been so quiet, like a ghost town here on West Avenue.

The police seem to be doing a great job. Mostly misdemeanor arrests, people doing stupid things, things that go on every weekend anyway. Looks like all the parties are having a good time.

I don't know what this is costing me in tax dollars, but if it could be this quiet and peaceful every weekend, I'm willing to pay more.

Should be DUI checkpoints every weekend out here. Might keep some of the douchebags from the other Miami neighborhoods away. Enforce noise ordinances, stop the open alcohol containers. Maybe all those random stops would help collect some more guns and drugs. It would probably keep many of the punk, wanna be gangsters away. Let them go to the Grove or stay in Kendall / Hialeah or wherever they come from.

In fact, put up a 25 foot concrete wall on each causeway. Residents only. Like Escape from NY.

Call me Pliskin.

"American Minority" said...

KFR is presently at my church right now pandering for the black vote as if we forgot she deemed (all) murders of 12 black men which some were shot in the back, justified force. Wow Kathy, besides the NAACP installation, which you did not show up to, this is the only time we see you here at our church or in our community. At least the Honorable Magna Sanchez-Llorens had the respect to show up and administer the oath of the Executive Committee Members, also the Honorable Judge Bronwyn C. Miller, had the respect to show up and administer the Oath to the Executive Officers,The Honorable Judge Prescott administered the oath to the Vice President, and the Honorable Teresa Lundy-Thomas administered the oath to the then President of the NAACP. Even Carlos Martinez showed up, but not Kathy Rundle. Now its election time and here she is present at my church.

"American Minority" said...

To show up at a Pastoral Anniversary is fine,but to manage to joke about campaign contributions while doing so, was totally inappropriate. Why didn't Kathy Rundle show up at the very same church where she was an honored guest for the NAACP Executive Members Installation swearing in. Classy Politics, Mrs.Rundle very classy.

"American Minority" said...

Rump,the Heat will take Boston in seven. I cant stand Boston. Went on vacation and spent two days at the Marriott in Woburn,Mass. Toured the city went into the Cathedral where JFK announced his Presidency, looked at the John Hancock building, and ate at the restaurants near Quincy Market. Once again the men were 50/50 in hospitality, the women loved me, they were pretty with green eyes. I still hate Boston.

Jack Klampus said...

I think it's a shanda- a shame- that attorneys have to be branded and forced to wear identity cards in the courthouse. It should be a choice, not a requirement. We live in a free society you know.

Fake Risivy said...

Yo Yo Yo chillin wit my peeps on sobe, hitting the bars, the hos, some fine wine, a nice philly blunt. My homies and I be back, das a rap.

Anonymous said...

I think I get it now.

American Monority appeared around the same time that Vereen announced his election hopes.

Guess his publicist created A.M. to throw trash at KFR. Not sure which lunchoens she attends or when she was last at church -- nor could I possibly care.

Wish she would give her minions more leeway + less supervision on pleas, but how does that make Vereen a better candidate?

DS said...

100 people arrested out of 250,000 is .04%. Most for misdemeanors. The City, County and State split 7% sales tax, plus resort and hotel taxes.
Local small businesses , like bars, restaurants souvenir -T-shirt place make a mint. Hotels are 2/3rds full.
Sounds like a good thing for the economy. Most of our visitors are middle class professional college educated Americans spending US Dollars here in our community.
No Different from New Yorkers or Canadians, or Brits in the past, except its a Quarter Million in a 5 day period. like a giant Grove Art Fest or Art Deco Weekend
Except its not offical nor sponsored , it is semi-spontaneous. Oh, yes , and its Black folks; who when I was born needed a work permit to go to the city of Miami Beach.
I do question the First Admendment violation of commercial speech. Stopping or citing or arresting 'Promoters" from handing out passes, cards, hand-bills, etc sounds nice for litter control, but it the First Amendment.
Truly it is another liberal GREEN policy , the kind of policy any good American , especially a Tea-Partier should oppose.
This policy not only violates the First Amendment but it is this type of Gov't regulation that Kills small business like bands, recording labels, Agents and other small business like promoters pushing a new group like FREEZEE AND THE CRACK-HOUSE GANG { see youtube } .

