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Thursday, May 07, 2015

VOX POPULI II

The court house was closed-vacated today at 4:30 PM in expectation of a demonstration. 

Talk about the voice of the people. 


Chief Judge,



On behalf of Major Jeanniton and as it relates to the Demonstration scheduled for 5pm this afternoon at the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building, I would like to inform you that we are working on an operational plan to secure the safety and security of the Judicial Staff along with all of the employees and visitors at the court house. Respectfully, we would request that you advise all personnel at the REGJB of this pending demonstration and order that they vacate the complex by 4:30 pm today. The Court Services Bureau Law Enforcement personnel would respectfully be requesting to utilize the underground parking of the complex to secure the vehicles along with other law enforcement gear. We will be working in coordination with the City of Miami Police Department in this endeavor and based on previous demonstrations the event is expected to end by 10pm this evening. Any and all assistance you can provide would be greatly appreciated.



Respectfully



Carlos M. Vazquez, Captain

Miami-Dade Police Department

Court Services Bureau

Of course real leaders (like perhaps the State Attorney) would stay and speak to the people. 


 

Bobby's finest moment. This is what a real leader does. 

"He who learns must suffer, and, even in our sleep, pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of g-d"
Aeschylus


 

29 comments:

El Gato Volador said...

Can we please discuss how county court ASAs have become little demons who want everyone to go to jail? Talk about a lack of perspective.

El Gato Volador said...

I have seen an inordinate amount of comments regarding the competency of the lawyers being elected to the bench. However, I have also seen the quality of ASAs/PDs diminish greatly. What sayeth the blogosphere?

Anonymous said...

That's certainly not her MO.

Impostor Secret Judge said...

He was hypocritical, entitled, and quite ruthless during his brother's uninspiring administration, but after November the pain suited him very well. He seemed humbled and genuinely empathetic.

I thought about this particular speech during the Baltimore riots recently. He was warned about the possible outbreak of violence, but he insisted on going out there and talking to the crowd (almost seemingly from his heart). Nothing compares to his speeches after his brother died. There was a depth of character that wasn't there before. He would have made an excellent president, but Fate had other plans. She usually does, doesn't she?

Strange how death tends to add depth. In a sense that kind of pain can reflect the most beautiful part of humanity. Our ability to feel and love deeply.

Great post, Rump.

William Shakespeare said...

“Oh, I am fortune's fool!”

Vladimir Nabokov said...

"We all have such fateful objects -- it may be a recurrent landscape in one case, a number in another -- carefully chosen by the gods to attract events of specific significance for us: here shall John always stumble; there shall Jane's heart always break."

Homer (not Simpson) said...

"And fate? No one alive has ever escaped it, neither brave man nor coward, I tell you - it’s born with us the day that we are born."

Fate said...

That was my personal contribution for this evening.

You are all very welcome.

Anonymous said...

Haiku Friday!

Miccosuckees lose
Little Bernie go bye bye
Angel, please save me

Anonymous said...

Who is the county judge that you most hope a cases falls in front of? My personal favorite at the moment is Dawn Denaro. I recently came before her and she was polite balanced and made me look good in front of my client. I also think she will sentence my client fairly if I loose at trial.

the trialmaster said...

I saw that there is a so called "legal legends" seminar coming up. Two of the participants are Ruiz-Cohen and Gordo. Neither deserve to be on this program. Neither have ever tried a civil case and have just come over from criminal. I would think the organizers of this seminar could do a lot better obtaining qualified judges for this program. No one could ever learn anything from these two. No "LG" comment.

Anonymous said...

2 COMMENTS:

9:29 - If you are "loose" in your arguments at trial then you will probably "lose" the case.

And, REG is on my way home. Drove by yesterday at about 6. It was a ghost town. Not 1 single person was out anywhere.

Anonymous said...

9: 29 am... You are right about Dawn Denaro. She's to be trusted and is reasonable in pleas.

I find her to be terrific and the prosecutors like her too.

Rumpole said...

"Words ought to be a little wild for they are the assault of thoughts on the unthinking "
John Maynard Keynes

Anonymous said...

Gotta chuckle at the REGJB being vacated at 4:30. Strip away the first floor and that is a standing order 24/7/365

Robert Herrick said...

"I see a wild civility:
Do more bewitch me, than when art
Is too precise in every part."

Anonymous said...

We are all very fortunate fools.

Anonymous said...

Heard there was no sex in the bathroom today at the investiture. These things are getting lame.

Anonymous said...

Dear FATE,
Can I return the slings and
arrows of my outrageous fortune?

Anonymous said...

We may or may not be turning your blog into a very inappropriate dinner party, Rump.

Dear anonymous readers:

If you're a whiny, bore we'll have the guillotine ready for you. If you have gossip it better be the salacious kind.

Anonymous said...

“He was trying to be a good parent. But you have to be able to afford it,” Mastos said. “Maybe he should have just put food coloring and stripes on a house cat and called it a tiger.”

This quote is by:

A. David Markus

B. P.T. Barnum

C. Crocodile Dundee

D. Ted Mastos

MC Waste Services, Inc said...

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/crime/article20551182.html great line by mastos

Anonymous said...

I can hear the crickets coming from the SDFLA blog.

Fate said...

No, do nothing. After all, didn't she save you from a sea of troubles and some heartache?

Bear the whips and scorns of time.

Le temps detruit tout.

- F

Anonymous said...

Can we discuss how people in Miami Dade get away with some of the most lenient sentences in the country and our rate of recitivism is so much higher. Appreciate what you have here try going to our south or north to see what the plea offers are, then you will get some perspective.

Anonymous said...

Oh good grief. Gordo and Ruiz-Cohen are LEGENDS now. That's just silly.

Ruiz-Cohen is at least competent and polite, but Gordo has shown herself to be neither. But legends? Legends of what?


(Does it make me a misogynist to point out that neither of these two is to be revered? Or are we all supposed to pretend the emperor is wearing fine clothes?)

Anonymous said...

Anonymous ASA @ 8:09 AM:

Are you suggesting we incarcerate people for a minimum of 10-20 years for stupid shit? Where are we going to put all these people? My point is that the majority of arrests are bullshit.

Give me an example of what you're talking about. Not a hypothetical where someone was charged with murder, attempted murder or raped. Those don't count.

Tell me what we should do about a guy involved in a common brawl. Should he go away for a year or two? Perhaps three?
__________________________

On a far more interesting note:

"Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Breyer have voted together 90% of the time this term."

http://abovethelaw.com/2015/05/chief-justice-john-roberts-comes-out/

Anonymous said...

I didn't see the county court reference. That's hilarious. Yeah, I guess it's because they're newbies and lack perspective. They won't be like that for long. By the time they get around to becoming As they'll realize how unreasonable they were as newcomers.

Anonymous said...

While we discuss plea offers in other states, perhaps we should also address nihilism?