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Thursday, January 10, 2013

WHERE THE BOYS ARE

Our disdain, dislike, disgust, and detestation, for Broward County is taking hold publicly, as word reaches us that Broweird is considering changing its name to ......(drum roll please) 
"Ft. Lauderdale County". Ta da! 

But alas, "What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet."  
And that which we call Broward by any other name would still treat attorneys from Dade County like subhuman protoplasm. 

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM KATHERINE FERNANDEZ-RUNDLE:
In our last post we summarized the interview Silent and Thin Charlie gave to the DBR. In this post, we re-print the oft anticipated New Year's letter sent out by the State Attorney. Notably absent is the SA's waist size or any dress code at the SAO. Perhaps next year. 


Dear Colleague,
As lawyers, we know that it is absolutely essential to have a State Attorney’s Office that operates with complete integrity, honesty and a true dedication to achieving justice for all members of our community. Ensuring my office continues to meet this standard will always be my commitment to you.
Today our community and our families enjoy a safer quality of life as a result of smart prosecutorial initiatives and diligent prosecutions. Many of us remember when Miami, then devastated by crime, was declared “Paradise Lost.” This is now a distant memory, in large part because of our efforts.
I am proud of our many accomplishments. Our conviction rates are almost 90%. We lead the State in the prosecution of career criminals and corrupt public officials. Our methods have been adopted as strategies to be followed by prosecutors throughout Florida. Since I became your State Attorney, crime in Miami has declined every year and juvenile crime has dropped by 50%. Crime prevention programs that I created, such as the Second Chance Outreach Program, help first time offenders put their mistakes behind them to begin anew.
As I begin my next term as your State Attorney it is my sincere promise to continue my work to maintain Miami as “Paradise Found,” never again to be devastated by fear and rampant crime and I am grateful to you for your continued support for these efforts. Together we can ensure that our community continues to be a wonderful place for us to live, work and raise our families.
My best wishes to you and your family for a happy, healthy, prosperous and safe New Year!

COCKAMAMIE:
In the case concerning the disappearance of Rilya Wilson, the prosecution used convict Robin Lunceford to saw the defendant confessed to her. On Thursday, the defense called an ex-inmate to say Lunceford told her that the defendant didn't really confess. Got it? ASA Josh Weintruab called her story "cockamamie" on cross examination. Judge Tinkler-Mendez, keeping tight control of the trial, struck the word. And on it goes. 

ASA Weinstraub rips into McCloud's story. Judge Tinkler repeats his adjective: "Strike the word 'cockamamie! ' Chuckles abound

See You In Court. 
 

5 comments:

CAPTAIN said...


You're killing me here Horace. Mistake number one of 2013; a typo of Shakespeare. Come on now ...

"What's in name?

What's in A name?

What's the latest on Herbalife?

Cap Out .....

CAPTAIN said...


THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

BROWARD WAS A RACIST .......

It's high time they got rid of the name "Broward" County anyway. Many of you who have walked through the North wing hallway to get to the criminal courts wing see the statute of Napoleon Bonaparte Broward, former Florida Governor.

Hopefully you have also read from Florida's most noted and respected historian, Dr. Samuel Proctor, a Distinguished Professor from the University of Florida. Dr. Proctor wrote about Broward:

"Florida's turn-of-the century progressive governors were one with their white constituents in the view that blacks were an inferior race and should be segregated... Napoleon Broward shared (the) view of black inferiority. However, Broward disagreed with (his predecessor, Governor) Jennings and other white Floridians in their proposal for alleviating the state's racial problems. Rather than enact more encompassing segregation laws, Broward, echoing the aim of the American Colonization Society in the early nineteenth century, recommended that Congress purchase territory either foreign or domestic and transport blacks to this land where they could live amongst themselves and govern themselves. No blacks would be permitted to migrate back to the United States. It was Broward's view that educating blacks would result in acute racial problems because blacks would feel frustrated by their secondary status in white society. The result, as he foresaw it, would be racial violence unless something was done soon to prevent it... (he) thought education would cause blacks to forget their "correct" social position."

From Governor Broward's speech to the legislature, Tallahassee, 1907:

(recommending a resolution for) "Congress of the United States to purchase territory, either domestic or foreign, and provide means to purchase the property of the Negroes, at reasonable prices, and to transport them to the territory purchased by the United States. The United States to organize a government for them of the Negro race; to protect them from foreign invasion; to prevent white people from living among them on the territory; and to prevent Negroes from migrating back to the United States."

CAP OUT .....

Anonymous said...

I hate when prosecutors gloat about conviction rates. I wanna know that they people are being charged and that they're convicting are the guilty ones. And I don't have faith in our police and prosecution system to feel that this is happening.

Anonymous said...

Let's get this straight:

Josh calls a jail cellmate that says defendant admitted doing murder.

Defense calls other jail cellmate that says other cellmate lied.

Josh then calls defense cellmate names.

Am I missing something here?

Would anyone really trust the word of a jail cellmate?

Josh, get real!

"Unabridged American Minority" said...

So that's why that asshole's statute sits in the middle of the BCCH...