UPDATE BELOW After many years of dealing with a system, where in my opinion, the concept of human dignity, and the responsibility of the prosecutor to protect the innocent from wrongful conviction are essentially ignored, I have decided that I need to take a stand. As many of you already know, I am running for Broward County State Attorney. I officially filed on December 4, 2015, and I am currently working on the infrastructure of the campaign. Part of what motivates me is what I have learned about the four individuals who served decades in prison, only to be deemed subsequently exonerated, and the fact that the Innocence Project called for the independent investigation of this office as a result. I am hopeful that 2015 will mark the beginning of the revolution of the criminal justice system on a national level. I believe that we can bring justice "North of the Border," and put an end to my need to rant on this listserve. I wish all of you a wonderful holiday season and a happy and productive new year. I am hopeful that at the end of 2016, there will be much to celebrate.
IN THE DARK LORD SATZ'S OFFICE:
HRSAOF*: Sir, we've analyzed the rebel's campaign. There is a slight chance of success.
Dark Lord Satz (DLS):
In our moment of triumph? I think you overestimate their chances of success. If I win this election, my grip on the empire of Broward will be complete.
HRSAOF: As you wish, my lord.
(raising a black-gloved hand and slowly making a fist): But there is one thing. Bring me this blogger. This Rumpole. I will crush him like Anthony Caravella.
HRSAOF: But my lord, Caravella was rescued by the rebel alliance in 2010.
That is of little concern. I kept that innocent man in prison for 26 years. That will be a good start for this impertinent flea in Dade-County. Bring him to me....and I will crush him and the entire Rebel Alliance.
HRSAOF: Why bother about him, my lord? He doesn't even come to Broward County.
He insulted my mother.
HRSAOF: My lord, he called you a son-of-a-wookie.
Which means my mother was a Wookie. My mother was a saint. A saint. There won't be any books written about my mother, but she was a saint.
HRSAOF: My lord, now you are quoting Nixon again when he made his farewell remarks to the white house staff the day he resigned.
Nixon was a saint as well. The best president we've ever had. Johnson taped people. Kennedy bugged the oval office. But Nixon was forced to resign.
Why ? Why?
HRSAOF: He lied to the nation about Watergate my lord...
Never mind all that...just bring me this blogger from Miami.
The Empire Strikes Back....
"If you only knew the power of the dark side of the force in Broward..."
* High Ranking State Attorney Office Flunky
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