"I'm sorry…so sorry….that I was such a fool"
David Ovalle and the Herald have the article:
Miami-Dade Judge Jacqueline Schwartz is apologizing after ranklingCuban-American lawyers with her election-night comments about beating a "nondescript Hispanic."
"I fully understand my comments could readily been seen as offensive to the community, something I never intended and that pains me greatly," Schwartz wrote Saturday in a letter to the Cuban American Bar Association (CABA).
"I should have never issued the post-election statement that has, understandably, caused do much concern. I retract the statement completely."
The judge also said she will ask the courts to "participate" in judicial diversity training.
Scene: Inner sanctum of power. Chambers of Chief Judge Bertie Soto:
Dramatis Personae: Judge Soto, judicial assistant.
Judge Soto: "…and in conclusion, while I appreciate your desire for a larger courtroom and chambers, may I remind you that you are one of more than two hundred judges, and the assignment of chambers is based solely on seniority, and due to the fact that you were just elected to the county court and have not yet even been sworn in, the large courtroom on the 4th floor of the justice building, currently being used by Chief Administrative Judge Safyie, will not be available for your misdemeanor calendar.
Yours, blah blah blah…you got that?'
JA: "Yes boss."
JS: Anything else?
JA: More complaints about the civil courthouse. Apparently a bird flew into an open window and grabbed a piece of paper off a desk and flew out. The attorney wants to sue.
JS: We'll handle it tomorrow.
JA: And Judge Schwartz is calling for courts to participate in judicial diversity training.
JS: What the hell does that mean? Courts participating? Courts are inanimate objects. She wants Judges to get diversity training?
JA: Apparently so.
JS: So she insults the hispanic population of Miami, and feels that because of that, every judge has the problem she has?
JS: They don't pay me enough for this job.
JA: Should I send a reply?
JS: Yes. Tell her to take a flying ….nah. I will address it tomorrow.
JA: Good night.
JS: Good night.
See You In Court, unless it is canceled due to diversity training.
dream sequence…the page gets all funny and weird before becoming clear and we see President Obama standing in the Rose Garden in 2015.
Obama: And I want to thank Justice Ginsberg for her many years of dedicated service to the court and this country. And I am proud to announce her replacement will be a distinguished jurist, a jurist who forever changed the landscape of American jurisprudence by coming up with the startlingly original and amazing idea of requiring all judges to undergo judicial diversity training. Now, I know in 2015 this seems standard practice, but I take you back to that now famous letter, sent to the Cuban American Bar association in Miami, a letter which has since been safely ensconced with our most treasured letters of the republic in the federal archives, and a letter that set the tone and standard for the judiciary. It is therefore with an enormous amount of pride that I nominate as the next Justice of the United States Supreme Court, J….
IA= INSENSITIVES ANONYMOUS.
"Hi and uhhh… welcome to the inaugural meeting of Insensitives Anonymous. A world wide fellowship of men and women who help each other stop being insensitive. This is a closed meeting, and you are welcome to stay if you have a desire to stop being insensitive. If you have been insensitive in the last twenty-four hours, we ask only that you stay and listen. So, I will begin. My name is Jackie, and I am a judge, and I am insensitive to hispanics…
Everyone in the audience: "Hi Jackie!"
Read more here: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2014/11/miami-dade-judge-apologizes-for-saying-she-defeated-nondescript-hispanic.html#storylink=cpy