Sorry about no post this morning. Uncharacteristically, there was no internet on the flight over the pond. And BTW, speaking of Europe, Berlin is the great European City of the 21st Century and you are doing yourself a disservice if you don't visit.
VERY QUIETLY and without much (or any) fanfare, one of the best trial lawyers to grace the halls of the hallowed REGJB returned Monday. John Hogan, former chief assistant prosecutor to Janet Reno, the man, the myth, the legend, was quietly minding his own business in the 7th floor jury room as a potential juror. H/T a couple of longtime readers.
AND VERY QUIETLY, Regional Counsel Eugene Zenobi tried a case last week. When was the last time you saw the head of an agency in the pits, their sleeves rolled up (figuratively) , doing some real work? H/t just about everyone in the division.
The League of Prosecutors is hosting a "New prosecutors meet the Old prosecutors" get together this Thursday. We haven't been given the official go-ahead to announce where this soiree is being held (despite a half dozen members forwarding us the email of the event), so we won't spill the beans, or reveal the CI as it were.
At the risk of repeating ourselves, here's what we want the new PDs and ASAs to remember: you will make great friends and maybe meet your best friend during this exciting time in your lives. Cherish these moments. What is the difference you ask?
A great friend is the person you call to bail you out of jail. Your best friend is the person sitting next to you in the jail cell saying "I can't believe we did that." That being said, try and not get arrested for the next few years.
State v. Andrew Rolle.
The prosecution and love-fest (not) between the opposing lawyers in the prosecution of the tragic murder of Detective James Walker continues today and through the end of this week before Judge Tinkler-Mendez.
It's still the season of redemption. As the Jewish Torah says, the day of Atonement is for forgiveness of sins between a person and the lord. There is no atonement for sins between people without an apology and forgiveness.
Yes, the amazing breadth and depth of our knowledge extends to the theological.
See You In Court, and we forgive you.
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