1. Too Close To Call – with all precincts reporting and vote by mail “partially reported”, pending possible recounts:

Ernie Kollra over Alan Schneider by 919 votes (circuit);

Richard Kaplan over Mike Usan by 741 votes (circuit).

2. Winners:

Circuit judge Shari Africk-Olefson over Kristin Padowitz;

Circuit judge Susan Alspector over Camille Coolidge-Shotwell;

Circuit judge Dan Casey over Karen Berger;

County judge Bobby Diaz over Mike Heise;

County judge Mike Davis over Rhoda Sokoloff;

County judge Bob Lee over Stephen Lustig.

3. November Match-Ups:

Jason Allen-Rosner v. Stefanie Moon (circuit);

Maria Markhasin-Weekes v. H. James Curry (circuit);

Corey Cawthon v. Tanner Demmery (county);

Allison Gilman v. Jackie Powell (county).


PB Post – Peter Evans quits county bench after calling APD “a gorilla”


                 Mark Twain

“Never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel.”

SS Editorial Board: Cause for concern in Judge Elizabeth Scherer’s handling of Nikolas Cruz case

“From the moment Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer was randomly assigned Broward County’s trial of the century — the case of school shooter Nikolas Cruz — buzz began about whether she was up to the task.

Though 42 and a former assistant prosecutor, Scherer is a relatively young and inexperienced judge. She was appointed to the bench six years ago by Gov. Rick Scott. It’s believed she got the appointment because her father, attorney Bill Scherer, is a big-time Republican fundraiser who was one of Scott’s early Broward supporters eight years ago …

As the Simpson trial did to Los Angeles, we fear the spectacle the Cruz case will create in our community. Must we really endure this? Must we really spend tens of millions of dollars to prove what we already know — that Cruz is guilty?

We encourage State Attorney Mike Satz to reconsider his decision to seek the death penalty, the only reason why this case will remain alive for years on end. Cruz is ready to plead guilty to 34 life sentences. Let’s lock him up, throw away the key and never utter his name again … ”

COMING SOONIs Mike Satz delaying resolution of the Cruz case for personal political considerations?


We’re taking a flogging in the comments section for complying with BSO, and that’s ok.  Have at it.  But it’s only fair to know our position, and important to remind everyone going forward.

As stated in Rafael Olmeda’s article, JAABLOG has kicked out two IP Addresses since going live, both in response to law enforcement subpoenas alleging threats of violence.  The first occasion resulted in a prison sentence, while this time no action has been taken.  No other law enforcement subpoenas have been received to date.

Over the years, JAABLOG has received two additional subpoenas for IP Addresses in defamation related proceedings.  One was successfully quashed, and the other is still being litigated.  All subpoenas of this nature will continue to be resisted by JAABLOG, and absent a judge’s order after a finding for a plaintiff, these IP Addresses will not be released.

The issue for today, of course, relates to threats of violence.  The decision was made many years ago that any type of law enforcement request claiming even the slightest hint or implication of a threat of violence will be honored, and that decision stands firmer today than when it was made.  In an age of extremism, outspoken racism, and random, active shooter-ism, all commenters and readers need to understand that JAABLOG will not go to bat against law enforcement for anyone reckless enough to even start a debate questioning if a comment is deemed physically threatening, whether law enforcement is being driven by a judge, or any other type of living, breathing thing.

There you have it.  Agree or disagree, but it’s our position that any competent organization in today’s world must have the same rule, just like Comcast does, the multi-national carrier that also honored BSO’s requests in this matter.  Lastly, it’s always been in the disclaimer too …

And with that, Flame On!