DS

ps: Rump I aint a big Heat fan, BUT it seems to me no matter win or lose, they are one of the 4 best teams , period. Getting into the Semis should be considered a good season, even if they dont win everything. You sound like a real Miami Fan ,a good season is never enough... fire the coach.

Barrister of Ballentrae said...

Congrats to Pam Bondi our Fla AG on her Cayman getaway. She Married a Tampa Doctor. Even Gov. and Mrs. Scott flew out to attend.
Glad the Gov. had nothing important on his agenda this Memorial Weekend; Like a Tropical Storm off the coast of Jacksonville.

The Barrister

Barrister of Ballentrae said...

Any Comments on the Herald Article about DCF cooking the child abuse stats?

Child-neglect deaths fall — as Florida redefines child neglect.

The number of child deaths by abuse and neglect fell dramatically.
In 2009, 197 Florida children died as a result of abuse or neglect.

The following year, the number fell to 136 — a drop of 30 percent.

Among kids whose family had a prior history of intervention by child-welfare workers, the improvement was even more dramatic: The death toll fell 40 percent.

The Department of Children & Families unilaterally changed the way it tallied child deaths involving neglect.

The new policy, approved in the summer of 2010, significantly narrowed the parameters for what is considered abuse and neglect. The steep decline followed immediately — the first significant reduction in a decade.

A Jacksonville doctor who heads a local death review team blasted the new guidelines in a detailed, six-page 2010 memo, calling them “fatally flawed.”

The Barrister

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/05/26/2818805/child-neglect-deaths-fall-as-florida.html#storylink=cpy

Anonymous said...

I love how our "family values" AG is on her third marriage and counting (she's not even 40 y/o yet). Looks live Gov is taking all those J-ville voters for granted--he seems to be spending a lot of time out of our state lately, with his recent disastrous forey into Spain in addition to this trip to the Islands.

"American Minority" said...

5:22pm It's "Minority", and "Luncheon", and your wrong again on your theory.Who mentioned anything about a luncheon? It's called "Reading Comprehension", perhaps you should try and ascertain it.

Anonymous said...

DS,

Sorry, you are wrong on this one. If you walk around the beach, you will see how many local shops are closed. Show owners have learned that the amount of business to be had this weekend is not worth even opening for.

Hotels at 2/3 full is an embarrassment for the "Riviera of the US".

Residents leave and spend their money elsewhere.

The cafes and restaraunts are offering 2 for 1 on MEALS just to get people in. Offering free food to have people sit out front to make the places look enticing.

No doubt there are some businesses that do well this weekend. But they are few and far between. And the mess left behind by the fliers and stickers left all over the place is for us to clean up.

"American Minority" said...

DS, You lost me on the latter portion of your post, however It's somewhat appeasing to see that you are cognizant of the fact that minorities had to have a specific work I.d. just to go over to Miami Beach. My Father and Uncle routinely explain to me stories of their account of legal profiling. Sad part it was the law/ordinance at that time. I very seldom go to Miami Beach for this reason. Now I see colleagues, complaining,"Oh how dreadful the idea of having to display and wear Id to gain access in the building". It's pretty comical and ironic to hear them voice their grievances on that issue.

Anonymous said...

Ummm. Its 642 on a sunday and DS aka the Barrister is blogging about pam bondi.

Rochelle Rochelle said...

Just remember, before there was Fifty Shades of Gray, there was Rochelle, Rochelle, the story of a young woman's erotic journey from Milan to Minsk. There's an off Broadway revival of Rochelle Rochelle right now at the Bleeker Street Theatre and one of the investors is former county judge Herb Ramsey. Mila Kunis is Rochelle. Andie McDowell plays Aunt Sarah to rave reviews.

Fake Kenny W said...

June is National Steakhouse Month! Fun with filets! Season those strips! But while Miami has a dearth of decent steakhouses, outside of perhaps the Cap Grille on Beickell, Las Vegas is the place to be.
And THE place for steak perfection is the eponymous restaurant of three-Michelin-starred celebrity chef and restaurateur Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Jean Georges Steakhouse in Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, which features top-quality meats from around the world complemented by an innovative array of side dishes and homemade sauces. Executive chef Robert Moore prepares the exceptional Angus 300 Australian Tomahawk Chop over smoking coals with black truffle and Comte cheese fritters with homemade hot sauce, salsa verde butter in bone marrow ramekins and soy miso butter. This, complemented by lime salt and broiled bone marrow, is served with parsley-lemon accents -- the perfect way to celebrate national steakhouse month.
Remember: It's more important to look good and live good than be good. Livin large baby!

