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Wednesday, February 05, 2014

POST BOND? DON'T HOLD YOUR BREATH

The problems with the Dade County Jail and Corrections continue: Like the Roach Motel, you can check in but you cannot check out:


Dear Colleagues,

Please see the below information regarding acute delays in the releasing of defendants from MDCR custody.  It appears that Miami Dade is experiencing a lack of connectivity with the national AFIS system which is used to confirm the identities of detainees.

I have been in touch with MDCR's legal advisor and she is unsure as to whether this a nationwide or local problem, but has been told by Miami Dade representatives that AFIS should be up and accessible again by 9:00 pm.  Having checked in with Ken Hassett in Broward and based on the lack of complaints there, it appears to be a local problem for us. 

We will continue to monitor the problem and prepare to take all necessary options that are available to us.  If any of you have experienced delays today, please contact me to discuss details.

Best,
Eddie Pereira
President FACDL-Miami

JUDGES BLOOM AND GAYLES NOMINATED:
Dade Circuit Judges Darrin Gayles and Beth Bloom were nominated by the White House today to the  United States District Court for the Southern District Of Florida. As we have seen, a nomination is barely worth the paper it is written on. Does the White House have the clout to move these nominations out of the Senate Judiciary Committee and to a full vote? 
The citizens of South Florida could not be better served than by having these two outstanding judges confirmed. 

See You In Court. 

PS. No truth to the rumor a certain local Miami Beach politician sent out requests to the media to be interviewed on this story. 

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bloom and Gayles...two fine people. Good luck to both.

Anonymous said...

Does this mean they are both nominated for two separate spots or both possible for one spot?

Anonymous said...

That's a low blow Rump... We all know DJ Esquire would never solicit media attention.

Rumpole said...

Separate spots. One nominee per judgeship.

Anonymous said...

I heard jackie schwartz was getting nominated.... Now you're telling me it's bloom and gayles?

Anonymous said...

They are great choices, excellent judges and people. Now we hold our collective breaths for rubio's slip and confirmation.

Anonymous said...

They are both good judges, but not particularly distinguished.

Big Tent Tim said...

Let's see how Thirsty Marco deals with a Miami Beach Jewish Female and a Gay Black Man as nominees.

Anonymous said...

I hope they stay humble.

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