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Thursday, February 15, 2018

CODE BROWN

CODE BROWN and a building-wide lockdown was the order of the day today- Thursday- starting around 10:15 AM and lasting for about an hour. As "Code Brown, clear people from the hallways" was repeatedly broadcast over the REGJB loudspeakers, corrections officers and bailiffs hustled people from the hallway into the courtrooms and then locked the doors. 

Several lawyers reported judges being whisked off the bench and going to their chambers, leaving a courtroom of scared and confused citizens in the galley, and lawyers, PDs and ASAs commenting on the judges' absences. We note that leadership occurs when regular people do irregular things at moments of real and possible danger. Did any judge remain in court to calm everyone down? Or did they just huddle in their chambers, peaking out from below their desks? We do not know. 

Of course in the wake of yesterday's tragedy, the Code Brown lockdown was met with fear and nervous silence in many courtrooms. The incessant beeping of the public address system for long periods of time didn't help calm the nerves of the people locked inside the courtroom. 

We live in violent times. 
But we need those guns, right? 
Gotta have those guns. 
Second amendment and the lord and all that. 
Jesus wants us to have guns. So does the NRA and Trump. 

From occupied America, where mentally ill people have easy access to firearms which allows them to murder children in their school, Fight The Power!

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not gonna roll on the judge, but she bolted from the courtroom before the full words "code brown" were out from the loudspeaker. Not a leader in a time of crisis, that's for sure. People who were locked in were laughing at how she ran. So were the defendants in custody.

Anonymous said...

Sayfie sent an email saying the code brown failed.
She did say they were meeting with Soto and Slom and MDPD and will fix the short comings. Nice to see people being proactive to prevent a real tragedy.

Anonymous said...

Rump, fav court reporter, ASA, PD to get locked in a courtroom with for a code brown?


Anonymous said...

Slom will fix it. Thank g-d he's involved. We'll all be safe now. Especially if he brings MaBel into the meeting. She'll get everyone straightened out and marching to the right tune.

I crack myself up.

Anonymous said...

Serious topic and all, but seriously, "Code Brown?" That's for poop. Or as they say in hospital settings, "a hazardous substance spill."

Anonymous said...

The last time I had to call a Code Brown at the REGJB it was because of a 7th Floor Medianoche.

Anonymous said...

Always fun to visit this blog written by a Jewish person who, when imitating what he thinks is stupid-people-talk, invokes the name Jesus.

That sure makes me think he is smart and someone I should listen to about the direction America should take.

Rumpole said...

Maybe it's me. Tea instead of coffee today. But I'm sensing just the eensy tinny weeny bit of anti-Semitism.
What makes you think I'm a jew?
Or as Buddha said, "when you get your head out of your ass, you see and hear better."

Moron.

Anonymous said...

9:21, you’re a consummate asshole that missed the point. Those fuckface bible thumpers always contort their bullshit through their religious dogma and , yes ,they drop Jesus’ name all the time .

Anonymous said...

Well Rump, to be fair. Your identity is pretty widely known. Folks play along, but, come on.

Anonymous said...

Luckily, according to the Herald, The Florida Gun show will still take place this weekend at the Miami Dade Fair grounds

the trialmaster said...

Where is Henry Ferro when we need him. Henry would have come out guns a blazing.

Anonymous said...

Rump your reference to Jesus is just as indefensible as 9:21's assumption you're a Jew. I've heard digs like that my whole life, it never surprises me. People like you who say stuff like that don't even realize it (Remember the "clings to religion" comment). It's like liberals are somehow trained to take offense at digs on Islam, but Christianity and especially Catholicism are free range to disparage. I will never understand the hypocrisy.

Anonymous said...

Just a bit. What an ass.

Anonymous said...

Rump why did you agree to publish this comment (10:30)? Just missed it?

Rumpole said...

What about the comment violates the rules?

Anonymous said...

Rump I totally agree with you because 10:30's comment is, well, true. Those fuckface bible-thumpers are just are just like those shithole koran-lovin' Muslims-- who the fuck needs em?

Anonymous said...

Cueto bolted from the bench as soon as he heard the word “code”. He actually beat his bailiff to the side exit door.

Anonymous said...

Peaking? Another typo. Do I win anything