Tuesday, July 16, 2013


Did you ever wonder what your NCIC printout looks like? 
Now, courtesy of the Chief Of the City of South Miami Police Department, you can find out. 
The Miami New Times reported here that the good natured and ever helpful chief Orlando De Castro has been (illegally? es possible) running attorneys in NCIC. And not just any attorneys, but attorneys who apparently bug him. 

Here they come, fresh from the Zimmerman acquittal, the book deals. Juror #37 now has a book deal. No word on whether her husband, who is a member of our beloved Florida Bar, helped her land the deal. More book deals, we are sure, to come.  Juror #37 talked to the Washington Post and said "most if not all" of the jurors believed it was Zimmerman on the phone calling for help. That right there probably won the case for Zimmerman. 

If you're a county court practitioner, you have a quiet week, as most of your judges are labouring away at difficult judicial conference designed to iron out those wrinkles and return your favourite robed readers, renewed, refreshed, up on the law, and after many difficult hours of introspection, a better, more fair jurist. 
(Trying saying that with a straight face.)
Plus, there are those shrimp cocktails and mojitos. 
They never seem to hold these conferences in Hialeah, or Homestead, or at one  of those hotels right off of 441 near Dolphins stadium. Oh well, we're sure it's just an oversight. 

We sent this on our twitter account (@justicebuilding)

If I was african-amercian, I would be more outraged over the mass jailing of AF/men, then this tragic case, as tragic as it is.

It's hot. 
Keep cool. 
See you in court. 


Anonymous said...

FACDL goes to a nice hotel, off season, so what's the big deal if judges do the same thing? Off season saves big bucks and the really nice places give super deals.

Me, I'm just glad they are out of town for a week.

Have a good time! Remember not to get drunk and run naked in the halls like then Judge Julian did in Jacksonville.....

Anonymous said...

Ummm lets start with the lawyers of facdl pay for their own lodgings. We as taxpayers pay for those dopes to slurp oysters, swill cheap wine, play golf, and brag about how great they were when they were trial lawyers. It's nit enough we support these incompetents who couldn't make it in private practice and that we stand when they enter a courtroom. Now we have to pay for their vacations? These bums who work 3-4 hrs a day have to be pigs at the public trough?

Anonymous said...

You are right on, Rumpole. This tragedy is less about race than all of the more important racial issues in our country. How about the thousands of young black man in Miami alone that are incarcerated, or those that are senselessly beaten or killed by the police. And let's be honest, Zimmerman is as white as Obama, or to put it more clearly, he is Hispanic American. If Martin killed him, it would be a black kid killing a Hispanic guy. This shouldn't be the new flag to wave. There are much more scarier flags of racism and injustice to be waving than this incident that involved bad decisions all around but nothing truly criminal.

Anonymous said...

Zimmerman is black Hispanic Jew. His maternal grandfather is black Peruvian.

CAPTAIN said...


SO, you want to be a 3rd DCA Judge .....

The Third District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission has been asked to provide Governor Rick Scott with nominees for the vacancy in the Third District Court of Appeal resulting from the resignation of Judge Angel A. Cortinas.

All persons interested in applying must deliver a complete application and 10 copies to:

Peter Prieto, Chair

Third District Court Judicial Nominating Commission

c/o Podhurst Orseck, P.A.

25 W. Flagler Street, Suite 800

Miami, Florida 33130

The deadline for submitting an application is Friday, August 9, 2013 by 12:00 p.m. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. Applications may be downloaded from The Florida Bar's website at www.floridabar.org. The inclusion of a photograph is encouraged. Please do not submit three-ring binders

Cap Out .....

Anonymous said...

HILARIOUS - Corey's prosecutors struck a potential black juror from the panel because he watched Fox News.

So I guess getting a black person on the jury wasn't really that important.....


Anonymous said...

Imagine that. A juror to one of our most watched trials wants to write a book to express her thoughts and perspective.

American liberals: No! No books! No books that challenge our worldview.

*Massive twitter and email campaign follows*

Literary agency steps down.

Juror cancels book.

Good job libs. When do we start burning books?

Anonymous said...

Zimmerman is NOT Jewish.

Anonymous said...

Zimmerman should not have sent that telegram.