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Monday, March 17, 2014

SAINT PADDYS DAY

OYE!

ERIN GO BRAGH y SOTO!
Today is the wearin-o-the green. 

No better way to celebrate than an ice cold Materva along with some Corned Beef and arroz con frijoles negros y maduros and cabbage. 

It's Miami after all. 

So a lot happened last week while we were soaking up rays on St Barts. 

HUNGRY GUY:

Richard Masten the head of  Crime Stoppers (motto "A snitch in every household") refused Judge Brennan's order to turn over the informant who called crime stoppers in a case. Then he ate the evidence! See below.  Masten is a former law enforcement officer and former police chief. Then Judge Brennan gave him the bill for the meal: she held him in contempt. There will be a hearing and Masten will face jail. 

Defense Attorney JM D'Escoubet watched the circus he created by filing the motion. 





GUILTY
ASA Michael Von Zamft won a carjacking double murder case. Eric Ellington was convicted of most counts. The Herald article is here.  PD Herb Smith's winning streak in murder cases ends at one. But this was a difficult case for the defense. 

We're still away, so El Capitan has something on tap for y'all later in the week. 

See You On The Beach. 
(btw: On The Beach is a classic 1960's nuclear holocaust movie and novel. Just a thought as the cold war heats up.)

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Call the Shumie and head to the Irish House on the beach and quaff a few cold ones and hoist a few to comrads long gone.

Anonymous said...

He didn't even eat the entire paper.

Anonymous said...

After this the best holiday of all: Cinco de Shumie!!

Anonymous said...

Once again you give no credit to any of the proper parties. Herb Smith second chaired his last win, and did almost nothing in the trial but sit there. I don't believe it was Michael's trial either. I guess unless they have salt and pepper hair you don't pay no mind.

Anonymous said...

That is crazy - the SAO should seriously consider prosecuting him for obstruction

Anonymous said...

2 weeks is not even close to long enough. I would have him sit at least 6 months. Defying production is one thing - she could have locked him up for a bit or waited for an appeal. But destroying evidence by eating it in court? That is outrageous, and he should be charged with obstruction on top of whatever he gets.

Rumpole said...

2:55 tell me who deserves credit and I will give it.

MC Waste Services, Inc said...

crime stoppers needs to stop offering anonymity to tipsters.

MC Waste Services, Inc said...

http://media.cmgdigital.com/shared/news/documents/2014/03/17/Goodman_--_order_3-17-14.pdf nicely written order, prosecutor gets away with ad hoc policy and no one can say otherwise

Anonymous said...

FSU Cops Gone Wild.

http://www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/Student-Claims-Excessive-Force-by-FSU-Police--250408111.html?device=tablet&device=phone

This is why we need cop videos in Miami.

Anonymous said...

Who's Veronica Adriana Diaz? She just filed against William Altfield.

Anonymous said...

http://nypost.com/2014/03/17/pinup-calendars-wage-war-over-which-jewish-boys-are-best/

Anonymous said...

Maybe Diaz saw a name that sounded white and pounced on it.....she picked a great judge--i wonder who is advising her----though she works for City of Miami according to the bar website....does that mean it is, well, no, really??!?!?! Noooo, she wouldnt get in the business of advising candidates