For the second time in a month we removed a post put up by a guest blogger.
FIRST WE NEED TO APOLOGIZE TO JUDGE CHARLIE JOHNSON.
Judge Johnson was wrongly mentioned in the post as judge who had done something incorrect for which the 3rd DCA criticized him but couldn't grant a writ of prohibition. We will have more on this case in the next post.
This information was 100% completely wrong and we apologize to Judge Charlie Johnson.
We know Judge Johnson to be an outstanding judge. The type of judge who tops our list of Judges we want tough cases assigned to. How do we know this? We've never appeared before judge Johnson. But we knew him as a prosecutor and he was as fine and honest a prosecutor as you will ever meet anywhere and knowing him in that regard we know for certain that he is as fine a judge as there is in this county.
Now on to bigger issues:
Running a blog is not as easy as it looks.
Oh sure there are the glory days when a Broward judge gets popped for a DUI but how many times can that happen? (Ok, bad example.)
The fact of the matter is that we are acutely aware that the quality of our writing and popularity has made any posting on this blog a media event that normally will get your name into a very high google ranking.
To quote Lincoln, with great power comes great responsibility.
Or maybe it was Herbert Hoover.
Providing interesting content day in and day out is somewhat of a herculean if not sisyphean effort. So we use guest bloggers and sometimes that bites us in the butt. Like today.
The fact of the matter is we have carved an identity in this market and we appreciate you, the reader, and to the extent guest blogging lets you, us, and the blog down, we bear the final responsibility for mistakes.
So as difficult as this is, we will not longer allow guest bloggers to post items without us reviewing them first. Quite frankly we are busy beyond belief. We were in court through about 5 pm and it was only during a break when our email exploded that we realized there was a blog issue. This won't occur again. That is our promise to you. We will review and approve all posts.
Thank you for being a reader.
WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL RICHARD E GERSTEIN JUSTICE BUILDING BLOG. THIS BLOG IS DEDICATED TO JUSTICE BUILDING RUMOR, HUMOR, AND A DISCUSSION ABOUT AND BETWEEN THE JUDGES, LAWYERS AND THE DEDICATED SUPPORT STAFF, CLERKS, COURT REPORTERS, AND CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS WHO LABOR IN THE WORLD OF MIAMI'S CRIMINAL JUSTICE. THIS BLOG HAS BEEN CALLED "THE DEFINITIVE BLOG ON MIAMI CRIMINAL LAW" BY THE NY TIMES, THE WASHINGTON POST, THE POPE, AND DONALD TRUMP WHO ALSO ONCE SAID IT WAS "REALLY GREAT". POST YOUR COMMENTS, OR SEND RUMPOLE A PRIVATE EMAIL AT HOWARDROARK21@GMAIL.COM