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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

WHY WE HATE BROWARD

UPDATE: Heat crumple to Pacers on road in Indiana. 

First of all we have never, ever, in over  dozen jury trials in Broward court, heard a clerk read a verdict that said anything other than "NOT guilty." 

But what really gets us is that the court officer just couldn't wait to get the cuffs on the defendant. No motion had been made, the judge hadn't said anything, the words guilty were barely out of the clerk's mouth and BOOM the defendant is cuffed. It's their mentality up there. Maybe it's something in the water. But they thrive on misery there. 



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22 comments:

MC Waste Services, Inc said...

the bailiff probably reasoned that because the defendant was gay he would become difficult to control. later, when asked if he, the bailiff, acted in this way because the defendant was gay, the bailiff denied it.Judge Iona Holmes was supremely satisfied with this answer...

the only thing that makes Broward not completely a totalitarian state in that it falls under the 4th dca.

MC Waste Services, Inc said...

http://www.local10.com/news/sheriffs-political-machine-aims-at-local-10-report-on-deadly-shooting/25181684 check this out out of broward ...media harassment day

Anonymous said...

All the Motions were handled before the verdict was read. The defendant was taken into custody as required by statute on a DUI Manslaughter conviction. The defense then made a bond Motion and the Judge set bond at $10,000 because of the juror issue.

In Dade, it's no bond. At least be truthful. http://m.wiod.com/articles/wiodam-local-news-122821/no-bond-for-man-convicted-of-12170391/

Anonymous said...

Anyone else having problems with this video?

Anonymous said...

Someone must have told the bailiff that he was to cuff the guy right after guilty is said.

I bet it was Judge Holmes. I am no fan of hers. She thinks everyone is guilty.

In Broward they think the State should win every case. Everyone works to help them. Nobody likes the defense. It sucks up there.

That is why I live here.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

I think that is so sad in so many ways …. Broward is still so REDNECK, but could you imagine this defendant in a rural county in Texas or other backward counties of the US?

There is so much sadness in the world….

Anonymous ASA said...

I finally bought the bullet and went to Ren. Sad. The line to get into Applebee's was longer, and the women at Applebee's were better looking. All I saw at Ren were old divorced criminal defense attorneys who aren't funny and horrible at their job. I saw one struggle to talk to Hagis, the 65 year old host who WAS smoking, and by smoking I mean smoking a pack of Camels. I cannot imagine their voir dire.

Anonymous said...

what happened to the marcus maneuver post? i think it sparked debate and interesting commentary. why suppress that?

Rumpole said...

Email me and I will tell you

Bill said...

It's apparently S.O.P. in Broward to cuff a defendant after a guilty verdict. They have been doing that for years. Nothing unusual. It's how they roll.

Anonymous said...

Former ASA here.

Broward, for the most part, is hanging on to the "we dont want to be filled with blacks and browns from Miami-Dade" mentality. The SAO and the bench are filled with old white guys who think the same way.

Like I tell my clients, "dont be black in Broward."

Anonymous said...

Rumpole, you owe your readers a public explanation for your removal of the Marcus maneuver post. At least, tell us what happened. Did the 3th DCA issued a writ of mandamus to Judge Lobree to accept the guilty plea? Did the State indict the Defendant for first degree murder?

MC Waste Services, Inc said...

http://www.local10.com/news/23-charged-in-massive-retail-theft-investigation/25192140 RING LEADER HELD ON 5.5 MILLION DOLLAR BOND. RIDICULOUS

Anonymous said...

@ 11:49 - ditto

Anonymous said...

Standard procedure to cuff after guilty in broward.

Kissimmee Kid said...

We rednecks resent the notion that we don't respect the presumption of innocence. We do. We also respect the jury. He ain't innocent; he is guilty. The jury spoke the cuffs go on and the Defendant goes to jail. Up here in the south that's how it works. If a jury finds you guilty you go to jail.

The reverse is also true. If a Defendant who is in jail gets found not guilty; we uncuff him and he walks out a different door than the one he came in through.

There are consequences to a jury verdict. Stop your whining you south Florida babies.

Kid

P.S. Broward does suck; just not for this.

Anonymous said...

I was a Broward prosecutor for five years, and I now do defense work mostly in the tri-county area, but throughout the state as well. I write to defend my beleaguered home.

Yes, the bailiffs here cuff defendants as soon as they’re convicted. Have you ever seen a defendant flip out after a guilty verdict? I have, and it’s not pretty. I guess in Dade defendants always politely accept the prospect of going to prison.

Yes, dealing with prosecutors here is a pain in the ass. An ASA can’t take a dump without getting supervisor approval. But I always see grumbling on this blog about minimum-mandatories where “a 25-year-old with no life experience is making decisions.” Well in Broward, Satz realizes that young prosecutors are often idiots, so there’s a laborious checks-and-balances system in place.

Dade lawyers are also spoiled by an over-the-top liberal sentencing scheme down there. You shouldn’t be offended by Broward prosecutors and judges sticking to the criminal punishment code. Sit through a sentencing docket in Martin County, then let me know how draconian you think Broward is. I’ve seen first-offenders with under 10 scoresheet points get five years prison up there. And any South Florida lawyer that’s handled a case north of Orlando knows how different that ballgame is.

I never see lawyers on the Broward blog bitching about Dade judges never starting on time, never granting written continuances, or never allowing waivers of appearance. And what’s with the State and their reliance on “counteroffers?” Just make a fucking offer, don’t say “we’ll accept a counteroffer of...” And WTF is a “sounding?” You’re the only courthouse in the state that calls it that, STOP.

Anonymous said...

Question I had about Marcus Maneuver post: how much investigation did the PDO do before trying to rush the plea? Anyone know how much time elapsed between the arrest and the attempt to plead?

Anonymous said...

Well, 1:23's post escalated quickly.

Anonymous said...

http://www.shumei.org/new-york/articles.html