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Friday, July 17, 2015

THE EMAIL YOU DID GET

Things are getting testy between your humble blogger and the powers at FACDL. Think Angela Merkel and Greece; President Obama and John Boehner; John Kerry and the Ayatollah; Clint Eastwood and a mugger; Rocky and Clubber Lang. You get the picture. They despise us. 

We will summarize the email FACDL sent out: 

"Unless and until one of you criminal defense attorneys wants to put your head on the chopping block and give us your name, your client's name, the name of the corrections officers you dealt with at TGK, then there is nothing we can do except tell you that we - at great personal sacrifice- met with the Captain at TGK who informed us that he is shocked! Shocked to find that lawyers are not being given immediate and unfettered access to their clients. TGK strives to provide a warm, nurturing and rehabilitative atmosphere where lawyers and clients have access to comfy lounges where they can discuss the case and prepare for trial and any accusation that this is not the case is rank calumny. 

Remember folks, you can trust TGK. This is the same jail that opened all the cell doors in one security area so that a group of inmates could assault an inmate. 
So of course you as a defense attorney should come forward, especially if your client is still in custody, because this is TGK and nothing untoward like physical retaliation would ever occur. This is TGK, not North Korea for goodness sakes. "

Rumpole says: Don't take the bait. Don't risk it. Take your client to a civil firm and file a lawsuit. All FACDL did, does, and will do is have a meeting with the brass who be shocked about such allegations and will assure FACDL that this must be a lie, an aberration, an attorney with a bone to pick and all lawyers are given complete access to any client they want to see with professional courtesy and the type of efficiency that the department of corrections is known world wide for.  If you have any doubt as to the professionalism and efficiency of the folks at TGK, just remember this is a jail that- upon the posting of a bond- strives to have your client released within the month- although of course there may be certain cases that take a little while longer. 

So go ahead, be a dope, and become a snitch and watch as you get hung out to dry. 

Buckle up- things are getting nasty. 

See you in court, just not at any FACDL  soirees. 

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rumpole thank you. You speak for us. The little people. The lawyers who don't award ourselves awards and sing our praises in emails. We just wake up every day and do our job and defend our clients and then go home to our families. We don't want to put ourselves and our clients in danger by publicizing how bad we are treated by corrections and judges and prosecutors. As I told you in a private email if Rick Freedman wants a test case then let him or some other facdl bug wig go to TGK today and see if they will let him see a pd client arrested his week. Let him out his neck on the line. Thank you Rump for fighting for us.

Anonymous said...

Well said Roy Black!!!

Joe Klock said...

The Captain at TGK is Captain Richardson. I have had occasion to call her office on more than one occasion, and she has personally gotten on the line and helped solve the problems that involved the release of property of an inmate. She was pleasant, helpful, and not the least bit officious. I have had the same type of contact with the Acting Captain at the Stockade, Lt Kim, who was helpful in making sure that an inmate saw a psychiatrist and a dentist and made sure that it happened. I have no idea about the jail or Metrowest.
In any event, the "under glass" policy was put into effect about a year or so ago and then abandoned at most facilities, so it is not "made-up," but, as best I can tell, has been abandoned since someone explained to the powers to be at Corrections that one cannot become an attorney of record prior to being hired. Apparently, whoever was spoken to had not handled the front desk recently. Joe Klock

Anonymous said...

11:17, both you and Rumpole are overly dramatic attention seekers. Obviously neither of you routinely go to the jails to see clients or interview new ones. If you did, you would know that corrections recently rotated their staff at Metro West and TGK. If you were a regular then you would know that the new staff members are simply following what they believe to be the policy. The old staff members who were there for many years got to know the lawyers coming in and out and quite frankly didn't give a shit anymore. They were rotated to different assignments. What FACDL is asking for is specifics so it can be brought to the attention of the "big wigs" in corrections so the new staff members can be educated. This isn't some grand conspiracy or nefarious plan to deny Rumpole from seeing the one client he has at TGK. This isn't FACDL trying to get you to snitch on the all mighty corrections. FACDL is nothing more than two dozen lawyers just like yourself who volunteer to help the greater defense bar and most importantly our clients get a fair shake. So please, carry on with anonymous protest blogging.

Rumpole said...

I have two state clients in custody. None at TGK and I don't visit them. My associates do. Really. If you're going to trash me get the details correct. The facts are I failed at two bond hearings last year. Something I am not proud of.

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