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Sunday, April 01, 2018

FEDS TO FUND NEW JUSTICE BUILDING

Miami is starting to reap the benefits of Mayor Gimenez's rapid capitulation to Miami not being a sanctuary city. The City and the feds announced over the weekend a thirty-two million dollar grant to fund ground breaking on a new criminal courthouse.  Parking-lot 26,  which adjoins the side of the old courthouse, will be the site of the new courthouse (tentatively to be named the Jefferson Beauregard Sessions Miami Justice Center). When the new courthouse opens, the REGB will be imploded and a modern ten story parking garage will be built which will have room for police, lawyers and witnesses. There are plans, starting in 2020, to open a small mall in the public parking lot across from the courthouse which will include office space, an LA Fitness, retail and fine dinning. 

Things are looking up

However things are also looking down. 

Fresh on the success of the State Speedy trial rule allowing prosecutors to demand a speedy trial, the legislature is now looking at bills that will allow victims to file charges (the Victim Vengeance Act); file sentencing enhancements (The Victim Full Justice Act); and for individual victims to move the court to revoke a defendant's release (The Victims Safe Streets and Homes Act).

Well, maybe the new mall will have a bar to drink in.

From Occupied America, where every day brings surprises and fools, Fight the Power. 

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Heard from Chief Judge Bertie Soto that Judges de la O and Hanzman will be back in criminal next week.

Anonymous said...

More from Judge Soto....Blumstein gone, Zilber gone, Glick gone.....and peace reigned in the kingdom.

Anonymous said...

Besides the April fools thing, those putzes couldn't even fund a lemonade stand

Real Fake Former Judge said...

Finally! A long time coming. Building is falling apart.

Anonymous said...

There is an article in the Daily Business Review edition of 3-29-18 that says the Florida Bar recommended removal from the Bar for Jose M. Herrera. I guess he can still appeal that. Can you post the article on the blog?

Retired Calif judge said...

I liked my time in the justice building. I'm sad to see it go. Can I buy my bench?

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, the new courthouse is likely April Fools, while the new bills are probably real.

Anonymous said...

Fake News!!! But sounded great for a minute.

Anonymous said...

Judge Tunis ordered Bernardo Roman and Pepe Herrera permanently disbarred????

Details! Details!

It doesn’t sound good.

Anonymous said...

Who is occupying America?

Anonymous said...

No, it sounds great!