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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

LSA

Miami Dade ASA Caycie Blake Flitman was arrested on Tuesday for Leaving the Scene Of An Accident. 

The Herald article is here.


Expectorating in Public:
Expectorating in public is a crime. 
Expectorating on a prosecutor is shameful and should not be tolerated in any manner or celebrated in any way. 

It doesn't matter who the prosecutor is or what the case is about. No attorney should be subject to such an indignity. The whole reason why we have courts is because we have developed civilized means and methods for resolving disputes. 

The Herald article on the spitting incident is here and we hope the legal community turns out in force to condemn this disgusting incident. 

See You In Court. 

13 comments:

The Real Fake Cueto said...

It is I, His Judicial Exellency,

I commend this young ASA, because this idiot motorist broke my 2nd commandment, THOU SHALT FEAREST AND REVERENCE THE ASA AT ALL TIMES. Therefore, I command that this case be nolle pros. and this driver be condemned to an Alex Michaels ESOL class three times a week. MY RULING IS SOVEREIGN.

Anonymous said...

Rumpole, no one thinks Gail deserved it, we just understand the Defendant's motive. Doesn't excuse the crime, but the victim explains it.

Anonymous said...

Gail is an unethical prosecutor who secures her wins at the expense of the Constitution. See Delhall for example.

Anonymous said...

Why didn't the ASA get a hit-and-run letter from Miami Police like any other defendant instead of an evening arrest?

Anonymous said...

This blog is so hypocritical. A few weeks back when an ASA made a comment to the jury, you stated you didnt post their name because then whenever someone searched for that person online your blog would appear.

Now, an ASA is alleged to have committed a crime and your blog will post her name forever. Even if she's not guilty, your blog will post her name. Sure the herald posted it, but you didnt need to put her name on the front page of your blog.

Long and short - you are a hypocritical asshole.

Rumpole said...

I did it just for that reason. The Herald reported it first. although I was aware of it early Wednesday morning. And I have always reported on when a prosecutor has been arrested. And I hope I can print in big bold letters that she was acquitted. It's a fine line I walk here and you can curse at me if you want, but I am comfortable with the decisions I make. If you only saw the information people send me that I don't print. With the stuff people tell me, one wonders how any work gets done in the REGJB because apparently everyone is having sex with
everyone else, all while court is in session. But I do my best to separate the wheat from the chaff and make the calls as best I can.

BTW her name will not be posted "forever." Stephen Hawking has convinced me that our sun will eventually burn out and collapse into a black hole and by then my computer, and presumably the internet will all be sucked into the hole with everything else. So there is hope.

Anonymous said...

Let me see, what should I get all worked up about? My government executing criminals, mostly black, brown and poor?

Or a lawyer who, according to her own supporters, "pushes the envelope" in advocating for execution, having someone spit in her general direction?

Let me think about this....

Anonymous said...

An Alex Michaels ESOL class--talk about cruel and unusual punishment.

Real Fake Cueto, loved that comment.

Heat fan said...


1-1.

What is Rumpole going to say today about his beloved team to hate. We're the Heat actually winning that game by 46 points at one point. Ah, yes they were Horace

Did the Heat actually go on a 62-20 run in the middle of the game. Ah, yes they did Horace.

Was that the worst lose in Xhicago Bulls Playoff History. Ah, yes it was Horace.

And how did the spoiled rotten Heaters handle the win after the game. With class. They said it was just one win and that it meant nothing if they don't win in Chicago.

But Rumpole will stay in hibernation until the Heat lose another game.

Five down, eleven to go. Word.

Heat fan

Rumpole said...

In 1960 the mighty NY Yankees played the lowly Pittsburgh Pirates in the world series. Here were the scores:

The Yankees won Game 2 16-3 and Game 3 10-0 and Game 6 12-0.
The Yankees had Yogi Berra and Mickey Mantel and Roger Maris and Whitey Ford.

The Pirates won their games 6-4, 3-2, 5-2, before winning the classic 7th game 10-9 on Bill Mazeroski's famous walk off bottom of the 9th homer.

The Bronx Bombers outscored the Pirates 55–27 in this Series, outhit them 91–60, outbatted them .338 to .256, hit 10 home runs to Pittsburgh's four (three of the latter's coming in Game 7), got two complete-game shutouts from Whitey Ford—and lost.

Maz and Roberto Clemente were the only stars and hall of famers on that 60 Bucs team, although reliever Elroy Face should be in the hall, as should be Virdon.

But one team had heart and played like a champion against another team's arrogant bunch of superstars.

You front running heat fans make me ill. I don't recall all of this love for the team when Bimbo Coles and Rony Sikley were playing for the team. The Chicago Cubs sell out almost every game and ask Judge Hirsch the last time they were in the world series. Dolphin stadium was empty last year and when LeBron James and Dwaye Wade decide to take their talent to LA the AA arena will be empty again but you all have no heart and no character and no ability to root for a team win or lose. You only show up when they win (perhaps Judge Colodny can be excepted from this rant, she appears to be a true fan.)

So go dance and shout and celebrate your wonderful Heat. Just like you all did when the Marlins won the world series. You remember the Marlins, right? You can walk to the stadium from the courthouse and walk right in to any game because the ball park is empty.

Front running phonies.

Anonymous said...

Rump you truly know nothing about basketball if you think wade will end up a laker. When his contract is up he will be turning 34 that season.

Anonymous said...

You are wrong, wrong, wrong Rumpole. If any Miami team in recent history has had consistent support, it is the Heat even when it was the Bimbo Coles led Heat. You also can't compare baseball and basketball and you can't compare cities. There are too many variables. The Marlins argument is the most ridiculous. I, for example, am not a baseball fan so I don't go to Marlins games even before the stadium. I didn't go last year even to see the new stadium because of Guillen's comments supporting Castro who happened to steal a my people's country and executed many thousands of people without trials much less probable cause. These victims included relatives of mine. This year I won't go because Loria has given us the finger once again. Do you go to a shitty restaurant with a dickhead owner just to support him or the employess? There are hundreds of crappy restaurants closer to the courthouse than the stadium and you don't go to thse, do you? It's my money. You can't tell me how to be a fan. I was a season ticket holder for one of our local teams for 22 years. I had 4 tickets. I fell on hard times and kept 2 when I really couldn't afford it. Now becasue I prefer to send my kids to private school I have none. So I watch the games on TV. Does that make me a bad fan since I don't go to the games? Does it make me a bad fan becasue I'd rather stay home and help my kids with their homework and have dinner with my family than go to 3 games a week? You know they don't fill Wrigley unless people are going 3 or 4 times a week, don't you? You are a lonely man with no life. You have time to go. You probably don't go either.
Finally, this "your team sucks because your fans suck" argument is the most ridiculous argument made in sports. It is the argument of last resort when you have nothing intelligent to say (as you often don't) and when you want to trash fans of a team that you hate for no good reason.

Circle K

Anonymous said...

Rumpole, your lack of knowledge concerning the ultimate demise of our star astounding. The Sun is not massive enough to collapse into a black hole. It will turn into a red giant, consuming Earth and the other inner planets, then collapsing into a white dwarf. Stick to criminal defense.