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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

NUN_SENSE

This marijuana - franchise business is lingering, like some weird smell that won't go away. 
Jeff Feiler's plans for a "Florida-Up-in-Smoke Shops" Franchise made the ATL "Non Sequiturs 2-18-2014"  column here. 

The Dolphins are in disarray, but you didn't need a bullying scandal to tell you that. 

If you're not following the South Florida Lawyers blog's  continuing 24 hour coverage of Miami Super-Personal-Injury-Lawyer Spencer Aronfeld, then you're missing great entertainment. 

Nun_sense Nonsense:
A US District Judge sentenced Sister Megan Rice, age 84, to 35 months in prison for anti-nuclear protesting activities that included breaking into a facility used to store plutonium for nuclear weapons. The Chicago Tribune story is here. 

See You In Court. 

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks Rump. I needed a good laugh and the Aronfeld coverage really is amusing.

BTDT

Anonymous said...

Time for a 2014 election update.

Anonymous said...

Aronfeld v grieco ! Smash down 2014! Winner faces top self promoter markus for the title!

CAPTAIN JUSTICE said...


THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:

ELECTION CENTRAL 2014 .....

Please refer to my post of January 9, 2014 which can be found at:

http://www.justicebuilding.blogspot.com/2014/01/whos-running-for-judge-in-2014.html

for a complete guide to the Judicial Elections slated for 2014.

The only change since that post is in County Court.

On February 11, 2014 a new candidate filed to run against Judge Jacqueline Schwartz.

Frank Bocanegra has filed to run against Incumbent Schwartz and Challenger Dooley. Mr. Bocanegra has been a licensed attorney for 6 years, having been sworn in on Feb. 2, 2008.

In 2013, Bocanegra filed an application with the City of North Bay Village applying for the open position of City Manager. According to his resume, as cited by the Miami Herald, here is what he said:

"Bocanegra is an attorney in the 11th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida, he said. For several years, he had a law firm, Miami Lakes-based Frank C. Bocanegra P.A., which is now dormant. For about two years, he served as town manager for Miami Lakes. Bocanegra held various positions as part of the Miami-Dade Police Department, including police major, captain, first lieutenant and Miami Lakes town commander, according to his résumé."

So, there you have it for candidate Frank Bocanegra and his qualifications to sit as a County Court Judge.

Cap Out ....
captain4justice@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Frankie "the mouth" bocanegra.

Anonymous said...

Don't be in such a rush to criticize a retired cop who wants to be a judge. He worked in the system for many years.

But..... how about some fucking experience as a lawyer.........

Anonymous said...

Schwartz deserves five opponents...... The way you act in court matters!!! Treat lawyers and litigants with respect!!!!!!

The difference between judge and lawyer is one election- those on the bench forget this fact.

Anonymous said...

Rachel Dooley is the best candidate running in that race and will make a great juudge.

Anonymous said...

Rump, the hearts are puke-inducing. Please get rid of them.

Anonymous said...

Is Greer Wallace going to run again?????

Anonymous said...

I agreed about the hearts. Thanks for the trees. much nicer

Anonymous said...

Why are we not surprised that someone as sketchy as Jeff Feiler would start engaging in a rip-off scheme like selling franchises in pot stores? For all of the smiles and slickness, underneath is a guy that lacks loyalty or trustworthiness.

This guy tries to sell anything he can that will make money for him, at no cost to him. Some know of his attempt to sell memberships to the Snowmass Club so he could have a free one. How about those he attempted to sell interests in his Colorado ranch? Or those who partnered with him in condos in Colorado.

I would not give him one dime of my money. You will never see it again, but somehow he will profit. Stay as far away from this guy as you can.

Unknown said...

I pray to God that what Frank Bocanegra did to my family and I while he was head of the Town of Miami Lakes Police department be brought to light.
Frank Bocanegra should be brought to JUSTICE.

Sincerely Gus Abella
Cell# 305.305.6622

Unknown said...

Frank Bocanegra should be behind bars for his unlawfulness, abuse of power, obstruction of justice, obstruction of court proceedings, tampering with witnesses, orchestrating police reports with false allegations and also orchestrating a campaign of retaliation, intimidation, stalking and harassment against a Miami Lakes resident, Gustavo Abella, for voicing his opinion, his constitutional right, at a Town meeting in Miami Lakes.

I attended a February 2007 town hall meeting and challenged an issue regarding the posting of commercial signs on right of way streets in Miami Lakes.
Miami Dade County Court Case #08-19978 CA 01 was filed on 2008 for Defamation and Conspiracy against an elected official in Miami Lakes, Nancy Simon, and the Town of Miami Lakes. There were witnesses that witnessed city official, Nancy Simon, using taxpayer's money to make defamatory flyers to punish Gustavo Abella for speaking out and posting a sign in his vehicle, expressing his opinion against an issue regarding a Sign Ordinance.
Several witnesses came forward and after Frank Bocanegra, Miami Lakes Police Town Commander at that time, approached them they changed their story. Because of Bocanegra's obstructing the investigation, tampering with witnesses and personally threatening and harassing me it obstructed this court proceeding in Miami Dade County Civil Court Case# 08-19978 CA 01 ending me with a Summary Judgment for over $100,000.00 and numerous years of the campaign that was launched as "the punitive machinery of government in order to punish me with parking tickets, stalking, harassing, and intimidation.
While this campaign of harassment, retaliation, intimidation, etc. was taking place I started documented everything and calling the proper authorities to report the abuse of power from some officers of the Miami Lakes Police and reporting this situation to the Town Commander of the Police, Frank Bocanegra. All my complaints brought more retaliation to the point that I had to file a lawsuit with the Federal Court; Southern District Court Case # 11-20152-cv-ALTONAGA/Simonton.
While the case was in court, Bocanegra and his officers did not stop with the abuse of power, Bocanegra himself was orchestrating all this malice. The police officers would say only that they received orders. These same officers would continue to come to our home, our minor daughter's school and also to my place of work.
When my wife and I requested thru public records his official cell phone records he demanded an exhorbitant amount of money to be paid ahead of time to review the records.
Attached are the links to the Document 68, the Order from Judge Altonaga denying all the defendants' the qualified immunity they were requesting. Also, I am adding the link to the Per Curiam, showing the Court of Appeals's decision affirming Judge Altonaga's decision denying them for the second time their immunity.
There was so much damage orchestrated by Frank Bocanegra and I am hoping and praying that the Federal Government brings him to justice.
Frank Bocanegra is unlawful, is corrupt, endangers freedom, and the abuse he has caused my family and I is a crime.
Sincerely,
Gustavo Abella
305-305-6622