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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

HAPPENINGS IN THE REGJB

If you read the comments section, then you know some people want the blog to be about the courthouse. Because they don't want to read about Trump.  Wah wah wahhh. 

Ok. This is for you. Some judges picked some juries this week. Some defendants were acquitted. Some were convicted. There was a mistrial this week in an armed robbery trial because of A Golden Rule violation by the State. How shocking is that? (-yawn-). 

Long time ASA David Gilbert is probably picking his last jury and trying his last case as an ASA. A brutal multiple murder and shooting. Stop by Judge Venzer's courtroom and watch Gilbert and Frank Ledee. Bruce Fleisher, inter alia, for the defense. 

Coming next week, as a special blog service, we will post the lunch specials at the El Chapo Café. Yum. 
An escalator was out. Coming soon our exclusive interview with Elmer, the Otis escalator repair man. Elmer will give our readers his top six tips for getting on and off the escalator. 
And not just that, but out secret expose': You Don't Want to Know What's In Those Hot Dogs From The Carts.

There's going to be some retirement parties for clerks and corrections officers. Promises to be a good time for all. 

Isn't this fun and fascinating? 

Parking is a problem at the REGJB. Let's start a petition! We can all sign it and demand change. Yes. That's the ticket for an exciting post. A petition! 

Oh, our State Attorney doesn't like the 2nd DCA. Like they ever did anything to her. Here's part of an email from her. 

In late 2016, Florida's 2nd District Court of Appeals overturned a conviction for a juvenile convicted of written threats to kill or do bodily harm. The juvenile offender made multiple posts on social media threatening to "shoot up" his school.
 
One of the posts included a photo of a firearm. The appellate court reversed the offender's conviction and found that the threats did not violate Florida law. The court stated that it could not "add words not included by the legislature" and that the current statutory language was "very limited."
 
I am delighted to report that our Governor signed Senate Bill 7026, a Public Safety Bill 105 pages long, which amongst many other items intended to improve public safety includes the necessary language to amend Florida Statute 836.10 to include threats of mass shootings or acts of terrorism.  Anyone found responsible for issuing such a threat commits a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s.775.082, s.775.083, or s.775.084.  Law enforcement now has one of the necessary tools to ensure that no child feels unsafe at school because of online threats.
                                                           Sincerely,

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do you really think that your liberal tilt on Trump is meaningful? I am interested in what goes on in the courthouse and criminal law not your left wing nonsense. Silly me, I used to think there was nothing worse than the football obsession until Trump got elected.

Anonymous said...

Three losers. Gilbert, Ledee and Fleisher. Come and see which side is more incompetent

Anonymous said...

Monsters University completely deserved at least a nom).

Anonymous said...

Judge Ellen Venzer is probably the BEST Judge at the Justice Bldg. She is intelligent beyond belief. She was a great trial lawyer before she was appointed to the bench. I’m shocked she hasn’t gone on to be appointed as a Federal Judge? Isn’t she real close with Manuel Kadre, the head of the JNC?

Anonymous said...

I wonder if those who criticize your posts about Trump voted for him, feel bad about it but lack the emotional maturity to own it, preferring to blame you for what they experience as criticism.

WHen some people make a colossal mistake, they did in their heels, insist they didn't, and attack anyone who says otherwise. That's what's going on here.

You have always discussed matters other than REGJB -- sports, dining, books, history, in particular military history. Because it's your blog and you post about what interests you. These are interesting times.

Anonymous said...

I doubt that Venzer "was a great trial lawyer" before she took the bench. Who did she work for and what are her big "trial wins", if any. If she was a successful lawyer she never would have chose to work for peanuts on the public teat.

Seth Sklarey said...

They still have the signs in the paring lots that call it the Gersten Building. Joe must be chuckling somewhere in kangaroo land.

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