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Friday, June 07, 2013

PD EXODUS/ WEEKEND JAIL/ RUSSIAN DIVORCE

Several PDs are leaving their office this month for good, including new FACDL President Eduardo Pereira, who also sent out an email with this message about weekend jail:


[R]ecent emails have circulated regarding the cancellation of 'Weekend Jail.'  I can report to you that we were in receipt of Director Ryan's memo and that I met with Mr. Ryan along with Chief Judge Soto, Judge Leifman, representatives of the Public Defender's Office, Regional Counsel, and the State Attorney's Office.  All stakeholders involved agreed that Mr. Ryan's concerns were legitimate but that the course of action suggested in his memo should be discussed, rethought and delayed.  We discussed Constitutional issues, statutory requirements and alternative proposals, the strongest being a Corrections run program of weekend work in lieu of overnight jail stays.  To that end, we agreed to meet next week to discuss what options are available and how to transition to a new framework for future clients who would benefit from non-'straight time' sentences, at this time their is no circuit wide prohibition on new weekend jail sentences and current sentences are not being 'cancelled.'  I will report to the membership next week with any developments. 
INVESTITURE:
Judge Ivonne Cuesta (late of the PDs office) is being invested today at twelve noon at the Dade County Courthouse. Judge Cuesta took over for the retired Judge Shelly Schwartz. 

DIVORCE: Family law (yuck) rarely invades the pages of this criminal blog. However, some divorces are more news-blogworthy than others.
In 1698 Peter the Great divorced his wife. Until now, no other sitting Russian leader had dissolved his marriage. Therefore, it is with great sadness that we announce the pending dissolution of marriage between Valdimir Vladimirovich Putin and Lyudmila Aleksandrovna Putin after 30 years. 
                                                 It's over.
Nice weekend coming up.
What's the temperature going to be this weekend? Maybe somewhere between 92-88....HAhahahahahahaha. 


Enjoy it. 


19 comments:

Rumpole said...

Wasn't there a basketball playoff game last night? I'm pretty sure there was. No one seems to be talking about it. Hmmmm,

Anonymous said...

Rumpy,
Why the obsession with the PD having a few leave? The SAO has weeks when ten leave with no wise comments from the old Rump.

You must have been part of the very few fired by the PD over the years....and its really hard to get fired at the PD's office.

Anonymous said...

Rumpole,

Clicking onto your site sometimes freezes my computer. Don't know whether anyone else is experiencing the problem. I don't have the problem with any other site.

Rumpole said...

I don't think I'm obsessed with it. In fact, what I should have followed up with is that the real shame is that the Florida Legislature is squeezing agencies like the PD and RC and court appointments and balancing the budget on the back of indigent people charged with crimes. Our position has always been that if you don't want to pay for competent criminal defense, then do away with long prison sentences and minimum mandatory sentences for all but murder and sex battery and crimes against children.

Didn't mean it to be a shot against Charlie. More just a note that several PDs are leaving. It happens.

Anonymous said...

7:54,

The difference is that there's widespread contempt at PDO for upper management, and general malaise. Haven't heard the same about SAO. Also haven't heard of ten leaving SAO in one week.

Anonymous said...

How does a guy on active probation for drug trafficking have court side seats directly next to the Heats bench?

http://mugshots.com/US-Counties/Florida/Alachua-County-FL/Joshua-Craig-Wander.2290060/details/

Do the Heat require a Nebbia package before taking your money for tickets?

Anonymous said...

At what point will our "tough on crime" Legislature realize that it needs to fund the SAOs, PDs, and RCs properly?

Low pay and the resulting turnover is bad for everyone. Innocent people get convicted, guilty people go free, and sentencing gets even sloppier than it normally is.

And, it takes years to undo the mess once created. I foresee at least a decade's worth of problems resulting from this.

BTDT

Rumpole said...

The reason your computer freezes is that the NSA and FLA BAR are still having some bugs with the software that logs your IP address when you click on the site. I am sure they will get the bugs out soon and you can go back to surfing the web as if no one is watching your every move.

Anonymous said...

First day of sun in a week. I'm calling the Shumie. And outta here.
Rump- the other part of the russian story is Putin getting tapioca with some russian gymnast have his age. A gymnast Rump! Uneven parallel bars; tuck and rolls; splits rump- splits! Lucky duck that Putin.

Anonymous said...

I got invited to a friend's home game and there appeared to be a few sharpies and I think two of them were running the double dutch. Any thoughts about what I should do in a circumstance like that in a friends game?

Anonymous said...

Where you playin? 4 Ambassadors? Chesterfield? That so be game around the corner from Joes?

Anonymous said...

Caribe cigars has a good friday night game. Sweet looking hostesses serving drinks, cigars, food, poker chips, house takes a small rake.

Anonymous said...

Allright. Here's the thing. You want to play premium hands. Jacks or better split, wired nines, three to a flush. And if it's good enough to call you want to be in there raising, and I do mean raising. Tight but aggressive.

Anonymous said...

8:47 am,

How cowardly of you to post Jason Wander's son pick. What an asshole you are. Besides it's (attempted) trafficking.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to the high-faluttin justice building regular who scored a cameo in the latest Hangover.

Sitting in the bar in the infamous bar scene, you can see him turn to his date and say "these fried foie gras are making me thirsty." The camera then pans away.

"Unabridged American Minority" said...

BTDT,

Former Opa-locka police Sgt. German “GB” Bosque — who has been jailed four times and has a longer internal affairs rap sheet than any cop in Florida — is back behind bars.
Former Opa-locka cop charged with kidnapping, battery
www.miamiherald.com
Sgt. German Bosque, 49, is accused of handcuffing a man who tried to file a complaint against him.

Anonymous said...

UAM.....you and I and everyone else can agree that cops like him (or even close to being like him) don't belong on the streets----they belong behind bars.

BTDT

PS---If I recall correctly, the department fired Bosque several times, but was forced to hire him back by arbitrators.

"Unabridged American Minority" said...

The million dollar question is how many times would it have taken him to have gotten into trouble before he was fired if he were drum roll........((( black))).

Anonymous said...

My dell computer also freezes when I click on this blog. I am using my iPad now & am not having the problem. what gives?