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Thursday, April 11, 2013

VENZER RC'D

Justice Building Blog Dictionary:

Rodriguez-Chomat: Noun: Judge in a criminal division who bears a passing resemblance to the writer Ernest Hemingway.  Usage: "I have a trial scheduled today before Judge Rodriguez-Chomat." 
Verb: "Rodriguez-Chomated": To be, as a judge, the recipient of visual or verbal abuse from a defendant, especially during bond hearings. Usage: " Some Defendant Rodriguez-Chomated Judge Venzer during bond hearings today."

Here's what happened during the bond hearing on Wednesday:




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The Defendant was in a bad mood, but it was his lucky day, because he ran into an experienced judge who knew just what to do. From your Local 10 website:

"That b*tch stabbed me! F*cking b*tch! Your officers beat my ass so f*ck you!" he continued. "They beat my ass and stabbed my ass! I had a restraining order against that b*tch! F*ck you!"
"I can't imagine why, sir," replied Venzer.
"F*ck you and your court! F*ck you! Can't nobody -- you can't judge me!" he answered.
"You know what I am going to do, Mr. Leveille?" she said.
"I don't give a f*ck what you do. Go to hell. You can go to hell for all I care," answered Leveille.
Venzer sent Leveille back to his cell, where he spoke with a public defender, then brought him back for the afternoon bond session.
There's an old axiom that by the time a Judge holds someone in contempt, the Judge has already lost control. 
In this case, Judge Venzer did an admirable job of divorcing herself from the defendant's anger and ad hominem attacks. She kept control of herself and the court, and did what a judge is supposed to do. Well done Judge Venzer. Well done indeed. 



39 comments:

Anonymous said...

BS, that asshole should have been found in contempt. HE aint crazy just rude. Though she gave him an extra few days,in effect, IF he can afford bond, by ordering him held for a Psy eval.
The Fox

Anonymous said...

Venzer rocks.

Anonymous said...

Classic Venzer. Love her.

BTDT

Anonymous said...

Ellen Sue , I love you.

Anonymous said...

This never happened to the Meek one.

"unless ah say othethawise ah fhind probable cause"

Bring back Meek Robinette! Tanned rested and ready for bond hearings!

Anonymous said...

Meek Robinette is definately rested but not tanned and probably about as ready for bond hearings as he ever was, after a drink or two.

Anonymous said...

Gotta love the Meek reference.

the trialmaster said...

As the Meeker often said when I appeared in front of him. "Your motion is Dennnnnnnnnniiiiiiieeeeeeedddddddd. He was a helluva tennis player in his prime. and a great drinker after his prime.

Anonymous said...

Meek Robinette was as nasty an old redneck as you'll ever see who didn't like me either because he (mistakenly) thought I was Jewish or knew that my ancestors were trying to bring down his own Rebel ancestors in the Civil War.

Anonymous said...

Nobody found PC like Meek. He would have smacked down that bond hearing punk like nobody's business. He was da man.

Anonymous said...

Meek should have been on the supreme court. Nobody knew pc like him. Judicial brillance.

Anonymous said...

You would expect nothing less from Venzer than she acted professionally despite the rudeness from this idiot defendant.

Anonymous said...

Lovin that Fred Couples is -2 at the turn at the #Masters

Anonymous said...

Rump -

Any opinion on the man who spent 37 days in jail until prosecutors realized that the police had arrested the wrong man for a murder?

Herald has the story.

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/04/10/3336276/man-wrongfully-arrested-for-brownsville.html

Augusta national said...


How about Sergio leading The Masters.

Anonymous said...

I swear I see the big fella at Amen corner on TV puffing on a big stoogie, smiling and being jocular and being a big macha.

Anonymous said...

She needs a TV show! We have some very cute Judges in MIA! By making the comment general I am not commenting on any particular Judges appearance, so it is ok under local blog rules..

Anonymous said...

Ellen, you had me at hello.

Anonymous said...

I love Venzer :-)

Anonymous said...

Venzer is wonderful, gotta love her !!! she is real, and smart. No petty bullshit. Jason grey

Anonymous said...

I woke up, stretched, made some coffee, read the paper and decided not to go to work today. I made a boat load of money this week and in the end no one on their death bed wished they spent more time at work, so I am going to enjoy a long weekend.

Anonymous said...

Rump=

"You shout Barracuda!!! And everyone goes huh? What? But you shout Shark!!! And you have a panic on your hands on the Fourth Of July"

Words to live by mi amigo this summer.

Chief Brody said...

Oh yeah? Try this:

"You're gonna need a bigger boat."

