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Sunday, March 22, 2015

HORSING AROUND

"Danger invites rescue"  Justice Cardozo famously wrote in 1926 in Wagner v. International Railway.
And while Cardozo's words were most likely not cited in the discussions, the Dade State Attorneys Office, in a display of Equine Equanimity, decided not to file charges against Aventura resident  Adam Kuferschmied, who seeing danger, rescued Cowboy, a runaway horse, who was espied galloping through Avetura, fleeing the confines of the nearby racetrack, several police cars in hot pursuit.  Kuferschmied, a lifetime horse lover-nee whisperer- interceded  and calmed down the nervous nellie. While Cowboy was returned safely to his stall,   Kuferschmied spent the night at the Dade County Jail, where undoubtedly, his meal was worse than Cowboy's oats and hay. The charges: some nonsense about interfering with the police, ignoring orders of the police, etc. A bunch of horse-feathers if you ask us. 

Enter famed Miami Criminal Defense Attorney Kenneth "Tex" Weisman,  known to favor the fillies, a friend of animals in need, defender of the wrongfully accused.  Weisman didn't horse around. He took his case to the state, which, as David Ovalle in the Herald gleefully reported here, said "neigh" to filing charges.  

The facts were a horse-of-a-different color, all agreed.  "The case was a late scratch, it never made it to the starting gate" Weisman cracked to Ovalle. The odds were long that the prosecution would get a conviction, others whispered. "The case was a mudder" sneered one prosecutor not involved in the decision.  "Weisman was chalk all the way" said one criminal defense attorney in the know. 

And so we leave you, with Cowboy, Kuferschmied and Weisman all galloping off happily into the sunset, the charges dropped, alls well that ends well. 


19 comments:

Colonel Potter said...

Horse-hockey!

Real Fake former Judge said...

I always knew Weisman had it in him to win in the big time. This proves it.

Anonymous said...

DOWN THE STRETCH THEY COME…..

Anonymous said...

Kenny is being honored by PETA, the SPCA, and as a man of the year by the Kentucky Derby and he can't buy a drink at the Gulstream bar. Beautiful job on a tricky case.

Mr. Ed said...

He's been my lawyer for years.

Anonymous said...

Kenny will be the featured speaker at this month's Lunch & Learn at the REGJB: "Defending those who defend animals".

He would prefer if you bring a vegetarian lunch.

Anonymous said...

The lawyer may be a thoroughbred, but he nagged the state until they gave in.

Cowboy said...

Of course the Herald got the story wrong. I often take long walks. A day at the track is no roll in the hay. On this day I took a wrong turn and the cops went nuts and then this old coot starts trying to grab my bridle and he's making matters worse. If they all would have left me alone I would have been fine. I'm glad the cops arrested him. Let a human see what a day in a stall is like. As to the shyster lawyer? Fe. A meshuganah goniff as we say around the track.

Anonymous said...

Word was a certain former judge was going to make s dramatic return from retirement to try the case with weisman if he didn't get it no actioned. To the client money was no object. Roy Black was hired just to do the arraignment.

Anonymous said...

The former judge was Firtel right ?

Anonymous said...

Not Firtel. You know who the Real Former Judge is!

He is Kenny's "Trust Fund Brother from another mother!"

Mishpucha .... as they say in the Jewish Mafia!

Anonymous said...

I wish I knew who Ken Weismann is. He sounds cool.

Anonymous said...

Not Firtel. It's Kleinmann. Duh.

Anonymous said...

Saw Kenny chowing down at Black Brick midtown chinese. He loves the lamb.

Anonymous said...

Cops are such assholes. He who gives up freedom for safety deserves neither.

CAPTAIN JUSTICE said...


I understand Kenny has recently been retained by Zegna for all of their fake Zegna clothing being sold in flea markets.

Go get em Ken.

Cap Out .....

Fake Kenny Weisman said...

There wil be a party at the The Ren (a venue) this Saturday at 10:00 p.m. to celebrate the calling of the Shumie by the SAO in Cowboy's case. All are invited.

Scott Saul said...

Good going Kenny

Anonymous said...

So what's the backstory to "Shumie" . . . ?