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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

INTERNAL AFFAIRS AFFAIRS

Who polices the police who police the police? Apparently the FBI. 

David Ovalle and the Herald broke the story of Internal Affairs LT Ralph Mata getting arrested for acting as muscle for a drug gang running drugs and money through Miami and New York and New Jersey Some of the allegations include helping move money through a NY airport and helping to plot the murder of rival drug traffickers. 

The Herald article is here. 
Whenever we read something like this we always think that beyond the money that the prosecutors will say motivated the officer, there was the thrill of the crime. For a small segment of the population, the thrill of being the bad cop, the excitement of a  CIA agent turned double agent and leading a double life is what motivates the person.  There's just something wrong with people who do something like this (assuming the feds are correct) and it goes beyond the money. 

That's our thought anyway. 

BLOCKED!
Your Miami Heat lost to the Brooklyn Nets last night for the fourth time this year. This loss- at home- was punctuated by LeBaby being rejected as he attempted a game winning dunk with one second left.  The Nets swept your Heat for the season while you know who wailed at the refs. 




See you in court. 



10 comments:

Anonymous said...

There are plenty of sociopathic lawyers , also.

Secret Judge said...

To 5:33's question, my answer is to avoid having to grant motions for recusal, based on comments I make on the Blog. How about the rest of you?

Anonymous said...

Rump .........get some sleep !

Anonymous said...

Rumpole's Heat-hating seems especially vitriolic this year. Maybe it's because, as an Englishman, he simply does not understand the sport of basketball. Maybe it's because none of his own favourite teams are even going to be in the playoffs. Or maybe it's because the team he adopted last year--the Indiana Pacers--seems to be going down in flames. For the rest of us, let's enjoy the playoffs and another Heat championship.

Anonymous said...

Rump is definitely not English; because if he were, he would be bitching about cricket not BB.

Anonymous said...

You just don't see guys named Elmer very much these days anymore. That concerns me.

Juniper said...

If Rumpole were truly a subject of the British crown, he would be going on about football, football hooligans, and how many people got arrested at the last Man. U. game.

Anonymous said...

Elmer Richardson- the lawyer from Apalachacola who fought all the way to the Supreme Court to get a Richardson hearing.

Anonymous said...

Nobody seems very interested in a really high ranking cop being a dope dealer. I guess we're used to it.

In Broward, they would PTI his case so he could testify against all the people he arrested.

So it goes.....

Anonymous said...

Secret judge, it's not fear.
But a pleasant peaceful atmosphere is important to me. If i make a controversial anonymous statement here, it gets debated.
If i make it in the hallway on the 2nd floor, i get funny looks for a few days, I hear people whispering as I walk by, i can tell the prosecutors treat me different. I'm not afraid of that -or of sticking up for what I say - its just that many times it's not worth it.