It's not due to the California earthquakes.
It's not a sign that the apocalypse is upon us.
And it's not the Hindenberg and there are no gasps about the humanity (See below).
But on July 10, 2019, the word, apparently official from the criminal El Jefe Judge Sayfie that division 16, of late being presided over by Judge Del Pino, is, to use the formal legal language, "being collapsed." This means that as of September 13, 2019, (call it "C-Day") the division will cease to exist. As of Wednesday July 10, 2019, the infamous blind clerk in the REGJB will be told to no longer file new cases in division 16. (Many years ago Judge Moreno when he was in criminal court would see how many cases were filed in his division and tongue-in-cheek bemoan that "the blind clerk doesn't like me." This was all based on the "blind-filing" system).
It's sort of like a star going super-nova. The celestial body has used up it's fuel, and wasted, it collapses upon itself, soon to be a black-hole (no, not like Broward County, just a regular black-hole).
So say au-revoir to division 16. The trials; the pleas; the verdicts; the motions; it has all come to an inglorious end.
We hope you had the time of your life.
There was life before Starbucks, the internet, Instagram, cell-phones, Uber-eats, 737-Max aeroplanes and the like. In short there was a world before you millennials started uber-eating your way through it. And in this world, there were things called Zeppelins. They were considered marvels of technology. And in this world there were things called cameras that were not attached to phones. They recorded events on something called "film". Here is one such recording. There are many others.
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