Anonymous said...

The Heat beat Boston last year in the playoffs when Boston was in much better shape. No way the Celtics are going to take this series. The Heat MUST WIN the whole shabang this year or the team will fall apart. If LeBron and Wade play like the did against the Pacers, we got this. Rump will eat his words.

Anonymous said...

Rondo was hurt for last years series. Without Bosh the heat are in trouble. But I wonder in Rump wants to put his money where his mouth is?

Rumpole said...

Rondo in. Bosch out. Crybabies lose. Again.

Anonymous said...

Remember that dude we all laughed at when he told us he was quitting his state job and going to live his dream as a crab fisherman in Alaska? Well, he didn't make it on to the show Deadliest Catch but he did catch on as a greenhorn with a boat. Is back in Miami with 101K after taxes. Plus get this- when he was prepping to leave for king crab season in the fall some Alaska gold guys were selling gold at a 5% discount, the catch being you had to buy 25K worth and not redeem it until March. Gold futures as it were. Allows the gold purveyors to lock in the price and allows the fishermen to speculate. The kid bought two contracts and when he redeemed them with his crab money his 50K of gold was worth 64K. So now he's back in Miami with a stack of cash, a few vials of 24Karat pure gold dust, and done with being a lawyer. He's going back on the boat not as a greenhorn but with a full share in the fall. With the crab fishing in the winter and the cod and whiting and ling in the spring and summer he says he can easily make 220K a year working 30-40 weeks a year. The dude made it.

Anonymous said...

In memorium: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/otis-g-clark-survivor-of-1921-tulsa-race-riot-dies-at-109/2012/05/26/gJQA2UW6sU_story.html

Anonymous said...

I worked on a commercial fishing boat in new England , you better believe he earned every penny and then some! He shoulda joined the cops, then he could do next to nothing make more money than pulling crabs , and retire at 50

Anonymous said...

Angry Gurl,

Reread the post from the previous section. I did not say that Angry Gurl was in Disney. I said "Angry Gurl, was in Disney.", meaning that I was in Disney. They are two different sentences.

Instead of calling people names you crappy piece of mierda con queso, and you insipid piece of Chara (gutteral ch)b'leben (Hebrew, my dear), you should pay better attention to the posts that mention you.

Anonymous said...

It was right around the time Juwan Howard got into the game that I remembered that you should stick to writing about legal topics and distance yourself from basketball predictions.

Anonymous said...

Heat win game number one. Seven more to go. Go Heat, a class bunch of guys if there ever was one.

Anonymous said...

Whatchu got to say now Rump? Rondo or no Rondo, the Heat are the Eastern Conference Champions!!!

Anonymous said...

wow - catalano really is a piece of Sh*$ huh? does he realize he is the laughing stock of the legal community?

Rumpole said...

What I say is that the series isn't over until the Fat Lady sings.

Anonymous said...

Does anybody (other than Heat-hating Rumpole) really believe that the Celtics are going to win four out of the next five games? You can say that the Celtics shot below their average and that, statistically, they will bounce back with a better shooting percentage but this argument works both ways. In their desparate attempt to clog up the middle and prevent Lebron & Wade from driving to the basket (a plan itself that wasn't totally successful) the Celtics went to a zone defense in the second half, giving up the long jumper. If the Heat had made another 5 out of the 20 three-pointers that they missed, the game would have been a 30 point blow-out instead of a mere 14 point blow-out. Like the Celtics, the Heat 3 point shooting can only get better. The Celtics--especially stars Pierce and Allen--looked old and beaten, and, in my opinion, will be lucky to win one game against the Heat.

Anonymous said...

Do I have this right? Some commentators on the blog are complaining because the naked face eater was shot. Can you tell me how he doesnt qualify for immediate shooting? There has never been a more justified killing in the history of the city.

Anonymous said...

I'm convinced you are making these cockamamie basketball predictions to try to disguise your identity. You can't be that stupid.