Anonymous said...

April 12 in history.
Yuri Gregaran makes first space flight.
Vice President Richard Nixon throws out first pitch at Candlestick park.
1981 first space shuttle flies in space.
1985 Sen Jake Garner flies on space shuttle and get space sickness.
1994- Pres Clinton recognizes 50th anniversary of TV dinner.

Anonymous said...

every prosecutor needs to read this

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/04/10/3336276_man-wrongfully-arrested-for-brownsville.html#storylink=addthis

marc cooper

Anonymous said...

We miss her in Circuit Civil..great judge!

Anonymous said...

8:57,
Not sure of the day or year,
But I got Space Sickness riding Mission to Mars at EPCOT.
Don't know how them astronauts do it.

Paul Harvey said...

Paul Harvey..........................



GOOD DAY!

Scott Saul said...

"With great power comes great responsibility"

VEnzerv gets "it"

Quint said...

You all know me. You all know what I do for a living.
Big shark. Swallow ya whole. A little shaking a little tenderizing and down you go. And he ain't going away. So you need to catch him. Put all your businesses on a paying basis so you won't be on welfare all wInter. But it won't be easy. I value my neck a whole of a lot more than 3,000 dollars. I'll find him for three. But I'll catch him and kill him for ten.

Anonymous said...

With great power comes a big cigar.

Old shumie saying.

Anonymous said...

Venzer is really a great all-around judge.

Anonymous said...

She's ok but lets not go crazy. She's no Arthur Winton or Fred Nesbitt.

the trialmaster said...

If this thug had made those comments in front of Sepe or Morophonos he would have been stuck away at the pretrial detention center for years. A punk like that should have been held in contempt and locked up. He has no repect for law enforcement or the courts. I pity the poor PD who has to represent this idiot.

Anonymous said...

4:15 and no one's called the Shumie? Done. Shumie time. Ice up the beers. Fire up the grill break out the cigars. The weekend is here baby!

Anonymous said...

I always liked
Murray Myerson
DS

Anonymous said...

trialmaster...

You took the words right out of my mouth. Sepe and Morphonios would have hammered this guy and I bet he wouldn't have said anything to Morphonios. This punk deserves to be adjudicated and sentenced to 364 with no mitigation afterwards. Judge's simply cannot put up with this crap. It's disrespectful. If he want's to talk like that on the street, that's fine, but you have to have respect for the institution. MLK wanted men judged, not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. This punk's character should have gotten him locked up for a year. That's all I have to say about that.

Anonymous said...

Venzer is a class act. Unlike Brennan. Nasty nasty person.

CAPTAIN said...


THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

BREAKING NEWS ...... THE MASTERS....WOODS TO BE DQ'd .....

Tiger Woods will be disqualified from the Masters. Late yesterday afternoon as Tiger Woods was playing the par five 15th hole, he stood 100 yards out lying two. He took a lob wedge and hit it so perfectly, that he literally hit the pin with the ball. Problem is, it hit the pin so hard that it ricochet right off the green and into the lake.

Woods now had three options. Play it where it lay; he couldn't do that as it was deep in the drink. Walk back as far as he wanted to as long as it was in a direct line from where the ball went into the water. But if you know the 15th at Augusta National, and the pin is on the far left side of the green, the last place you want to be hitting your approach shot is 100 yards out on the left side of the fairway. Which is where he would have had to drop the ball. Woods chose the third option. That would have him drop the ball in the same spot where he first struck it. Many thought he did that.

But, after the round, the first question the reporter asked him was about the freak shot at 15 that hit the flagstick. Tiger said he chose to go back to the same area where he hit, walk back two paces and drop the ball and then hit it two paces shorter toward the pin. This resulted in a near perfect shot. The ball landed six feet from the pin and Woods knocked in it for a bogey six.

Only problem with his explanation to the reporter is, that he had just admitted to violating the rules of golf. He confused his second and third option. He thought he could walk the ball back as far as he wanted to, in this case, two paces back. He could only do that from the left side of the fairway which was the spot in line with where his ball went into the lake. Instead, he went back to the right side of the fairway, a far easier approach, where he had hit shot number three. He did not have the right to walk back two paces from that spot.

Woods signed a scorecard for a 71. As soon as he turned the signed scorecard in, it became official. If he had recognized his error, he would have assessed himself a penalty for the illegal drop. Instead , he submitted a scorecard with the wrong score.

What is the effect of that. DQ. DISQUALIFICATION.

No fifth green jacket for El Tigre this year.

CAPTAIN OUT
captain4justice@gmail.com