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Monday, August 20, 2018

RUMPOLE IS ANNOYING

Guy makes a blog. Becomes a success, and OY, all the emails..."when are you going to post?" etc., etc. Good for him he can fly all over the world while we're sweating here in Miami doing arraignments, reports, bond hearings (yuck). 
Anyway, since I'm posting...

WHERE TO EAT IN MIAMI
Millennials are foodies. We also don't like to handle cash. Yuck. So much easier to split the bill with Venmo. 

First, catch the Indi film "The search for General Tso" about the history of General Tso chicken in the US. Great flick. 

I'm hitting Mason Eatery on N Miami Ave like three times a week. A real NY diner in Miami. Who'd a thunk it? Pastrami sandwiches. French toast. Omelets. It's open 24 and I'm there at all hours. 

If it's late at night/early morn, and I'm not at ME, then I'm at Le Chick in Wynwood, eating the fried chicken sandwiches, or drinking an old fashioned, because  MM likes bourbon. Especially Basil Hayden or Widow Jane. 

Sometimes a girl just has to have sushi. And If I'm not paying then Hidden, which is hidden in Wynwood (finding it is half the fun, especially if you've had a few before-hand) and serves an Omakase menu is the best. But it's two bills for a decent meal so save your salary for a big night out. 

And when a girl doesn't want sushi, then she wants pizza, and pasta and flatbreads and Sette Osteria is the place. The calzone's are great to share. 

Of course, MM loves steak. But here's a twist. We like farmers markets. And sometimes there is this stand run by a H & W who make their own sausages. Babe Fromans . But they don't just grind and stuff pig stuff. They make duck sausage! And even better, they make this Banh Mi - which is a Vietnamese street-food sandwich with meat, and slaw, and hot sauce and the Babe uses duck sausage. Like heaven. And now....drum roll please, they have a restaurant! It's down south. Babes Meat and Counter. It's way south. Like 156th street Pinecrest/Palmetto Bay south. Which is a hefty Uber/Lyft fee for a sobe girl. But find a friend, split the ride, and get the banh mi and say MM sent ya. 
Here's the thing about being a millennial and heading to Pinecrest. You see those big houses and schools and soccer moms in Lexus SUVs and you think "is that going to me be in five years?" But then you flee the area, find a bar, drink a few old fashions and forget the nightmare. 


Jails:
Why can't the jails take emails so when we arrive, the customer is waiting? 
Here's the way to fix the Dade County Jail...it starts with two large wrecking balls and a budget authorization for a new jail. The only thing that works in the there is the AC, and it works too well. 

Why does every client in jail blame me? I didn't put them there. I'm trying to get them out. 

I hear so many lawyers fretting about going paperless. Me? I wouldn't know how to set up a paper file. 

AND FINALLY, This makes me cry, 😢😢😢😢 so I try and ignore it. But I can't. And our idiot president isn't doing anything about it. 

Half of the Great Barrier Reef Has Died Since 2016. 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2018/04/19/half-of-the-great-barrier-reef-coral-has-died-since-2016/#64e8b0345f9f




5 comments:

Anonymous said...

If trump would only start helping the environment he would indeed be the GOAT

Anonymous said...

Inconsistent post. You are trying to get them out of the jail but work for the State?

Paul Manafort said...

I understand your point COMPLETELY about the great barrier reef. When I was on the campaign, we had a vote to decide if POTUS should either save the great barrier reef or solve Fermat's Last Theorem. I voted reef but Ivanka, who always gets her way with daddy, voted Theorem. It's one of my greatest regrets in life I couldn't have been more persuasive.

Kissimmee Kid said...

Dear Monday, August 20, 2018 8:52:00 AM,

Clarence Earl Gideon was busted in a Blounstown pool hall. He was a man with an eighth-grade education who ran away from home when he was in middle school. He spent much of his early adult life as a drifter, spending time in and out of prisons for nonviolent crimes.

They shipped him over to Panama City and he was charged with breaking and entering with the intent to commit a misdemeanor, which is a felony under Florida law. At trial, Gideon appeared in court without an attorney. In open court, he asked the judge to appoint counsel for him because he could not afford an attorney. The trial judge denied Gideon’s request because Florida law only permitted appointment of counsel for poor defendants charged with capital offenses.

Much later, the US Supreme Court held that the Sixth Amendment’s guarantee of counsel is a fundamental right essential to a fair trial and, as such, applies the states through the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Florida established a system of state funded "Public Defender's Offices," where Florida pays for lawyers to represent persons too poor to hire a lawyer. So, to answer your question, the state pays for lawyers whose job it is to battle the state's efforts to incarcerate poor defendants. Funny, huh?

Anonymous said...

Go blog somewhere else please.